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I got a question about the vanguard. Can you field an entire squad of vanguard that are equipped with storm shiels AND lightning claws?
You can take a Lightning Claw and Storm Shield or two Lightning Claws, not two Lightning Claws and a Storm Shield on each model.
Why: You only replace Chainsword and/or Bolt Pistol, so you can only have two choices. You can't freely buy stuff
To answer your question, you can field an entire squad with A storm shield and A lightning claw on each model
Enjoy the expense =)
you can but i have found Van's make their points back happily when you spend about 250 points on a squad, i got 6 for that price
(2 have twin lightning claws, Stg had a relic blade and storm shield, one had a power weapon and the last two were normal.
I found this worked well since they were focused on taking our normal troops in numbers like SM (in my last match it was 10 immortals (making their points back) and then when a Mc attacks them they have something to hit back with. these had 26 normal necs fire at them after they killed the immortals
even after that 4 were still there and they got taken by a cta. because of the relic they caused a wound on the ctan two (which earns half vic points)
So think wisely a fully teched van squad will never make its points back (best to go for termi squads if you want that) but done correctly they can match termi's on average point cost and still have the kick to take on anything you aim them at and put up a fight against anything else.
Tau: 6K - W17-D3-L4, Orks: 4K - W9-D0-L2, SM: 7K - W7-D3-L4,CSM: 4K W5-D1-L1, Nids: 3.2K W3-D0-L2
Apoc games (mixture of armies used): W5-D0-L1
"Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men." - Jean Rostand
Every Space Marine Player could get Grey Knight Terminators, they have S6 Power Weapons and some additional special rules for only 6pts more than normal Terminators. (True Grit, Shrouding, access to Psycannons ...)
But I like Vanguard very much, they look very cool and Jump Troops with Power Weapon galore is just ... omg =)
They do have a better WS though, and a couple of points can get you your choice of full psychic immunity, an unlimited range ld10 psy hood, or a flat 4+ psy save.