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    Sternguard Vets

    I had a question about sternguard vets. I am starting a legaue (1500 Points) soon and I really want to include sternguard vets. I am playing Salamanders with Vulkan as my char so all melta weapons become twin linked. Sternguard are good at shooting pretty much anything down and I was curious if 330 points is worth it for 10 sternguard in a droppod and all of them with combi-melta's. This will give 10 ste 8 ap1 shots which can drop almost anything. I was thinking of using them with 2x dreads in droppods with multimelta's. Do you think they are worth fielding?


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    I think Sternguards are a very good choice to add in a competitive army if you don't know what to face. Contrary, I think it's not so good giving every single one a combi-weapon.

    1st: You should always have some vanilla as meat shields
    2nd: Maybe some combi-plasmas are nice too, as against the occasional heavy infantry rapid fire could help a lot.

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    Maybe 5 of them? What do you think? I want this to be a nasty squad.

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    Sergeant - PF, Boltgun
    4xBoltgun
    2xCombi Plasma
    3xCombi Melta
    Total: 10 Sternguard

    10 Sternguard is very expensive, maybe take 6-7 and mix-match the combi weapons depending on who you're facing. This squad would still be deadly.
    Last edited by Draake; September 22nd, 2009 at 18:53.

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    I find the following two builds to work well with Vulkan.

    10 sternguard = 305 points
    - 4 w/ combi-melta
    - drop pod
    (combat squad on landing will let you take down 2 tanks or you can take down one and rapid fire the squad that gets out)

    or

    10 sternguard = 310 points
    - 3 combi-melta
    - 2 combi-flamer
    - drop pod
    (again combat squad, kill a tank and then rapid fire/flame the unit that gets out)
    - You must set fire to water or you will be extinguished.

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    I am leaning todwards 10 Sternguard, 5 with Combi-Meltas, 4 with combi flamers, a liberian with Force Dome and Gate of Infinity, in a droppod. Total cost for the squad 430 points.

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    Your only problem with that will be finding enough points to field enough troops when you are all said and done.

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    Thats a hefty (~30%) of points cost for one unit. These guys still die like regular marines. So you'll have to be careful where you deploy them, so they don't get shot up or assaulted the following turn.

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    It is also a 130 dollar unit due to I would need to buy the Combi guys seperate as the box is not that great for variety. They are going to be my Demon/Big guy hunting unit. Drop and turn a C-tan into mush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyzaru View Post
    10 sternguard = 305 points
    - 4 w/ combi-melta
    - drop pod
    This is the configuration I normally take when I use ten Sternguard with the exception that the sergeant also has a powerfist. I've always thought that adding a few combi-flamers and/or a heavy flamer or two then combat squad would be particularly nasty.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheetahfurry View Post
    It is also a 130 dollar unit due to I would need to buy the Combi guys seperate as the box is not that great for variety. They are going to be my Demon/Big guy hunting unit. Drop and turn a C-tan into mush.
    You don't necessarily need to buy the combi-weapon marines. You can always just get your hands on a few combi-meltas and do a few conversions. The marines on the far left and right are two that I did. That way it'll be cheaper and will add some variety from having multiple 'clones'.
    Last edited by Chirality; September 22nd, 2009 at 20:53.
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