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I posted this in the "Introduction" section and was told I might get a better answer over here. Here's what I posted:
I got the AoBR starter set (already looking to trade those orks) and I bought a tactical squad plus SM's that came with the starter paint set. Looking to set up an army and get a game or 2 in, hopefully the young pups will go easy on the old man.
I''ve been offered a considerable SM army at a good price of the following:
1 Tactical Squad
1 Devastator Squad
1 Terminator Squad
1 Scout Squad
1 Marnius Calgar with 4 Honor Guard
1 Chaplain Cassius
1 Liberian Tigurius
1 Biker Chaplain
2 Scout Squads one squad is regular and heavy weapons and the other is a sniper squad
3 Land Speeders
1 Venerable Dreadnought
1 Techmarine with full servo harness and 4 servitors
1 Predator tank
1 Rhino Tank
1 Vendicator Tank
1 Landraider Crusader
Will that be enough to make me semi-competitive? (I don't care about winning all so much but I don't want to get the floor wiped with myself, either.).
Anybody have any idea what kind of point total that army is? They are all painted (Ultramarines), and since my painting skills are suspect at best (I'll post the sad little SM I painted with the starter set).
I'd really like to go with a different army. At first I was considering the Black Templars but I was told they are pretty much close quarters fighters and it's probably best a noob stand back and lob projectiles.
If I strip them down is there an army that might play into my hands? Someone who uses loads of tanks and bolters and stands out from the norm?
Also, can I recruit Sisters of Battle into an SM army, or would they only work with someone like the Grey Knights (practically inquisitors themselves)? I think it would be awfully cool to rush a crazed bunch of power armored nuns into the fray every now and then.
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I've got this advice when I started and since then I give it to anyone starting 40K, but first things first, you need the latest Codex : Space Marines. Then build a 500 pts list and play that list a few games. Don't get frustrated with the results and remember, it is only a game!
I'd recommend you to play at least 5 games with a specific list over different scenarios and, if possible, different opponents, so you'll understand the strengths and weaknesses of your list and what your units are supposed to do. Try not to modify this list that much, but small adjustments are fine. The idea is not to build the ultimate 500 pts list (although there's nothing preventing you to do so ) but to get experience from the games, situations and decisions you'll be called upon to make.
Then build a 750 pts list and do the same and then a 1000 pts list. At this point, you should have a very good feeling on how you like to play, what kind of units do what and a basic understanding on how other races play against you.
With what you already have, you should be able to build a nice 500 pts list. You already have all compulsory units (HQ and 2 troops) and with the addition of the units you're being offered, you probably won't need to buy anything else but some additional troop transports (pods or razorbacks) maybe.