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I thought it'd be fun to come up with a theoretical Space Marine HQ that was purely dedicated to shooting... y'know just throw some ideas around see what everyone thought would be cool to have.
Something with this stat line for instance:
Company Marksman.......................100 pts.
WS5 BS7 S4 T4 W3 I4 A2 Ld10 Sv3+
Bolt Pistol + Chainsword
Frag + Krak Grenades
and then give it options for various guns... maybe even a special one just for it. Maybe the storm shield as an upgrade too.
Y'know... nothing OP... just something that can run around in your backfield and chew stuff up with a squad of Devs, or w/e would be the most fun!
What do you guys think would be fun to try/have?
Some of the librarians are pretty good for it (especially the space wolves). You could also take a Master of the Forge with a Conversion Beamer.
There's really not a lot of choices for shooty marine HQs, though. It's mostly choppy.
I like the concept. So most likely the Captain of the Devastator company or some other 'Gun nut' Marine Captain??
I think BS7 might be a bit to high. Just swap the BS and WS around (so he's WS5 and BS6). As for Wargear you can always add in some extra guns, like a Plasma gun maybe but at the price of him not being able to take Storm Shields, thunder hammers, relic blades and other such specialist Close Combat Weapons. He's a gun nut, not a combat nut, so he wouldn't have access to all the funky combat gear.
If you want a shooty Captain though a Simple Captain with a Combi Plasma or Bolter with Helfire rounds is reliable and cheap.
I'm not looking to have a shooty captain in my army (or a particularly shooty HQ period) I just noticed there isn't a dedicated (as you put it so well Lord Borak) "gun nut." Thus, the ideas!