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My brother has just recently come into the hobby, and is collecting DA. Of course, he wants to get playing, and has a little bit of game experience under his belt. So far he's accumulated the following models:
Librarian w/ Force Sword & Bolt/Plasma pistol
Command Squad Boxed Set
2x Tactical Squad Boxed Set
5 Tactical Marines w/ Bolters
Scout Squad Boxed Set (5 Man, in case there's a larger one)
Land Speeder w/ Multi-Melta
So, can anyone devise from this a reasonable 500 points Army, or failing that, a Patrol Army?
He shouldn't have too hard a time of it, as I field Dark Eldar primarily.
You need some kind of fire support, Ether a Devestator squad, or a predetor.
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Get a predator. In small games they are really annoying to the people who forget to take krak grenades. And also they look cooler then devastators.
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ok the dude asked for a list not which models to buy =P
i dont have the DA dex so i cant help you sorry...
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HQ = 130
chaplin 90 (give plasma pistol 15) (jump pack 25)
replace librarian with chaplin. (use lib later but chaps are just better points value for the size of game u want)
Elites = 135
Drednoaught 75 (mabey a fire support dred)(las 50 'n' missle 10)
Troops = 482
10 peson tactical squad = 150
1 plasma cannon = 35
1 plasma gun = 6
vet sarg =15 + 5 (become stubborn) +15 plasma pistol + 15 power wepon
10 peson tactical squad = 150
1 lascannon = 35
1 plasma gun +6
vet sarg = 15 +5 (become stubborn) +15 plasma pistol + 15 power wepon
Fast Attack = 240
Squad of three landspeeder tornados
(heavy bolters, and assault cannons)
Heavy Support = 155
1 predator annihilator 120 + 25 (side sponson las cannons) + 5 (dozer blades) +5 (extra armour)
(wow i went a little over)
when your reday for the bigger battles use this list
(add more troops)
This is a good begining list because it has something of everything (trust me its a good list) ( well rounded ready 4 anything)
tell your bro to always max out his squads
always have ten guys no 5 guy ****
that list i wrote is good because it has a bit of everthing
when u play that many points that is a good core army
hold off on the command squad till u get a 2000-2500 army
more troops is always good
*keep faith in the bolter*
If u want 500 points 1 hq and 2 troops will take up points cost for sm
This is what I came up with based on the models he has:Code:500 Pts - Dark Angels Army Dark Angels Patrol Unit Name ## WS BS St To Wo In At Ld Save Cost Leader (HQ) 1 4 4 4 4 1 4 3/4 9 3+ 66 Stubborn; Cannot fall back voluntarily Bolt Pistol (x1) Power Weapon (x1) Tactical Squad (Troops) 8 4 4 4 4 1 4 1 8 3+ 151 Bolter (x6) Missile Launcher (x1) Flamer (x1) Sergeant 1 4 4 4 4 1 4 1 8 3+  Bolter Tactical Squad (Troops) 8 4 4 4 4 1 4 1 8 3+ 151 Bolter (x6) Missile Launcher (x1) Flamer (x1) Sergeant 1 4 4 4 4 1 4 1 8 3+  Bolter Scout Squad (Troops) 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 1/2* 8 4+ 65 Infiltrate if allowed (as long as no Apothecary or Techmarine is present); Roll an extra D6 when moving through difficult terrain Bolt Pistol & CCWep. (x4) Sergeant 1 4 4 4 4 1 4 1/2 8 4+  Bolt Pistol & CCWep. Land Speeder (Fast Attack) 1 BS: 4 Front: 10 Side: 10 Rear: 10 65 Fast; Skimmer Multi-Melta (x1) Total Army Cost: 498
I used Army Builder since I don't have the DA codex.
It's a legal army, 2 troops and 1 HQ. I also tried to get in some mobility with the scouts (infiltrate) and the land speeder (fast).
The Tactical squads should be able to take out tanks with the missile launchers together with the land speeders multi melta, then they can concentrate on shooting up what left with frag missiles and the flamer. The flamers are there mostly because I know he has them if he has the tactical boxes, but it comes in handy in close range firefights, which tactical marines are well suited for. The squads are only 9 strong to free up points for the land speeder.
The leader is the cheapest possible with only a powerweapon and a bolt pistol. If you have the captain with powersword and stormbolter I suggest you remove the rifle and replace it with a bolt pistol anyway, he'll have more use for it. It's a separate bit so it's pretty easy to glue on a new hand from somewhere, there's plenty in the tactical boxes as well as extra bolt pistols.
Great stuff, thanks. I'll pass that on and advise him to get a Pred (which I already told him, but which he insisted was silly).
where do you get the army builder?
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