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Marneus Calgar, Lord Macragge
Captain Cato Sicarius
Chief Librarian Tigurius
I'm thinking about buying some Ultramarines uniques.
Could you help me which to buy?
Torias Tellion, the squad leader upgrade for a scout squad. Easily the most cost effective special character in any codex.
If you're just looking for an HQ, it'll be either Cassius or Sicarius, depending on what the rest of your army is like. Calgar and Tigurus just aren't worth the points, and even Sicarius is pretty pricey for what you're getting.
To me, tiggy is the most incredible ultramarine character, followed closely by Telion.
My favourite SM army is the drop pod assault - it's fluffy, it's dangerous, it's scary and it's effective. Many people think meching up with rhinos is the same (if not better) but rhinos don't let you carry 10 men and split them into combat squads during the game. I'd take 3 drop pods over 3 rhinos any day.
Stock libbies are already awesome, but Tiggy's gift of prescience is the only one who can make this army work with greater success. Hood of hellfire is absolutely amazing, who else can use gate of infinity, smite, and might of the ancients EVERY turn? Hook him up with a squad of terminators and you have a wizard-squad of death!
i went for other since telion is not on the lis, he is effective and great for his points that and his special rules are great.
I also chose other for Telion. HQ wise I like Sicarious, he's pretty easy to make your model of too if you buy the plastic captain kit. One reason I like Sicarius over Calgar is Sicarius gives you access to a command squad which is way more useful than Honor Guard. If only Casius could be given a jump pack... he's probably the most cost effective hq tho, his toughness is pretty neat. I'd probably stick him with Terminators.
telion for effectiveness, chronus because he's (IMO) awesome, and the old legion of the damned captain because he looks amazing.
That is a pretty "tough" question. All of them are can be used to high effect, but i personally think that Sicarius is probable the best game wise. He comes with a great armour save, with FNP, an invul, a pretty sweet power sword and rules to really benefit the army. That special rule you can give out to a tactical squad can make them that much more efficient then they normally are and the ability to use Sicarius' leadership throughout the game is really valuable. All this can also be intertwined with any other non-ultra special character for double stacked bonuses on your army.
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