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Okay so I'm new to Marines (as my other posts have indicated) and since my other army is Tau im liking being half decent at CC and shooting and I'm really liking power weapons in my tac squads, so much so that i've used all but one from my 2 assault marines boxes. I'm interested in Vanguard vets sometime soonish cause i love their fluff and if attacking the right target will give anyone a headache.
Since GW in their wisdom allow you to give squads equipment that you dont actually get in the boxes (power weapons in tac squads for example) im wondering what is actually in the vanguard box weapons wise? I'm planning to run mine as power weapon jump infantry but I'm willing to bet some of my chapter's gene-seed there isn't enough in the box for all five to be equipped that way.
Anyone who has bought them let me know what you actually get if you could.
There's enough parts to build exactly what's shown on the box, and not a lot else.
You'd probably be better off just using some regular jump pack marines with a fancy paint job, and ordering the extra power weapons from a bits site or something.
Though I feel oblidged to point out that between the power weapons and the jump packs, your Vanguard will cost ~45 points per model - it'd quite seriously be cheaper to run some Terminators, and assault termies with hammers and shields are pretty nasty customers.
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Thanks everyone, good points which will be taken on board. I've got around 2000pts atm, prob a bit more if I tool everything up I already use 5 assault termies either in a redeemer or deep striking, but I also like the idea of stern guard and a dreadnought so with those and my termies i cant take any more elites in a standard mission (im looking at building up to around 3000pts as a friend of mine and I really enjoy big games on a wet weekend) which is why i thought about vanguard as the only fast units I have are 10 assault marines because bikes and land speeders dont really look that flash to me atm.
Land Speeders are very very cool, and definitely do the job. I don't think I've had a list without them for months - don't write them off because of the AV10! Typhoon Launcher = whooshBANGdeath
I play a lot against dark eldar who has near perfected the web way portal style of battle so speed is something I could use... I shall play test with some stuff, I'd like to hear more but i'll have to start a seperate thread which i shall do laters.
Dont have the box,but since they used to be metal once i bet i could summarise it in:What you see in the pic,is what you get.
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