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i was wondering what you thought about an entire rending SM army. It would of course be a custom army, but it would consist of dreads in hvy choices w/ assult cannons. and maxed out terminators w/ assult cannons. i beleive that with 3 elite choices of termys and having 2 assult cannons in each that would be 6 AC's and 3 more for the dreads, then the hq could have another 2 for a retinue of termies, so that could be a total of 11 assult cannons or so fireing every turn for the most part. it could be an interesting list to play with .. but was wondering if anyone has tried this idea .. or is it jus a complete and under waste of time ?
did you think about baal predator it has twin linked cannons.
it seems like your army would be expensive pts wise and money wise
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yea that is my only problem with the army, pnts cost isn't a problem for me, but $ is always an issue for everyone. i'm trying to determine how many units i would need for a 2k point battle with this type of army. the only reason i'm not using a baal is because it is BA only i thought. Other than that i like the idea of a 100% walking foot army. Fluffy i guess u could say, since it will be a custom SM army.
I'm not to familiar w/ the SM codex, so i'm not sure exactly how many AC's i can get in an army like this, so if any of you out there know off the top of your head that would be really cool.
You may get cries of "cheese".
The assault cannon is exteremly nasty, it's main draw back is that you simply can't field many of them.
well, and that they can't hurt a monolith...
Personally, It doesn't sound that fluffy.
Assault cannons? I got yer stinkin' assault cannons right here:
-Five Terminator Squads (three Elite; two HQ)=10 Assault Cannons (two per squad)
-Take the trait Heed the Wisdom of the Ancients and take two Dreadnoughts as Heavy Support choices=2 Assault Cannons
-Fill the third Heavy Support slot with a Land Raider Crusader=Twin-linked Assault Cannons
-Three Landspeeder Tornados (three Fast Attack slots)=3 Assault Cannons
Overall that's 17 (15 and the twin-linked one). Everything I mentioned, with the only upgrades being assault cannons, would run you 1595 points, leaving 405 for the two characters and two Troops choices you'd need to take. Damned expensive though, both pointswise and cashwise. Of course, it wouldn't be a walker army but hey, 17 assault cannons.
well when i say fluffy i mean that is the only heavy weapon that i'm going to feild, and it is going to have no tanks, just walkers and speeders .. ohh yea forgot that speeders can use AC's as well .. but now i'm just talking radiculous cost of $$.
Well, the following SM units can have Assault Cannons:
Land Speeder Tornado
Land Speeder Typhoon
Baal Predators (BA Only)
Land Raider Crusader
Now, to make a 2000-point army loaded with Assault Cannons, you'd have to field several Terminator squads, as only 2 Terminators per squad can carry an Assault Cannon. A SM army can always field 9 Land Speeder Tornado or Typhoons, and, if using the Heed The Wisdom Of the Ancients, 6 Dreadnoughts (This allows you to field lots of Dreads AND Termies)
Now, in a SM army, you could potentially field 22 Assault Cannons:
2 Terminator Command Squads w/2 Assault Cannons (HQ)
3 Terminator Squads w/2 Assault Cannons (Elites)
9 Land Speeder Tornado/Typhoon (Fast Attack)
3 Dreadnoughts W/Assault Cannon and...something (Heavy Support with Heed The Wisdom Of The Ancients)
Or, swap a Dead for a Land Raider Crusader, like Zanzibar said.
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Mech Tau Cadre: 2000 points, needs paint and magnets.
Paladins of Avalon (SW):-1500 points, needs paint.
Oops, forgot Landspeeders could form up into squadrons (I don't like the things ^_^ ).
well what if i were to do like a deathwing army since they can get termy's as their troops and therefore get the elite choices as dreads and keep the heavy open for LRC's? not really to my likings but ... technicaly i could get mroe AC's .. but also at more of a $$