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Currently, I'm planning the amount of money I can afford to build a reasonable 1k-1.5k army. I mean reasonable as in I can win a few games. I haven't decided what traits or chapter I'm following at the moment. I think I may work towards a trait army with a balance of both assault and shooty.
I have only a box of terminators at the moment. I was thinking of purchasing the Canadian space marine megaforce '06. My question is: would there be any additional unit or troops I should purchase in addition to the megaforce? Perhaps a landspeeder tornado or another tactical marine squad?
I only have $115 Cdn to spare excluding the terminators and megaforce which I plan to buy . I am looking for the cheapest option if possible .
Many thanks in advance.
I don't know if the Canadian Megaforce box is different then the one they had here in the US, but it is a descent value. Escpecially with a box of Termies, you should be able to feild a desecnt force. My suggestion would be to NOT buy anything else until you get the megaforce and termies built, and have played a few games. Get a feel for your army, and your particular play style, and the type of oppenents your will be playing. You will be a little light on anti-armor, but at 1k to 1.5k you may not come up against much... I would say some Devestators would do you well...but do you want a lascannon, Plasma canon or Heavy bolters?
Stick with what you have, and play the game a few times to really see where the holes in your list are...and use the few remaining dollars you will have to fill it.
Nothing is cheap from games workshop. One piece of good advice for a new marine player though; If your after your own made up chapter, or even Ultramarines, Look at the space wolves squad boxes rather than a straight tactical ten man box. The price is the same but you get an extra sprue with additional handy bits like power fists and swords.
Jager bombs. Very efficient at wiping out friend or foe.
quick question, do you have a rule book and codex?
If not, BFM would be a good start for the rulebook and give you 2 tactical squads, plus some tyranids you could trade or sell for more marines.
But I agree, try out what you have, see what else you may want more of, and ask if you can proxy stuff for a few games. assault squads-devs-landspeeders. all worth a try.
16,000+ of Eldar (only need flyers)
7,000+ of Nids (want heirophant)
6,000+ of Space Marines (need rever titan)
4,400+ of Cygnar (all models for the faction)
1,500+ of Legion (just started)
eBay it man. I got 300$US for 60$US (16cent to the dollar oh yeah). Of course that is rare but you can get deals like 300$US for 100$US, which is still pretty damn good.
Yes, I do have the rulebook and codex. Yeah, I'm also very likely to create my own chapter. I feel better that I can start right away with the megaforce.
Thanks guys and gals for the many tips and ideas where to search for stuff. It was great to know about the space wolves squad boxes (more customization fun ) I haven't purchased the megaforce just yet. I might look towards Ebay (yay for the exchange rate 0.89Cdn:1.00 US respectively at the time of posting) and see if there are decent deals for more marines.
If there are more tips for example: boxes with extra spurces, that would be wonderful .
Absolutely true, also be on the look out for people selling older models within your shop, you can generally ht these people up for filler models that you need. I would suggest NOT buying an actual devestator squad box simply because you only get one of each heavy weapon, its better to plan what heavy weapons you want and then move from there. Ultramarines boxes of 10 man squads have plasma rifles, melta gun, flamer, and a rocket launcher, which is very nice.
However, the space wolves has a power fist, plasma pistols, power weapons, banner poles (I think a combat shield).
If you can get discounted space marines from a friend that is selling them, its cheaper to buy space marine back packs (you get a bag of 10) for only 10 bucks rather than buy the assault squad box (which comes with a shield, power weapon, plasma pistols, banner pole and so forth).
Its good to buy blisters if you need specialist forces like a scout with a rocket launcher or some veteran sergeants (you can generally get two in a pack for only 8 bucks). The disadvantage is that most blisters are pewter which are generally harder to paint.
Of course there is also the unholy Ebay which almost always has a space marine army on sale for only 100-300 bucks. However, it doesn't support your local shop (biggest problem with ebay) it doesn't have a great guarantee. Sometimes its not worth the hassle of having to repaint an entire marine force (especially when you have to brake fluid the models).
Another key is to figure out where you want your army to go. If you want vehicles your 115 will only by 2-3 vehicles. If you want more models than men you can probably get another 30-40 SM's with 115.
Stripping really is the biggest problem with eBay. I've bought a few models that needed a bath off of eBay and, usually, I would have rather spent the extra money to buy clean plastic and not deal with the hassle.
I don't think anyone suggested anything like this before, but if you're trying to do your army on a budget consider making your marines a little more expensive than normal. Space Wolves are slightly more costly in terms of points, and will allow you to field an army with less models. Infiltration and true grit are both fairly solid skills as well, and you could consider taking a trait to give yourself access to those skills. Tank Hunters isn't a bad addition to a terminator squad either, especially if it has two assault cannons. Just don't go overkill with making things expensive.
You play your game, I'll play mine.