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Hey guys, I'm here on the Space Marine forum (hostile ground for us xeno), so as you can imagine I'm having a bit of trouble.
Christmas is coming up fast, and I'm desperately trying to figure out something. See, my dad has a Necron army, but he's always really been interested in the Black Templars. So, I decided I'd use my 100 or so dollars I'd saved up to buy him some Templar stuff.
Right now I've got a Black Templar Codex and a box of regular Sword Bretheren. I have about sixty dollars left (picked up both for about twenty bucks each).
So what should I buy next? And do you know of any websites currently having a sale or anything that I could use?
Thanks in advance,
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Well, just getting him the cumpulserary items first would be best so you can get some official games started- an HQ and 2 Troop choices. Maybe some new paints? I don't know. With 60 bucks left all else you can get is a troop choice and hq, and maybe some other assorted thing.
Anyway, goodluck, I'm sure your dad will be happy with whatever you get him
The core Items are necessary for now.
1 HQ, probably a chaplain
2 Tactical Boxes
The Black Templar bits can come later, they aren't required to use the Black Templar rules.
Eventually you should pick up:
1 Emperor's Champion
1 Box of Scouts
That way, you can get a little more characterful.
Next i would buy a squad of blood claws.
Yes blood claws, this is because there are enough bolt pistols and CC Weapons on these spurse to allow you to field entire squads of them. *unless your dad hates a mild amount of converting.
Next buy the Black templars upgrade spure box. Unfortantly, BTs are expensive, and this will cost you 65 dollars. This should include enough stuff to hide all the space wolve symbals.
But youll get 10 great looking BT marines, with lots of wargear to choose from + 5 sword bros.
Id also look on ebay, good luck.
As for what your dad should get next, id advise another of the same, blood claws + BT upgrade box.
Then an EC + HQ.
After that 2 CC scout boxs.
All this will cost another 100 dollars or so.
BTs do best as a hoard of marines/scouts, foot slugging, with a couple of fast units on the flanks.
For fire support i would use landspeeders, and dreadnoughts and whirlwinds. Preditors can also work, but i really dont like preditors - id avoid getting crusaiders/vindi/LR, two expensive, and cut down the number of bodies he can field.
Honest, BTs are one of the best armies to buy on Ebay, because you basically need a hoard of marines.
Definitely though get him an Emperor's Champion. He'll need that puppy for 750+ pt games period. It's a must. Other than that, follow the advice on the blood claws, and BT upgrade sprue. Easiest way to get those massive crusader squads going. Pair it up with some scouts for neophytes and you're golden.
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