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I'll cut straight to the chase. What is the single most expensive unit that you can choose in a game of Warhammer 40,000? In other words, were you to take a slot of your FOC and choose a unit, and then give that unit the most expensive upgrades possible in order to make it more expensive than any other unit in existence, what would this unit be, and what would they be equipped with?
There are some restrictions to this challenge, though. First, no Apocalypse. This is regular Warhammer 40,000 only, using the latest version of the army's available codex.
Second, no special characters, for some of them are known to be absolutely nuts. We're talking normal units folks.
Third, the choice can only be from a single choice in the army list. This means no retinues, and no transport vehicles. If you have to refer to a different page, or a different part of the page in some cases, it's not allowed (barring checking points for wargear, what wargear is available to the unit, etc).
Let the challenge begin!
My gaming group's new motto: That army you're using is overpowered because it hurts my guys, codex is broken and needs a rewrite.
Ork Nobs. 9 plus 1 Painboy. They all have bikes, power klaw, stikkbombs, kombi-skorchas, 'eavy armor, bosspoles, cybork bodies, Waagh! Banners, and ammo Runts. The Painboy has a grot orderly on top of that.
With the codexes I have on hand I can only get close to that.
Grey knights grand master with, Banishment, daemonhammer, chainfist, icon of the just, psycannon bolts and an auspex, with master crafting on every weapon (that's 4) with a 9 man retinue with holocaust, and a psycannon.
It only gets me to a measly 781. Stupid orks and their insanely large units.
~2k of genestealery goodness
~1750points of terminator goodness
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain
more witty remarks to come.
Arch Overfiend & Grand Despot
I currently play:
Doom Eagle Space Marines
Hive Fleet Omega Tyranids
Goff Ork Boyz(dead)
Tau of O'me
Inquisitorial Xeno Hunters
and my attempted foray into fantasy
'Dark Angel Green' Dark Elves in need of fluff
I believe that thousand sons units are also pretty limitless on points value
Ok, the most expensive units ive come up with is:
10x Chaos terminator Champions in Landraider which includes:
Chain fists on each, 8 with combi meltas, 2 with reaper autocannons, Icon of Nurgle
Land Raider has Havoc launcher, dirge caster, daemonic possession, dozer blade and extra armour.
Which totals 960 points
Edit: @ ==Me==, my calculations of yours only comes up to 1067
Last edited by Shad0w_Reaper; August 20th, 2008 at 12:09.
Space Wolves (Under Construction) | Circle of Orboros (Under Construction)
"looks in necron codex....
...hangs head in shame and walks away..."
"Third, the choice can only be from a single choice in the army list. This means no retinues, and no transport vehicles."
Do I see a Grand Master with retinue and Chaos Terminators with Land Rider ?
From my part:
12 x Flamers of Tzeentch + Bolt of Tzeentch = 450
Yup, not even close to Orks...
How about Tyranids?
9 Warriors, all with adrenal glands x2, toxin sacs, wings, flesh hooks, enhanced senses, bio-plasma, symbiote rippers. 1 has a venom cannon and deathspitter, the rest have twin-linked deathspitters.
586 points, not even close.
Last edited by ==Me==; August 20th, 2008 at 15:44.
Would a full Imperial Guard Command Platoon count?
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