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Hi guys, I'd be grateful for any feedback on what I've got on the table for tomorrow night:
Space Marine Captain w/ combi melta, lightning claw, artificer armour and digital weapons
Chaplain with Jump Pack
Tactical Squad (10 marines) with Power Fist, missile launcher and flamer.
Scout Squad (10 scouts) with Heavy Bolter, Power Fist and Melta Bombs
Terminator Squad with Assault Cannon
Assault Marines (10 marines) with plasma pistol, power weapon and melta bombs
Land Raider with storm bolter
Vindicator with dozer blade and storm bolter
Army Total: 1484 pts
And here are my tactics:
Split Squads into Combat Squads. Hold the line with missile from Tactical Squad Alpha and Heavy Bolter of Scout Squad Delta. Advance with Combat Squads and Terminators in Land Raider. Assault Squad and Chaplain to attack the nearest enemy squad and work way through infantry. Terminators will assault heavy infantry/enemy HQ models. Vindicator will target large formations and vehicles, Land Raider to do similar. Support squads can move up if required to capture objectives, whilst holding home objective.I have found in the past I am getting murdered in CC, hence why I've gone with the assault squad and chaplain....thanks in advance for any help :-)
Last edited by GLD1; December 29th, 2008 at 21:40.
Free up some points and give the tactical squad a Rhino. You may want to consider dropping the Captain all together and getting a third troops choice, possibly a CC scout squad that can try to flank. Give the vet. a combi-melta and Pfist and you've got a squad that makes many enemies think twice about advancing.
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HQ: Digiweapons are not needed when you have a lightening claw as you cannot reroll a reroll. Move digiweapons onto the chaplin. I would be tempted to drop the Captain as he isn't needed. For 50 more points you could get 5 lightening claw assault terminators and I know which is better in combat.
Troops: A bit light on troops. 2 HQs and a land raider in a 1500 point list is the reason. Drop one of those extravagencies for another tac squad. If the scouts are being used as a cheap assault squad with bp/CCW then drop the HB. also the MB isn't needed when you have a PF.
Elites: OK. These don't need to go in the LR as you waste all their firepower. If you want termies in a LR then get L-Claws and THs.
Fast: Good. Perhapse a flamer rather than a plasma pistol. Drop PW & MB for a PF.
Heavy: I prefer a MM pintel mount than a storm bolter, especially as they cost the same. Two preds armed with AC+2LC make a better firesupport option than a LR. If used as a battle taxi then the LRR is better. The vindicator should drop the storm bolter.
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Thanks for all the advice...It's a little late at the moment to go changing it all but I shall definitely bear in mind ready for next week. I was thinking of getting a redeemer/crusader...so I guess for a battle taxi I shall drop the normal Land Raider and go for maybe a redeemer - I like the Crusader but don't feel it would pack enough punch with the hurricane bolters.
I had my assault sergeant tool up with a power weapon and BP for the extra attack - I'm somewhat paranoid about not getting enough in, especially against Orks and Nids...Although I realise they lack a certain anti armour quality against the heavier tanks.
I'm liking the idea of assault termies as well instead of a Captain...mmm options lol - I'm going to have to start playing some 2500 points games I think - just to use everything I have at the moment :p
I was planning to split the scouts and tactical squads into combat squads and go rampaging with them, kinda...we shall see - I shall post the results later on haha!
Oops double post
Well mixed bag...
Ended up in a 2v2 paired with nids versus tau and necrons. We got whupped, as the two monoliths ran all over us, and the Crisis suits made short work of the Nids.
I was impressed with my scouts...outflanked them for this first time and they did really well, didn't die straight away and actually took down a necron squad. Also didn't really get to use my assault squad in all its devastating glory as they got entangled in an assault with two necron lords, some wraiths and a 'fex.
My Land Raider was the only thing that would have smashed the two monoliths we were up against, but alas I managed to miss with two lascannon shots, twice! It then got promptly blown apart by a Tau tank thingy...Never mind.
Alas still searching for that first win!
Swap the LR for 2 predators or dreadnoughts. i always find a drop poding drednought very usefull, the deathwing launcher can kill like half a squad of eldar troops in 1 shooting phase or like 3 space marines. and well defended land speeders can dish out some serious damage.
Played a game today, lost by 1 of there troops holding an objective, whiped out most of a squad of banshees with my land speeder(the other one deep striked into my dreadnought and was destroyed)
The star of the match was the deathwind launcher.