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I am playing in an escalation league. The first month we are playing 500 points. The restrictions are: no models with more than 2 wounds, no 2+ armor saves, no special characters, only one troop choice is required, no HQ is required, no vehicles are allowed that have an armor higher than 33 if the front, one side, and rear armor are added together (ie. a rhino is armor 11+11+10=32).
My first army is built and painted. I am using:
1- a librarian with Avenger and Gate of Infinity.
2- I have a tactical squad with a flamer, missile launcher, and a power weapon.
3- I have a bike squad with 5 bikes with a meltagun, a flamer, and a power sword.
4- Finally I have an attack bike with a heavy bolter.
The first week I played a game using the librarian to gate the tac squad around and I wiped my opponent out. I will be playing this same list for 3 more weeks of the month. In the second month it can be any legal army.
I am already planning my 1000 point list. Here are the changes I am thinking of making:
1- Replacing the librarian with a captain on a bike with a power sword and artificer armor. 165
2- Give the tactical squad a rhino. 225
3- My second troop choice will then be the bike squad with attack bike attached. 220
4- Replace the biker sergeant’s power sword with a power fist. (Actually what I am doing here is making the biker sergeant with a power weapon my new captain and painting up a biker with a power fist.)
5- Add 5 assault marines with a power fisted sergeant. 125
6- Add a Thunderfire cannon.
7- Add a Dakka-Predator with Brother Sgt Chronus. 165
Is this a good list? Are there suggestions for better. I will not consider dropping the bikes because they look sooooo awesome and I will not consider dropping the tactical squad. The rest is up for debate/change. I have already ordered the thunderfire cannon and predator, but that does not mean I have to use them at this level of game.
Once a Marine, always a Marine.
The 500 point list looks fine.
for the 1000 point list:
HQ: Good the bike captain will make the bike unit a troop choice. Artificer armour could be dropped for digiweapons.
Troops: Tac squad could take a razorback instead and combat squad them. Bikes should get 2 meltas and it would be nice to reequip the attack bike with a multimelta.
Fast: Good but I prefer them in 10 man units. Still this is only a 1000 point list so there shouldn't be enough firepower around to blow them away completely.
Heavy: I have never liked thunderfire cannon but you do also get to improve a piece of cover. they work well with a unit of 5 sniper scouts with cloacks who get a 2+ cover save and can hold a home field objective. The pred is ok but drop chronus. The extra BS isn't worth the points on a tank that could be easily destroyed. Spend his points on a pred with bigger guns or buying independant attack bikes or more assault marines.
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My first idea for 1000 points was 10man assault squad and ironclad dread in drop pod and a second 10man tactical squad in drop pod. I decided to go this route because it is so different from what I normally do. Are there other units you would recommend to replace what I have?
THanks for the great input, by the way!!
Once a Marine, always a Marine.