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I'm not really sure what I'm getting into here, going to my first Games Day and all. This is the list I'm building toward, so any advice at this stage would be appreciated.
Chaplain (Meltabombs, Jump pack)--125pts.
Deathwing Terminator Squad (Assault Cannon)—245pts.
Scout Squad (5 Scouts)--80pts.
Tactical Squad (10 Marines w/ Razorback, Power weapon, Meltagun, Missile launcher)--250pts.
Tactical Squad (10 Marines, Power weapon, Meltagun, Missile launcher)--200pts.
Assault Squad (10 Marines, Power weapon, Meltabombs, Combat shield)—265pts.
Ravenwing Attack Squadron (3 Bikers, Power weapon, Meltagun x 2, Attack bike)—205pts.
Well, I think I can pull off nice.
What are the problems? Not enough Troops/too many Elites (for the comp scores)? Not enough armor penetration? No clear battle plan? I'm getting back into 40K after a hiatus of a few years, and a friend suggested we spend his birthday hanging out at Games Day. So I'm wondering what to bring.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks again.
Yea for comp yoou have 2 troops and 3 elites. Even though you are technically OK and many people play with minium troops and lots of elites and heavies these days. /shrug.
I would drop the scouts, 5 basic scouts with no upgrades aren't doing much. What are you going to put on the dread, nothing? I would mabe upgrade the ranged weapon to lascannon or at least a plasma cannon. You don't have much long ranged anti armor. On the tactical squad with the razorback, give the SGT a powerfist instead and a flamer instead of the meltagun. This way you have the option of using combat squads to put the SGT and the flamer half into the razorback and drive them across the board at the enemy.
Drop the RW bike squad, it's kind of small to do you any real good. For the same 200 points take 2 tornado landspeeders, the heavy bolter and assault cannon combo ones. Use them to fire support your tactical squad, or assault squad.
Isn't Games Day 1750 points? Double check, maybe I'm wrong but I thought GD and the GT were both 1750.
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Anyway, thanks for the help. I'm having trouble fitting the scouts into some of my lists, I already own them however so I've been favoring them. That 80 points could be much better spent.
Originally, I considered upgrading the assault cannon on the dreadnought to the twin-linked lascannon, but it seems like a waste to do that without also adding the missile launcher. Thoughts?
Also, what's your opinion on power weapon + meltabombs vs. power fist on the assault sergeant? Power fists are pretty sweet, but I don't find the strength boost necessary against most things your assault troops should be fighting. Plus, it's not that great against vehicles. But is it worth having one in the squad?
Again, I appreciate the feedback.
Oh, and what about a Predator instead of the Ravenwing squad?
What about two predators? :sleep: