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Company Command Squad -- 4x Plasma Gun // Astopath// Chimera HB x2 (195)

Elites
Guardsman Marbo (65)

Troops
Veteran Squad Alpha --3x Meltagun//Chimera HF HB *155
veteran squad Delta --3x plasma gun // HB team// Forward Sentries// Chimera HBx2 *210

Fast Attack
3x Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *420
Hell Hound-- Multi-Melta//Heavy Stubber *155

Heavy Support
Leman Russ Squadron--Leman Russ Battle Tank x2 *300

Vehicles: 9
Infantry 27

Tactica of army:
Company command squad focuses on MC or heavy armored enemies while negotating a path toward objective
Veteran squad Alphaof melta gun hunt enemy armor while engaging light infantry on the way
Veteran squad Delta of plasma guns and heavy bolter move towards objective and hold objective using cover with camo cloaks and lighting up lightly to heavy armored tangos
Hell Hound Escorts Veteran Squad Alpha engaging targets of oppurtunity
Vendetta's fly around engaging freely heavy targets > light targets
Leman Russ Battle Tanks engage enemy horde units

Would apperciate any advice.
 

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Wow... 27 Guardsmen for a 1,500 point game. I'd say that in all my years of this, I havent seen someone try this.

I would say, you definitely need more boots on the ground. Pull one of the Chimera's from the Company Command (can you even have two? I dont have my book next to me). Along with that, take off at lease 1 of the Vendetta's, if not 2. With that, get a guardsmen platoon or more vets. (Maybe the vets since you are going for a mech list.) At least that would give you 47 guardsmen.

Remember, we rely on our manpower. Armor is great, but the infantry are very important to any army, especially IG.

oh, and welcome to the forum!
 

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Company Command Squad -- 4x Plasma Gun // Astopath// Chimera HB x2 (195)

I'm not sure that 2 command squads are called for at 1500 points. at minimum the 2nd Astropath is overkill.

Elites
Guardsman Marbo (65)

Solid choice at 1500, Marbo is a monster at this level

Troops
Veteran Squad Alpha --3x Meltagun//Chimera HF HB *155
veteran squad Delta --3x plasma gun // HB team// Forward Sentries// Chimera HBx2 *210

Mech vets are a solid troops core, but the doctrines make them expensive at 1500. I would reconsider the Hvy weapon team for a mech unit.

Fast Attack
3x Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *420
Hell Hound-- Multi-Melta//Heavy Stubber *155

The only way this choice will work is if at least 2 of the vendettas are in a squadron. That can hurt because an immobilise = destroy with vehicle squadrons. I would lose a vendetta so that you can operate them as seperate units, and get another unit of troops.

Heavy Support
Leman Russ Squadron--Leman Russ Battle Tank x2 *300

The Russ is a solid tank, but some favor other variants. Think about how you intend to use them. Pillbox tanks make good use of sponsons, if you're going for a mobile tank, demolishers might serve you better. Demolishers sacrifice range for 2 strength and 1 better AP. Handy for TEQ, and monoliths in my experience.

Vehicles: 9
Infantry 27

Tactica of army:
Company command squad focuses on MC or heavy armored enemies while negotating a path toward objective
Veteran squad Alphaof melta gun hunt enemy armor while engaging light infantry on the way
Veteran squad Delta of plasma guns and heavy bolter move towards objective and hold objective using cover with camo cloaks and lighting up lightly to heavy armored tangos
Hell Hound Escorts Veteran Squad Alpha engaging targets of oppurtunity
Vendetta's fly around engaging freely heavy targets > light targets
Leman Russ Battle Tanks engage enemy horde units

Would apperciate any advice.
A good concept. This list is weak on troops for its point level. Wiping out those two vet squads means that you score 0 objectives. I would drop one command squad and a vendetta for more troops either vets or an infantry platoon. 2 scoring units is too few in my opinion.

I'm not sure why you have an astropath in your command squad. I don't see any reason for any of your units (save Marbo) to be in reserve. In my opinion 30 points is too much for the +1 to the reserve roll of 1 unit.

In summary a good idea, but too many eggs in too few baskets. shave away wasted points for more troops, and you'll be happier.
 

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New revised mech list
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Company Command Squad -- 4x Plasma Gun *110

Elites
Guardsman Marbo (65)

Troops
Veteran Squad Alpha --3x Meltagun//Chimera HF HB *155
Veteran squad Delta --3x plasma gun // HB team// Chimera HB HB *180
Veteran Squad Charlie--3x Flamer //Chimera HB HF*140
Veteran Squad Victor--1x plasma gun *85

Fast Attack
2x Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *280
Hell Hound-- Multi-Melta// *145

Heavy Support
Leman Russ Squadron--Leman Russ Battle Tank x2 HB sponsons*340

Vehicles: 8
Infantry:47

Another option is taking away the 2 Leman Russ Battle tanks and putting in 2 demolishers and placing the heavy stubber back on the Hell Hound for 340 points
Also considering dropping plasma guns from CCS and giving points to Veteran Squad Victor for chimera and grenade launcher or flamer
new revised list
Same Tactics
 

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New revised mech list
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Company Command Squad -- 4x Plasma Gun *110
Can be very effective, but I prefer plasma in the vet squads. Personally I usually prefer melta of G-launchers on the CCS.

Elites
Guardsman Marbo (65)
Okay. Marbo is a solid choice.

Troops
Veteran Squad Alpha --3x Meltagun//Chimera HF HB *155
Veteran squad Delta --3x plasma gun // HB team// Chimera HB HB *180
Veteran Squad Charlie--3x Flamer //Chimera HB HF*140
Veteran Squad Victor--1x plasma gun *85
I'd swap the flamer squad for another meltagun squad. Why the last squad? One special weapon, no transport, no heavy weapon. I'd opt for a platoon instead of a vet squad for that. Or even swap it out for a Hydra.

Fast Attack
2x Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *280
Hell Hound-- Multi-Melta// *145
Looks good. Drop the HB if you need points.

Heavy Support
Leman Russ Squadron--Leman Russ Battle Tank x2 HB sponsons*340
Do not squadron tanks. Demolishers are better.
 

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Company Command Squad -- 2x Plasma Gun *80

Elites
Guardsman Marbo (65)

Troops
Veteran Squad Alpha --3x Meltagun//Chimera ML Hf *155
Veteran squad Delta --3x plasma gun // Chimera ML HB *180
Veteran Squad Charlie--3x meltagun //Chimera ML HF*155
Veteran Squad Victor--3x plasma gun *115 (might mount in one of the Vendetta’s)

Fast Attack
Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *140
BaneWolf-- Multi-Melta// *145
Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *140

Heavy Support
Demolisher *165
Demolisher*165

I am at 1505 with that new list any more suggestions.
 

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Company Command Squad -- 2x Plasma Gun *80

Elites
Guardsman Marbo (65)

Troops
Veteran Squad Alpha --3x Meltagun//Chimera ML Hf *155
Veteran squad Delta --3x plasma gun // Chimera ML HB *180
Veteran Squad Charlie--3x meltagun //Chimera ML HF*155
Veteran Squad Victor--3x plasma gun *115 (might mount in one of the Vendetta’s)

Fast Attack
Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *140
BaneWolf-- Multi-Melta// *145
Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *140

Heavy Support
Demolisher *165
Demolisher*165

I am at 1505 with that new list any more suggestions.
I like it. You might drop the plasma guns on the CCS down to meltas or grenade launchers so you would have 4 assault weapons rather than two, but other than that, I have no issues. I think the Bane Wolf is an excellent choice as it can move 12 in and fire both weapons.
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 · (Edited)
Thats actually a good idea becuase i was thinking of using the CCS and the Vetran squad Victor as a quick reaction force if something deepstrikes or flanks so they will be mounted in the vendettas im thinking so with the new changes here it is.

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Company Command Squad -- 4x grenade launcher *70

Elites
Guardsman Marbo (65)

Troops
Veteran Squad Alpha --3x Meltagun//Chimera ML Hf *155
Veteran squad Delta --3x plasma gun // Chimera ML HB *180
Veteran Squad Charlie--3x meltagun //Chimera ML HF*155
Veteran Squad Victor--3x plasma gun *115 (might mount in one of the Vendetta’s)

Fast Attack
Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *140
Hell Hound -- Multi-Melta// *145
Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *140

Heavy Support
Demolisher *165
Demolisher*165
Total:1500
Vehicles: 8
Infantry:47


Also one more question do you guys think a First Born Regiment would look cool as a Mech Army?
 

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Thats actually a good idea becuase i was thinking of using the CCS and the Vetran squad Victor as a quick reaction force if something deepstrikes or flanks so they will be mounted in the vendettas im thinking so with the new changes here it is.

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Company Command Squad -- 4x grenade launcher *70

Elites
Guardsman Marbo (65)

Troops
Veteran Squad Alpha --3x Meltagun//Chimera ML Hf *155
Veteran squad Delta --3x plasma gun // Chimera ML HB *180
Veteran Squad Charlie--3x meltagun //Chimera ML HF*155
Veteran Squad Victor--3x plasma gun *115 (might mount in one of the Vendetta’s)

Fast Attack
Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *140
Hell Hound -- Multi-Melta// *145
Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *140

Heavy Support
Demolisher *165
Demolisher*165
Total:1500
Vehicles: 8
Infantry:47


Also one more question do you guys think a First Born Regiment would look cool as a Mech Army?
Ladies do go for fur hats ;)
 

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That's what i'm doing, mate. Nothing like playing a group of hard-ass Russians ;)
List looks quite standard ^^

Reminds me a bit about my list, we share the exact same Fast Attack and Elites choices (altough my Vendettas don't have HB-sponsons), but it's more as if my list took a turn towards more standard mech ^^

I also took the liberty to check your points, and for the first that Plasma Chimera only costs 170pts, and secondly you've added 5pts over that so your list actually stands at 1485pts ;). Time to throw in some stuff you find cool to create some variation :) ^^

Cheers ^^

Oh, and Gloria Imperator, The Firstborn Stand!
 

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Discussion Starter · #12 · (Edited)
thank you Moonblade/Smellbarrel for the correction there.

i was also thinking of dropping the plasma guns for melta guns instead becuase they will be more riding in the chimeras then disembarking and holding ground to shoot. also melta guns would free up around 30-45 points might invest in ratlings or heavystubbers or take out 2 grenade launchers from the hq and place Squad Victor in a chimera making 4 chimera's escorted by 2 demolishers and a banewolf.

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Company Command Squad -- 2x grenade launcher *60

Elites
Guardsman Marbo (65)

Troops
Veteran Squad Alpha --3x Meltagun//Chimera ML HF *155
Veteran squad Delta --3x meltagun// Chimera ML HF *155
Veteran Squad Charlie--3x meltagun //Chimera ML HF*155
Veteran Squad Victor--3x meltagun//Chimera ML HF*155

Fast Attack
Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *140
BaneWolf-- Multi-Melta// *145
Vendetta Gunships-- HB Sponsons *140

Heavy Support
Demolisher *165
Demolisher*165
Total:1500
Vehicles: 9
Infantry:47
 

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Looks quite nice ^^
I'd prefer the Hellhound over the Banewolf, but maybe that's just me ^^
But otherwise pretty bog-standard. Chimeltas, dual Demolishers and Vendettas. You're average IG-Mech.

Altough, form my own experience I will have to ask you this, will you find this army fun to put together?...
I mean, there's a lot of units that are exactly the same. And in case you haven't noticed, there are NO Melta gun wielding models available for the glorious Firstborn, so you'll have to convert every last of them. (If you need any help on this, just send me a PM ;)) And you'll also be painting a lot of models being exactly the same seeing as there aren't all to many variations of the Vostroyan trooper. But, if you find all this undaunting and really think this will be a fun army to play band put together, then please, DO so :D
I'm just saying this that from my own experience, painting model after model looking more or less the samegets "slightly" boring, and also playing with a list without all to much variation. But, as I said, this is just me.

Cheers and good luck with your games ^^

Lux et veritas, the Vostroyan Firstborn will deliver!
 

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ya thanks mate i used to play like 3 years ago still got my old cadians about 1k of them so might start gathering my old cadians and start collecting the new Vostroyan trooper alongside untill i get a full one of them. I Also played necrons so im used to everything being the same thing but im going to invest prop 80% of my painting time into the vehicles to make them stand out more then anything else.
 
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