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So i have just finished a small 750 point iron hands army and its playing really well for me right now so i have though to improve on it and go full out to 2500 points untill i deem it fit to take it to apocalypse level and buy my 2nd warhound titan.

So the 750 points army was simple and fun

-Master of the Forge, Primarchs Wrath [110]
-10 Tactical marines, Veteran Sergeant, Combi Plasma, Plasma Rifle, Plasma Cannon [190]
-10 Tactical marines, Veteran Sergeant, Thunder Hammer, Melta Gun, Heavy Bolter, Rhino [235]
-Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought, Plasma Cannon, Plasma Blaster, Targeting Aurgry [215]

The master of the forge sits with the plasma unit and my god that man has been so good when it comes to landing precision shots on my friends nurgle heralds and dropping them to the floor.
The Contemptor is just great as he is a great heavy infantry and tank hunter, the plasma blaster is just a assault plasma rifle and the augury gives +1 BS

So no major anti tank, pretty good for slapping AP2 stuff about, though 750 was just to try out the army. Now this is the plan for 2500

-Terminator Captain, Storm Shield, Burning Blade [180]
-Master of the Forge, Primarchs Wrath [110]
-Techmarine, Combi Flamer [60]
-Techmarine [XX]
-5 Servitors, 2 Heavy Bolters [70]
-3 Servitors [XX]
-10 Tactical marines, Veteran Sergeant, Combi Plasma, Plasma Rifle, Plasma Cannon [190]
-10 Tactical marines, Veteran Sergeant, Thunder Hammer, Melta Gun, Heavy Bolter, Rhino [235]
-10 Tactical marines, Veteran Sergeant, Power Weapon, Grav Pistol, Plasma Rifle, Multi Melter, Rhino [240]
-10 Scouts, Veteran Sergeant, Combi Flamer, Teleport Homer, Missile Launcher, flak Missiles [165]
-5 Terminators, Heavy Flamer, Chainfist [215]
-Iron Clad, 2 Hunter Killer Missiles, Drop Pod [190]
-Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought, Plasma Cannon, Plasma Blaster, Targeting Aurgry [215]
-Land Raider Achillies, Storm Bolter [335]
-Predator, Twin Linked Las Cannon, Las Cannon Sponson [140]
-Stalker [XX]

So let's explain this then

The Captain is with the terminators, these are more fluff then any thing (using Cataphractii terminators and Legion Praetor model to represent the remnants of the Murlock, elite Iron Hands Veterans, these will try and get near the scouts which will be set up to allow these guys to take advantage of the Teleport Homer. The Terminators are jsut your basic powerfist/storm bolter guys, with a chainfist and heavy flamer chucked in for good measure. And although i wanted to keep this captain cheep i couldn't resist the burning blade's temptation over a power sword xD (its whats on the modle) and yes i know im one less wound, attack and orbital bombardment from a chapter master but in the end of the day, im 40 points cheaper :p

Another tactical squad..... not much to say about these other then maybe a drop pod instead of a rhino? I duno.

The Iron clad will have seismic hammer, H-Flamer and Hurricane Bolters. Why? I already have the model, I just never painted it xD

The predator is my main anti armour, the stalker my main anti air, these will be acompanied by the Combi flamer techmarine and the 5 man servitor squad. Why heavy bolters? Again, i had the models from my master of the forge box and thought I might as well use them.

The 2nd techmarine and unit of 3 servitors will be inside the Land Raider Achillies giving it a 5+ it will Not die and an automatic Blessing of Omnissia (5+ normal +1 for iron hands +3 for servitors), This will be both anti tank and anti infantry whilst being the stunning cernerpice to this army.

To sum up i love the looks of the army, i feel it makes the most of the iron hands. Ok not having bikes is a tad bit of a shame, my only thought would be to drop a few scouts and the land speeder for a melta based unit but tbh im not a fan of bikes as it is. Also my lack of a vindicator is a shame but I already run 2 in a chaos army so don't feel like having all my power armour armies the same.

I imagine its not to every ones liking but I have posted this mainly to show people the list and hopefully inspire others =D

Also this is costing me an arm and a leg in upgrade sprues and forge world stuff..... get it arm and a leg..... bionic upgrades.......
 

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I think you're overdoing the Techmarines, especially when your vehicles already have limited self-repair. Maybe a general-purpose Dread instead? By the way, there's never an automatic dice roll. A '1' is always a failure.

Another tactical squad..... not much to say about these other then maybe a drop pod instead of a rhino? I duno.
You should keep the second Rhino for the sake of redundancy. Since the third Tac squad is probably going to pull retinue duty for the MotF, I think you're fine.

2500 Points is large enough you really should do more with those Terminators. Maybe trade the Achilles for a Land Raider with transport capacity, using Assault Terminators? You need a good Monstrous Creature/Death Star hunter at this size of a game. IWND doesn't work if the enemy can smash a vehicle in one phase.

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