Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Assault On Black Reach Point Value
Reply
Old 05 Mar 2010, 09:15   #1 (permalink)
Kroot Warrior
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 11
Default Assault On Black Reach Point Value

Once again I am completely new to 40k so I apologize for my noobish questions and behavior.

Recently a friend (who is also new) bought the 'Assault On Black Reach' starter box with the intention of harvesting out the Space Marines to start his own army as well as give away the Ork's to any of our friends who wants them to start their own army. I chose not to take the Ork army and instead decided to build a Tau army from scratch. I am limited on actual game knowledge and estimated a battle with either the marines or orks from the starter box could manage about a 500 point game and built my army based on this idea.

The problem: Although I have a number of friends who have huge collections, I have never played or watched a game of 40k in my life. Everything I know has been from forum lurking over the last 2 days. I believe I have put together a army I will be happy playing with at 500 points but I have no idea if my logic that lead up to 500 points is sound. Any insight on my current path and any flaws in my logic would be greatly appreciated.
rabit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 Mar 2010, 09:37   #2 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
greatmaju's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: The Great U.K!
Posts: 1,383
Send a message via MSN to greatmaju
Default Re: Assault On Black Reach Point Value

I don't play Tau, but I'm sure that there is more Space Marines, points wise, in the Black Reach box. It also a good place to get the rules, in a shortened down version, and dice and templates. ;D

Anways, I'd say that having a 500Pnt to start your army off is better then just buying random models. (I started in 4th Ed, with the starter set, which had a lot less models in it) Of course, this helps with converting models.

Now the next target should be 750 or 1000Pnts.
You will soon see your army flesh out.
__________________
My Blog. Its great Fun!*

*Note: may not be fun. contact your Apothecary before visiting.

Armies:
  • 6800 Pnts Templar Guardians (SM)
  • 1500 Pnts Necrons Deathguard.
  • 1000 Pnts Ork SKulGratz
  • ??? Imperial Guard/Inquisition.
greatmaju is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 Mar 2010, 16:32   #3 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,014
Default Re: Assault On Black Reach Point Value

The space marines from the assault on black reach box can hit more points faster than the orks. However with proper wargear choices and such you can have both forces reach 500 points easily.
__________________
You can't kill what you can't see.
Wins Ties Losses
Tau 19 10 8 (Hybrid army)
Orks 15 3 2 (Mekboy and weirdboy based force with boyz, deffkoptas and walkers)
Chaos12 2 4 (Infantry based chaos)
juraigamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 Mar 2010, 16:50   #4 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Behind you!!
Posts: 3,308
Default Re: Assault On Black Reach Point Value

The ork half and a battleforce and a box of burnas/lootas makes you very close on 100pts, maybe also a painboy but that is basically how I started my orks.

- Will
__________________
NADS
Will of Kaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05 Mar 2010, 16:55   #5 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,741
Default Re: Assault On Black Reach Point Value

The Space Marines in the Black Reach box can easily make 600 points, mostly due to the expensive Terminators. The Orks are behind that by 100 or so points.
Droids_Rule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 Mar 2010, 19:15   #6 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Southlake, Texas
Posts: 1,243
Send a message via MSN to HiveFleetGoliath
Default Re: Assault On Black Reach Point Value

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chapter Master Seth
The Space Marines in the Black Reach box can easily make 600 points, mostly due to the expensive Terminators. The Orks are behind that by 100 or so points.
While Orks have much fewer points, they also have a large advantage. When you play the AoBR game, it recommends a small 2x2 board, meaning the Orks will get from point A to point B rather quickly.
__________________
VS Droids: W24/L24/T10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zenai
Hopefully, my country's customs don't mistake the Genestealer model as being totally made out of cocaine...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boneguard
At least a 5th one, so you can launch a legal squad.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Droids_Rule
shtlk, I honestly editted instead of posting a reply with a quote. Sorry, Goliath. Trying to figure out these mod abilities.
HiveFleetGoliath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Mar 2010, 02:43   #7 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: That bitter taste in the back of your throat, the one kinda wrapped around your uvula that is all that's left of your Pride.
Posts: 5,841
Default Re: Assault On Black Reach Point Value

I thought AoBR recommended a 4x4 board. I've never seen a smaller size than that recommended, even for Combat Patrol which is fewer points than this.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Circus
It is (and this is an objective statement, looking at examples over the last century) really ****ing hard to terrorise the British.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shas'o Ahab
In parting, I've discovered why Farsight started his breakaway faction...
*Farsight looks at Dawn Blade* "Shiny..."*Farsight picks up Dawn Blade and looks around* "... let's be bad guys."
Quote:
Originally Posted by The man they call Waffles
Jayne you y'xa'uuk legend
The Man They Call Jayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Assault on Black Reach Zely Space Marines 2 22 Mar 2009 17:20
Assault On Black Reach Zely General 40K 24 08 Mar 2009 16:48
Assault on Black Reach Marines Dangeresque Lee Space Marines 9 07 Oct 2008 00:30
Assault on Black Reach Box Set is here! Zen Games Workshop News and Rumours 39 18 Aug 2008 06:27
Assault on Black Reach recursivecoin General 40K 9 31 Jul 2008 05:50