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Old 10 Jul 2006, 05:43   #1 (permalink)
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I have nearly completed my 2,000 point Cadian style army and I was wondering what models would make a good Adeptus Mechanicus Tech Guard/Skitarri style army. I was thinking of making my regiment the Ryza 114th, after the forge world that uses alot of plasma weapons. Id dont have a ton of money so i was thinking of a minimum infantry req of 1 platoon, 1 HQ, and 1 armored fist, and using the mechanized doctrine.
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Old 10 Jul 2006, 08:08   #2 (permalink)
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hmm... Not mechanized. I would load up on techpriest and sentinels backed by the grenadiers doctrine to represent elite skitarri troops.
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Old 10 Jul 2006, 20:25   #3 (permalink)
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Mechanized or Grenadiers will both end up being expensive. I'd say Vostroyans or Steel Legion would make good Skitarri.

What I'd suggest is using Vostroyans converted with lots of mechanical bits as grenadiers, then putting carapace armor on a command squad and running a lot of tanks with them.

Here's what I would try taking.

HQ
Senior Officer w/ power weapon, bolt pistol
3x flamer
1x lasgun
Carapace Armor
Chimera w/ multi-laser, heavy bolter
184 pts

Elites
1x Enginseer w/ Honorifica Imperialis, bionics, bolt pistol
1x Enginseer w/ 4x repair servitor
166pts


Troops

Grenadiers
6x hellguns
2x meltaguns
Chimera w/ heavy bolter multi-laser
185pts

Grenadiers
6x hellguns
2x meltaguns
Chimera w/ heavy bolter multi-laser
185pts

Grenadiers
6x hellguns
2x meltaguns
Chimera w/ heavy bolter multi-laser
185pts

Fast Attack

1x Sentinel Lascannon

1x Sentinel Lascannon

Heavy Support

Russ w/ 3x heavy bolter
155pts

Russ w/ 3x heavy bolter
155pts

Demolisher w/ heavy bolter, 2x plasma cannons
175pts

Total 1500

That's a total of nine vehicles and 37 infantry. Actually, it looks like a reasonably powerful list.
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Old 10 Jul 2006, 21:45   #4 (permalink)
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I was figuring the cost for starting a mechanized army almost from scratch ( I would use some of my techpriests and russ's from my current army) Just the cost of the HQ, minmum infantry platoon and armored fist would be close to $300, not something im very excited about. The voystroyan models have really grown on me however, and i really like the army list you just described. this sounds like a really fun project to work on after ive completed my first army. I was thinking of trying Tau or Eldar next but i couldnt bring myself to betray the God-Emperor.

Just one more question, anyone know what a good pack would be to find some mechanical bits for conversions?
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