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Old 23 Dec 2007, 05:08   #1 (permalink)
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I am still deciding between Eldar, IG, Daemon Hunters
I am thinking of either starting with

Catchacan Battleforce
Cadian Battle force
1 box of Cadian shock Troops
for 65 Infantry 2 Walkers 6 Heavy weapons 1 Tank
1000 points I think
or
3 Kasrkin boxes
3 Armoured Fist
3 10 man Karskins in Chimeras and a Platoon of Guard and a HQ
60 Infantry 3 Tanks
no idea on how many points

so my question is whats a better start or whats the cheapest way of reaching 1000 points REMEMBER CHEAPEST lol I dont want to spend that much on the Intial 1000 points
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Old 23 Dec 2007, 05:25   #2 (permalink)
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The cheapest way? Use the Grenadiers and Carapace Armour and make a small, elite strike force.

Maybe a HQ squad with carapace armour, bolters plus Special/Heavy weapons, and 3 Grenadier Squads. You could add too Sentinels and Storm Troopers to the army.

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Old 23 Dec 2007, 09:23   #3 (permalink)
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Kasrkin are not exactly the cheapest, you'll get 20 Guardsmen for the price of 10 Kasrkin.
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Old 23 Dec 2007, 09:55   #4 (permalink)
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Yea, Grenadiers is not costly, 700 pts of stormtroopers (approx cost for 6 full squads) will set you back an easy $300, and thats assuming you don't want to outfit them with better special weapons than what comes in the box. Battleforces are definately the way to go.
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Old 23 Dec 2007, 11:26   #5 (permalink)
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how bout converting guardsmen into kasrkin?
that way, you can get 20 kasrkin for 10 ( well, you get what i mean )
the only thing would be a little work :-\
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Old 23 Dec 2007, 11:52   #6 (permalink)
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how bout converting guardsmen into kasrkin?
that way, you can get 20 kasrkin for 10 ( well, you get what i mean )
the only thing would be a little work :-\
That's an understatement if I've ever seen one
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Old 23 Dec 2007, 15:16   #7 (permalink)
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First Option.

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Old 23 Dec 2007, 19:11   #8 (permalink)
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would the first option get me a 1000 points and could I see a possible list
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Old 23 Dec 2007, 21:04   #9 (permalink)
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would the first option get me a 1000 points and could I see a possible list
Hmm, I think either a Catachan/Cadian Battleforce plus a HQ Command Squad and a Platoon HQ, one/two squad(s) of Elites, maybe a box of Catachans/Cadians is best and I reckon it'll reach the 1k-1.2k mark. And it'll be a fairly balanced list.
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Old 23 Dec 2007, 21:43   #10 (permalink)
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no I meant both boxes
Catachan and Cadian Battleforces
and a box of Cadian Shock Troops
you get a Command HQ from the Catachan one
so it would be
1 HQ
5 guys

1 Platoon of 25
2 Platoon of 25
there would be 10 more models to play around with

6 Heavy Weapons

2 Walkers

1 Leman Russ

can those models make 1000 points
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