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Old 29 Dec 2009, 18:18   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys, some of you already know of my lists and i have built a list that i like alot, its already in the army lists section but i want your opinions on what to spend my remaining 150 points on, this is the list so far


HQ:

command squad
4x melta
chimera
heavy flamer / multilasser 145

Troops:
Vetts with 3x plasma gun 1x plasma pistol 1x power weapon
Vetts with 3x plasma gun 1x plasma pistol 1x power weapon 250

Infantry platoon
Field marshal Bernard Montgomery ( counts as AL raheam )
platoon comand squad with 4x flamers
chimera / dual heavy flamers 175

infantry squad with grenade launcher
chimera with dual heavy bolters 110

infantry squad with grenade launcher
chimera with dual heavy bolters 110

infantry squad with grenade launcher
chimera with dual heavy bolters 110

infantry squad with grenade launcher
chimera with dual heavy bolters 110

infantry squad with grenade launcher
chimera with dual heavy bolters 110 735

elites: none


fast attack

2x vendetta gunships with heavy bolter sponsens 280

2x hellhound variants ( usually devil dogs ) with multi meltas 270

3x sentinels 2x autocannons 1x multilasser 115

heavy support:

3x leman russ with heavy bolters and lascannon 455

1x demolisher with plasma sponsens and lasscannon 220

3x basilisk 375

2850





So, do i spend these points on another squad of vetts? or maybe a second command squad. alternatively i could spend them on upgrades, Ive been thinking about autocannons on the chimeras. maybe a commissar in the platoon command squad? all opinions wanted. please help.
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 19:00   #2 (permalink)
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Psyker Battle squad in a Chimera, it's a mobile unit that can throw out a large (varying AP) blast or cripple the leadership of an important foe in order to force them to fail thier Ld test or pin them.
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 19:06   #3 (permalink)
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Psyker Battle squad in a Chimera, it's a mobile unit that can throw out a large (varying AP) blast or cripple the leadership of an important foe in order to force them to fail thier Ld test or pin them.
That was going to be my suggestion. My other suggestion would be a squad of 10 Ratlings for some more anti-MC output. Maybe Marbo?
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 19:08   #4 (permalink)
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Those Ratlings are annoying as hell.

Its not so much the amount of damage they do, its the 2+ cover they can get that bugs me.
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 19:52   #5 (permalink)
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get 5 stormtroops, give them either a power weapon, plasma pistol or melta gun and put them in a chimera, I use storm troops all the time and even a amall amount can turn the tables

Also if you want, get rid of the chimera and get even more storm troops in the squad and then deep strike them in.

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Old 29 Dec 2009, 19:57   #6 (permalink)
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Wow, I thought everyone had written off Stormtroopers in the new codex. What exactly do you use them for?
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 19:58   #7 (permalink)
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interesting, I'm not a fan of ratlings, as mine seem to shoot like orks, and they dint really fit with the mech mantra of my army. but the phyker battle squad is an option. what do we think of autocannons on these outflanking chimeras? Stormies are a thought but they are expensive for what they are
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 20:05   #8 (permalink)
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I'm a fan of Autocannon outflankers. I have a question - how often are you able to keep your LRBTs sitting still to utilize the sponsons? I've been going sponson free for the most part in 5th ed as I always seem to be moving. Autohitting assaulters is bad news!
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 22:25   #9 (permalink)
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i try to keep my LRBTs at long range, shooting across the table. i find they are worth thier points, evan if they are 10 points over cost. its a 10 point upgrade not 20 >
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 22:33   #10 (permalink)
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I ran a points check on your LRBTs and it came to 555points not 455.
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