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Old 02 Aug 2006, 23:39   #1 (permalink)
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I've been pondering a new Marine army for a while now, and I think I've settled on the Sons of Sparta- you know, like the entry into Golden Daemon a few years ago of the hoplite themed Marines...?

Anywho here's a list for 1000pts. As far as I know, no background exists for the Sons of Sparta, so I'm kind of making it up. I imagine the Marines fighting in pre-heresy phalanx style formations, advancing shoulder to shoulder and hammering the enemy constantly with their bolters (hence no heavy weapons). Scouts work more like skirmishers, harrassing the enemy and distracting them so the Marines can get into position.

I've also used combat and storm shields on those with access to the armoury, as a sort of honour marking- instead of the Crux Terminatus, the Spartan is given a shield to display his rank.

Advantages
Trust your battle brothers (to represent the phalanx formation where teamwork is vital)
Never despair (they go into battle expecting to win)

Major Drawback
Eye to Eye (the Sons of Sparta are masters of the phalanx formation, and are therefore slow moving)

HQ
Captain Rhodiculus (power spear, storm shield, terminator honours) - 100pts
Rhodiculus' Sacred Band (5 Marines) - 185pts
Standard Bearer Icarus (combat shield)
Apothecary Orion (combat shield)
Champion Aegon (combat shield, power spear)
Veteran Sergeant Paris (combat shield, power spear)
Marine (bolt pistol and spear)

Elites
Brother Xanthos (Dreadnought) (assault cannon, power fist, storm bolter, smoke launchers, extra armour) - 113pts

Troops
Irus Phalanx (10 Marines) (meltagun, veteran sergeant with power spear and combat shield, trust your battle brothers) - 220pts
Artemas Phalanx (10 Marines) (meltagun, veteran sergeant with power spear and combat shield, trust your battle brothers) - 220pts
Nikias Skirmishers (5 Scouts) (bolt pistol and sword) - 65pts
Hyllos Skirmishers (5 Scouts) (5x sniper rifles) - 90pts

Total: 993pts
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Old 03 Aug 2006, 10:19   #2 (permalink)
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Hey man,

Sounds great, the Son's of Sparta are amazing models to base an army on, I myself am doing it too. The thought of an army filled up with those guys is too cool an opportunity to pass up.

Your traits look nice and fluffy, representing an ancient-Greek fighting style well. The list is also very fluffy looking, and allows for some great modelling possibilities, however it probably wouldn't do too well in a competitive environment due to large expensive Command Squad, low mobility, and lack of long range anti-tank weaponry. Will look darn cool though!

Good luck with it!

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I'd like to see it modeled. Fluff is good, but I want to see bronze!

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Old 03 Aug 2006, 11:46   #4 (permalink)
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I like your list. It is nice to see people who make fluffy lists.

The traits are really in the theme of the Sons of Sparta.

Make us happy with pictures.
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I'm glad you like the list guys! I've got pics up of the first five Marines over in the showcase forum (http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=29718.0), so feel free to go and have a look.
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Those are incredible Nice job
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I'd like to see it modeled. Fluff is good, but I want to see bronze!

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Actually in historic fact, Spartans had gold breast plates, wooden with bracing shields, and 8 foot 'ash' spears, as well as short swords. Hope it helps.
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