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Old 26 Aug 2006, 15:25   #1 (permalink)
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This is my army list and as so far it is untested save for a few games (4 in total)

I mainly create my armies by buying what i like the look/ sound of and then working them into s suitable army list. But this was slightly different in that only the Callidus and the terminators where bought on a whim. 9the callidus comes from my previous Imperial guard army)

Im have a SM army (after 8 years of orks and guardsmen) becaus eive been putting themoff as a begginers army, and rather simple. But due to the new chapter variations i have changed my mind.

Any way on with the show. Im going to put my comments on why i chose the unit/ character in italics to provide some basis for you to shout at me


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Librarian- Epistolary, with fury of the ancients, storm of the emperors wrath, familiar, psychic hood, force sword, CCW, iron halo and bionics.-164pts

This charachter is a matter of taste, at my GW there is a serious lack of tasteful charachters and they are all, if possible, equiped with power fist and bolt pistol. And i find that a bit irritating

ELITES

Callidus assassin- 120 pts i just like the model (super shiney and slick) and the c'tan blade

Terminators- 5 terminators, assault cannon, sergeant has bionics. 225pts

i love terminators, they send my regular opponents into sheer panic, allowing me to pick off their beefiest charachters with the callidus, also the models are seriously cool!

TROOPS

6 space marines- flamer - 96pts

6 space marines- melta - 100pts

5 space marines - melta - 85pts

Not much can be said about my troops, though they are useful for holding flanks and taking out anti-terminator units. they proved themselves useful in the few preliminary tests

HEAVY SUPPORT
Devastators- 7 marines, 2 heavy bolters, lascannon, misile launcher- 175 pts

Ignore the strange weapon combinations, these are just combined cause i found a heavy bolter and a lascannon marine in my mates bits box and he let me have them. And my local GW ran out of heavy bolters (some oaf bought eight of the things) and im too impatient to buy online!

i just want to know what all of your thoughts are on this list, any major hic-ups outside fighter SM and tau?
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 03:05   #2 (permalink)
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Callidus assassin- 120 pts i just like the model (super shiney and slick) and the c'tan blade
I hate to burst your bubble, but I do believe that you need to have either an inquisitor, or a grey knight grandmaster in order to have this in a vanilla marine army. Correct me if I am wrong though.

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HEAVY SUPPORT
Devastators- 7 marines, 2 heavy bolters, lascannon, misile launcher- 175 pts*
Here is another problem. The squad is not specialized enough. It you shoot at a tank, the heavy bolters are wasted. If you shoot at a squad of tau the las and the missile are basically wasted. They need to become specialized. I would recommend four missile launchers and give them tank hunters. this makes the very effective at killing tanks. More specialized wasting no shots. Then you may ask what do do with the other models. Put them in your standard squads. then they will be more usefull there.


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Terminators- 5 terminators, assault cannon, sergeant has bionics. 225pts
The bionics Is not very usefull because he can only use them when he is the second to last or the last guy in the squad because the rest of the squad does not have them. save the points.
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 03:34   #3 (permalink)
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Only an Inquisitor can command the forces of an assassin. It has changed since Codex: Assassin.
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What do I see wrong with this list? The same thing I see wrong with my friend's list. Speed.

Get 2-3 fast attacks in or make this a drop pod style army. Either way, unless you speed up or shoot mroe, you're going to be dead in the water most likely.
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Also, this is only 965 points. Nobody will play only 965. They will go 1000 pts.

You have 155 points. Get some speed for this army: Bikes, Rhinos, etc. Good luck on this and stick the Librarian in Termie armor and DS with him. Good luck.
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your librarian dosn't have a second weapon 2 which might help
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Old 27 Aug 2006, 12:18   #5 (permalink)
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your point on the devastator squad is noted. I was going to make them specialised like i said but my Gw ran out of heavy bolters.

Youngy- what do you think CCW stands for?

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And i don't want terminator armour, i like the model i have converted :P

And yes i am now aware of the inquisitor rule. and im going to have to re-arrange my army list in order to succesfully use it
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