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Old 14 Jan 2009, 19:58   #1 (permalink)
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Any thoughts as to how I can make this army better without sacrificing more than 1 or 2 honour guard marines?


Calgar: 265pts

Honour Guard 1: 385pts
-8 Honour Guards
-1 Champion
-1 Honour Guard w/ Chapter Banner

Drop Pod: 35pts

Honour Guard 2: 360pts
-9 Honour Guards
- 1 Champion

Rhino: 35pts

Honour Guard 3: 360pts
-9 Honour Guards
- 1 Champion

Rhino: 35pts

Tactical Squad 1: 175pts
-Base Vet Sergeant
-7 Marines w/ Boltguns
-1 Marines w/ Meltagun
-1 Marines w/ Multi-Melta

Razorback: 40pts

Tactical Squad 2: 185pts
-Base Vet Sergeant
-7 Marines w/ Boltguns
-1 Marines w/ Meltagun
-1 Marines w/ Lascannon

Razorback: 40pts

Predator: 125pts
-Autocannon Turret
-Lascannon Sponsors
-Storm Bolter

2000pts Total
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Old 14 Jan 2009, 20:07   #2 (permalink)
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Well you've got 50 marines at 2000pts, that's a respectable number, but your anti tank is highly concentrated and you have very few troops to capture objectives. It's a funky idea but I dunno how well it will actually work in practice.
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Old 14 Jan 2009, 20:15   #3 (permalink)
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I have run the army a few times, against other space marine armies, imperial guard, and tau it has worked really well. I just cant seem to figure out how to beat chaos and sisters of battle with it.
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Old 14 Jan 2009, 20:27   #4 (permalink)
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The problem is it's pretty imbalanced min/maxing and could easily be considered very cheesy, not much you can do to fix that without well... balancing it. Honor Guard were not meant to be used as the mainstay of an army after all.
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Old 16 Jan 2009, 18:22   #5 (permalink)
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There's gotta be a way to effective use calgar and his 3 retinues of honour guard in standard battles not just appoc.
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Old 16 Jan 2009, 19:02   #6 (permalink)
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There's gotta be a way to effective use calgar and his 3 retinues of honour guard in standard battles not just appoc.
Effective, well I guess but it's cheesy. There's no balanced way to do it outside of Apocalypse, just like there's no balanced way to max out with 30 Terminators and take two minimum scout squads or something. It's not balanced and is just cheesy.
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Old 16 Jan 2009, 19:26   #7 (permalink)
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I've tried a list like this out, but instead of using 3 honour guard squad i used on, fully equipped with everything going, and just stuck shrike and calgar in the same squad, first turn charge, but leaves enough points for you to get a nice core of troops, although its a bit of a cheesy one trick army.
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