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Moving from 1k to 1.5k - What should I add?
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Old 05 May 2009, 13:12   #1 (permalink)
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Default Moving from 1k to 1.5k - What should I add?

Hi guys,

My current list is based on 2 black reach sets and stands at:

1x Captain
-Boltpistol
-Power Sword

10x Tactical Squad
- Flamer
- Missile Launcher
- Power Fist
- Teleport Homer

10x Tactical Squad
- Flamer
- Missile Launcher
- Chainsword

5x Terminators

5x Assault Terminators

1x Dreadnaught
- Multimelta
- StormBolter

Total: 1000 pts

I want to move it up to 1.5k, but am really unsure about what to go with. I think its lacking in heavy support and mobility, so a LR reedemer for the Assault termies was a plan, but what else? Any ideas?

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Old 05 May 2009, 14:08   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Moving from 1k to 1.5k - What should I add?

Well I'm no Marine player so I might not get everything, however I would recommand:

A third Tactical squad (or maybe go scout on it)
An extra dreadnought (With autocannon and flamer maybe).
A Whirlwind...they are actually pretty good and annoying
An extra assault squad
A rhino or two.

That probably bust 500 points but they are a few thing I would personally look into.
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Old 05 May 2009, 14:37   #3 (permalink)
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An extra dreadnought (With autocannon and flamer maybe).
Thanks for the reply

I have another dread from the black reach sets, but only the weapons for melta/storm bolter. Would you say its worth shelling out for the forgeworld dread arms to get some different weapons for it? I think it's still cheaper than buying the plastic dread kit.

Yeah, I had wondered about another tac squad, my other option was to mount a captain on a bike, (thus allowing a unit of bikes to count as troops) and having them accompany him for objective grabbing goodness.. I don't think i've seen any lists doing this though, is it considered a bad option?

EDIT: Seems like the only lists I see are based around special characters or drop pod assault.
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Yes, if you already have the dread from the AoBR Boxset, I would go for FW arms instead of shelling for a new dread. At least yuo can get the arms you want.

As for the biker unit, I'm not sure since I don't do marine. hoverever having faced assault bikers I can say they are pretty effective.
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Old 05 May 2009, 17:26   #5 (permalink)
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Right now you lack speed and tank busting ability.

Bikes are the PERFECT solution. Loaded up with melta guns and an attack bike with multi melta they can really put the fear of death into enemy armour. Their speed gives them great versatility. Toss the captain on a bike, take a bike squad as troops and then another tac squad and/or dreadnought. If your taking some armoured units more is better in many ways.
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Old 05 May 2009, 19:17   #6 (permalink)
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I think you will be needing a Land Raider for those Assault Terminators and a Drop Pod for your Dreadnought. Maybe Rhinos for your 2 Tactical Squad. Or just spend the 500 Points buying 2 Land Raiders.
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Old 05 May 2009, 21:13   #7 (permalink)
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Personally, I love termies. You could add another squad if you want but I would add another tact squad, maybe a predator or assault marines. Your choice. How do you play, it'll help to choose

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Old 06 May 2009, 08:49   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies guys.

TBH, i'm not really sure how I play, I tend to like a lot of movement but am up for something different.

To add 500 pts how does this sound?

+ Bike for the captain.
+ Bike squad of 3 bikes and an attack bike, 2 with meltaguns and a multimelta on the AB.
+ Land Raider Redeemer (no upgrades)
+ Whirlwind (no upgrades)

Taking out the teleport homer hits 1500 pts.
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Old 07 May 2009, 23:54   #9 (permalink)
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I like the bike idea. But i am very impartial to wirlwinds..... probally since im so used to everything hitting with no scatter with tau..... your choice. u could add more bikers to your squadd instead with only two more you would have an extra. super fast troup choice.

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Old 08 May 2009, 04:12   #10 (permalink)
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Good to see no pod or character.

I miss the days when I saw a loyalist dread actually deploy where it was supposed to!
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