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Old 27 Feb 2006, 17:37   #1 (permalink)
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Well, here goes my first try at a Space Marine list. Prior to this I've played Dark Eldar and a Godzilla Tyranid army.

HQ:
Epistolary Librarian with Force Weapon, Storm Shield, Artificer Armour, Frag Grenades, Bike, Psychic Hood, Veil of Time, Fear of Darkness, and a Familiar

Master of Sanctity with Crozius Arcanuum and a Rosarius
Death Company

Troops:
6 man Tactical Squad with Lascannon, Plasma Gun
Veteran Sergeant with Combi-Flamer

5 man Tactical Squad with Lascannon, Plasma Gun
Veteran Sergeant with Combi-Flamer

5 man Tactical Squad with Lascannon, Plasma Gun
Veteran Sergeant with Combi-Flamer

5 man Tactical Squad with Lascannon, Plasma Gun
Veteran Sergeant with Combi-Flamer

Fast Attack:
Land Speeder Tornado

Land Speeder Tornado

Land Speeder Tornado

Heavy Support:
Baal Predator

Baal Predator

Baal Predator

I couldnít really find anything that I wanted to put on the Master of Sanctity, and I couldnít find the points to put the 5 man tactical squads up to 6 man like I wanted, incase they give up guys to the death company, so that they could be 4 man squads. I figured the combi-flamers could come in handy if the tactical squad got charged by a horde or the like, and besides, they are really cheap. My only worry about the army is that it is 33 models and that Iíve been told my biker counts as T3, but Iím not sure about that.

Tear me a new one guys
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Old 27 Feb 2006, 20:00   #2 (permalink)
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Tear me a new one guys
Consider it torn.

First off don't play Blood Angels, they're a very broken list, getting a massive amount of benifiets with no penalties of points cost.

Secondly your list is so painfully min/maxed I got a headache reading it. Though its not the cheesiest blood angels list possible, it certainly ain't balanced.

First HQ, the librarian, good stuff, he's a nasty combat monster.
2nd HQ, Master of Sanctity.... Gee I never see these in a Blood Angels list, at least you don't have two of them. And at least he's not wearing a jump pack.
Also if you can free up the two points bolt pistol and frag grenades are a must on this character.

Troop one: 6 man squad with a lot of upgrades. Might want to make the combi flamer into a combi plasma gun to match the range of your other weapons better. Remember that 1/6th of the time that squad will black rage and be unable to use the lascannon or fire at long range.

Troops 2 through 4.
Gee, 3 more min/maxed squads with veterans to give you more death company with free powerfists.

Fast attack

These are fine, very nasty a good choice. I assume they have heavy bolters/assault cannons?

Heavy Support:

3 Baal preadators..

:'(

Ouch, the Baal is a great tank but isn't three of them overkill a little? Maybe drop this to only 2 of them, give them heavy bolters and extra armour and actually add some infantry models to your army. Y'know so you're squads are tottally min/maxed.


Overall things that you should change

1 HQ choice is usually suffieceint, 2 is a often extreme, especially if they have a lot of upgrades.
Make your squads bigger and don't foget that a lot of the time they'll be suffering from black rage.
If you do take a chaplain you may as well go the whole way with the blood angels and give him a jump pack so you can not only have Free death company but you can have free FLYING death company.

Get rid of one of those Baals and use the points to beef up your squads otherwise you'll find your army evaporating quickly. Especially if your death company get wiped out before they can do enough damage to make back their points actually hurt the opponent.
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Old 27 Feb 2006, 22:07   #3 (permalink)
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T'was a bit worried about min/maxing, but I'm not experienced with Space Marines, I'm a DE player, and if you don't min/max... You die. That's how it works.

I was thinking of a list much like this with Black Templars or the like, but my friend got me to make a blood Angels one, and I think it's just cheesy, but I'd rather have a balanced cool force. I think I'll rewrite this as Black Templars and see if it's less cheesy and post that.

If I stick with this list, I was a bit worried about the tac squads, however, I didn't even think about black rage. I just kind of took it as something that might happen and to deal with it as it goes. The flamer is to help against any hordes that run at my tac squads, and it's cheap.

The idea of the list was to have a BUNCH of middle-high powered guns, and just to shoot my opponent to death, while mantaining fairly good mobility.
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I understand that you are going for a powerful list. That said, my only suggestion would be to combine the 4 tactical squads into 3 larger ones.
This will help them to hold ground; holding objectives can be hard for small units. You will want your speeders, tanks, and death company on the attack at all times, not trying to hold objectives or table quarters.
That's my $.02
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