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Old 26 Nov 2006, 06:07   #1 (permalink)
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Alright well today I spent 100 bucks buying the army of a player at the local hobby shop whos moving. The arm...ies consisted of the following models:

31 Scouts (10 Snipers, 15 cc & bp, 5 bolter, 1 heavy bolter)
3 Land Speeders (2 reg and one tornado)
22 Terminators (all old style with 4 sergs, 4 flamers, 2 ML, 1 AC, 1 CF)
3 Apothecaries
1 Company Standard Bearer
1 Company Champion
1 Dark Angels Captain
1 Dark Angels Standard Bearer
2 Librarians (Ezekiel and another with a jump pack)
7 Assault Marines (serg w/ PF)
6 Bikes (1 serg, 4 norm, 1 assault bike)
2 Chaplains (1 with JP and PP)
2 Old Techmarines
3 3rd Edition Captains (only 1 assembled
Dark Angel CM Azrael (I converted to have plasma pistol and jump pack)
4 Dreadnaughts (1 fully interchangeable, and 3 Hellfire)
1 Old Predator Annihilator
1 Old Whirlwind
1 Old Rhino
6 Grey Knights (all norm)
1 Grey Knight Terminator with Psycannon
27 Rather Old and simple Tac Marines (the pin assembly type of an older than macragge version)
1 3rd Edition Power Fist Captain
54 (if I counted right) tactical marines (2 with meltas, 2 with plasma guns, 3 with plasma cannon, 6 with rockets, 1 with lascannon, 2 with heavy bolter, I give up on the sergs)
3 Additional Tac marines for the command squad with bp & cc weapons.

In addition to that I also have my Ultramarines that consist of:

Captain
Chaplain with Jump Pack
5 Assault Marines
30 Tactical Marines
6 Devastators

So that comes down to a simply insane amount of marines. Including far more heavy support, elites, HQ and Troops than would ever fit into one FOC and barely enough Fast Attack to be crammed into one if the Land Speeders were all made into a squadron. Right now thats 4 heavy Supports or so, 12 Troops, 10 Elites and... a lot of HQ aswell as 5 Fast Attack when split up to summarize the whole lot.

So ideas... Im thinking a create a chapter army based on fire support units or perhaps Dark Angels, a Deathwing is certainly possible and with so many scouts and the assault marines I could do a Blood Angel force. The question is does anyone here have any ideas as to how to split that clump of models into balanced armies? Cause Im rather stumped right now, Ive got some ideas worked out but there are some things like the Terminators and the Scouts that just have me totally stumped. Plus having like 7 solid HQs and more on top is um... yea not sure how to use everything. So some ideas and comments would be greatly appreciated.

Oh and cause I can a few wide shots of the whole table full of models:



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One.... one hundred dollars?! :sadnshocked:
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Old 26 Nov 2006, 06:23   #3 (permalink)
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Wow. That's even more space marines than I have. :P

I would split it up into two chapters. You have alot of Dark Angels stuff and with the new codex just around the corner doing a Dark Angels army with some of it might not be a bad idea. Also, you may want to consider a pre-heresy space marine chapter.

If you don't want to bother with making multiple chapters I would just keep all the stuff you like the most and either trade the rest on the trading board or sell it on ebay.
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dude, I knew you liked big armies...but that is...REDICULOUS!
 
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Dude, you are so lucky. I would LOVE to get all that for 100 bucks. That's probably my WHOLE army besides the Libby I need.
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Ha ha! I'd hate to have to paint all those guys! :P
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Old 26 Nov 2006, 08:52   #7 (permalink)
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Ha ha! I'd hate to have to paint all those guys! :P
It'd take forever to do the lot, but it's like a single $100 investment that allows you to go get whatever boxed set you want from your local hobby store and take it home for free; there's so many of them!

Right place at the right time eh?
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You should see what my friend got as a birthday present... bloody huge pile of Blood Angels!
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One.... one hundred dollars?! :sadnshocked:
**Does mental tally on the actual cost new for that many models***

I just hit quad digits.

I wish that sort of thing happend to me. :'( You acutally have more marines than I do now. **whimper**
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Deffinetly the right time at the right place, I might make them all into Dark Angels, Ravenwing, Deathwing and normal DA and put others, like the Predator, Whirlwind, Rhino and a dread or two into my Ultramarines. Im not sure what Im going to do with the Grey Knights, one of the Dreads is also painted and modeled as a GK dread aswell, bladed claw arm etc. Metal dread is proving a pain to glue but its together finally. Im also not sure what Im going to do with two old Techmarines and two Apothecaries. Plus I have a full Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor and Retinue.

2 Daemonhosts, 2 Shield wielding... dudes, the Inquisitor and a couple acolyte types with flamers of some kind. The 7 GKs are also in good condition. One of the Land Speeders is an old type of Land Speeder out of pure metal and while the other two are the newer plastic one, one is in rather poor shape. Land Speeders dont hold up to punishment well it seems. Plus the pre-macragge peg assembly marines are rather craptacular and Im not sure what to do with them. But Dark Angels seems the way to go. If I could find the Codex which ironically I cant find it anywhere and Ive been to 5 shops. Ah well Ill find it eventually, some of the Terminators are actually Deathwing models.
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