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Old 03 Jun 2007, 01:32   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I have a Dark Angels army and I've decided my next purchase is going to be a squad of terminators. Since I have Dark Angles, I can have a mix of assault and ranged terminators (atleast I think that they are the only chapter that can).

Anyways, I have the DA battleforce, so there is a few terminator upgrade sprudes (assault cannon, storm sheild), and I was wondering, which box should I buy, the assault or normal terminator box.

I would like an assault cannon, and probably a pair of lightning claws, and chain fists sound delicious..

So which one do you guys think? Or if you guys have a better idea of what I should give my 5 terminators....any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03 Jun 2007, 01:37   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, I have a Dark Angels army and I've decided my next purchase is going to be a squad of terminators. Since I have Dark Angles, I can have a mix of assault and ranged terminators (atleast I think that they are the only chapter that can).

Anyways, I have the DA battleforce, so there is a few terminator upgrade sprudes (assault cannon, storm sheild), and I was wondering, which box should I buy, the assault or normal terminator box.

I would like an assault cannon, and probably a pair of lightning claws, and chain fists sound delicious..

So which one do you guys think? Or if you guys have a better idea of what I should give my 5 terminators....any help would be appreciated.
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I recently had this exact problem. The Assault Cannon is no problem, because there is one of those on the Dark Angels upgrade sprue. If you buy the Assault Terminators box, however, you will have no extra Storm Bolters beyond the one they give you on the upgrade sprue, and you will have no Chainfists or Power Fists at all. Those are all on a different sprue that is only found in the regular Terminator boxed set. It is kind of a pain. I would buy the regular boxed set and see if you can trade for the Lightning Claws. The Terminator Assault Squad only gives you a sprue with 5 Thunder Hammers/Storm Shields and 5 sets of Lightning claws (and the groin shields).

I ended up ordering one of each and mixing and matching. But I am playing a pure Ravenwing/Deathwing force.
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Old 03 Jun 2007, 03:07   #3 (permalink)
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Ok thank you.

Are the powerfists for terminators different? Because I have a few left over from my battleforce that I could use.

So its:
Storm bolters, power/chain fists - Regular box
Lightning claws/hammer/shield - assault box?

I was thinking I would do one with claws, one with a hammer/shield, one with an assault cannon, and two with the storm bolters and chainfists, this a good mix?
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Old 03 Jun 2007, 03:21   #4 (permalink)
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Ok thank you.

Are the powerfists for terminators different? Because I have a few left over from my battleforce that I could use.

So its:
Storm bolters, power/chain fists - Regular box
Lightning claws/hammer/shield - assault box?

I was thinking I would do one with claws, one with a hammer/shield, one with an assault cannon, and two with the storm bolters and chainfists, this a good mix?
The Power Fist on the upgrade sprue was meant to be used with regular Power Armor, so it might take some work to use with Terminators. It seems to be a little smaller.

That is actually pretty close to the configuration I use for both squads. One set of claws, one Hammer, one Assault Cannon w. Chainfist, one Storm Bolter W. Chainfist, and the Sergeant with a Power Sword. I'm not sure if it is the best way to set them up yet, but it makes them very versatile. They can make a mess of most infantry units and ground vehicles.
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Old 03 Jun 2007, 03:22   #5 (permalink)
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Personally I think what you want to do wouldn't mesh well, assault cannon and four claws may work pretty well, or some thunder hammers and chain fists, but fists, hammers, claws and assault cannon IMHO wouldn't.

But i'm not a heavy deathwing player yet, so.....

As to the spare fists you have, try some blue tac and putting a termie shoulder of them, it's really up to you if they look good or not
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Terminator Powerfists are different. They are generally bigger, and the arm itself is different, bigger due to the Terminator Armor and bigger to match with the shoulder pads.
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Old 03 Jun 2007, 03:46   #7 (permalink)
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Alright thanks everyone, you've given me a couple ideas.
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