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Thursday, 16 June 2011

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Hi Rick

Andy has the following models... 
2x Black Reach Captain 
Terminator Chaplain with Combi-Melta 
3 Tactical squads with Missile Launcher and Flamer 
Sergeant with PF and Combi Flamer 
Sergeant with Powerfist 
5 Sniper Scouts 
Telion 
10 Shooty Terminators 
5 Assault Terminators 
5 Sternguard with Combi-meltas (1 has powerfist) 
Attack bike with MM 
3 bikers 
2 Black Reach dreads 
1 Ironclad dread 
2 Rhinos 
2 Predators 
Land Raider Crusader 
Land speeder with MM/HF 
Drop Pod  
WYSIWYG would be nice but as you are probably aware is not essential.

I've also got a couple of rhino chassis (inc 2 LC/plasma Razorbacks) and another pred if needed. 
 My list is  
CCS - 4 meltaguns, Chimera ML/HF  
Marbo 
PCS - 4 meltaguns, Chimera ML/HF  
Infantry Squad - Autocannon, Chimera ML/HB, HK missile 
Infantry Squad - Autocannon, Chimera ML/HB 
PCS - 4 meltaguns, Chimera ML/HF  
Infantry Squad - Autocannon, Chimera ML/HB 
Infantry Squad - Autocannon, Chimera ML/HB 
Manticore 
Leman Russ - Hull lascannon, Plasma sponsons 
Leman Russ - Hull lascannon, Plasma sponsons 
Critique away :)
REPLY: Well, let's start with the solid.  Those Tac squads aren't perfect, because Multi-melta guys are better than MLs, no question.  All the same, could be much much worse, I sometimes still see people put Heavy Bolters in Tac Squads, and that is virtually inexcusable.
Telion and Snipers is great stuff too.
I assume the Predators are Dakka variety, which is fantastic (well, for its points) and the AoBR Dreads are neato too.
So, let's start with these elements:
Telion, 3 Snipers, 1 ML Scout - 135
Tac Squad: ML, Flamer, Rhino - 205
Tac Squad: ML, Flamer, Rhino - 205
Dreadnought: Multi-Melta - 105
Dreadnought: Multi-Melta - 105
Predator: Heavy Bolters - 85
Predator: Heavy Bolters - 85
So far we've spent 925 points, and have a pretty solid core.  We still need an HQ, of course, and we need a bit more anti-tank. Ideally, we would add Land Speeders. Sadly, this doesn't really seem to be an option. :( Since Q-Con is next weekend, the chances of you actually getting them built etc in time are incredibly slim. My next choice would actually be Riflemen Dreads, and a MotF to allow you to take two of them...but again, modelling-wise, that seems too tall an order. :(
I assume the AST have TH/SS, not Lightning Claws.  I hope so, anyway.  lol
With that in mind, I suppose the options come down to:
Land Speeder: MM, HF - 70
Attack Bike: MM - 50
5 Sternguard: Combi-Meltas, Drop Pod - 185
And we still need an HQ... :/ Well, with having spent 1230, we have 270, more than we could possibly spend! In that case, the best HQ to take is the MotF with Conversion Beamer to camp with the Scouts.  If that isn't possible, then take a Terminator and call him a Librarian, give him Null Zone, Vortex, and a Storm Shield.  Have him with the Scouts, because no-one will advance towards them as confidently.  He costs 140 points...so if we drop a Tac Squad (205) we can take two 5-man ones with Las/Plas Razors. ;) 
That makes the list:
Librarian: Null Zone, Vortex of Doom, Storm Shield, TDA - 140
Sternguard: 5 Combi-Meltas, Drop Pod - 185
Dreadnought: Multi-Melta - 105
Dreadnought: Multi-Melta - 105
Tactical Squad: Missile Launcher, Flamer, Rhino - 205
Tactical Squad: Razorback [Las/Plas] - 165
Tactical Squad: Razorback [Las/Plas] - 165
Scout Squad: Telion, 3 Snipers, Missile Launcher - 135
Land Speeder: Multi-Melta, Heavy Flamer - 70
Attack Bike: Multi-Melta - 50
Predator: Heavy Bolters - 85
Predator: Heavy Bolters - 85
TOTAL: 1495
Swish, no? Could ofc be better, but working with limited resources. :p
Will return to yours later Chris, better to just get it posted, no? :)
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