Sunday, 22 August 2010

There's a Storm Coming

Uh oh! I finally went and did it, I bought Assault Terminators!

I have avoided this unit like the plague because; they seem to be the norm in what's considered a "competitive" Marine list and I do so hate toeing the line, you need a Landraider to run them which means you've got about a third of your force in a neat little box and at £27 they're pretty damn expensive for 5 guys ... all be it seriously cool-looking, tooled up, action hero type guys!

However, this weekend the little voice in my head started nagging at me saying hat I hadn't bought any little plastic men for a while and that I probably needed to go and throw some cash at a Red Shirt. The voice was clearly ignoring the fact that I have a good 45% of my Ork army left to paint and I have an unopened Valkyrie wating to be converted into a Storm Raven - anyone want to buy a Valkyrie, still in the cellophane?!

Anyway, Daniel was in a mood because he's teething at the moment so I selflessly volunteered to go out and do the food shopping on my own. It just so happens that Warhammer World is only a 10 minute detour on the way to Sainsburys. I mean, it'd be rude not to just poke my head in and see if they had any in stock seeing as I'm in the area anyway ...

50 minutes later, and not a little wet thanks to some freak rain which decided to fall at it's hardest during the periods when I was not in the car or in a shop - I took this storm as a positive omen, Thunder Hammers; Storm Shields? You with me? Anyway, 50 minuted later I walk back through the door of my house with some orange Sainsburys bags and a little black bag containing the Emperor's cheesiest little squad that could. They are now assembled and undercoated, ready for painting should I be able to get some free time in the evenings this week. Otherwise there's a convenient bank holiday weekend comming up next week so that may be a good opportunity there. Here's a little pic of the guys so far:

I also "tweeked" my list for Open War to include them, whadda ya think?

Null Zone, Gate of Infinity

2x Twin Linked Autocannons
2x Twin Linked Autocannons
Assault Terminators
5x Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield; Land Raider w. Extra Armour, Multi Melta

Tactical Squad
(10) Meltagun, Missile Launcher, Sgt w. Combi-Melta; Rhino
Tactical Squad
(10) Meltagun, Missile Launcher, Sgt w. Combi-Melta; Rhino
Scout Squad
(10) 5x Combat Blade, 3x Sniper Rifle, Missile Launcher, Sgt w. Sniper Rifle

Land Speeder
Typhoon Missile Launcher, Heavy Bolter
Land Speeder
Multi Melta, Heavy Flamer
Land Speeder
Multi Melta, Heavy Flamer

Thunderfire Cannon

This is my standard shooty Marine army list with the Sternguard replaced by the Assault Terminators, I retain the Lascannons thanks to the Land Raider dedicated transport. The Librarian rides with the Terminators so the Land Raider and both Rhinos rush to control the mid-field which gives Null Zone a good area of effect.

The Thunderfire Cannon, Land Speeder Typhoon and the Dreads sit on the back line to provide fire support and the MM/HF Speeders are held in reserve to Deep Strike and hopefully keep the opponent guessing. Against armys with no heavy armour or massed infantry they could also be run as a diversion up a flank.

One last thought is that in tournaments where Special Characters are allowed I could drop the Typhoon and upgrade my libby to Vulkan. I think it's a pretty decent Vulkan list and I don't really lose too much from the intention of the original list.

1 comment:

  1. Vulkan?

    Assault Terminators?

    Who are you and what have you done with the real Andy?

    Now, if we can just get rid of the Thunderfire Cannon we'll make a WAAC player out of you yet :-)



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