Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Old Faithful for Open War?

I think I want to stick with Blood Angels for the forseeable future, but the awesome power of the Thunderfire cannon keeps pulling me back to Codex Space Marines. Seeing as how none of you were particularly inspired by my last Blood Angels lists let's see if this grinds your gears:

1750pts of Codex Space Marines

HQ
Librarian
TDA, Storm Shield w. Gate of Infinity & Null ZOne

ELITE
Terminator Assault Squad
(5) 5x Thunder Hammer & Storm Shields
Dreadnought
2x TL Autocannons
Dreadnought
2x TL Autocannons

TROOPS
Tactical Squad
(10) Meltagun, Lascannon, Power Fist w. Combi-Melta; Razorback w. Lascannon & TL Plasmagun
Scout Squad
(5) 4x Combat Blades, Missile Launcher, Camo Cloaks
Scout Squad
(5) 5x Combat Blades

FAST ATTACK
Land Speeder Squadron
(2) 2x Typhoon Missile Launchers
Land Speeder
Multi Melta
Land Speeder
Multi Melta

HEAVY SUPPORT
Land Raider
2x TL Lascannon, TL Heavy Bolter, Multi Melta, Extra Armour
Thunderfire Cannon

THe basic plan is gunline it and use the Terminators to counter assault or gate about with the Libby to cause trouble. Basic Scout Squad go in the Land Raider, now I have an AV14 scoring unit with good ranged fire-power, the lascannon combat squad supports the TFC in the backfield, hopefully in reinforced cover. Camo Cloak Missile Launcher Scouts are a relatively hard to kill distraction and the melta combat squad are inthe las-plas razorback ready the go wherever they are needed to threaten heavy armour or elite infantry. The two Riflemen are self explanitory, the sit at the back with the typhoons and dish out dakka, and the melta speeders suicide towards heavy armour or are used for blocking.

Any thoughts from the cloud?

4 comments:

  1. Too few troops for the open war missions where to win it you have to really defeat your opponent

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  2. vastly too few troops in this list my friend. 

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  3. Fair point, I guess my problem is that C:SM troops choices are so rubbish in comparison to those in more recent codexes. I hate spending points on Tac Squads. I do like Sternguard but I don't think Pedro will be allowed at the next Open War. Back to the BA I guess.

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  4. just take 5 man tac squads in las plas backs...?

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