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1850 space marine list

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:34 pm
by tear of the angel
Hq-
Pedro

Elts-
5 sternguard w/ 2 lascannons, combi-plasma
5 sternguard w/ 2 lascannons, combi-plasma
5 sternguard w/ 2 lascannons

Trps-
5 scoutw/ snipers and 1 missile launcher
5 scoutw/ snipers and 1 missile launcher
5 scoutw/ snipers and 1 missile launcher

Fst-
3 attack bikes w/ multimeltas
3 attack bikes w/ multimeltas
3 attack bikes w/ multimeltas

Hvy-
3 preadators w/ all lascannons

So what do you guys think is this competitive or will it get hammered.

Re: 1850 space marine list

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:05 pm
by Generalissimo_Fred
I think you have all the anti armor covered, but what about a horde? Do you shoot lascannons at a 50 man blob squad with 5 power axes and stealth? I think a little diversity would help more. Attack bikes are great. How about giving one unit heavy bolters? That could help vs. hordes.

Take a predator and turn it into a Thunderfire cannon. This will help vs. hordes to and it synergizes with your scouts by having the Techmarine fortify a piece of terrain for better cover saves.

Now take a unit of Sternguard and turn it into a dreadnought. What!? Yes a dreadnought. This guy acts as a speed bump to assault units running through your lines.

Now you've saved a bunch of points. 65+ 30 + 50. Take those points and make a 10 man Sternguard unit. Out of one of the 5 man. I would remove lascannons from this unit. This units job is to shoot stuff with special ammo. Wound things on a 2+ and do it with 10 guys on the move. You could always combat squad them if you need 6 scoring units otherwise 5 is good to.

Here's what you got.

HQ Pedro

El 10 Sternguard
El 5 Sternguard,2 lascannons
El dreadnought

Tr 5 scouts, missile, sniper
Tr 5 scouts, missile, sniper
Tr 5 scouts, missile, sniper

Fa 3 attack bikes
Fa 3 attack bikes, mm
Fa 3 attack bikes, mm

Hv predator,all lascannons
Hv predator, all lascannons
Hv Thunderfire cannon

You know I would love to take one of those predators and turn it into a vindicator. That would help this list out a lot. I tried not to change the flavor of your list. I hope my suggestions are within your means to change. Try and get that vindicator instead of a second predator.

Re: 1850 space marine list

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:00 pm
by GregSwanson
Fred you could probably get by with two mm attack bikes in a squad which will free up 100 points to be used elsewhere. I would use it to get some combiweapons for the sternguard making them more effective. You could use the additional points to turn the pred into a vindy