40k Army List IV Vanilla Marines My A**!
Use the Codex to your advantage.
Ever hear the term Vanilla Marines? This is what the Space Marines that use the Space Marine Codex rules set are too often referred to. Am I taking it a little personally since I use an Ultramarine army?
Maybe a little.
So, in light of this self revealing introspection I decided to create an army list I would refer to as Vanilla Marines My Ass!
Taking advantage of several wonderful unit selections available to the Space Marines I made sure to throw in the best non-HQ independent character available in the game, as far as I can tell, Sgt. Telion. With his wound choosing from sniper range he is a sweet advantage to have on your side.
Use the Snipers and Lascannons from the land Raider to give Alpha cover fire. Even The Sternguard has a Plasma Cannon if fast attack units close in on them. Just pray you don't scatter onto your own forces, those are the risks of warfare after all, and bake a bundle of enemies with the plasma cannon.
The Vanguard are important here. They have jump packs and the special ability that allows them to Assault immediately after a Deep strike! Whaaat?
Why haven't you used this yet?
Drop them close to an enemy, hopefully an HQ, and assault with joy. Here I have three of the men wielding lightning claws which allows them to reroll their wounds. The Key here is the math. So many hits when they charge and then rerolls that something is surely going to die. I have felled entire squads with these guys but you will lose them if you go against HQ with a higher initiative so be prepared for that eventuality.
The Vanguard are not scoring units so they can easily be sacrificed in order to cause death and chaos behind the lines. Meanwhile you have troop selections that can do all the scoring for you. Scouts have infiltrate so they can easily be placed very close to objectives while the Tactical troop squad has a rhino to drive them to the main objective. Use the terminators in the Land Raider to protect them from assault forces and wield the Land Raider's weapons to take out threatening long range attackers.
Yes, the Terminators are full of lightning claws also. Why not? They are so very deadly, are they not? Slaughter whoever stands in their way but don't send them out of the vehicle if the enemy has Devastators, Long fangs or some other such nonsense zeroing in on the area. Take those out with your Snipers and any other long range means at your disposal. The Dread will be great for this.
All in all its a well rounded list and slaughters the foe fast. Use the Chapter master along with the other Terminators using his high Initiative to your advantage but before you move him don't forget to consider your one time use of the Orbital Bombardment. Since it scatters you do not want to make the mistake of thinking the best target is the largest cluster of enemies. Sometimes strategic placement will allow you to score a hit regardless if it scatters or not.
As with the other lists I wish you luck, but this time...you aren't going to need it.
Newly Edited 3/31/2012
Expediter Imperialis Ultimatum
i.e. – “Vanilla Marines My Ass” 1849pts
HQ – Chapter Master – Terminator Armor w/Lightning Claws – 180pts
Alpha Squad – 10 Man Tac w/Melta Gun & Missile l. - 175pts
Sniper Scout Sq. – 8 man w/Sgt. Telion – 164pts
Rhino 1 – For Alpha Squad – 35pts
Dreadnought – Twin Linked Las & CCW - 135pts
TS3 – 5 Man Sq. – 3 w/Light. Claws & 2 w/Hammers and Sh. – 200pts
Heavy Support -
Land Raider – Des. for TS3 joined by Ch. Master - 250pts
Devastator Sq. – Morticians 10 man Sq. w/2 Las & 2 Plas – 290pts *Use Sgt.’s Signum*
Vindicator - 115pts
Fast Attack -
Vanguard – Claws of Talassar – All W/Jump Packs - Sgt. W/Claws; 2 Vets W/Claws; 1Vet Power fist; 1 Vet W/Power Sw. & Plasma Pistol – 305pts
Note; Sternguard w/Las and Plas 150pts; For 2000pt Army list.
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