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Building a High Powered Warhammer 40k Space Marine Army

Updated on April 21, 2013

Warhammer 40k Space Marine

Warhammer 40k is a great hobby and many years of great fun lie ahead of you once you start. Whether you enjoy painting and collecting awesome Warhammer 40k Space Marines minatures or pitching them against the opposing Ork or Chaos armies of your buddies, you will need to acquire a good collection of minatures. What I recommend doing is counting how many points of units you need and then shopping between Amazon and Ebay looking for great deals to put your army together. The really important Space Marine units below can be used to build up an army or significantly strenghten an existing Warhammer 40k army.

Image from the Amazon set: Dark Angels Ravenwing Battleforce Warhammer 40k

Warhammer 40K: Space Marines Battleforce - Great wargame miniatures

The Space Marine Battleforce set of Warhammer 40k minatures is excellent to use to bolster an Imperial army. The Space marines are much stronger then the regular imperial guard. The box contains 26 Warhammer 40k miniatures that you have to paint yourself.

Warhammer 40K: Space Marines Battleforce
Warhammer 40K: Space Marines Battleforce

Inside you will find; Space Marine Tactical Squad (includes 10 Space Marines), Space Marine Combat Squad (includes 5 Space marines), Space Marine Rhino, Space Marine Scout Squad (includes 5 Space Marine Scouts) and Space Marine Assault Squad (includes 5 Space Marines). Miniatures come unpainted and unassembled in their original packaging. Books are in brand new condition.

 

Space Marine Tactical Squad Warhammer 40k

This tactical squad of the elite troops of Warhammer Space Marines can serve as an excellent buff to your Imperial Guard Army. Because they are stronger per unit you can get some heavy hitters close to the enemy pretty fast when you wish too. Use the Space Marines against the right opposing forces and they can prove very valuable for you.

Space Marine Tactical Squad Warhammer 40k
Space Marine Tactical Squad Warhammer 40k

You get enough plastic parts to assemble ten (10) Marines. There is one Upgrade Sprue (with special weapons) included! These are the multi-part marines form the box set, NOT the single pose ones from the Assault on Black Reach. Miniatures come unpainted and unassembled in their original packaging. Books are in brand new condition.

 

Space Marines: Venerable Dreadnought

This Warhammer Space Marine model is a real eyecatcher. It takes some time to paint it to your liking but then you can field a truly awesome killing machine. That looks good while putting the hurt on. If you are serious about fielding a Warhammer Space Marine squad this bad boy should be in it.

Space Marines: Venerable Dreadnought
Space Marines: Venerable Dreadnought

Brand New All-Plastic Kit!

Requires assembly and painting

 

Space Marine Ironclad Dreadnought Warhammer 40k

This Warhammer Space Marine model might be even more bad ass then his brother the "Venerable Dreadnought." This bad boy can deal out some severe punishment when up close and personal. It kinda sucks at a distance though. If you have other units that like to get in close, combine them with this one and someone is going to be very sorry.

Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 Space Marines Ironclad Dreadnought Miniature
Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 Space Marines Ironclad Dreadnought Miniature

This box set contains one multi-part plastic Space Marine Iron Clad Dreadnought. This 58-peiece set can be assembled with any of the weapon options found in Codex: Space Marines, and includes: a seismic hammer, a chainfist, a Hurricane bolter, two flamers, a storm bolter, a meltagun, and a Dreadnought close combat weapon.

Also included are two different sarcophagus fronts, two hunter-killer missiles, smoke launchers, a searchlight and Ironclad assault launchers.

Model supplied with a 60mm round, scenic base.

Models are unpainted and unassembled.

 

Space Marines Terminator Close Combat Squad 40K

These Warhammer 40k Space Marines Terminators might be exactly what you need alongside your Warhammer 40k Ironclad Dreadnought to put the serious hurt on. If you get them in close, which is not that hard with a land raider or something, they can be brutal and be devastating to your opponent's table presence. Whether you have the dreadnought or not these are a very good unit to have in any serious Warhammer Space Marine army.

Games Workshop Space Marines Terminator Close Combat Squad 40K
Games Workshop Space Marines Terminator Close Combat Squad 40K

You get 5 multi part plastic terminators that can be equipped with either lightning claws, or Thunderhammers. Miniatures come unpainted and unassembled in their original packaging. Books are in brand new condition.

 

Space Marine Land Raider Redeemer Crusader Tank

Excellent in a Warhammer 40k Space Marine based army where you have some terminators (like above) you need to get right onto the enemy squads. Drive up there unload the Space Marine terminator figures and let the slaughter commence.

Space Marine Land Raider Redeemer Crusader Tank
Space Marine Land Raider Redeemer Crusader Tank

You get enough plastic parts to assemble one (1) Land Raider Crusader, or Redeemer. Miniatures come unpainted and unassembled in their original packaging. Books are in brand new condition.

 

SPACEMARINES KILL DEM ORKS! - Warhammer 40k Official Trailer

Space Marine Attack Bike MK2 Warhammer 40k

Personally I love fast attack units like the assault bikes. The attack bike is so powerfull that is often a very good choice though. If the terrain you will be battling on is very rough and hard to move about you might want to pick a different unit. In wide open spaces it's a superior choice to almost anything!

Games Workshop Warhammer 40k Space Marine Attack Bike
Games Workshop Warhammer 40k Space Marine Attack Bike

You get enough plastic parts to assemble one (1) Attack Bike. Miniatures come unpainted and unassembled in their original packaging. Books are in brand new condition.

 

Space Marines Scouts W/Sniper Rifles 40K

These Warhammer Space Marines Scout units can be deployed for a low number of points and if you play them smart they can still be very painfull for your opponent. They are quite versatile but one of the things that is fun to do is by killing a powerfull guy of your opponent. They are not so great against a bunch of critters.

Games Workshop Space Marines Scouts W/Sniper Rifles 40K
Games Workshop Space Marines Scouts W/Sniper Rifles 40K

You get enough plastic parts to assemble five scouts w/ sniper rifles, and or one Missile Launcher. Miniatures come unpainted and unassembled in their original packaging. Books are in brand new condition.

 

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