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Offline Celerior

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2000 Marines/Militarum latest iteration
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:58:49 PM »
One of the things I love about this edition is how you can build really competitive lists that are super fluffy. In this scenario, a lieutenant from a reserve company of a Raven Guard successor chapter takes command of a force of Catachans and deploys advanced pickets, anticipating the enemy's approach...

Space Marine Raven Guard spearhead detachment:
 Lieutenant, 2 chain swords (upgrade one to the teeth of terra)
 Scout squad, 10 men
 Devestator squad, 6 men, heavy bolter, 2 lascannons
 Devestator squad, 6 men, heavy bolter, 2 lascannons
 Devestator squad, heavy bolter, lascannon

2 Imperial Guard battalion detachments:
 Company commander
 Company commander
 Tempestor prime
 Tempestor prime
 Tempestor prime
 50 conscripts
 50 conscripts
 Infantry squad, plasma gun, lascannon
 Infantry squad, plasma gun, lascannon
 Infantry squad, plasma gun, lascannon
 Infantry squad, plasma gun, lascannon, boltgun
 Tempestus scions, 2 plasma guns & 1 plasma pistol
 Tempestus scions, 2 plasma guns & 1 plasma pistol
 Tempestus scions, 2 plasma guns & 1 plasma pistol
 Tempestus command squad, 4 plasma guns
 Tempestus command squad, 4 plasma guns
 Tempestus command squad, 4 meltaguns
 Astropath, laspistol
 Astropath, laspistol
 Astropath, laspistol
 Astropath, laspistol
 Astropath, laspistol
 Commissar, boltgun
 Sergeant Harker
 Heavy weapon squad, 3 mortars
 Heavy weapon squad, 3 heavy bolters
 Heavy weapon squad, 3 heavy bolters
 Sabre battery, defensive flashlight
 Sabre battery, defensive flashlight

Deployment: The scouts deploy as a screen to defend the main body from deep strikers getting within charge range of anything important. If necessary a couple of astropaths do the same on the flanks, or I deploy the smallest devastator squad "from the shadows". Behind these skirmishers, the conscripts make up the front row, with the infantry squads behind them. In terrain somewhere in the back sits the lieutenant's command post, from which he directs his devastator squads' firepower.

Tactics: The gunline units do their job. The scions do their job. The conscripts threaten to tie in assault and hold objectives, and with the help of astropaths in my back line, prevent opponents from deep striking effectively. The command points earned by the guard get expended by the marines: hellfire shells, orbital bombardments, and rerolls that have a better chance of success.

Very similar lists have done well for me at tournaments. The separate marine detachment is new to the list, though. I will be trying it out tomorrow.
C&C welcome.

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Re: 2000 Marines/Militarum latest iteration
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 09:01:30 PM »