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Discussion: THE LIST / Re: 2000 Point Ultramarine Dread Heavy List
« on: July 23, 2017, 09:28:41 AM »
I think your problem is going to be the number of models you're fielding. So far from what I've seen, there are a lot of ways to field cheap "lascannon" type guns in mass which would tear this army apart. I ran a dread heavy list and got shot to heck by LasBacks.

Discussion: Space Marines / Re: Thoughts on the Thunderfire cannon
« on: July 23, 2017, 09:22:31 AM »
Each time I build a list that includes one, I have a tough time stomaching the points cost to field it. There are tons more anti-infantry options we have which are mobile. The 5S 0AP make it subpar at its job anyway. A Razorback with twin assault cannon and a 5-man squad of sternguard with two heavy flamers and three combi-flamers might be a better choice.

Of course this is all conjecture because there isn't much to go on from your post. What are you looking to do with it? If you have the points and a way to re-roll the hits and wounds and want to hide it behind something, go nuts.

I had to look twice myself again (I have the pred w/ lascannons). It's most definitely a twin lascannon on the main gun. It can take two additional lascannons in its side sponsons.

It's a matter of preference between the razorback or predator and it depends on what you're trying to do. Two totally different battlefield roles.

Discussion: Orks / Re: Ork faction focus
« on: May 29, 2017, 09:30:46 AM »
^ That would be brutal. All them yeses!

General Discussion / New Box Set
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:40:54 AM »
Bottom line up front: New box set is worth somewhere around $500 if you do the quick math. Rumor has it price has been quoted in England at 95GBP. Would check with a $125 price tag like I was expecting.

I did a quick price crunch on what it would cost to purchase the new box set. I made the following assumptions to be transparent so you can decide for yourself if it's a good deal for you:

I compared what it would cost to purchase each item versus equivalent(ish) items on sale now. Again, you can do your own math but this is what I came up with.

Rulebook: $45
Jump marines: $41
Marine Squad: $40
Marine Squad: $40
Command Squad (this was the only way I could see getting 5 plasma rifles): $35
Command Squad (the extra lieutenants are a bit wonky so I had to choose something that made sense): $35
Captain in Terminator Armor: $25
Plague Marines: $45
Drone (FW site is down so I guessed at this one): $50
Cultists: $20
Lord in Terminator Armor: $25
Lord in Power Armor: $20
Sorcerer: $15
Battle Tomes for Primaris and Death Guard: $50 ($25 each)
Dice: $20

Quick mental gym and I come up with a box set that if you put together individually in about a year will cost you somewhere in the range of $500. I admit, I'm making a TON of leaps here because the models, end to end, are all new (with the exception of the plague marines...although plastic vs resin might be good).

Just a thought. This post brought to you by the fact that Neverwinter's servers are down for maintenance on Xbox One =)

Discussion: Orks / Re: Ork Dream Unit
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:12:48 AM »
Thanks for the feed back guys. New edition seems to have made kommandos a little more powerful and definitely looking at getting some mega nobz. Cheers!

Alawatakima, I missed that the first time through where you can overwatch as many times as you can until you're engaged. No more charge from 12" with 40 cultists to soak up the overwatch and then charge your marines without the chance to get shot. Very interesting.

Discussion: Orks / Re: Ork Dream Unit
« on: April 29, 2017, 07:34:41 PM »
Thank you for the inputs! Deffkoptas and Stompas look impressive and I'm seriously curious how many wounds they'll end up with once 8th drops.

Discussion: Orks / Ork Dream Unit
« on: April 28, 2017, 06:40:15 AM »
I've recently began collecting Orks and I'm loving the models. I appreciate the help I've received thus far from this forum, Quark at Mini Wargaming and Striking Scorpions 82 on YouTube as they've helped me "play test" models before I buy them and figure out what will work, and what will not.

From a purely fantasy prospective, I'm curious what is the single Ork unit you would purchase and field if cost weren't an issue (both points and monetary). With Games Workshop saying they are going to come out with rules for every model they have from both Forgeworld and the normal site, I see this as a prime time to nab one of those little used models because no one wants to buy the Imperial Armour books or some other obscure rule set.

I look forward to your comments!

Discussion: 40K Rumors / Re: Warhammer 40K 8th Edition Starter Set
« on: April 28, 2017, 06:32:38 AM »
What gets me even more excited is the prospect that it might be the new space marine models. I'm digging the size and the look of them.

Discussion: 40K Rumors / Re: Warhammer 40K 8th Edition Starter Set
« on: April 27, 2017, 02:14:38 PM »

If the big picture from the community page for Warhammer is any indication, I'd say it's Space Marines (probably Ultramarines) and Chaos Space Marines (***fingers crossed*** Death Guard/Nurgle).

The most recent video I watched eluded to it.

Hopefully this helps stir the pot a bit.

General Discussion / Re: 8th Ed. Are you ready?
« on: April 24, 2017, 10:45:32 AM »
I agree with you DeffBossGitKrusha about the codexes. As far as my ork miniatures, I'm well behind you in points and I'm waiting to see how 8th changes the table top portion of the hobby on where to move next. I intend to collect them anyway because I simply love the models.

General Discussion / Re: Views on Homegrown Characters
« on: April 24, 2017, 10:39:25 AM »
If you played Tigerius with an Imperial Fist army, I personally wouldn't bawk. I would like it tons more if you had a whole name and a background as well. I go even further by naming all of my sergeants in my Ultramarines army and Nobs for my Orks. But you're talking about friendly games where that's going to be allowed.

End of the day, it's your hobby. Do what you want with it and be creative. Tigerius is a cool looking model and in fact, mine is sitting atop a palanquin for my wifes Death Guard army.

Discussion: 40K Rumors / Re: (Potential) Changes to the Assault Phase
« on: April 20, 2017, 09:33:31 PM »
I'm looking forward to some sort of change as well.

I wish WH40k had a sort of pre-game talk show. With the anticipated/expected changes, you would think there would be some chatter about potential lists and stand-out units based on speculation.

Discussion: 40K Rumors / Re: (Potential) Changes to the Assault Phase
« on: April 18, 2017, 07:30:46 AM »

The Glacial Geek makes a logical argument for having the assaulter go first.

Couple of reasons why people don't like the idea in the response comments but there has to be some positive to it. The idea that you might get some sort of "First Strike" USR which either raises your initiative value on the first turn of combat or simply lets you strike first in the turn you make a charge.

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