I'm new here, looking to see if anyone is available to help me out a little bit.
I've done a fair amount of research trying to get into the game. After a lot of research, I've chosen the Black Templars.
I have read through the codices (4e Black Templars as well as 6e and 7e Space Marines). I have already bought quite a few miniatures (2600 points worth). I know this may have been hasty, but I think I bought a decently well-rounded army that will allow me to have a great start. I also couldn't pass up some of the insane deals I got buying old troops off of some people who were moving to different armies.
Now for some questions!
1. My friends (and various videos) strongly insist that I buy Land Raider Crusaders. I do very much want them, but they are quite expensive. Is there some kind of loose rule I should follow with them? For example, should I have one LRC for every 750 points? 1000 points? I think I want one for a six-man assault terminator squad (3 Hammer/Shield and 3 claws) with my Grimaldus plus 3 servitors.
2. Should I invest in drop pods? I quite like the idea of barraging my opponent with a dreadnought drop pod or some terminators, but are they useful for the army in general? Also, please let me know if you have a suggested loose rule.
3. Centurions, yes or no?
4. I'm playing largely against a TAU and Harlequin/Eldar army, if that helps!
If you would like to look at my army list, I can link it!
Thank you in advance for the advice!