1500 first Black Templars list, semi-competitive
Hey guys, I've been making a blood angels descendent chapter, and found I had a bunch of models left over, so I reasoned I would make another small marine army.
The World Engine story clung to the back of my brain like a sticky miasma of AWESOME, so I'm making an Astral Knights army, counting them as Black Templars, for the charge into certain death aspect of them.
I'm not a fan of building, or painting, rhinos, especially since they're 15 points over priced in this codex, so I'm trying to make a foot slogging army, as follows
140- Emperor’s Champion w/ accept any challenge
The emperor's Champion with accept any challenge is the only choice
I added Grimaldus because he rang as effing awesome to me, the 3 cenobytes with him, along with the crusader seals in my neophyte squads should make getting to grips with the enemy all the easier.
Both of these guys will join a squad, trying to keep at least 3 squads in Grimalus's aura of choose who you consolidate towards, along with the fact that he has a relic means when I do get there even if only 15ish out of the 40 get there, they can still stomp some face
155- Venerable Dread w/drop pod
To be honest this is really just because I have one hanging around that I really need to paint, not attached to it in the list though
130- 2 attack bikes w/ multi-meltas
over priced I know, but I GOTZ TA HAZ MY MELTA
125- Predator Destructor w/ lascannon sponsons
again, anti-tank, not too attached to it being in the list
210- 10 initiates w/ bp and ccw, power weapon, meltagun, frag grenades, crusader seals
4 squads of cheap-ish smash-ish face, the prefered enemy granted by the Emperor's champion, and choice of where to consoldate from grimaldus make these guys easy enough to control
40 points to play with, I'm thinking of changing the oath to the kill the witch one for the "scout" consolidate, since everyone and their mother has got a librarian, or whatever, in their list, it's also cheaper by far
so here it is, the basic strategy is to kill tanks and transports with the bikes, tanks, etc, and to charge forward, hugging cover as much as possible, with the initiates.
somewhere between 15 and 20 initiates should make it, with grimaldus and the Champion helping them carve a path
comments, criticism, and list ammendments welcomed