Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mississauga, Canada
It was more a curiosity, but since you ask...
I've been toying with the numbers in your list, and if you dropped the Shield Eternal down to a mere Storm Shield you would have 230 points to spend on a dieseled Honour Guard instead of the RAS. 195 if you don't include the Drop Pod cost. Even a 5 man Honour Guard with five Storm Shields is only 150 (155 if you drop a SS vet for a Apothecary for that glorious FnP). Lower model count, but way more survivable. Garnish with Power Weapons as necessary. Assault squads fold easy in combat against a real CC oriented unit.
By no means a necessary change, really just something I kinda want to do with that new Vanguard box.