Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Southern GA, USA
From personal experience, as I have been playing with Heresy armies for many months now, I feel that I should add this to your thoughts.
If you are doing Word Bearers and you haven't planned to use their Ashen Circle units, you're doing it wrong. Word Bearers get gross and broken when they start summoning daemons from the Warp and wrecking face. I suggest you do that.
Also, depending on the armies you face, Tac Support Squads can be helpful or useless, even with Volkite. Fury of the Legion with a 20 man squad in Rapid Fire range gives you 80 shots to throw down range... trust me, I've done this with my Salamanders and owned much. However, nothing is as fun as sending a 10 or 20 man Breacher Squad, resplendent with meltabombs for every single man in the squad, to go tank hunting. Also fun.
Heresy era armies really come down to 2 things, what you like, and how you make what you like wreck face. For me, I love the Salamanders/Emperor's Children. One army is slow, ponderous, and I can obliterate Mechanicum/Tank heavy armies with impunity thanks to Fire Drakes, Pyroclasts, and Breacher Squads. My Emperor's Children is all about speed and close combat grossness in equal and painful measure. If you want to make the most out of your Word Bearers, it might be wise to examine how you see their army, their tactics, then go from there. It sure worked for me.