If I dropped the praetor and took the siege breaker would you recommend a forge lord as another HQ? What about a librarian?
Sadly, the Librarian Consul is a non-compulsory HQ choice, I.E. support officer.
When not running any RoW, I'd prolly stick to a single HQ choice at this points level, both the Siege Breaker as well as the Forge Lord offer nifty builds.
Wait I can have 3 HQ's? I thought I was limited to only 2?
Age of Darkness FOC has 3 HQ slots and 4 Elites slots.
Do you think one group of 20 and 2 groups of 10 in rhinos would be a decent compromise?
Sounds fair to me, though the footsloggin' blob would need an Apothecary attached.
So what would a good starter 2k list using the rite look like for you?
Iron Warriors - Hammer of Olympia RoW
1.) Legion Delegatus - Artificer Armour, Boarding Shield, Power Axe, Melta Bombs
2.) Legion Siege Breaker - Cataphractii Armour, Twin-linked Bolter, Chain Fist
1.) Legion Tac Squad - 9 Marines plus Sergeant w. Artificer Armour, Power Axe, Melta Bombs. Legion Vexilla. Rhino w. free Extra Armour.
2.) Legion Tac Squad - 9 Marines plus Sergeant w. Artificer Armour, Power Axe, Melta Bombs. Legion Vexilla. Rhino w. free Extra Armour.
3.) Legion Tac Squad - 13 Marines plus Sergeant w. Artificer Armour, Power Axe, Melta Bombs. Legion Vexilla. Delegatus and Apothecary join this unit for FNP, Defensive Grenades & Augury Scanner.
1.) Legion Apothecary w. Augury Scanner
2.) Tyrant Siege Terminator Squad - 3 Tyrants w. Power Fists, 1 w. Chain Fist, Sergeant w. Combi-Melta (or Plasma) and Chain Fist
- none -
1.) Legion Vindicator w. free Extra Armour
2.) Legion Vindicator w. free Extra Armour
3.) Legion Sicaran w. free Extra Armour & Heavy Bolter Sponsons (w. Shrapnel Bolts)
4.) Legion Artillery Tank Squadron
--- a.) Legion Medusa - w. free Extra Armour & Phosphex Shells & Heavy Bolter (w. Shrapnel Bolts)
--- b.) Legion Medusa - w. free Extra Armour & Phosphex Shells & Heavy Bolter (w. Shrapnel Bolts)
Should be 1.995 pts. from the top of my head.
The third Tac Squad (the footsloggers) could be bigger, but alas.
You have 4 scoring units, 2 Rhinos, tank-huntin' Tyrants and a crapload of Tanks.
I know Vindicators are only mediocre, but they're cheap and can be spammed. Plus, with 2 Vindicators, 1 Sicaran and 2 Phosphex Medusae the target priorities for your opponent will not be easy.