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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-07-13, 10:33 PM
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Yeah - luckily, Noise Marines are some of the easier conversions. A lot of people greenstuff Heavy Bolters into Blastmasters if you extend the barrel. Remember that the Noise Marines in the list given are essentially basic CSM with a weird Heavy Weapon as they all have pretty-much-identical stats and wargear, so you could get a pack of Heresy era Missile Launchers or something and claim it's Archeotech, not specifically Blastmasters.

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Icon of Excess might be a little on the pricey side. I'm not sure what the Lord's doing - he really needs to have a nasty little CC unit to be Outflanking with, or a couple of Spawn to hang out with.

I think 4 Heldrakes is a little excessive. Three tends to be more than adequate. As such, I'd drop one of the Heldrakes for a bunch of, say, 4 Spawn, to Outflank with the Lord to provide an annoying little unit that appears behind the Aegis Line.

Love the Infiltrating Noise Marines/Havocs though.

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If we drop an heldrake we could just take 5 havocs with 4 plasmaguns and a combiplasma (145) to outflank with the lord.
the remaining points, if we drop the icon of excess (55) can be used to give the big noise unit a rhino and the remaining 20 points can give the lord power claw and meltabombs.

About scratch built noise: it's really easy. Even with the chaos rhino sprue (the gargoyle heads and the dirge caster) you can convert 3-4 good looking blastmasters

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Good points on the conversions. The gargoyle heads would work out perfectly. I have like, 5 vehicle accessory sprues, so that would be more than enough. Nice. Just need to buy another squad or two of marines.


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Or, if you want to make yourself a present

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/New_Stuf...KAKOPHONI.html

Those are some serious mathafaking blastmasters!

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Do you know what the battle field looks like? What always takes a junk out of my army is zerkers and apcs. But it sounds like my army is different from your opponents mine mainly focuses on mobile infantry with riptide and broadside support.

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Awesome responses, guys. Ty.

Now, too bad I don't have any noise marines and only 1 heldrake... The "to buy" list grows!

Hmm, I'm not finding any sort of Noise Marine boxed set from GW... 15 bucks for a pair of sonic weapons, eh? I guess home-made/converted is gonna happen.
The upgrade pack is 1 sonic blaster, 1 blastmaster and a bunch of heads and other things.

The Sonic Weapons pack is 5 sonic blasters and 1 blastmaster (there's a little x5 on the pic ;) )
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Haha, yeah I saw that last night when I went to my local store and asked the manager why the hell they charged 15 bucks for 2 guns!

Those FW weapons are nuuuuts!


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GW has 2 upgrade packages for noise marines. On has a single gun of each type and some peices for the body, armor, head.
The other has 5 sonic blasters and a blastmaster. Look next to the sonic blasters and there should be a "x5"
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I've yet to play CSM in 6th, but what would you guys say to triple maulerfiends? Pricey I know, but should put the absolute fear of empty gods into the tau player. With some lucky It Will Not Die rolls, they may even make it to combat! :-D
As a Chaos player who goes against Tau far to often believe me when I say- Maulerfiends (as well as any other ground tanks) will die turn 1 against Hammerhead/Pathfinder combos, not to mention if those Riptides have the Las-Cannon blast things (sorry cant remember their name).
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Are Sonic Blasters worth taking?


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