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Hi guys, great to see heresy back online i was beginning to miss checking in every day to see what awesomeness had been created but i digress. I have had the Forgeworld Horus Heresy book for a few weeks now and have nearly read it page for page, front to back and i must say its awesome. But now i've come to the dilema well two actually. firstly, which legion do i take? i love the sons of horus fluff wise but hate their green armour if im honest (plus i cant find a good paint guide for them using only gw colours as thats all i have) and secondly what do i make my list out of?

First things first im trying to build a decent command squad based around a nice hard hitting legion praetor. but im unsure what to give him, here is a rough idea of how i might outfit him but as i don't play many games i am here to ask for guidance from those of you who play more and know what will work and what wont work. (i apologise in advance if i break any rules regarding posting stuff i wont put full stats just an overview)

1) i wanted to give my praetor 2 paragon blades in exchange for his ccw and bolt pistol, this would give him +1 str from each weapon and as they are both specialist weapons the +1 A aswell. along with some other cool bits.

2) i thought of giving him digital lasers for another +1 A making him upto 6 hehe ^.^

3) for armor i was going to go artificer for a 2+ and an iron halo on top

To me this seems like a decent CC character with 6, WS 6 str 6 attacks and a decent armour/invul save, and i can buy him a combi weapon or bolter to give him atleast some shooty but a friend at my flgs said he might not be as useful as i hope and started regailing me with the benefits of his nice shooty army

and so i ask those with the benefit of knowledge when it comes to the games is this guy good? too much? or is their better things out there now 6th ed has been tried and tested alot?

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You do not gain +2 strength from the two Paragon blades, only +1. As the spec weapon applies to any other spec weapon, take a fist or Thammer. He needs to survive; so take either Cataphractii or an Iron Halo.

Praetors are excellent when cheap; using him to mubch through Artificered Sergeants with a Paragon Blade and Digilasers for 140 is excellent usage, Imho.



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I'd echo Vaz on this one-- although I'd just give him the Iron Halo. Praetors come with artificer armor, so there's no reason to give him Terminator Armor, really. I wouldn't really worry about taking a second specialist weapon, just for the sake of cost. I've been planning on my praetor having a paragon blade, bolt pistol, combi-plasma, and iron halo. It's inexpensive, relatively speaking.

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Make sure you choose carefully; enemy IC raper; Paragon Blade thanks to Murderous Strike and Ap2 being horrendously threatening, or Squad killer; Ap3 and shred with 7 Attacks on the charge makes a mess of squads.



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You do not gain +2 strength from the two Paragon blades, only +1. As the spec weapon applies to any other spec weapon, take a fist or Thammer. He needs to survive; so take either Cataphractii or an Iron Halo.

Praetors are excellent when cheap; using him to mubch through Artificered Sergeants with a Paragon Blade and Digilasers for 140 is excellent usage, Imho.
I didn't realise you only got the 1 stat boost, this is why im glad i come here for help before making silly and most likely obvious mistakes, as i said before im not much of the gamer and haven't really played much 40k and no 6th ed really so things like this help me learn ^.^

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I'd echo Vaz on this one-- although I'd just give him the Iron Halo. Praetors come with artificer armor, so there's no reason to give him Terminator Armor, really. I wouldn't really worry about taking a second specialist weapon, just for the sake of cost. I've been planning on my praetor having a paragon blade, bolt pistol, combi-plasma, and iron halo. It's inexpensive, relatively speaking.
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Make sure you choose carefully; enemy IC raper; Paragon Blade thanks to Murderous Strike and Ap2 being horrendously threatening, or Squad killer; Ap3 and shred with 7 Attacks on the charge makes a mess of squads.
I'm aiming this guy towards more of the 'IC raper' build so want him to be able to take on near enough any IC i may face with regards to chaos, sm and eldar which are the main armies i'll be facing, so sticking with a paragon blade build seems like a good plan.

Thanks for the help so far guys its always good to learn from those who know better than me with regards to the game, keeps me from looking the fool

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I'm doing something similiar atm, I'm in the progress of getting the bits for my commander, he's going to have a giant axe which will be a paragon blade, but I'm not sure what else to give him so I'm not getting the parts for his other arm yet, any suggestions?
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If you don't have a particularly specific in-character build in mind (for example, my Sevatar is just a Praetor with PBlade and Bolter to match his description), then a Boarding Shield can be fairly decent; it is cheap access to a 5++ in a challenge with no loss to your ability to attack.

What legion are you going for? Space Wolf Shields can be as simple as a Chaos Marauder shield, while Night Lords could be a Grave guard or black knight shield.

Alternatively, there are some awesome power armour pieces like the Red Scorpion Psyker from ForgeWorld.



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I think I've settled on Ultramarines, atm it's not focused on any particular character, unless I find one wields an axe then I'll base it on him.
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I've finally settled on Imperial Fists for my legion and have begun building the guy, so far he is the torso from one of sevrin loth's retinue, mk2 legs i believe and the head from commander culn in termie armour. i have also kit bashed him an arm drawing his paragon blade from a sheath on his back (a process which involved destorying about 9 different pieces ^.^)

My only trouble now is his second arm, do i go fist or a pistol/bolter of some form? bearing in mind im wanting him to destroy enemy IC's.

He is also having artificer armour and an iron halo as i have the bits handy for this without buying pieces like i would have to for termie armour, i know i know im cheap

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Good luck with the painting, I love fists but I can't standing painting yellow.
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