first off i would just like to point out that an attack bike is not an upgrade of a normal bike, this causes your bike squad's point costs to be higher then they actually are.
this would give you 50 points extra to play around with...
Ah I always do that, thanks for reminder!
i discourage you from putting scouts that have heavy weapons (including sniper rifles) in the storm, as when it moves they will not be able to fire... the most common usage that i've come across with the storm is putting a combi-weapon on the sergeant, as well as a powerfist, and use them to take out a vehicle early on in the game.
also as a note, even the sergeant of a scout squad can take a sniper rifle, so why not make it 4 snipers and a missile launcher, [/QUOTE]
I'm not sure I even want to take the scout squads and storms, if I didn't it would free up 345 points, but I don't know what else I could spend these points on either :/
if you could tell us a little more about your plans for using this army, that would help us make recommendations.
I don't really have plans, I just wanna try playing with a different sort of army, attack hard and fast, whilst having some heavy firepower to kill a few of the enemies, before the rest close in and finish off. (that's just off the top of my head though).
Maybe I could drop the scouts with storm for scout bikers?
Updated list so far....
Captain on bike w/ lightning claw (attached to bike squad) – 150
4 Space marine bikers with 1 attack bike w/multi-melta – 165
4 Space marine bikers with 1 attack bike w/heavy bolter. Sergeant has power sword – 170
5 man scout squad with 4 snipers, 1 missile launcher and Telion (travel in LS storm) – 135
5 man scout squad with 4 snipers, 1 missile launcher (travel in LS storm) – 85
5 man Sternguard veteran squad with 2 combi-flamers. Sergeant has lightning claw. With Razorback - 200
1 Land Speeder storm with heavy flamer – 60
1 Land Speeder storm with multi-melta – 65
10 man Assault Squad. Sergeant has Lightning Claws – 205
Vindicator - 115
Vindicator - 115
Total points - 1465
not sure what to spend the remaining 35 points on. Although I am thinking about changing the scouts/storms for some other option, and maybe swap the assault squad for terminators.