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Hi everyone,
I played 40k briefly in second edition and have been trying to get back into it. I've been borrowing a friend's models for a few games and am looking into buying my own. I really like the Salamanders fluff, and I'm thinking of one of the two following lists to get started, both in a Flame Blade Strike Force (and I'm aware of the issue with Salamanders and Land Speeders, but it doesn't bother me):

Option 1:

Battle Demi Company:

Vulkan He'Stan (190)
Tac squad, 5 marines, 1 flamer, drop pod (110)
Tac squad, 5 marines, 1 flamer, drop pod (110)
Tac squad, 5 marines, 1 meltagun, drop pod (115)
Land speeder, 2 multimeltas (70)
Dev squad, 5 marines, 4 multimeltas, drop pod (145)

Ravenhawk Assault Group:

Stormraven, TL Multimelta, TL Assault Cannon (200)
Sternguard Veterans, 5 marines, 2 heavy flamers (130)
Ironclad dreadnaught, 2 heavy flamers, chainfist, drop pod (180)

Total = 1250

The strenguard would ride in the stormraven, and I'd be looking to vary which 3 of the 5 drop pods get put down first depending on the opponent's composition. Wulkan rides with the devs to tank wounds and discourage chargers. The land speeder would either be used for suicidal rushes or to capture distant objectives.

Option 2:

Battle Demicompany:
Vulkan He'Stan (190)
Tac squad, 5 marines, 1 flamer, drop pod (110)
Tac squad, 5 marines, 1 meltagun, drop pod (115)
Tac squad, 5 marines, 1 meltagun, drop pod (115)
Assault squad, 5 marines, 2 flamers, jump packs (95)
Dev squad, 5 marines, 4 multimeltas, drop pod (145)
Ironclad dreadnaught, 2 heavy flamers, chainfist, drop pod (180)

Raptor Wing

Stormtalon gunship, skyhammer missile launcher (115)
Stormtalon gunship, skyhammer missile launcher (115)
Landspeeder, 2 multimeltas (70)

I would have a fairly similar plan for this list. Losing the sternguard hurts, but the assault marines seem like cheap flamer delivery/fast objective capture and the having the stormtalons arrive on turn two seems very nice, especially with those extra drop pods in reserve.

Sorry if that's too longwinded, I'm just excited about getting into 40k. Any comments are welcome!
 
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