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At the core i wanted my army to be crimson fistian rather than anything else, since the reason i collecting them over the other chapters is because of the lore. Due to some dubious purchase decisions i do have certain elements that are interchangeable (mostly the support elements like: devastators, predator, dreadnought etc). The core that i want to build around though is pedro, 20 sternguard and a land raider.

This is what i am thinking so far:

1 Chapter Master Pedro Kantor (HQ) @ 175 Pts

9 Sternguard Veteran Squad (Elites) @ 290 Pts
Combi-Melta (x3)
1 Space Marine Sergeant
Power Fist
1 Land Raider (Heavy Support) @ 250 Pts

9 Sternguard Veteran Squad (Elites) @ 325 Pts
Combi-Melta (x3)
1 Space Marine Sergeant
Power Fist
1 Rhino @

4 Scout Squad (Troops) @ 85 Pts
Sniper Rifle (x3); Missile Launcher (x1)
1 Scout Sergeant
Sniper Rifle

4 Scout Squad (Troops) @ 85 Pts
Sniper Rifle (x3); Heavy Bolter w/Hellfire Rounds (x1);
1 Scout Sergeant
Sniper Rifle

1 Dreadnought (Elites) @ 125 Pts
Twin-linked Autocannon; Twin-linked Autocannon

4 Devastator Squad (Heavy Support) @ 150 Pts
Heavy Bolter (x2); Missile Launcher (x2);
1 Space Marine Sergeant
#Signum

Models in Army: 39


Total Army Cost: 1485


I am particularly keen on using the sternguard due to the bonuses with pedro and the fact that i have painstakingly converted every single one of them to look unique and veteraney (4 sets of the same metal minis just wouldn't do). The idea with this army is that i can split it up fairly easy for use in objective missions with the basic premise of sternguard to slowly march up with heavy weapons shooting over their heads. Many elements can be swapped up according to the situation, for instance changing the scouts to shotties & LSS or a pred instead of devs.

Now here is the part where i get told how wrong i am and what a rubbish army this is :)
 

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it's not rubbish; as a competitive army, it does have some potential drawbacks, but i'm seeing that you want a fluffly CF force: a bunch of surviving Vets from the Rynn's World incident with a few recruits to represent the Chapter's beginning to pick itself back up.

changes i would make: give he Sternguard sgt. that rides with Pedro a LC. it will help Pedro a lot in CC if that sgt. can kill potential threats to Pedro. while Pedro is awesom, i've learned I1 on a IC is suicide, especially against other IC and melee specialists.

i'd use nothing but ML's on the Scouts.

and i don't know if i would use Devastators, though you can't take another Dread with this set up, but i'd certainly considier taking nothing but ML.

with any points you may have left, add in more combi-weapons.

good hunting.
 

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Hmm, I could eschew the devs entirely and replace them with a vindicator and a predator (having also removed the rhino and other fat) and still come upto 1490 points.

Tbh i never liked devs too much anyway, they are just far too expensive for what they do.
 

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if you take two tanks, be sure to take two of the same type. it will help give your LR some cover and deflect any shots against it to other targers.

good hunting.
 

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I'm just gonna support Malaclypse's comments here.
I just wish I could afford that many Sternguard and the Landraider.
And good luck, I've always found Scouts fun to play with if you use them right.

Game on :victory:
 

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I'm just gonna support Malaclypse's comments here.
I just wish I could afford that many Sternguard and the Landraider.
And good luck, I've always found Scouts fun to play with if you use them right.

Game on :victory:
I wish i could afford them too! Fortunately the landraider was a gift and the sternguard i've attempted to get away with by converting normal marines with precisely every single bit i have available in my sparesbox:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/26301/warh/stgd5.JPG
(don't worry, that was a work in progress at the time of shooting).
 

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i have always liked land raiders i want one but got other thing i got to spend money on lol my lizardman army
p.s. i like the pic lol work in progress
 

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Hmm, I like the Sterguard idea, I just need the extra bodies to work on.
I think I may have some Marines that I rarely use for that task.
 
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