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This is yet another phase in my ideas to 'modernise' my BA list to deal with lots of grey knights
I'm still thinking of the barracuda though...
Should i paint my assault marines gold, and say their sanguinary gaurd?
AP2 is reduced greatly since 6th, melee more than ever and as AP3 as increases a lot since 7th, their better than than assault marines it seems.
They retain their speed
Yet get much more protection over them now
And have AP3 themselves...
But are they better than termies?
 

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I always liked SG, you move quicker then terminators but don't get ++ save. Play them right and a think they work great. But they're very easy to get wrong.
 

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Wait, what? People run Blood Angels outside of Dante+2x Sanguinary Guard as allies? Those people still exist?
I'm not exactly main stream :)
And a VERY limited pocket money means I'm slow to react to changes in the meta, and why I plan through about a million possible combos, asking the community which ones work, and then deciding which one on a number of reasons from game play, to price, to rule of cool
And I'm not ENTIRELY sure if I can get away with calling gold assault marines with lighting on their chain swords sanguinary guard :victory:
And I'll need a Dante as well...
Also going nipple wing means ill no longer be playing flesh tearers... But nipple wing:cray:
Maybe I'll buy some sanguinary guard models, and paint them like normal flesh tearers, and say my guys ran out of gold paint :so_happy:
I like the full termie idea so far
As well as the barracuda
And punisher vulture is high on rule of cool, but lower on win ability, I'll run it through combat calc. Though to see exactly what numbers I'm looking at :)
 

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The Barracudea is a nice anti-air craft, and can function as a bomber also, since the Ion Cannon can overcharge. It's fragile, with only 2 hull points, but Agile and carries a devastating amount of weaponry with BS4.

An interesting idea might go Deathwing with Dante + Sanguinary. You get terminators + Flying terminators. wouldn't be viable in less than 2000 probably, as the BA half would be appx 700 points.
 

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An interesting idea might go Deathwing with Dante + Sanguinary.
I second this, though I play DW with BA Drop Pods instead of Sanguinary Guard. My aversion to them comes from their points cost, monetary cost, and that I would rather play Deathwing given the points levels I play at.

And I'm not ENTIRELY sure if I can get away with calling gold assault marines with lighting on their chain swords sanguinary guard
I would accept that. I mean it might not look exactly the way SG are supposed to look, but it's still pretty obvious what's going on. Personally, I would also accept you saying, before the game: "hey man, all of my assault marines are SG this game. These are the dudes with weapons out of the norm (upgrades) for that squad".

Since I have close to 15k points of models these days I'll be waiting on a new codex to consider adding any more nipples than there currently are to my army.
 

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If only it was as easy as saying 'these are sanguinary guard, this guy has an axe'
But I have to play at my local gw, as the nearest club is over an hour away by car. And asking my mum to drive me there and back is a bit much :(
I can just about get away with calling my apothecarys chain sword a power sword as it has lighting effects on... Although I get some points for that on the grounds that it's a forge world model and no one wants to see it butchered :)
I might write a few lists and post them... So we can see which works well :)
My assault marines are made from a box of death company and a box of regular assault marines per ten man squad. This serves the dual purpose of giving me more pose options, as no parts are duplicated in the same squad. And so dnt have to use too much blood angel iconography on my flesh tearers :). It also helps to distance them from atcual death company abit more, not that I see a problem, they are clearly red from the front, despite black jump packs, heads and shoulders :)
My point being... They have some decoration on them so it could work, not sure if I'll have to paint them gold though :(
 

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Gw staff care... A lot
They stopped my bro using a dark elf dread dragon or whatever as a heldrake on the grounds of its taller... As if that REALLY matters and it wasn't the dragon is £5 less that they saw...
I did a list for sanguinary guard, and there no cheaper than hammer nators once you've factored in Dante and the jump packs you need on your preists in order to escort them
There fore I think I'll stick to 20x hammer nators...
Because for a start it'll be funny seeing my opponent shit their pants when they see 20 2+/3++ str8 AP2 walking slowely towards them :)
 

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The only thing you need to watch with 20x Hammernators is their limited mobility and lack of ability to Sweeping Advance. Way tougher unit though, to be sure though.

GW staff care about a lot of useless crap, hence why I don't play at the local store. Luckily I am comfortable playing less and only against people I trust in my home/at theirs and have that option open to me, otherwise their attitude in-store in my area would have seen me never pick up a model again after my hiatus.
 
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