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I like the super cheap power weapon/storm shield chapter master, 100 points

lots of people seem to run the twin lightning claw term honours iron halo frags one around here but I find that ridiculously expensive (146) that being said I've never used it and it does have 2 more attacks and reroll wounds compared to cheapo.

what role do you plan on using him in? for counter charge a bike might even be a good idea.
 

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It depends what you want him to do.

I spend anything from 100 to 200pts on him depending on the army he is being used in.
 

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dakari-mane said:
It depends what you want him to do.

I spend anything from 100 to 200pts on him depending on the army he is being used in.
I totally agree. It really depends upon his role. Do you want him to smash tanks? Give him a powerfist and a jump pack. You want him to be a close combat monster? Go with the dual lightning claws. It really depends.
 

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Yes you can!, he drives with his knees :lol: :lol:
 

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Yes, apparently it's on a "codex by codex basis", so if the codex you have says you can equip the biker with two close combat weapons (or a double-handed weapon, or whatever), then he can do so while riding his bike!
 

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I havent actually played SM yet, as my rine army is in Anphicar's Factory, being built.

But, i don't see a large role the Captain would play, generally.

I would, however, add him in just to harrass certain units, but i wouldn't expect much from him. I'd save the cool stuff for the Libby n the Chappy.
 

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I know some people will buy a cheap master for the LD10.
 

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master- 101pts
power weapon
bolt pistol
combat shield

i use this in small points when i know i'm gunna be taking alot of ld tsts.
 

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If all you want him for is the LD10 then I'd just go Power weapon & Storm Bolter for 95pts.
 

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id got for a fist over a powerweapon as it gives him a little more verstility. costs the same as a power weapon and meltabombs.
 

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Bolt pistol, power weapon, iron halo, frags, krak- 115pts...
..but then as DA Jervis writes my army list for me...

As SM's- the Bolt pistol, power weapon, combat shield, frags. 102pts

Cheapest decent HQ, good Ld bonus rule, and if necessary can help out in assault.
 

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i dont know about cost effective but i love to make uber expensive HQ choices. Give the Chapter Master a Powerfist, Artificer armour, master-crafted plasma pistol, iron halo, frag grenades, Purity Seals, Bionics and escort him in a Land Raider Crusader. Dont forget a command squad of marines, all of which are outfitted with at least a power fist.



My HQ choices sometimes take up half my army. :D

EDIT: I actually made a space marine termy chapter master and retinue in a land raider all tooled up to maximum points cost...... seven hundred forty points!!!!
 

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If you want him purely for the leadership 10 then just give him a BP and chainsword, sit him at the back of the table and forget about him. 77 points, not really worth your opponents effort to go for him and untargetable due to IC status.
 

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I have to agree with the jump pack/fear of darkness combo. Nothing is more fun than zooming around and causing all sorts of havoc.
 

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Depends what you want it to do. I always thought a cheap master with a small 5-man command squad (2 heavy weapons, Tank Hunters) would be a really great combo to give Ld10. I think the libby and chappy can be a lot more tooled out - but for fluff, I prefer the captain. I take him with Terminator armor and lightning claws and give him a termie command squad.
 

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I prefer the Master to Captain. I keep him cheap with a Power Weapon and Bolt Pistol and Frag Grenades. I made the mistake of giving him a Plasma Pistol and almost always have to let my opponent know it's a Bolt Pistol. I'd never swap it because a lot of work and love went into beautifully painting that Plasma Pistol. :)

I'll likely eventually create and would recommend:

Master with Power Weapon, Combat Shield, Frag Grenades, and Bike (131)
 
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