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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:59 pm 
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I could be wrong, but I think some of you guys, misinterpreted this list.  This is not a Task Force Organization or deployment list.  This does not show how he's going to employ the force but a list of available forces.    But I could be wrong ?! ???

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 7:22 pm 
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I agree that spreading the AA is the way to go.

The latest (supposedly final) list is in the vault and it has some very relevant changes.
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Bombards can now only be fielded as independent batteries.

Manticores have Disrupt ability.  Since combined barrages lose special abilities, you will want your arty company to be all Manticores.  Use the Basilisks as an independent battery.

Thunderbolts got a good upgrade this last time around, so they are 2 for 150 points, iirc.

No more Salamanders (model production didnt' make it).  They're all chimeras.
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For strategic suggestions:

I would add a formation of Stormtroopers.  8 scouts with short range AT and decent assault seems to be a perfect escort formation for a company of Baneblades that you intend to use aggressively.  Roughriders could perform a similar role, but have less offesive flexibility.

I would have a couple companies of infantry to trade out for one of your mech or arty companies.   You could also add the fire support platoons and still garrison them as an alternate to adding them to the mech inf.

That would add 650-850 points, depending on whether you added roughriders, stormtroopers, or both.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:16 pm 
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Where in the vault are they Neal? I can't find them!

Could you please post a link?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:44 pm 
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[quote="nealhunt,27 2003 Oct.,18:22"][/quote]
Thanks for those points all.

I will split the flak in my army list.
I will see about adding a titan or two. I dont have many spare at the mo, but I'm sure I can find something.
Thanks Neal for confirmation of the Flyer numbers, I originally had 3 out, but on double checking the lists, had noted they said only two.
The Artillery company was all manticores in the first place, but I figured that was overkill so swapped 3 of them out, They'll go back in now! If the Basilisks can also AT shoot now, I prefer the idea of a spare unit of tank hunters floating freely.
Not sure about Stormies or RR for supporting the Baneblades. They seem like a lot of painting - Having said that, the planes are proving to be a LOT of painting so they cant be worse than them! They'll be the last thing I do I guess.
No more salamanders? They're in the current list! How rude.... mine are stand ins then, I dont have enough Chimeras!

Chris:Unless I have counted wrong, I currently have 1 more company than support formation. Some of the listings at the bottom are upgrades which I just didnt (dont!) know where to place!
Tas: Its a long way from all done, but it wasnt a bad first week. I wont be getting much done this week though since I'm working Mon-Wed & am going away Thurs-Sunday! Dont have any commissions at the moment though :{ God side means lots more time for the IG I guess!

Thanks all for the tips - Keep 'em coming! I cant wait to get this force finished & get them trialed on the battlefield now :p

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:51 pm 
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Quote (TuffSkull @ 27 2003 Oct.,19:44)
Thanks Neal for confirmation of the Flyer numbers, I originally had 3 out, but on double checking the lists, had noted they said only two.

It was changed to 3 in the last Errata file. Go to the vault and download it, I remember it because I altered it on my printed version.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:58 pm 
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Quote (Chris @ 27 2003 Oct.,19:51)
Quote (TuffSkull @ 27 2003 Oct.,19:44)
Thanks Neal for confirmation of the Flyer numbers, I originally had 3 out, but on double checking the lists, had noted they said only two.

It was changed to 3 in the last Errata file. Go to the vault and download it, I remember it because I altered it on my printed version.

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Arrg, confusion. Thanks for the help though Chris, I'll look it up.

After painting 1 trial aircraft last night, if I cant get a definite answer, I'll just paint & use two.
If I find out on release that I've been  playing with a disadvantage then I'll do a third, but I am still (after 15 years in the hobby) waiting to paint a plane I'm happy with so I'll live with the disadvantage if need be  :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 11:09 pm 
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http://www.specialist-games.com/epic40k/Vault.htm

Section 6.0 has the army lists posted as of 23Oct03.  Outside of some typos, the only thing in flux is the ork list.

T-bolts are 2 for 150.

BTW, there are 2 support formations allowed per company now.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 11:31 pm 
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Quote (nealhunt @ 27 2003 Oct.,22:09)
http://www.specialist-games.com/epic40k/Vault.htm

Section 6.0 has the army lists posted as of 23Oct03. ?Outside of some typos, the only thing in flux is the ork list.

T-bolts are 2 for 150.

BTW, there are 2 support formations allowed per company now.

Many thanks - I've downloaded the pages, but with all this painting havent had a chance to do any reading!
(speaking of which, I havent had a second spare tonight to lift a brush. I will post an update to the diary if I can tomorrow morning before work, otherwise you might have to wait I'm afraid!)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:57 am 
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Sorry to cause even more confusion, but I found the errata file I had saved, which states:

Space Marine & Imperial Guard Army Lists

Increase the number of Thunderbolts in a Thunderbolt formation from two to three.


So they should be three unless Jervis decieded to change it back for the final version of the rules. Perhaps we should ask him ????

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 6:59 pm 
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Chris, it was changed back.  The newer files are post-errata (even though I think their post dates are messed up).  There wasn't even a 6.0 in the vault before.

The T-bolts recieved a pretty substantial upgrade on weaponry because JJ didn't think the stat lines reflected the miniatures.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:40 pm 
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Finally finished preparing all of my new space marine stuff to paint and have decided to paint them as Imperial Fists (almost did Space Wolves, but army list plans are no doubt in the pipeline for SW, so may do them as a second army later on). Anywho, was just wondering which chapters are represented by the SM players on these boards? Seems like a lot of people are building armies for Crimson Fists, Raptors and Dark Angels, but would be nice to see the spread.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:25 am 
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I have been painting the Silver Skulls.  About 8,000 points done now (or will be, once I get the spray varnish out tomorrow), with another 2-3,000 yet to do.

And I'm sick to death of painting :(

I figured that I was unlikely to meet too many other players with Silver Skull armies, whereas Ultramarines, Blood Angels and Space Wolves are ten a penny.

Seriously, a nice metallic figure is a piece of cake to paint.  I'm actually looking forward to buying and painting the Necrons in 2007 now :)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 12:45 am 
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You got that right V/C !  Although I field UM, SW, BA, DA and Salamander SM Units, much of my Ork stuff is metallics !  And I too look forward to the Necrons !    :;):

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:03 am 
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Hi!

Pretty much the "oldies", Ultramarines, Imperial Fists and perhaps Blood angels.

I'm not much for originality..  :D

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:34 am 
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My main SM force is Dark Angels, my very first Epic Army with most minis of 2nd Edition era.  It is a big army of about 6 full companies, plus Deathwing, Ravenwing and Ironwing Companies

I also have a Battle Company of Flesh Tearers to add to them as allies, just because their fluff is so kewl.  E40k era miniatures.

In the pipeilne, a Battle Company of Black Templars, again because I liked their fluff in the novel Crusade for Armageddon.

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