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What are the 'Must Have' SM Characters?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:09 pm 
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I've been (very) slowly building and painting some Space Wolves with the hopes of using them as vanilla marines as well.

I've got metal command figures who could be Chaplains / Librarians / Commanders etc. and I'm wondering what are the 'Must Have' combinations that people use.

I've seen people saying that putting Chaplains with Terminators and Assault Marines is a standard thing for example. I could build optional stands later but I'd rather get it 'right first time' if anyone has advice, whether for SM or SW!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:23 pm 
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I've used Librarians in Terminators more and more. You lose out on the inspiring, but gain extra MW attacks on your support.

I can't think of any times when I took a Captain. Commander isn't that useful for how I run Marines. The only list I seemed to use it at all with was my drop podding Raven Guard, and then it was from the Supreme Commander and not a Captain.

Regardless though, I recommend putting a small magnet in certain bases and a pin head in the bottom of your characters. You'll have all the flexibility you need with that.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:00 pm 
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Thanks for the reply! That's a neat solution with the pin.

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If you're doing Space Wolves, I'd suggest Captains and Chaplains. The Pack Mentality rule let's you combine assault from 10cm. A favorite tactic of mine is to drop pod two grey Hunter formations, one w a captain and one with a chaplain. Then retain, and use the captain to pull in the chaplain and pile on an enemy formation, ideally their BTS. It makes for a lot of 3+ CC hits in a fight!

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That sounds good to me! Would you put a Wolf Priest with Skyclaws? Or any characters with Swiftclaws?

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Aside from perhaps Space Wolves Captains aren’t worth it (I proposed a solution years ago tweaking the prices so Captains were 40 points and Chaplains 60 but people didn’t take it up).

I occasionally see Librarians but probably 3-4 times as many Chaplains.

Many take them but I tend not to bother with a SC for Marines as I’d rather spend the points on other things and they can get by with 1+ but it depends on your playstyle.


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Stormwind wrote:
That sounds good to me! Would you put a Wolf Priest with Skyclaws? Or any characters with Swiftclaws?
Not typically. I tend to run the formations pretty lean and take the character in the grey Hunter packs, and will add one to terminators.

In contrast to GlynG, I almost always take the SC. So you can see a lot of it comes down to your play style and list building preferences.

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I don't take a supreme commander in 90% of my lists for any race (not counting those where one is free or mandatory) so yeah that's more of play style preference.


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I don't have enough models to do all the options yet, ha ha! One day I will, I'm sure.

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