Branching out...or back in time maybe? 30k...............

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Branching out...or back in time maybe? 30k...............

Post#1 » Apr 14 2014 03:14

So I want to start a 30k army after doing 40k for awhile. I've played Black Templars, Orks, and Tau...so now onto something different. Local Meta is...Blood Angels(drop pod or bikes), Deathwing, Chaos Marines (Nurgle or undivided), Orks (Mass boys and Dakkajets), Necrons, Tau, Farisght Enclaves.


So stuck between Night Lords or Iron Warriors


Night Lords 1850 (((125pts free to spend)))

HQ
Sevatar 175pts

Elites
Contemptor-Mortis Dreadnought (Kheres Acannon) 180pts
Contemptor-Mortis Dreadnought (Twin Lascannons) 185pts
Legion Cataphtactii Squad 175pts

Troops
Terror Squad (Volkites) 150 pts
Terror Squad (Volkites) 150 pts
Terror Squad (Volkites) 150 pts

Fast Attack
Night Raptor Squad (+10 Raptors) 250pts

Heavy Support
Land Raider Achilles 300pts


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Iron Warriors 1850 (((1865pts over by 15)))


HQ
Legion Praetor (Cataphractii Armour, Paragon Blade-Master Crafted, Iron Halo) 180pts

Elites
Legion Cataphractii Squad 175pts
--------Land Raider Phobos 250pts

Troops
Legion Tactical Squad (20 Marines) 250pts
Legion Tactical Squad (20 Marines) 250pts
Legion Tactical Squad (10 Marines) 150pts

Fast Attack

Heavy Support
Sicaran Venator Tank Destroyer (HK Missile, Lascannons) 240pts
Iron Havoc Squad (1 H Bolter/4 Las) 245pts

Fortification
Bastion w/Quad Gun 125pts



The thing that gets me is the mandatory 3 troop choices...hmmm.

For Night Lords, everything just goes right at him and infiltrate as close as possible. Sevatar sneaks up the side with a Terror Squad and the Termies deep strike in for a finishing strike. Still 125pts to spend.

For Iron Warriors, Havocs in the Bastion plinking things to death. Sicaran hunts down enemy armor. Tactical Blobs march forward(Iron Warriors don't fail morale :whistlingW: ), and the land raider slams in for some fun.

Ideas, concerns, suggestions, critiques? First 30k army so no real solid ideas yet...or established bad habits for that matter.
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Re: Branching out...or back in time maybe? 30k...............

Post#2 » Apr 16 2014 10:02

Not many replies here on ATT, I know it's manly our Tau forum but thought there might be some closet 30k fans as well? But in discussion with some people came up with this semi-final list:

Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions?


Iron Warriors 1850 (((5pts left to spend)))


HQ
Legion Centurion (Master of Signals) 85pts

Elites
Legion Cataphractii Squad (5 Termies) 2 P Fists, H Flamer, Lighting Claw, T Hammer 210pts
--------Land Raider Phobos 285pts
--------Extra Armour, H Flamer, Frag Launcher
Contemptor Mortis-Dreadnought (2 Twin Las) 185pts
Apothecarion Detachment 45pts

Troops
Legion Tactical Squad (20 Marines), Power Weapon, Melta Bombs 265pts
Legion Tactical Squad (10 Marines), Power Weapon, Melta Bombs 165pts


Fast Attack

Heavy Support
Iron Havoc Squad (5 Las) 260pts
Legion Sicaran Tank Destroyer (Auxiliary Drive, A Ceramite) 220pts

Fortification
Bastion w/Quad Gun 125pts
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Re: Branching out...or back in time maybe? 30k...............

Post#3 » Apr 16 2014 10:58

Unfortunately I don't know much about 30k (but am very interested!)

I would say though you seem a little light on troops. Otherwise you definitely have anti-tank covered! Maybe you should switch out some melta bombs for more marines? I feel like you don't have much objective taking power (other than the squad of 20) and maybe went a little overboard on las-cannons.

Some questions,
Is 40k fully compatible with 30k? (I.e. will you be facing tau? or other standard armies?)
Are the missions the same? or at least still objective based?
Why all the lascannons? Do people take lots of av13-14 in 30k? haha

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Re: Branching out...or back in time maybe? 30k...............

Post#4 » Apr 16 2014 11:30

Well the 20 man blob and the 10 man squads are scoring and so are the Terminators ;)

I am trying to do a mostly, but slightly competitive list...hence the high Las count.

40k and 30k are very compatible, you just don't see many 30k armies as it's a bit more costly to get into. In my local group it's Blood Angels, Necrons, Deathwing, Chaos Marines, orks, Tau and Farsight(me). You can still do and use all the same missions and the three heresy books have more missions. Again all the Las is just a fun/fluff/overkill really. There are 2 Knight titans and those dang Necron vessels with that special shielding here locally :dead:

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Re: Branching out...or back in time maybe? 30k...............

Post#5 » Apr 17 2014 08:26

I feel like you should try to bump the other tac squad up to 20 as well. Then you have three big scoring units! Not sure when they are going to be able to use those melta bombs....

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