My first few lists were attempts to shoehorn all of the cool shit into one army. There wasn't really a theme, or a strategy behind it other than what looks awesome. This process produced some wildly expensive and sprawling Apoc sized lists, everything is just amazing. I had to rethink my approach to this.
Last month, I attended the Forge World Open Day and as always they had a lot of new kits on show. With the majority of options in the book now available it was time to knuckle down and come up with a feasible list to work towards. The Recon Squad in my opinion are some of the best looking sculpts for a Space Marine ever, and I knew I had to have them in my army somewhere. What this sparked was the idea of a fast moving, scouting and recon army. Wildly different from any army I've previously made. I'm usually a complete Elites fanboy, I love terminators and Crisis Suits, so stepping wholeheartedly into the Fast Attack slot was new territory for me.
Here's the 1500 point list I've come up with -
- Praetor on a Jetbike.
- A 10 man Assault Squad.
- 10 man Tactical Squad in a Rhino.
- An Outrider bike Squad.
- 5 Recon Space Marines.
- Cataphractii Terminators with loads of different weapons.
- A Land Raider Proteus for the Terminators.
- Finally a Jetbike Squadron.
Yesterday my order got dropped off by UPS and I was like a kid at christmas, opening each bag, seeing how great the casting on each part was, chopping off the huge blocks of resin to condense the whole thing down. In total I ordered a recon squad, a unit of outrider bikes, a squadron of jetbikes, some Cataphractii terminators and a land raider Proteus. A very daunting amount of resin. Add that to the five mkIV marines and five mkII assault marines I already have and it's a good start to the army. But starting an army has never been a problem for me, it's the finishing it that I need to work on!
|Shit loads of 'tank traps'|
Have you started a Heresy era army? How did you go about picking a list? Let me know as I'd love to hear what you think about all this!