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ToEG 2013 - Reedars Ultramarines

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:07 pm 
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Hi guys,

This thread will be for the Blue Codex Marines I'm hoping to put together this year.

The aim of this list is to put together a second force so that I have a 'pick up' army available if new players want a list to use, and also to try and tempt my brother out of retirement.
I'm not neccessarily an Ultramarine fan, but I've picked up a bunch of marine minis from my brothers E40k set painted that way so I want these to match them. That way, if/when he does want to play again, he'll have a legal force to use.

I'm intending for this to be painted to a table top standard, so there won't be any inspirational work here, but hopefully the army will grow.
I'm not sure I'll manage 500pts every month as my hobby time is limited and my 'man den' is currently be used for storage following a house move, so I'm going to set myself a monthly target of one formation per month.

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 Post subject: Re: ToEG 2013 - Reedars Ultramarines
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:19 pm 
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Ok, where to start....

A quick root around the garage reveals I have the following to get started on:-
(In no particular order)

Predators
Whirlwinds
Land Raiders
Attack bikes
Landspeeders
Dreadnoughts
Rhinos
Assorted infantry
4 FW marauder bombers
2 FW warhound titans

At this stage I have a lack of the following:-

Thunderhawks
Vindicators
Bikes
Hunters
Reaver titans


It's worth noting that I'm not a marine player, so anyone who has any helpful advice; please feel free to impart it!

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 Post subject: Re: ToEG 2013 - Reedars Ultramarines
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:23 pm 
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Made a start last night, and got a bunch of bits put together.

Also managed to knock together some Hunters based on Razorback chassis and Ork gunwagon Big Guns. I'm quite happy with how they came out.

Frustratingly ran out of FoW bases though, so going to try and take advantage of being on Paternity leave tomorrow and pick some up ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: ToEG 2013 - Reedars Ultramarines
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Reedar wrote:
It's worth noting that I'm not a marine player, so anyone who has any helpful advice; please feel free to impart it!


You've got too many bombers. You should give me a set to dispose of for you ;)

Also regarding your hunters, these nice little turrets from EW look and work great for as a variant
http://www.exoduswars.com/6mm-Guild-Icharus-SPAAG-Turret/dp/B006LM5IM6

They really give it a naval Phalanx CIWS feel.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:49 pm 
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They'll look like this:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/843/dezembro2012069.jpg/


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:07 am 
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Cheers guys - they do look better than my Ork/Rhino cut n shut jobs!

Will bear that in mind if I decide I need more than two Hunters.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:50 pm 
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Rastamann wrote:
I'm a newbie marine player agree that you have way too many bombers. If anything, I'd aim for about 10 activations per 3000 pts and remove at least 2 bombers. I'd add in some fighters if you want more AA, but I think the hunters are fine (I haven't bought any yet, though)

I like to use the whole battle company plus terminator support. I think it's rather flexible and costs about 1400 pts.


Cheers Rasta.

I don't plan on using all the bombers in a 3k list. I picked up these on the basis that I liked the models - I tend to pick up a lot of stuff in this way!
I then work backwards to try and get a list which is semi effective rules-wise.

Most of the lists I've drawn up tend to revolve a pair of tactical formations backed up by a pair of assault squads.
Not a marine company in the purest sense, but about the same size.

Will try and post my proposed list up tomorrow to get and get some pointers from those more experienced than me...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:08 pm 
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No full formations to report as of yet, but here's a WIP of the Razorbacks and the converted Hunters for the time being.

I'm not too pleased with them, but I have to keep reminding myself that these are designed to be tabletop quality only. Sometimes it's hard to refrain from spending more time doing a better job!

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Rastamann wrote:
I think they look very nice, especially if they're a rushed job!



Thanks Rasta. I'm hopeful that when the bases are finished and some markings applied they'll look better.
Individually, these units will never be up to much, but provided they look ok as a collective group I'll be happy...

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