Thursday, 10 September 2009

Marine Blues

I stole this article from Bols. It’s thought provoking.

2000 pts

HQ: Librarian, Terminator Armour, Null zone, Gate of Infinity, Storm Shield
HQ: Librarian, Terminator Armour, Null Zone, Vortex of Doom, Storm Shield

Elites: Assault Terminators (8), all TH/SS
Elites: Assault Terminators (8), all TH/SS

Troops: Scout Squad (10), Heavy Bolter, Locator Beacon, Half Sniper Rifles
Troops: Tact Squad, Multi-melta, Meltagun, Drop Pod, Locator Beacon
Troops: Tact Squad, Multi-melta, Meltagun, Teleport Homer, Razorback
Troops: Tact Squad, Multi-melta, Meltagun, Razorback

Heavy: Predator, Heavy Bolter Sponsons
Heavy: Predator, Heavy Bolter Sponsons
Heavy: Predator, Heavy Bolter Sponsons

2000 pts - Up to 8 scoring - Kp - 15

I think the list is strong versus Imperial Guard and horde armies, without having to rely on your TH/SS terminators to do all your nasty business.

Obviously the thought is to close quickly, teleport your guys up there, and then start wading through infantry with your hammers of doom. I picked null zone to help deal with Daemons and other TH/SS terminators. It might be worth it to run both librarians with the same psychic power set up just to help with some redundancy. The other parts of the army are designed to hold objectives and dish out boatloads of wounds to thin out large attack mob based armies, which can pull the TH/SS terminators down under the weight of multiple armour saves.

Again I did not come up with the initial idea of this list; I just had it shove its hammers down my throat one game at the weekend tournament. I thought it had some merit, and with a few small tweaks it should shore up any issues with its ability to cover the horde, as well as give most armies fits as they try to deal with the TH/SS terminators. For those needing a smaller point total, drop the one tact squad and predator



  1. Nice, shame none of the Marine players will read it

  2. I looked at the list and flinched at the tournament style stench of it!
    With this new post you have firmly made up my mind about the 40K doubles.

    I really don't want to go!

  3. firstly it is optimistic that any marine player will see it and whilst this is way to beardy to actually contemplate, it was the guard ref, the predators and lib powers i was using it to illustrate

  4. I see where youre going, I just felt like I'd met the Judderman when I saw the list!


  5. For shame Gentlemen... if 3 x SM's turn up last week then rest assured at least one will be monitoring the blog!

    Tis a dreadful day when your IG foe makes suggestions on how to beat him, simply because he is so awesome!!!

    I must admit i'm with Lordy on this... Have we not physically threatened players who come up with such beardiness?! Although i do admit in my darkest dreams that if i were to start again with a fresh SM army i would have built on each and every single model a small magnet for the obligatory SS!!!

  6. Hmm looks like an interesting list, might have to make an apperance........No marine player looking at this then!!!