I am new in this forum and this is actually my first post. I am new to the gaming part of 40k but not in the Fluff. I was just collecting books, and some selected models until I was offered a Deathwing Army. I actually was not planning on really getting it but the fluff and the fact that it has a low model count made me decide to play Deathwing; from reading the posts specially the one done by Russell's teapot, I find the army I have quite lacking.
So far, this is what I own.
DW Squad 1 - AC, sb/pw, 2 x sb/pf, apoc
DW Squad 2 - AC, sb/pw, 2 x sb/pf, sb/cf,
DW Squad 3 - CML, sb/pw, sb/cf, 2x sb/pw
DW Squad 4 - CML, sb/pw, sb/cf, 2x sb/pw
DW Squad 5 - CML, sb/pw, sb/cf, 2x sb/pw
From reading the tactica, I already have problems with the assault cannon and the lack of th/ss. Also, using this list it has about 125 points missing. I was planning on a dreadnought but I decided against it ( I would rather save up for the crusader or assault termies). Luckily, I have a Njal model which I will use as a librarian. I have wanted to play 40k and now I have an army i can use. With a little manipulation, I ended up with this list
Belial - 130pts
Librarian in Term Armour 145 (Njal)
DW Squad 1 - AC, sb/pw, 2 x sb/pf, apoc - 275
DW Squad 2 - AC, sb/pw, 3 x sb/pf - 245
DW Squad 3 - CML, sb/pw, 3x sb/pw - 235
DW Squad 4 - CML, sb/pw, sb/cf, 2x sb/pw - 235
DW Squad 5 - CML, sb/pw, sb/cf, 2x sb/pw - 235
Total = 1500
That is 1500 on the dot. I just changed the arms from chain fists to a power fist.
My main plan is to start playing and learning the game and my goal is to play Pure Deathwing. I know most of the lists posted in this thread are either Green or Doublewing but i would like to follow Mr. Teapot's pure Deathwing approach because I love the models and it gives me focus on what to get. Also, there is nothing grander than seeing a line of Terminators and big tanks as your army.
I know this is so far from competitive, even far from smart but i would like to get a feel for the game at the moment. Can anybody share some tips if I am using this list besides getting ready to lose and die?
I have already ordered a Terminator Chaplain Blister, a box of Assault Terminators and a Land Raider Crusader/Redeemer box. When I save up again I will get a second Assault termie and Land Raider Crusader box but that would be at around July at the earliest. I think I will not be getting another Terminator box since i already have 3 CMLs and the 2 crusaders will be enough to use in a 1500 game.
I would like to start playing even before 6th ed comes in so I get to have a feel for the game and could help my transition to 6th ed. Thank you for reading this post and I really find Deathwing really nice and would to concentrate on it once I get the correct models. One thing is for sure, I would want to really go Purely Deathwing at the moment. Green and Doublewing is still not in my mind until the end or next year.
Sorry for this long and really newbie post. Thank you again for reading this post.