Let’s do this! What builds are jumping out at you all so far? I have a LOT I am liking but want to hear some feedback, I might be missing some of the cool stuff you all are seeing!
So, what jumps out at me right away are Cheapy McCheaperson Dark Angel Tac Marines with the Banner of Bolter Death!!! The amount of small arms firepower that these cheap, awesome troops can put out is staggering! 40 shots per 10 marines at 140pts (plus the cost of the banner and command squad), is bananas! The banner is expensive, and vulnerable to sniping, but if you can get it out of LOS, in a ruin that covers him from barrage sniping, you’re good to go.
Combo that with some divination Libbys, and you are going to smash infantry with massed Bolter fire.
The obligatory Aegis compliments these gents very well, and in the above format, makes for an excellent fire base. Tac Marines are also great for taking objectives. Lacking Combat Tactics is bit of a bummer as it means they can get tar pitted quite easily, but that is something you will just have to avoid with on-table tactics.
Typhoons at 75 points is gross, that is just amazing. They are a good value at 90 points, 75 is really, really good. I am thinking of 2 units of 2.
Black Knights jump out at me as a fantastic unit. Plasma death, funky grenades of debuffing, and very good assault, plus speed means these guys can be a great Free Safety unit. They can get where you need them rapidly and handle almost any threat.
I love Whrilwinds this edition, and at the new, lower points cost, good night. Auto-include for me. A Predator with Las Cannons at 140, again behind an Aegis, is going to be a great AT solution at a bargain price.
I like the Deathwing Knights for an assault unit as well. They can handle a wide variety of targets, and with Deathwing Assault, are dependable and mobile.
I think the key is going to be to strike a balance between cheap, reliable units, and the pricier, harder hitting units.
There are just a million ideas bouncing around my skull, here. What combos and units are jumping out at you all so far?