Battle Company on the table.

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Re: Battle Company on the table.

Post by jholtmusic » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:59 am

My only issue with a generic librarian is that they can be incredibly fragile in assault due to their initiative, toughness, lack of eternal warrior, and lack of an invul save unless they are in terminator armor/or equipped with a chapter relic. I used to run multi librarian HQs and they were great in psychic phase but if they got into assault, they came off the table fairly quickly.

The Thunderfire cannon is a lot of fun to play with, especially against horde armies and would be great for representing your tech marine.
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Re: Battle Company on the table.

Post by Brother Demetrius » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:32 pm

As Gigantor has stated, a command squad is a very good force multiplier and can help buff any of the three standard HQs: Captain, Chaplain, or Librarian. And they can be kitted out for just about anything from spamming of grav, to everyone having storm shields. Just keep in mind that they get expensive fast.
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Re: Battle Company on the table.

Post by Adan » Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:57 pm

Remember folks, he wants 6 Tac, 2 Assaults and 2 Dev squads on the table so that it's a "company"....

... but having 5-man Tac Squads still fills the spirit of the company and allow for things like a Dread or a Command Squad or a TFC... ;)
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Re: Battle Company on the table.

Post by jholtmusic » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:41 pm

Adan wrote:Remember folks, he wants 6 Tac, 2 Assaults and 2 Dev squads on the table so that it's a "company"....

... but having 5-man Tac Squads still fills the spirit of the company and allow for things like a Dread or a Command Squad or a TFC... ;)

To expand upon this, a battle company will rarely be at full strength. If you want to run a fluffy list then you *could* have each of the tac squads be at less than full strength so that the points for a command squad/dread/etc are available. I do recommend keeping the dev squads at full capacity just because the fewer leadership tests that a plasma cannon has to take, the better!
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Re: Battle Company on the table.

Post by Biodon13 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:40 am

So, I'm negotiating with a guy on ebay...whole battle company of rogue trader beakies....is that cool or silly? would mean mostly rocket launchers...and flamers..

what do you guys think?
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Post by Grots Life » Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:48 am

If you get them and decide you don't like them, let me know.

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Post by Biodon13 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:14 am

Got em. Be a few weeks before they arrive, but I am very stoked.

@Grots Life...I will keep you posted, but I am a huge fan of these guys...there were a lot of em around when I started playing.

Back to the battle company...how effective are flakk missiles against fliers?
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Re: Battle Company on the table.

Post by Gigantor » Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:41 am

Biodon13 wrote:Got em. Be a few weeks before they arrive, but I am very stoked.

@Grots Life...I will keep you posted, but I am a huge fan of these guys...there were a lot of em around when I started playing.

Back to the battle company...how effective are flakk missiles against fliers?
For the points, they're fairly ineffective. That being said, I ran a 10man devastator squad with 4 missile launcher with flakk missiles AND an Aegis line with quad gun. I used the sergeants rule to boost one of the bolter dudes manning the quad gun to have BS5. 8 S7 skyfire shots definitely keep flyers on their toes.


Also, gratz on the battle company of beakies. Now you can track down the 25th anniversary captain to lead them.
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Re: Battle Company on the table.

Post by Adan » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:26 pm

Gigantor wrote:Now you can track down the 25th anniversary captain to lead them.
I wish I had bought more than one of that model... ;)
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Re: Battle Company on the table.

Post by Biodon13 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:09 am

Good call. Picked one up last night. Will be a good, over war geared leader. ;)
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