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Title: Death Guard Dillema
Description: Portraying the marine phalanx


Eldanesh - January 25, 2010 06:24 PM (GMT)
Hey all, I am flopping between doing pre-heresy TS and Deathguard, and now I'm leaning towards death guard.
So I'm getting an idea of how to do the modeling, and I've done lots of converting before anyway. I think I will use some of the warriors of chaos heads modified as well as older mark marine heads. I live in Canada by the way, any good sources of those model railway rivets yall can think of?

Anyway, my biggest challenge is how to portray them list wise. I'm set on using the chaos book due to the extra combat attacks being more accurate.
However, how should the marine pahalnx be portrayed? Here's 2 lists I have thought up quickly that have 2 very different ways of doing it:

Chaos lord with termie armor, power fist, combi melta 145pts
5 Chaos Terminators, champion with power fist, heavy flamer, 2 combi meltas 185pts
10 Plague Marines, 2 plasma, champ with power sword 255pts
10 Plague Marines, 2 plasma, champ 245pts
10 Plague Marines, 2 plasma, champ 245pts
10 Plague Marines, 2 plasma, champ 245pts
10 Plague Marines, 2 plasma, champ 245pts
5 raptors with 2 meltas 120pts

1700pts

-------or-------

Chaos lord with termie armor, power sword, combi melta 145pts
5 Chaos Terminators, champion with power fist, heavy flamer 175pts
20 CSM 2 plasma, powerfist on champ, icon of nurgle.
20 CSM 2 plasma, powerfist on champ, icon of nurgle.
20 CSM 2 plasma, powerfist on champ, icon of nurgle.
5 raptors with 2 meltas 120pts

1700pts

So as you can see 1 version of the marine phalanx would be a bunch of "count as " plague marines (they would be pre-heresy/ heresy looking though) and the other is big, 20 man chaos space marine squads with icon of nurgle. I have a feeling that the plague marine road will be more effective, but that the 20 marine mobs will be seen as fluffier.

Thoughts?

Thanks in advance,
TV

dark_claw - January 25, 2010 06:39 PM (GMT)
i dont think 20 marine mobs will be fluffier considering the units where always 10 man squads. i prefer the top list as they deathguard are like roaches hard to kill and keep on going




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