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40k 6th Edition + Forge World IA Units

Today we have another guest post by TPM, that addresses what to do now with the rumored legalization of Imperial Armor units in 6th!



From TPM 
A buddy of mine asked me what list I would build for a tournament that allowed these units and below is what I came up with.

I am pretty disappointed with the fact that many of the units are not useable by Blood Angels.

This has to be linked to the fluff reason that the BA and the Adeptus Mechanicus are at odds because the BA stole the STC for the Baal Pred (spoiler, it didn’t originate on Baal) and the fact that BA don’t use Land Raiders the way the AM thinks they should..

Sooo.. because of that Forge World is going to have to try harder to get money from me.   With that said I think the best Marine list that can take advantage of some of the new toys are the Black Templars.

The BT get a lot of breaks when you compare some of their army list choices to ‘modern’ codices.  Their Preds and Land Speeders are cheaper and you can still take 5 man las/plas squads with them.  Their lords and ICs get access to the old style war gear options as well.  The whole thing benefits from a bit of reverse codex creep as the army lists and tournaments have evolved.

I’d also like to point out that the BT don’t subscribe to the Drop Pod Assault rule.  They still have the old deny-deny-deny drop pod rules that got the rule changed in the first place.

Without any more rambling here is the list.

2000 Pts – Black Templars Roster
Total Roster Cost:
HQ: Marshal
   1 Marshal,  + Terminator Armor
      1 Adamantine Mantle,

: Emperor’s Champion
   1 Emperor’s Champion, + Accept Any Challenge…

Elite: Sword Brethren Terminator Assault Squad (
   1 Sword Brethren Terminator Assault Squad, 0 pts
      7 Terminator with Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield,

Elite: Sword Brethren Terminator Squad
   1 Sword Brethren Terminator Squad, 0 pts
      3 Terminator,
      1 Terminator with Cyclone Missile Launcher, Cyclone Missile Launcher
      1 Terminator with Cyclone Missile Launcher, Cyclone Missile Launcher
      1 Drop Pod,

Fast Attack: Caestus Assault Ram (IA)
   1 Caestus Assault Ram (IA),

Fast Attack: Land Speeder Squadron
   1 Land Speeder Squadron, 0 pts
      1 Land Speeder Typhoon,

Fast Attack: Land Speeder Squadron
   1 Land Speeder Squadron, 0 pts
      1 Land Speeder Typhoon,

Troops: Crusader Squad
   1 Crusader Squad, 0 pts
      3 Initiate with Bolter,
      1 Initiate with Meltagun,
      1 Initiate with Multimelta,
      1 Drop Pod, 3

Troops: Crusader Squad
   1 Crusader Squad,
      3 Initiate with Bolter,
      1 Initiate with Meltagun,
      1 Initiate with Multimelta,
      1 Drop Pod,

Troops: Crusader Squad
   1 Crusader Squad,
      3 Initiate with Bolter,
      1 Initiate with Meltagun,
      1 Initiate with Lascannon,
      1 Drop Pod,

Troops: Crusader Squad
   1 Crusader Squad,
      3 Initiate with Bolter,
      1 Initiate with Meltagun,
      1 Initiate with Lascannon,
      1 Drop Pod,

Elite: Dreadnought
   1 Dreadnought, + Extra Armor
      1 Drop Pod,

The only thing you really need to be careful with is the shoebox that is the Caestus.  I like this list.  It’s very aggressive and if you get the 2nd turn you are for sure putting your opponent in a bad situation.  You are ablet to come down and literally wall off critical objectives and defend then with all your deep striking terminators. 



Bonus section:  I am trying to spec out some Forge World purchases.  I’d really like to get my hand on a couple Contemptor Dreads that I can up for my chaos army.  The Nurgle Contemptor with the butcher cannon may be a chunck of points but it really is a beast.

Like Paul’s in yo face play style and flashy shoes? Catch up with him over on his own Blog, The Litanies of Hate!

Personally I’ll give back the Mechanicum the Baal pred if we can keep the Lucious Pods (they cost more money, lol and I have six….)  
What about you? How does the IA Apocalypse Second Edition Book, or the upcoming flyers book affect your army? -MBG

About the Author: Rob Baer

Virginia Restless, Miniature Painter & Cat Dad. I blame LEGOs. There was something about those little-colored blocks that started it all... Twitter @catdaddymbg
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