So without realizing it, the minis I pulled off the shelf for this contest could totally amount to a modest 1030 point army!
HQ (300 Points)
Captain with Jump Pack, Power Sword, Meltabomb
Captain with Terminator Armor and ChainFist
Elite (155 points)
6 Sternguard, 1 Combi-Melta
Troops (465 points)
10 Tacticals, Powerfist, Meltagun, Missile Launcher, Rhino
10 Tacticals, Plasma Pistol, Plasma Gun, Heavy Bolter, Rhino
Fast Attack (110 Points)
5 Assault Marines with Jump Pack, Flamer
It isn't the worst list in the world for a 1000 point game. A solid Troop core with an ability to tackle various unit types (Plasma on the MEQs, HB on swarms...Power Fist for Dreads) loaded in Rhinos and supported by 2 ICs and a Jump squad. I guess I'd march that Terminator Captain around the board as he'll be the slowest model out there...or use him as a counter-assaulter to support a HB or ML combat squad.
The Jump Pack Captain will support the Jump Pack marines and break up small enemy units or last-turn objective contest. I feel like the list is a bit naked without some sort of tank, like the cheap predator...but I wouldn't be adverse to playing with this list.
Might even be fun in a Planetstrike game as the defenders!
How do you decide what you're going to paint? Is it what tickles your fancy? Is it that neat conversion that you just have to paint? Or do you paint in blocks of required units? I usually paint in blocks of units I want to try out. This time around I just grabbed what I had assembled just to finally get them done. We'll see how that works out for me. I have a lot of other minis I should "just get done..." many of which you've seen right here on this blog (Dark Angels, Tau, etc!).
What do you have on your shelf that you just need to get done but you haven't been inspired to pull down and paint?
40 Days of Painting Status Update:
39 days left...all models are now primed and ready for base work.