Army: Space Marines at 1500

I'm hoping to get in some games this weekend with Absolute Blue. For a change of pace I want to field an Ultramarines army. I've been putting one together for a couple of months now and by leveraging my sisters of battle collection with some liberal use of "counts as" (immolators can be razorbacks right?) I can compile the following list:


Ultramarines (1500)

HQ

Librarian (Null Zone, Avenger)

Troops

Tactical Squad x10 (Flamer, Missile Launcher) w Razorback (Lascannon and TL Plasma)
Tactical Squad x5 w Razorback (Lascannon and TL Plasma)
Tactical Squad x5 w Razorback (Lascannon and TL Plasma)

Elite

Terminator Assault Squad (THSS x5) w Land Raider Crusader (Extra Armor, Multi Melta)

Heavy Support

Predator (Auto Cannon, Heavy Bolter)
Predator (Auto Cannon, Heavy Bolter)

Fast Attack

Land Speeder (Typhoon Missile Launcher)
Land Speeder (Typhoon Missile Launcher)

I think this is a pretty balanced list for 1500 that offers a lot of options. We have a quality death star unit that can control the middle of the table with the thunderhammer terminators embarked in the land raider crusader. Fire support options are plentiful: Double dakka predators for either light vehicles or horde infantry. Land speeders are outfitted with typhoon missile launchers to knock out vehicles from long range. The razorbacks have both lascannons and plasma guns to deal with heavy threats. I can combat squad one of the marine squads and then place three of them in the razorbacks. The fourth unit can camp an objective and fire a missile launcher from long range.

Anyone hate this list? I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to marines. I just try to get units into my lists that can deal with real threats effectively and efficiently. I think this list accomplishes that.

I hope to get a game with this list sometime in the near future. I'll report my results on this blog.

2 Response to "Army: Space Marines at 1500"

  1. MorbidlyObeseMonkey June 10, 2010 at 7:15 PM
    Looks like a tough list. I think you mean Autocannons on the Preds instead of assault cannons.

    Personally I would try to find the points for a second heavy bolter on each Land Speeder. Those things can deal out a lot of dakka when built that way. More than a dakka pred.
  2. Kevin Nash June 10, 2010 at 11:13 PM
    Edited to clarify the typo.

    According to army builder I can pick a typhoon missile launcher or a second heavy bolter but not both.

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