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Furious Raptor







This challenge was thought up in another another thread (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/240199.page), but I thought that i deserved it's own.

The rules are simple, create the best 40K army you can for your race using only $300 full retail price. (Yes, we all know that you can get things at 25-30% off on the internet, just think of it as $210 internet monies)

Type up the army list with wargear, and the boxes/blisters required to build it.
I'll go first, this one's for Chaos Space Marines:

HQ
Chaos lord, termi armor, deamon weapon, mark of khorne 155
ELITE
Termi squad, reaper, 2 combi guns, 2 power fists; 180
Land Raider, possession 240

5 chosen, champ, flamer, melta, plasma, power weapon, icon; 155

5 chosen, champ, flamer, melta, plasma, power weapon, icon; 155
TROOPS
8 bezerkers, skull champ, power fist, personal icon; 213

8 bezerkers, skull champ, power fist, personal icon;213
Rhino, possesion; 55

8 bezerkers, skull champ, personal icon;188
Rhino, possesion; 55

5 CSM, Champ; 90
HEAVY SUPPORT
5 Havocs, 2 heavy bolters; 105

Vindicator, possession; 145

Defiler 150

Grand total, 2099 points
Cost $300 retail; boxed army (240) plus 2 boxes of bezerkers (30 each)

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SoCal, USA!

Can't I just take 3 Tyranid Battleforces and call it a day?
____

Or 5 AOBR boxes, for that matter... even throwing away half the contents...

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Actually I think the magic number is '6' for the AOBR boxes... I forget why though...
   
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How much is an AOBR in the US?

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In ur gaem, killin ur doodz.

1 AOBR Box $60.00

Trade the Orc Half for the Spaez Marienz half.

1 battleforce box. $ 90

1 Scout sniper box. $25

1 Land Raider Crusader/redeemer $50
1 drop pod $30

1 box assault marines 30 bucks


go to GW for 13 dollars for 2 assault cannon arms to replace the arms on a couple of Terminators. (I also kit-bashed a couple of chainswords for home-made chainfists)

Kitbash a Vulcan Model

You end up with

1 unit of scouts 4 with shotguns, one with boltpistal/combat and 5 snipers with

3 units of Marines, 2 with flamers, one with a meltagun, and one unit gets a powerfist (from the assault sprue)

1 Rhino,

1 Land raider with a multi-melta (I went with reeedeeemeeer pattern)

1 unit 10 assault marines

10 terminators with 2 assault cannons

2 dreadnaughts with multi-meltas, (you can also kit-bash here and make a flamer on one of the dreadnaught)

Drop pod one of the dreadnaughts, and you're suddenly competitive.

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I agree on the nids, there battleforce is too good for its money. They will probably change it when they redo them of course.
   
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Fenway Park, Monster Seats

HQ: 1 Bottlecap to represent the Farseer...

2 Troops:
20 Wraithguard and two pennies that represent the two Spiritseers.

Oh wait that Puts me $.02 over....

Translation: They can't make a plastic Wraithguard box soon enough.

   
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Can we do this via ebay pricings?
can get an extra 30% of an army that way

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JD21290 wrote:Can we do this via ebay pricings?
can get an extra 30% of an army that way


READ THE FIRST POST, NOOB!!!!!!

*Slaps JD21290 with a cold squid*

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Regular Dakkanaut





You can build a reasonable Tyranid list using GW Prices
2x Battleforces - $180
1x Hive Tyrant - $45
3x Zoanthropes - $60
Dragon Wings - $8 (or Dark Pegasus) Part Code: 99120299017
That leaves $7 for getting Magents and green stuff.

Biomorphs give you lots of options so you can build an army from 1500 to 1750 points.

1747 Hive Fleet
208 HQ1: Flyrant (ES, TS, 2 x TL-devourers, Implant Attack, Warp field, Wings)
225 E1: 6 Warriors (ES, EC, TS) [2xTL-Devs, 3xST/DS, 1xBS/ST]
192 T1: 8x Genestealers (FT, EC, Scuttle)
192 T2: 8x Genestealers (FT, EC, Scuttle)
255 T3: 15x Hormagaunts, FH
72 T4: 8x Termagaunts, Endless
72 T5: 8x Termagaunts, Endless
168 HV1: Sniper-CarniFex (Spinebanks, RC, ES, Wpns BS + VC)
168 HV1: Sniper-CarniFex (Spinebanks, RC, ES, Wpns BS + VC)
195 HV3: 3 Zoanthropes (Warp Blast & Synapse)

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Chaos Army Box
Vindicator
Sorcerer from blister

1850 Dual lash, dual vindi, Defiler, all mech
   
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Fixture of Dakka






Chicago

2000 point list:

HQ:
Daemon Prince, MoS, Lash, Wings
Daemon Prince, MoS, Lash, Wings

Troops:
10x plague marines, Champ w/ PF, plasma pistol, 2 plasma guns
10x plague marines, Champ w/ PF, plasma pistol, 2 flamers
10x plague marines, Champ w/ PF, plasma pistol, 2 meltaguns
10x khorne berserkers, Champ w/ PF, 2 plasma pistols

Heavy Support:
Chaos Land Raider w/ Daemonic Possession
3x Obliterator

Cost breakdown:
1 box khorne berserkers ($30)
3 box chaos space marines (3@$35 = $105)
3 obliterators (3@$22 = $66)
1 Box Inquisitor scale dealth cult assassins ($30)
2 bitz ordered bretonian pegasus wings (2*$6 = $12)
1 Chaos Land Raider ($55)

(30+105+66+30+12 = $298)

Notes:
1) Requires greenstuff to turn chaos marines into plague marines. Not hard, but might add $10 to buy greenstuff. On the other hand, we're not counting the cost of paint, so I'm chalking this up as "hobby supply"
2) If possible, plague marines will trade flamers and plasma guns for more melta guns, if I can find someone to trade those bitz with.

Where I'd go to make the list "better": Buying rhinos for the plague marines would be nice. Drop a few of their number in exchange for some mobility. But, Rhinos are too inefficient point-per-dollar to make the cut in a budget list. Even without rhinos, I'd stand by this list. 30 T5 FnP scoring troops, a solid assault unit in a solid transport, and dual-lash backed up by oblits w/ plasma cannons should be more than competitive enough.

   
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Odenton, MD

2 DE battleforce $180
3 Dark Eldar Haemonculus with Destructor $8
1 Dark Eldar Archon $15
2 Dark Eldar Ravager $80



Total: $299 retail

Army list:

1 Archon w/ Tormentor Helm, Agoniser, Animus Vitae, Combat Drugs, Shadow Field, on a Jetbike 190pt
1 x Heamoculus w/ Destructor , Scissor hands 45pt
1 x Heamoculus w/ Destructor , Scissor hands 45pt
1 x Heamoculus w/ Destructor , Scissor hands 45pt
10 x warriors w/ 2 x DL 100pt
10 x warriors w/ 2 x DL 100pt
10 x warriors w/ 1 X SC 1x Blaster in Raider w/ DL 150pt
10 x warriors w/ 1 X SC 1x Blaster in Raider w/ DL 150pt
9 x Jetikes w/ 2 x Blaster 245pt
1 x Ravagers w/ 1 x DL, 2 x Dis 115pt
1 x Ravagers w/ 1 x DL, 2 x Dis 115pt

Total: 1300 points of pain!

Not they highest point cost but probably the most competitive, you could get this list up to 1500 pts with some options on the armor and by adding upgrades to the unit...

Breakdown of shooting:
12 x Lances
4 x Dis Shots
3 x Flame Templates (S4 AP 1-6)
40 (80 Rapid) x Splinter Rifle shots
8 x Splinter cannon Shots

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Does this include all the glue, green-stuff, brushes & paints you'd use making these models?

 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Friend of mine just sent me this:

"The Tyranid Codex, where I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There's a reason why this codex is the worst hell on earth... Hope. ."
Too be fair.. it's all worked out quite well!

Heh.  
   
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Furious Raptor







No, this was not counting glue or paint (or green stuff), just models.

Some of you paint your models simply, with just 10 paints, others, 10 is all they need to make golden deamon winners by mixing balk and white. Me, I need 6 different shades of each color, cause I don't mix.


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If it did then we'd have about 50$ to spend on models

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St. Louis, MO

Ork Stompa $95.00
Orks Battleforce $90.00
Orks Battleforce $90.00
Mad Dok Grotsnik $17.00
Orks Boyz (4 models) $8.00

Total = $300

Net Models:
at least 44 Boyz & 4 Nobz (by utilizing bits from across all the kits)
6 Bikes
2 Trukks
Stompa
grotsnik

Using bits from the Stompa, trukk & bike kits, I will kitbash a 7th bike (or use that extra $5 to pick one up... or some deff koptas)
1 Biker will be converted into a painboy with bits & plasticard.
5 bikers will be converted into Nob bikers (Will use the extra Boys Nob torso in here).
One Nob Biker Torso will be converted into a Warboss for the 7th bike.

18 Ard boys & a Nob in the Stompa
Grotsnik will be converted into a Big Mek with KFF (using bits) and put in the stompa.
(If there were enough boys from all the kits, I'd drop the $8 sprue and just BUY a KFF Mek, instead... but I don't know the amount of boys in the vehicle kits and don't care to do the work.)

2 units Trukk Boyz

Total: Warboss on bike
5 Biker Nobs w/painboy
2 Units Trukkboys
1 Unit 'Ard Boys in Stompa.

Can't figure out the gear at work, so I don't know the exact points.
This may not be the toughest army, but it'll be one of the most fun... just hide the bikes behind the Stompa a bit and keep the trukks within range of the KFF in it.

March it up as one Mob.

Eric

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Clthomps wrote:2 DE battleforce $180
3 Dark Eldar Haemonculus with Destructor $8
1 Dark Eldar Archon $15
2 Dark Eldar Ravager $80



Total: $299 retail

Army list:

1 Archon w/ Tormentor Helm, Agoniser, Animus Vitae, Combat Drugs, Shadow Field, on a Jetbike 190pt
1 x Heamoculus w/ Destructor , Scissor hands 45pt
1 x Heamoculus w/ Destructor , Scissor hands 45pt
1 x Heamoculus w/ Destructor , Scissor hands 45pt
10 x warriors w/ 2 x DL 100pt
10 x warriors w/ 2 x DL 100pt
10 x warriors w/ 1 X SC 1x Blaster in Raider w/ DL 150pt
10 x warriors w/ 1 X SC 1x Blaster in Raider w/ DL 150pt
9 x Jetikes w/ 2 x Blaster 245pt
1 x Ravagers w/ 1 x DL, 2 x Dis 115pt
1 x Ravagers w/ 1 x DL, 2 x Dis 115pt

Total: 1300 points of pain!


I just want to point out that this requires constructing about eleven heavy weapons, not counting the Archon's options, since the warrior sprues don't have dark lances nor do the jetbike sprues have blasters. Just in case this got anyone interested in starting an army.
   
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SPACE MARINES:

Even though you could get 5 AOBR , but then you'd have 2 dreadnoughts that you couldn't use without a Master of the Force. Also 25 terminators with no heavy weapons. No transports or drop pods either.
Here's what i came up with instead.
HQ
Chapter Master, Relic Blade, Artificer armor; 170
Liberian, epistolary; 150
TROOPS
10 Tac Squad, flamer, missile launcher; 170
Drop pod; 35
10 Tac Squad, flamer, missile launcher; 170
5 Scouts, Heavy Bolter, teleport homer; 100
ELITE
10 terminators; 400
Dreadnought; 105
Dreadnought; 105
HEAVY SUPPORT
Landraider redeemer, extra armor, multimelta; 265
Vindicator; extra armor, siege shield; 140
Vindicator; extra armor, siege shield; 140

Total Points1950
Total cost $300: 2x AoBR @ 60 = $120, landraider $50, 2xvindicaters @40=$80, Scouts $20, Drop pod $30

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READ THE FIRST POST, NOOB!!!!!!


Noob? is that ment to be fething offensive?
Grow up.

And i simply dont use USD, you know, since i live in a different fething country, that and i dont feel much like finding out the current pound - dollar rate.






Edit: missed the point of the thread here
ill have to use the US GW site for this (gakky slow pages :K)



Warbiker mob - $35
Warbiker mob - $35
Warbiker mob - $35
Warbiker mob - $35
Warbiker mob - $35

15 bikes, $175 total.

Ork nobz box - $25
Ork nobz box - $25
Ork nobz box - $25

15 bikes, 15 nobz, $250 total.

Battlewagon - $50

Grand total: $300

7 nob bikerz with usual WA spam. (7 bikes, 7 nobz used)
6 nob bikerz with usual WA spam. (6 bikes, 6 nobz used)
Warboss on bike (using nob parts and bike) 1 nob and 1 bike used)
Warboss on bike (using nob parts and bike) 1 nob and 1 bike used)
Battle wagon kitted out (usual layout)

All bikes and nobz used.


Should be able to vary the points with that

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Galveston County

I can almost see your face as your Avatar while I'm readying your post, JD.


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JD, knowing Mattlov as well as I do... I think you missed the intended humor in his post.

IMO, the squid slap should've given it away. LOL

Eric

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Another Space Marine Army

2000 Point Space Marine Army
190 AOBR Captain = Counts as Vulkan He'stan
180 AOBR Captain = Chapter Master w/ Relic Blade, Artificer Armour, Hellfire Rounds
105 Dreadnought
105 Dreadnought
460 Terminators x10 w/ Assault Cannon x2
200 Tactical x10, HB, Flamer & Sgt w/ PW & PP
195 Tactical x10, MM, Flamer & Sgt w/ Power Fist
35 Rhino
260 Land Raider Crusader w/MM
230 Devastators x10 w/ ML x4
40 Razerback

* You do not have to use Vulkan the second Captain can just be with whatever Wargear you want
* Devestator Squad Box gives you all the Heavy Weapon options as well as a Power Fist & Power Weapon for the Tactical Squads

$296 Total
$120 AOBR Set x2
$50 Land Raider
$6 Terminator Assault Cannons (2)
$30 Rhino
$35 Razorback
$35 Space Marine Devastator Squad
$20 Space Marine Combat Squad *

Notes
* This also gives you a 1000 Point Ork Army. Which you should be able to sell/trade for about $50 worth of stuff.
* If I was actually buying this I would spend the extra $15 to upgrade from a "Combat Squad" to a full "Tactical Squad" for getting the extra Power Fist and it gives you the bodies to mount the other Devestator weapons so you have more army building options.

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I can't actually tell what the original poster intended for the size of the army, so I'm just going to see what can be done with Chaos Daemons in the 1000 point to 2000 point range.

Chaos Daemons starting army:
6 boxes of bloodletters or daemonettes, depending on preference
3 boxes of flamers
2 soul grinders
Total: $283

Greenstuff disclaimer: Minor conversions needed to change a basic trooper into a herald.

4 units of 10 bloodletters, 2 units of 8 bloodletters, 2 heralds of khorne, 3 units of 3 flamers and two unupgraded soul grinders: 1621 points, while the base points for the Slaanesh version is 1469. Substituting metal troops, either plaguebearers or horrors, drives the starting army size down to about 1300 points. If a person is willing to convert wood elf dryads into pink horrors, 9 flamers and 84 dryad models is $296 and that ends up around 1750 before upgrades.

On the other hand, a person could do a full on daemonic horde army with just 3 boxes of flamers, and 10 boxes of bloodletters and daemonettes for $271, if you were bored and wanted a 100 model 2000 point army, but that really just gets into degenerate metagaming.

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