Switch Theme:

[1000] - Imperial Fists - Starter Army  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in de
Fresh-Faced New User




Hello,

i hope i am right in this category.

I want to start with 40k this year and would like to start wird the imperial fists, since they've been always my most favourite Chapter. 1000 Points seems to be the best starting points to get into 40k, right?

Could anybody give me a good recommendation for a starter list?




P.S. not a new player in the tabletop scene. Playing AoS and Bolt Action for about three years now.

   
Made in ch
Revered Rogue Psyker





Hu, good question, frankly the best starter army is one you are able to field locally. Meaning maybee put an ear to the ground in your local scene, other then that yes, 1000 pts is a good point, small enough to get it done fast, (depending on army paintstyle really,) big enough to allow some options.

ATM primaris stuff is the new hottness, beyond that i'd reccomend to be atleast able to field a battalion detachment, meaning 2 HQ and 3 troops.

The question does remain, are you and your scene more competitively minded or more laisser faire.


https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/766717.page

A Mostly Renegades and Heretics blog.
_______________________________

Who would win:
10'000 + years of veterancy, or some raidy Boys?
Trick Question, of course it's the loyalists!

(Not Online in regards to the new Red Corsair battalion CP boost and 8th edition.) 
   
Made in de
Fresh-Faced New User




Thanks for your answer!

Depends. Some games are more laisser faire, other are more competetive. So i want something versatile.

And yes, guess most of the old stuff is kinda useless now (tactical marines and co.) - so the SC could be a good start?
   
Made in ch
Revered Rogue Psyker





Which SC do you mean?

The vanguard one, is ok value due to the insane price of eliminators ...

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/766717.page

A Mostly Renegades and Heretics blog.
_______________________________

Who would win:
10'000 + years of veterancy, or some raidy Boys?
Trick Question, of course it's the loyalists!

(Not Online in regards to the new Red Corsair battalion CP boost and 8th edition.) 
   
Made in de
Fresh-Faced New User




I mean this one https://www.games-workshop.com/de-DE/Easy-to-Build-Primaris-Space-Marines-Collection-2018
   
Made in ch
Revered Rogue Psyker






Since i am not a SM player (chaos) i' can only give you somewhat limited suggestions, but reivers aren't all that great, also to my knowledge you'd be short one hq for a battalion.

Do you own the books allready?

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/02/05 10:41:59


https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/766717.page

A Mostly Renegades and Heretics blog.
_______________________________

Who would win:
10'000 + years of veterancy, or some raidy Boys?
Trick Question, of course it's the loyalists!

(Not Online in regards to the new Red Corsair battalion CP boost and 8th edition.) 
   
Made in de
Fresh-Faced New User




Nope, not yet.
   
Made in fi
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant




Finland

Reivers aren't in a good place at the moment. They can get some damage done in melee, and they are good at tieing enemy into melee - but that's it. As Imperial Fist, you are more about the shooting anyway. One battalion should be your goal now, so will need 2 HQs and 3 Troops. For troops, I would suggest Intercessors (two squads of 5 guys is always good place to start) and maybe a squad of Incursors?

If you do not own the books yet, I would suggest buying this product as your first purchase. Basically get that codex free.
https://www.games-workshop.com/de-DE/Start-Collecting-Vanguard-Space-Marines-Collection-EN-2019
   
Made in ch
Revered Rogue Psyker





Ilgoth wrote:
Reivers aren't in a good place at the moment. They can get some damage done in melee, and they are good at tieing enemy into melee - but that's it. As Imperial Fist, you are more about the shooting anyway. One battalion should be your goal now, so will need 2 HQs and 3 Troops. For troops, I would suggest Intercessors (two squads of 5 guys is always good place to start) and maybe a squad of Incursors?

If you do not own the books yet, I would suggest buying this product as your first purchase. Basically get that codex free.
https://www.games-workshop.com/de-DE/Start-Collecting-Vanguard-Space-Marines-Collection-EN-2019


Then there is the question for the second HQ.

A psyker may very well be very usefull, another leutnant or other something like that?

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/766717.page

A Mostly Renegades and Heretics blog.
_______________________________

Who would win:
10'000 + years of veterancy, or some raidy Boys?
Trick Question, of course it's the loyalists!

(Not Online in regards to the new Red Corsair battalion CP boost and 8th edition.) 
   
Made in de
Fresh-Faced New User




Thanks for the help!

Do i get any value from the SC Vanguard besides the codex?
   
Made in fi
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant




Finland

Not Online!!! wrote:

Then there is the question for the second HQ.

A psyker may very well be very usefull, another leutnant or other something like that?


Yeah I think Primaris Librarian in Phobos could be a pretty long lasting option? Opens up to learn the psychic game as well.

edit// grafcox I think there is a minimal discount on actual minis if we ignore Codex being free.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/02/05 10:58:57


 
   
Made in ch
Revered Rogue Psyker





Not sure, the vanguard box is probably a lot more usefull for RG if i am not mistaken.


https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/766717.page

A Mostly Renegades and Heretics blog.
_______________________________

Who would win:
10'000 + years of veterancy, or some raidy Boys?
Trick Question, of course it's the loyalists!

(Not Online in regards to the new Red Corsair battalion CP boost and 8th edition.) 
   
Made in de
Fresh-Faced New User




Would be the half of the Dark Imperium Box + IF Codex a good option?
   
Made in fi
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant




Finland

Yeah I say it is a decent way to go as well. Just note that you need both: Codex: Space Marines and Supplement: Imperial Fists to play.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/02/05 14:46:44


 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





If you can get access to one, half the shadowspeare box (primaris phobos vs chaos space marines) are also a solidstart box, with 3 officers, 2x5 man infiltirator troop choices, and two 3 man squads (eliminators and suppressors). covers around 670 or so of your 1000 points.
know no fear is another good set to split, it was one of the cheap options.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2020/02/05 15:19:39


 
   
Made in de
Fresh-Faced New User




So far the dark imperium half seems more pleasent to me. What would be some good additions to it?

Edit:

I found this list on reddit. Could this be a good start to work for?

Primaris Captain 83 -Stalker
Primaris Lieutenant 70 -Stalker
5x 5 Intercessors 425 -Stalkers
2x Invictor Tactical Warsuit 272 -Autocannon
2x 3 Eliminators 144

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/02/05 16:06:59


 
   
Made in fi
Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant




Finland

I say it is a very good starting list. You can afford running one 10-man Intercessor with those amounts (to get the most out of stratagem usage).
   
 
Forum Index » 40K Army Lists
Go to: