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Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut

So, as per the title of thread, why would you select BGV, relic/normal terminators or aggressors? What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each for your chapter?

I play RG successor. I run normal terminators with cyclone missile launches, relic terminators with combi-bolters and LCs + grenade harness and aggressors. I find the terminators native deepstrike great for teleporting in turn 2 for a contested objective or to reinforce a unit of mine that needs help. I find it can contribute in both the shooting and melee phases, and the CML pitches in with AT/AV firepower. I like the aggressors as they can advance, shoot, melee and are good for the master of ambush strat, and are positively deadly in the tactical doctrine when the +1 to hit and +1 to wound vs characters is active.

Relic terminators I teleport forward in turn 2 to back up the aggressors (if needed), or deploy forward on the board to provide more anti-infantry firepower with the aggressors and act genuine anti-charge deterrent, allowing me to holt or significantly slow my opponents forward movement towards objectives.

What I like about all three units is that they can contribute decently in both the shooting and melee phases, are are durable. Whereas my experience with BGV to date is that they don't do much in shooting (but can shoot in combat, so that is something), are just as durable and better in melee.... but don't seem to act as good as a 'solid brick wall' as blobs of Aggressors or Terminators, at least for me.

Looking forward to hearing your opinions and experiences
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut


BA none of the above SG out perform terminators and BGV. The only model of that type still having its roll is assault terminators. Aggressors are just to heavily nerfed
Made in it
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine

Sesto San Giovanni, Italy

As a Dark Angel player I gravitate around normal Terminators using the options for mixed loadout and relic Terminators for a cheaper and more horde oriented killer.

As you may notice, I dislike Primaris in general
Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut


That makes sense for BA.


I find mixed loadouts good for tournaments and league games.... TAC lists, in my experience, are generally able to win most match-ups if piloted well, or at least not be destroyed.

I agree that the mixed loadouts on terminators are awesome like that. I really dig the missile launchers and chainfists
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