Seems to me the SM codex has several glaring omissions. First of all a mid-level commander. Less than a captain but not a librarian or a chaplain either. Do sergeants really go straight to captain, perhaps via command squad?
How about a Senior Veteran Sergeant? The captain's right hand man and obvious replacement for smaller battles?
WS BS S T W I A LD Sv 60 points
5 4 4 4 2 4 2 10 3+
Has access to all the wargear of the captain. Can take a command squad but not if there's a captain in the list.
Basically subtracted power weapon (15 points), liturgies of hate and 4++ save (25 points between them?) from 100 point cost of chaplain.
And how about apothecary ICs as Elites? Assuming a veteran in a command squad is basically the same as a vanguard vet (20 points) then an apothecary is worth about 35 points. Also compare that value to techmarine at 50 points. Minus what is effectively a powerfist and artificer armour? Seems fair to me. Needles to say keeps FNP for squad he joins.
I also think marines are missing decent air support though land speeders might just about fit the bill. Air superiority? Tempests? Hmmm...maybe. But what about medium lift/utility vehicles? In any war zone I'm sure thunderhawks have more pressing matters to attend to than ferrying ammo or water around, yet it must be done? Something like one of the vulture/sky talon things? And how about trojan support vehicles or similar?
What do you guys think?
Edited by angryswarmofbees, 27 October 2010 - 08:49 AM.