Now, I know that we have access to everything in the Codex, and can deploy things in certain situations to aid the strike and fade.
I'm kind of thinking about adding a unit of bikes to my existing force. I have a 5-man squad currently, with dual grav+Combi-Grav on the sergeant.
However, I'm not convinced they are the best unit to add in place of a second assault squad, (ignoring the fact that getting the MKIV jump packs is either a trip to Forgeworld or buying a box of sanguinary guards (again).
I'm slowly building towards having a 50-man battle company which gives me the option of running a gladius with free transports, OR, more frequently, a TSF.
I'm building my Tartaros Terminators, Plasma+CF, RAC+CF, 2xTLC, CB+LC. This is in the hopes of running a 1st Company Task Force for some fearless/fear causing back up.
Units in [X] are optional units where formations are switchable.
Current Formations Available:
Battle Demi Company/Pinion Battle Demi Company.
3x 5-man Tac Squads LC+BP Meltagun (2 Drop Pods 1 Razorback)
1x 5-man Assault Squad LC+BP PP+CS
1x 5-man Devastator Squad 5 HB.
Captain OR Chaplain, Jump Pack(s) Claws/SS+M.
[Contemptor Dreadnought AC+PF Drop Pod (in CAD)]
[5-man Bolter Scouts + LSS]
[10-man Sniper Scouts + Cloaks + LSS]
[3=man Scout Bike Squad]
2x Stormtalons AC+SM
[2x Landspeeders AC+HB]
Ravenhawk Assault Group
Contemptor Dreadnought [AC/MM]+PF
10-man Sternguard Squad 4 Combi-Flamers + Heavy Flamer 4 Combi-Melta + Meltagun
1st Company Strike Force (being built/painted)
5-man Vanguard Veteran Squad PF+LC, 2x TLC, TH+SS, PW+BP
5-man Cataphractii Terminators HF+LC 4x CB+LC + Land Raider
5-man Tartaros Terminators PG+CF, RAC+CF, CB+LC, 2x TLC (being built slowly)
Individual models/units not in formations currently:
5-man Tactical Squad Combi-Plasma, Plasma Gun, Imperial Space Marine
Shadow Captain Shrike/CM Shrike
Not accounted for:
10 BaC marines, aiming for 2x 5-man Tactical Squads Combi-Plasma + Plasma Gun.
20 odd random BaC marines repurposed from IF army. Possibilities include Assault Marines, Sternguard (adding to 1st Company force)
So, as you can see, I'm kind of lost on where I should take my Ravens next. I am planning on the following purchases, in an attempt to kick-start what I'm doing.
5-man Heavy Support Squad (I have some FW Lascannons kicking around here I wanna use in my RG).
Random pads for devastators.
I can't really add anything extra to my to-buy list yet. However, any input would be appreciated, especially on the random marines and bikes idea.