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Buffing HQ for Tartaros Terminators

Terminators Deep strike tartaros

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So I was thinking about running a unit or two of Tartaros Terminators (I just love the way they look), having them teleport in and wreak some havoc in the enemy backlines. I also wanted to have an HQ like a Chaplain or Captain tag along and lend some rerolls.

Unfortunately if I want them to deep strike in with them, normal Terminator armor has slower movement and neither have the option for Tartaros armor. I was considering equipping a jump pack instead, but I feel like having them babysit the Terminators would be wasting the extra movement bonus. Is there an ideal option here?

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Honestly if you're running terminators the minmaxing has already gone out the window. Run a terminator chaplain because they look cool.
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Honestly if you're running terminators the minmaxing has already gone out the window. Run a terminator chaplain because they look cool.

100% true and a great point.

So I was thinking about running a unit or two of Tartaros Terminators (I just love the way they look), having them teleport in and wreak some havoc in the enemy backlines. I also wanted to have an HQ like a Chaplain or Captain tag along and lend some rerolls.

Unfortunately if I want them to deep strike in with them, normal Terminator armor has slower movement and neither have the option for Tartaros armor. I was considering equipping a jump pack instead, but I feel like having them babysit the Terminators would be wasting the extra movement bonus. Is there an ideal option here?


Having them run with jump packs doesn't mean you're wasting the movement bonus - it gives you the option to move into a very advantageous position should a target of opportunity present itself, and otherwise stay protected behind the Termies for however long they'll last.

Edited by Lemondish, 27 June 2019 - 03:39 AM.

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There are some situations where the jump pack is actually beneficial. One of the bigger challenges with melee units is having to charge your unit and buffing character(s) separately. This can lead to a lot of situations (particularly with longer charges) where either the unit will make the charge but the character won’t or even vice-Versa.

By using the jump pack you can move the character into a closer position for the charge ahead of the Terminators. This means only one of them has the longer charge to make so your decision about any reroll for the charge is also easier. The character then has a shorter charge to get in to support them (or he may even be in buff range without charging).

Of course this can go wrong and leave the character isolated if you don’t make the charge with the Terminators :)

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So I was thinking about running a unit or two of Tartaros Terminators (I just love the way they look), having them teleport in and wreak some havoc in the enemy backlines. I also wanted to have an HQ like a Chaplain or Captain tag along and lend some rerolls.

Unfortunately if I want them to deep strike in with them, normal Terminator armor has slower movement and neither have the option for Tartaros armor. I was considering equipping a jump pack instead, but I feel like having them babysit the Terminators would be wasting the extra movement bonus. Is there an ideal option here?

Use the custom HQ rules in CA2 to increase your leader's movement speed.


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If he's going in with Terminators, a Cataphractii Captain is hard to pass up. 3+ invulnerable save and killer weapons is very nice, as you can give him a Combi weapon and close combat weapon (I favour a Relic Blade alongside a Combi plasma) without worrying about the protection a Storm Shield gives him.

Fits the theme more than a Jump Pack model.

I'd likely also go for a Terminator Librarian. Veil of Time could ensure a unit of 10 gets a charge and putting Smite and another combi weapon shot onto targets makes a difference to the attack to boot.

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Another alternative is to simply take a big beefy HQ like Azrael. I'll probably just use Azrael to proxy my own Chapter Master unless people accept the custom rules I came up with using CA2.


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Can he teleport though? Seems crucial to the use of Terminators.

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I'd have no issue with a converted Tartaros Captain being a "Captain with Jump Pack and Armour Indomitus"

That gives him a 2+/4++ DeepStrike, Movement 12 and plenty of weapon options.

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Thanks for the advice guys. Yeah, I guess it doesn't really matter too much as I'm already going for fluff over competitiveness, just trying to see what people thought.

I'd have no issue with a converted Tartaros Captain being a "Captain with Jump Pack and Armour Indomitus"

That gives him a 2+/4++ DeepStrike, Movement 12 and plenty of weapon options.

Rik


Actually, I was considering that very option! I might have to convert a Tartaros captain with some suitably big thrusters in the back...a flying Terminator barreling towards the enemy is too awesome an image to pass up!
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I’m sure with some fiddling you could get an inceptor backpack onto a Tartaros termie.

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That could look good.

I often thought about Tartaros Terminator with an Inceptor backpack would make for a good conversion, that might just make a decent Inceptors stand in for my theme.
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I'm thinking less jump pack and more accurate small scale teleportation. Like the Gray Knight guys, or the Deathwatch wargear.

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Thanks for the advice guys. Yeah, I guess it doesn't really matter too much as I'm already going for fluff over competitiveness, just trying to see what people thought.

I'd have no issue with a converted Tartaros Captain being a "Captain with Jump Pack and Armour Indomitus"

That gives him a 2+/4++ DeepStrike, Movement 12 and plenty of weapon options.

Rik

Actually, I was considering that very option! I might have to convert a Tartaros captain with some suitably big thrusters in the back...a flying Terminator barreling towards the enemy is too awesome an image to pass up!

Inceptor jump pack seems like it would be a good fit, looks-wise.





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