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So, this is my first post on Bolter & Chainsword.

 

I’ve been a long time lurker, but finally thought I’d share what I’ve been up to. I’ll use this thread as a log for my Ultramarine forces, which is my primary collection.

 

I’ve been interested in the hobby ever since I was a kid, and collected various things since then, but I’ve only really been playing for the last couple of years.

 

I have a mate locally who also plays, so I manage to get the odd game in each month. We don’t use mega competitive armies, just try various units and combos trying to keep it fluffy, although we are looking in to some local tournaments, and i'm considering going to a birng and battle evening at my local Warhammer store in the near future.

 

We managed to play a couple of games today, and i managed to make some notes, so I thought I’d try and make a little bat rep which I’ll post in a moment which I hope you'll enjoy.

 

Any feedback on list, style of the report, etc is welcome.

 

I'll try and get my pictures onto the laptop and add them to the next post if possible.

 


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Firstly, the lists. Since the supplement dropped, I haven’t used Guilliman, so I wanted to do a list that fitted him in. I also wanted to try a few different combos on characters, like Cassius’ litanies etc.

 

I took Guilliman as my warlord for the extra CP. My relic I gave the Primaris Chaplain the new Crozius, because I wanted to run him as a bit of a melee distraction, and I gave the Techmarine Seal of Oath.

 

For the Aeldari, my mate used a couple of the new craftworld attributes from PA1; Wrath of the Dead giving him re-roll 1s on his Wraith constructs, and Warding Runes for a 5+ vs MW. His Warlord took Seer of the Shifting Vector for a free re-roll per turn.

 

Ultramarines Guilliman & Sons – 2000 points

Battalion Detachment

3x HQs

Chaplain Cassius – Litany of Faith, Recitation of Focus

Chief Librarian Tigurius – Scryers Gaze, Telepathic Assault, Empyric Channelling

Primaris Chaplain – Mantra of Strength, Relic - Benediction of Fury

 

4x Troops

Infiltrators – 5 man

Intercessors – 5 man, stalker bolt rifles, auxiliary grenade launcher, sergeant w/Chainsword

Intercessors – 5 man, auto bolt rifles, auxiliary grenade launcher, sergeant w/ thunder hammer

Tacticals – 7man, 1x plasma gun in the squad

 

2x Heavy Support

Eliminators – 3 man with bolt sniper rifles

Whirlwind – vengeance launcher

 

Super Heavy Auxiliary Detachment

1x LOW

Roboute Guilliman – Warlord

 

Vanguard Detachment

2x HQs

Librarian in Phobos armour – Hallucination, Tenebrous Curse

Techmarine – boltgun, power axe, servo-harness, seal of oath

 

5x Elites

Invictor Tactical Warsuit – fragstorm grenade launcher, heavy bolter, 2x ironhail stubber, incendium cannon

Ironclad Dreadnought – dreadnought chainfist, dreadnought close combat weapon, heavy flamer, meltagun, 2x hunter killer missiles

Redemptor Dreadnought – heavy onslaught gatling cannon, heavy flamer, 2x storm bolters

Venerable Dreadnought – dreadnought close combat weapon, twin lascannon, storm bolter

Victrix Honour Guard

 

Aeldari Wraith Host – 1998 points

Battalion Detachment

2x HQs

Farseer – Doom, Guide, Singing Spear

Farseer – Fortune, Executioner, Witchblade

 

3x Troops

Dire Avengers – 5 man

Dire Avengers – 5 man

Rangers – 5 man

 

Vanguard Detachment

1x HQ

Wraithseer – Warlord – Deliverance, Enliven, D-cannon & Ghostspear

3x Elites

Wraithblades – 5 man – ghostaxes

Wraithblades – 5 man – ghostswords

Wraithguard – 5 man – D-scythes

 

2x Heavy Supports

Wraithlord - 2x shuriken cannons, 2x shuriken catapults

Wraithlord – 2x Bright lances, ghostglaive, 2x shuriken catapults

 

1x Dedicated Transport

Wave Serpent – shuriken cannon, twin star cannon

 

 

Super Heavy Auxiliary Detachment

Wraithknight – 2x shuriken cannons, 2x heavy wraithcannons


Edited by NKirkham24, 19 November 2019 - 11:10 PM.

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Terrain - The board was covered with ruined buildings, one in each quarter, with various extras like shipping container and broken walls dotted around. There was a main thoroughfare running down the centre of the board, from my deployment zone to my opponents. The objectives were placed fairy equally, 3 & 6 nearest to my deployment zone, 1 & 4 half way up the board either side of the central road, and 2 & 5 in similar positions near my opponents deployment zone.

 

We were playing the Tactical Gambit – Maelstrom mission and rolled Hammer and Anvil for deployment.

 

Deployment - I deployed my Venerable on the far right of my deployment zone, in cover for the most part, with a good line of sight diagonally across the board to the Wraithknight. The Tacticals were closer to the centre on the right, sitting on Objective 3. In the centre of my deployment zone, on the road, was both the Ironclad and Redemptor, along with the Techmarine, Guilliman, Tigurius and the Victrix Guard. To the left of these was Cassius, along with the Stalker squad. The Whirlwind hid out of sight behind a large building, with the Auto bolt rifle squad further left with the Primaris Chaplain, ready to run round the wall and jump on some objective.

My Infiltrators deployed on objective 4, halfway up the board, while the Invictor and Phobos Lib took similar positions on the right flank.

 

The Aeldari had the Wraithknight on my left flank, along with the 2 squads of Dire Avengers (one purple furthest left and one blue closer to the centre) and a Farseer who hid behind the building there. The two Wraithlords and the Wraithseer were quite central, while the second Farseer and the Axe Wraiths were on the right flank along with the Wave Serpent which held the sword Wraiths. The D-scythe Wraiths were in Webway strike. The Rangers deployed in cover about 9” in front of the Wave Serpent.

The Ultramarines got 1st turn and the Aeldari Failed to seize.

 

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Edited by NKirkham24, 21 November 2019 - 03:19 PM.

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First welcome to our forum. :)

I like your army list and that was an excellent batrep thanks !
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Well done sir. Great Batrep. Would love to see some pics included with the batrep
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Well done sir. Great Batrep. Would love to see some pics included with the batrep

 

Thanks guys!

 

I've edited the bat rep to add the few pics I got. Now I've got the hang of the forum, I'll try and take some more for future battles. 


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I've not managed to get any more games in since the bat rep above, but thought i'd share some of my painted dudes. Need to a take a few more pics but i'll share when i've taken them. Feedback welcome. Thanks

 

Guilliman & Friends
Ancient
Successors Stalker squad
Repulsor
Primaris Lieutenant
Intercessor Sergeant

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Very cool mate! Love that green and white successor 


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Very cool mate! Love that green and white successor


A member of the Dark Sons, successors of the Novamarines. Sorry about the lighting on that one, I’ll try and get a better pic next time I have them out
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Keep it up brother, well done 👍🏻.
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So I got some multi-part Eliminiators and a Repulsor Executioner for Xmas. The Eliminators are built and painted, so I thought i'd upload some more pics of my stuff.
 
Tigurius
Primaris Chaplain
Primaris Apothecary
Phobos Librarian
Successor Stalker Squad
Las Fusil Elminators
Chapter Champion
Calgar & Victrix Guard

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So, following Christmas I got a few new toys and i've made up a new list. I'm not a competitve player by any stretch but I am considering going to my first tournament this year and would like your thoughts and feedback on the following list. 
 
Battle-forged +3 CP
 
Battalion +5CP
HQs
Chief Librarian Tigurius - Precognition, Scryer's Gaze, Telepathic Assault
Phobos Librarian - Shrouding, Tenebrous Curse
 
Troops
5x Infiltrators
5x Intercessors - Auto Bolt Rifles, Grenade Launcher & TH on Sergeant
5x Intercessors - Stalker BoltRifles, Grenade Launcher, Chainsword on Sergeant
 
Elite
Invictor Warsuit - Incendium Cannon
Victrix Honour Guard
 
Dedicated Transport
Repulsor - Twin Lascannon, Las-talon, Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Storm Bolters, Icarus, Fragstorm Grenade Launchers
 
Spearhead +1CP
HQ
Techmarine - Master of the Forge -1CP, Power Axe, Servo-harness, Boltgun; WT - Master of the Machine; Relic - The Endurant Protector
 
Heavy Supports
3x Eliminators - 3x Bolt Sniper Rifles
3x Eliminators - 2x Las-Fusil, Sergeant with Bolt Carbine
Repulsor Executioner - Heavy Onsluaght Gatling Cannon, Icarus Rocket Pod, Ironhail, Storm Bolters, Twin Heavy Bolters, Twin Heavy Stubber, Heavy Laser Destroyer.
 
LOW
Roboute Guilliman - Warlord +3CP
 
The idea is put the Auto Bolt Rifle Intercessors in the Repulsor, let the tanks stroll up the table with MotF, Tigurius, Victrix Guard & Guilliman for re-rolls and buffs galore. 
 
The troops will hold backfield objectives, the Invictor is to try and tie up anything I deem necessary, flame any easy targets and generally be a nuisance. 
 
The Phobos Librarian will partner up with the Eliminators, preventing them getting shot up or being charged etc. 
 
Feedback welcome.

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It's been a while since I updated this log, so here are a few pics of what i've been up to. 

 

Devastators (1)
Devastators (2)
Incursor Sergeant
Incursor (1)
Incursor (2)
Incursor (3)
Incursor (4)
 
I read about people using the leftovers from the Eliminators box, along with the easy to build Reivers, to kitbash some more Eliminators, so these were my attempt. It was also my first foray into the use of green stuff. I know have an even greater level of respect for people who use this stuff to actually sculpt.
 
Kitbash Reiver Eliminators (Front)
Kitbash Reiver Eliminators (Back)
Successor Stalker Squad additions

 

I'm currently starting my 7th week of lockdown, so gaming has been off the table for quite a while, cannot wait for some restrictions to be lifted so I can get some games in. 


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Keep it up. Your army is growing.
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I've not managed to get any more games in since the bat rep above, but thought i'd share some of my painted dudes. Need to a take a few more pics but i'll share when i've taken them. Feedback welcome. Thanks

 

Nice job,

 

How did you get the UM flag like that?    Did you do it free hand or made a decal?   I love it and the banner.


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I've not managed to get any more games in since the bat rep above, but thought i'd share some of my painted dudes. Need to a take a few more pics but i'll share when i've taken them. Feedback welcome. Thanks

Nice job,
 
How did you get the UM flag like that?    Did you do it free hand or made a decal?   I love it and the banner.

Thanks

On the Ancient? I free handed the Ultima and the writing, the rest was just the raised detail on the flag.
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All that blue. You must be a city supporter.

 

Nice army and batrep :).



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All that blue. You must be a city supporter.

Nice army and batrep :).

Absolutely not, United season ticket holder!!! It’s not sky blue so it’s ok, we won the European cup in macrgge blue in 1968. Haha!

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NKirkham thanks for answer about the UM Ancient and Flag.     My freehand skills are terrible.  LOL    


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NKirkham thanks for answer about the UM Ancient and Flag.     My freehand skills are terrible.  LOL    

 

I would say mine are pretty bad too, certainly nowhere near what I would like them to be. Just got to keep practising. 

 

Some of the models you see on here are insane, the way some people are able to paint is crazy! Good inspiration though.


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So, as you probably know, there is an ongoing 2nd lockdown here in the UK. Throughout it all, I’ve been growing the Ultramarines.

I’ve added two sets of Indomitus as well as another Invictor and Redemptor, along with the Primaris Techamrine and Chaplain on bike, now the new codex has landed.

I am hoping to be able to get my first tournament in at some point in the near future. This is the list I’ve come up with so far, and I should be able to get a few games in against my pal to see how it works.

HQ
Tigurius
Primaris Chaplain on Bike. Warlord - Adept of the Codex; exhortation of rage
Primaris Techmarine - Master of the Forge, Warden of the Ancients, Seal of Oath

TROOPS
Intercessor x5
Intercessors x5
Incursors x5
Tactical Marines x5

ELITES
Invictor
Invictor
Redemptor
Redemptor
Victrix Honour Guard

FAST ATTACK
Outriders x3

HEAVY SUPPORT
Eradicators x3

TRANSPORTS
Impulsor
Drop Pod

Any feedback will be really good, especially from those who have used Uktras in tournament play or competitive games in general, so thanks in advance
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  • What are the impulsor and drop pod actually transporting? I can't really see anything super juicy that they can carry. The tac squad usually doesn't require the mobility / placement that the drop pod gives.
  • If you're taking a chaplain, might be worth making him a master of sanctity; the reliability is actually really really decent.
  • Are those incendium invictors or autocannon? I think for what you're (probably) trying to do, incendium work better with them moving forward from their spots while the outriders hit wave 2 and the intercessors/redemptors make up wave 3
  • Might be worth considering if you can fit in some grav-cannon devastators, alternatively some bladeguard to hold the midfield. 
  • Personal preference, but I've never been a huge fan of UM outriders.


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I like the list it is very flexible. Both transports are optimal for what they can do.
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  • What are the impulsor and drop pod actually transporting? I can't really see anything super juicy that they can carry. The tac squad usually doesn't require the mobility / placement that the drop pod gives.
  • If you're taking a chaplain, might be worth making him a master of sanctity; the reliability is actually really really decent.
  • Are those incendium invictors or autocannon? I think for what you're (probably) trying to do, incendium work better with them moving forward from their spots while the outriders hit wave 2 and the intercessors/redemptors make up wave 3
  • Might be worth considering if you can fit in some grav-cannon devastators, alternatively some bladeguard to hold the midfield. 
  • Personal preference, but I've never been a huge fan of UM outriders.

 

 

Thought process is a unit of Intercessors in the Impulsor. This is mainly to sit on an objective, and gives me better movement potential. I also like that, if the transport gets destroyed, an obsec unit then drops out. There have been other variants of the list which include 5 bladeguard and a character, to be more offensive. I could also switch the intercessors to assault intercessors potentially too. 

 

The Outriders are to accompany the chaplain so he isn't exposed, and add a bucket load of attacks to help him get through any units he targets. Again they're to add some speed and give me mobility to contest objectives etc.

 

Both Invictors are Incendium cannons. I intend to deploy them aggressively, ideally on a mid-table objective along with the Incursors, and then let them go cause some mayhem. I've loved using the one I had previously, and now he has a tag team partner i'm keen to see what they can do in tandem. I can also use the redeploy strat if needed to mess with my opponents plans further. 

 

The drop pod is for the Tac marines, again, just to grab an objective really. I do like the devastators, and again, they're in another variant of the list, although I only have 2 with Grav Cannons so far (another box will be ordered shortly).

 

I've got a game scheduled in for Tuesday next week, so I should be able to run this and then tweak accordingly from there, although I definitely want to try the Devs


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Arguably, if you're going to sit on an objective, might be better suited with more incursors rather than impulsor + intercessor. I feel you have decent mobility, just need a little more backup firepower.







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