10 man squad,
1 Lightning claw,
2 power weapons,
4 x BP
2 x BP
380 points all up.
I take Astorath so they often have furious charge, or a nearby priest.
They tend to be used to bully things that have no business being caught in a close-combat. Hence no heavy duty expensive gear like Storm shields, power fists, thunderhammers inflating their cost.
The meltabombs are a really cheap addition for what they bring to the squad(s) (screw careless stationary vehicles, wound allocation shenanigans).
The main debate with these guys seems to be whether to give them storm shields or not. Personally I haven't missed them with my games. You're often operating with a max of 5 Marines per unit so it's easy to stack power weapon wounds on the same model on the wound allocation merry-go-round.
If this was a stormshield model it's still a decent chance of failing, thus you're risking a paired special weapon - if instead your special weapon models are taking regular 3+ saves then that save can be backed up with FNP.
If it's just a stormshield model with no paired special weapon, but a chainsword- seems a waste of 20 points for a no better than 66% chance of keeping that redshirt model alive - will his 2 base attacks make much difference to future combat results?
Edited by Mezkh, 30 December 2010 - 11:51 PM.