I, Custom Hero, Vow to face the Unknown and will learn about the Scout Company of the Knights of Lydda (Space Marine codex) with chapter traits Long Rang Marksmen and Duelists by 29 February 2020 by working on a Patrol Detachment. Failure is not acceptable, but should I suffer it I will owe a debt of honour to my fellow participants and I will complete a task of my fellow contestants’ choosing.
Welcome Custom Hero and good luck.
For my initial vow I will start with 1 Captain in Phobos Armor, 2 lieutenants (1 of each load out) in Phobos armor, an infiltrator squad (Sgt., Helix Adept, and 4 Infiltrators), and 2 10 man scout sniper squads, 2 Reiver squads (5 man and a 6 man), 1 Landspeeder Storm, 1 “scout bike squad” (converted cavalry on horseback), 1 Eliminator Squad (3 man converted), and 2 Stormtalon Gunships.
I do not have the new Space Marine Codex so I might be wrong as to the unit slot but I think you have listed too many HQ or Elites depending on whether Lieutenants are HQ or support characters in the Elite section as by my count that is either 3 HQ or 4 Elites. Could you double check things from your side please.
For this challenge my short term goal is to complete a fleshed out and functioning Patrol Detachment complete with flyers. I have chosen to start with models I already own that need to be assembled, painted, and played. Plus it will earn me brownie points with my wife for getting them completed. Talk about a win/win!
My long term goal is to have a fully fleshed out Battalion Detachment for this company. My aim to to successfully play an all scout style army using both Primaris in Phobos armor and regular Space Marine Scouts.
I chose this army for two reasons. First, I love the idea of the scout company. The greenest marines getting blooded and becoming veterans in their own right is a great way to build stories and characters. As I am building my own chapter using only the Space Marine Codex, I thought it an apt choice to start some character building. Secondly, I was told I was insane for attempting it, that it was “an unplayable pipe dream that would never win”. I saw the gauntlet on the ground and have decided to pick it up and prove them wrong. Challenge accepted!
Sounds like you have a solid plan and theme there that has you inspired, so go for it. The army might not be competitive but for friendly games it looks fine. Infantry heavy forces can do surprisingly well in objective games.
Larkyn, I have to second Custom Hero, your wolf lord is looking good already. I assume that he will be a normal Wolf Lord and not the Primaris variant on account of the Jump Pack despite the base body.
Blackheart1223, I assume that you are referring to the FW version of Lugft Huron.
Slave to Darkness, just so you are aware the Death Korps of Krieg are a bit on the small and spindly side compared to plastic guard/storm troopers.