I'm trying to collect a small force of VIIIth legion which i may expand on but for now will keep as an allied detachment.
It will consist of a Jump Praetor, 2 terror squads (volkite & meltabombs) and a night raptor squad (as many models and chainglaives as points allow)
I've not bought any additional models other than the 20 terror marines, 10 raptors with glaives and the praetor.
I do own 2 javelin, a contemptor, and some destroyers (unpainted and pondering which legion to allocate them to)
My question would be how to allocate the units to the froce org chart and what to add in as good options for exapnsion.
In terms of points i want to stay below 1500 but around 1000 for the required praetor.
Do people think it is better to have both terror squads in the troop slots and the night raptors in the fast slot? or 1 and 1 in the troops and the 2nd terror squad can go in the elites?
My thoughts on alternative options is either a javellin or land speeder squadron in the fast slot or a contemptor talon or destroyer squad in elites depending on what i did with the three units above.
Is a Fire Raport essential for the heavy slot (I've seen so many terror assault lists with them) or would a deredeo with boreas missiles get sufficient milage being present from turn 1 and providing anti-air/medium AV?
I'm not a very skilled modeller it must be said so i may struggle with the fire raptor although i do love the model for the raptor and storm eagle and plan on owning at least one of each.
I want to cover bases with this and feel as a starting point there is sufficient anti-infantry, with the terror marines covering some anti tank with meltabombs too. I'm a bit bamboozled by the amount of options i like the look of in the elite and fast slots.
I'm interested in what you guys think are appropriate and fit the theme of night lords.