Now normally when I sit down with Excel and my Codecies I'm mostly focused on the 1750 and 1850 size armies. Even when piecing my kids armies out for them I focus on this size as when we do hit the LGS that's the only size we seem to be able to get in game wise. Of course our home games between the three of us vary in size and seldom do we actually play a "list" so to speak. This got me thinking of how little I'm teaching them about the mechanics of the game if we're just throwing a bunch of models on the dining room table and start rolling dice.
So in keeping with Fritz's theme of designing up good playable lists around the 750 point level I thought I'd go through and design some based off the five different armies we have between the three of us. It should yield some interesting force lists and will open up some new avenues for family gaming night. Come to think of it, we might actually be able to get more than one game in...better yet actually finish a game. ;-)
So the armies I'll be focusing on this time around are my Flame Guardians Space Marines. This is actually the Show Army Project I'm working on under my Special Projects. I've played varying forms of this army over the last couple of months and have yet to field the whole thing anyway. The other armies I'll post up 750 point lists for will be for a SoB heavy Witchunters force and two additional DIY Space Marine chapters along with an Ork force.
For the most part when I build a list, at least for myself, I build what I want to field. What I think I'm going to have fun with, have fun modeling, and painting. I'm not much for building WINNING lists, though I have won games with most of my lists. When I build lists for my kids, I build what I think they CAN play with, and WILL have fun with. Again, not necessarily what they can WIN with.
750 Point Flame Guardians (Space Marines)
- HQ - SM Captain - Power Weapon, Storm Bolter - 118 Points
- Troops - Scout Squad x 2 - 5-Man, Sniper Rifles, Camo Cloaks - 180 Points
- Elites - Sternguard - 10-Man, PW, MM, Mg, SB, Bolter x 7, Drop Pod - 315 Points
- Elites - Dreadnought - Dual Twin-Linked Autocannon - 125 Points
- Total - 22 Models - 738 Points
Looking forward to seeing what you all think and recommend.