Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Help Needed - Arming Grey Knight Terminators
I just spent over £100 on 10 models. Now to many of you that might not seem like much, but as things stand that is over half of my monthly free spending money. I have been saving it for months now and it feels pretty good to finally have all the expensive components required to finish the Desert Lions army that I began well over a year ago. So what are these super expensive models? Titans, whats what. Ok so they are epic scale titans but titans nonetheless. The reason for this ludicrous splurge of money is that I have been struggling for a long time with trying to work out how to build the Legio Cybernetica robots I need to represent my Grey Knight terminators. Plasticard just didn't cut it at that scale, and apart from looking clunky, replicating the same complex design 10 times just doesn't appeal to me right now. Therefore I started looking for existing models that could be used or altered. After many weeks of fruitless searching I realised I was an idiot, because the Forge World epic scale Warhound Titan is almost identical in size to a terminator, and looks fantastic to boot. All they require is a head swap to something more 40k scaled and 'robotty', and arm swaps to represent the storm bolters/psycannons/nemesis weapons they should be armed with.
However, herein lies my problem. What is the best way to arm a unit of 10 Grey Knight Terminators? I want to make these guys look fantastic. They are the centerpiece to the whole force, the unit that really ties the theme together and makes people go wow. Therefore I want to build each robot individually, and not be messing around with magnets and weapon swaps at a later date. In short, I have one chance to get this right. In the list I am building the termies can be used in a few ways. Firstly, they can deep strike in, either as a block of 10 or as 2 blocks of 5, giving me a 'safe' way of getting up close and personal, or of threatening hard to reach objectives. Secondly they can plod up the centre of the table laying down fire and absorbing a disproportionate amount of enemy attention before beating face in combat (hopefully).
My Initial idea was this setup.
1 Justicar with storm bolter and master crafted hammer
1 brother with psycannon and sword
1 brother with psycannon and halberd
1 brother with storm bolter and hammer
3 brothers with storm bolter and sword
3 brothers with storm bolter and halberd
How does this sound? Based on any experiences you have had are the weapon choices ok? Is it worth paying for any further upgrades? Psybolts? a few Falcions?
Moreover, how should I be using this unit?