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Warhammer 40,000 => Forces and Allies of the Imperium => Forces and Allies of the Imperium Army Lists => Topic started by: Cammerz on April 17, 2018, 10:01:09 PM

Title: 8th edition Alpha Legion (yes I am posting this in the right board)
Post by: Cammerz on April 17, 2018, 10:01:09 PM
Well it's been over a year since anyone posted an army list to 2S (and over four years since I last did so), might as well show you what I'm planning.

My lists are built around the Dark Imperium Primaris Marines and I've got a progression from 1000 to 1500 to 2000pts, each list containing the same units as the previous ones with a few extras added on.

1000pts

HQ -

Elites -

Troops -

Fast Attack -

Heavy Support -


The 1500pt list adds;

HQ -

Troops -

Heavy Support -

Then for 2000 we add:

Elites -

Heavy Support -

For the 1500 and 2000pt lists I have points left over, 123 and 110 respectively so I'm looking at adding an extra unit. Currently my thoughts are either: Additional 5-man Scout Sniper squad, 5x Intercessors with Stalker Bolt Rifles or 5x Reivers with combat knives, grapnel guns and grav-chutes.

The Contemptors are mostly in the list because Forge World make a seriously nice Alpha Legion Contemptor model. I have a smattering of FW parts throughout the army as it exists so far (Dark Imperium + Scouts), mostly the Horus Heresy Alpha Legion heads. Should I acquire additional Intercessors or Reivers with my spare points I'd likely convert them with parts from FW's Alpha Legion Headhunters kit. The Scouts are kitbashed using the official Scout Snipers and Militarum Tempestus Scions (for a full explanation, read up on the 55th Alphic Hydras).

When it comes to Chapter tactics, it turns out that the loyalist Raven Guard share both a trait and a stratagem with the Chaos Alpha Legion so I'll use the Raven Guard rules. In friendly games I'll be asking my opponent whether they'd be alright with me using the Alpha Legion warlord trait 'I am Alpharius' edited to use the loyalist Space Marine warlord trait table instead of the Chaos one.

And for those of you questioning how the Alpha Legion have access to Primaris Marines, I would suggest researching Corvus Corax's Raptor programme which appeared in the Horus Heresy book Deliverance Lost.