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Offline Cammerz

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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 -
  • Captain in Gravis Armour (as he comes given that he cannot be altered in any way)
  • 2x Primaris Lieutenants (1x Power Sword, 1x Master-Crafted Auto Bolt Rifle)

Elites -
  • Primaris Ancient
  • Contemptor Dreadnought (with Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon)

Troops -
  • 5x Intercessors (Bolt Rifles)
  • 5x Intercessors (Bolt Rifles)

Fast Attack -
  • 3x Inceptors (Assault Bolters)

Heavy Support -
  • 5x Hellblasters (Plasma Incinerators)


The 1500pt list adds;

HQ -
  • Primaris Librarian

Troops -
  • 5x Space Marine Scouts (Sniper Rifles and Camo Cloaks)

Heavy Support -
  • Predator Annihilator (the one with all the Lascannons)

Then for 2000 we add:

Elites -
  • Contemptor Dreadnought (this time it's Multi-Melta)

Heavy Support -
  • Relic Leviathan Dreadnought (Leviathan Siege Claw and Grav-flux Bombard)

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.
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