Apocalypse Planning

It looks like there will be six space marine captains for our upcoming Tyranid versus Astartes apocalypse bash.  Munitorium scribes tell me that simple division (but is anything really simple?) is around 1,650 points per attachment.

Assuming the Hive Mind plays its usual shenanigans, I’m planning on 2,000 points. I can always leave stuff out on the day, but adding stuff when the chapter home world is a couple of parsecs (well, suburbs) away is a challenge.

I think a solid start will be a 1,000 points of terminators, led by a terminator chaplain.



I’m going to use the chaplain for three reasons: terminator armour, I don’t use him very often, and I like the model.

What’s better than 1,000 points of ultramarine terminators?

One thousand points of Imperial Fist terminators:


Led by the Fridge, of course.


Rubbish photos, but these were smuggled out of the secret assembly planet at great risk to our F&S journalist on his iPhone.


Big Yellow Taxi

I love terminators. A couple of codexes ago my Word Bearers were built around a core of terminators.  Today the deamons provide a bit more of the cutty cutty, but the terminators are nearby to help.

Loyalists don’t miss out either. My first 40K army were Imperial Fists, and terminators were there right from the start.

I don't need a neck to kick your arse

I don’t need a neck to kick your arse

Another classic bit of kit is an assault cannon. This dude is a dark angle model, I think, but he has come back into the bosom of a chapter without any dodgey secrets:


Lightning claws have their place, but thunder hammers really are all the rage now.


IFtermie06A squad with both can be very effective.

IFtermie01I find you can’t hold back with termies, especially those without any guns. Screw your courage to the sticking place and deep strike right next to something dangerous and get stuck in. This is particularly fun in apocalypse games and titans.

Of course, if you’re going to do that, then you might as well bring along the original stubborn bastard and his S10 AP1 hammer:

You just wait until I walk over there ...

You just wait until I walk over there …

Lysander can be shot to death, like just about anyone else, but if you can get him into combat he is ace.

I still like the old school build: power fist and storm bolters. But whatever the build I rarely leave them out of a marine force.

IFtermie03With unbound arriving in 7th ed, I am going to try out an Imperial Fist strike force made up of all my terminators, with devastators to make up whatever points are left.
Led by Lysander, of course