Granted I absolutely love the model.
This one to be precise.
I mean the sculpt is just fantastic and really fits everything that I can imagine a Librarian to look like.
But then I was thinking of the role in which I was setting him.
Being a leader for my Assault Terminators to GOI round the board.
Which sounds like a fair plan, if indeed it works.
Null zone with all the psychers running in the game seems like a no brainer really.
But running him with just Terminator Armour isn't really ideal so I have him with a Storm Shield to give him survivability, which for 140 points isn't bad really.
Then I got to the chaplain, which had not been suggested to me in the past and I rarely see hardly at all, and thought I'd give him a fair once over.
So then I realised that he is quiet the utility belt. He has a bunch of options at his disposal at just 100 points, boltgun or bolt pistol and Crozius, Rosarius which grants him a nice 4+ armour save against physical and spiritual harm, Frag and Krak grenades and 2 wounds.
Also he has a neat ability to grant any unit he is with re-roll failed hits, which stuck with an Assault Terminator Squad like I was going to do with my Librarian is pretty priceless.
Then lets look at what kind of wargear I'd more than likely run him with. I would probably opt for Terminator Armour for him which then leaves me with a decision to either give him a storm bolter or combi-weapon.
|This is another sculpt I rate very highly|
It adds to him the ability to shoot before assaulting which I lacked with running the Librarian. I would more than likely just opt for the Storm Bolter which then runs me to 130 points for him. Which I think is pretty good considering what he brings to the table.
I do however reduce my manoeuvrability of the unit and, given my current army builds, have no room to give them a Land Raider to ride around in.
But what I do have is space in Drop Pods and Locator Beacons for the Terminators.
So what I was thinking for both HQ choices is Drop Pod them down to safety with one of Tactical Squads and then use of the Locator Beacons I purchased on said Drop Pod to then Deep Strike the Terminators within 6 inches.
This is where the Librarian would come in handy mostly.
As I have no transport for these Terminators the Librarian would come in handy to GOI me to where I need to be.
Although foot slogging the Terminators, being that they have 2+ armour saves and 3++ inv saves, with the Chaplain maybe a viable option?
It's just something I was thinking about and was wondering what you guys take on the subject is.
I just find it interesting that little to no one who runs Vanilla Marines runs a Chaplain judging by what I read via the interwebs.
Especially not running him the way I am proposing.
Most of the time if they run him, he is in a Land Raider. Land Raiders are my next topic but we shall get to that later.
Thanks guys, help a n00b out haha.
*EDIT* Due to a massive response indicating in both accounts that a Land Raider is needed I would like to put my thoughts on the Land Raider and why I am a little worried about taking one.
The main factor being is that I am worried that due them being in a Land Raider they are essentially a massive moving target which obviously worries me due to the fact I need it for mobility and losing it straight away would really suck.
One thing I did think though is maybe if I reserved the Land Raider? Is that a viable tactic?
Another thing that has got me thinking is the possibility of Tactical Terminators instead of a hammer unit. I can see the attraction to them but I would lose that inv. save which seems fairly vital.
I will be posting my lists again to see where I can fit in a Land Raider maybe and hopefully you can give me some feedback.
I'd also like to ask you guys if you could just quickly review my lists as having little trouble with making them make sense.
Let me know guys.