I have seen on a number of forums the use of Assault Melta Squads as the go to option for busting tanks open so added that into my army. It was first brought to my attention by our own Sam who highlighted that it was cheaper (in points) to field an Assault unit instead of using a Tactical Squad with Meltas.
It took a bit of research for me to decide on which box to buy into as I wanted the option to run this squad both on jump packs as well dropping in from a Drop Pod or riding in a Razorback. I looked into the new Assault Squad boxed set (for the new Evicerator) and Vanguard Veterans (for all the nifty weapon options) but eventually settled for our trusty old Death Company boxed set.
All 3 boxes have the jump packs, the bolt pistols and chainswords (which I needed). However, the Vanguard Veterans did not have spare backpacks and I don't have any spares! That left me with the Assault Marines and the Death Company sets. While the new Assault set was cool and all, it was a little sparse in Blood Angel details. I have been gobbling up quite a number of parts from my other box of Tacticals so I eventually decided on the Death Company. It was also cheaper! It gave me the option of building them as Death Company (as I will only be using 2 of the 5 models from this set to complete my Drop Pod Assault Melta Marines).
|Magnetized the jump packs and all the special weapons to one of the Tactical Marines (which joined this squad)|
TAKE THAT GW!
|Airbrushed all the basic colours|
|Blocked in all the major colours|
|And then finished up all the details. I'll take better pics once the pledge for this month is complete|
|Complete with a Melta Gun Marine from my Tactical squad.|