New player and was wondering about starting a Demon Hunter force. I calculated a combat patrol army to get my army started consisting of:
Inquisitor Lord Hector Rex - Forgeworld Model
147 Pts total for Lord and retinue
--Acolyte with Artificer armor
8 Grey Knights
1 Grey knight with incinerator (I think it said only 9 in squad so i might have to recalculate that)
I calculated it to be 135 dollars
Then i calculated all the codex Paint because i want to use the codex coloring
and i calculated 3 paintbrushes
It came out to about $208
Is it worth it to spend that much money on a 400 Point combat patrol army?
Or is there a way to get a box set of Demon hunters?
Hi, combat patrol/500 point games are a great way to get started in 40K and learn how to play an army. They are also great for getting 3-4 games in where a larger 1750-2000 point battle game might mean only one played. Daemonhunters are also getting a new codex soon which is also really nice. Building a combat patrol army also means less models to build and paint- so you can really focus on making them stand out.
Let’s take a look at your combat patrol list and make a few changes…
With the Grey Knights drop the incinerator and add in a psy-cannon. The ‘knights will be on foot and walking across the table- so that is a special weapon that won’t be firing till mid to later in the game. With the knights you want to be moving and firing the storm bolters and the psycannon each and every turn- they put out a lot of shots! Plus the S6 of the psycannon gives you a change to bust open vehicles or tough infantry units- you can have up to ten knights in a squad.
With the rhino- swap it to a chimera so it can also get some shots off, plus the AV 12 front armor makes a big difference. The question here is going to be finding the points to pay for it- drop the artificer armor and play around with some other stuff- besides you can’t have a 2+ save in combat patrol anyway.
This would give you a unit and a vehicle with some good long to mid range shooting, and an assault unit in the Grey Knights. From there as time and money permits you can add another Grey Knight squad and build up in points.
As for the models, GW only really sells them in the smaller units- no battle force or box set. BUT if you check online- ebay, bartertown, etc. you can find used Grey Knights for a reasonable price- and since they are metal they strip down real easy if they are already painted- unlike plastic models which are really hard or impossible to strip.
I’d also check out my 40K bud Jawaballs’ web site and youtube channel- just type in “Jawaballs” in google or youtube as he has lots of vids, tips, and reviews on painting which will help you get started.