Martok here, playing around with some ideas for my Minotaurs. Hopefully defining my list for Vanquish will help me with working through this army methodically. List after the jump.
Now before everyone tears this list apart for being under powered I am fully aware of that.. My Minotaurs are an opportunity to play around with things I normally would not with the hops of making something that looks truly special rather than brutal efficiency. Here is the plan:
10 Sternguard, 2 Heavy Bolters
10 Tactical marines, Melta, Multi Melta, Combi Melta
10 Tactical marines, Plasma, Heavy Bolter, Combi Plasma
10 Tactical marines, Flamer, Missile Launcher, Combi plasma
10 Assault Marines, Storm Shield, Power Lance
Allies (Grey Knights)
10 Henchman, 6 Crusaders, 3 Servitors with Heavy Bolters
Dreadknight, Teleporter, Heavy Psycannon, Heavy Incinerator, Great Sword
Now the idea is that I wanted to show the support of the High Lords for the Minotaurs. This gave me the idea to take some Inquisitors and model them as Ad Mech Magos' etc. I think I shall represent the Arbites with the Crusaders and then the servitors are just that.
The harder part was the Dreadknight... basically I wanted to run a Contemptor with a Spear and Shield as the center piece but it just would not be worth the points to put on the board in any way. The Dreadknight totally tooled will eradicate something at least before it dies.
I really really wanted to represent the Officio Assasonorium as well but I just cannot find somewhere I could drop the points other than the Dreadknight or the Sternguard. If I drop the Dreadknight I will have no center piece and I really do not want that to happen... so the alternative is the Sternguard and in turn Lysander (no point in Bolter Drill with out those AP3 Bolters really) which could end up being the unit that gets dropped but I think I shall play test a little first.
Any thoughts? Some advice would be helpful on this as I am finding the balance between a pretty army and a playable one a little difficult to master.