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Eradicators TO & E : Zachareal


My master,

Find attached the force disposition of the Eradicators Strike Force sent to investigate the increased operations of Dark Eldar pirates near Corinthe. The strike force is made up of elements of the 3rd and 6th Companies with additional elements from the 1st and 8th Company being assigned to the cohort due in part to the 8th Company’s extensive experience with these particularly foul xenos pirates. May the Emperor scorn them as he sees fit.

The force has the capability of being deployed by drop pod assault, although the Thunderhawk Gunship and Thunderhawk Transporter have both been extensively modified by the Chapter armoury and several elements have been attached from the Adeptus Mechanicus trained portion of the Chapter, the Techmarines, to maintain the extensive mechanical aspect of the force.

Most Honoured Brother-Captain Zachareal retakes his post as Watch Commander and Commander of the recently refitted Strike Cruiser, Rex Imperialis, may the Holy Emperor bless her hull from all the vile hateful things of the Warp, after returning from his secondment to the Storm Wardens Chapter of his most Holy and Beneficient Emperor’s Adeptus Astartes. Brother-Captain Zachareal takes with him even more experience with armoured assaults for which the Storm Wardens are so famed.

Venerable Brother Daedalus, a veteran of the Jormund Campaign, the campaign as you may recall caused Jormund to become a dead world, God-Emperor bless their souls, also joins this cohort. His extensive years of experience and cunning should add greatly to the ground assaults that will be necessary against the defences of the Eldar’s Dark Kin.

A substantial retinue from Captain Zachareal’s own 1st Company has been assembled for this strike force, their blessed Tactical Dreadnought Armour impervious to all but the most powerful weapons. Surely Captain Zachareal is planning to use this group, along with himself and Codicier Chamuel to perform devastating boarding actions, where up close the survivability and crushing combat prowess of the Terminators will come to bear.

An extensive armoury has been attached to this force and it is thought that the Strike Group will not be stopping for a refit after it has dealt with the Pirates and will instead make all speed to the Jericho Reach to combat the impending Tau and Tyranid incursions after stopping briefly for resupply at Kar Duniash.

Your most trusted and loyal servant,
Recédius.

++Thought for the Day: KILL, KILL, KILL in the name of the Glorious God Emperor of Mankind.++

Eradicators Revised List

So I’ve been busy playtesting my old Eradicators (remember the one with the bikes?). It’s been doing moderately well but there’s still some synergy missing. One of my favourite elements of the list, the bikes, are not pulling their weight enough unfortunately, especially not when you realise that they’re using up well over 400 points when you take into account the two Independent Characters attached to them.

So after some playtesting and friendly advice with the Warheads I’ve come up with the list below, (with a lot of help from Crafter and R0ot!) by adding in a hammer unit (something I’ve never used in any other list, a librarian in terminator armour and a Land Raider Crusader.

This should help undo a lot of the problems I’m finding on the tabletop, against things like multiple monstrous creatures (Tyranids, Chaos Daemons etc.) and other hammer units (Thunderwolf Cavalry, Ork Nobs etc) which I find hard to deal with using the older list.

The list still retains the drop pod unit, the three vindicators and four land speeders with some added searchlights and a few other small changes. The list dishes out a lot of pain, has 4 scoring units and has thirteen kill points. Have a look and let me know what you think:


Librarian
Terminator Armour
Storm Shield
Shield of Sanguinius
Unleash Rage

Terminator Assault Squad
4 Thunder Hammer/Storm Shields

Assault Squad
Dedicated Transport:
Land Raider Crusader
Multi Melta
Extra Armour
Searchlight

Assault Squad
Dedicated Transport:
Rhino
Searchlight

Assault Squad
+5 Extra Space Marines
2 Meltaguns
Power Fist
Dedicated Transport:
Drop Pod

Land Speeder Squadron
2 Land Speeders
1 Multi Melta each

Land Speeder Squadron
2 Land Speeders
1 Multi Melta each

Vindicator
Dozer Blade
Searchlight

Vindicator
Dozer Blade
Searchlight

Vindicator
Dozer Blade
Searchlight

So there you have it folks, my newest list using my first hammer unit. Comments welcome as always!

Eradicators Trial List

So this is the list I’ve been toying around with in my head for a while using Codex Blood Angels to represent my insane Chapter of battle crazed maniacs. I’m well aware that this is not the most competitive (or even close) Blood Angels list but it’s my kind of playstyle and after ETC I’ve earned the right to play for fun for a while 🙂

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HQ:

Librarian
Space Marine Bike Psychic Powers:
The Blood Lance
Shield of Sanguinius

Elites:

Sanguinary Priest

Space Marine Bike

Lightning Claw

Troops:
Assault Squad
Plasma Gun

Dedicated Transport:
Razorback
Twin Linked Assault Cannon


Assault Squad

Plasma Gun

Dedicated Transport:
Razorback
Twin Linked Assault Cannon


Assault Squad

+5 Additional Space Marines

2 Meltaguns

Power Fist

Dedicated Transport:
Drop Pod


Fast Attack:


Bike Squadron

+2 Additional Bikes
2 Meltaguns
Power Fist

Attack Bike

Multi Melta


Land Speeder Squadron (2 Land Speeders)

2 Multi Meltas (one on each)


Land Speeder Squadron (2 Land Speeders)

2 Multi Meltas (one on each)


Heavy Support:

Vindicator

Siege Shield


Vindicator

Siege Shield


Vindicator

Siege Shield

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So there you have it, it’s not overly competitive but I think I can do some damage with it.

Please feel free to comment about why you think the list will/won’t work and what parts you like/dislike, I’d love to get some opinions but remember that I realise that this is not the streamlined Blood Angels list by a long shot.

All the best,
Joe

My Custom Chapter: The Eradicators

Evening all!

The Eradicators are the custom chapter I used through my undergrad years in Maynooth and now they’re back. With a vengeance!


The original scheme used black armour and fiery orange shoulder pads inked to the max with chestnut ink. Looking back it was terribly painted so I’ve gone back to try and reinvigorate the Chapter and start playing it again.

….with extreme highlighting 🙂

Instead of fiery orange it’s now Macharius Solar Orange, no inking this time. The highlighting was to break up the dark scheme and I have to say I like it. Obviously something like extreme highlighting isn’t to everyone’s taste but I think it suits this scheme and an army like space marines.

I’ll be going for a list with some bikes, three vindicators, some land speeders and some basic troops in razorbacks with assault cannons and a single drop pod.


I’ll be using Codex: Blood Angels for this, my original chapter used lightning fast tactics and the destructively fast nature of the Blood Angels book seems to suit it quite well.

I’ll throw the list up here soon enough and over on onthestep.net so feel free to criticise the paint scheme and the list and if you have any similar stories of custom chapters you’ve invented and how you played them feel free to drop a comment.

– Joe

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