Friday, 23 August 2013

Space Marine Centurions: Overdrive.

Let's get the ball rolling on this one. The forum debates have been going crazy about the consensus of the new heavy hitters.....Centurions. I want to talk pre-release tactics. Knee-jerk reactions. Stupidly insane combos that could work with these boys without having seen the codex. Let's throw all objectivity out the window and roll with rumour hammer!

I'll start.

However, first, the more recent rumours:


WS:4 BS:4 S:5 T:5 W:2 I:4 A:1 Ld:8/9 Sv:2+ InvSv: -

Unit Size: 3 - 190pts
- May purchase up to 3 additional Centurions for 60pts each

Standard equipment:
- Twin-linked Heavy Bolters and Hurricane Bolters

Weapon Upgrades: (ALL UPGRADES COST BETWEEN 10-20pts)
- Hurricane Bolters can be upgraded to Missile Launchers
- Twin-Linked Heavy Bolters may be upgraded to Twin-Linked Lascannons
- Twin-Linked Heavy Bolters may be upgraded to Grav-Cannon and Grav-Amp

Upgrades: (ALL UPGRADES COST BETWEEN 10-20pts)
- Can purchase Omniscope which gives Night Fight and Split Fire special rules.

Dedicated Transport:
- They can select a Land Raider as a dedicated transport.

Special Rules:
- Slow and Purposeful
- Decimator Protocols(Can fire up to two weapons in each shooting phase)
- Very Bulky
- Chapter Tactics
- And They Shall Know No Fear


Farsight Bomb.

There is no doubt that old-mate Farsight has been trolling the battlefields of late. Is there something we can do to make his unit even better? Yep. Drop the crisis suits and roll on the Centurions!
Here is the thinking:

Librarian (prob Tig)
As many Centurions as you think is viable.

Now, of course this is under the ASSUMPTION that we still have access to gate (which is a debatable assumption since some of the rumours suggest otherwise). Centurions don't have the Deep Strike let's give it to them! Use Prescience on the squad to get re-rolls and then gate them (without scatter - Farsight) straight where you need them. Split fire as many Centurions as you need and watch the trolling ensue.

As far as my understanding goes. The bad boys only replace their Heavy Bolters with Grav + Amp. Which means that there is still a Hurricane bolter laying around......

Drop in, say goodbye to pretty much any form of Marine or Terminator. If Xenos are there then simply axe them with rapid firing Hurrican Bolters.



Destroy/criticise/laugh freely. Whatever you want to do. How are people thinking of using them?



  1. I was thinking of using them as an anvil unit that strides up the middle of the board and be a fire magnet... and gate of infinity can be found in the telekenisis chart! Idk who said it but thy said centurions will have 1 attack base with the sereant having 2... dont know about you but i call bullshit on that! What would the point of assault centurions be then right?c

    1. Yeah pretty useless if they charge and only have 2 attacks each, especially, when they have double fists.

    2. The assault versions get +1 attack for two weapons with specialist weapon assault drills. At least from what I've read of the rumors.

    3. I know thats what the rumor mill says but would anyone really shell out 60points for a really badass unit with no invuls or multiple attacks? A centurion should have 2 attacks as a bare minimum... but i suppose we wont know till the codex comes out right? ^^

    4. Broadsides kinda are like your all depends what are the used for. Close combat unit? No way. Ranged? Hell yeah!


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