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The Jungle Top Ten: Battleforce Options by Patrick Eibel
With the new edition hot off the press, it may be a good time to start a new army.  To get the most bang for your buck, you might want to pick up a Battleforce of your chosen army.  To help you figure out which Battle Force boxes are actually worth it, we give you this edition of the Top Ten.  I base my scoring on the usefulness of what you get towards building an effective fighting force.



10. Chaos Space Marines –The contents aren’t all that bad, but 15 Chaos Marines and 5 Possessed seem awkward.  Eight Berserkers are good if you want to go with Khorne.

9. Eldar – A solid bunch of shooting options (Dire Avengers and Guardians with a heavy weapon) to build around.

8. Space Marines – The 15 Marines are a good base, but 5 Scouts and 5 Assault Marines are making choices you might not need in a small force.

7. Catachan/Cadian Imperial Guard – Lots of Troops and a Sentinel make this useful if you want a Guard infantry army.  If you want mechanized Veterans, you may want to think again.

6.  Orks – Lots of Boyz, some Bikes and a Trukk make for a solid box, if you are a fan of the Ork Codex, that is.



5. Chaos Daemons – Bloodletters and Seekers of Slaanesh are both nasty choices and well represented in the box.  Plus, you get Daemonettes and Horrors, too.

4. Necrons – Everything in the box is a good for a start, but you will have to add a bit to make it a cohesive force. 

3. Blood Angels – 10 tactical guys and 10 jump pack guys, plus a Rhino.  What’s not to like?

2.  Dark Eldar – You could seriously put together a starting force with the contents of this box, a second Raider and an HQ.  Talk about efficient.

1. Space Wolves – This box is super flexible: 20 Marine models you can use as Grey Hunters, Blood Claws, or power-armored Wolf Guard, 5 awesome Wolf Scouts, and a Drop Pod.  All killer and no filler.

So what was wrong with the other Battleforce kits? Some had too much of a random assortment of stuff (Tyranids, Tau.)  Some had too few models to be really awesome (Ravenwing.) And some are just not made because it wouldn’t be practical (Grey Knights – great army if you only want 20 models, which would be the entire Battleforce kit).

I am well past the point of starting any new armies, but every now and then I wonder what I would do if I had to start over.  I guess it is good for me that I think one of my favorite armies (Space Wolves) also has one of the best Battleforces.

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Posted June 2012
 

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