10. Space Marine Bike
Squad. You have to take a Space Marine Captain on a bike (or
take Khan, or play Ravenwing) to get them as Troops, but you will have
Toughness 5 units with all of the benefits of Space Marines. The
only drawback is that they are pretty expensive.
9. Necron Warriors. Even though
5th Edition nerfed Necrons like a one-legged man at a butt-kicking contest,
Necron Warriors still rate on this list just because they are Toughness
4 and have Weíll Be Back.
8. Sisters of Battle Squad.
Another oldie but goodie. Faith Points can make the girls pretty
effective, though they canít make up for Toughness 3.
7. Ork Boyz. You want
to create a tar pit? Take 30 Boyz, including a Nob with a klaw, and some
big shootas. Until the boyz get whittled down, they will be Fearless,
and they are dirt cheap.
6. Space Wolf Wolf Guard.
So, you need to invest 270 points in Logan Grimnar, but then all of your
Terminators are scoring. Give them storm shields for a 4+ Invulnerable
Save, slap them in a drop pod, and youíll be grabbing objectives in no
5. Chaos Bloodletters of Khorne.
Strength 4 Daemons with power weapons can put a damper on just about anybodyís
4. Imperial Guard Platoon.
The ability to take up to 14 infantry units (1 Platoon Command Squad, up
to 5 Infantry Squads, up to 5 Heavy Weapons Squads, up to 2 Special Weapons
Squads, and a Conscript Squad) that can claim objectives, all for only
a single Troops slot, is money, Jerry, money.
3. Thousand Sons. Good
shooting weapon? Check. Good character upgrade? Check. Good
armor save? Check. Fearless? Check. Whatís not to like?
2. Ork Nobs. There
are players who get all gooey about fielding Nobs on Bikes, but Nobs are
just as good in a Trukk accompanying the necessary Warboss to count as
Troops. Add a Waaaugh banner, some power klaws and Ďuge choppas,
and a Painboss, and you have a unit that gives real fits to your opponent.
1. Tervigon. Okay, so
you need a squad of Termagants to get these as Troops, but getting a Monstrous
Creature that creates more Troop choices and makes them all more effective
is just ridiculously good.