Earlier this week I posted some basic options of what you can make with just one copy of the Betrayal at Clath.
Today I will look at a specific 1500 point list without any special characters...
more after the jump
Legion Praetor - 157pts
Rites of War - Pride of the Legion (Veteran Squads & Terminator squads count as troops)
Cataphractti Terminator Armour
Legion Centurion - 120pts
Legion Veteran Squad - 270pts
2 Rocket Launcher with Suspensor Web
Legion Veteran Squad - 245 pts
Power fist (Sergeant)
Legion Veteran Squad - 275 pts
Rocket Launcher with Suspensor Web
Sergeant with Combi-Plasma, Power Fist
Legion Terminator Squad - 235
Chainfist x 2
Pair of Lightning Claws
Sergeant with Grenade Harness
Contemptor Dreadnought Talon - 205
1 Contemptor with Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon & Graviton Gun (in built)
So my first attempt at a halfway decent 30k list. Given that i don't own too much at least this gives me some options, although the problem it is going to have is closing on the enemy.
It does have 4 troop choices, although if they all die the opposition score an additional Victory point, and i can't take allies while using this choice.
In hindsight I would look at tweaking the Centurion to have some different weapons (I basically assembled the hero Characters exactly as they are in the boxed game to allow me to play it), if i get second box set I would look at changing the equipment they have (no Plasma Pistol, and a better power weapon than a power maul!).
You can then (quite easily) pick your legion for this force and gain some additional rules to help out in your games.
I am looking at Ultramarines, where units shooting at a unit already shot at get bonuses to hit, but you could go for Iron Hands where all shooting at you is at -1 strength, or Sons of Horus where you get bonuses in close combat.
Any thoughts or ideas?