Which army list are you going to run?
Space Marine, Eldar, or Ork.
If you already have a prebuilt army list you usually run (and want to share) please do!
Space Marine! I think right now I'm going to prioritize Gabriel Angelos, the Venerable Dreadnought and Solaria is my elite units.
I do not know the Doctrines well enough to talk about them but I know for certain I will be using the Reinforce Units around Listening Post & Devastator Units locking down units Doctrines.
Librarian, psych-powers level 2
2 tac squads one of 10 (combat squading) and one of 5, plasma + combi-plasma on the sarge
1 Razorback with twin-linked lascannon
Oh wait, wrong game!
I'll have to test all elites and doctrines before I make a choice, but I'm pretty sure I'll like the Chaplain.
Space Marine of course! anything else would be heresy.
Can't go wrong with the Deathwatch elite unit. Their flamethrower + grenade is super strong.
I pick gabriel as my second elite becuase melee in this game is really good, and i need somthing to keep my other units out of melee.
And as my last pick i choose Solaria becuase she is too badass not to have.
I focus my doctrines on the listening post, because they are really important early on.
I start with sending the builder to capture points and build a listening post while i make 2 tactical squads. Then i make the building that produces devestartor marines right behaind the listening post. Around this time i should be able to summon the deathwatch. Then i get the arsenal and start getting upgrades. after that i normally just free style and react to what my opponent is getting.
Orks orks orks orks, orks orks orks orks. WAAAGH! Dere's only 1 race fer me, an' dat iz da Orks! We be da biggest an' da stronges'. Goin' wit da Kan spam fer 3v3 an' rushin' shoota boyz early in 1v1 n' 2v2. Den da Deff Dreads kom in an' wrek evrrythin'.
@Silk I'z see wat ya did dere. Dat spess marins lizt, ain't got nothin' on da Orks!
I'll be playing both Eldar and Space Marines, but mostly Eldar! My ideal elites for Eldar are going to be:
Striking Scorpions (never before seen in a Dawn of War game!)
Jain Zar (So much fun ripping everyone apart with her in Beta, and it's a Phoenix Lady!)
Taldeer (Probably my favourite model in the entire game)
I like the idea of playing melee Eldar as the enemy typically won't expect to lose to eldar when they get in close.
With Space Marines I'd like to pick
Chaplain Diomedies (Chaplains in Terminator armour are awesome)
Venerable Dreadnought (Throwing enemy squads at each other is an awesome idea)
Knight Paladin (Carve stuff up with Giant Chainsword)
First I just need to get through a day at work though!
Currently i would say Eldar, cause the teleportation and amobility was so much fun.
Wraithlord (that 7 Points droid which could move all wraiths to his position)
and maybe something small or the warpspider if the give access to a new inf-only strategy.
But maybe i change to ork when i more into the ork gameplay. Only noticed AFTER Beta taht Gretchings could cloak and build new units out of scrap! That change so much! I think i will see after the campaign.
Orks are my race of choice. I haven't played the full game yet but I played the beta. I don't see myself parting with Gorgutz as an elite choice, hoping for a squiggoth option and curious about the other options I am unaware of. I plan on having a gorkanought or morkanought handy; beauty was an awesome support unit. The Weird boy and the Madd Dredd were fun to use too, they were my third options, but I ended up mostly using the dredd, and having Gorgutz sustain earlier parts of the game instead of a Weird Boy.
The Weird Boy is nasty though and has many neat skillful tricks to learn. Also I didn't play much of the Big Mek but the git felt like a useful elite choice. WAAAAAAGHHH!!!!
I'm playing primarily Eldar, and I see myself using Striking scorpions, Macha/Autarch/Warp Spiders (probably WS, I like teleporting around), and Wraithlord/Taldeer as the big unit.
I plan to learn SM as my secondary race, and my dream squad would be Chaplain/Librarian, Assault Terminators and Vendread.
Orks is my favorite race. I tried the Weird Boy, the Mad Deff Dread and the Morkanaut as elite troops. I want to test the Kan spam with Lootas behind...
Being honest I just want to spam the WAAAGH!! towers to hear the music hahahah
It is better to die for the Emperor than live for yourself :P