Now for my army. Why did I create a Deathwing force? Well, mostly because an all-terminator army is just cool. If you disagree, then you're an Eldar-loving sissy girl. Also, because I was charged with building and painting a whole army in a month. Anyone that knows me knows that I can do that as a matter of habit now, but my job was based on this task. So why take chances? Easiest army to paint? The smallest. Smallest army out there? The Deathwing. Problems solved. (That's also why I don't claim any credit for finishing this army so quickly. My wife could've done it. It wasn't that big a deal. But don't worry, I'll be fishing for compliments with my next army. :-) )
So then it became these squads. I did one Deathwing unit with the standard storm bolter/power fist buildout and issued an assault cannon. This squad lays down massive amounts of bolter shells and rending bullets, and is best used when deep striking. I did two more Deathwing units with three armed with lightning claws and the remaining two veterans armed with thunder hammer/storm shield. One of the lightning claws had the honor of carrying the cyclone missle launcher. Overall, the new rules made THESE units much better, as well as the Land Raider. The FAQ above doubled the firepower of the missle launcher, while increasing the survivability of the storm shields. Yay!!!
But now that GW has actually given me rules worthy of the current game, maybe I'll warm up the bleached bone paint and start that expansion. Finally, I can be proud to have the Deathwing again. Maybe, just maybe, they'll live up to being the First of the First again.