Last week was my first game using the new Codex: Space Marines with my Ultramarines. The list was my standard one (2 Tactical Squads, V. Dread, Sternguard, Devs, Whirlwind and a Land Raider), as I don't have a lot of exotic options for running them. The few new rules were easy enough to keep up with for the most part. Amy and Da Masta Cheef were eager to see their Tau (with a light Eldar support) sup upon more Ultramarine meat, so challenged me upon arriving at the store. Fair enough, the last time I played the Ultramarines was against them and that was with the previous codex, so I was curious to see if the subtle differences would net different results.
|"This is ours Ultramarines! Thanks for watching it for us, awfully cool of you..."|
It was a good, game and afterwards while talking to the other players, Mac, the other resident Ultramarine player, asked me "How did those Combat Doctrines work for you?" That's when it dawned on me! I had forgotten about the Assault Combat Doctrines! LOL. Right there on the spot I realized what I needed: tokens! Something physical I can keep in my hand or on the table that I can touch and see to remind myself that I have this rule! You got to figure that I have been playing this army off and on, since about 1991 and have never had anything like this that I had to recall in a game. So I made these tokens that I think should remind me during the game that I have 3 one-use only special rules. To make them I used a simple round base, Ultramarine paint and some old decals and presto: Combat Doctrine Tokens!!!
|Devastator, Tactical and Assault Ultramarine Combat Tactics: Combat Doctrines tokens.|
Oh, and to answer Mac's question: I will have to play a few more games (specifically ones where I remember to use them) before I can decide if I like these Combat Doctrines. I did like the Tactical one just fine however. :)