With the impending release of 8th edition, now is the time to get these guys ready for action! Normally I never bother to field assault marines, because normally assault is such a pain in the ass.
You can deep strike, but you gotta sit there for a turn and get shot to pieces, that’s if you didn’t scatter off the board. You can chuck the jump packs and stick ’em in a transport (a Rhino if you’re cheap, a Land Raider if you’re spendy) but then that fucking thing gets one-shotted and the dazed survivors have to slog it across the board on foot anyway.
You can just start bounding across the board and hope all of the dangerous terrain tests don’t thin out your squads too much, and then still end up striking last in close combat right after you get riddled by snap fire while going in.
But now I hear that 8th is gonna be the Close Combat edition!
Glory to the Emperor!
As long as I’m going with a Fast Attack theme for the moment, here’s another long-neglected unit (by me) space Marine bikes!
These beauties are next, to be followed by the remaining marines in the DEATH COMPANY!