Primarily Primaris Space Marines - 100PL/2000Pts

Warhammer 40,000 – Eighth Edition saw the birth of Primaris Space Marines, part of moving the story forward and adding new "scaled up" Space Marines to the model line. To be honest I was on the fence about them. The bigger models were ok, and some of the designs were unique and cool, but for the most part I didn't see them as being worth the points investment or monetary investment to add them to my existing Space Marine force.

Chapter Approved 2017, saw a price drop across the board for the Primaris units. Which made them more attractive to try out. The release of some less expensive easy to build kits made them more cost effective to pick up. So I drank the Kool-Aid and picked up a few kits and added some to my wishlist. 

A milestone birthday and Christmas brought me a bunch of new kits. Several Predators, Hellblasters, Reivers, Inceptors and Aggressors are now gracing my table waiting to be painted. 

Messing around with a few list ideas I think I'll be able to make use of these kits and do some interesting builds. Using mostly new models this is the list I'm currently prepping to be my "stand-by" 100PL choice is as follows:

Battalion Detachment (+3 CP)

HQ - Captain, Power Fist, Combi-Plasma
HQ - Lieutenant, Power Fist, Combi-Melta
TROOP - 5x Scouts Camo Cloaks, Sniper Rifles, Missile Launcher
TROOP - 5x Scouts Camo Cloaks, Sniper Rifles, Heavy Bolter
TROOP - 5x Tactical Marines, Storm Bolter, Melta Bombs Chainsword, Heavy Bolter
ELITE - 6x Agressors, Flamestorm Gauntlets
ELITE - 2x Company Vets Combi-Plasma, Chainsword
ELITE - 5x Reviers, Bolt Carbines, Heavy Bolt Pistol, Grapnel Launchers, Grav Chutes
HEAVY - 10x Hellblasters, Plasma Incinerator, Plasma Pistol
TRANSPORT - Landspeeder Storm, Heavy Flamer, Cerberus Launcher

Spearhead Detachment (+1 CP)

HQ - Techmarine on Bike, Conversion Beamer, Twin Boltguns, Combi-Plasma, Power Fist
HEAVY - Predator, Twin Las-cannon, Two Las-cannons
HEAVY - Predator, Twin Las-cannon, Two Las-cannons
HEAVY - Predator, Twin Las-cannon, Two Las-cannons

This clocks in at 100 PL and 2005 Pts. so I'll need to drop a piece of wargear (melta-bombs)  if playing points. I think playing these as Raven Guard makes the most sense. If I plan on camping on objects the -1 to hit is pretty good, and if they get closer the amount of firepower I can put out increases. With the Techmarine, Scouts, Landspeeder and Reviers I should be able to get to the objectives on the other side of the table quickly if need be.