OK! So my party is pretty large for an RPG game, not huge but large.
Novamarine Techmarine (usually SL, I have gripes with this player, but more later..)
Imperial Fist Devastator
Space Wolf Rune Priest (he's technically left the game after yesterdays game due to work)
Blood Angel Assault Marine
Ordo Xenos Inquisitor (Adept root, dead squishy)
So they've got pretty much all bases covered, particularly with the Techmarine piling XP into Command and Willpower advances respectively.
A) One of the problems I have with them is that, since errata, they have access to Oath of Knowledge, which in itself isn't too bad. (please also bear in mind, we've just come through Final Sanction/Oblivions Edge so I may be jumping a rather large gun here particularly as those missions are..predictable to a degree) My problem arises from the use of the Strongpoint Codex Defense Pattern. Using that, they're capable of taking apart Warrior Primes (MotX) in a single round. As a general rule, I'd like to get more than a single round outta my Elite bad dudes without resorting to Carnifex spam. (or some other similar monster).
B) The guy who plays the Techmarine is about the least Ultramarine/Ultra-Successor player I've ever come across. He's crude to NPC's, disruptive in and out of game and he power games like an <insert expletive here>. Most of the restrictions I've put on the players (using things like the 5-hands rule etc) aren't truly aimed at the team but at this particlar player because he'd religiously abuse any advantage he can get and the rest of the players, who aren't nearly as bad, simply get caugh in the crossfire. Obviously I could just boot him from the game, but problems arise as we both play together in lots of other games. In other games he's infact worse, he's happy to threaten other characters and actually initimidates (he calls it roleplaying but the rest of us aren't sure) other players into doing what he wants. He's is destructive and if he doesn't get his 3-4 combats a game he finds ways to have them. He likes a bored sheep dog, with guns and axes. He's a major issue. However, he does have his uses. He certainly gets the players/characters to keep going and he does get things done. So any story doesn't stagnate but becomes utterly covered in blood.
Sorry that turned into a rant..I could go on but I don't want to bore you.
Either way, halp!
PS. I'm more than happy to accept that a number of these problems arise from my lack of experience as a GM and that they may entirely be my own fault. This I can accept.