Arka0415 wrote:This is a really good list, it should definitely work well. Minus the Lord of War it looks a lot like my own in fact! I especially like the kit on the Riptide, it should be pretty effective. There are a few changes I'd make though.
First, I don't think you have enough Fire Warriors to justify two Fireblades. I'd drop one, and take more Fire Warriors in his place.
Second, if you want to bring Deep-Striking Fusion Blasters, I'd do it on a Commander. Plasma Rifles and Drone Controllers work better on XV8s I think. The choice of 6x Gun Drones is great though.
Third, I'd change out the Ethereal for Aun'va. It's just 30 more points for a more durable, more effective buff!
Fourth, I wonder if those Pathfinder squads are a little too big. Markerlights are useful, but maybe not that useful? What are you planning to do with them? Also, the tiny squads of 2 Drones apiece are too small I think. Too easy of a Kill Point for your opponent. I'd bring at least four Drones per squad attached to the Pathfinder teams.
Lastly, this might be more personal preference but, it doesn't feel like it has enough battlesuits. There isn't space to add an XV8 squad, but if you re-tool the current XV8 squad to have Plasma or CIBs, then drop one Fireblade and one Pathfnder team, you might have room to fit in a 4x Fusion Blaster Commander.
Anyway, this is already a great list! What do you think?
MKJump wrote:Firstly, having two pathfinder squads allows for more map coverage and also any good player will target them so they die fast, hence why having more than needed because they will die quickly. Rather than playing this like a single gunline, I go for a capture and hold approach splitting the army almost in two and thus comfortably holding two objectives. I use two fireblades as marker starters as well as leaders for each objectives. The BS2+ is great because it means I can get easy re-roll 1s. This can be combined with pathfinders to light up a landraider, for example, giving me re-rolls of 1 on the pathfinder marker hits. These increases the chance of getting the 5 markers which helps to cripple key targets. As for XV8s, I think plasma is really lack luster. There's a points/wounds table which really helped show that FBs, MPs, and CIBs are the only things worth running. The XV8s are a big-game hunter unit so FBs are neccessary.
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