2000pts. Sans Riptide/Usual toys

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Sheeb
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2000pts. Sans Riptide/Usual toys

Post#1 » Jun 19 2017 03:52

Hello This is my first list after reading through 8th Edition rules. Trying to take advantage of recent changes in the meta. The goal with this list is to maximize the best possible points to face a well rounded army opponent. I wanted an answer for everything. I also wanted to take 3 detachments giving me the most amount of command points (8CP). In the replays i've seen they were quiet critical.

Battalion Detachment - 3 CP

Commander (1) - 160pts
1 Commander: 4 Fusion blasters

Cadre Fireblade (1) - 42pts
1 Cadre Fireblade: Markerlight,Pulse rifle,Photon grenades

Strike Team (12) - 96pts
1 Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle,Photon grenades
11 Fire Warrior: Pulse rifle,Photon grenades

Strike Team (12) - 96pts
1 Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle,Photon grenades
11 Fire Warrior: Pulse rifle,Photon grenades

Breacher Team (12) - 96pts
2 MV36 Guardian Drone
1 Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse blaster,Photon grenades
9 Fire Warrior: Pulse blaster,Photon grenades

TY7 Devilfish (1) - 127pts
1 TY7 Devilfish: Burst cannon,Two gundrones with two pulse carbines

Outrider Detachment - 1 CP

Commander in XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit (1) - 150pts
1 Commander: High-output burst cannon,Missile pod,Shield generator,Advanced targeting system

Pathfinder Team (11) - 88pts
1 Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight and pulse carbine,Pulse pistol,Photon grenades
9 Pathfinder: Markerlight and pulse carbine,Photon grenades
1 MV1 Gun Drone: Two pulse carabines

Pathfinder Team (11) - 88pts
1 Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight and pulse carbine,Pulse pistol,Photon grenades
9 Pathfinder: Markerlight and pulse carbine,Photon grenades
1 MV1 Gun Drone: Two pulse carabines

Tactical Drones (8) - 64pts
8 MV1 Gun Drone: Two pulse carabines

Tactical Drones (8) - 64pts
8 MV1 Gun Drone: Two pulse carabines

Vanguard Detachment - 1 CP

Longstrike (1) - 215pts
1 Longstrike: Railgun,Two smart missile systems

TX78 Sky Ray Gunship (1) - 195pts
1 TX78 Sky Ray Gunship: Two smart missile systems,2 Markerlights,6 Seeker missiles

XV25 Stealth Battlesuits (3) - 111pts
1 XV25 Stealth Shas'vre: Burst cannon,Drone cntroller
2 XV25 Stealth Shas'ui: Burst cannon,Advanced targeting system

XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit (3) - 181pts
2 MV5 Stealth Drone
1 XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit: Cyclic Ion raker,Two burst cannons,Advanced targeting system,Target lock

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits (5) - 223pts
1 Crisis Shas'vre: 3 Flamers
2 Crisis Shas'ui: 3 Flamers
2 MV1 Gun Drone: Two pulse carabines

My rationale on the units:
Skyray - two words, mortal wounds. There will be a target that has amazing saves or a key character (i know, bubble wrapping is a thing) and mortal wounds have no saves whatsoever (except feel no pain).
Breacher - Because everything assaults T'au and I want an assault force to grab objectives. They will be in the devilfish.
Pathfinders - cheapest markerlights that are versatile with their pulse carbines as well.
Drone - speed bump, hang out in the middle and die. They will also go close to the stealth suits also setup in the middle (most stuff happens in the middle so why not go out gun blazing?)
Long strike - I kill your monster/tank.
Crisis Suits - I had crisis suits left over and kept them cheap and cheerful with 3 flamers. Why not? (I'm obviously an aggressive player)
Ghostkeel - love this unit, love the -1 to hit it's going to be crucial those -1 to hit modifiers and it will catch people off guard at first. Ion raker destroys infantry even multi-wound infantry. And i love the model.
The Ccoldstar and 4 fusion commander are pretty much auto include and very good at doing what they do.

I'm open to all feedback. I also only choose units that I have, but i have pretty much everything. I would have loved to take a Riptide or Stormsurge easily my favorite models, but sadly I think this list is better without them :(
Last edited by Sheeb on Jun 20 2017 11:20, edited 1 time in total.

DancinHobo
Shas
Posts: 1

Re: 2000pts. Sans Riptide/Usual toys

Post#2 » Jun 19 2017 07:34

I got a 2000 point in the other day. I ran the biggest detachment for 9 CP. I had 30 troops and they were very underwhelming. Didn't do much. My list.

Commander
Ethreal
Fireblade

6 5 man fire warriors

2 7 man pathfinders
Piranha

Crisis team
Stealth team
Riptide

Longstrike
Hammerhead
Broadside

And some drones. My advice, less troops, more suits. And drones are great. My Shielded missile drone blocked 2 las cannon shots turn one. My next list is gonna be all suits.

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