So me and a friend of mine have quite frequent battles and I just cannot seem to beat him!
He plays Ultra-Marines and usually takes a Terminator heavy or battle company themed list and whatever I try, from Riptide wing to Crisis deep strike to lots of Strikers, I cannot seem to overcome the pure staying power of Space Marines...
I know for a fact that he is taking Strike Force Ultra
for our next battle which comes to 1850 out of 2000 points to utilise. (unsure what the remaining 150pts could be).
And I know he's taking Land Raiders
) and a Storm Raven
to transport his Terminators
. He usually uses Drop Pods to deep Strike Everything that can, oh and there will be a Venerable Dreadnought flying in with his 'Raven...
So Ive had a think and I've constructed a list that I believe could counter it, so here it is: (made with Battlescribe)
Formation Detachment - 1594pts
1x Ethereal Council - 165pts
-3x Ethereal w/ Homing beacon - 55pts each
1x Optimised Stealth Cadre - 475pts
-2x XV25 Stealth Battlesuits w/ Bonding Knife Ritual- 155pts each
--1x MV7 Marker Drone - 12pts
--2x Stealth Shas'ui w/ BC, EWO - 35pts each
--1x Stealth Shas'vre w/ FB, Markerlight and Target Lock, Velocity Tracker - 70pts
- 1x XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuits - 165pts
--1x Ghostkeel Shas'vre w/ Counterfire Defence System, Fusion Collider, TLFB, Velocity Tracker, 2x MV5 Stealth Drone - 165pts
Piranha Firestream Wing - 375pts
-5x Piranha w/ Advanced Targeting System, Disruption Pod, FB, 2x MV1 Gun Drone - 75pts each
Riptide Wing - 579pts
-3x Riptide Shas'vre w/ Advanced Targeting System, EWO, Ion Accelerator TL-Plasma Rifle - 193pts each
CAD - 406pts
HQ - 144pts
-2x Cadre Fireblade w/ 1x MV4 Shield Drone - 72pts each
Troops - 162pts
-2x Strike Team - 81pts
--9x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle
Fast Attack - 100pts
-2x Tetra Scout Speeder Team
--1x Tetra w/ Disruption Pod - 50pts each
And there you have it, 2000pts of fire power.
so I have Tetras for Markerlight support,
Firestream for drone spam and maybe pop a Land Raider with those Meltas,
Fire Warriors each unit paired with a Fireblade and with the Ethereal council somewhere between them defending the backboard,
And the Stealth Cadre also Popping tanks and Aircraft (hopefully killing those inside)
Any suggestions are more than welcome, questions too.