Hey guys, I need some major tactical help. Me and a friend are going to be playing a competitive game in 2 weeks. However, I've never actually played a full game of 40K, so I'm a bit of a new person in that regard. So, I need some tactical help to be able to atleast have a draw.
He apperently has 7 bright lances spread out through his army, mounted on 3 skimmers. I think he is going to field a fire prism also, and lots of gaurdians. He is deciding to leave me in the dark about his units, but I am going to guess that he will deploy striking scorpions and dark reapers. I only have 1 Long range anti-vehicle weapon, the railgun on my hammerhead. But, In the army I also have 3 fusion blasters, 2 sets of SMS, 2 Missile Pods, and plasma rifles. All rather close range, which may get me killed when I try to attack at close range, and from what I've heard about eldar vehicles, they JUST DON'T DIE!
Below is my list (I have no other models available really)
1 commander XV8 ( Shas’O , fusion blaster, plasma rifle counts as, Hard-wired multi tracker, vectored retro thrusters , stimulant injector) 132 pts.
Ethereal with honour blade(to join fire warrior unit), drone controller, 2 shield drones. 90 pts.
2 XV8’s (shas’ui, plasma rifle, missile pod, multi-tracker) 124 pts.
1 XV8 shas’ui (plasma rifle, twin linked missile pod, Hard-wired multi-tracker) 73 pts.
5 Stealthsuits (1 target lock, team leader, 3 drone controllers. 2 Shield drones, 3 gun drones, fusion blaster, marker light) 237 pts.
8 Firewarriors (1 shas’ui + markerlight) with devilfish (SMS, disruption pod, Multi-tracker, target lock)231 pts.
15 kroot + shaper- 126 pts.
1 piranha (fusion blaster, targeting array, disruption pod)75 pts.
1 hammerhead (railgun, SMS, disruption pod, multi-tracker, target lock) 180 pts.
Total: 1268 pts.
I am thinking of removing the fusion blaster on the Shas'O and replacing it with a missile pod. Basically I am going to try and use the hammerhead to take out the biggest threats, and once they are gone I will attempt to target his gaurdian squads. Meanwhile, the Firewarriors will zip around the battlefield and use the Fish of Fury tactic to disable lightly armored assault troops. Meanwhile, the one battlesuit team will attack the heavily armored troops like the dark reapers, while the other one will be a support unit (the Monat). Also, I will use the piranha to rush ahead and take out the skimmer with the twin-linked brightlance, although I'm thinking that the piranha will die easily. The stealthsuits will hopefully infiltrate and take out any lightly armored vehicles he has, then disrupt his troops from behind. Meanwhile, I will use the kroot alongside the Stealthteam to stop any melee units from attacking and tie them up in combat. The Shas'O will be another supporting unit, deploying alongside the firewarriors for extra fire support. The ethereal I'm thinking of removing from the list, because if he dies it will take a massive toll on the entire army. I will revise my tactics later, because they are rather basic at the moment and very unrefined. However, this is my first real battle and I need to begin to develop tactics. Can you guys provide any opinions? (Also, Please note that I can switch the weapons on the Shas'O and 2 man crisis team). Thanks