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1500 Tournament Drop Pod Assault List


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Interesting read as I'm sitting on 9 pods after some successful e-bay fu :)

I'm probably going with fragcannon dreads instead of sternguards in a similar role to your list. Being able to torrent away the dangerous stuff in a squad (usually a melta gunner) along with being invincible to s6 and below is pretty neat.
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Played a game against Mech GK's with the Death Company list. I won 8-7 in VP's. I liked it but all of your points struck home. Needs MOAR scoring. So with that in mind here's an updated one:

Librarian, Sword, Shield
Sanguinary Priest, Melta Bomb
Sanguinary Priest, Melta Bomb
10 Sternguard w/ 5 Combi-Plasma's, 2 Combi-Melta's, 2 Meltaguns, 1 Bolter, Drop Pod
10 Sternguard w/ 5 Combi-Plasma's, 2 Combi-Melta's, 2 Meltaguns, 1 Bolter, Drop Pod
8 Assault Marines w/ 1 Meltagun, Drop Pod
8 Assault Marines w/ 1 Meltagun, Drop Pod
5 Assault Marines w/ Drop Pod
5 Assault Marines w/ Drop Pod
5 Assault Marines w/ Drop Pod

Sternguard now have the option to combat squad, slag a tank and then fry whatever was inside, the 8 man Assault Squads each get a Priest and one of them gets the Librarian. That means I drop 39 FnP marines Turn 1 along with 10 more in reserve to drop onto objectives that are further away.

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really glad you had the ability to playtest, to see for yourself. personally favourite setup for sternguard, is the combat squad on drop, slag 2 vehicles.

i think i would trim more assault marines (off 8 man), get a couple more weapon options spread around, even if its just flamers, and 2-3 more meltabombs. combi meltas on priests or lib could do really well as well.

Edited by Squirrel, 18 August 2012 - 01:18 PM.


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New revision:

Drop one marine from one of the 8 man squads, drop one of the melta bombs on the priest, add a Power Fist to that priest. This gives me a Strength 10 Ap2 weapon in one squad and a powerfist in the other.
 

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ap3, yeh?
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ap3, yeh?


Nope, I give my Librarians Force Axes :lol:
 

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Have you considered Furiosos with Frag Cannon/Meltagun/Magna Grapple load outs? I've found them really effective

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Have you considered Furiosos with Frag Cannon/Meltagun/Magna Grapple load outs? I've found them really effective


I have indeed. My one problem was introducing Armour in an otherwise infantry list, bar the pods of course. Those Furioso's then suck all the AT in the opponents army. I will however give them a try when I bump the list up to 1850.
 

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For 175 pts a Furioso with that load out in a pod is good value

I would also recommend Honour Guard! You are always allowed to take one of these and at 190pts for 5 of them with 4 meltaguns and a free Priest they could help you shave off some points in your list for other things?

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Nice list, very cool to see it actually doing it's job to! :D

Personally I like the above suggested ideas, but as you mentioned, bringing needed armor in the list makes the opponents their AA actually usefull, so the idea is cool but also a bit mixed for me.

I would try to find the right balance between good equiped models and no over-kill units. Which you almost have done.

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I would defiinately try to get in some Honour Guard but other than that nice!

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For 175 pts a Furioso with that load out in a pod is good value

I would also recommend Honour Guard! You are always allowed to take one of these and at 190pts for 5 of them with 4 meltaguns and a free Priest they could help you shave off some points in your list for other things?

i think both these options are pretty weak, cant really fit them in at 1500. neither option scores, and furiso will just eat melta, and other av first turn, every time.

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Thanks for the input all. It's much appreciated.

I would also recommend Honour Guard! You are always allowed to take one of these and at 190pts for 5 of them with 4 meltaguns and a free Priest they could help you shave off some points in your list for other things?


I have looked at Honour Guard alright as a way to keep my squads at full strength and not at 8/9 men to hold a priest. However what's keeping me away from them is my fear of the Priest being blown away too fast with only 4 surplus bodies before he's hit. Barring of course, precision shots.
 

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For 175 pts a Furioso with that load out in a pod is good value

I would also recommend Honour Guard! You are always allowed to take one of these and at 190pts for 5 of them with 4 meltaguns and a free Priest they could help you shave off some points in your list for other things?

i think both these options are pretty weak, cant really fit them in at 1500. neither option scores, and furiso will just eat melta, and other av first turn, every time.


Remind me how Sternguard score again...

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they are both better options to honour guard and furiso dread/libby

because of their special ammo, and combat squading (allowing you to get more bodies on board t1)

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Based on all of ye're input, here's a list I've devised for 1850:

Librarian w/ Sword, Shield
Librarian w/ Sword, Lance
Honour Guard w/ 4 Plasma Guns, Drop Pod
Honour Guard w/ 4 Plasma Guns, Drop Pod
10 Assault Marines w/ 2 Meltaguns, Infernus Pistol, Melta Bomb, Drop Pod
10 Assault Marines w/ 2 Meltaguns, Infernus Pistol, Drop Pod
10 Assault Marines w/ 2 Meltaguns, Infernus Pistol, Drop Pod
10 Assault Marines w/ 2 Meltaguns, Infernus Pistol, Drop Pod
5 Assault Marines, Drop Pod
5 Assault Marines, Drop Pod
5 Devastators w/ Drop Pod

On the first turn I can drop 9 Melta's and 8 Plasma's with the 2 Librarians. The Dev squad is there to simply add in the extra pod on the cheap while also being able to score in 1 mission. I also have 50/55 scoring models. I personally like this one.

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You've got zero assault in 1850, that's gonna hurt you

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You've got zero assault in 1850, that's gonna hurt you


40 Assault Marines?
 

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They are just mundane attacks. Weight of dice doesn't work alone.

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They are just mundane attacks. Weight of dice doesn't work alone.


Suggestions? Also forgot to include that the Librarians have Axes.
 

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I would drop one of the 5 man squads and reduce the 10 man squads to accomodate Sanguinary priests at least and throw in some power weapons

Perhaps a medium sized unit of DC in a pod with some axes or fists

Edited by SamaNagol, 24 August 2012 - 01:24 AM.


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I would drop one of the 5 man squads and reduce the 10 man squads to accomodate Sanguinary priests at least and throw in some power weapons

Perhaps a medium sized unit of DC in a pod with some axes or fists


How many priests do you suggest? I would have assumed 2 would have sufficed? Also dropping a Pod means I can only bring in 4 Pods Turn 1. I imagine you meant drop the Dev squad and their Pod?

EDIT: OK, how about this Sama, seems to cover all the bases:

Librarian w/ Sword, Shield, Axe
Librarian w/ Sword, Lance, Axe
Honour Guard w/ 4 Plasma Guns, Drop Pod
Honour Guard w/ 4 Plasma Guns, Drop Pod
Priest w/ Power Fist
Priest w/ Power Fist
8 Assault Marines w/ Meltagun, Infernus Pistol, Drop Pod
8 Assault Marines w/ Meltagun, Infernus Pistol, Drop Pod
8 Death Company w/ 2 Power Swords, 2 Infernus Pistols, Power Fist, Drop Pod
5 Assault Marines w/ Drop Pod
5 Assault Marines w/ Drop Pod
5 Assault Marines w/ Drop Pod
5 Devastators w/ Bolters, Drop Pod

1838. 12 points left over.

Enough CC Bite? Too much equipment on the DC?

Edited by Brother-Captain Lucius, 24 August 2012 - 02:03 AM.

 

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Another win vs. Blood Angels today. Currently at 8 Wins / 1 Loss at 1500 points.

Have been looking at more and more 1850 lists for a tournament in October and Pedro is becoming more and more attractive.
 

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Another win vs. Blood Angels today. Currently at 8 Wins / 1 Loss at 1500 points.

Have been looking at more and more 1850 lists for a tournament in October and Pedro is becoming more and more attractive.


Good work,

What kind of lists have you been playing against?

I don't ever play at 1850, so I'm not sure about that list wise (1500 is the usual tournament level around here :rolleyes:).

Out of interest, have you come up against Necrons or Dark Eldar yet?
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Good work,

What kind of lists have you been playing against?

I don't ever play at 1850, so I'm not sure about that list wise (1500 is the usual tournament level around here :cuss).

Out of interest, have you come up against Necrons or Dark Eldar yet?


Hey, sorry for not getting back to you earlier, Guild Wars 2 came up :angry:

The majority of lists I have been facing have not been flyer heavy as they just haven't picked up in my area yet and people can't afford an army of them. I'm typically playing armies with 1-3 fliers and will be taking the 1500 list to a Tournament this weeekend.

I have played Necrons and don't think I'll ever be playing DE, there's like 3 people in the Country that play them consistently.