Thanks for all the responses folks. Basically, with all my lists I want them to be "take all comers", hence the lack of opponent mentioned. But yes, I would have been against Eldar this time.
What are you more worried about? AA or reserves?
The quad gun is there as my only AA choice (and that fact that I never use it). My Reserve manipulation is the whole point of the Damocles so it should be OK provided is survives to turn two.
I think the Veritas would actually be pretty null here.
Jolemai doesn't have a lot to infiltrate or benefit from MTC etc that doesn't already have it, especially if keeping back.
A Rhino for the Tac squad could be an option if you can fit it - let your cannon and plasma gun just shoot out and when the time is right drive up, unload and pop off four plasma shots in a new position.
Considering I know your opponent is bringing his new flyers with DftS I'd keep the Quad gun, considering it's about what, 800pts tied up in those terms you need them in asap but it's up to the dice gods as both reserves options are strong. If not... Drop the Damocles and change around some points for Karlean if you can get a model?
I've got Karlaen but he'll stay in the box for now. At first I thought that about the Veritas but see below... I can fit the Rhino in and it will bring ablative wounds to the Tactical Squad and/or be an extra Objective Secured camper.
You could drop the Conversion beamer on the Inquisitor. That's a spicy but expensive weapon choice. You could do a straight swap for a Hellgun and a level of Psyker, netting a free Force Sword in the bargain. Alternatively, you could use the points for gear for the priest, a rhino for the Tacticals, or gear for the Devastators.
Dropping the conversion beam projector will net me a Rhino in return - of course this means the Inquisitor is just there for Stubborn on the Devastators and the servo skulls...
I was thinking more for trying to grab Strategic Genius or Divide and Conquer here.
I can free up the points needed by dropping the Inquisitor's power weapon and some melta bombs. To be honest, it's our strongest Relic so I should probably take it - I'm in a CAD anyway so that's 2 rolls on Strategic with re-rolls...
Basically the "firebase" would castle up either in a corner or somewhere advantageous and around an Objective. The Scouts will camp elsewhere and the plasma Tacticals will get grouped together in the Rhino. The other five red shirts will likely go in Reserve to grab an Objective elsewhere at a later date...
That's a fair point. And with ML1 the only option, it's probably just throwing good money after bad, really. I think the trade of the Conversion Beamer for a rhino might be the best option there.
Regarding psykers, it's only the Eldar player in my group that I need to worry about really and even then, he doens't *always* go nuts about it. For example, if it's a Wraith Host then that's a Spirit Seer and a Farseer/Autrach elsewhere. If he opts for a jetbike & tank list (which he took in his last 1750 battle against Dark Angels) then it will be a Farseer and the odd Warlock. Basically, I've not seen him go full Seer Council outside of Apocalypse yet...