I, like most of you am trying to figure out what a decent BA list looks like in 8th... I am grappling with a specific question.
I want to run a brigade, and take "troops", both from a fluff perspective, but also because I would like to try and take advantage of the new command points system. Problem is, I am wondering how best to take troops and it not feel like dead weight (and expensive dead weight at that!!)
Originally I was thinking 10 man units in Rhinos would be the way to go, but the more I consider it, the more it feels like the Razorback is so much more efficient in terms of points. Granted you lose 4 models, but you turn what is otherwise a pretty useless metal box into a pretty decent light tank...
As such, my conclusion is that the following is the optimal setup for Tacs in 8th:
Combi-Melta on the sarg
Powersword on the sarg (origionall I thought 'fists, they are just so expensive, especially with -1 to hit, seems the sword is better for 4pts)
Razorback with twin assault cannon (seems like the most solid default choice, though you could switch it to plug gaps if you needed)
That comes to 220 by my calculation... is this a good unit do we think? Or just polishing a turd... so to speak...
You will obviously notice I have foregone the heavy flamer / flamer setup in favour of melta. This is because I feel like the supirior way to take those weapons is on a similar devastator squad in razorback
4 x Heavy Flamer
Razorback with twin assault cannon
This squad seems to me like it could be extremely good against pretty much any target, really want to try and include in some way...
I would be curious to get a sense if people think units like this will actually be points efficient / effective in in 8th... They seem so expensive to me! But I guess that is the benchmark for costs in the new edition...
Also - in general is this a way of running BA that other people have been considering?
Just looking to bounce some ideas around!
Edited by Jolemai, 01 September 2020 - 09:37 AM.