so got a doubles tournament coming up in August and decided on Raven Guard, my partner is taking Salamanders.
Obviously I have no control over what my partner takes, however it looks solid:
Praetor, Cataphractii Armour, Paragon Blade, Dragon Scale Shield
2 x 10 man tacticals
2 x Predator - melta turret, flame sponsons.
My list looks like this currently:
ROW: Decapitation Strike
+ Alvarex Maun - Cameoline -145pts
+ Contemptor-Cortus - Dreadnought Chainfist, Close combat weapon, 2 x grav guns - 175pts
+ Mor Deythan - Artificer Armour on Shade, 5 x combi weapon - flamers?, Rhino - dozer blade - 220pts
+ 2 x Tactical Squad - 10 man, Artificer Armour, Power sword, vexilla - 330pts (165pts each)
+ Anvillus Dreadclaw - 115pts
+ Seeker Squad - 10 man, Artificer Armour - 265pts
+ Fire Raptor Gunship - Armoured Ceramite, Reaper Auto Cannons, Hellstrike Missiles - 250pts
The plan was for Maun to join the seekers and infiltrate somewhere with good vantage points.
2 Tacticals to infiltrate into cover near objectives to either claim them first turn or wait out/provide fire support.
The Contemptor drops in the anvillus first turn, flat outs to cover near one of my opponents big tanks or a priority target.
Mor Deythan infiltrate, scout in their rhino, move 6", disembark 6" and use fatal strike to unload 5 twin linked, rending flamers at something first turn
Seekers to unload AP2 on any terminators etc
Dreadclaw drops the Contemptor 2nd turn to go eat a tank of tie up a difficult unitwhile other elements move into position.
Fire raptor comes in 2nd turn (re rollable 3+) and starts smoking tanks and power armour.
All this hopefully alongside the inevitable advance of the Salamanders where hopefully (if our opponent is smart) they'll be chucking a lot of firepower at the Spartan.
With the option to re roll the dice to see who deploys first/ goes first and a re roll to seize the initative, should cause some havoc across the board as a lot of moving parts and differing target priority.
Let me know any opinions