So, I made DW army to try 8th vs IG list. We agreed on 1000 points each. The problem? IG list was PL 48. Mine was PL 61
I can kind of see why this is happening (PL is supposed to be average of all upgrades unit can take) but that suggests while going light on upgrades is the way to go if you use points, to get some extra bodies, then if you use PL and want to be even remotely competitive you need to load up every upgrade you can. Like quad frag cannons and/or combi-meltas. To simply compensate for 20% force slash compared to using points (my list would need to lose either vanguard vets or dreadnought plus razorback to get down to IG level, leaving me with pretty much only one sad unit above 5 mandatory picks from battalion detachment).