With the release of the Thousand Sons codex I want to fulfill a longtime dream and wield a thousand sons army! I came up with the following list. Note that I'm aware that the rubricae are not the most competitive... but they are what makes the Thousand Sons the Thousand sons!
So the idea is simple: a big squad stands in the back, buffed by auras and powers for maximum potency, and supported by the vindicators for tank busting. 2 squads with flamers race forward in their rhinos, and the termies jump in where needed.
I could swap out the 3 vindicators for 2 lascannon predators (more ranged firepower but less durability), and have some spare points. Also doubting wether to take the Exhalted Sorcerer, a normal sorcerer (to save some more points) or a terminator sorcerer (which could assist in the front lines) as a second HQ.
On the one hand, I'm afraid this list will succumb under volume fire. On the other hand, no army will have enough D2 weapons to negate the +1 armour saves.. So if you would make your list more durable by including some cannon fodder (2x25 cultists for 200 points for example), what would you drop? The terminators?
Thousand Sons Batallion
Ahriman [warlord, otherworldly presence] 131
smite, boom of mutation, temporal manipulation, tzeentch’s firestorm
Exhalted sorcerer, force stave, plasma pistol [helm of the third eye] 127
smite, temporal manipulation, prescience
5 scarab occult terminators, 1x force stave, 4x p. sword, 4x inf. combibolter, soulr. cannon 216
smite, weaver of fates
20 rubric marines, 1 inferno bolt pistol, 17 inferno boltgun, 2 soulreaper cannon 433
smite, glamour of tzeentch
10 rubric marines, 1 warpflame pistol & force stave, 5 inferno boltgun, 4 warpflamer 265
smite, diabolic strength
10 rubric marines, 1warpflame pistol & force stave, 5 inferno boltgun, 4 warpflamer 265
smite, gift of chaos
2x chaos rhino, with 2x combi-bolters 158
3x chaos vindicator with havoc launchers and combi-bolters 414
Edited by BurntheHeretic, 05 February 2018 - 11:11 PM.