At 2k my current build is:
- GMDK, greatsword, heavy psycannon, gatling psilencer, 'Sanctuary', Warlord (First Into The Fray)
- GMDK, greatsword, heavy psycannon, gatling psilencer, 'Gate'
- 2x 10 Strikes w/falchions, 'Hammerhand'
- 5x Strikes w/falchions, 'Vortex'
- Brother-Captain w/relic hammer, 'Gate'
- 4x Venerable Dread w/twin lascannon+missile, 'Astral Aim'
I actually need to get more games in, because I've mostly been focused on 30k lately. To clarify, in this list the 'Vortex' squad doesn't go in Reserve, I use it for alpha denial in my DZ, and then the plan would be to 'Gate' them into position with the Brother-Captain Turn 1 (as he's probably going to be out of Deny range).
I've been tossing around with going double Battalion, but the issue is you can't put all the Strikes in Reserve because some of them have to start on table. I'm considering just taking three Venerables (as four may be overkill), and taking a squad of Purgators as a backfield drop. They might not be as efficient as another 5 man squad of falchion Strikes, but they are a nice source of cheap anti-infantry dakka that can stay at 24".
"Already, you exalt me for my triumphs, when I ask only that you remember me for my treacheries.
Victory is nothing more than survival. It carries no weight of honour or worth beyond what we ascribe to it.
If you wish to grow wise, learn why brothers betray brothers."
Grand Master Khyron, Eighth Brotherhood
"One unbreakable shield against the coming darkness, One last blade, forged in defiance of fate,
Let them be my legacy to the galaxy I conquered. And my final gift to the species I failed."
Inscription upon the Arcus Daemonica, attributed to the Emperor of Mankind