I’ll share a few of my thoughts on the list, I’ve used Xth a fair number of times with “head of the Gorgon”, but I’m by no means an expert.
You have some solid elements, the scorpius is brutal against an infantry heavy force, the rhino tactical squads work as great outflanking and objective grabbing units. Sicaran plus Orth is a great tank hunting unit and works well when outflanked.
The first thing I would ask about are your other HQ choices. What role is the Forge lord playing in the list? I can’t help but think you would be served better by using Autek Morr, he gives you everything your praetor does and can repair your spartan. He will will also give your plasma gun support squad and the Gorgon terminator squad (if he rides in the spartan) preferred enemy infantry. Which is really going to improve your plasma support squad survival to “gets hot rolls” and their damage output.
You will probably find volkite chargers a little underwhelming. Volkite calivers are a little better and will put some hits on low AV vehicles. Against infantry, they never achieve much for me. They are also a heavy weapon, so putting them in a transport limits their capability and leaving them outside a transport increases their vulnerability, as they would be the only unit in your list not hiding in a metal box. I would drop probably drop them.
I like the Arcus, never used one, but they look great on paper. However, I think the tank suffers from duplicity of roles, and you pay excessive points for that.
Finally, which units will be outflanking from reserve and which will start on the board? Presumably the spartan will be starting on the board with the Arcus, in a 2500pts game they will be taking a lot of focused fire. Therefore I would keep the flare shield. It might be worth taking a few more AV14 vehicles to provide a bit of target saturation. Perhaps a couple of landraider proteus’ with additional twin lascannons, you can take them as dedicated transports instead of rhinos.
Alternatively, for a more anti-infantry focus, keep the rhinos, drop the Arcus and the volkite support squad and consider a typhon siege tank.
Sorry for the text wall, hope that’s helpful?
Edited by Cadmus Tyro, 13 March 2018 - 09:45 AM.