My buddy and I have our third Apocalypse game coming up. He's won our first match at 4,000pts, I won our second at 6,000pts. Time for a tie-breaker. 7,500pts. No playing nice, no holding back. This is for all the bragging rights..... maybe I'll buy him some scions if he wins or make him buy my lunch if I do, I don't know.
So yeah. 7,500pts. I'm pretty much bringing the entirety of my AdMech in this game (plus some Knights). While I do own some Custodes, Inquisitors, Assassins, and even a few Necrons, I'm trying to play as "pure" as possible with my list. So avoiding all of that if I can.
My opponent is playing Guard and Space Marines. It'll be his first time playing Marines with the codex (he's played them before, but never owned the 'dex), but I believe he'll run them as Salamanders. Maybe Raven Guard if he's feeling aggressive, or Ultramarines if he wants to be smart (they would fit his style best I think). His Guard will definitely be Cadians, three superheavies (shadowsword, baneblade or hellhammer, and a stormlord), only a few Russes I think, definitely 2 10-man scion squads one with volley one with melta. After that, I don't know what he'll be bringing.
Here's my list:
2 Battalions, 1 Brigade, 1 Spearhead, 1 Vanguard, and 1 Super-heavy: 30CP
Forge worlds: all Stygies VIII
Dominus, Enginseer, and 4 7-man squads of Rangers w/ 2 Arqebus and Omnispex
2 Enginseers and 5 10-man squads of Vanguard (no upgrades)
4 3-man Destroyers w/ Plasma and Phospher
4 10-man Vanguard w/ 3 Plasma, Taser Goad, and Data-tether
4 10-man Fulgurite
3 2-man Dragoons
2 4-man Dakkabots
Enginseer and 3 Neutronagers
Enginseer and 4 5-man Taser Infiltrators
2 Knight Crusaders w/ Battlecannon and Stormspear
1 Styrix w/ cancer claw
Again, essentially bringing everything I have. Insanely infantry-heavy. My plan as of right now is: Spend 4CP, Clandestine Infiltrate all of my Fulgurites so they can either act as a fire magnet if I lose Turn 1 or get a first turn charge if I get Turn 1. Possibly spend 4 more CP and Infiltrate my 4 Vanguard squads w/ Plasma between 13" - 18" away so I can get some volley of fire right into his face as well. Have my Crusaders flank each side with all their guns, the Styrix running down the middle more as a distraction Carnifex than anything (my buddy hates and fears Forge World so I'll use that to my advantage). Spread out Rangers to target characters with snipers, my 5 barebone Vanguard squads marching up the board for objective and table control, Dakkabots laying waste to any and all infantry threats, Neutronagers targeting Russes, Preds, and any other tank I can kill fast before moving on to Super-heavies.
With my infantry-heavy list, I'll easily outnumber my opponent. And with the exception of his super-heavies, I'm fairly certain I easily outgun him too. So as long as I get Turn 1, I'll have my alpha strike charges with my priests, a load of firepower blasting away, and most of my Vanguard towards the middle of the board. Turn 2 I should have board and objective control. My plan/hope is to waste enough of his army by Turn 3 to have him call it and surrender.
That's my list, that's my plan. Thoughts?