Blood of Baal has me tinkering with my lists as it should, and I'm currently painting some new units to make the list below happen. Just and idea how my army could deploy, making use of the new Red Thirst and some stratagems.
BA - Battalion 1
Librarian Dreadnought - Quickening, Wings
2x Tac Squads w/ HF, Stormbolter + CS
1x Tac Squad w/ Plasma, SB + CS
Predator, Autocannon, 2x LC, SB
3x Razorback, 2x twin AssCan, 1x twin LasCan
Captain, Relic Blade, Inferno Pistol, Angels Wing
Librarian, JP, Shield + Unleash Rage
3x Scouts, bolters and 2x CC weapons
Sanguinary Priest, JP
Sang Ancient, Warlord, Soulwarden, Icon of the Angel, Death Mask
Sanguinary Guard, 7x Swords, 1x PF, Death Masks
5x Assault Terminators, hammers
Over 2000 "old" points, but with changes to the Sang Guard alone, that should go neatly below 2000. Maybe there'll be some more points left for upgrades/other units.
As far as tactics go, Astorath will use the Litany of Focus on one of the Razorbacks, then BGNT on the second while they move up on the first turn and clear some chaff. Keeping the Predator and other RB in the backfield to react to a tactical objective and/or keep deepstrikers away.
Want to take Artisans on the Captain to make his relic blade more potent against 2-wound targets and keep him and Astorath around the RB to jump over in turn 2 and join the deepstriking units. From there on it's reacting to objective cards and taking out threats in close combat once the chaff is gone. Scouts will either block stuff like infiltrating units trying to get a meaningful T1 charge, or prepare for a T1 assault themselves. Just what they do.
I'm a bit concerned that my 2nd turn strike won't be as powerful since there's only 1 big JP unit to use the Icon of the Angel. I'm toying with the idea to put either a 10-men VanVet squad or DC in, but I'm not sure what I should take out for either of those. They'd be between 230 and 250 points.
Possible Relic adaptations: MC armour on the Librarian/Sanguinary Priest or Quake Bolts for close quarter support, even while in combat. Should work on Bolt Pistols, right?
The Sarcophagus on the Dreadnought, obviously.
The Librarian Dread can be switched out to Mephiston once I've got him painted. Will do so for sure, wanna see the big dude in action.
I'd be glad for any feedback. Thanks!