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[2000pts, modular] Finally put together my full GSC list


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Exilyth

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After some experiements I believe I've finally arrived at a point where I can say: This is the list I'm going to build.

 

The lists are for matched play with a focus on objectives, but a bit more laid back than competetive.

 

When building the following lists, I imposed certain restrictions/constraints:

  • I already play astra militarum, so no units which also appear in the astra militarum codex.
  • Since I'm not playing tyranids, no tyranid units either.
  • 3x 500pts and 2x 250 pts
  • the 500 pts lists must be battleforged/usable on their own
  • combinations of the army lists must be battleforged/legal

While this makes list building much harder, it gives me various lists to use from 500 up to 2000 points.

 

 

List A: 500pts - GSC batallion <rusted claw>

 

HQ

Jackal Alphus 70

Acolyte Iconward 53

 

Troops

Neophyte Hybrids, heavy stubber 52

Neophyte Hybrids, heavy stubber 52

Neophyte Hybrids, heavy stubber 52

Neophyte Hybrids, heavy stubber, webber 53

 

Fast Attack

Achilles Ridgerunner, heavy mining laser, spotter 84

Achilles Ridgerunner, heavy mining laser, spotter 84

 

 

 

List B: 500pts - GSC batallion <twisted helix>

 

HQ

Magus, Familiar 92

Primus 72

 

Troops

Acolyte Hybrids 5x w/1x heavy rock saw 45

Acolyte Hybrids 5x w/1x heavy rock saw 45

Acolyte Hybrids 5x w/1x heavy rock saw, 1x hand flamer 46

 

Heavy Support

Goliath Rockgrinder, heavy seismic cannon, heavy stubber 100

Goliath Rockgrinder, heavy seismic cannon, heavy stubber 100

 

 

 

List C: 500pts - GSC vanguard <twisted helix>

 

HQ

Abominant 105

 

Elite

Abberrants 10x w/2x hypermorph (w/heavy improvised weapon), 8x hammer 308

Biophagus, alchemical familiar 47

Locus 40

 

 

 

List D: 250pts - GSC no detachment (added to other lists as fits, preferrably as <rusted claw>)

 

HQ

Patriarch 125

 

Elite

Clamavus 55

 

Fast Attack

Atalan Jackals 4x w/3x shotguns, 1x grenade launcher, wolfquad w/mining laser 70

 

 

 

List E: 250pts - GSC no detachment (added to other lists as fits, preferrably as <rusted claw>)

 

Elite

Sanctus, sniper rifle 60

Kelermorph 60

Nexos 50

 

Fast Attack

Atalan Jackals 5x w/4x shotguns, 1x grenade launcher, wolfquad w/mining laser 80

 

 

 

List A is a core with bodies and some AT.

List B is a core with vehicles and some meelee punch in the form of acolytes.

List C is a brick of abberrants w/hammers to be sent against whatever needs a good whooping.

List D & E provide different forms of utility.

 

List A & B are actually variations of the lists I posted over in http://www.bolterand...eginners-guide/

 

The above lists can be combined in various ways:

  • At 500pts, I'd pick one of A,B,C.
  • At 750 I'd add one of D or E.
  • At 1000pts one of AB or AC or BC.
  • At 1250 I'd add one of D or E.
  • At 1500 ABC or ABDE or ACDE or BCDE.
  • At 1750 ABCE or ABCD.
  • At 2000 all five lists.

 

Warlord traits:

  • if the patriarch or primus is in: biomorph adaption
  • if the abominant is in (and the patriarch isn't): bio alchemist
  • if only the jackal alphus is in: one of the defensive traits.

 

Psychic powers:

  • patriarch: (smite), masshypnosis & mental onslaught
  • magus: (smite), might from beyond, mind control

Relics:

  • depending on characters used, I'll pay 1 or 3 cp for the 'more relics' stratagem
  • Abominant: will get the elixir
  • Patriarch: will get the amulet
  • I'm not sure whether the magus needs the crouchling.
  • Sanctus gets the rifle if there's still relics left to hand out
  • I've considered giving the relic pistol to the Clamavus/Nexos just for fun, but it looks like I've ran out of relics to hand out

 

 

 

So, before I completely commit to this set of lists:

I know that

  • 5x acolyte squads tend to die like flies
  • jackals can't use the demo charge stratagem when built this way
  • list B only presents 2 targets to the enemy (when the third squad and magus ambush)
  • the abominant is not as good as other HQs and that a biophagus is more effective when there's multiple units to buff.
  • a competetive list would use more infantry
  • I could use the vigilus detachment to get more warlord traits

Can anyone spot a glaring weakness in the lists?

 

Other constructive comments and critique are very welcome too.

 

 

edit:

added warlord traits, psychic powers and relics


Edited by Exilyth, 08 May 2019 - 01:15 PM.

WH40k: Astra Militarum: ~2500 Pts, Space Marines: ~2500 Pts, GSC: ~1000 Pts

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