The LGS is holding a 500pt tournament starting this coming Wednesday. Each game will be one hour and the following criteria is in place for the force org: HQ 1, Elites 0-1, Troops 1, Fast Attack 0-1, Heavy Support 0-1. You can have one slot be two choices except for HQ. This is pretty standard for us when we do small games like this and I enjoy how it works out.
I’ve decided to run my Marines. I wanted to do my Necrons but even with this force org it’s still a rather bland Necron list. I could do Orks but since I’m trying to improve my Marines, Marines it is. So, here’s my rough idea for a list:
* Librarian – force dome & vortex of doom
* Tacts x 10 w/flamer & missile
– Sarge w/combi-melta & power sword
* Assault Squad x 7 w/flamer
– Sarge w/combat shield, power sword
I’m aiming to try and cover every angle. The basic idea is to most likely combat squad the Tacts, set the missile on foot and the rest with the Librarian in the Rhino. The Assault Squad is there to deal with…assault! Plus, I’m trying to work with this unit more since they’ve been shelved for many, many months until recently.
I took force dome on the Librarian just in case someone throws down something like Termies or Death Company. It probably isn’t going to turn the battle for me but should buy me some time. Vortex of doom is mostly to give additional threat to vehicles and maybe for the lucky bunched up unit, IE: deep striking Blood Angels.
The general weapon load out should be pretty balanced with AI and AV fire, plus a few power weapons for assault while keeping things relatively cheap.
As always, open for ideas and suggestions.