Sunday, May 1, 2011

2000 point mech list - BA

I am going to try and paint up my 3rd Baal Predator to finish this 2000 point mech list I will be bringing to future tournaments..

HQ (1):

Librarian - 100
w/ Blood Lance, Shield of Sanguinius

Honor Guard - 175
w/ 4x Plasma Guns
Razorback - 90
w/ Twin-Linked Lascannon


Tactical Squad - 210
10 man w/ Meltagun, Combi-Melta, Powerfist
Land Raider Redeemer - 250
w/ Multi-Melta

Tactical Squad - 220
10 man w/ Meltagun, Lascannon, Combi-Melta, Powerfist
Rhino - 50

FAST (3):

Baal Predator - 145
w/ Heavy Bolter sponsons

Baal Predator - 145
w/ Heavy Bolter sponsons

Baal Predator - 145
w/ Heavy Bolter Sponsons

HEAVY (3):

Predator - 180
w/ Twin-Linked Lascannon, Lascannon sponsons

Vindicator - 145

Vindicator - 145

Total: 2000

List thoughts:

HQ- I have been using this basic Librarian configuration for a while now and it works quite well. He chills with the 1st tactical squad in the land raider redeemer, positioned in the middle of all my tanks while casting off shield to them. Honor guard are a fun unit and I have been quite successful with them. They're my answer for scary stuff that can't be punked by the vindicators (eternal warriors, T6+ MC etc). Twin-linked lascannon razorback, especially fast, is the boss.

TROOPS- First tac squad in the raider is the hub of the army- the LRR is integral and when I lose it things go south quickly... It usually does its job quite well, I keep it sitting back away from melta. The Flamestorms are there for counter attack and to keep my opponent afraid of approaching the parking lot. Both tactical squads have some hitting power against mech if I need it. Power fists are a must. Lascannon out the top of the Rhino if it's sitting behind stuff (usually is) and not moving. Second squad is really an objective holder. Oh, and 2 troops does work, even at this point value. It's risky, but the points spent in other areas (AV 13 tanks) make the risk worth taking.

FAST ATTACK- The bread and butter... The meat and potatoes... 3x baal preds, standard config with assault cannons and heavy bolters. Naked flamestorms are fun, but asscan/HB are the best. These guys kill light armor, infantry, anything really that isnt AV 12+. They are useful vs. all kinds of opponents.

HEAVY SUPPORT- The hard hitters. 2x Vindi's like always. Anti-terminator, anti-nobs, anti-high-save-anything-scary that needs to die. Also there to crack heavy vehicles if required. They draw fire frequently which is a good thing, as they are pretty easy to give cover saves to from other vehicles. Predator with all-las is something I haven't tried yet. Had the points to spare, and yes it is expensive. Is it as good as the auto-las points wise, probably not a chance. However, lascannons are something this list needs - not autocannons. With the las turret I can actually comfortably engage AV13. I guess I'll find out soon enough if 180 points is too high a price to pay.

More to come

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