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Offline Cammerz

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1850pt Astra Militarum army list
« on: April 13, 2014, 10:19:04 PM »
So this is my version of the list including a piece of artillery, changes in red;

HQ:
Company Command Squad - Boltgun, Krak Grenades (CC only), Regimental Standard, Laspistol/CCW, Vox Caster, Missile Launcher, Flakk Missiles, Officer of the Fleet, Laspistol [128]
Swapped the Plasma Pistol for a Boltgun and the Plasma Guns for some additional anti-air.
Tank Commander - Knight Commander Pask in Leman Russ Vanquisher w. Lascannon and Multi-Melta Sponsons accompanied by 1 Leman Russ Battle Tank w. Heavy Bolter Sponsons [405]
Sadly the Tank Commander's tank requires an escort but on the bright side they'll be firing at different units most of the time so it won't make much difference, they just need to stick together.
Commissar - Power Sword [40]
Will accompany my Infantry blob.

Elites:
Militarum Tempestus Platoon;
10 Tempestus Scions - Power Sword, Vox Caster, 2 Meltaguns in Chimera w. Dozer Blade [240]
I've never used a Chimera before but 10 guys have a rather large deep-striking footprint so I figured I'd give them some transport for battles with loads of scenery.

Troops:
Infantry Platoon;
Platoon Command Squad - Vox Caster, 4x Laspistol/CCW [35]
A Vox Caster to improve orders and I've lost the Grenade Launchers in order to acquire additional points.
4x Infantry Squads - Vox Casters [220]
The lascannons are gone, each replaced by a Storm Eagle Rocket
30 Conscripts [90]
Cheap and cheerful meat shield, maybe I'll throw a few orders their way. Down from 40.

Veterans - Bolt Pistol, Power Fist, Vox Caster, Heavy Bolter, Krak Grenades, 3 Sniper Rifles, Forward Sentries [117]
The krak grenades are gone, otherwise unchanged.

Heavy Support:
Leman Russ Battle Tank - Heavy Bolter Sponsons [170]
Bog-standard Russ for throwing pie-plates across the table, simple and effective.
Leman Russ Eradicator - Dozer Blade, Heavy Flamer, Heavy Flamer Sponsons [135]
Something I've always wanted to try, good bye cover saves.
Manticore [170]
Here's the artillery, should smash open the armour that the lascannons formerly would have.


Fortifications:
Aegis Defence Line - Quad Gun [100]
Solid blob-defence and tried-and-tested anti-air, I'll throw the Platoon Commander or Commissar on the gun.

Infantry - 102
Vehicles - 6
Fortifications - 1
« Last Edit: April 19, 2014, 06:21:25 PM by Cammerz »
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Re: 1850pt Astra Militarum army list
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 11:19:34 PM »
One word. Artillery?
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Re: 1850pt Astra Militarum army list
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014, 02:00:49 PM »
Well I'm not entirely sure what artillery could accomplish that my Leman Russes wouldn't but I have worked out a way to force a Manticore into the list (Manticores look cool and could annihilate a large amount of enemy armour). This would require me to get rid of all the lascannon teams, 10 of the conscripts and various upgrades throughout the army (eg. losing everything but the vox caster from the PCS in exchange for all laspistol/CCWs and removing all of the plasma from the CCS in exchange for a Boltgun and a Flakk-firing Missile Launcher).

I decided to drop lascannons and other special weapons instead of one of my Russes because they'll provide some solid anti-MEQ firepower whilst being far more survivable than the chimera-hulled artillery pieces.

Does that sound better?
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Re: 1850pt Astra Militarum army list
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 04:15:41 PM »
The main benefit is that you can tuck Arty away from enemy fire and still pummel them.
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Re: 1850pt Astra Militarum army list
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014, 06:20:49 PM »
Alright, I've updated the army list in the OP. It now has a Manticore in place of the lascannons and various other pieces of wargear.
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