Musings on a viable 1850 list without flyers or defenses

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Musings on a viable 1850 list without flyers or defenses

Post by coldsteel » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:58 pm

OK, got an idea on a list for the AM, criticisms and advice are welcome. Note that I won't be wasting money on flyers or ADL... :wink:

HQ: Pask riding a LR Executioner with a lascannon up front and plasmacannons in the sponsons. His squadronmate (1 other tank) has the same loadout. 460 points.

TR1: Vet Squad with 3 GL, Vox (in case close to the PCS in TR4), Autocannon team in a Chimera, Grenadiers doctrine. 170.

TR2: Same as TR1. 170.

TR3: Vet squad with 3 plasmaguns, Vox and Grenadiers doctrine. 125.

TR4: Infantry Platoon. PCS with 3 GL and a Vox. 2 Infantry Squads each with a GL, Vox and an Autocannon team. 190 total.

HS1: Leman Russ sqdn: 2 LR Vanquishers with heavybolters up front and multimeltas in the sponsons. 310.

HS2: LR sqdn: LR Demolisher with a HB front and HB sponsons and a plain LR with HB front/sponsons. 360.

HS3: Wyvern. 65.

total points: 1850.
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Re: Musings on a viable 1850 list without flyers or defenses

Post by coldsteel » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:23 pm

Yeah, it is pretty and effective. But, 'specially with the wife losing her job, flyers are not gonna happen anytime soon. :(
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Re: Musings on a viable 1850 list without flyers or defenses

Post by coldsteel » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:27 pm

Unless I pick up a few Huey and SuperCobra kits from Hobby Lobby...
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Re: Musings on a viable 1850 list without flyers or defenses

Post by Spacefrisian » Thu May 01, 2014 2:34 am

I have also been thinking of a Huey, as that fits Catachan better. Heck iam using Revell kits already, got 3 Wiesel tanks in my army, a bit smaller so opponent has it easier hitting sides.


Would also suggest stormtroopers, i was suprised at what they could do, 1 command unit ordering a Scion unit to first rank fire second rank fire while they themself take out a tank, it is pretty nice to see an expansiv unit (points wise) make its points back so easy.
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Re: Musings on a viable 1850 list without flyers or defenses

Post by coldsteel » Thu May 01, 2014 3:53 pm

I did consider replacing the platoon with Scions. But, I did this based on minis on-hand. Not a bad idea tho, SF.
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Re: Musings on a viable 1850 list without flyers or defenses

Post by DracoAvian » Thu May 01, 2014 11:13 pm

No Hydras? They seemed decent the times I've used them.

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Re: Musings on a viable 1850 list without flyers or defenses

Post by Spacefrisian » Fri May 02, 2014 6:01 am

Iam looking for a Chopper to replace my Valkeries, cuz my Catachan wanna get into tha chopper, not ouwt.
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Re: Musings on a viable 1850 list without flyers or defenses

Post by coldsteel » Fri May 02, 2014 1:22 pm

Damn threadjackers... lol.
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Re: Musings on a viable 1850 list without flyers or defenses

Post by Arnathos » Sat May 03, 2014 2:54 pm

One thing you can try is reduce the amount of special weapons on your veteran squads by 1, as only 2 can fire from the hatch, and maybe replace them with heavy flamers to overwatch with if someone assaults your chimera.

A single wyvern seems pretty tame as well, another one might help. I love your HQ loadout though.
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Re: Musings on a viable 1850 list without flyers or defenses

Post by DracoAvian » Sun May 04, 2014 7:00 pm

@Ronin - That is beautiful! Love the aquila in front of the cockpit. Nice touch.

I usually take 2 or 4 wyverns in 2 squadrons. I don't like the idea of a Vendetta coming in and blasting the only thing that is capable of engaging it effectively. A single wyvern or wyvern squadron always seemed like trouble to me.
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