Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kingdom Con indecision, HALLLPPP!!!

This weekend, the guys from Frontline gaming are running a BAO style event in sunny San Diego at Kingdom con!



I've never been to this convention before, but I love me some San Diego so I'm sure this'll be a fun weekend!



If you take a look at their events page, if looks like they have something for everybody.  40k, fantasy, warmahordes, and even the guys from SoCal Malifaux are gonna be there. Those guys go to freakin everything!

I am running into a problem though... Which army do I take??? This is not a good problem to have two days before the event! The 40k tournament is 1750 with 6 rounds of BAO type mission madness, so I will want a strong, mobile troop core and to bring a list that is somewhat resistant to giving up KPs.

At the moment I'm heavily leaning towards BA as I have been tearing unholy ass through people with them at the 2k level. The only thing I give up between 2k and 1750 is the honour guard and some fancy upgrades. That won't impact the effectiveness of my list that much, but the thing I'm worried about is that I haven't been practicing the BAO mission with them. Also, as I said in my other article, I give up the booty to a couple of the slightly main stream lists.



Here's the 1750 BA list
HQ
Mephiston
Librarian w/fear of the darkness, shield of sanguinius
Elite
Furioso w/talons, magna grapple, EA, Heavy flamer, searchlight, drop pod
Troops
10 man assault squad w/ 2x melta, power weapon, melta bombs, Rhino w/searchlight
5 man assault squad w/melta, meltabombs, razorback w/lasplas w/searchlight
5 man scout squad w/sniper rifles, camo cloaks, heavy bolter
Fast 
Baal predator w/heavy bolter sponsons, searchlight, Assault cannon turret
Baal predator w/heavy bolter sponsons, searchlight, Assault cannon turret
Heavy
Predator w/lascannon sponsons, autocannon turret
Predator w/lascannon sponsons, autocannon turret
Dreadnought w/2 twin linked autocannons

Fairly solid troop choices, fast vehicles to get around the board, and Mephiston.  Those are generally recipes for success. The worry I have with this list is that if my troops are focus fired down, that I will have trouble holding objectives with just three units.

My other idea is similar to my BAO GK list, but with a few tweaks to add in some more medium strength firepower and to get a little more resiliency from my troop slot. I was noticing that if I rolled low on grand strategy, it was significantly harder to get any seize ground objectives. My razorbacks just don't hold up to fire and the warrior acolytes fold to a stiff breeze.

HQ
Coteaz
Grand Master w/psycho-troke, incinerator, blind grenades
Elite
5 man Purifier squad w/2 x psycannon, 3 x halberd, razorback w/searchlight, psybolt ammo
9 man purifier squad w/2 x psycannon, 5 x halberd, warding stave, daemon hammer
Troops
3 man warrior acolyte w/razorback, psybolt ammo
3 man warrior acolyte w/razorback, psybolt ammo
3 man warrior acolyte
5 man strike squad w/psycannon
Fast
Stormraven w/Assault cannon, multi-melta, searchlight, psybolt
Heavy
Dreadnought w/2 x twin linked Autocannon, psybolt
Dreadnought w/2 x twin linked Autocannon, psybolt
Dreadknight w/teleporter, heavy incinerator


Both of these lists present "in your face" threats to distract from shooting at my soft underbelly of troops.  Both have their strengths and both have their weaknesses. Though I thing the GK list is a bit more all-around solid. (The lack of a hood is a bit worrisome though)

So, I don't know. Does anyone out there have an opinion? Give me reason to choose one over the other, please!!!

4 comments:

  1. I'd say go with the BA. You seem more used to it, and it looks a good bit more mobile.

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    1. I'm leaning that way myself. Welcome to the blog, btw!

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  2. I like the GK's better.

    Presumably better scoring units, and a better firebase.

    The only thing your GK list is missing is Mephiston!

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    1. I think it's a more consistent fire base. But I think the BA have more burst dps. Lascannons ftw!

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