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|Alas poor Khorne, I knew ye well|
Lately, I've been playing my BA a lot lately in both tournaments and the local masters league. I feel they are strong, but in the last tournament I played in I experienced a lot of fatigue going into the third game and tanked it accordingly. So it may be time to hang up the BA hat for a bit and return to my Grey Knights for a bit.
Check out my potential lists after the jump
Inquisitor w/psyko-troke, psyker upgrade/hammerhand
10 man purifier squad w/ 4 psycannons, psybolt ammo, daemon hammer, 5 halberds in a razorback w/psybolt, searchlight
5 man purifier w/2 psycannons, 3 halberds in a razorback w/psybolt, searchlight
5 man purifier w/2 incinerators, 3 halberds in a razorback w/psybolt, searchlight
5 man strike squad w/psycannon
2 x Dreadnought w/2x twin linked autocannons, psybolt
Dreadknight w/heavy incinerator
This list has a lot of medium strength firepower as well as a good melee compliment. It also has 5 scoring units(with combat squading) which will help out in the BAO style mission. I don't think the melee area is quite as strong as it it in the BA list, but it will be able to hold down most units in CC. I should stay away from TH/SS temies, but everything else should be ok.
The only problems I see with this list are the lack of real mobility, and the lack of low AP shooting. Killing MEQs and TEQs has always been problematic for this list.
Furioso w/talons, heavy flamer, extra armor, searchlight in a pod
5 man assault squad w/melta, melta bombs in a las/plas
5 man assault squad w/melta, melta bombs in a rhino w/searchlight
5 man scout squad w/camo cloaks, Sniper rifles, Heavy Bolter
2 Baals w/Heavy Bolters, searchlight, Asscan
2 Predators w/auto/las
Pretty standard av13 list, but kind of light on troops for the BAO style mission. I do have a lot of hard targets though, so I may be able to overwhelm the opponents with firepower and resilience. And there's always Mephiston! The thing I like most about this list is it's mobility. Fast Rhino Chassis' let me get where I need to be!
Comparatively the lists stack up on firepower like this
str 4 - 23 ap5
str 5 - 10 ap 5
str 6 - 3 ap4 flamer, 9 ap 4 twin-linked
str 7 - 12 assault, rending or 24 heavy, rending
str 8 - 8 twin-linked, ap4
str - - 4 sniper
str 4 - 13 ap5
str 5 - 9 ap 4, 1 ap 4 flamer
str 6 - 8 ap 4 twin-linked, rending
str 7 - 3 ap2 at 12" (2 twin-linked), 1 ap2 twin-linked past 12", 4 ap 4
str 8 - 3 ap 1 melta
str 9 - 5 ap 2
The GK list has more lower end shooting, so it has a definite advantage against hordes. The BA list has a higher range of shots with better AP, but less reliability of hits. At this point, I'm still undecided. Both list have merit and I'm familiar with how both play. Hopefully I can make up my mind before June 1st!