MUST have 1 solo
MUST have 1 unit
Any number of jacks/beasts as long as there are no duplicates
No models with the character designation of any kind
So what to take?
- Journeyman warcaster
- Trencher Commandos
WHY OH GODS WHY DID YOU PICK THIS?
First up, I know Siege better than any other caster. He is pretty tough, has awesome personal firepower and a great bags of tricks. His feat is brutal, and with these limitations I expect to see some elite units and jacks on the table, halving armour should be very handy. He can deal with stealth using mage sight and ground pounder, hes hard to kill with his natural stats and foxhole, he has a knockback spell for scenarios and can grant magic weapons to his people with explosivo. In short, he covers a lot of possible threats.
His battlegroup is the Defender and Centurion. The Centurion is the meat wall, the big block designed to hold people up and to screen siege. It's really tough (Should be running at arm 24) can't be charged and hits like a mack truck. On sieges feat turn it can reliably wreck a Khador heavy jack if needed.
The Defender is a natural choice for Siege, a long range gun that benefits from explosivo and the feat and a back up melee weapon. He will be on bodyguard/sentry duty
The Journeyman caster is there to provide Arcane Shield to the Centurion (and siege if needed). Jnr also serves as a back stop as the occasional booster shot at the end of a turn can make a difference. He will also run the Charger, which 9 times out of 10 will operate on 1 focus with one boosted shot. The charger is there to harass, pick off annoying solos and generally be a 4 point speed bump.
The final selection is a grup of trencher commandos (for 5 points, using tier 1). I had thought of rangers as well, but the Commandos may add more annoyance factor. They are stealth, which may be annoying for several armies. They can also harass infantry very effectively with their grenade packs (great for high def infantry with low armour) and their daggers (great for low def, high armour, 1 wound units).
I will be playing this list this week and may include rangers to see how they work. But this is pretty close to what I will run.
Looking forward to my first away tournament, should be fun.