I do want to talk about something else though. Something that perhaps some of you might be able to assist me with. I'm not a low points BT player. Usually when I have played at these points levels, its because no one wants to play a larger game or only have a limited amount of time to do it. The tournaments here are played at 2000 points, as are most of the ones around the United States. So that is what I generally play.
Because of this, I'm forced to play-test smaller point army lists. Its a task that is relatively interesting and fun to me. As you all know, I want to do an article on how I'd build an escalation league Black Templars army. But I'm at a loss to where to start. I know eventually I'd want to have my gunline army at 2000 points. However, I'm thinking that some CC units would be good at the lower end of the spectrum. I play-tested a hybrid CC/gunline list this past Monday, but it performed to sub-par standards, as I suspected it might.
So I want to do two things. First, I want to develop a functioning and competitive escalation league list starting at 500 points, that will eventually develop into my gunline list with minimal extra purchases (theoretical, since I already own everything I would need). The second, I want to create both a 500 point list, 750, and a 1000 point list that is also competitive in the event that it is needed. Then I can actually discuss why it works at that points level and what makes it good. The type of list could take any form, from CC-oriented, Drop Pods, gunline, or maybe even Black Tide if the army is balanced enough.
This is where you guys/gals come in. If you feel confident in your 500, 750, or 1000 point list, send them my way and I might feature them here on IN if I like the list. Who knows, I might even adopt it for my personal use. Remember, I'll keep your emails anonymous unless you say that you don't mind me using names. :)
By the way, on a side note: I'm growing frustrated at my Emperor's Champion ~25% wound rate. lol! It seems when I get 3 hits and only need 2's to wound, I always roll two 1's. Guaranteed. Haha. I think my luck needs to improve a bit with Lysanthir. :D