Sunday, 18 August 2013
A Simple List
A few posts back I mentioned that I was in the process of designing a 1000 point list that would pretty much stand up to almost anything and be something to fall back on whenever I needed a list to play an impromptu match. Coming off the back of a fourth straight win without reply, albeit all against Space Marines, I thought i'd share the list and what I look to each unit to do.
Tactics: Deployment is pretty straightforward, Wave Serpent in the middle, Wraithknight on one flank near the most dangerous unit, Fire Prism on the other. The Guardians then deploy in cover (where possible) with the aim to hold any homefield objectives you may have. The Warlocks Conceal them every turn until they Perils themself to death. Battle Focus can be used to move them into range of a close by enemy, unload as many shots as possible, then dive back into the building. The Wraith units will then proceed up the table to try and force the main fighting to be as far back as possible as the Guardians can't be felled if nothing is shooting at them, so give the opponent targets that can survive sustained fire. As stated above, the Heavy Support and Wraithguard will focus down any tough targets, the Fire Prism will move to an objective if the mission is Big Guns, and the Wraithknight will claim an easy linebreaker. One tactic that is very useful, especially as high strength guns have few shots, is if there is a unit holed up in a building, just shoot the building. Most of the time you can pentrate on a 3+ and if you are lucky, remove the building from play, at which point you mop up what is left thus denying the opponents homefield objectives.
In Summary: Use the Guardians to hold the back of the field and use the heavy guns to remove any immediate threats to the Guardians whilst pushing as far forward as possible. Unload the Wraithguard when close to an objective, or, when their 12" range can cover a few targets. Use the relevant Fire Prism shots to deal with whatever you feel is the biggest threat and just hope that the dice Gods are with you that day.
As I have said, this has been a successful list for me, it is by no means instant win, but you will have to play smart and tactically and the rewards will be reaped. Win or lose, it is generally a good game, and in the end, that's all that matters.