Friday, January 20, 2017
Road to Adepticon: Military Orders Tournament Prep
Despite my own personal views I have always had a soft spot for Religous armies. I have a huge Sisters of Battle Army back in the day and I had a Grey Knight force before I gave up 40K for good. Even my Eldar armies tended to be of the militant uber religious type. I love the Knightly Orders in the Military Orders Sectorial. So lets take a look at the tournament I am playing in and we can see what we need to do the missions.
This is a Direct Action style tournament so all the missions are not usually heavy on specialists. In this case the 3 missions chosen for the tournament do not require any specialists to complete the objectives. I am still going to bring a couple though. This is because all the missions include 2 Classified Objectives. These are random and can call for some things you do not want to be caught without. I also need defense against hackers. Heavy Infantry can get shut down, literally, pretty quick when a hacker targets them. Transmission Matrix is going to be rough as it has 5 antennas that have a 4 inch diameter Zone of Operation around them that I have to dominate. They act as repeaters for Hackers so holding the Zone of Operations around the Antenna can be dubious.
Firefight is all about killing your opponent and getting more stuff from the Panoplies than my opponent. Lt's and Specialist Troops are the main targets. You get the most Objective points for killing more of your opponents army than they kill of yours, but killing more Lt's and more Specialists gets me maximum points. Decapitation is similar, but its all about killing Lt's. So as I look over the missions, I see that I am going to need some killing power and I am going to need only a couple specialists. This is good as my troops are expensive and I am going to be more than likely outnumbered.
Needless to say its going to be a challenge. 200 points is when Armies with inexpensive units can really shine. You can't have all the toys. I may have to go the route of Order Sergeants pain train. Although I don't know if its really a pain train or just a trolley. I will continue messing around with lists and see where it goes, I plan on doing some testing and getting some stuff painted over the next week, while I wait for the shipments of terrain from Spartan. February is going to be busy.
Until Next time.........
Crush the Alliance and as always.....