Friday, November 9, 2012

Road to Adepticon 2013 - Choosing an army

It's been a whirlwind in Real Life(tm) of late, as we head into the final stretch of a major upgrade at work. Oof. That's got me thinking about vacation plans, and one of the things on the horizon is Adepticon 2013!

Now, let's be frank. I haven't played in a tournament since 3rd edition so I'm under no illusions as to how it's going to go, but based on what I saw at Feast of Blades there's plenty of fun to be had provided you have a good attitude about it all! Looking over the events scheduled for the Adepticon weekend it also looks like there's plenty of other, more narrative-based events to do on the rest of the days (i.e. after I'm eliminated on the first day of the tournament), which is my preferred style of gaming! I'd toyed with the idea of doing a Chaos Marine army for the event, but ended up settling on an army that I'm much more familiar and comfortable with...

That's right - The Imperial Guard! Heck, the blog's called Mordian7th so my foray into the tournament scene really ought to utilize the army closest to my heart. I'm going to be trying out a list over the weekend that I've hammered out with the assistance of a couple fellow bloggers, we'll see how it goes!

Here's the current list:

Company Command Squad - 230 points
  • Evin Eldro (Creed)
  • Voxcaster
  • Medic
  • Standard Bearer
  • Meltagun
  • 2x Bodyguards

Psyker Battle Squad - 90 points
  • Overseer
  • 7 Psykers

Brother Nicodemus (Guardsman Marbo) - 65 points


Veterans Squad 1:1 - 95 points

  • Grenade Launcher
  • Missile Launcher
  • Voxcaster

Veterans Squad 1:2 - 97 points
  • Sergeant w/ Bolt Pistol
  • Grenade Launcher
  • Missile Launcher
  • Voxcaster

Veterans Squad 1:3 - 97 points
  • Sergeant w/ Bolt Pistol
  • Grenade Launcher
  • Missile Launcher
  • Voxcaster

Veterans Squad 2:1 - 135 points
  • Sergeant w/ Power Axe, Plasma Pistol
  • 3x Plasma Guns
  • Voxcaster


Rough Riders - 155 points
  • Captain Hilts (Mogul Kamir)
  • 2x Flamers
  • 7x Hunting Lances

Vendetta Assault Carrier - 130 points


Leman Russ Vanquisher - 180 points
  • Dozer Blade

Leman Russ Executioner - 230 points
  • Plasma Cannon Sponsons

Hydra Flak Battery - 150 points
  • 2x Charybdis Launchers (Hydra Flak Tank)


Chimera - 90 points
  • Heavy Stubber
  • Dozer Blade

Chimera - 80 points
  • Dozer Blade

Chimera - 80 points
  • Dozer Blade

TOTAL - 1849 points

One of the nice things about this army is that it's all purchased, built and a goodly chunk of it is painted already:

It's definitely at odds with my usual lists, which invariably feature all sorts of units that are woefully inefficient for their points cost (notably my beloved Ogryns), and I was honestly surprised at how much I could cram into an 1850 list. 56 infantry, ten cavalry, 7 tanks and a flyer! ...Of course, that list presupposes I can actually FIT it all into my P.A.C.K Air. Might be I have to swap in more costly units, just to cut down on how much has to make the trip. Hah!

I would certainly appreciate comments and critiques of the list - pictures to follow after the gameon Saturday!


agemmanjw said...

I hope to see you there! I'm going as well, and my team (for the Team Tourney, of course) is running 'theme strong' with no illusions of winning. It's really just an excuse to see friends separated by massive tracts of geography come together for something we love to do.

Good luck and godspeed!

Colonel Scipio said...

That looks like a strong list! And of course a smashing army. Looking forward to hearing about it!

Lead Legion said...

Unusual list. Seems a bit quirky, but fairly strong too. My only two negative thoughts are that Psyker battle squads aren't what they used to be in 5th and Chimeras are very vulnerable in 6th. I only use them with outflanking stormtrooper squads these days.

Sir Tainly said...

Hoping to be there too, but in the team event!

Looks an interesting list you have there, I'll be interested to see how it does.