At my current store, a tournament is going down for the next six weeks. Two weeks of 500 pt games, two weeks of 750, and the last two weeks of 1000pt games.
The rules are, the first 500 pts. THey are PERMENANT, as in, the initial force, of 500, MUST be in the following games, those same units must be in the 750 pts games, and those that are added in the 750, must be in the 1000pt games.
Personally I have a thought of already some units I have currently, I played a 500pt battle today at my store, the entire player base did, to prepare.
Me: Archon-Agonizer, Shadowfield, splinter pistol
4 incubi retinue, in a Venom with 2 splinter cannon
5 kabalite warrior in a venom with two splinter cannon
7 Kabalite warrior
5 scourge, 3 splinter cannon
1 Ravager 3 Dark lance
Tyranid: Hive tyrant with upgrades
Special limited edition genestealer with unique genestealer units
a grip of termagaunts
(I'm not positive on how many units of each she had, the genestealer and the unique broodlord, but they were from a special box edition that had space marines too.)
Very straight forward and simple game, both venoms make it in second turn, firing from them and scourges killed hive tyrant before it was even in range with its psyker abilities, ravager mishaps, and then is placed near genestealers, who then charge it and destroy it, my archon and incubi charge genestealer and lord, archon kills 5 genestealer in the charge, incubi wounds the broodlord, after it killed 3 incubi, and game ended too easy.
I figure most my games won't wind up like this but my army consists of this so far. Bear in mind this is ALL i have, give me some thoughts on what units you think i should take for each point, remember that each higher point army, MUST include those in the previous lower point armies.
My list consists of:
Archon with Huskblade splinter pistol
Archon with Huskblade and Soul Trap
Archon with agonizer and blast pistol
Drazhar Master of Blades
x1 Klaivex with Klaive
x3 Dark Lance Trueborn
x3 Blaster Trueborn
x1 Dracon with Blast pistol and Agonizer
x12 Kabalite Warrior
x1 Syarbite with Splinter pistol
(bear in mind, Trueborn can still be just regular warriors.)
x1 Scourge with Shardcarbine
x3 Scourge with Splinter Cannon
x1 Solarite with Shardcarbine
x3 Venom all with 2 Splinter Cannon
x1 Razorwing Jetfighter with Disintegrator Cannons OR Dark Lance
x3 Ravager all with 3 Dark Lance
x1 Voidraven Bomber with Dark Scythe OR Void Lance
(RWJ and VRB can both have either interchangeable missiles.)
The list is basically non negotiable, I will not have time or money to buy units much less paint for game ready. ( I refuse to play units that aren't completely painted or assembled, its a pet peeve of mine.) But I would ask for some thoughts on what units to play in my 500 pt game, and those to add to the 500 pt to the 750 transition, and also to the 1000pt transition
Warlord and abilities may be interchanged, even abilities, but units in general are NOT (example-If I use an Archon, with a Huskblade in the 500 pt with a flickerfield, then in the 750 pt game, use an Archon with an agonizer and a shadowfield, thats OKAY, the general BASIC units must stay though.) I don't expect to be #1
in the tournament, but I do want to at least be a reckoning person to play.
Any thoughts or critiques are appreciated.