This Saturday I'll be playing in a small tournament at my local shop. I feel confident in my list against most armies. I am however 0-2 against my buddy's drop pod Space Wolves. For those not familiar, Blackmane's are a core from the Wolves unleashed book that grants the Wolves free drop pods (that ALL arrive on turn 1) and rerolls in combat to blood claws. He pairs this core with scouts, Wulfen with hammer and shield, and deep striking heavy flamer speeders.
My list is a dark artisan formation, a grotesquery, 4 venoms, 6 sqauds of 3 reavers with caltrops and heat lance, and a lone ravager with triple lance.
The venoms and reavers squads have been eaten up by flamers from the Blood Claws every game and it's cost me board control and with so much jinking after his first turn my damage has been far to low to handle his squads before the Wulfen arrive to hammer my grotesquery. Also, getting rid of 8 drop pods has been a challenge as AV 12 isn't the easily handled after the reavers are gone