I like it best at 2k, of course. Even then I want to use more toys than there's room for.
My multiple list building exercises has led me to think of building 3 patrols of descending number and footprint. My go-to would be Kabalites taking up the most with ~3 packed Raiders, 2-3 Ravagers, Venom with an Archon and Sslyth/Lhamean > Prophets with 1-2 Grots (4-6 fuglies) and 2-3 Taloi, 1 venom Wrack > Red Grief Succs and her cheerleaders (that's literally it).
Or flip the pyramid so you're relying on one thing for less than the others