First real post in the forum - I've been lurking for a while soaking up the vast wealth of knowledge on here and posting the occasional army list but felt it was finally time to speak up. Thank you to everyone for all the resources you've provided because they've been absolutely invaluable!
Anyway it's been years since I've actually played a game of 40k but have been casually collecting in the interim and am now trying to figure out a good way to bring some of my models to the table. I love the character of the DE units almost across the board, leaving the problem of cool stuff ADD when it comes to unit selection. Repetition of a just a few effective units isn't something I can bring myself to do! Now I really have my mind set on reavers, beasts, and taloi and have been trying to find a way to bring them all together in a list that's still relatively competitive.
With the models I currently have I was thinking something along the lines of a full units of reavers, a full unit of beasts + baron, a couple taloi, 3 blaster warrior squads in venoms and a medium sized wych squad in raider. Now at 1500 points that leaves just enough points to add in a ravager (which I would have to buy).
My question is, with only 4 other vehicles on the board does that make any sense? From what I've read ravagers really need other targets to occupy enemy AT or they don't stand a chance - especially if there's only one of them. With so many points tied up in the beasts/reavers more transport based units aren't really an option. I was hoping the beasts and taloi would provide enough target saturation, but I still wonder does a single ravager have any place in such an army? And if not what other options are there (if any) for some long range AT on turn 1?
Anyway hope I'm not being too demanding - looking forward to contributing more as I get some actual experience and move beyond mere theoretical wanderings! And of course thanks for your help.