I thought as a first post I would show off the list that we took to a doubles event over Summer. The goal with this army was to choose a theme that fitted the fighting style of our two legions and would look awesome on the battlefield.
We had gone through a couple of different variations of this army in tester games. Initially we had a second Raven Guard storm eagle, but this didn’t work very well and was relatively easy to shut down by forcing the fliers to jink. Eventually we settled on the army you see above which contained:
Korvide Deythuri – Legion Chaplain.
Brother Arthies – Apothecary.
Tactical Squad Nassori – 15 marines.
Tactical Squad Taedus – 15 marines.
Brother Kyaneus – Contemptor-Cortus.
Brother Yiraka – Contemptor-Cortus.
Pythian – Storm Eagle.
Velox- 10 Dark Furies.
Gnaeus Corbulo – Delegatus on Jetbike.
Equites Scutarii – 3 jetbikes.
Equites Clibanarii – 4 jetbikes.
Apergion & Skotonei – javelin land speeders.
Equites Mauri – 3 land speeders.
Equites Lanciarii – 2 land speeders.
Balistarius – Fire Raptor gunship.
Equites Sagittarii – 5 sky slayers with plasma cannons.
I ran the Sky Hunter Phalanx right of war because you don’t see it very often and yet it fits the Emperor’s Children way of fighting perfectly. It took some getting used to playing and I learnt that holding some units in reserve definitely helped. Gaining outflank thanks to the rite of war was awesome, I would move my jetbike heavy support squad off the first turn only for it to arrive in the enemy’s flank turn 2 and open up in the side of our opponent. In one game they managed to destroy both a Sicaran Arcus and a regular Sicaran thanks to this tactic!
We struggled against an Iron Warriors/Sons of Horus team that had a lot of artillery and intercepting Iron Havocs but had a surprising win against a Space Wolves/Death Guard pairing all in land raiders. The land speeders with multi-melta and graviton guns proved deadly at opening up the land raiders only to have the Raven Guard mop up the infantry and hold the objectives.
We played 4 games with this army over the course of the tournament, winning 2 and losing 2. As the army was a bit of a scalpel rather than a sledgehammer we were really happy with this result, and is probably a good representation of the army strength. We were also delighted to be voted most sporting team on the day! Overall it was a fantastic event and we are really looking forward to the Great Crusade Weekend in December!