So, as you all know, this has been a pretty rough month for me. I'll be traveling to Chicago this weekend, but not to attend Adepticon to play Fantasy as I planned, but for more somber circumstances. I hope everyone going has a great weekend and has plenty of good luck. My money is on Xaereth to win in 40k and Rhellion to crush face in the Fantasy championships. Don't let me down!
I was thinking about the rest of the year and planning out my tournament attendance. June and July are my big months for cycling in terms of racing. Pretty much all my races will be packed into those two months until the State Championships in October. So From August -October I'm free. 'Ard Boyz prelims is early August and Semis in mid-September, assuming I make the Semis, ofcourse. So basically, late August is looking like the best time to attend a tournament, which is perfect for NOVA. So right now, I'm seriously considering it. I have a buddy who lives within walking distance of the tournament location, so that is ideal too. I should know this week if that is happening.
I've been following Laeroth's blog and his development of a 2k Templar list for the NOVA, and I've come to some very similar conclusions as him regarding Templars at that points level. So I made a list. It has a bit less gunline firepower, but it trades that for increased forward movement ability and a bit more resiliency. and combat punch. I feel like with every match having five objectives puts an enormous pressure on your to have a list that can project units downfield while also camping strongly in your side of the board.
So here is my first draft a NOVA list.
EC with AAC - 140
5x Terminators with Cyclones, Tank Hunters -255
4x Landspeeder Typhoons -280
4x5x Initiates w/ Meltagun in TLLC Razorback with Smoke and Extra Armor Searchlights -756
2x5 Initiates with Lascannon -190
3x Predator Destructors w/ LC sponsons and Searchlights -378
Total = 1,999
I kinda like it. My initial thoughts is if the meltaguns suck, or it turns out I don't need to move those units into the midfield, I can direct swap them for missile launchers and turn it into more of a list that plans to be a gunline. The Terminators are a lot of points, but I feel they are needed to keep doofuses from just running amok in my back lines. Thoughts?
Who knows, maybe by August I'll have a Grey Knights 2k list I'm more excited about.