Hey all! New to here, as a poster, but been reading as a guest for awhile. I am a long time 40k player (started when 3rd hit and been a DE guy ever since) and have played nearly every army at some point or another throughout my GW career. In the last 6 months or so though, I have sold away everything but my DE and started a Corsair force.
I love the idea and the units and such behind the Corsairs, but have been struggling really badly to be competitive with them (while simultaneously dissuading everyone of their notions that FW is over-powered
). I've probably gotten about a dozen games with them and have only won once. Now I understand that there is a learning curve to every army and losing is a part of the game sure, but I am really struggling to even play a "fun" game where I'm not getting rolled. I have had great success with my DE and can win consistently with them so I don't feel this is entirely a failing on my part as a player. I guess what I'm seeking here is some advice from the community. How have your Corsairs fared in 6th? What are some units that are must haves? What are never takes? WHat can I do with what I own to make them more competitive on our 4x6 battlefields?
Here's what I own so you can get an idea of the toolbox I have to work with;
Prince - Wing, PW/Saber, Fusion Pistol
Void Dreamer - Witchblade
Harlequins x10 (Master, Seer and Jester, 4x Kiss, 2x Fusion Pistol)
Warp Spiders x10
Fire Dragons x6 (Firepike Exarch)
Corsairs x10 - Jetpacks, EML x2
Corsairs x10 - Jetpacks, Fusion Gun x2, Felarch w/ Fusion Pistol
Corsairs x10 Shuriken Cannon x2, Flamer x2
Corsair Jetbikes x6 - Felarch / Fusion Pistol
Wasp Assault Walkers x3 - Scatter Laser x6
Corsair Falcon x2 - Shuriken Cannon, Scatter Laser
Hornet x2 - Pulse Laser x4
Nightwing Interceptor x2
Night Spinner - Shuriken Cannon
Warp Hunter x2 - Shuriken Cannon
In my area 2000 points is the norm. I have fought Orks, Necrons, Black Templars, Chaos, Tyranids, Space Wolves and Grey Knights in y dozen or so battles and my only win with them has been against Codex: Space Marines.
A typical list for me has had either of the HQ's. Dragons if I use the Prince, Spiders if I use the Dreamer. Both Jetpack Squads, occasionally a 5 man Falcon squad, the bikes, Wasps, Hornets, both Nightwings and the Warp Hunters.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. I'm not looking to make a win at all costs list, I just want to be competitive so I can have some fun winning or losing and not feel so one-sided. I really don't wanna give up on the Corsair idea but i need to figure something out.
Thanks for looking and I look forward to hearing from you all.