For reasons that I cannot understand, there's a local 1850 tourney using Highlander rules that one of my best skumgrods (Ork-Speek for favored opponent) is going to and as asked me to playtest against him. (I find strange that a local tourney is
, I mean borrowing the Adepticon rules for an event that happens right after Adepticon, I mean won’t naff WaaC players just use the army lists that win Adepticon?)
For those unfamiliar with the Highlander format here’s a linkywww.adepticon.org/wpfiles/2015/201540Khighlander.pdf
He’s going to be playtesting against me with his current contender armies: SM, IG, and Eldar (which he’s already asked to borrow a unit of my Jetbikes and Rangers for, so I know two of his troop choices). Since he’ll be giving me a proper Adepticon styled day of gaming against 3 different lists/races, it’s only fitting that I craft a list that is equally all comers and built to kill. I want any/all advice on how to give his forces that proper fight that he can expect at a cut throat tourney.
Tyrant Node Formation
Tyrant w/Stranglethorn and Miasma Cannon, 3 Tyrant Guard, 3 Venomthrope
5 Warriors (1 w/VC), 30 Termas (10 w/Devos), Tervigon, 26 Horma, 3 Deepstrike Rippers
3 Hive Guard
3 Biovores, Sporocyst, Tyrannocyte
I feel like the tactics are fairly straightforward with this list, but I'll put it out anyway. Quazi castle of the Tyrant, Venomthrope, Warriors, gaunts+gants and possibly the Hive Guard, moving up utilizing as much terrain as possible, while in the heaviest and hopefully LoS blocking terrain put an objective and the Biovores with the Prime. Infiltrate the Sporocyst onto an objective in heavy cover midfield, probably a flank that hopefully provides some LoS block, and of course the deep strike Objective Grab and opponent disruption with the Rippers, Gargoyles, and the Cyte with Tervi.
Thanks in advance for the comments!