OK, so I'm looking to update my Ordo Xenos force for 9th Edition. This is made up of Imperial Guard, Deathwatch and an Ordo Xenos Inquisitor.
I'm mainly just trying to get a force on the table, made up of models I already have painted. I'm happy to make some tweaks, though don't want to buy / paint too much to get this force ready.
Here's the list:
2,000 point Ordo Xenos army - 7CP
Imperial Guard Battalion
Ordo Xenos Inquisitor - Psyker with Force Sword and Needle Pistol
Colonel 'Iron Hand' Straken
Company Commander with plasma pistol and power sword
3 Infantry Squads with plasma guns and bolters for the sergeants
1 Infantry Squad with plasma guns, no bolter sarge (with the bolter I'm 1 point over the points limit!)
1 Minitorum Priest
2 x Veterans with shotguns and 3 meltaguns
1 Heavy Weapons Squad with 3 Autocannons
3 Chimeras - For the 2 Veteran squads and the Crusaders led by the Inquisitor
Militarum Tempestus Battalion
43rd Iotan Dragons
Tempestor Prime with Tempestus Command Rod
4 x Militarum Tempestus Scions squads with 2 plasma guns in each squad
Deathwatch Patrol Detachment
Librarian with bolt pistol and force stave
5 Veterans with combi-meltas
5 Terminators - 2 with a pair of lightning claws and 3 with Thunder Hammer and Storm Shields
1 Drop Pod for the Veterans with the Librarian
I'm not 100% convinced by this force though like I say I'm partly influenced by the models I have ready painted.
The plan is to hold my deployment zone with the Infantry Squads and other static units. I'm aware that 4 Infantry Squads won't be able to withstand much punishment, though the Militarum Tempestus and Deathwatch can deploy where they're needed most. The 2 Veteran Squads and Crusaders are mounted in Chimeras so are relatively mobile too.
Some of my own thoughts:
6 Infantry Squads (as opposed to 4) might hold the line a bit better. Would mean me painting quite a few extra troops though.
I was tempted to make some space for a small unit of Bullgryns. It fits the fluff of my army, though I don't own any Bullgryn models yet.
I have a Valkyrie already painted, though I didn't think it really fit in this army.
I don't really want a Deathwatch Librarian in this army, though I guess I need at least 1 HQ
and this seemed as good an HQ
as any to take.
Well, I'll stop rambling now. Any comments are gratefully received