40k Qualifier 2014 7th edition format:
- 1500 points
- Battleforged Rules:
- One "Combined arms detachment," and
- Up to one of the Following: a) Another combined arms detachment b) An allied detachment c) A single formation
- Stronghold assault not allowed
- The following list of Fortifications are allowed: Aegis line, Bastion, Skyshield, Fortress of Redemption.
- Forgeworld is not allowed.
- Lords of War are not allowed.
Given the inclusion of a super heavy, I expect to see a few armies - one is the Imperial Knights (got that covered). I also expect to see Necrons, probably with a lot of flyers (so I need a way to neutralize that). I also expect that there will be some Eldar or Dark Eldar with lances and haywire grenades. (This store is out of town, so I don't really know the meta, although I know at least one plays Dark Eldar). An IG tank line could also be a problem, although I calculate that, from the shield side (and most tank / gun lines are not very mobile), it would take 36 LasCannon shots do kill an Imperial Knight (part of the calculation that led me to get one for this tournament).
I have enough IG and Space Marines that I can field either to support the Imperial Knight. The Imperial Knight worlds have "met-at-arms" which are compared to IG planetary defense forces, and they also mention mounted troops (several groups of bikers with power lances and "knight" heads would look pretty cool too (assuming I convert and paint them all - which I am tempted to do, except that the actual FoB Tournament will allow Stronghold Assault and Lords of War, so I am not sure that I will use the same army, assuming I win the qualifiers).
For the points, I am leaning toward IG, only because I can take 2 flyers, and still have lots of units (but they are IG - I like IG stories and background, but I am more used to player mech and / or power armor... Decisions....