Friday Night List - Ultramarines & Custodes vs T'au - 1500

 On Friday I managed to get my first 1500 point game in a long old while, this time vs T'au.

While my opponent and I got a few T'au rules wrong (terrain hopping isnt a thing now!), the game was fun. 

We played the Ascension mission out of Chapter Approved - and I fell in love with this straight away! 

The castle breaks ranks

Running through the trenches.

It was interesting to write a list for 1500 points, those missing 500 points off my usual list kept me planning for a while longer, and I may need to consider how I improve this moving forward. 

Anyway, onto the list:  

++ Battalion Detachment +3CP (Imperium - Space Marines) [69 PL, 1195pts]
++ ++

+ HQ [12 PL, 193pts] +

Librarian [6 PL, 98pts]: Force sword [8pts], Storm bolter [2pts]

Primaris Captain [6 PL, 95pts]: Master-crafted auto bolt rifle [4pts], Power sword [4pts], The Santic Halo, Warlord - Adept of the Codex

+ Troops [19 PL, 311pts] +

Intercessor Squad [5 PL, 90pts]: Bolt rifle, 4x Intercessor [72pts], Intercessor Sergeant [18pts]

Intercessor Squad [5 PL, 90pts]: Bolt rifle, 4x Intercessor [72pts], Intercessor Sergeant [18pts]

Tactical Squad [9 PL, 131pts]
. 5x Space Marine [65pts]
. Space Marine Sergeant [28pts]: Bolt pistol, Chainsword, Combi-plasma [15pts] . Space Marine w/Heavy Weapon [38pts]: Missile launcher [25pts]

+ Elites [5 PL, 69pts] +

Primaris Ancient [5 PL, 69pts]

Relic Sicaran Battle Tank [14 PL, 185pts]: Heavy bolter [10pts] . Two heavy bolters [20pts]: 2x Heavy bolter [20pts]

+ Heavy Support [17 PL, 315pts] +

Hellblaster Squad [8 PL, 165pts]: Plasma incinerator [75pts] . 4x Hellblaster [72pts] . Hellblaster Sergeant [18pts]: Bolt pistol

Mortis Dreadnought [8 PL, 119pts]
. Two assault cannons [44pts]: 2x Assault cannon [44pts]

Predator [9 PL, 150pts]: Predator autocannon [40pts], Two Heavy Bolters [20pts]

+ Dedicated Transport [16 PL, 307pts] +

Repulsor [16 PL, 307pts]: 2x Fragstorm Grenade Launchers [8pts], 2x Storm Bolters [4pts], Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon [36pts], Ironhail Heavy Stubber [6pts], 2x Krakstrom Grenade Launcher [8pts], Onslaught Gatling Cannon [16pts], Storm bolter [2pts], Twin heavy bolter [17pts]

++ Total: [91 PL, 1499pts] ++

Army Thoughts
So this list is very shooty, without too much in the way of combat ( a problem for my Ultramarine lists to be honest!)

Limited to only 2 detachments for 1500 points it made choosing that detachment all the more important. 

Its a little light on bodies unfortunately, and could struggle with some factions that appear in its face, but I think for a nice to play intro army this isn't terrible.

Its a good challenge write 1500 points instead of 2,000 - less toys make it a little more rock / paper / scissors but you can plan and build in for it.