I've gone crazy. Instead of taking my Menoth to Diecon, which I am most competent with, I have decided to give my Mercs a go. A) Because I want to learn to use them better to integrate them into my Menoth and B) because I just wanna have a good time. I have been toying with the Idea of pMags theme because I want to get more use out of my Idrians. My core list is basically where I want it but I do have some concerns.
2 min Halbs
full Idrians + UA
full Longgunners +UA
1 extra point
My plan is to cycle snipe between the 2 units. The gunners will hang back and double tap, the Idrians will gun and run around the flank. My issue is, I HATE HAVING POINTS LEFT!!! I feel it is bad mojo. My thoughts to fix this would mean dropping to T3 and losing the free upkeeps. It is doable in theory, but makes things a little less flexible.
Swap 1 Ren for Nomad. Solid target for TM and another heavy is nice.
Swap Ren and Orin for Rover. ++To above reason.
Swap Orin for Buccaneer. Can KD Mags to keep him safe.
Play a point short sissy-boy.
I like the T4 bonus. I like 2 Renegades. But I feel another heavy would be a nice addition for the Hardcore format. I feel this army really needs to control the speed of the game a bit, so I should have time to cast, but is things get out of hand I have tough choices to make.
I would also appreciate thoughts on solo selection. Saxon does not seem to necessary as the Idrians are the only unit I see charging and they have pathfinder. Kell is a option for sniping solos and models, but Gorman is just the man and Orin can be a little flexible.
Thanks for the input.