Greetings, all. I was playing my 50 point eHaley list tonight against some Trolls, and needless to say, I lost. This is the second game in a row that I've lost to a Hordes army with 2+ heavy warbeasts. This time it was an Earthborn Dire Troll, and a Dire Troll Mauler. Last time, it was against Legion with Typhon, a Ravagor (Think thats the name), and a Sereph. My list seems to do pretty well against Warmachine, but Hordes seems to keep getting me. Here is my 50 point list:
Precursor Knights w/UA (Full)
Now, I've read several places that Stormblades should be able to handle enemy heavies. They've done pretty decent against Warjacks, but if they don't take out an enemy warbeast, the warlock usually heals the beast enough to be a threat, and then the beast decimates the unit. Even my Stormclad has some trouble taking on some warbeasts, and if it doesn't kill the beast, then the Stormclad usually follows the 'Blades. The Cyclone isn't exactly a heavy hitter, so it isn't doing me a lot of good on that front.
So, I'm really thinking that having another 'actual' heavy may be a good idea. Initially, I'm thinking either a Hammersmith or Centurion. Maybe Ol'Rowdy. Perhaps dropping either the Stormblades or Precursors, I'm not sure which. Both are fairly good against opposing infantry, but I'm liking that I can draw line of sight through the PKs.
I'm pretty sure that I'll be dropping the Cyclone for a Storm Strider as soon as I'm able to get one. That would give me some more ranged punch, and the electro-leap lets it be pretty decent at tearing through some units.
I know that a lot of advice will probably suggest that I find a way to add in the Piper or Jr to make the Stormblades more survivable, but it hasn't been overly beneficial in the situations I've been in. This is the list that I'm working on for an upcoming SR2012 tournament coming up. Maybe I should play this more against Warmachine and come up with another list against Hordes. Thoughts?