eStryker 25pt Highlander format list--with Finn!
Finn was one of the first individual models I bought for Warmachine (the rest being eBay lots). His sculpt is cool. His fluff is cool. His point cost, not so cool. I've always wanted to field him but never quite found the proper way to do so.
My group just fired up a Highlander tournament tier, and the oddball rules (1 of each model type, no duplicates) made me consider finally putting Finn on the table. Leading him is eStryker, another model that I've owned for years and never fielded. I'd love your opinion on this 25pt list.
The idea is for the Centurian to run up, Positive Charged, and plant itself with the "no charge" shield active. This frees up focus for the Hunter and Defender to blast away each turn. The B13 and Finn are anti-infantry; if the opponent doesn't have anything that could be damaged by Finn's peashooter he'll chuck smoke bombs for the 13th to hide inside (thanks to Prowl from Watts, they'll have Stealth).
The Defender charges in with its Cortex-wrecking hammer when things get mixed up, getting an extra lick in during feat turn. The Hunter, Finn, B13, and eStryker are all potential assassins. Hopefully the opponent will be sick of all the gunplay and overcommit too early (running to engage the Centurian, since they're unable to charge).
Thoughts? Am I nuts? Any other ideas for a 25pt Highlander list? I have most models and casters (though nothing more new than a Storm Strider).
Bonus factor to consider: we're playing a timed tournament format, so lists with a ton of models or a bunch of funky rules just won't work. So alas, full units of Stormblades with full Storm Gunners are too slow-to-play. Swift turns are key.
Alternative list is replacing B13 with minimum unit of Sword Knights, and replacing Finn with Journeyman Warcaster (to buff the Centurian to crazy Arm, and to take over the Defender).
Having the sk ua pronto the centurion up the field would probably be pretty effective, especially if you bring runewood (eStryker loves runewood) so they can reform around it. Brick up and go to town!
I'd also suggest dropping the defender for rowdy.