Journeymen Gunmage list
So i'm working on ideas for where to go with my journeymen league army, and I'm a fan of the gun mages, but unsure of how they'll preform.
This is what I had in mind for the 25 point level... thoughts? Suggestions?
Commander Coleman Stryker
Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team (3)
Arcane Tempest Gun Mages (6)
Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Officer
Thoughts on where to go from here?
They are a great tool box unit that can perform several different tasks due to their adaptability. Sniper helps them pick off solos and will allow Stryker to use his own snipe on something else, thunderbolt will really mess up your opponents charges, can add more KD, and just generally screw with their plans, and critical brutal damage can mess up light jacks. With the UA your opponet can't rely on stealth and can possibly marshal the charger to free up some focus on Stryker.
While the B13 is an amazing unit I think it may be a bit overkill on what both units can do unless you're going to see a ton of infantry at 25 points. I would drop the B13 for a few utility solos.
Destroyer of Worlds
I'm not sure about the rules of your Journeymen League, but are you allowed character upgrades/swaps at all? If so, I'd drop the Squire in order to upgrade the Ironclad to Ol'Rowdy. Rowdy = awesome.
As for ATGM & UA vs. B13, they're both great, and including both doesn't hurt. You may do well with other support pieces, like Arlan Strangeways & Pendrake, or Reinholt & JWC, but the B13 are super fun to use and rarely disappoint.
In the Journeyman you have to use the battle box weeks 1-5, week 6 is anything you want. I'm in week 1 and the ironclad is doing quite well.
As for solos bStryker has some good suggestions. Rienholdt is great with pStryker, and extra disruption pistol shot goes a long way as does the extra die for hitting with earthquake, and measuring between models. My 15 point list has him and eEiryss.
If you've got B13 I'd drop the gun mage officer. You've got True Sight with Lynch, and his Fire Beacon can grant it to everyone. Use those 2 points for Arlan, or Reinholdt + Stormsmith (Storm Call ignores everything that Mage Sight ignores).