Ok, so the guys over at Warhammer world, Warhammer TV and the Facebook page have all been saying that we shouldn't compare lists from 7th Edition to 8th Edition.
However I haven't been able to get a game in today due to toddler restrictions, so I decided instead at my first opportunity to rewrite the last (and to be fair only) list I wrote for 7th Edition.
What is the list I hear you say? Well, you can see the original article here, or you can just look below....
Captain - Power Sword & Combi-Weapon
Command Squad (5 Plasma Guns) + Drop Pod
Contemptor Dreadnoughts (2 Strong, Khere's Assault Cannon)
Tactical Squad (Plasma Gun + Rocket Launcher)
Tactical Squad (Flamer + Rocket Launcher) + Drop Pod
Tactical Squad (Flamer + Heavy Bolter) + Drop Pod
Assault Bike Squad (3 Strong, Multi-Melta)
Devastator Centurion Squad (3 Strong, 2 Lascannons, 2 Rocket Launchers, 1 Heavy Bolter, 1 Hurricane Bolter) + Landraider (dedicated transport)
This list used to fit into the Demi-Battle Company detachment for all its benefits (note I didn't say Battle company....)
It rocked in at 1850 points, and went 1 W, 1 D, 1 L. Yeah, not amazing but it was charity thing and me getting back into the game with what I had, fluffy I thought though!
So how does this stack up in the new edition?
Well first up lets look at what Battlefield roles I have.
HQ - 1 (Captain)
Elites - 3 (Contemptor x 2, Company Veterans was the Command Squad)
Troops - 3 (Tactical Squad)
Fast Attack - 1 (Attack Bike Squad)
Heavy Support - 2 (Devastator Centurion, Landraider)
Dedicated Transport - 3 (Drop Pods)
So this means that my army has to be part of a Vanguard detachment granting me +1 CP, for a total 4 (3 for being battle forged, 1 for Vanguard detachment).
Points, well here is a real switcheroo... this list is has gone from 1850 points to 2302 points a 25% increase.
A chunk of that comes from how much more a Landraider (42% increase) & Drop pods (300% increase).
One of the winning units is the Contemptor Dreadnought that has an 11% decrease in it's points.
Now we compared this to my brothers list from the same game, he nets out (mainly as he has more vehicles) to 35% increase in points.
This list rocks in at a modest 117 power... no idea how that will stack up moving forward but its a starting value at least!
We do plan on giving this a go as a game of 8th once we are used to the points to see how it plays out (I will need to find 200 points from somewhere.... maybe something with a P at the beginning of the name?!).
All in all this was a fun task, and now means I have a pre-written list ready to rock, (it may even be good, although at a crazy points & power level!)