Tuesday Night Fight! Iron Hands Demi Company vs. Dark Eldar!

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We’ve got a fun one for you, tonight! An Iron Hands Demi-Company vs. Dark Eldar! Mech on mech action, speed vs. durability! Watch the replay, here.

Iron Hands Gladius Strike Force

Iron Hands 1850pts
Unit Description Size Cost
Demi Company
Chaplain Auspex, M.Bomb 1 100
Tactical Marines M.Gun, M.Launcher, M.Bomb 10 170
Tactical Marines M.Gun, M.Launcher, M.Bomb 10 170
Tactical Marines M.Gun, M.Launcher, M.Bomb 10 170
Land Speeder Typhoons Typhoons 3 210
Grav Centurions Grav x 3, Omnispex 3 250
Land Raider Spearhead
Land Raider M.Melta 1 260
Land Raider M.Melta 1 260
Land Raider Crusader M.Melta 1 260
Totals 40 1850



Dark Eldar

Dark Eldar CAD
Llahmen 1
Venom Splinter Cannon 1
Kabalite Warrior 5
Venom Splinter Cannon 1
Kabalite Warrior 5
Venom Splinter Cannon 1
Fast Attack
Razorwing Jetfighter Two Dark Lances, Splinter Cannon 1
Razorwing Jetfighter Two Dark Lances, Splinter Cannon 1
Heavy Support
Corpse Thief Claw Ichor Injector 1
Eldar CAD
Autarch Skyrunner, Fusion Gun 1
Windriders Scatter Laser x3 3
Windriders Scatter Laser x3 3
Lord Of War
Wraithknight Scatter Laser x2, Ghost Glave 1


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21 Responses to “Tuesday Night Fight! Iron Hands Demi Company vs. Dark Eldar!”

  1. Dbiesto September 22, 2015 7:41 pm #

    Frankie, since you admitted to not having enough anti tank weapons would replacing the scatter lasers for lances on the wraith knight be good or is it too much remaking of your list? Since wraith knights seem hard to kill, could be really reliable early on.I think you could probably handle 1+ land raider either way. Noticed you only have 2 units in your army to take out heavy tanks tho.

    • Jet September 23, 2015 5:21 am #

      I see the only issue is that two bright lances is not enough to consider remaking the list for. If he had to remake the list it would be totally with anti armor in mind.

      • Reecius
        Reecius September 23, 2015 8:30 am #

        He also rolled snake eyes on reserves for his Razorwings, which would hurt the Land Raiders (although admittedly, wouldn’t be super good at it). His list does have a weakness vs. armor.

      • Dbiesto September 23, 2015 8:40 am #

        Ya, Frankies list is definitely solid. I haven’t heard of even dual land raiders being competitive normally, but a new edition brings new possibilities. The new way objectives work this edition, Reece might be on to something with heavy defense. Would be crazy if ppl start winning tournaments again, used to run 3 land raiders with Blood Angels, games were fun making them crack my turtles with only 1-3 units able to.

        • Dbiesto September 23, 2015 8:41 am #

          Back in 5th

        • Reecius
          Reecius September 23, 2015 9:04 am #

          I would say it is a solid tier 2 list concept. A lot of armies in the meta now actually struggle with AV14.

          • bogalubov September 23, 2015 9:30 am

            With all the grav out there there’s just a huge risk that the land raiders wouldn’t be exploded but would just sit in one place all game making mean faces at the enemy out of reach of objectives.

          • Reecius
            Reecius September 23, 2015 9:32 am

            That’s the thing with this formatoin: you ignore all damage results other than explodes so long as they are near one another. So, Grav would have to actually roll 4, 6’s to take one out. It’s pretty solid, plus if you have a Techmarine or two floating around, they’d be able to fix them, too.

          • Dbiesto September 23, 2015 11:07 am

            Wow, they really are bringing back land raiders then. I guess if rhinos were metal boxes, these raiders are titanium. Are vanguard still extremely powerful? Imagine /910 of them popping out to defend the land raider with that chaplain #damn I think that would be brutal.

          • Reecius
            Reecius September 23, 2015 2:38 pm

            Vanguard are not bad, there are better options, though. Assault Cents and TH/SS termies hit much harder.

          • Dbiesto September 23, 2015 2:56 pm

            If a new chaos codex doesn’t drop by this time next year, I’m really tempted to run a similar list, if no Xenos books appeal to me by then. It’s cool land raiders can be used again, never seen it happen til now.

  2. Deuce11 September 23, 2015 7:58 am #

    Awesome lists. I cannot wait to watch!

  3. WrentheFaceless September 23, 2015 5:08 pm #

    You guys dont stream Thursdays anymore correct?

  4. iNcontroL September 23, 2015 8:11 pm #

    #4 on strategic is not night attacker it is +1 to seize and reroll reserves.
    Also yes GCs can go up levels.. Can even be deployed there.

  5. bigpig September 23, 2015 11:48 pm #

    Fun list. I do like it. Don’t sell it short. This does have some potential as a meta breaker because of the AV14 action. Throw an inferno cannon on those for the anti battle company action

    • bigpig September 23, 2015 11:54 pm #

      PS I forget the damn doctrine all the time too. Really need to work on that. Played a local tourney last weekend and told myself going in to remember… .guess what happened 🙂

  6. Ragnulf September 24, 2015 1:38 pm #

    new codex corrected the iron hands chapter tactics to only include dreadnoughts I believe.

  7. Archon-Kalafex September 24, 2015 3:04 pm #

    I really enjoyed watching this with the semi-hardcore lists. Perhaps it would be cool to alternate from the super-comp lists to the more casual lists every other week for some hard narrative forging goodness. 🙂

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 24, 2015 3:10 pm #

      Absolutely! It is fun to play more laid back lists, although, Frankie’s army is pretty damn nasty, actually.

      • Archon-Kalafex September 24, 2015 6:15 pm #

        Oh yea, the Deldar combo is pretty vicious for sure. I ran something similar to this for a little bit and found out the hard way that the Corpse Thief really doesn’t like a psycher star with force weapons. Lol

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