Bard’s Astra Militarum League List | Warhammer 40,000 List Analysis

Avatar The Chef February 23, 202332  43 32 Likes

YouTube video

Bard seeks Vengeance for Cadia and League Season 1 as he dons his tread head with a fearsome Tank Company style list! Join him as he discusses what he will be bringing to the League’s Second Season, as well as the thinking behind his selections and Secondaries!

00:00 Intro
01:28 Regimental Doctrine – Born Soldiers
02:26 Heavy Support – Leman Russ Battle Tanks
04:47 Heavy Support – Rogal Dorn Battle Tank
07:54 Fast Attack – Rough Riders
09:53 Troops – Infantry Squad
10:11 HQ – Cadian Castellan
10:57 HQ – Tank Commanders
13:53 Secondaries
12:23 Orders and List Thoughts
13:55 Kill Secondary Options
14:20 Inflexible Command
16:10 By Lasgun and Bayonet
17:10 The Pesky Third Choice
19:09 Final Thoughts

🎥 Want even more Tabletop Tactics videos? Check out our website and sign up for On Demand!

🏆 Make sure to follow along with the League Rankings!

(Spoiler Warning! The Rankings are updated the day after every release, so don’t read it until you’ve watched the game!)

📖 Learn the ways of war with our in depth Tactical Guides!

🎲 Like to roll in style? Tabletop Tactics Merchandise

🛒 For all your hobby and gaming needs, visit Tabletop Tactics’ sponsors Element Games

🗺 Game Mats provided by gamemat.eu

🎵 All music is licensed with artists credited at the end of the video

The Army List (watch the video for discussion and tactics though!)

Astra Militarum

Regimental Doctrine: Born Soldiers
Arks of Omen Compulsory Choice: Heavy Support
Starting CP: 3

+ HQ +

Cadian Castellan: Warlord- Superior Tactical Training (Mechanised Orders)
Chainsword, Laspistol

Tank Commander: Officer Cadre- Master Tactician, Relic- Gatekeeper
Leman Russ Battle Cannon, 3x Heavy Bolter, Armoured Tracks

Tank Commander: Executioner Plasma Cannon, 3x Heavy Flamer, Armoured Tracks, Dozer Blade

+ Troops +

10x Infantry Squad

+ Fast Attack +

5x Attilan Rough Riders:
Rough Rider Sergeant: Hunting Lance
4x Rough Rider: Hunting Lance

5x Attilan Rough Riders:
Rough Rider Sergeant: Hunting Lance
4x Rough Rider: Hunting Lance

+ Heavy Support +

Leman Russ Battle Tanks
3x Leman Russ Battle Tank: Executioner Plasma Cannon, 3x Heavy Flamer, Armoured Tracks

Leman Russ Battle Tanks
3x Leman Russ Battle Tank: Executioner Plasma Cannon, 3x Heavy Bolter, Armoured Tracks

Rogal Dorn Battle Tank: Tank Ace- Knight of Piety, Armoured Tracks
Oppressor Cannon & Co-axial Autocannon, Castigator Gatling Cannon, 2x Heavy Bolter, 2x Meltagun

++ Total: 2,000pts ++



Subscribe
Notify of
43 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Sonny Govus
Lodge Warrior Member
Sonny Govus
11 months ago

This is a savage list!!! Get in there Bard rooting for you mate!
TALLY HO!!!!

Dale Johnson
Dale Johnson
11 months ago

Bard is going to be a problem! 💥

Matt Hall
Matt Hall
11 months ago

Scary list young Bard,I think the Rogal Dorn is one of GW’s best tanks everything seems right the weapons, points, and the model feels the right size for a big tank.The super heavys are brilliant but the models are so big can’t do much movement in game not that they really need to just seems a shame.

Last edited 11 months ago by Matt Hall
James Tildesley
James Tildesley
11 months ago

Looks great Bard, can’t wait to see how you get on. We’re you tempted to lean into Kasrkin at any point? I’ve heard they’re pretty tasty! Best of luck old bean!

James Balestrini
Lodge Member
James Balestrini
11 months ago

I love the optimism of your list especially basing it on rolling 6’s to auto wound. Best of luck.

Tobi
Tobi
1 year ago

Can’t wait to see the league start! Very interesting list, especially as i would expect more “boots on the ground” in a Guard list. Secondaries fit well with the list, but maybe a little few obsec for 9th.
But man i am rooting for the Guard. Tally ho!

Nils Martin
Nils Martin
1 year ago

“Tanks for watching”
I see what you did there.

Yann
Lodge Member
1 year ago

now that is a list I would not like to play against!!! can’t wait to see it in action 🙂

Jiří Dokoupil
1 year ago

Worry not children of the Emperor, for he blesses the Guard with the might of the plasma. TALLY HO!!

James Thistleton
Lodge Member
1 year ago

Onwards Nobel steeds!!! Sounds awesome dude! Best of luck!!!

Christopher Krueger
Lodge Member
Christopher Krueger
1 year ago

Great list Bard, so many shots, something has to hit. Now let’s hope you actually make some saves. 🤣

I know you guys can’t make videos on a whim, but do we really need a 6 week run up to the League?

Adrián Perez Martínez
Lodge Member
Adrián Perez Martínez
1 year ago

Tally ho!! I would normally go with Chef and his Thousand sons… but since he won last time i will support the brave men of the guard and their Bard.

Christopher Curtis
1 year ago

Very well thought out list. Definitely has a plan going in that feels much more concise than some of the other league lists. That have more scary combos over let the list work and score points by doing the work. Think it’ll be a very tough one to shut down on scoring. The extra vp for blowing stuff off objectives is definitely a powerful secondary even if you can’t immediately reclaim the objective. I think merging the rough riders into a block of 10 and going for sledge hammer blows and more wounds in the unit will probably get more… Read more »

Michael Whiffin
Lodge Member
Michael Whiffin
1 year ago

Oh Bard. You took my request. And you ran with that beautiful thing. Emperor bless you Sir!

Tormund the Brute
1 year ago

Stunt on them fools…

Jayce Wilde
Lodge Member
Jayce Wilde
1 year ago

Awesome list, Bard! I was very curious to see where you would take it. My only suggestion is maybe replacing one of the rough rider squads with 2 heavy weapons teams with mortars. The list seems to have a real ‘models hiding behind a wall’ problem.

Looking forward to seeing how it does in the league!

Humphrey_Appleby
Lodge Member
1 year ago

Thanks James you single handedly saved my interest in the league especially after the traitor Beard chose the CANCER.
I love the list, tank heavy, having been trained as a professional tank soldier myself seeing tanks crushing enemies fills my heart with joy.
Having a single Vanquisher or 2 would help with those pesky invuls though. Especially vs the traitor and his stunties.

BUT, for the love of the Emperor please, pretty please at least try some different dice.

Last edited 1 year ago by Humphrey_Appleby
Thomas How
Thomas How
1 year ago

Bard, you’ve clearly thought this through really well and I’ll be rooting for you!
Tally Ho!
Here’s hoping you can roll those 6s outside of morale checks, eh 😉

Wael Riad
Lodge Member
1 year ago

Go Bard, I didn’t know you are a Tau player at heart.

Please for the love of God, change the cursed 🤬 dice 🎲, and burn them or give it to the other opponent before the game.

Darren Greatrex
Darren Greatrex
1 year ago

“Bard”?! More like “going hard”. Good luck! Show them no mercy.

Asprueloose
1 year ago

How many tanks is Bard taking?
Yes
How many secondary points can Bard rack up by doing nothing?
Also yes.
Did Bard mean “rue the day”?
Thrice times yes.

AH
AH
1 year ago

Cool list with a clear purpose. You’ve but a lot of thought into this, very interesting to see how it plays out against various opponents!

Roy Hedgecough
Roy Hedgecough
1 year ago

That’s a lot of dakka

Richard Colley
Richard Colley
1 year ago

Love the list, so many tanks!😁

Alessandro Donada
1 year ago

This is going to be epic! #teamTallyHo

Alessandro Donada
1 year ago

This is going to be epic! #teamTallyHo

DwightOfTheDead
1 year ago

Guard all the way this time!

Jonathan Haynes
Lodge Member
Jonathan Haynes
1 year ago

I just want someone to pay World Eaters

Dylan Keller
Lodge Member
1 year ago

Yes I was very much hoping bard would be bring your friendly neighborhood imperial guard, Tally ho! indeed.

maxpower
Lodge Member
maxpower
1 year ago

TALLY HO!

Nathan Lovin
Nathan Lovin
1 year ago

Yes been waiting for this! My first army was the Guard back in 4th edition – just starting back up into them now as my second army of 9th edition.

Crazyshak48
Crazyshak48
1 year ago

I see the motto for Bard and Beard for this League is “We’re back and we’ve got all the guns”