After getting in another game of 6th ed in with the wolves, I decided to work on correctly a problem Im encountering (this particular problem is prevalent in most SM armies). I simply lacked the torrent of fire as compared to both of the Necron armies Ive been up against. My current list is becoming fairly effected (drop pod loganwing with termies w./ combi weaponed plasma, heavy wolf guard/rune priest/long fangs, no armor outside pods), however I was lacking the overwhelming torrent of fire I think I need to make this list tournament ready. With Necrons, Grye Knights, Nids, and the soon to be released CSM likely being top tournament armies I needed more than what I can currently deliver. The Drop Pod termies are particularly tough in combat, can score, and include a lot of high AP shooting, however do struggle against hordes or high volumes of anti infantry fire.
So, in come the guard allies! Im likely going to include 2 squads of veterans armed with 3x plasma in Chimeras, a primera pysker, and a vendetta to round out my 1850 drop loganwing army (the guard will consume about 500 points in total). The Chimera with the primera psyker and vet squad will be able to pump out 2D6 S6 AP5, 4 S6 AP6, 6 S7 AP2, 3 S5 AP4, 2 S7 AP4, 8 S3 AP6 shots each round of shooting. That is simply an unreal amount of fire power which is perfect for tacking out hordes or monstrous creature. All that for the low low price of 180 points (plus 70 for the psyker who adds the 2D6 S6 AP5 shots). Best part, they are scoring too, which will act as a great mid field gunboat to claim objectives.
Im still painting away on the wolves too, here making some progress on a terminator up against a finished grey hunter (wolf guard will have yellow shoulder pads).