This escalation league is not just for fun but also a way to encourage me to build a fully painted 2,000 point list. Because I want to build a well balanced list I want to start with the full list and then work backwards for each month. I could of course start with a 500 point list and build up each month but then there’d probably be a few gaps and I probably wouldn’t have any units over 250 points.

Here’s my ideal 2,000 point list.

+++ Imperial Fists (1965pts) +++

+ HQ +

Captain Lysander, Imperial Fists (230pts)

+ Elites +

Centurion Devastator Squad (240pts)

····2x Centurion [2x Grav-cannon and Grav-amp, 2x Hurricane Bolter]

····Centurion Sergeant [Grav-cannon and Grav-amp, Hurricane Bolter]

Dreadnoughts (150pts) [Lucius Pattern Dreadnought Drop Pod (FW)]

Terminator Assault Squad (315pts) [Terminator Sgt w/ Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield, 6x Terminator w/ Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield]

+ Troops +

Tactical Squad (250pts) [Rhino, 7x Space Marine w/ Bolter, Space Marine w/ Flamer, Space Marine w/ Grav-cannon and Grav-amp]

····Veteran Sergeant [Bolt Pistol, Power Fist]

Tactical Squad (225pts) [Rhino, 7x Space Marine w/ Bolter, Space Marine w/ Grav-cannon and Grav-amp, Space Marine w/ Grav-gun, 1x Sergeant]

+ Fast Attack +

Stormtalon Gunship (115pts) [Skyhammer Missile Launcher]

+ Heavy Support +

Devastator Squad (210pts) [5x Space Marine, 2x Space Marine w/ Lascannon, 2x Space Marine w/ Missile Launcher, 1x Sergeant ]

Thunderfire Cannon (100pts)

Vindicator (130pts) [Siege Shield]

And here’s my first 500 point list.

+++ Imperial Fists (500pts) +++

+ HQ +

Space Marine Legion Centurion
Space Marine Legion Centurion from Forge World

Captain (135pts)

····Artificer Armour [Bolt Pistol, Power Fist]

+ Troops +

Tactical Squad (140pts) [Rhino, 4x Space Marine w/ Bolter]

····Veteran Sergeant [Bolt Pistol, Power Fist]

Tactical Squad (225pts) [Rhino, 7x Space Marine w/ Bolter, Space Marine w/ Grav-cannon and Grav-amp, Space Marine w/ Grav-gun]

····Sergeant [Bolt Pistol, Bolter]

So you can see that I’m using both troop choices from my standard list and I’ve added an extra captain which will be useful in smaller games where I can’t afford to take Lysander. Since it’s only one extra mini I thought it would be worth adding him and besides its a really cool mini. 🙂