Thanks for the updated list. I've been looking for a counts as list for my
Starship Troopers Mobile Infantry force. The Raven Guard looked a good option.
Some questions, about this current version.
(1) The Strike Cruiser notes say it can transport LV and AV within its 20 vehicle limit, along with up to 6 Thunderhawks, and as many Drop Pods and Landing Craft as needed. This does not include the Storm Eagle which is a War Engine / Aircraft. With the Landing Craft dropped from the list (Too big and not very Air Cav like) would you just slot the Storm Eagle in there. SAY, 6 Thunderhawks and/or Storm Eagles and enough Drop Pods to transport any other units being carried.
(2) The Land Speeder upgrades for the Detachments come with Planetfall. Can you transport the infantry in a suitable carrier and have the Land Speeders Planetfall in beside them? That sounds cool and fluffy and the intention but, gets a little caught up in the WarEngine Transport rules. A note somewhere to allow them to actually Planetfall (ignoring 3.1.3 and 4.2.5) would be good. Obviously the combined formation could not be picked up from the table (field of battle) and flown off.
[4.2.5] . . . and are only allowed to transport units from another formation as long as the whole formation can fit inside the transport aircraft (see 3.1.3)
[3.1.3] Instead a war engine transport vehicle can carry units from another formation, as long as the entire formation can fit inside the war engine,
(other) I like the reduction in cost for the Tempest. Some potential AA cover for formations flown in (Planetfall) is much more manageable at that upgrade cost, +15 points (rather than +35 points!!).
(more) Love the addition of the Sternguard and Assault Vanguard Veterans. Can't really see myself using the Infiltrator version. How do you see the strengths (disadvantages) of that version? Transport, more units for resilience and Upgrade options, but you can't use the infiltrator extra move when you get out of a vehicle, so slower.
(soon) Will aim to have a game with these boys (and girls? M.I. for me) soon.