Hi Ian. Another great batrep. Those images look great! It's also good to see some commentary on positioning, what units are trying to achieve, where objectives are etc.
IJW Wartrader wrote:
Concerns were raised about Blight Drone costs (played with Initiative 2+) compared to Land Speeder Typhoons - being AV rather than LV and having better but slightly shorter range guns and being Fearless was seen as an issue, but that's also part of a long-standing discussion about whether ATSKNF is overcosted in the various Marine lists.
My observations are more theoretical than practical but in a straight up comparison it may appear that way. But blight drones are limited in other ways. You can't spam them, as they are elite. They are one per retinue. Retinues, and most formations in plague marine lists, are fairly expensive, and most loyal marines don't have these limitations.
Blight Drones also compete with terminators for the elites slot.
Realistically you're unlikely to put more than two formations in a 3000 point list and still take some of the other must haves, with one formation probably being more likely.
So personally I think they are balanced in this list, as they have the retinue tax and compete for the elites slot. Others' results may vary!
Keep up the great work here!