Tips from the Reclusium #1: Tallarn Teardown!

Our Clubhouse has a great deal of different people playing in it’s confines. The more Competitive, following what is hot, not playing what is not, and generally playing the ‘game’ not the narrative.

On the other end we have the Narrative gamers, those usually playing Crusade or simply Matched but using ‘fluffy’ lists.

Both are perfectly valid ways to play Warhammer 40k.

In our new Podcast, Tips from the Reclusiam, we take Narrative players lists and tear them down and build them up into more competitive lists! Featuring Cody, one of our more Competitive bunch, and every other week a different Narrative player from the Clubhouse will offer their list to be judged. Not all will survive!

First up on this new podcast was none other then the author! My Tallarn matched play list, built from a narrative and fluff angle was presented to Cody. Here is the list as it started!

++ Battalion Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Astra Militarum) [95 PL, 11CP, 1,998pts] ++

  • Configuration +

Battle Size [12CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points)

Detachment Command Cost

Regimental Doctrine: Regiment: Tallarn

  • Stratagems +

Tank Ace [-1CP]

  • HQ +

Commissar Yarrick [6 PL, 105pts]

Company Commander [2 PL, 42pts]: Bolt pistol, Power sword, Relic (Tallarn): Claw of the Desert Tigers, Warlord

Tank Commander [12 PL, 275pts]: Augur array, Heavy Stubber, Lascannon, Track guards, Turret-mounted Exterminator Autocannon, Weapon Expert
. 2 Multi-meltas

  • Troops +

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 82pts]
. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher
. Sergeant: Boltgun, Chainsword

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 82pts]
. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher
. Sergeant: Boltgun, Chainsword

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 82pts]
. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher
. Sergeant: Boltgun, Chainsword

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 82pts]
. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher
. Sergeant: Boltgun, Chainsword

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 82pts]
. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher
. Sergeant: Boltgun, Chainsword

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 82pts]
. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher
. Sergeant: Boltgun, Chainsword

  • Elites +

Command Squad [2 PL, 50pts]
. Veteran w/ Medi-pack: Lasgun, Medi-pack
. Veteran w/ Regimental Standard: Laspistol and Chainsword, Regimental Standard
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Veteran w/ Vox-caster: Lasgun, Vox-caster

Commissar [2 PL, 35pts]: Bolt pistol, Power fist

Ogryn Bodyguard [6 PL, 55pts]: Brute Shield, Bullgryn Plate, Ripper Gun

Platoon Commander [2 PL, 27pts]: Boltgun, Chainsword

Platoon Commander [2 PL, 27pts]: Boltgun, Chainsword

Ratlings [4 PL, 100pts]
. 10x Ratling: 10x Sniper Rifle

  • Fast Attack +

Armoured Sentinels [3 PL, 50pts]
. Armoured Sentinel: Lascannon

Armoured Sentinels [3 PL, 50pts]
. Armoured Sentinel: Lascannon

Armoured Sentinels [3 PL, 50pts]
. Armoured Sentinel: Lascannon

  • Heavy Support +

Leman Russ Battle Tanks [30 PL, 640pts]
. Leman Russ Demolisher: Augur array, Heavy Stubber, Lascannon, Track guards, Turret-mounted Demolisher Siege Cannon
. . 2 Heavy Bolters
. Leman Russ Demolisher: Augur array, Heavy Stubber, Lascannon, Track guards, Turret-mounted Demolisher Siege Cannon
. . 2 Heavy Bolters
. Leman Russ Punisher: Augur array, Heavy Bolter, Heavy Stubber, Track guards, Turret-mounted Punisher Gatling Cannon
. . 2 Heavy Bolters

++ Total: [95 PL, 11CP, 1,998pts] ++

I focused primarily on what made sense within a regimental structure, and how regiments and support elements are working in unison.

Cody took my list, and after a nights work, came up with this!

++ Battalion Detachment 0CP (Imperium – Astra Militarum) [69 PL, 11CP, 1,465pts] ++

  • Configuration +

Battle Size [12CP]: 3. Strike Force (101-200 Total PL / 1001-2000 Points)

Detachment Command Cost

Regimental Doctrine: Regiment: Tallarn

  • Stratagems +

Tank Ace [-1CP]

  • HQ +

Tank Commander [12 PL, 235pts]: Augur array, Heavy Flamer, Track guards, Turret-mounted Demolisher Siege Cannon
. 2 Heavy Bolters

Tank Commander [12 PL, 235pts]: Augur array, Heavy Flamer, Track guards, Turret-mounted Demolisher Siege Cannon
. 2 Heavy Bolters

Tank Commander [12 PL, 235pts]: Augur array, Heavy Flamer, Track guards, Turret-mounted Demolisher Siege Cannon
. 2 Heavy Bolters

  • Troops +

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 82pts]
. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher
. Sergeant: Boltgun, Chainsword

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 82pts]
. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher
. Sergeant: Boltgun, Chainsword

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 82pts]
. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher
. Sergeant: Boltgun, Chainsword

  • Elites +

Command Squad [2 PL, 65pts]
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun

Command Squad [2 PL, 65pts]
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Veteran w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun

Master of Ordnance [2 PL, 35pts]: Relic: Kurov’s Aquila, Warlord, WT: Grand Strategist

Special Weapons Squad [2 PL, 49pts]
. 3x Guardsman: 3x Lasgun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun

  • Heavy Support +

Manticore [8 PL, 150pts]: Augur array, Heavy Bolter

Manticore [8 PL, 150pts]: Augur array, Heavy Bolter

++ Patrol Detachment -2CP (Imperium – Astra Militarum) [27 PL, -2CP, 535pts] ++

  • Configuration +

Detachment Command Cost [-2CP]

Regimental Doctrine: Regiment: Tallarn

  • HQ +

Company Commander [2 PL, 40pts]: Laspistol, Power sword

Company Commander [2 PL, 35pts]: Chainsword, Laspistol

  • Troops +

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 80pts]
. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher
. Sergeant: Laspistol

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 80pts]
. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher
. Sergeant: Laspistol

Infantry Squad [3 PL, 80pts]
. 5x Guardsman: 5x Lasgun
. Guardsman W/ Special Weapon: Plasma gun
. Guardsman w/ Vox-caster: Vox-caster
. Heavy Weapon Team: Missile launcher
. Sergeant: Laspistol

  • Elites +

Platoon Commander [2 PL, 25pts]: Chainsword, Laspistol

Platoon Commander [2 PL, 25pts]: Chainsword, Laspistol

  • Dedicated Transport +

Chimera [5 PL, 85pts]: Heavy Flamer, Heavy Flamer

Chimera [5 PL, 85pts]: Heavy Flamer, Heavy Flamer

++ Total: [96 PL, 9CP, 2,000pts] ++

I asked him to leave my Infantry alone, as those would be the units giving my list flavour.

We discuss this in greater detail on the podcast, so go have a listen!

Author: tehlulzpare

I'm a 30 year old Wargaming Enthusiast!

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