For a few weeks now I've been slowly working on coming up with a 1k list to play to figure out what all I need. Some of the stuff here is limited by what I already have with needing to buy as little as possible (let's say <150$ to finish up). I wanted to build a very mobile army, something that can (hopefully) hit hard and re-position to hit again before the enemy can regroup and make a meaningful counterattack.
Also worth noting is that I do not play competitive at all and love to build fluff armies.
So the idea behind this army is that these are the troops that make initial contact with the enemy. These are the soldiers that get sent ahead of the expedition to soften up targets. As the vanguard for most expeditions this honor falls to one of the most aggressive Sept's: Vior'la. This battle hardened Cadre is designed to hit hard and fast.
Breach teams - Loaded up in the devilfish transports, they head straight into the lines trying to draw as much attention as possible. Unloading from the transport, dropping support turrets and unloading everything they have.
Pathfinders - With vanguard trait they try to get a head start grabbing objects and enviable cover locations to try to control the map. Also marker lights.
Ghostkeel - Anti vehicle. Supporting the Breachers targeting heavier units they are unable to take down quickly. Honestly just wanted it in my list because they look awesome.
Cadre Fireblade - Cheapest HQ option.
Tactical Drones - Backup firepower.
Right now i feel the odd-men out are the Cadre Fireblade and Tactical Drones. Fireblade i took because hes the cheapest HQ option but i'm not sure how he fits into the army, aside of maybe sticking with the pathfinders for Volley Fire. Tactical drones fill the third fast attack slot requirement and they are all i have on hand to fill that role.
The only things i'm currently missing from this list to buy is the Ghostkeel, one devilfish and 10 breachers. Which puts me right about my budget for finishing off this list.
Any C&C is welcome on how i might tweak it while being able to stay on budget. Again i'm not going to competitive although i still want my army to be viable. Let me know what you guys think.