This list embraces the more true nature of the list, by taking 3 full platoons of armored rifles. The list loses the M8 Scotts, a couple of bazookas, transports and the HMGs for the extra rifle platoon that has most of those things. The biggest loss is the M8s with there low firepower, they would be nice to target gun teams and soften targets up with direct fire or drop a bombardment if i really need to pin something. But this list does have 3 infantry platoons that strengthens its core and thus adding stability to the army.
Now to list 3,
The 3rd list is interesting since it highlights the artillery by making it veteran. So they will hit harder then before, making them more effective but then limiting my other options. Anyone who has played me knows that my ability to use artillery well is one of the things that makes me a tough player to deal with and I admit it does play a key roll in the lists I play. So making my artillery Veteran does add allot on its own, but is it worth taking if it limits some of the other things I do in my list? Though a Veteran devastating bombardment at AT 5 Firepower 3+ that could use "Time on Target." Is something to fear.
So in all three lists there is the core of troops, Hellcats for anti tank work, and a large bit of artillery, enough to do the Devastating bombardment. Picking what list to take is kinda hard since all these lists look good on paper to me. It is going to take allot of play testing (Nate I hope you are up for the challenge.)
So in summery
-Has 8 platoons so will be better suited in games with reserves
-Has 3 artillery platoons
- Solid core with 3 full strength infantry platoons
- with larger platoons will be able to hold more ground defensively and be able to suffer more losses on the attack.
-More focused on the Artillery, making it allot more effective
-Veteran artillery makes it more certain to pin key platoons making my assaults less risky.
What lists should I bring? Well I would love feedback or even your 7th armored infantry list that you would bring and why. I will be posting some play test results as soon as i have them but for now there are the lists I am thinking about.