I mentioned last week that I’m registered to participate in a tournament on August 20. Time is ticking down and I’ve been pondering list building quite a bit.
The most interesting part of building this list is the rule that only troops are scoring. To that end, I am putting WAY more troops than usual.
Astra Militarum is not known for being very mobile, or durable, so I’m hoping the dedicated transports help buff my “squishy” infantry squads.
I have only two Psykers in this army. I worry I may be a little lean in this department. Though, part of me wonders if I’d be better off losing the Primaris and taking another infantry squad.
But, with only troops scoring and no allies, I don’t have to worry about super-heavies.
Combined Arms Detachment: Astra Militarum [1500 Points]
Company Command Squad, Company Commander, two Veterans with Plasma Guns, Medic, Astropath, Master of Ordanance, Officer of the Fleet, Chimera with Dozer Blade and Heavy Stubber 
Primaris Psyker 
Techpriest Engiseer with two Servitors 
Ministorum Priest 
Ministorum Priest 
Veteran Squad, Veteran Sergeant with Boltgun, two Veterans with Meltagun, Chimera with Dozer Blade and Heavy Flamer 
Infantry Platoon 
-Platoon Command Squad, Platoon Commander with Boltgun and Melta Bombs, Melta, Heavy Flamer
-Infantry Squad, Sergeant with Boltgun and Melta Bombs, Autocannon, Chimera
-Infantry Squad, Sergeant with Boltgun, Flamer, Autocannon, Taurox
-Conscript Squad (50 models)
Leman Russ Exterminator with Lascannon and Heavy Bolter Sponsors 
There are 7 tanks and a flyer on this list, which I think is pretty mighty.
Everything on this list is already built except the two autocannons, one ministorum priest, and the 50 (!!) conscripts. That could be a long and tedious process, but any conscripts I don’t finish can probably be replaced with some other units I have left behind.
And, regrettably, I’m leaving a lot of units behind. No Temptestus Scions / Stormtroopers, 2 Leman Russes, 2 Hellhounds, 2 Sentinels, bullgryns, ratlings, rough riders, Basilisk, several techpriests and servitors, and special characters Creed and Nork Deddog.
I’m considering switching the Commissar for a Lord Commissar to give the conscripts squad some heft.
Let’s see how many models I get done in time and then I’ll re-evaluate this list.