For the points outriders are better than handgunners. Three shots BS4 for 21 points. The same in handgunners is 24 points and BS 3. Give them barding lose Fast Cav but get a 4+ armour save. Food for thought.
See, this I could do, but rather than give them barding and lose fast cavalry they seem much better if you can use the vanguard move to immediately threaten with those cheaper-than-handgunner shots on the first turn, plus it's much easier to run away with free reforms ;)
Id look at swordsmen instead of Spearman. Better I and WS. If you keep Spearman give them shields. (your points are off by 10points on your core)
Yeah I missed that swordsmen were 6 points and not 5, the curse of writing up a list past my bedtime. As for taking them instead of spearmen, I probably will in the end although I like the idea of having a horde of spearmen in larger games where they'll get 4 ranks fighting at 10 models wide.
Detachments aren't that great. Use the points to create other units or make the ones you have bigger.
I kind of like detatchments. However your point about handgunner is noted and I might (if I ever manage to get this army together) test run them in a few games and see if the lack of manouverability is a massive problem with the way I play (badly)
At this point LVL don't take a Steam Tank.
Already voluntarily removed ;)
Take two mortars and one Cannon. Use the cannon to kill monsters and Heavy Cav. The mortars will do more damage they are really effective right now.
This is what I was originally going to have but I'll never get this finished before the new book is released anyway so mortars (most likely) won't use the large template anymore and might even have their points upped... who knows!
Your Arch Lector give him Armour of Destiny instead of HA and Holy Relic, Same save and ward save, but one point less over all. Guess Sword of Righteousness is the Sword of Righteous Steel. Otherwise have no clue what weapon that is.
Yes to the sword question - again army list writing at night = mistakes, and the Armour of Destiny is now in the list.
I hate when people suggest this but is is true, Instead of a magic banner give your BSB a Ward save. like the holy relic. or talisman of preservation.
rod of power not worth the points. drop it and take the seal of destruction. or just the dispel scroll.
Might be an idea with the ward save, but regarding the rod of power I've heard a lot of people swear by it and I remember having it used against me about 2 editions ago and it being really annoying
So while my info may be out of date I kida feel like I have to take it
Anyway, I'll throw together a new list taking in some of the collective wisdom and some of my own ideas and post it up for consideration. More critique or arguments against my stupidity welcome