Why did you move away from all Vets?
Wanted something that plays differently because I was getting bored with all Vets. Now play a Hybrid list that includes a Platoon or 2 that I use to bubblewrap/protect my DZ....I've had Artillery last the entire game. My win count increased the day I went this route and I play in a very competitive group, and I was in the top 20% anyway (now top 10%).
How would a Astropath help with alpha-strike? (i dont have my codex on hand)
Helps you get the best Board edge you arrive from if outflanking, amd also helps your reserves arrive earlier...great for alpha-strikes with your Vets/Vendettas (which I don't like myself).
Not a big fan of PBS.
Fair enough, but you already have 6 Troops, 2 FA, 1 HQ, 3 HS...so not a lot left to suggest where to spend points.
Have thought about running a plasma tank but TBH I dont see it being wort the points over what you get with a LRBT.
I have 27 Russes and my numero uino killing machine is my 245 point Executioner (I have 2 actually)...virtually never fails to perform well, and I'm up to 109 games with the current Codex.
Another CCS was somthing I considered but thought it would be best to leave open for a Psychic Hood.
Then spend the points on that.
LOL like you said "plenty of ideas to choose from" so really just dont know what way to run with it.
Ahhh, the joy of having such a great Codex