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Competitive army list

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Hi all I'm back...just wondering if anyone can give me tips or guidelines to build competitive army lists please.

Thank you in advance

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Do one or two things very well (lots of hard hitting firepower, lots of speed, lots of choppiness in combat, very resilient units, ability to summon more units as you go, so many units you can flood the table and lock down the objectives etc.). Have means to take down the big stuff like imperial knights and wraithknights- or a high enough volume of units that you can win without having to kill them

Have answers to the various types of competitive list out there

Or just build a list with lots of points efficient units that are good at what they do, give it your best shot and have fun- win, lose or draw.

edit: Coming back to this I'll repeat something I read elsewhere about competitive 40k armies. Good tournament lists are often effective because they nullify large portions of the opponent's army. A few examples are imperial knight armies, tyranid flying monstrous creature lists and KDK flesh hound lists. Imperial knights are impervious to small arms fire so any points spent on bolters, flamers, low strength CC attacks etc. are wasted because they can't scratch high armour value knights. Tyranid flying armies can spend the game swooping around the table shooting your units while the only way to interact with them them effectively is skyfire shooting, and most likely they won't be facing armies prepared for that type of game. Khorne flesh hound lists are fast, good in close combat and can scout up all their doggies and charge you very early in the game, and you can't shoot them or move if they've trapped your shooting units in combats they aren't going to win
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