I'm going to play a 2500 p battle versus HE in a campaign with some special rules. In this battle the HE will have a lord on a dragon (probably the biggest one) which will have a 4+ ward against shooting from warmachines. Also, the terrain will be muddy, so all units using swiftstride will have to pass a dangerous terrain test.
My list looks as below, see tactic comments also.The BSB is kitted to survive but also be able to deal some damage if he should get into a challenge. If you have any advice, please speak up!
The general goes with the IC knights, flanking.
The engineer will stand between the mortar and the helblaster, using him to bombard Swordmasters or lending his BS to the helblaster to shoot the dragon out of the sky.
The cannon targets chariots or bolt throwers.
Both infantry blocks will be in bus formation to get steadfast as long as possible if they get into battle.
The Stank will try to get a charge on the dragon, but he will probably be able to avoid that. Otherwise it will support the infantry blocks and have the same targets as the cannon.
The BSB, captain, wizards and priest will be divided between the infantry blocks.
The pistoliers will harass and redirect, hopefully be able to get behind his lines to pick on any warmachines.
Total 2496 ptsLords
Battle Wizard Lord, lev 4, lore of life, dispell scroll (225 pts)
General of the Empire, full plate armour, shield, barded warhorse, ogre blade (171 pts) Heroes
Battle Wizard, lev 2, Lore of light
Captain of the Empire, BSB, full plate armour, Dawnstone, Enchanted Shield, sword of might (141 pts)
Captain of the Empire, GW, full plate armour (72 pts)
Master Engineer (65 pts)
Warrior Priest, GW, heavy armour (72 pts)Core
12 Knightly Orders IC, FC, Ranger banner (380 pts)
38 Swordsmen , FC (296 pts)
39 Spearmen, shields, FC (234 pts)Special
Great Cannon (120 pts)
Mortar (100 pts)
5 Pistoliers, Musician, Champion with repeater pistol (120 pts)Rare
Helblaster Volley Gun (120 pts)
Steam Tank (250 pts)