N18 Hrud's Dust Devils - Rate my Ash Waste Nomads list!

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Hey y'all. Would love for you to rate my 1400 credit list. It's geared towards keeping my distance, decreasing visibility fast (hence the two stormcallers) and and shooting like crazy! The chieftain will use Overseer on the charge caster. I plan on making use of the "Ambush Masters" card a lot so I've thrown in some potential Juve builds at the end too :)
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H'Rud - Kha'tragi Chieftain
Wargear: Ash Cloak, Sky Mantle, Rocket Pack x2
Skills: Overseer

Farsight - Wy'tari Stormcaller
Wargear: Ash Cloak, Stormcaller Staff, Dustback Helamite Skills: Bring It Down

Hidden Treasure - Wy'tari Stormcaller
Wargear: Ash Cloak, Stormcaller Staff, Dustback Helamite,
Skills: Fixer

Rider's Bane - Naku'taari Watcher
Wargear: Suspensor, Ash Cloak, Sky Mantle, Charge Caster*,
Skills: Fast Shot

Comet's End - Tarn'Runi Warrior (specialist)
Wargear: Suspensor, Ash Cloak, Sky Mantle, Heavy Blaster*

Father Long Legs - Tarh'noki Dust Rider
Wargear: Photo-goggles, Long Rifle, Ash Cloak, Dustback Helamite

Long Death – Tarn’Runi Warrior
Wargear: Infra-sight, Long Rifle, Ash Cloak, Sky Mantle,

Many Deaths - Tarn'Runi Warrior
Wargear: Infra-sight, Mesh Armor, Blast Carbine, Ash Cloak, Sky Mantle


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Ambush Master Juves
Wind Burn - Run'Taani Dust Runner
Wargear: Flak Armor, Scavenged Autogun, Ash Cloak, Sky Mantle,

Desert Gnat - Run'Taani Dust Runner
Wargear: Blast Pistol, Ash Cloak, Sky Mantle, Rocket Pack,

Hidden Thorn - Run'Taani Dust Runner
Wargear: Stalking Knife, Ash Cloak, Sky Mantle,
 
Your chieftain has no weapon at all is that intentional? Ok if you are just telling overseer orders fine but this leaves them very vulnerable to attack.
your specialist cannot take the heavy blaster as they are restricted to the weapons on the warriors list. They can take the charge casters so swap it with your champion's one.
Speaking of the Watcher champion you cannot make use of Fast shot with a unwieldy weapon. The skill does not work with weapons with the unwieldy trait and your suspensors weapon accessory does not remove the trait. Take precision shot, marksman or trick shot instead if you want a shooting skill. (Given that your charge casters or heavy blasters have shock traits marksman or precision shot are awesome. In a marksman, that ignores target priority, hit roll of 6 you Hit automatically wound a damage 6 ap-2 Krak rocket!!! Or a trick shot hit of 6 automatically wounds with no armour save.)
Your regular fighters look good shame they, and the whole gang, are credit pits but so are Van Saar and genesmithed goliaths and enforcers etc so with perseverance they work enough Shock can take down everything.
With two stormcallers you don't have to just reduce visibility. Many ashwaste weather already reduced it and you can use one stormcaller to increase visibility to allow you other fighters, such as a overseer boosted charger caster double shot..., to shoot then the other stormcaller to decrease visibility again covering your fighters from return fire.
 
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Your chieftain has no weapon at all is that intentional? Ok if you are just telling overseer orders fine but this leaves them very vulnerable to attack.
your specialist cannot take the heavy blaster as they are restricted to the weapons on the warriors list. They can take the charge casters so swap it with your champion's one.
Speaking of the Watcher champion you cannot make use of Fast shot with a unwieldy weapon. The skill does not work with weapons with the unwieldy trait and your suspensors weapon accessory does not remove the trait. Take precision shot, marksman or trick shot instead if you want a shooting skill. (Given that your charge casters or heavy blasters have shock traits marksman or precision shot are awesome. In a marksman, that ignores target priority, hit roll of 6 you Hit automatically wound a damage 6 ap-2 Krak rocket!!! Or a trick shot hit of 6 automatically wounds with no armour save.)
Your regular fighters look good shame they, and the whole gang, are credit pits but so are Van Saar and genesmithed goliaths and enforcers etc so with perseverance they work enough Shock can take down everything.
With two stormcallers you don't have to just reduce visibility. Many ashwaste weather already reduced it and you can use one stormcaller to increase visibility to allow you other fighters, such as a overseer boosted charger caster double shot..., to shoot then the other stormcaller to decrease visibility again covering your fighters from return fire.
Thanks for the feedback. Noted on the two errors I made! These other shooting skills sound great too. I was thinking to myself that two shots with a heavy is a bit cheesy haha.

Yeah the chieftain just had to be this bare-bones in the initial build. I do plan on giving him some more kit as I progress. Think I'll make him close combat orientated. Not so much as an offensive move but more as a defensive play if the enemy gets too close to my dakka!

So true about the stormcallers. Lots of opportunities to do some really tricky stuff in both directions. People will probably get wise to it, but I think at the start a lot of gangs will take visibility as static and end up getting sniped from across the field when I crank it right down in turn 1.

Another question... Do you think that hidden Nomads who become revealed should automatically become hidden at the end of the round? RAW it does seem to be that way and RAI it would make the double action hide a lot more useful...
 
So true about the stormcallers. Lots of opportunities to do some really tricky stuff in both directions. People will probably get wise to it, but I think at the start a lot of gangs will take visibility as static and end up getting sniped from across the field when I crank it right down in turn 1.

Another question... Do you think that hidden Nomads who become revealed should automatically become hidden at the end of the round? RAW it does seem to be that way and RAI it would make the double action hide a lot more useful...
You will get away with the stormcallers funky monkey business once before others get wise so make sure it works spectacularly.
RAW yes but I would play as RAI.