It seems likely that Conquest will be 1750 LW this year. For whatever reason, I am actually pretty excited about the event this year. I haven't been so keen on it since I first attended in 2007. I was positively NOT keen on it last year and only ended up playing (though I won, heh) when my wife pointed out that she and the kids were off for the weekend and I probably wasn't going to be doing anything better on short notice. Hash, but accurate.
This year, I am banging on the Conquest FOW drum early. I've already been annoying Chris and Jason with list talk. My thinking is that it is quite likely this with be a 'Christchurch event'. These seem to evidence: 1. a pathological hatred of armoured forces, which expresses itself in oddly difficult terrain. 2. Quite a high incidence of 'default' German coys. You know, some sort of Panzer/Pioneer with the Panthers in there. Now perversely, the outcome of the too difficult terrain is to actually make things easier rather than harder for Soviets in most matchups... unless they hit Panthers, with flanks protected by flamethrower toting Pioneers.
So - I figure I could go three ways:
1. If you can't beat them, join them. Anyway, I played Soviets last year, so it is the German's turn)
A list for them might be something very similar to what I took in 2007, with the addition of Brummbars (since Tim/Steve think an extra 250pts is a good idea)
HQ CiC & 2iC PK
2x Gren Plt with PFaust
Full 'Black' Pioneers
3x Pak 40 w Tows
3x Pazerwerfers w Loaders
2x Tiger 1e
2. Or BF have bought out a cool new pdf allowing Soviets to field SU-100s in all lists.
Hq CiC &2ic
2x Razvedki platoons (in captured HTs)
5xT-34/85 (CT) w Kommissar Dedov
3x Decoy Panthers
4x SU-100 w Tankos.
3. Or How about with simpler Tankovy, since I have already all painted up?
I did H&S last time but could do ROH this time.
8xT-34/85 w Tankos
4xSU-100 (notice a theme, yet?)
Or, given that its three months to go, I may have to revise those plans in the face of 'testing' at the hands of others!