So I've begun construction on the army (and am working on it as I'm typing this), though initially I am building up to a 500 point level as my club is going to start an Escalation League after the new year.
Here's the list I'll be using:
497 PointsSo, I'll attach the Master to the Corsairs, and use the Repeater Crossbowmen to mitigate any flanking nonsense or soften up a big block of troops before they make it to my Corsairs. By having the Pearl and the Frenzy banner, my Corsairs will have one extra attack AND will be immune to psychology. I think this makes up for the fact that I'm only bringing 35 models to a 500 point game, but hey, it could be worse. The Corsairs wills strike at Initiative 5 and since I'm ranking them up 7-wide, they'll have 25 WS4 S3 attacks plus 4 WS6 S4 attacks from the Master (at Initiative 7), all re-rolling failed rolls to hit in the first round of combat (thanks Eternal Hatred).
22x Corsairs with Extra Hand Weapon (Musician, Standard Bearer, Sea Serpent Standard)
12x Repeater Crossbowmen
Master (Extra Hand Weapon, Heavy Armor, Sea Dragon Cloak, Pearl of Infinite Bleakness)
On a side note, I didn't include a Reaver in the Corsair unit because I knew I was going to attach the Master, and honestly I can't justify spending 10 points for one attack when there's a character already in the unit.
So, we'll see how it goes, and I'll be sure to post updates soon.