A guy I play with a lot, we’ve been playing 1000 points. If I remember correctly, he uses Preston Garvey, Ronnie Shaw, 4 Minutemen, Sole Survivor Loner (I forgot what Leader skill, unless he makes the other Sole Survivor or Preston the Leader), Dogmeat, Sole Survivor with Dog, Cait and Piper?
Here’s a cool list I just made with the app. It uses Preston and Ronnie from the Survivors Core box and the Minuteman Posse and cards from the Starter Set and Wave 1 Fundamentals, I believe:
Heroic Preston Garvey armed with his Long Barrel Laser Musket and the Hunter Leader ability 208 caps
Heroic Ronnie Shaw armed with a Laser Musket 188 caps
Heroic Minuteman armed with a Laser Musket and a Fire Axe 141 caps
3 regular Minutemen armed with Laser Muskets 71 caps each
You could give one or two of the regular guys Assault Rifles and some sort of melee weapon instead of Laser Muskets.