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As I just bought my Malekith on a Black Dragon I was hoping for some sample list people have used with him in it. Please, anyone who's played with him and tested their list with him in it, then post it for me. I have yet to use him in a game, but I will be my next game I play. There is also a 3,000 point tournament my local GW dealer is putting on and I hope to use him in the tourney. I don't think using him in a list under 3,000 points is smart anyways since he cost 920 points to use (with the Dragon that is).
Also, besides the list that have worked with him, give me some nice details on how u used him and how the fight went? i want to know all the details of the slaughter he brought on ^_^ !!!!!!
He's an expensive one, but 3k shouldn't be too bad to bring him out.
I've never used him, but if I were to I'd put him on foot in a big unit of BG.
With Malekith on a Dragon you can go for a magic heavy monster doom list.
Mally, Master on Manticore, Sacrificial Dagger level 2, Darkstar Cloak level 2, Spearmen for chopping, DRs and Harpies to keep up, COKs to bring the pain, and Hydras for more monsters.
Putting him on foot makes him vulnerable. That way he can be tageted by spells, or more inportantly the enemy gets to choose which units to fight him with.
The dragon helps him to get the charge of against most enemies. I´d stay back with him for the first few turns and cast spells unless hes really needed in a fight. I f you get the opportunity try to circle around the enemy march block, spread terror and blast them with spells and noxius breath. Target many different units to force as many panic and terror tests as possible.
He has the spellshield and he runs with a unit of ASF Black Guard, he'll do just fine. On a Dragon he will draw every bolt thrower and cannon to his face, and in 3k you should see lots of those.
Kouran is a bit expensive for 83p he has a single wound and a 5+ save... Since he is a champ everyone may direct attacks against him
Yeah, I agree with Aimbob. Personally I dont think Kouran is meant to be a meat stick, or meant to be a combat machine that can kill anything. He is meant to make an already powerful unit in the Black Guard (arguably the best special choice in the DE army) even MORE powerful. Unbreakable is very nice and Kouran is good in a challenge too (unless going up against anything other than a regualr unit champ). If you take Kouran, placing an assassing in that unit might be helpful. Having said all that I think that its not a waste of points to take him but also not necessarily a first choice either.
Malekith is much better protected on the Dragon if you ask me. He can fly out of LoS easier than he can walk out of it. They will have to designate when shooting at him which means the odds are in his favour not to get shot (rather the dragon). Malekith can replentish wounds anyway with soul stealer if he needs too. And don't forget, he can only ever at any one time take one wound. So a bolt thrower single shot that wounds, then rolls a 6 on the D3 roll, will still only wound him once and not the 3 wounds that would normally count.
Kouran is silly easy to pick off. Unbreakable is nice, but high Ld with stubborn and ITP works plenty well too. ASF Banner means any would-be assaulters get smoked, Ring of Hotek and/or Null Talismans limit the effect of magic, and a cheap screan of harpies protects against shooting.
The problem with riding a Dragon is having your rid shot out from under you, and at 3k any armies that can will field plenty of Bolt Throwers, Cannons and the like and since the Dragon has no ward or way to negate multiple wounds, he gets pincushioned and Malekith is totally exposed.
If they don't field any or not enough you're good, also some Harpies, Shades and DRs can go after them.
true but you dont just leave him in LoS to be shot at. high toughness of 6 and a whole lot of wounds will make him hard to kill. by the second turn you should be able to get him out of LoS of most enemies. there IS a reason they made a dragon and it has its uses and vulnerabilities just like every unit. my point is that its not as defenseless as you make it sound to be. and dont forget, the shots still may hit malekith in which case the 2+ ward save will be there. you have magic with him too, so using the cheapest spell you have in your arsenal can make an entire unit unable to shoot for a whole turn. i put a cauldron of blood in my malekith list too so I could put a ward save on the dragon if i wish too anyways.