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First off, my lord is Khornate, so I cannot use daemonettes (and I am not going to change my lord). Now, in the past I have always used bloodletters, squads ranging from 5 to 10. I feel that bloodletters are ineffective and not worth their points. 26 points per model is a lot, and bloodletters usually get torn up in CC because (with initiative of 4), they usually strike at the same time my opponent does. Does anyone feel the same way? Or does anyone have any suggestions as to how to effectively use my bloodletters (maybe a daemon tactica?)
Personnaly I wouldn't use them either. I believe that a Khorne Berserker squad would be much more efficient then them on a battlefield. I believe they are only situational and that they shine when they appear near a squad they can obliterate on the charge.
A squad of 8 Bloodletters is 208 pts and a squad of 8 Berserkers with an AC with an Axe of Khorne and Khornate Chainaxes for all your berserker is 187 pts (and that's for a regular CSM force, in a World eater army the AC would be free).
The only reason you should take a squad of Bloodletters is if you want to have some fluff in your army, if you believe that a Hellblade and a Ld of 10 is worth 10 points and if you want a squad protected in the Warp for at least 2 turns until you get in Close combat to help you overcome an ennemy that can meet you toe to toe in a fight.
Personnaly I never played with them so I don't really know what I'm talking about but they are the same as Plaguebearers in my mind, only stronger in close combat. At least the Plaguebearers are a lot cheaper, even if they are also only situtational too.
It's a troops choice with an invulnerable save, power weapon and the highest strength of any troops choice in the game (that I know of, anyway). Send them up against heavy infantry (terminators, necrons, tyranid warriors), and you'll start seeing the point.
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Just give your Aspiring Chapions personal icons, throw in a few small units, and you can really suprise/annihilate someone. That idea works with bike aspiring champs too.
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Actually, grey knights have strength sixOriginally Posted by Holothuria
speaking from the perspective of someone who's played against khorne a lot i have to say bloodletters are horrifyingly wrong.
they have S5 power weapons so will make a mess of nearly everything. 1/3 of power weapon wounds bounce of them. 2/3 of regular wounds bounce off. the worst thing is that they appear out of nowhere and can charge straight away, so you have absolutely no chance to shoot them down. also unlike beserkers they aren't prone to running after the nearest target so you can't lure them around. why would you not take them?
and I4, what a shame that is. they still have power armour. in fact the only time that their initiative has been helpful for me was when they charged my 200 point 13th company wolf lord. (he got the max amount of mark of the wulfen attacks with mastercrafted lightning claws and cleared a 2" killzone.)