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I had some thoughts about starting an EC army. Was hoping some of the more experienced Chaos players and especially EC army players could help me understand.
1. If I take Chosen Squad and place them in Terminator armor with MoS on them. Replacing their twin linked bolters for Sonic Blasters. Can they be fired three times even on the move as a heavy weapon, since heavy weapons can be fired on a terminator while on the move. Or do I have to stick to the double shot from the assualt stat of the weapon.
2. If I was to take 3 squads of 6 Terminator armor chosen, a lord in terminator armor and 6 squads of Daemonetes. Could I by rules hold my entire army in reserves (assuming Deep Strike rule was in play). And just deep strike into enemy territory and or objectives on turn 2 and summon demons on turn 3?
3. I know from prior forums that Slannesh demons are on turn shock troops. Throw them out there and they kill what they were sent after but after that they are toast. Has any EC players had huge success with just large amounts of 6 demon squads? Say 6-9 (to include troop and fast attack).
3. Are the fast attack slannesh demons worth it?
Its alot of questions, but I am a bit curious before I go out and try a Slannesh army.
Thanks for your time
They can be fired 3 times on the move. That's terminator armour for you.Originally Posted by Cronk-Smash
Powerful.. but that unit sounds like a points sink and a half.Well.. there's always the risk that the daemons show up on turn 2, when you have nothing on the board. Opinions vary on that one, but, by my reading of the rules, they all die.Originally Posted by Cronk-Smash
Theoretically it's possible. But it makes for a pretty unbalanced and fairly tactically limiting army, with a potential to go horribly wrong as your massively expensive units vanish into terrain or enemy units.
Deep strike is much harsher than it used to be.Depends how you plan to deliver them. Without something to drop them close to enemy lines (a rhino squad is quite good.. bikers are even better) they'll get shredded before they get anywhere near the enemy.Originally Posted by Cronk-SmashNot in my opinion.. As you've realised, Slannesh daemons are there to make up their points, nothing more. Those fast attack things are just as fragile and much more expensive. i don't think it's a good tradeoff.Originally Posted by Cronk-Smash
You can only take 1 squad of chosen plus a retinue squad for your Lord/Lt.
1. as per the rules of termies they can fire heavy weapons on the move. thus they may choose to fire the heavy 3 version of the sonic blaster even while moving. just remember your paying 7 extra points for a squad thats generally overpriced to begin with when it comes to shooting.
2. yes this is a variation on the daemon bomb army. not as good as the siren prince daemon bomb army but I bet its just as boring to play (I know I played the siren prince army once just to see what it was like and I havn't met an army yet that I wouldnt expect to completely dominate).
3. see above notes on daemon bombing. in higher points you might want a few squads of 12 just to help fill up the points a bit and to kill those horde units better.
4. I'd like to say that I have played with mounted daemonettes and I feel that the axtra attack I get with them allows them to take on horde units a little but better and the 12" charge can help out if your deployment for them isnt working out as you planned and isnt getting as close as you wanted. Also the 12 charge allows them to charge things farther away then the normal daemonettes making it so I can charge things closer to my icon with the normal daemonettes and charge that vehicle hiding a little ways away with the mounted daemonettes. dont go overboard on the daemonettes but they dont hurt at all in an EC list. I was using about 1 unit of mounted for every two unmounted and it seemed to be a good mix.
Last edited by Deathwishjoe; June 10th, 2005 at 01:11. Reason: spelling and more thoughts