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I happened to see a post on another forum yesterday, and I thought it was quite an interesting concept. Possibly something that you may have tried before, but I just thought I'd throw it up here regardless and see what comes of it.
Basically, the poster described a game they had with their friend, where each player deliberately made 'bad' lists (I'll explain this in a second). They then swapped those lists with one another, played the game, and from the sounds of it had a great deal of fun.
Now, I know different people have different interpretations of 'bad' lists. By way of explanation, in this case the game appeared to be a 1000 point battle between 40K Daemons and Tau, and the lists featured things like an unarmed Crisis suit that went around punching Nurglings, Kroot with Krootox in tow, Vespid, Shadowsun, an Ethereal (supposedly only briefly an Ethereal before becoming a Spawn), Firewarriors, sniper drones, gun drones...
I think the Daemon army was something like Fateweaver, Nurgle Champions, nurglings and 20 furies.
Out of interest, the Tau managed to pull out a win, apparently mainly through a protracted close-combat brawl.
But anyway... I was just wondering if this was something others have tried in the past, or if it's something you and your gaming buddies still regularly (or even occasionally) do? And, if so, would it cast some of those 'useless' or 'uncompetitive' units in a different light for you? Or would you just have more fun rather than sticking to serious competitive games all the time?
Also, I imagine some hilarious things could happen, so if you do try it and have any stories, do tell!
Thats an excellent idea,i think i am going to try this with a footslogging DA greenwing with only krak granades against a vehicle list coming Sunday,would be hilarious.
Praise be to the Emperor!!
Purposeful masochism, I could get on board with this... Some armies are really hard to make bad however, would you take all Scout marine armies? Un-mech DE? MSU combat guard? Kroot Mercenaries...? Joking aside, I can see this being really funny to experiment with.
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I've never built an intentionally bad list, aside from perhaps hamstringing myself to teach a newbie how to play. I have however used Noob-Lists against my friend. That one's pretty entertaining, and I guess it's a "bad list" type game, since most Noobs do horribly. I remember my friend placing a horde of saurus warriors on the table, pointing and saying "that's my core, apparently," and then this defeated sigh. It also helps you to comment on lists like that, since you normally know what's going on.
Another entertaining way to 'play' is to coach a newer player. My friend coaching, versus me coaching, two of our different friends getting into the game. It was pretty funny - I left to go to the bathroom and he took his turn while I was away, I came back and a winning game was suddenly completely tubed. We all laughed about it, the new players said it was very informational, and my veteran friend and I got to talk smack and play a game without all of that tedious dice rolling and model-moving.
Last edited by pilot00; January 24th, 2012 at 22:21.
Praise be to the Emperor!!