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my first stab at DH, to use against a friend's Daemons. Please let me know if I've made any elementary mistakes, I've tried to avoid them but I will bow to experience. I know the GKGM and Terminators are a huge points sink but they are just too iconic and cool not to use.
Grey Knight Grand Master Tyrael
Grimoire of True Names, Psycannon, Sacred Incense, Psychic Hood, Destroy Daemon, Targeter
4 Man Grey Knight Terminator Retinue
Ordo Malleus Inquisitor Pavus Van Droight
Psycannon, 3 Gun-Servitors (3 Heavy Bolters), Sage, 2 Mystics
Vindicare Assassin Sidorenko
10 Man Grey Knight Squad Serdigo
2 Psycannons, Targeter
10 Man Grey Knight Squad Kaliendes
2 Psycannons, Targeter
Grey Knight Dreadnought Athelien
Twin-Linked Lascannon, Missile Launcher, Extra Armour, Smoke Launchers
I have been thinking I should perhaps try to fit in another Inquisitor with at least some Mystics to help shoot the incoming Daemons, as I am relying on the large amount of Psycannons to do some serious damage in the opening turns, and the more I can shoot as they deep strike the better. I think the Vindicare would be the obvious one to drop to allow them in... or I could try swapping him out for an Eversor as I have one I'd like to try out.
Comments and criticism welcome, as I want to make a good go of my new DHs!
HQ: He is a point sink but should do well against daemons. Remember any daemon that charges you strikes at initative 1 because of the difficult terrain test they must make. The GM's force weapon uses the rules in the DH codex rather than the 5th edition rulebook so destroy daemon would prevent you sucking all the wounds from a greater daemon with the force weapon.
Retuinue: Perfect. Perhapse one TH/SS to deter soulgrinders.
Elites: I like the =][= unit and it would be nice to upgrade one HB to a plasma cannon. Sanctuary might be useful to preserve them if you face mostly CC daemons. I would drop the Eversor assasin. He is good in combat but often daemons are better. You could use the points for more grey knights or some ISTs with 2 plasmas or flamers.
Troops: A third scoring unit would be nice (see above). You could convert some psycannon into standard grey knights to pad out a third squad. Incinarators are usually a bit of a waste but against daemons they can be very useful at mowing down bloodletters and the like.
Heavy: Definatly need the lascannon against the possibility of soulgrinders. Perhapse keep the CCW as it is fantastic to charge bloodletters and know the enemy can only scrape the paint off you with S4 PWs. An incinerator on the CCW arm could be fun.
To make a general all commers list I would drop the anti daemon stuff and replace the power armoured psycannon with extra PAGKs. I would also tone down the GM to a BC for yet more PAGKs or a second dread.
Last edited by Mad Cat; December 8th, 2008 at 15:36.
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Thanks for the reply
I didn't know about the Force Weapon still insta-killing thing when I wrote the list but I see your point - and about the Sacred incense too. They are both good things to know - as it gives me 25 points. I'll have to make sure my opponent understands both those rules beforehand though.
I don't think my opponent will have more than 1 Soulgrinder and if he does I'm going to make sure I get it killed ASAP. I know what you mean about the TH/SS but I detest proxying, and I don't have the model for it at the moment. Might look into it though!
Same reason for the PC Servitor, I plan to convert one but haven't yet.
The Assassin I currently have is a Vindicare, it was him I was pondering dropping, perhaps for Some ISTs as you say as I have a squad of them.
I want to keep all the Psycannons to inspire more worry in my opponent as I know weapons that ignore the only saves of a lot of his models will be a great psychological weapon. Once I get some more GKPAs more will be going into the list though, perhaps a squad of 5 with 2 Incinerators.
I did consider the DCCW arm on the Dread but I worried that if I'm not close enough to get into an Assault on the Soul Grinder I'd be losing out on half my firepower, so I decided to go for the ML for now. Time will tell if I was right...