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In a 12000 point/side Apocalypse game coming up, I plan on fielding The Great Court of the Young King formation totalling 3000. This is an Avatar with 1 of each aspect squad including Exarch, all models in the Great Court have Furious Charge.
9x Fire Dragons + Exarch (Flamer, Crack Shot, Tank Hunters) in Wave Serpent (BL, SS, SE, VE)
9x Howling Banshees + Exarch (Executioner, Acrobatic) in Wave Serpent (BL, SS, SE, VE)
9x Striking Scorpions + Exarch (Biting Blade, Stalker)
9x Dire Avengers + Exarch (2ASC, Bladestorm)
4x Shining Spears + Exarch (Skilled Rider, Withdraw)
4x Swooping Hawks + Exarch (Intercept, Skyleap)
9x Warp Spiders + Exarch (2DS, Withdraw)
4x Dark Reapers + Exarch (ML, Crack & Fast Shot)
Sub total 2218 (it is 1126 minimum). What to do with the other 782 points?
One configuration is this:
Wraithguard, troop configuration with Conceal
War Walkers w/Scatter Lasers x 6
Grand Total 3002 (If anyone complains about 2 points in Apoc I'm gonna feed their models to them! just kidding)
I'm seriously going to try and get the strategic asset that lets you come in from any board edge, although the enemy is threatening to take that Chaos formation that disrupts reserves. That could seriously mess things up. Any other suggestions on complementary assets?
I am not familiar with that formation. Refresh me.
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Oh how I miss the true court of 3ed. Not always effective, yet still cool to see.
I'd drop eldrad (too easily killed in apocalypse style games) in favor of some more wave serpents for the DAs and definitely one for the slow moving scorpions. Wraithguard are also fairly slow moving and so need a serpent or to be replaced by some anti-tank such as falcon. A basic farseer with Mindwar/Fortune may be a good addition to a squad as well (I like with scorpions as he can mind blast enemy characters while the rest charge in too destroy the rest of the squad with their many attacks without fear of being power sworded). With all the extra points its an easy call, you need more DAs to soften things up, I'd say you have nearly 1000 extra points then - probably dedicate another 3 full squads with serpents plus some FA options like vypers.
-Alaitoc Ranger Force (1850pts)
Here is the datasheet. I summarized it in my OP.
Two items... I know any infantry can get whomped by stuff in Apoc. I can speed up with one more Wave Serpent, who gets it, Scorps?
Another configuration would be 2 Fire Prisms. I only have 4 Grav Tanks built right now. 2 of them can be either WS or Falcon/FP. If I hurry, I can put in a Revenent, but that would mean trimming 18 or so points off the Court.
I suppose I could fit in 2 Fire Prisms and some basic Farseers. I was kind of hoping for using Eldrad's redeployment as well has guiding the Warwalkers
Hey Homer, I have taken the Great court on 2 occasions and while it is fun to deploy it really does need it's serpents (or flank march oh and all the court will still come on from the same board edge even if disrupted). The major problem is how close it has to bunch up to deploy next to the Avatar and one well placed acpoc template can really ruin your day. That being said if you add a couple of serpents (DA's and scorps) and/or flank march them on this tends to minimise this danger.
This being said I love Eldrad in Apoc and that redeploy will help this formation out but really he needs to have a group of seers with him for any chance to survive longer then a turn. A simple Doom/fortune seer is how i would go.
Oh and fire prisms are worth it in Apoc (I take between 4-6 in a Sunstorm formation) but I wouldn't advise the Revenant for 2 reasons 1. 800pts is wayyy to big a chunk of points in 3k for an AV12 titan (I have one too and I try to chuck it in all the time as well) and 2. it sounds like you are still building it and it is better if you don't rush it in my experience (had to repin a leg because i wanted it ready for a game).
Anyways cudos on taking the court hope it all goes well.
Yeah i remember when mine was at that stage i finished it about 3 months ago I actually pinned through the hips into the legs and then up into the body so it couldn't droop.
I just took my original list as the game crept up on me before I could really change anything. The list did very well but I lucked out... no super heavies were in my area of the board! Eldrad and his Wraithguard did quite well in that they let me Fortune and Doom quite well. Furious Charge on Aspect Warriors is awesome BTW. I fought mostly Chaos Space Marines and Eldar.