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I've got a semi-casual tourney in a few months, and I'm playing with moving from a kabal/all-rounder list to a coven biased one, built around Urien Rakarth and what I have already built. This is the first draft:
HQ1 Urien Rakarth (rides with Grots)
HQ2 Haemonculus, power weapon, liquifier (rides with TR3)
HQ2 Haemonculus, power weapon, hexrifle (rides with TR4)
EL1 4 x Grotesques, Urien upgrades, liquifier, Raider + flickerfield
TR1 10 x Kabalite warriors, blaster, SC, Raider
TR2 8 x Wyches, haywire grenades, Hekatrix + agoniser, Raider
TR3 8 x Wracks, liquifier, Acothyst + agoniser, Raider
TR4 8 x Wracks, liquifier, Acothyst + hexrifle, venom blade
FA1 4 x Scourges, 2 blasters
HV1 Talos, TL haywire blasters, chainflails
HV2 Talos, TL haywire blasters, chainflails
HV3 Ravager, 3 DLs, nightshield, flickerfield
I am concerned this list will be especially weak vs terminator wrecking balls and carpark lists. Can anyone suggest tweaks? I was thinking, for instance, of reducing/removing the kabalite warriors to add in a venom and blaster-toting Trueborns.
If you can rewrite it i'll be glad to retweak it, keeping the same type of units and feel of the army, i love these types of armies.
Last edited by dizzie; September 1st, 2011 at 15:01.
If you're always worried about crushing the ants beneath you...you won't be able to walk.
Edit: Dizzie ninjad my response, so might have duplicate advies
I agree with the point in including a Blaster Trueborn squad, they are a very good AT option which brings also 12x Poisonus shooting. I would put 5x Warrior Blaster in a Venom as 4th troop choice.
I don't see the point in taking Hexrifles, poisonous shooting do the trick. Personally I'm testing Power Weapons on Haemies too but I think they can be targetted very fast in Combat and will die very soon. One power fist can prove too much for them. On the other hand taking an Agoniser on an Acothyst is a more sure investment, in terms of survival but he does lose is extra attack do to having poisonous (4+) CC attacks. So I would rather put a PW instead to limit the cost since you will have S4 on the charge.
Taloi can be fun but I learned them to be too slow if you don't include a WWP. In tournaments they only would use Haywire blaster and get shot just before they hit the lines. I would put only one and replace the other by a Ravager or a Razorwing Jetfighter if you can find the points.
And if you put in the WWP you would have a good way to deploy TR4 wracks instead of foot slogging from the table edge or hoping for their Hexrilfe to do anything. You might also drop the Raider for TR2 wych and have them come out of the WWP too and this gives you the points for FF and NS on the other skimmers.
Scourges are cool but not really to most cost-effective AT option, if you do take them I would advice Haywire Blasters in stead of Blasters, they are less expensive and provide more chance to stun-lock vehicles.
I see almost none of your Raiders has a Flickerfield nor Night Shield, I know investing in those seems futile but anything that does improves their survival is important. So I would invest first in those before spending on PW or Agonisers on non-combat characters.
Last edited by El_Jairo; September 1st, 2011 at 15:59. Reason: Ninja
Good responses, thanks!
There should be a raider on TR4 - my bad.
It didn't occur to me changing the assault weapon loadouts on the acothysts would remove their +A for two special weapons. I kinda assumed the second weapon would still count as CCW as a backup to the new one. But not according to the rules as written.
If I go WWP and drop Urien for a haemy ancient (lotta love for the ancient - it's a beast in assault), I can afford to bulk out the wych and wrack squads, but I lose even more darklances. Adding defences to the raiders seems like a reasonable choice here, and maybe I can squeeze in a tiny venom squad or two.
I'll post a revised list in a couple of days.