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Am I horrible person for running a wych cult army in a 500pt tournament?
(Real Question: Any opinions on tactics at 500pts?)
wych cult in 500 pts??? never tried a wych cult but good luck.
Well... I suppose you'd just want to maximize the number of 6ish (wo)man squads with Raiders that you take. Wyches are pretty good at combat and with agonizers they can do a decent amount of damage. Raiders with dark lances and dissies will give you the required anti-tank and anti-infantry firepower.
Hope that helps a bit.
I would actually go with the *Counter-Attack* idea thats in our codex strategy (haha) section. But seriously, at 500 points, you won't be seeing many 48" range weapons (aka Missile Launchers and Lascannons)
Rather, you'd see more heavy bolter- esque weapons, that are much easier to escape their line of fire, with shorter range.
Basically, as the enemy comes a little bit closer to you, you pounce forward, take the charge,and assault where you want to. With this army composition though, I would expect to see you win a lot more battles through destroying enemy units/armies rather than taking objectives.
That's just not something Wyches are good at
Haywire grenades, not a good use for wyches but still can deal with light tanks.
still its a viable option for just incase.
If you're always worried about crushing the ants beneath you...you won't be able to walk.
Ok, I have avoided this for a while because I needed to consider.
To me a 500pt game is viable for a Wych Cult but that’s not the main problem here.
Its more the fact some of some of your the opponents army’s wont work at that level – case in point Necrons.
A Cult has enough variety to take down anything whereas some of the other races will suffer badly due to not being able to take that expensive but much needed upgrade, a character or include that essential armour 14 vehicle.
Whereas a Wych Cult already has the best assault troops in the game as standard, the ability to use blasters for anti armour, cheap transports (again armed with anti armour Lances) so that you can be guaranteed the charge and still have the points left over for a few squads of warriors to run distraction and virtually swarm anything left over.
So this leaves you with feeling “horrible?” Nah, just practice your evil cackle, go forth and capture as many slaves as possible and make the enemy fear your wrath!
Good luck and good hunting.
P.S. tactics will depend om your army composition.
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yes that is a very evil thing for you to do! Slaneesh should have fun toying with your soul...
Anyhow, I think a wych cult would work very well at 500pt. Like previously said, take a unit of wyches with haywire grenades and a succubus with the goblet of spite for anti-armor, then just pack in the wych squads.
Also, warp beasts would be VERY effective at that points value, and especially since you can take more that 0-1 as per normal codex restrictions.
Tell us how it goes if you do end up doing this.
Wyches aren't cheesy. Yes, they're terrors in close combat. Shoot them. That pretty much solves anyone's problems with wyches, when a squad of 10 guardsmen will kill 2-3 of them per round with single-shooting lasguns.