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This weekend I'm interested in using a two monolith list in several 2500 games, does this balance work well? It's pretty much a choice between 1 monolith and the Deciever or 2 monoliths no Deciever.
Or 3 Liths AND the Deceiver? At 2.5K... why not, not like you cant afford it.. lol. But 2 Liths? Yea they will do nicely.
But I think for the armies I will be facing the second lith will do better. I'm a bit worried about a mysterious eldar list I will be facing the lith's will do well.... It sounds like hes going for a "shoot that, this you get you" kind of army. A denied flank I find is good as dealing with these seeing as no matter how many units and numbers they have blowing away half the force really hurts. The monoliths can help to intimidate and add mobility and firepower.
I've almost never DS my monoliths, I'm very uneasy about doing so.
I've just had bad experiences with scatters , not showing up until turn 4 etc... I also find I need the lith's recycling on turn 1 and 2 especially for my destroyers cause they seem to be the main target early-game.
Not showing up for a while can hurt, thats true. But with them starting on the field then you dont really have a chance to eliminate the enemy anti armour before they get a chance to eliminate the Lith. Sometimes, having to wait until turn 4 can be a good thing.
Also, why does scatter matter for a Lith? DS units only die if they hit impassible terrain, and being a skimmer, the Lith can hover over that. Just make sure not to DS within 12" of the board edge.
Karmoon: "well.. any kore = good kore" 12:35pm PST 23 May 2007
Hello , today I played with the 2 monolith list , and resulted in the largest margin of victory I've ever had (he had 175 victory points , and I had 2500 Victory points by the end of turn 5) I quite liked it. It allowed me to set up a single massive firing lane which I hugged cover with my Immortals and destroyers and pounded a single flank, then with the monoliths just off to the side by 7 inchs or so, waded into the weakened flank and teleported my warriors in. I took....
1 Necron lord w/ res orb
3 x 10 Immortals
2 x 10 Warriors
2 x 5 Destroyers
1 x 2 Monoliths
1 Tomb Spyder
Although I did not deepstrike them it worked very well and this is my favourite list yet.
At one time before retooling my army I was running 2 'liths in most games 2k points and up. it is incredibly effective when your enemy likes to lock you up in CC. Zap out, shoot.
In the Castle of Pain on a Mountain of Skulls I sat on a Throne of Blood. What was will be, what is will be no more. Now is the season of Evil!
- Vigo the Carpathian
Wow, nice one... i needs to get me another Lith!