Im really looking forward to collecting a pure daemon hunters army, but the only problem is that i dont know where to start , what is a usual tactic to use? what about physcic powers? im startin of with an 1100 point army list then ill go from there.
What are you looking for in terms of tactics? Heavy assault with Grey Knights, mass infantry with Storm Troopers. Combination of the two? If Grey Knights I would start with a couple of squads of GK and a GK hero (by himself for now, just put him in one of the other squads), then maybe look towards expansion with more power armor GK, a drednought with twin lascannons for anti-tank work (unless you want a Land Raider instead), then maybe so GK termies. This is one of th efew situations (a mostly GK army) where I would recomend probably getting a Land Raider early on, since they don't have much else in the way of heavy weapons.
I think LRSeries gave good advice. Decide if you want a lot of troops (taking more stormtroopers) or fewer but much better qualities. Sure, each GK in power armor costs 15 points more per model, but you get:
S 6 in CC instead of S 3
WS 5 instead of WS 4
T 4 instead of T 3
3+ save instead of 4+
Storm bolter instead of hellgun
All the nifty GK special abilities (Aegis, Shrouding, True Grit, Fearless, etc)
Sure, you also need to buy a 50 pt Justicar (sergeant) for the squad.. but he does carry a S 6 power weapon and gets an additional attack in CC
As well, get either a Land Raider or Dreadnought, or both! The one thing pure Daemonhunter armies lack are vehicle-killing weapons. Their highest S weapon is at 6. Personally, I have a dreadnought and just bought a Land Raider and plan to include the LR in any battles 1500 points or more that I field just because I need something that can hit hard and take a beating (Armor of 14 is tough) cuz the Armor of 12 for a dreadnought can still be hurt by things like heavy bolters unlike the Land Raider.
Also..consider buying some of the new GK w/psycannons and incinerators. Psycannons are beefed up heavy bolters which can ignore those pesky daemon invulnerable saves (and so can incinerators).
So, by taking a pure Daemonhunter force (and GK only in particular) you are deciding on an army that will almost always be smaller than your opponents...but your quality will be higher than almost all of theirs.. including most SM armies. GKs are the elite of the elite!
If you get an inquisitor with your army, you can buy some gun servitors with Meltaguns, (very low ap, very high str) who have a very good BS skill. (you can get up to 3)
that takes care of tanks, especially if you have the word of the emporor psychic power and give your inquisitor a decent ranged weapon. (or scourging)
my GK army is a mix of both. i have 20 storm troops 10 droped off via valkyie with a tele homer!! 3 squads of 6 marines with 2 incinerators each sqd. lord and retinue. i also have a crusader with Forge world doors and am waiting for my forge world dread.
its cheating a bit, but a pugation squad does not have to have 5 members. just buy a justicar and two grey knights. 100pts
get lots of these (say 500pts worth) with no special weapons. deep strike these all over the place and assult everything in sight.
this'll hold up the enemy and give you time to put everything else where you want it, ready for the kill...
i'm not quite sure if this is legal though!
but it might work...
as for an inquisitor with henchman, pah! grand master with 9 grey knight terminators as a retinue.
okay, so there's not a lot of points left (about 60).
maybe its not such a good idea, but it might just be carzy enough to work!!!
oh yeah...didn't think of that.
well, it was a good idea to begin with. it could still tie up a lot of the enemy in close combat, giving you time to deploy everything else in the right place though.
and after a lot of thought...grand master with 9 termies? what a pathetic idea! i just realised how stupid that was...sorry
ive just noticed that that is why i'm losing most of my battles. im now only taking a brother-captain as my HQ with 4 termies, this gives me a lot more points for stormtroopers (which ive discovered are essential and very usefull indeed) and normal grey knights.
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