Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Time For Love, A Time To Beat Face




This is what happens when people are allowed to Listhammer in an unrestricted manner. Sooner or later, they reach that threshold where they are unable to contain their miniature wish-listing to the realm of mere speculation, and they end up buying a new army.

And by “they” I mean me especially.

So goes with my new project. Eldar and the Noise Marines have given me a lot of joy thus far, but both armies lack the certain visceral satisfaction one gets when they run an entire army across the board at full tilt and then smash face for 3-4 turns. Don’t get me wrong, there’s also something darkly rewarding about dancing skimmer tanks around the board for an entire game while your opponent’s prize troops run around sweating in their power armor, but sometimes its nice to be playing the guys your opponent runs away from.

So here’s my test-list as of right now, still a WiP:

Kharn (165)

Chaos Dreadnought w/multimelta, CC arm w/ H. flamer, smoke, searchlight (120)
Chaos Dreadnought w/multimelta, CC arm w/ H. flamer, smoke, searchlight (120)

7 Berserkers w/ Skull Champ, P-fist
Rhino w/ extra armour (237)
7 Berserkers w/ Skull Champ, P-fist
Rhino w/ extra armour (237)
7 Berserkers w/ Skull Champ, P-fist
Rhino w/ extra armour (237)

5 Terminators w/ Lightning Claws (2), H. Flamer, Combi-melta (2), IoK
Land Raider w/ DP (455)

Chaos Predator w/ TL autocannon, TL lascannon spons, DP (150)
Chaos Predator w/ TL autocannon, TL lascannon spons (130)


TOTAL: 1851



Because I want to keep my forces as flexible as possible, and because having an interior decorator for a mother lends a certain amount of OCD into an armies color scheme, I’m going to paint these guys mostly black and grey. (I mean, could you image ‘red’ Khorne guys standing next to my ‘lavender’ Noise Marines? I know this is ‘Chaos’, but there are limits people…)

The dreads are there for two reasons. 1) I like dreads and have been jones’n to use one. 2) If you read the rules, they aren’t as shitty as everyone makes them out to be. As long as you keep the side by side and on a flank (remember front firing arc), the chances of catastrophe aren’t unbearable. In the meantime, they’ll draw a bunch of fire away from the Berserkers, and if they don’t, well that’s two multi-melta dreads that are going to be piling into the enemy’s lines by turn 3. Besides, if they do shoot each other, that’s kinda cool too. This is a Khorne list after all, and Khorne has never been the discriminating type when it comes to skulls.

The plan is as simple as only an all assault list can be: rhinos and dreads rush forward, landraider and preds work on cracking open some tanks so that my ‘serkers can get at the sweet vittles inside. If a one flank starts to get into trouble, the landraider drives up and squirts five Khorne terminators on the problem.

That’s the theory anyway. More to come.

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