Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Road To Adepticon: The List Is Finalized

Well I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving. I had the privilege of joining The Stormlord and his family for the holiday. I have been contemplating my Chaos Marine list for Adepticon. I think I have a list hammered out now. I have gotten one game in so far and it was a win. As I write this I am waiting for CVinton and his Necrons to get in game two with the tweaked list. I am keeping the list rather basic and it seems to be working well. I don't to post all of it but I will share the elements of said list.

1x Daemon Prince

4x Chaos Marine Squads of 10

1x Cultist squad of 22

1x Mauler Fiend

2x Forge Fiend

1x Heldrake

I had included an Aegis line with a quad gun in the first version and although it was nice cover for the Cultists holding an objective it did not really contribute a whole lot. I was actually able to cram in more fire power taking it out completely.  I am also on the fence about the Cultist unit.  I wanted a 5th troop choice, but I am not sure if the cultists can really do the job of holding objectives if they come under fire.  You really do get what you pay for with the unit.

I have to say I am surprised by many peoples reaction to the new Daemon Prince. Yeah he lack eternal warrior and is expensive, but built well he is a bestial engine of destruction. I think the expense portion of the Prince is the big kicker. Honestly you can get two Sorcerers or even warp smiths and lords in any combination cheaper than the prince. When you are trying to maximize points this is a huge factor in list building. Truth be told though the survivability of the Daemon Prince is better than these other HQ choices though. He also tends to pull the big guns away from your vehicles. I had three devastator squads lighting him up trying to prevent him form getting to squads of Deathwing Terminators. This kept the las cannons and missile launchers off of my Daemon Engines. My opponent realized the rouse too late and my Mauler Fiend was able to breach his lines and start ripping apart the Devastators that were unlucky enough to be on the ground.

Now that I have the list hammered out I begin the painful task of buying the army elements. I have my painting schedule and process already laid out. I will be posting pictures of the army as I get it done over the following weeks. I have over 63 infantry models to paint followed by 1 Daemon Prince, 3 daemon engines and 1 Heldrake. Despite my hobby funk and general laziness when it comes to painting lately, I am charged up for the task and I am hoping to have it done with time to spare before Adepticon.

Next time I am going to talk combat patrol with the Eldar. This is one of the few tournaments at Adepticon that the Eldar can be real competitors. Builds are easy at the 400 point for Eldar mainly due to the surgical and specialist nature of the current Eldar army. More on that next time.

Until then.........

Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!


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