So I am in this local ITC league and I was hoping to put in a good showing with force that I love to play and no one else seems to field them. Only problem is that I am currently without a win... and I think it may be because I am getting stuck with that "shiny model" problem, where I go for what I like the look of more than what will help me win games. That being said, they have been close games, with only minor tactical errors (lost 13 Daemonettes to a Rhino that I exploded in melee with rending...bah...).
Please help me make an efficient list for a league, I can play the fluffy lists between games
Herald of Slaanesh
Locus of Beguilment, Level 2 PSyker, Steed of Slaanesh, Lesser reward (taking the Ether blade)
Herald of Slaanesh:
155pts - Warlord
Locus of Beguilment, Level 2 Psyker, Greater reward, lesser reward
Herald of Slaanesh:
Level 2 Psyker, Lesser reward
Herald of Tzeentch
Level 3 Psyker, Locus of Conjuration, Exalted reward (Grimwar),
The Blue Scribes
Icon - warlord herald runs with these to give re-rolls
Herald with least rewards goes with these ones... to man a Aegis line with Icarus Lascannon
Icon - summoning focus for icon and a warp charge...
-Fast Attack- 285pts
Seekers of Slaanesh x10: 135pts
Heartseeker-Lesser reward (Ether Blade) - Herald on mount runs with these
Screamers of Tzeentch x6: 150pts
Herald on disk goes with these.
-Heavy Support- 430pts
Burning Chariot of Tzeentch: 100pts
Thinking that perhaps a deep strike off the icon? I have been just running him up currently.
Seeker Cavalcade x3: 150pts
Each chariot has a lesser reward for the blade.
Soul Grinder: 180pts
Phlegm Bombardment, Daemon of Slaanesh
Aegis Defensive line: 85pts
So my way of playing so far has been that the Seekers are my heavy hitters... they have been able to get where I need them and just make enemy squads go "Poof!" that Locus is GREAT on this squad. The Daemonettes are a central killing blob that has icon for summoning off of it. I have been using the Soul Grinder as a Distract-0-fex, to keep people from just gunning into my Seekers and Daemonettes, as he looks scary and will rip things to pieces if they don't take him out.
The Blue scribes are great when used properly I find, you draw out the dice with your other spells first, and then use the Scribes to summon something up for free
yes they dont get the base summoning spell, but I have gotten lots of free Crushers, and flamers ect with him. Also Sacrifice doesn't have to target the caster...
I have just added the Tzeentch herald on Disk and the Screamers, but I will try to use them as a standard zip around and cause trouble unit with the Grimwar for staying power, and if it fails they have the speed to get out of the way.
Also just added is the Aegis line with Lascannon... as now you have a Herald with enhanced BS over other units with a intercepting Lascannon!!
I don't want to say stats as I think that's a no no on boards, but just think of a HQ BS skill on that big gun in an army that doesn't normally have such gun options. Good for shooting down those pesky flyers, as I don't have any flying units of my own.
The Burning chariot is one of those units I was just going to field it as I bought the model (to rip apart for the flamer, screamers and herald on disk) but then when I did field it.. The weapons this thing has are Great!, my first opponent decided to scout his command bike squad forward.... that was fun with a chariot across from him when I got first turn
So my games have been going very close, but I just cant seem to get that win out of them for some reason. I am wondering if to be competitive should I be putting in that 300pt Daemon prince who flys around casting and using the Lash to whip at flyers, or what ever he wants? Am I playing units that are too much flash and yet too easy to kill, like the Burning Chariot (pretty model, but low armor and if you Jink you cant use the Pink flame (or Blue, what ever one that is).
Between Proxy and my summoning stock pile I can feild anything Slaanesh, most Tzeentch units, and a few Khorne and Nurgle things. I also have a Decimator with Butcher cannon and Siege claw.