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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-19-11, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there. Just starting my daemons list and need some thoughts and ideas on how to use it.

Heres some pics of my army http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...=263451&page=4

Basically I have a
DP with MoT, Bolt, Deamonic Gaze

2x15 letters
2x5 Horrors with changeling, both have bolt
5 fiends of slaanesh (those are the steeds models)
Soul Grinder with phlem
3 Flamers

How should I break this up into 2 as well. In general. I'm sure once I get to see how they deploy, I can mix it up.
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A Single grinder is going to draw a lot of fire pretty quick (they always do) as everyone is afraid of Phlegm. I might try and split my letters up into a few squads of 8 (khornes magic number) and use the leftovers as a squad of 6 to guard the grinder depending on where he goes. I only played one game with one grinder ever, and it got owned the turn after it arrived. I run two or none now, and usually princes.

I guess I'd do prefered: Thirster, a squad of 8 letters (should you break them up), one squad of horrors, squad of fiends and the prince.

Secondary: Everything else

I know you're going to see some people say they like bigger groups of letters etc, and yeah they work fine, it's all just situational. I've had pretty good luck with 8 squads. You just really have to play them smart and get the charge so you can inflict maximum pwnage. Though I typically play squads of daemonettes wich have assault/defensive grenade gift, and then a squad of letters to clean up after the charge. Daemonettes are basically invuln save fearless genestealers, and pretty much win combats. Of course there is a couple strategy articles on this very subject here, good read if you haven't looked at them.

I would stay away from dropping the grinder until you have other stuff for your enemy to worry about, because it WILL become primary target.

But yeah, play the army a few games vs different opposition and see how you like to run it. Standard stuff applies, don't charge your thirster into a squad of lightning claw/hammer termies and expect to live, etc.

This has all been just my opinions on Daemons, which I play (with fairly decent success) and love. Let us know how you fare

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I agree about the Grinder, but I only have one. And if hes being targetted, then the prince, the thirster and my troops aren't at the moment. And they are more expensive than he is. I would love to add some daemonettes, but only have 10 from the battle force box at the moment. One thing I can do, is put a squad of horrors with an icon in each starting half and that will make them target priority since they will give me great board control. This will aleviate firepower from my squads and important stuff.
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