Guys youre are my preferred heretics!
So, let's round this shit up
1) Warlords and equipment and traits: I already have decided my Hq, but not in a irrevocable way: i've not yet presented the list! they are fixed, so no equip swapping...
the warlord traits are either those fixed on the charachter stats or chosen from CSlaught book or BRB. Princeps of deceit is from the BRB, Dark Crusader is...SHEEEEIT..i rolled on the CSM book table...my bad...so Malikai the Sorcerer will become: MERCILESS SLAUGHTERER= unit and hq have Crusader.
The 3rd Hq i'm not well decided, open to suggestions.
About points of Hq's, since i can swap them freely, I wanted to have 3 different price tags, to get some points when needed be.
Lots of good advices up here...I agree on lots of things:
-I should have 3 Hq with lists built around them
-I should have a 1000 pts basic with 500 pts of "swap"
-Havocs, to be competitive need to stay focused. Sigh. I love the mixmatched look of a mixed weapon unit
So let's build a basic 1000 pts list with The Master of the Hunt as an Hq. Solid core, some heavy support and linebreaker with lord and retinue.
The Master of the Hunt
Steed of Slaanesh
Sigils of Corruption
-Princeps of Deceit Trait-
5 Noise Marines
5 Noise Marines
1 combiflamer champion
Rhino + combiflamer
Aegis defence line + quad gun
I still need another troop ( my friends have a taste in killing my troops, since i tend to play very bold with them), more fire support and the retinue.
Also, i know for shure (the advantage of knowing your friends model collections...) that the worst armor i will be facing are AV12-13 with a small, small, small chance of a Smurf Land Raider steaming on the board.
So this continues with:
Rhino + Havoc launcher
Summing up to 1500.
this could be a nice all comers setup.
Nasty cc unit for DE and IG to worry about
Some plasma and blastmaster for MEQ
Laser predator to counter 2+ and AV
havocs & aegis to swat any light infantry or vehicle or MC
oblits and flamer marines to round up, supporting against hordes or small specialized units (hell, 4 flamer templates and 7 bolt pistols should hurt even terminators!)
What do you say? Did i forget something?
Later i'll be posting something about another variation, led by Malikai the Sorceror.
Any ideas about the 3rd hq?
EDIT: Just noticed that if i swap HQ Noise Marines will become elite. So no 3 troops for me. In the basic load out i should then swap a Noise squad with this: 5 marines, melta, combimelta,rhino (130) and remove the combibolter from the Predator. Viable?