1000 Points Crimson Slaughter CC
I am starting 40k (again) and I went for CSM Crimson Slaughter. Reason? I like the color sheme, the fluff behind them. Yesterday I played 3 games, and I got my ass kicked in the first one and third. I win the second. It was my first game in 7ed.
What I need to do is try to make a competitive list but without being annoying to play against. The first game I play was against a White Scar SM. He had 1 Chapter Master on bike, 2 bike squad with a lot of special weapon, one big flier, one Tactical squad with lascanon and 5 Melta Sternguard in drop pod. I beleive this list is not that friendly, and it was my first game in a really long time. Thats the reason I need something a little bit competitive.
The 2 other games were against a CSM and one game I got unlucky, the other he was unlucky. So, here is the list I played:
-Chaos Lord 200pts
MoK, Blade of the Relentless, Bolt Pistol, Daemonheart, Juggernaut, Sigil of Corruption, Melta Bomb
-CSM x10 212pts
Aspiring Champion Power Sword, 2 Flamer, Boltgun
Rhino, Havoc Launcher
-Cultist x16 93pts
Champion, 14 Autoguns, 1 Heavy stubber
-Chaos Spawn x4 120
-Hell Blade (IA3) 115
Two Helstorm Autocannons
My lord was great. First game he became a Deamon Prince after his first challenge (Sternguard). The other game, I send him against the cultist to power up his blade. Spawn with him were great and I think 4 is enough.
Cultist didn't kill anything but gave me 3 VP in the second game. I am thinking on bringing them down to the minimum. They were holding an objectif in my deployement zone everygame.
My CSM squad didn't do a lot (did nothing actually). I don't know what to think about them. I am thinking on changing for this:
10x CSM w/ 9 additional CCWs, 2 meltas, champion with meltabombs, and a Rhino with a dirge caster. (223pts)
To rush forward along my Lord with 37points to play with (no idea what to do with that) or
5x CSM w/ 1 melta 4 additional CCWs, champion with meltabomb and a Rhino with a dirge caster (138pts) with 3x Biker w/ 2 meltas, champion with meltabomb (95pts) and thats leave me with 27 points to play with. OR
5x CSM w/ 1 melta 4 additional CCWs, champion with meltabomb and a Rhino with a dirge caster (138pts) with 5x Raptors w/ 2 meltas, champion with meltabomb (120pts) (I have the raptors so I prefere this one.
The second choice give me more treat, more melta shots but less CC (I can still change the boltgun for CCW in the 5 mens squad). I don't know about this, what do you think?
Hellblad! Perform not to bad but not great. He came on turn 4 first game, and he didn't kill anything but I roll porly with him, I forgot all of his rules (movement, 5++, and reroll against a flier) so I need to try again because this rules would have saved him and maybe kill the Heldrake with the reroll or the D6+2 movement.
Maulerfiend. I love this guys. One of them was really unlucky, the lasher tendrils one dies in the first 2 turn in everygames (Sternguard drop pod coming first turn on the rear). While the other one killed things. I killed a few biker before he kill me, I kill a deamon prince but oblit just kill me after. And the last game, I got stuck with a Deamon Prince and oblit during 2 full turn before dying! I was really unlucky and didn't anything with my attacks!
Anyway, I don't think my list is ultra competitive and while the CSM played didn't took ultra competitive list also (Nurgle DP, 10 cultist, 6 CSM in Rhino with plasma, 5 Melta Raptors, 1 Helldrake, 3x1 Oblit) the SM player did see my list before he mad his, and I think he tailored it a little. I would like to try and make this list a little more competitive. I like the rush forward kind of list (gunline a little bit boring I think) and I would like to hear from people playing the same kind of list some tactial advice. (Deployement, protecting vehicule rear against drop pod, protecting against baleflamer...)
Thanks to everyone for finishing to read this, and more for your advice!
Last edited by frenchi861; 02-17-15 at 12:00 AM.