Potential expensive H2H deathstar
Ok, so since the power sword re-nerf of DCA/crusaders and the removal of FnP from repentia (besides 1 time in H2H only), I was trying to find a way to make a good H2H squad. Since the command squad still has a H2H oriented AoF I started playing around with the options for the unit. This is what I came up with, its extra pricey :
Command Squad 220
- 4x power axe
- sacred banner of the order militant
- rhino w/dozer
- mantle of ophelia
4 Ministorum Priest 235
- 4x eviscerator
- litanies of faith
I know its a ton of points, but lets look at how this breaks down real fast. Out of all 10 models only 1 strikes at I3, the hospitaller. (Like you were gonna hit first anyway) Now you have 4 models with power axes and 5 with eviscerators.... that all have FnP.... Plus with the sacred banner the unit has +1A (like uriah used to do.) So with the priests you get zealot, so fearless and hatred right out the gate, this means you are re-rolling misses in the first round of combat, plus each of those priests has a war hymn (and with the litanies of faith its auto succeed.) So 1 priest lets you re-roll armor saves, the 2nd priest lets you re-roll wounds (yes that means re-roll hits and wounds in the first round of combat), and the other 2 just go all out and use smash attacks (not sure if this stacks with the eviscerator, but if it does, gg S10 AP1 attacks, and if not, just drop a couple of the evis for some points recoop.)
So smash attacks aside, you are looking at 21 S6 AP1 attacks on the charge that re-roll hits and wounds, plus another 20 S4 AP2 attacks, and the hospitaller smacks someone with her bolt pistol with 3 S3 AP- attacks. If you place the squad right before it charges your power armor will soak the hits and when you do fail an armor save, oh lookie FnP.
Pretty sure its not worth the points, but oh man do I wanna give it a try.