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I'm curious as to what you all think about Statured Demon Princes wielding Dread Axes. I've run a Word Bearers army nearly 4 years now, but have never fielded this combo. It just seems so ugly to have a model running around giving your opponent's models no save whatsoever.

However, I've been contemplating it of late. I've converted the model to hold a Bloodthirster's axe, so it is WYSIWYG. There is a tourney in less than two weeks, but I'm unsure if folks will really hate going up against this combo. The tourney will have army comp which is another factor I'd on the fence about.
 

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Like everything else int he game it is nasty to play against if you haven't considered it in your own list. If I am playing chaos I tend to take a vindicatorn with power of the machine spirit to give it something to fear.... Plus as I tend to use Space Wolves a lot then having plenty of powerfists will worry him after a couple of turns of combat if the vindicator gets popped.

Tau can Railgun it, Eldar can Wraithlord gangbang it, normal marines can vindi or dred fist it, Orcs can throw so many bodies at it that it'll take 4-5 turns to wear through a unit.

I could go on but I think let the chaos boys have their fun
 

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use it mate, theres nothing wrong with it. Its part of the chaos list. Chaos get sick daemon princes, marines get assault cannons :)
 

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Yep, had that happen last weekend. I had one wound left and failed the Demonic Mastery roll. And this was on the bottom of turn 5. Ugggh.

Thanks for the thoughts. Once he's finished, I post up the final painted model.
 

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jigplums said:
use it mate, theres nothing wrong with it. Its part of the chaos list. Chaos get sick daemon princes, marines get assault cannons :)
Sweet quote. :) What about a sick Daemon Prince AND a Bloodthirster? 8)
 

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People cry cheese, but I've never been that impressed by Greater Daemons. They don't have the attacks or the Initiative to back up an otherwise impressive profile. Nothing a power fist can't handle. Bloodthirsters are great for kicking over tanks though, since they're quite high strength to begin with and are monstrous creatures. The same can be said of a Lord of Change, but the LoC isn't as strong as the 'Thirster. The free psychic power kind of makes up for that though. With a blast from Wind of Chaos on the way in, the Lord of Change is quite capable of clearing out entire squads in close combat since it'll kill three or four with the flame template and whatever it hits is still going to die on a 2 for the most part.
 

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Chaos can take a sick daemon prince and a bloodthirster. Marines get assault cannons, and Librarians.

We could make a game of this :)
 

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My brother favors the glaive for his tricked out DP.

Last game I played him he had a Bloodthirster and his DP.

And I had five assault cannons (2 twinlinked on a pair of Baal predators, and 3 on speeders), 2 lascannons, Moriar the Chosen, a Furioso Dreadnought and the Death Company.

He's decided to drop Khorne and go back to undivided. BA may not melee as well as khorne, but we shoot way the hell better.
 

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Yes, he has Demonic Speed. The idea is that he and a squad of Raptors will move under cover, then the Raptor AC gets possessed by a Keeper of Secrets. Two big critters together seem like they could be ugly. This will probably be down a flank to avoid some of the bigger guns.
 

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Just to be cute, someone should model a Slaanesh daemon prince holding a bottle of unidentifiable pills. You could count it both as combat drugs and as Daemonic Speed. :wink:

AHAHAHAHAHAHA!


Sarigar: Not a bad idea but I wonder if using the Raptor champ as the daemonhost is the best idea. Raptors are damn expensive, especially to have one just pop like that. Maybe use a Lt or a different champ for it instead.
 

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my friend runs a Daemon Prince with demonic speed and a dreadaxe, and it is fairly nasty,but like it has already been stated, it can be shot.Um, and can someone refresh my memory on dreadaxe's rule where it always wounds on a 4+? Does that work against models it wouldn't normally wound like C'Tan or Wraithlords? If so, that's another purpose Daemon Prince is good for.
 

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Always wounding on a 4+ unless you'd do better otherwise is exactly what it means-- if you couldn't normally hurt it, you can on a 4+ all the same. However, a Daemon Prince is going to be at least S5, and more than likely S6, so it shouldn't have any trouble throwing the Nightbringer across the table anyway. When used as a slayer of heroes, a daemon prince with a dreadaxe does work wonders, though. And by daemon prince, I mean a model with Daemonic Stature-- there's not much point in giving it to a model that doesn't have Stature.
 

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However, if you're in combat with a C'tan, it means you've let in near your army lines, which is just silly unless you've somehow arranged it to be impossible for you to lose the combat which is itself impossible, or you've charged your lord halfway across the map towards a Necron firebase which is about as tactically ingenious as the Bay of Pigs invasion.
 
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