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Hello everyone!

So I was thinking about the Daemon Prince, Most commonly used set-up is the Daemon of Nurgle with Black Mace. I use to field that but then I just did the Daemon of Khorne with Axe of Blind Fury, I love khorne and it gave me an excuse to buy the Forgeworld Daemon of Khorne.

Now my questions and concerns....

For the DP, how do you guys field it and how many do you field, in a let's say a 1850-2500 pt games? A fully geared DP is average about 265pts, which is the same as Abaddon. Would it be more efficient to just take 2 DP(s) without upgrades for about 290 pts instead?
For strategies, I usually have it in reserve and come onto the board and just hide behind terrain and/or guys, the DP is just what I'd expect for survivability, paying for all the upgrades for it to last a little longer can get out of hand point wise.

Being the curious fellow that I am, besides the Daemon of Nugle with Black mace, what other builds do you guys take or would like to take for fun/competitive/ or just wanted to?

Last comment is the Wings upgrade. We all know how much it costs so I won't list it but is it too expensive? With taking a Daemon of Khorne, Forgeworld model, I'd hate to ruin the model by adding wings so is the DP do-able without the wings, or would it just get shot down?
 

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I've found that there are 2 possible configurations for a DP:
1) Flying Monster of death.
You take a DP,put wings on it and trow the beasty at the enemy, supported by spawns, maulerfiends and bikers. Average cost should not be over 260 imo. I usually do Nurgle DP, wings, armour and engage medium sized squads of infantry, shooting specialists or terminators units. I avoid to take the mace since the DP need to stay 2 turns in melee, avoiding to be shot in the enemy turn. Even a DP of khorne with axe can be fine, but more points are involved.

2)Guardian Monster
You take an Armoured DP, maybe with some psionic witchfires and deepstrike or deploy it in your backfield, as a counter or deterrent. Average cost should be 220. I usually take an armoured Slaanesh DP with ML1 and deploy it as a counter to ouflankers, infiltrator that get too near or DS elites.

However, of the two, the more cost-efficient role is 1). And even in that role, if you really want an useful beast you are spending around 280 pts, wich is toooo much for a shitty daemon that can be instagibbed by a Str10 shot. So, either you take it clean and go for Nurgle DP with wings as a kamikaze (200 pts) or you might as well take Be'Lakor for an extra and have a great psionic with awesome melee capabilities.

Imo, role 2) is wasted unless you play 2000-3000 pts and want to add some fun. When i use that configuration, it's not easy to keep him alive.
Let's be honest: T5 and no squads to join makes the DP an easy prey for any shooty troop...orks kommandos / boyz with big shootas & shootas, tactical squads with bolters & plasmaguns, tau fire warriors...anything will just evaporate the Prince in a single lucky (or divination buffed) fire phase.

In the end my idea is: go cheap or go Be'Lakor.
 

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Be'lakor costs a hefty price, but knows all of Telepathy--Invisibility, Shrouding, etc. See my sig link for reasons I <3 him.
 

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Yup yup yup. Just bought all the Dataslates for the CSM. Be'lakor is very nice for bigger games, maybe +1850. He'd be great for fielding another DP as well, casts invisibility for a DP with no wings would be just what they'd need plus all the additional blessings.
 
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