I had the most vicious Word Bearer list a few years back, led by my stunning Dark Apostle(converted to look like the DA from the Word Bearer entry). The points themselves are lost to me, as the army was traded away, but here is a tactical breakdown.
(Note: every model has the Infiltrate skill)
(kitted for close assault and morale sustaining)
I think it was exactly 1850. The list is memory only, so it could be a lil low or high.
The key to the army was being able to place them in cover and 18" away after my opponents setup. It was also a means for my raptors to get up to and vehicle and remove it, first turn. The only armies that gave me a hard struggle were marines, because my quantity of non-ap3 weapons, yet that same quantity dropped them through mass save throws. I tried to base it off of what I thought a true insurgence force would look like, would a few added heavy weapons in the troop squads to bolster their bolters.
I had never lost with them in scores and scores of games, and had two local tourneys under my belt. I should have had a third, but the final match wasn't 1on1, but a 6-man free for all, and of course they all attacked me first with the GW rep allowing it in all its unfairness. I had beaten 4 of the 6 players in the tourney already, and the other 2 I hadn't had to play. I was the only undefeated play til that massacre of a mission, so I just call it 3 tourneys.
well to me it would seem to lack sufficiant counter assault to stop an assault based army. For example if you were to face another chaos army with infiltrating speed characters, dp's, bloodthirster, bloodletters and similar units
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