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Saturday, 20 October 2012

NEC+GK: Project New Dawn


With my own models, speedpainting is my best friend. Lately I've been thinking about a necron + gk list. It's kinda hard to justify fluff wise an ordo xenos inquisitor allying with necrons. He's just some radical inquisitor. Here's the list.

PLAYER NAME: Aleksi Lehtiö
HQ1: Vargard Obyron, warlord = [160pts]
TROOP1: 10 Necron Immortals, tesla carbines = [170pts]
TROOP2: 10 Necron Immortals, tesla carbines = [170pts]
TROOP3: 10 Necron Immortals, tesla carbines = [170pts]
TROOP4: 5 Necron Warriors = [65pts]
FA1: 6 Canoptek Scarabs = [90pts]
HS1: Annihilation Barge, tesla cannon = [90pts]
HS2: Annihilation Barge, tesla cannon = [90pts]
HS3: 2 Canoptek Spyders = [100pts]
HQ1: Ordo Xenos Inquisitor, rad grenades, psychotroke grenades, psychic communion = [85pts]
ELITE1: Psyker, 2 Warrior Acolytes = [18pts]
TROOP1: 10 Strike Marines, 2 psycannons, psybolt ammunition = [240pts]
FA1: 10 Interceptors, 2 psycannons, psybolt ammunition = [300pts]
Aegis Defence Line, quad-gun = [100pts]
TOTAL = [1848pts]

A couple of things I've been thinking of. First, it's always a good thing to have some blasts. This is something people were already saying in 5th, but with random charge distances short range infantry would really rather bunch up to get everything in range, trying to minimize the risk of getting charged. Blasts can hurt that. Second, I have the interceptors and obyron's squad that can move up t1 pretty much anywhere and go for first blood. I'm really mainly worried with how the list will cope with proper flyer spam. Played one game against a ba double raven list but my quad gun exploded one raven when they entered and my opponent couldn't roll 2d6 armour pen with his multimelta, so the game ended pretty brutally. Need to do some further testing but I like the moblity (for firstblood, linebreaker and to counter tanking characters). It also has some interesting elements, not being too one dimensional (even though it's a pretty clear shooty list).

Thursday, 18 October 2012

How many flyers should I take?

Pic has nothing to do with the post this time, but another comissioned Ultramarine model I did.

Still haven't played enough 6th but after a big tournament in Finland (Turku Fanatic) something can be said about the meta we have and how we could possibly counter it. This led me to thinking about flyers. Flyers were in 2 of the top three armies (the third army being Joo-o with his 27 or so screamers).

In my opinion, if you have an army that can deal with flyers without having any flyers of its own, you're in a much better position to win the game. 3 decked out gunboat gk stormravens dish out a lot of shots, but you probably have 1-2 turns time to shoot at the other guy when he has less stuff on the table. This means that 100% of your army is fighting about 50% of your opponents. If you can put a dent in him in the early turns you might be at an advantage.

The problem is that most lists in Turku Fanatic were not very active early in the game. I was actually talking about this with a fellow ETC player today, considering DE Venomspam as a pretty nice counter to the current meta. This means that most players will want to go second and that flyer armies aren't hit hard early on when they still don't have their stuff on the table. Consider more mobility. Consider, dare I say, transports. Just do what GK did in 5th. Drive up 6" and disembark 6". You're more likely to be in range early on. Or if you can, buy long ranged weaponry. I might be completely wrong but I thought I should write up something after being awol for so long, and wanted to add a new point of view for the internet. 
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