Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The evolution continues

With my second place prize at the tournament last weekend I picked up a second carnifex, which I plan on equipping with a venom cannon and barbed strangler. The old screamer killer will go back to the bits box for a while until I put some devourers on him. Slow's ok for gunners but I want my assault units to be quick. That said, I'm going to forget about wings for the hive tyrant for a while and keep him like he is. I had to go down to 6 stealers for the Obeselord's retinue, but that will only make it easier to hide him 12" away from enemies. I also gave him acid maw; theoretically he'll deal 3 wounds on the charge slightly more often but he won't be as good in any subsequent rounds of assault. I just want to play around with it for a game or two.

So here's my newest 1500 list:

HQ

Hive Tyrant - 2 twin-linked devourers, toxin sacs, extended carapace, psychic scream

Broodlord - acid maw, 6 genestealers with extended carapace

TROOPS

10 genestealers with extended carapace

10 genestealers with extended carapace

10 genestealers with extended carapace

HEAVY SUPPORT

Carnifex - venom cannon, barbed strangler, extended carapace, enhanced senses

Carnifex - venom cannon, barbed strangler, extended carapace, enhanced senses

3 Zoanthropes - psychic scream, warp blast

2 comments:

GoatboyBBMA said...

This looks like a fun list to eat up other big bug armies. All those genestealers will just chew apart any fex/Tyrant that is running around. I have been wanting to mess with a modified Stealer Rush list. Hell 36 stealers in 1500 points is pretty dang gross haha.

Where do you play most of the time Mike? This is Thomas, from BFG, old Funny Papers guy etc.

bullymike said...

hey thanks for the comments on the list. it's still underpowered against tau and eldar but i do have some shooting in there to keep it from being completely one-sided. in my admittedly limited experience with this army, i've found the key to surviving a high-firepower environment is moving into forward cover and concentrating on objectives. i know psychic hoods and warding runes can squeeze zopes, but the psychic scream helps to alleviate the pressure - lowering enemy psyker's Ld (in the case of hoods) and keeping the zopes from being useless - plus that test-less S5 AP3 blast can still kick some ass!

i play the field as far as store tournaments go, but for weeknight gaming it's battleforge for me. i'm sure its only a matter of time until we play.