Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Warriors of Chaos once again

Hey folks
So after a few games with my dwarfs and having a plan on how I see the army working I think I have them the way I want them.  They will shut down a magic phase, as well as be a bitch to fight.  It also got me thinking of my WoC army in which I think I gave up on them a little too early and shelved them.   I have learned quite a bit from playing the dwarfs in the sense of not running around the table and trying to kill every enemy unit but rather have a battle plan and stick to it. Yes of course react to cretin things but don’t abandon your plan.  Also playing Matty's fear bomb list was a bit of an insperation. 
Well I’m back to the WoC and have put together a list that I felt was pretty solid. After listening to some Pod Casts (the bad dice pod casts... Highly recommended for info on tourneys and tips, tricks, and tactics) that I had written a pretty standard, what they would call a Mindrazor Gateway list.  Basically your lvl 4 casts Infernal Gateway and your lvl 1 or 2 is there to cast Mindraror on your units.  I have been playing Warhammer now for close to five years and our gamming group has evolved from just some dudes having fun on a weekend to some very competitive matches, But we still have fun and are good sports about all of our matches.  I personally would like to start playing in more tourneys and not just the ones in the local area. 
So here is a quick run down of my list;
Mark of tzeentch
Conjoined Harmonics
Blood of Tzeentch
Dispel scroll
Disk of tzeentch
Book of Secrets
Favour of the Gods
Mark of Slaanesh
                WARRIORS of CHAOS x 18
Full Comd
Mark of Slaanesh
                CHAOS MARRAUDERS x 28
Full Comd
Mark of Khorne
Great Wpns
                CHAOS CHOSEN x 14
Full Comd
Mark of Slaanesh
                CHAOS CHARIOT x 1
                CHAOS WARSHRINE x 1
                HELLCANNON x 1

                I had the chance to field this list against a tomb king army last night and will just say that the WoC hit just a little bit harder the skeletons.  The match was really fun and gave both Ack and I a chance to see how our armies moved around the battle field.  I’m pretty sure it was Ack’s 5th time playing and he point sunk his list to get just shy of 2k but still with all that said his list put up a pretty good fight. He learned that right now deployment is his worst enemy and only due to the fact that he’s making the transition from 40K to fantasy where deployment can really hamper you right at the start. As well as finding the right match ups for his units.  I allways thought that the Mindrazor list was very over powerd the way people talked about it but I think this is not the hole true.  Really its up to the dice.  I found that unless you role good for the winds of magic, a Gateway / Mindrazor list is not really that over powered.  You can really dispel almost anything with the right rolls.  Out of the five turns I think I got mindrazor off twice and gateway once.  We were both rolling like crap for the winds, 5 & 1 or 4 & 2 constantly.  Once again, dice will win it or lose it for you.  
                Love the Chosen. Straight up curb stompers. I think it was the first time I used them properly and got the right match up.  I plan to play this list with minor changes here and there for the next few matches to get a better feel for it and how they movs on the table.  I will keep everyone updated on the matches and  I would appreciate any thoughts from you guys out there in the land of the geek.  For the next battles I will try to post battle reports with pics to give a better view of my tactics.  Hey who knows, I could be dead wrong on my thoughts but only time will tell. 
                 Right now I think the only thing to do is put the Mark of Tzeentch on the Warshrine just to get the 3+ ward.  All so maybe some gear for the Exalted Hero just for challenges.  He went in one last night and did well but it was against a Sgt not a hero.  I will say that one thing I am really not sure yet, is what units to put the hero and sorcerer in. Together, different, warriors, marauders? I will try a few different combos and see what works better. 

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