Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Goatboy - Crap I need to submit my list to Feast.



Blargh - didn't get a chance to play this weekend.  I built my buddies Wraith Knight and gave him two swords and set up the Bright Lances differently.  I still think Screamer Star is the key for my tiger victory - the issue is paint the started on conversion of a 3rd Grinder or find something else.  I do wish it was 2000 points hahah.  Blargh - list below then some marine thoughts to go with the ideas on my Monday BOLS.

Marines - like Eldar - better players will do well with them - new players will get frustrated.  New players - Tau will win you more games initially.  Daemons are the aggressive players dream while Eldar and Marines are finesse.  Tau are point in click - thus extremely deadly in good players hands.  Will see what Nids do.  Chaos can win still - but that list is extremely boring.  Two avenues - big smash or Zombies and friends.  Blargh indeed.  Can't wait for Orks as all the rumors sound bonkers.  Bonkers I saw.

What should I play my Goats as for Marines - White Scars seem to be the best representation - maybe Iron Hands as well.  Those are the only two that seem to point to anything worth wile.  I would have to convert Centurions out of Minotaurs as that is the only thing that would fit size wise - but man that is a lot of armor I would have to build, figure out, etc.  Maybe I can make Juggernauts standing up.  That is an idea - I think I have a kit or two laying around.  MATH!

Ok - paint list then army lists.

Me
Plastic Dudesmen - Last week was a hoot - got a Graviton gun idea that is both crude and goofy.  Will see if I can get the funny worked out of it.
Banner Art for Friendly 40k - Art below! Done sucka!
GUO art for an army list - Done sucka!
Ambulance Art for another thingie - Done need to build the actual banner part
Art for big Banner for WhiteMetal Games - Got the idea - need to get it on paper
Art for Endless games logo - got the idea - didn't like initial sketch - will rework it to make it more metal
Art for another logo thingie - got the idea - need to get it on paper
Maybe a new Grinder?
Dark Mechanicus Designs?

Zack
Death Krop Steel Legion
10 Man squad - Done!
3 Hvy Weapon Team - Done!
5 Man Command - Done!

Ender
Obyron - can't spell - but he is Done!
5 Immortals - Built
1 Trukk - on a sprue not in a box!

John
2 Thunderfire Cannons - 1 is Done - tomorrow I build the next - Boss mode achieved!

Luis
Pull out LOTR - start on plastic Elves as there are many and I want to paint me some elves!  Green sucka mcs!

I need to pack my army soon for Feast as a buddy is driving early.  So I need to decide.  What should I play?  Grinders give me a wall of things that a lot of armies can't assault (rules say you can't assault a vehicle you can't hurt - thus keeping my star intact vs some builds).  Is that worth it?  It s a cleaner looking list.  Or do I go with the weaker troop choices and show horn 2 DP's in?  I think 3 Grinders will be alright and give me some fun times deep striking near Tau and burninating them.

Current List - need to paint one more grinder and some Daemonettes for Portal Daemons.  Might use some reused wood dryads I have and paint them with more purples... man that is a good idea damnit.

HQ: Fateweaver
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Disc, Lvl 3, Exalted Gift
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Disc, Lvl 3, Exalted Gift
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Disc, Lvl 3, Locus of Conjuration
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Disc, Lvl 3
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10
Troops: Pink Horrors X 10
Troops: Pink Horrors X 10
FA: Screamers of Tzeentch X 8
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Baleful Torrent
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Baleful Torrent
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Baleful Torrent

I could drop a Grinder for 3 Plague Drones with an upgraded Plague dude with the Balesword - a quick answer to Riptides - Fast and gets into business.  That isn't a terrible idea as they have an Icon so the Grinders can hit where I need them to behind the Screamers.  Crap... that is not to terrible.  Plus it looks weird, gives me odd answers to things.  And if I Grim them they can kill DP's as well.  Hrm... shit that isn't a bad idea.  I might have answered what I wanted to do.

FA: Plague Drones X 3, Plague Ridden, Greater Gift, Icon of Chaos

Ding ding - I think we have a winner.  Muahahaha!


HQ: Fateweaver
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Disc, Lvl 3, Exalted Gift
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Disc, Lvl 3, Exalted Gift
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Disc, Lvl 3, Locus of Conjuration
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Disc, Lvl 3
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10
Troops: Pink Horrors X 10
Troops: Pink Horrors X 10
FA: Screamers of Tzeentch X 8
FA: Plague Drones X 3, Plague Ridden, Greater Gift, Chaos Icon
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Baleful Torrent
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Baleful Torrent

What if I dropped both Grinders and took some CSM.

HQ: Lvl 3 Sorcerer, Bike, Sigil of Corrpution, Spell Familiar
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
FA: Chaos Spawn X 5, MoN

I got a little mobile annoying platform and basically have all the casters I could every want?  It is an idea.  The other thought would be to get a Black Legion DP with the Eye and 10 cultists.  That isn't too terribad either.  He is level 4 basically so Telepathy might not be a terrible idea.  Blargh he runs like.

HQ: Daemon Prince, MoT, Wings, Armor, Eye thingie, Lvl 3, Spell Familiar, Gift of Mutation
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10

Blargh what to do?


Marine list thoughts will be coming.  I am thinking of writing an article on Monday about what the Goats should be.  Should they be one of the new listed chapters.  Blargh...  Ideas?

Models and Art.

He is all like - where you at dawg on his cell phones!

I like Thunderfire Cannons - they will be in and out of the Metagame.

The tricks this guy can pull.


More dudes!  They be clubbin!
Slow dancing for the Fun of it!

Does this smell bad to you?

Weewoo Weewoo - Medic on the way!


6 comments:

Unknown said...

I told you a while back that Drones were the way to go.. Listen when I speak, dammit! Hahaha.

-hippo

-JoE- said...

unfortunately balesword is only AP-. A bit useless on anything other than MC.

Darkwynn said...

I agree on Marines and Eldar being a Finesse Army. That is maybe why I like them so much.

I think Marines are still going to struggle though so I am going to bring Eldar up to Feast.

Thomas aka Goatboy said...

I agree - Ben will kick your ass with a Marine list you think is junk.

I will be aggressive with a Marine list that you feel you should kill quickly - but small tricks keep things alive as I grind you down.

Your place style fits more towards Bens as you pick and pull an opponents army apart.

The Marines fit what I play like more then Eldar - but they play the same way etc.

And yeah - the stupid Bale Sword AP- but I can cause wounds!

I think the random sorc on a bike might be the key as it is odd, different, and will let me have another sneak unit.

Black Blow Fly said...

I would kit the drones with Proboscis ! Plague Ridden should have the Ether Blade.

StrangeXellos said...

IMHO etherblade should be combined with Rot Proboscis, this is additional 15 pts. It could be very good, BUT... i2.