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1500pts assault army vs. Chaos

Post by jay170788 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:41 am

We are running a campaign in my local gaming group (scratch built by me and a friend) and we have now come to a kill points mission, i spoke to one of the opposition who plays chaos marines and we decided that we would face off in this battle with assault heavy armies and just charge head first at each other with no boring tau tactics at all. Now this is my list bearing in mind i want it to be fun as well as competitive so no pally list etc...


HQ
Inquisitor Coteaz - Roll on divination for re-rolls to hit

Elites
Purifiers w/2x incinerator, 2x psycannon, 1xfalchions, 4xhalbers, 1xdaemonhammer

Troops
Henchmen w/ 5xbolter acolyte, 5x arco-flagellants, 1xmystic
Henchmen w/ 5xbolter acolyte, 5x arco-flagellants, 1xmystic, 1x power armour acolyte
Henchmen w/ 10x death cult assassins
Terminators w/Brotherhood banner, 1xfalchions, 6xhalberd, 1xpsycannon, 1xsword

Heavy Support
Nemesis Dreadknight w/ 2xnemesis doomfist, 1xheavy incinerator
Nemesis Dreadknight w/ 2xnemesis doomfist, 1xheavy incinerator

Tactics are to sit Coteaz with the purifiers as they advance, run with all the others, terminators and NDK will deepstrike on the mystics to avoid scatter and land perfectly in amongst them to terrorise.

I was wondering whether to foot-slog my terminators to draw any fire he does have away from my delicate yet brutal Henchmen (the power armour acolyte was there purely to use up spare points)

All C&C greatly appreciated.

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Re: 1500pts assault army vs. Chaos

Post by jb317 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:42 am

Personally I wouldn't mix and match the henchmen squads with 5 ranged and 5 CC. I would make them distinct groups and use them accordingly.

I would definitely try to squeeze in some transport for your CC units or they will get chewed up, even to 1 round of bolt pistol shooting + overwatch. Failing that I might stick a Crusader or two in the front to soak up at least some of the fire you receive.

If you know you're up against PA then the more Death Cultists the better in my opinion.

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Re: 1500pts assault army vs. Chaos

Post by jay170788 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:49 am

Thanks for your input, the warrior acolyte's aren't there for their shooting, they are their solely to soak up wounds until they arrive in combat.

Transports i am not so sure about, it will take 120 points off my troops and i'm not sure his chaos army will kill that many troops in one turn, they will also not get into combat no sooner so it won't help their.

Plus coffins give him easy kill points. I would love to max out on death cult assassins but unfortunately i only have one box of mini's coming that i will convert into them. I could however convert 5 of them into crusaders and have 5 assassins and 5 crusaders to make sure the assassins get into B2B before dying.

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Re: 1500pts assault army vs. Chaos

Post by jb317 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:52 am

What minis are you using for DCA's may I ask?

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Re: 1500pts assault army vs. Chaos

Post by jb317 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:56 am

I would be tempted to go 2-3 Crusaders, 5+ DCA's and as a nasty little surprise 1-2 acolytes with flamers. Twisted Evil

If you're both going hell-for-leather into CC a pair of flamers will provide some nasty D3 x2 overwatch if you're charged or two lovely templates if you do the charging. Against a cultist blob a few flamers will make a huge difference. Not so much against PA though.

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Re: 1500pts assault army vs. Chaos

Post by jay170788 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:20 am

For my DCA's i am using these....

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?prodId=prod1490007

i could remove one blade and put a shield on giving them essentially one power weapon and a storm shield. That would be cool, they still ignore his PA and they protect my DCA's....

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Re: 1500pts assault army vs. Chaos

Post by Aubec le noir on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:32 am

Good idea the corsairs for your DCAs ! cheers
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Re: 1500pts assault army vs. Chaos

Post by Constantine on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:58 am

I always find Warhammer fantasy models very inspirational for 40K, nicely done.

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Re: 1500pts assault army vs. Chaos

Post by jay170788 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:01 am

I am also using Empire Flagellants as my Arco-Flagellants as i am not a fan of the GW models, if you run a couple it's okay but they soon all look the same. Whereas mine look like a rag-tag bunch of thugs drawn into the inquisitions forces, through promises of redemption and power.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?prodId=prod10006

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