Monday, July 23, 2012

Demon Bomb takes a RTT!

Well it's not saying much lol, but it is saying something. This past Saturday I brought a nurgle plaguebomb army to a small RTT and went 2-0-1 for first.

Here's the list I brought,

HQ
HQ
Fateweaver 333
Epidemius 110

Troops
14 Plague bearers- icon 235
10 Plague bearers- icon 175
10 Plague bearers 150
5 Plague bearers 75
5 Plague bearers 75

Heavy
Demon Prince- Iron Hide, Mark Of Nurgle, Wings (Demonic flight), Breath of Chaos 230
Demon Prince- Iron Hide, Mark Of Nurgle, Wings (Demonic flight), Breath of Chaos 230
Demon Prince- Iron Hide, Mark Of Nurgle, Wings (Demonic flight), Breath of Chaos 230

Secondary Detachment- Orks (Desperate Allies)

HQ
Big Mek 35

Troops
30 Grots- 3 runt herders 120

1998 Total

The basic idea is that turn 1 (hopefullly) epidemius will come in and explode all over the grots with aura of decay killing a good number (17 on average) and getting the tally way up there. Then between the demon princes vector striking and breath of chaosing I can max out the tally by turn 2/3.

I thought it would be a decently solid list, but very gimicky, but after the 3 test games I played I saw some real merit to the list. Surprisingly it doesn't just fall apart after I lose epidemius, I was palying against a Draigowing army, which had 1 unit of 10 paladins and 2 units of 10 terminaters which all combat squaded. They shot epidemius and the 14 plaguebearers for 2 straight turns and killed him by turn 2, but the demon princes were already pumping out 2 rounds of 4 breaths of chaos which was really wearing him down aand I ended up tabling him pretty comfortably.

The idea is that epidemius is near impossible to kill when burried in a unit of 14 plaguebearers, and if you do shoot your whole army at it you're going to get eaten by the stuff that doesn't need toe tally to kill you.

While the tally is at least at 15 my troops are nearlly unkillable. 5+/3+ is really good, but then with fateweaver its 5+/5+/3+ that's a 14% chance of failure... They get those saves from everything in the game, yes even strength 10. Feel no pain is denied from wounds that inflict instant death, demons are immune to instant death, thus the wound can not inflict instant death, so it can't bypass feel no pain either.

In round 3 I played a litteral copy of the list I took to Nova last year. It was the exact same thing litterally except he took out the inquisitor and a dreadnaught and put in a dreadknight. (much worse for me) I had turn 1 so I deployed the grots and waited, and then he siezed, put up warp quake, and killled half of the grots. Even still I was able to pull out a draw heavily in my favor. Really he was the one pulling out the draw lol.

I played around with the points and the lessons I learned from the event and this is a newly fine tuned version.

HQ
Epidemius 110
Fateweaver 333

Elites
5 Fiends 150
5 Fiends 150
6 Beasts of Nurgle 210

Troops
5 Plaguebearers- icon 100
5 Plaguebearers- icon 100
5 Plaguebearers 75
5 Plaguebearers 75
7 Nurglings 91

Heavy
Demon Prince- Nurgle, Wings, Breath, Iron Hide 230
Demon Prince- Nurgle, Wings, Breath, Iron Hide 230

Secondary Detachment
HQ
Bigmek 35

Troops
29 Grots- 2 runtherders 107

1996 total.

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