Monday, December 28, 2015

List Work: Tech-Priest Enginseer

I've been trying to get that list ready but weather here has made the idea of priming laughable and foolish.

So I painted this guy up :)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Burn! A New List For Next Month

I've been wanting, struggling, to find a Cadian Battle Force List that I like. Something that I might even take over the Steel Host+CAD list I've been using for the last year or so. I might have finally found it thanks to this...

Secret confession, I love me some hellhound.

It was the third model for 40k that I've even purchased. First was a leman russ, second some grey knights (Codex: Deamonhunters had interesting ally rules), and then a hellhound. I was a tanker in 40k almost from the start. I loved the old model especially but the new one is drop dead gorgeous. 

Every time I hold a hellhound model I feel like some old timer. I sit there, thinking thoughts like, "I remember back in the day, when we only had fire to purge filth with. Nowadays you young buck guardsmen are spoiled for options to cleans and purify with. Chemicals, melta, depleted nuclear material, phaw! We purged with fire, it worked, and we liked it!" Perhaps I should have been a Black Templar player.

However, they've never worked for me in the most recent dex. They always seem to die too fast and cost too much. Close enough to another russ that I always end up taking that other russ. Check the internet, I'm not the only one who does this either. Sad day for those of us who love to combine our affections for fire and treads.

Enter Emperor's Blade, a mounted veteran formation that is rather good but requires a hellhound variant as its 'tax' unit... :)

Sing it, ginger!
Now, I suddenly don't care if this list is, marginally, less effective than my previous, it has a hellhound and that made all the difference.

Cadian Battle Group Meta-Formation:
Battle Group Command Formation:
Company Command Squad - Plasmagun x2 and Kurov's Aquila
     Chimera - Heavy Bolter and Multilaser
Emperor's Fist Armored Company:
Tank Commander Exterminator - Hull Heavy Bolter, Sponson Heavy Bolters, and Heavy Stubber
     Leman Russ Exterminator - Hull Heavy Bolter and Sponson Heavy Bolters
Leman Russ Demolisher
Leman Russ Demolisher
Leman Russ Vanquisher - Hull Lascannon
Tech Priest Enginseer
Emperor's Blade Assault Company:
Company Command Squad - Plasmagun x4
     Chimera - Heavy Bolter and Multilaser
Veteran Squad - Meltagun x3
     Chimera - Heavy Flamer and Multilaser
Veteran Squad - Meltagun x3
     Chimera - Heavy Flamer and Multilaser
Veteran Squad - Meltagun x3
     Chimera - Heavy Flamer and Multilaser
Hellhound - Heavy Flamer

The techpriest will go with the warlord CCS and provide at least one guy with power armor. They'll move around providing PotMS and Preferred Enemy to whatever needs it, plus orders (24" range is awesome) while the majority of the army will advance and take advantage of this list's great mid-range game. Only the vanquisher, command tank squadron, and main CCS really want to hold back, so I don't intend to hold back as much as an IG list traditionally does, which is what ITC tournaments force you to do anyway.

Any thoughts what few readers I may have?

Mont'ka Review: Cadian Relics

Ok, time for another part of my Mont'ka review. This time we'll look at the new relics Cadians have access to.
Lets hope at least one of them are thermals

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mont'ka Review: Cadian Warlord Traits

Instead of starting with the new shiny formations, relics, or the somewhat intimidating Cadian Battle Group, I decided to start with the new Forces of Cadia warlord traits table. I did this for a simple enough reason, its what I might actually use moreso than anything else from this book. You'll see why in a bit, but first, the traits themselves.