Thursday, 2 June 2011

Road to Blogwars, progress update.

Hello, Plague bringers of the Master of Flies. So, Blog Wars is a few days away and everyone out there is having test games and doing the finishing touches to their army. I have had a look around the blogging community at the other lists. I will be honest I am a little worried as some lists look really competitive, while others have fully embraced the fun side of things.

My list is not as good as I would like it to be. I have not had time to paint my 4 new Obliterator models, so unfortunately I am stuck with the old out of production models, that I have mounted onto 40mm bases.

All the models I need are fully painted, majority have my new paint scheme. I only had 7 weeks to get what I needed done, which was 3 Bezerkers, 1 Plague marine, 1 Daemon Prince and 3 Rhino's, which personally I think it pretty good going to get to completely finished to a pretty decent level.

My next step after the tournament is make some terrain (which I will be putting tutorials and pictures up) and then go back to my Warhammer Orcs and Goblins horde :)

I have had about three 1v1 test games (a lot of 2v2 games, but they do not really count) with my list and I have mixed opinions. Against an opponent like O'Shashar I get wiped out, his broadsides easily popping the Rhino's and his crisis suits gorging themselves on the yummy goodness within. However against a vanilla marine list (not a very competitive list though), without the same amount of fire power I nearly wiped it off the face of the board. So I think I wont be a top runner at Blogwars but I want to avoid coming in the bottom 2 or 3 at least.

Anyway the moment you have been waiting for, my Chaos Space marine List (Comments are welcome).

Kharne the Betrayer

Daemon Prince, with Mark of Slaanesh, wings, Lash of submission

5 Chaos Terminators with 1 chainfist, 1 powerfist, 2 combi meltas and reaper autocannon

8 Khorne Bezerkers with 1 skull champion equipped with powerfist and personal icon
mounted in rhino

8 Khorne Bezerkers with 1 skull champion equipped with powerfist and personal icon
mounted in rhino

7 Plague Marines with 2 plasma guns and 1 champion equipped with powerfist and personal icon

Heavy Support
2 Obliterators

2 Obliterators

1 Defiler swapping reaper autocannon with extra close combat weapon

I know its not the best list available, but for the models I had at my disposal that where painted (or get painted in time) this is the best I could get. The idea is that the Obliterators and Defiler go tank/monstrous creature/elite squad hunting. The Defiler constantly advances, so when the inevitable happen (the battle cannon gets removed) it wades into the nearest unit.

The 2 Bezerker squads have Kharne and the Daemon Prince for a very hard hitting, objective capturing section of my army. The plague marines concentrate on objective capturing and holding. The terminators deep strike near one of the 4 icons on the board to give close range support where needed.

There are a few things I would change on this list if I had the time available. Swap out the Defiler as he had been very inconsistent for me. Give the Rhino's extra Armour or Daemonic possession. Look at swapping one of the Bezerker squads for a normal marine squad and mount Kharne with 9 Bezerkers in a Land raider.

Anyway I apologise for the length of the article, but comments are welcome :)


  1. Sounds like a fun list!

    It will be good if us non-SM/SW/IG players end up fighting it out against each other - I'm not really looking forward to 3 games of attempting to pop vehicles.

    See you there!

  2. Would make an interesting day if we did manage that though out of the 21 people to confirm what army they plan on taking using the current list on "from the fang" only 6 of us so far won't be bringing an imperial codex and 2 of those are Chaos Marines so there is a chance we will get to have a best of the Xenos grudge match but most likely will be some tank hunting to be done.

  3. that lists looks pretty solid to be honest. even those of us who generally play very competitively have been trying new things for this event (willingly or not, due to the SC rule). for me, and the rest of the guys of at Sons of Sanguinius. the most important thing is having a good time. we play hard, but we do so very fairly and we try to be excellent sportsman. we are also aware that this event is not about smashing face. i can only speak for myself, but although i am attending with the aim of winning, i will not be putting that aim above having a great time.

    what i am trying to say is, please don't worry about getting stomped all the time, and that even if you do get beaten, everyone i know will at least ensure that you will have fun during the game.

  4. This is the first tournament of any description I have attended so I don't expect anything other than complete obliteration but as long as I learn something that isn't abandon T'au for a new Imperial book I'll be happy.

  5. Aye I'm same as O'Shashar :)

  6. And same here - it looks like there will be competition for the last place

  7. The spoon prize shall be mine =P


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