Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Escalation League!


As I've mentioned, we're starting up an escalation league at the top of November.

I've been noodling about what I'll be running through the league.  Plans will, no doubt, evolve as the league proceeds... but it's nice to have a rough plan to have around to evolve.

Roughly, I don't see a lot of painting work to do.  Just:

  • Heralds of Khorne w/ Chariot x2
  • Bloodletter x2
  • Bloodletter w/ Icon x1
That'll cover pretty much everything I could potentially run in a mono-Khorne list.  Not really angling for fully-painted points or anything... it's just I'm so close, there's no excuse to be anything less.

It can be tricky throwing these things together: I'm sticking with Khornate units and Khornate numbers (powers of 2: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16).  That basically ensures there's no clean progression from list to list: they can't "grow" from one to another, which is a shame.

(At least not until Bloodthirsters start sounding reasonable: they come in convenient 250 point packages.)

I'm not entirely happy with them but, as I said, stitching these things together while such awkward numbers are involved can be tricky.  Lots of Monstrous Creatures: given that it looks like there are going to be a lot of Guard players in the league... that's an unfortunate necessity.  Armor's such a problem for the army.

If it looks like there's a strong Dark Eldar presence, that'll have to change.  I've yet to flip through the preview copy of the book, yet, but I'm pretty sure they'll just tear through high T models.

Anyway, here we go:
500 Points

Elite
Bloodcrushers x4 - Fury, Icon, Instrument

Troops
Bloodletters x8 - Fury

Fast Attack
Flesh Hounds x8 - Karanak
750 Points

HQ
Herald of Khorne - Chariot
Herald of Khorne - Chariot

Troops
Bloodletters x8 - Fury
Bloodletters x8 - Fury

Fast Attack
Flesh Hounds x8 - Fury

Heavy Support
Daemon Prince - Flight, Iron Hide
1,000 Points

HQ
Bloodthirster

Troops
Bloodletters x8 - Fury
Bloodletters x8 - Fury

Fast Attack
Flesh Hounds x8 - Fury

Heavy Support
Daemon Prince - Flight, Iron Hide
Daemon Prince - Flight, Iron Hide
1,250 Points

HQ
Bloodthirster
Bloodthirster

Troops
Bloodletters x8 - Fury
Bloodletters x8 - Fury

Fast Attack
Flesh Hounds x8 - Fury

Heavy Support
Daemon Prince - Flight, Iron Hide
Daemon Prince - Flight, Iron Hide
1,500 Points

HQ
Bloodthirster
Herald of Khorne - Chariot
Herald of Khorne - Chariot

Troops
Bloodletters x8 - Fury, Icon
Bloodletters x8 - Fury

Fast Attack
Flesh Hounds x8 - Fury
Flesh Hounds x8 - Fury

Heavy Support
Daemon Prince - Flight, Iron Hide
Daemon Prince - Flight, Iron Hide
Daemon Prince - Flight, Iron Hide
1,750 Points

HQ
Bloodthirster - Unholy Might
Herald of Khorne - Chariot
Herald of Khorne - Chariot

Elite
Bloodcrushers x4 - Fury, Icon, Instrument

Troops
Bloodletters x8 - Fury
Bloodletters x8 - Fury

Fast Attack
Flesh Hounds x8 - Fury
Flesh Hounds x8 - Fury

Heavy Support
Daemon Prince - Flight, Iron Hide, Mark of Khorne
Daemon Prince - Flight, Iron Hide, Mark of Khorne
Thoughts?
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