|Hope mine can look half as good... lol|
I'm taking a break from reading all the True Names and balancing it with some light Grimoire reading.
It may be heretical, but I think it's the job of any true Inquisitor to "Know Thy Enemy".
Cutting through the fluffy opening shit - it is important to know ALL the armies that are likely to be arrayed before you on the tabletop.
A good degree of that knowledge can only be acquired through stepping down off the path and wading through the mire.
This week I'm building my 'Demonic mire' - I want to learn more about Demons in order to further my play as a Tyranid player.
I've played locally quite a bit vs demons, especially Allied with CSM forces. I've played a fair few tournament games in 6th against them, but half were against the old codex. So I need to know more... I've played against an ETC build and won, played against FMC Spam Demons and won - albeit very narrowly.
But I need to know how to truly beat them. And part of that process is, as I have said, playing them myself.
Swift sidestep to a second topic that links in very strongly with this - the local gaming club I run is currently on a Monday night (all through summer with our true 'home' is refurbished) and I'm coming straight from school - now, I'm a secret geek as I am sure I've said before - hence why I use "Venerable Brother" and not my real name more often than not..
Anyway...I'm a smuggler...
I smuggle (what a great word -say it aloud... I just don't get to use it often enough) my plastic crack in through the school gates and hide it in my office and smuggle it out again.
I do this, not by inserting Hive Tyrants wrapped in lubed up condoms up my arse, but by only bringing a small - One Box Army - to the club on a Monday.
For quite a few weeks now I've been using Draigowing with some fun toys like Vindicare Assassins and Grenadier Techmarines. It's been a blast - but I am getting bored of it... long time readers know I get bored of armies very quickly.
Seguing back into Chaos Demons - the FMC Spam list fits in one small box, has a tonne of options when you mix up the Greater Demons - thereby unlocking quite different Demon Prince builds.
Plenty of Psychic Powers - which is my favourite "phase" in 40k right now (after shooting of course lol!), plenty of "Random" through the Rewards system...
and perhaps most of all....
It's random. It can be destroyed. It can be beaten. Not just through being outplayed - which doesn't happen often at the club, but you can be screwed by your dice - Grounding Checks, the wrong Psychic Powers, the wrong Greater Rewards, amour or cover saves, Deny the Witch, Perils..
There is plenty that can go wrong - and I dig that. I dig that because it means that there are more opportunities for my opponents to exploit.
So this week I've built my 3 Demon Princes - using Warhammer Fantasy Varghiests cause as this is only a 'local club level' project, I'm not throwing a load of cash at a casual project.
I picked up some Pink Horrors and Plague Bearers - I've built the Plagues.. Horrors this weekend.
Then its the rest.. I'm thinking Fateweaver cause he's great fun.
Then .. that's where the swappable options come in.
10 Plague Bearers
3 Tzeentch Demon Princes - 2 Greater Rewards, Wings, Armour, Level 3
This leaves a fair few points
Now for the easy option - I grab a Greater Demon and change up the Heavy Princes - for example.. I could grab a GUO and change to Princes up "On Wings of Night"...I could grab a Keeper of Secrets and go for "Let's get Lashed"..
So tomorrow I'm off to my local Games Workshop to pick up Fateweaver and ... well.. don't know!
GUO - I think Shrouded is excellent, but Tau and Eldar Serpents spam can get through it easily.
Tzeentch - Don't need another to unlock Tz Princes
Thrister - Nope. well... Maybe... just cause he is such a freaking BOSS!
Keeper - Unlocks one of the best, if not the best Prince.. but he/she/it is not that great - vulnerable on the ground and an easier target for many armies..
Tough shout. I'm thinking a GUO would be a pain in the ass..
I could always use Khorne Dogs ... I already have some I could use.. like 15-20 of them.
Might be able to squeeze in a Herald of Khorne too..
Anyone have any insights or ideas into what I should add - remembering that this is a "One Box Army" - a small box and that the project is just for local play not for hardcore tournaments but a lot of the guys are at a tournament level and myself.. well... I can't let up... its like Stelek's old mission.. the Truth Hurts - get better!