WestRider Posted August 6, 2015 Report Share Posted August 6, 2015 I've got a bunch of different ideas I'm kicking around for the Elvensword Ambassadorial Tournament. Mostly in the same vein (run up fast and punch you in the face), but differing in details. Gonna lay out some lists later, but I want to write through some of my main options that I'm thinking about first, see if that helps me make up my mind much. - The big one is whether or not to rock a Lord of Skulls. He's expensive enough that he shapes the whole Army (it would probably basically be him, a JuggerLord, min Culties, and a ton of Khorne Dogs to screen with), and it's $160 and a ton of work on a Model that I likely wouldn't use much after the Tournament, but in an environment with almost no other LoW allowed, and in particular, no Knights, he could be pretty dominating. It's really the dollar and labour cost that's pushing me against it. - The next one is Spawn vs. Khorne Dogs. I'm taking at least one big pack of Dogs for sure, but I'm not sure which I want to go with for my JuggerLord's (and possibly JuggerHerald's) Unit. Point for Point, Spawn are more durable in most situations, and they've got greater potential damage output, but there are a few situations (most notably S10 with Ignores Cover or in CC) where they fold way faster, and Hounds have much more reliable output. I can also take Spawn as part of my SlaughterCult, while the Tournament List Restrictions pretty much preclude me taking a Gorepack for more Hounds outside of my CAD. That further biases the durability issue, since the Spawn will have FNP most of the Game because I usually take that as my bonus Blood Tithe choice for the SlaughterCult. I'm leaning toward Spawn here at the moment, both because of the durability advantage, and again because of the dollar and labour costs, since I've only got 16 Dogs, but I have 11 Spawn, and stuff lying around to make like a dozen more. - As hinted at above, I've also got some indecision as to if I want a Herald, and what I'm going to do with him. I'm probably taking a Blood Host, and my JuggerLord would come from that, but I then need an HQ for the CAD. I'm looking at four options right now. 1) A bare-bones Herald. Nice and cheap, he'd probably just hang out with some Culties and hide and keep them Fearless. 2) A JuggerHerald with the Locus of Wrath. I've felt in most of my Games that Hatred would be a really useful ability for DaemonKin to have more broadly available, but this is the only way it's reliably available. He'd go with some Spawn, so the Hatred mitigates their WS3 a bit, and maybe have the Chaos Lord in there, too. 3) A Blood Throne with the Locus of Wrath. The main temptation here is that it's the only way I can see to get Hatred to affect my MaulerFiends, which would be huge. But it's also pretty fragile, almost impossible to hide, and enough of a force multiplier that it's probably going to get targeted really quickly. 4) Another JuggerLord instead. I've got everything I'd need to build him, but I find the DK JuggerLord kind of underwhelming compared to what a cheaper CSM JuggerLord does with the Axe of Blind Fury, so it doesn't really appeal. My gut feeling is option 2, but option 1 also has a lot of appeal, on both Points and Dollar cost grounds, since I've already got a foot Herald, and that would mean more Spawn/Dogs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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