Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Army lists!

It's been crazy between New Year's and Christmas, but things are finally back to normal. Today I wanted to list our Army lists we're gonna playtest for our 25pt bracket of our Paint and Play League that I'm running at our LGS-Asgard Games.

My little brother wants to try out infantry primarily with Stryker, this is what he's come up with so far:

Styrker +6 WJpts
Ironclad 7pts
Lancer 6pts
Squire 2pts

Stormblade Infantry 5pts -Leader and 5 Grunts
-Stormblade UA 3pts
--Stormblade Storm Gunner 1pt

Trencher Commandos 6pts -Leader and 5 Grunts
--Trencher Commando Scatter Gunner 1pt

Grand total of 25pts

I think his idea was to tarpit with the stormblades, assault and aoe's from them can be nasty, plus having arcane shield up on them makes them live a little while longer. The commandos were going to be 2nd line or flanking i think. with stealth and anatomical precision, they can kill single would infantry pretty well. On his warjacks, I personally told him i thought Ol'Rowdy was a bit expensive on the points at this bracket. He's been hammering things to pieces with that Ironclad in our battle box bracket we have right now pretty good, so I think he's sticking with it until we hit 35. The lancer he enjoys the arcnode for earthquaking lol too much. I've also taught him the potential of that buggers shield with the cortex buster, and he's learned quick how to use it to his advantage.

As for my list, I've decided since I'm taking Epic Irusk to Locked & Loaded, and Warmachine the Weekend, that I'd try a little something different for the League (that and I'm an experienced Khador player, and some of the newer people I didn't want to run off). So I'm going with Mercenaries!! I've always been in love with Mercs, but never took the time to build a list with them. I chose MacBain as my Warcaster. He's as close to a Steelhead as I can get for now (Steelheads are my fav!).

Four Star:

MacBain +6 WJpts
Nomad 6pts
Mangler 8pts

Reinholdt 1pt
Epic Eiryss 3pts
Rhupert Carvolo 2pts

Croe's Cutthroat's 7pts -Leader and 5 Grunts
Steelhead Halberdiers 4pts -Leader and 5 Grunts

Grand Total of 25pts

For tarpit I've got the Halberdiers with Rhupert, tough rolls all around lads! I'm using Epic Eiryss for removal and solo hunting should I need it, but more for removing upkeep spells on enemy models/units. The Nomad and Mangler are good warjacks in my opinion, especially with Fail Safe on one of them, I know for sure I'll get my mileage out of that baby before I get the bodgers to fixin' it lol. Croes Cutthroat's get posion against living models, which I intend to abuse quite a bit, it's such an easy way to get rid of single would infantry! Not too mention the unit has stealth, Advance Deploy and Pathfinder. Croe's pistol Hiss will come in handy, if I can get a good shot off, I can prevent a warcaster/warlock or something of the spellcasting nature to not be able to cast for a turn-which can definitely save my butt in a tight situation. And lastly, I have Reinholdt, the trusty little famous gobber. With him near MacBain, any of his 3 abilities will greatly enhance Drake. I got reload for an extra shot, spyglass-which can be used on any 2 models within Drake's LOS, and lucky charm, never hurts to have signs and portents on a dice roll! :).

I'll be taking some pictures and creating a gallery of the players in our league this coming Thursday evening when we meet up again. We have a total of 14 players now, and the support for it it fantastic! I'll be posting up a few battle reports (i'll be making a section for those too here soon!) as well.

Until next time!


  1. Those look like good, thought outlists. I hope they perform well. I'm looking forward to your Battle Reports and the pictures from the Paint 'n Play!

  2. I was almost contemplating dropping the Nomad for a Talon and Gorman, but I didn't want to leave myself down and out if he got trashed, even with Fail Safe upkept on him. Granted Talon could help some with stall from his spear, and Gorman is just plain awesome lol. I actually came up with my list in about 5 min lol. I think my brother spent an evening or so working on his, he wanted it to be just right. We're gonna play test these on Thursday, so hopefully it'll go good for both of us!