Ok… you guys asked for it… this is what you wanted… so now I have to pull out the stops… The Slann-Mage Priest has re-emerged back into the world of Warhammer… and he’s pissed off. I went over to a buddy’s house yesterday and played 2 games in total, one against Daemons of Chaos and the other against Vampire Counts… and although they were enjoyable, they were very one-sided. So, after suffering my 2 losses yesterday I went to work at making a list with the Slann… and the Lore of Life. I’m gonna shelf the OB with Carnosaur for a while and try out the “Toad” and see how my luck goes… I put together a scrap list yesterday and played my buddy Khokan today with a very favorable result (it was funny how it ended up, I had him take a knee on Turn 4 of the game… then we played it out and he ended up tabling me…) So afterwards, he and I started working on a new list that incorporated some changes. It’s different than what I’m used to but it’s one that I’m looking forward to trying out. Also something you should know is that this is a 2,000 point list, as we are prepping for the Las Vegas Throne of Skulls Tournament… and, for some reason, it’s only 2,000 points. I’ve already decided what will be put into the list in order to fill it out to 2,500 points, I’ll post that one later… Anyways, here’s what we got for 2,000 points:
Slann Mage Priest Qett’l Korn with Focus of Mystery (Loremaster, Lore of Life), Becalming Cogitation (Add an extra dice to each attempt to cast), and Higher State of Consciousness (Only wounded by magical attacks). Also with a Dispel Scroll and Amulet of Itzl (2+ Ward Save against first wound suffered).
So this is my army General, however, not my BSB. With this edition… if the BSB is broken in combat and then runs away… he is destroyed… Yea, I can’t let that happen with my Slann Mage-Priest. Even though it’s pretty tough to break Slann and the Temple Guard… it can be done and that’s one that I don’t want to chance. So you’ll see above that he’s equipped with the “basic” stuff that most people run when doing this list… and having the Lore of Life means he can dish out some damage and put out some tough augment spells.
Scar-Veteran Bro’qin Bot’l as the BSB, Talisman of Endurance (5+ Ward Save), Shield, Burning Blade of Chotec (Flaming Attacks, additional -2 to Armour Save… so -4 all said and done), Light Armour, and mounted on Cold One.
He has a 1+ Armour Save and a 5+ Ward to offer him some staying power and 4 Strength 5 Attacks. His only drawback is Stupidity but with his ability to re-roll it he should be cool most of the time. Also, having flaming attacks means that if he goes against a unit with Regeneration and he inflicts just one wound… their regeneration roll is negated…
30 Saurus Warriors with hand weapons & Shields and Full Command.
24 Saurus Warriors with hand weapons & Shields and Full Command.
10 Skink Cohorts with javelins and shields.
10 Skink Cohorts with javelins and shields.
20 Temple Guard with Full Command and the Blood Statuette of Spite.
So I’ve gone back and forth with making this unit bigger but have stayed put at 20 since the Slann can bring back dead guys… He also adds some Regeneration rolls if you get a particular spell off so I think I’m gonna stick with it for now. Let me know if you think I should have more and why. The Blood Statuette of Spite is a nice little trinket that can effectively be a game changer. It is a bound spell 5 that can choose any character and force them to pass a Toughness test or take a wound with no saves possible. If he fails, he has to take the Toughness again or he takes another wound. This continues until he is either slain or he passes the test… Not a bad item for only 25 points…
8 Chameleon Skinks
These guys are just too essential to killing off war machines, Cauldron of Blood, Anvil of Doom, etc… Worth their weight in gold…
Again, a definite must. During the 4 games this weekend, these guys must’ve accounted for well over the killing off of at least 50 models… One spouts flames and kills 13… then the other spouts flames and kills another 10… well worth it and a must-have in my opinion.
So this is what I’m gonna try out for now. Today I was 1-1 and was pleased with the way the army plays. At this point, it’s just about tactics and learning how to play the list… and, more importantly, playing it effectively. I’m looking forward to playing a different list and the beautiful thing is… with this list, all I have to paint is 6 saurus warriors and a Salamander… Woot! Comments/critiques/feedback please! Let me know what you guys think!