I do so love the Nightmare Empire.
Mr. Black here, dear readers, and today we’re back with me talking about Cryx- A shock I know, but out of every faction from every game I play none match my love for the theme and flavor presented by the legions of Lord Toruk. Cryx has some truly great units and combos available to them, anyone who plays knows this, and anyone who may just be getting ready to take the oath to the Dragonfather… Well consider this a little guide as well as a taste of things to come.
Do keep in note that these are in no particular order. Also, as a special nod to the inhabitants of the Cryx Forums over at Privateer Press, I am making this a certified Mr. Black Pony Edition, tee hee hee.
Ah Tartarus, also known as BLT, The Sauce, Tartartot… Huh, Cryx has a weird thing with food, doesn’t it? For anyone who plays Cryx you already know how powerful he can be, combining Thresher, a decent MAT, high P+S and Stealth to create a nasty solo that will frustrate many opponents… Oh yeah, he also has a little effect that allows him to convert anyone he kills into a Bane Grunt for a nearby unit. You know, nothing special.
Ok, seriously though that ability, combined with his other effect, [Curse] Bane, which can be a literal death sentence to a unit, allowing friendly Bane units to gain extra movement and damage against them. Not a pleasant combination. Now the cherry on the top: He has Ghostly to boot, which means that he will be sneaking through terrain, building, and all those other nasties that usually get in the way. In the end he’s just an auto-include in most any army fielding a unit of Bane Thralls + Unit Attachment… Which is a shame, really, because I really don’t like anything that is ever an “Auto Include”, as I feel it detracts from lists as a whole. It almost got to the point I wasn’t going to mention him, but in the end he’s just too powerful to ignore, for better or worse.
~We’re done here for now everyone! Mr. Black got hit by an enchanted sleep spell! Who knows if he’ll wake up? We do, but we’ll neverrr teeelllll!! Until we return, why don’t you tell us about some of your favorite Solos in this naughty game of Warmachine?