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Goatboy’s Warhammer 40k: Three Lists, Can’t Decide – Help!

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May 13 2021
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I’ve got 3 mean lists, a tourney next week and need your help to decide. Help!

I got another local-ish event in SATX in 2 weeks.  I grabbed a ticket for the AlamoGT  as it has been a hot minute since I played there last.  I have won it a few times, got 2nd a bunch, and usually find it to be fun.  It moved this year so will see if the charm is still there – but it is fun to get another set of games in.  Thankfully it is a 5 game event with a lot of extra points to try to get to the overall “best” of so will see how it goes.  A few try hards are coming (Friends of mine who I will be thankful to see again for a weekend) so most likely if I win too good I will get that nice Dark Eldar spanking we all love right now.

Which Army?

With that intro out of the way – let’s throw out the 3 lists I am thinking about playing.  They all range from a few models to finish, a few models to fix, and I need to find all the pieces.  I have 2 Chaos lists and a Marine list.  I know I said I would play Chaos – but I have models coming in for the Marines and like the one I painted this week so there!

First – the Marine list no one will want me to play.  This is a tweak and mixture of my Dallas Open list going for more shooting and throwing out all those terrible troop bodies I didn’t need.  It also means I will probably not do Scramblers anymore – but will see as I can still do it with some of my tough infantry.

#1 Marines – Goatboy’s Robots and Fat Bois!

Space Marine Vanguard Detachment – -3CP
Chapter – White Scars

-HQ-
Khan – 110pts

-Elites-
Bladeguard Ancient – Relic (-1CP) – Plume of the Plainsrunner – 85pts
Bladeguard Veteran Squad X 5 – 175pts
Bladeguard Veteran Squad X 5 – 175pts
Bladeguard Veteran Squad X 5 – 175pts

Space Marine Vanguard  Detachment – -3CP
-Chapter- White Scars

-HQ-
Primaris Chaplain – Master of Sanctity, Warlord – Wise Orator, Litanies – Canticle of Hate, Catechism of Fire
Primaris Lieutenant – Storm Shield, Neo-Vokite Pistol, The Burning Blade

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-Elites-
Invictor Tactical Warsuit – Twin Ironhail Autocannon – 160pts
Invictor Tactical Warsuit – Twin Ironhail Autocannon – 160pts
Invictor Tactical Warsuit – Twin Ironhail Autocannon – 160pts

Redemptor Dreadnought – Heavy onslaught gatling cannon, Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Storm Bolter X 2 – 180pts
Redemptor Dreadnought – Heavy onslaught gatling cannon, Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Storm Bolter X 2 – 180pts
Redemptor Dreadnought – Heavy onslaught gatling cannon, Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Storm Bolter X 2 – 180pts

Pts – 1985 CP: +5

A simple army with Dreadnoughts and bullets that I can hopefully spread around the table and pop things as needed.  Plus a few things can run in and punch someone too.  It sucks the Warsuits are not CORE – but that is life after the book release nerf bat.  It is again a simple list designed to put pressure on opponents fast and hopefully have some ways to pop boats and kill whatever is inside.  I took the things that worked from Dallas Open – add some spice, and dropped the other stuff.

What’s Missing: To get it working I need to get my 2 other Warsuits in and paint them up.

Next up a Death Guard List –

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#2 Death Guard – Goatboy’s Stinky Drones!

-Death Guard Battalion – 0CP
-Plague Company – The Inexorable

-HQ-
Daemon Prince – Malefic Talons/Hellforged Sword, Psychic – Curse of the Leper, Warlord – Rotten Constitution, Relic – Suppurating Plate – 150pts
Malignant Plaguecaster – Psychic – Miasma of Pestilence, Gift of Plagues, Warlord (-1CP) Festering Blight – 95pts

-FA-
Myphitic Bloat-Drone X 3 – 420pts
Myphitic Bloat-Drone X 3 – 420pts
Foetid Bloat-Drone – Fleshmower – 135pts
Foetid Bloat-Drone – Fleshmower – 135pts
Chaos Spawn X 5 – (Grandfatherly Influence -2cp) – 115pts

-Elites-
Tallyman – 70pts
Hellforged Leviathan Dreadnought – Storm Cannon X 2, Volkite Calivers X 2, Hunter-Killer Missile X 3 – 255pts

-Heavy-
Plagueburster Crawler – Entropy Cannon X 2 – 175pts

Pts: 1995 CP: +5

The idea is pretty simple.  I wanted to play my Daemon Engines and while I didn’t have my FW ones yet – I figured I could try this out with a very hard to Kill Daemon Prince, some spawn to hold stuff, and a massive Dread with storm cannons.  I can do While We Stand We Fight, Grind them Down, and Engage as needed as the army isn’t completely slow.  I won’t get a ton for Engage but it is something to try and do and hit that 10 or so Secondary points.  We’ll see how it goes but secretly I submitted this list as I needed to do it on Saturday. Shhh…

What’s Missing: Nothing, my stinky drones are ready to rock & roll!

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#3 CSMs – Goatboy’s Waves of Possessed!

Last but not least is my Chaos Space Marine list.  This one has the most flair as again – it is such an old ass Army.

Chaos Space Marines Patrol – 0CP
-Legion- Alpha Legion

-HQ-
Aspiring Champion – Mark of Khorne, Relic – Talisman of Burning Blood, Astartes Chainsword X 2, Warlord – Flames of Spite – 75pts
Master of Possession – Mark of Tzeentch, Psychic – Cursed Earth, Infernal Power – 95pts

-Troops-
Cultists X 10 – Mark of Slaanesh – 60pts

-Elites-
Possessed X 20 – Mark of Slaanesh, Icon of Excess – 410pts
Possessed X 20 – Mark of Slaanesh, Icon of Excess – 410pts

-Heavy Support-
Obliterators X 3 – Mark of Slaanesh – 315pts

Chaos Daemons Patrol – -2CP
-Chaos Allegiance- Slaanesh

-HQ-
Daemon Prince – Mark of Slaanesh, Malefic Talon, Hellforged Sword – 150pts

-Troops-
Daemonettes of Slaanesh X 30 – Icon, Instrument – 235pts
Daemonettes of Slaanesh X 30 – Icon, Instrument – 235pts

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Pts: 1995 CP: 10

This is a simple list – it pushes forward with a ton of bodies that will die to a lot of bullets and liquefier death.  It does have some fun in double shooting Oblits that could do some damage as well as a ton of Possessed that can tear thru things if needed.  The Alpha Legion allows me to do an early move as needed and have some -1 to shoot at options as well.  The Aspiring Champion of Khorne can get a little nutty with his swords if he needs too as well.  Double attacking things into oblivion.  I went with him as having the ability to run forward with reroll wounds for himself and others so he could be useful. Oh, and he is cheap.

I didn’t want to bring a Morty list just yet as again this new environment isn’t fun to big monster mash lists.  I am sure I will bring something along soon but right now those guys sit in the case looking sad.

What’s Missing: A can of compressed air to dust these dudes off.

So which list? Help an indecisive goat out…

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