Like my blog colleague Payce on LD10 I’ve done some tinkering on my list but I still think you’ll find some fundamental differences on our approach for the tournament.
Let me say in advance that this isn’t meant as a slight on Christopher but more as an observation on the difference in our preparation for the same event. I can already admit I believe I have poor odds compared to him 😉
The rules for the tournament I’ve already posted up here but basically it’s objective driven and the same scenario in all 5 games.
You can pretty much design the army you want more or less but getting the objectives wins the game and as far as my experience from 40k has taught me is that keeping you focus on the objectives and not just killing your opponent is what wins you games.
The most “controversial” rule is no summoning. Especially for undead armies but at least I don’t have to paint a buckeload of miniatures to summon!
So what does this mean for my list?
3 points – Tomb king i chariot
3 points – Tomb herald
3 points – Casket of souls.
2 points – skeleton archers.
6 points – 2*3 chariot units.
4 points – 10 horse archers.
4 points – 5 carrions.
3 points – bone giant
2 points – necrotect
30 points in total
Note I’ve made one change. The horse archers are one not two units. This is due to a lack of banners.
I decided on Khemri quite early despite it meaning a ton of work as I bought it second hand. The reason for my choice is the amount of chariots, cavalry and carrions I got. It meant I could achieve speed and since they have that nifty rule of regenerating miniatures each turn by having a banner I achieve sustainability.
The obvious risk is getting tarpitted but I hope I can remedy that by clever use of the Casket and my hard hitting units.
So how will I actually win games, especially if I meet something like Christopher’s list?
I’m not sure tbh as I’m very uncertain on how it will perform and if it’ll actually work as I have envisioned. I do think I’m on to something but I won’t know for certain until I’ve playtested my army in this comp. But point for point I’m basically shit out of luck. He’s also got a much stronger theme than I have so I really need to pull something clever out of the hat!
I will get to test my list and the scenario tomorrow so I’ll have a much better understanding then 🙂 I’m hoping I’ll get ar least a couple of games in but time (or rather tomorrow) will tell 🙂