Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Feb 2011 Army List Challenge

In anticipation of the Grey Knights release later this year, here's a diabolical army list challenge for you to take on.  Can you create an effective and well-themed army list to take on a chaos corrupted Tau force?

A Lord of Change has corrupted a Tau Ethereal.  A whole Tau outpost has turned to chaos worship in fact.  Your army needs to take on these corrupted Tau.  The game is annihilation.  Your opposition consists of both Tau firepower and chaos daemons' notorious close combat abilities.  And the Tau have bunkers to hide inside as well.  And did we mention dark sorceries?

The army list challenge is to design a themed 1750 points army list to take on this challenge and destroy the corrupt Tau and their Warp allies.

Alternatively, if you have access to both the Tau and Chaos Daemons codex, then please feel free to create the corrupt Tau and daemons force(!)

(1) Design a 1750 points army list from any codex to take on this mission, or a 1750 point army consisting of both Tau & Chaos daemons (using a single force organisation chart between the two codexes) to represent the corrupt opposition forces.
(2) Post your army lists as a comment to this posting and suggest why they're well suited to this mission. 
(3) Entries close at 01:00 GMT on Feb 14th. 
(4) On that same day, I'll open a poll for Warpstone Flux readers to judge which army list they consider to be the "most effective army list that also best articulates the theme" (whatever readers interpret that to mean) out of all entrants.
(5) Winner will be tallied and announced on Feb 21st (and entered in to the hall of fame!).
(6) One entry per person please.

Remember that there are no prizes for these contests, beyond kudos, honour and entry in to the hall of fame.
Good Luck!


Anonymous said...

Make a ruling about Daemonic Incursion - do I have Fire Warriors leaping out of warp portals turn one, or footslogging Plaguebearers?

jabberjabber said...

Hi Tachikoma -- I think the fairest way to play that is to say neither. i.e. daemons deploy via daemonic assault and Tau set up as per usual.

Max said...

Does the 1+ requirement for a Tau Commander still stand for this army list?

jabberjabber said...

Hi Max -- good question! (and one I clearly had not considered!) Let's say that we can ignore that +1 requirement.

jabberjabber said...

Emailed Army List Received from David (and: no, that's not me!!):

HQ: Ethereal 50
HQ: Lord of Change – 230

ELITE: 3 x fireknife crisis suits, team leader with hard wired drone controller & 2 shield drones

ELITE: 4 Flamers - 140

TROOP: 12 Fire Warriors w/ Shasui – 130

TROOP: 10 Plaguebearers w/ icon & instrument – 180

TROOP: 10 Horrors w/ Bolt, Changeling - 185

FAST: 2 x blight drone – 250

HEAVY: Hammerhead w/ railgun, smart missile system, disruption pod, multi tracker

HEAVY: Soul grinder with phlegm, tongue – 185

suneokun said...

HQ: Shas'El, Air Fragmentation Projector, Flamer and Missile Pod, Stimulant Injector [136]

Elite: Crisis Team #1 [2]: Burst Cannon, Plasma Rifle, Multitracker, team leader, 2 gundrones [141]

Elite: Crisis Team #2 [2]: Flamer, Missile Pod, Multitracker, team leader, 2 gundrones [117]

Elite: Stealth Team [5]: with 3 gundrones [180]

Troops: Fire Warriors [9] in Devilfish (Multitracker, Disruption Pod, Fletchette Discharger, Sensor Spines [205]

Troops: Fire Warriors [9] in Devilfish (Multitracker, Disruption Pod, Fletchette Discharger, Sensor Spines [205]

Troops: Fire Warriors [9] [90]

Troops: Kroot [12] with 2 Kroot Hounds [96]

Fast Attack: Pathfinders [8] with Shas'Ui and Warfish (Smart Missile System, Fletchette Discharger, Multitracker, Sensor Spines, Targetting Array) [246]

Fast Attack: Piranha [1] with Targetting Array, Fusion Blaster, Disruption Pod and Fletchette Discharger [85]

Heavy Support: Broadsides [2] Targetting Arrays [160]

Heavy Support: Hammerhead (Railgun, Disruption Pod, Fletchette Discharger, Multitracker and Target Lock and Smart Missile System) [190]

Total:1755 (feel free to cut out 5pts from somewhere)...

This army is actually designed specifically for killing Tyranid/Deamon incursions and works wonders ... check out: http://pathfinder-devilin.blogspot.com/2010/04/batrep-1850-tau-v-chaos-deamons.html for an 1850pt massacre.

A reworking on the classic 'Fish of Fury'

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