Thursday, March 1, 2012

March 2012 Army List Challenge: Pitch Black

Welcome to the March 2012 Army List Challenge.  If you've not had a go at these before, the idea is to design a themed army list from the codex of your choice to take on a specific challenge.

This month, the theme is pitch black. You are fighting a standard (randomized) mission, but the atmosphere of the planet is thick with smog / tyranid induced fungi spore blooms / volcanic detritus / iron filings from too many necrons being blown to smithereens (delete as appropriate).  Every time any unit shoots, they must roll a 2d6 to determine the range they can see to (a little bit like an extreme night fighting scenario).  Spot lights and so forth don't help. Nothing pierces the gloom. Weapons that do not require line of sight are unaffected ("guess" weapons).

So, will you take an all assault army? Will you rely on guess weapons?  Or do you have a different tactic all together?  (extra kudos for the latter!)

(1) Design a 1500 points army list from any codex to take on this challenge.
(2) Post your army lists as a comment to this posting and suggest why the army list is effective and themed to the scenario.
(3) Entries close at 01:00 GMT on Mar 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) The winner will be tallied and announced on Mar 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!


suneokun said...

You can only shoot 2D6 inches ... hmm easy peasy! 83 tox'd stealers led by a prime?

Tyranid Prime, Dual Bones Swords (90)
17 x Genestealers with Tox (289)
17 x Genestealers with Tox (289)
17 x Genestealers with Tox (289)
17 x Genestealers with Tox (289)
15 x Genestealers with Tox (255)

Total: 1501pts

The Prime escorts the smaller group and leads them in, The other stealer fleet their way into close combat. Mostly the enemy won't get a shot off. The stealers are also optimised for taking maximum casulaties (17 need 5 dead to take a leadership test) and the Prime gets them fearlessness.

Tox for the reroll to wound (and 33% chance of rending) against normal opponents.

Prime the 'Aliens' soundtrack and 'punch it bishop!'

jabberjabber said...

Hi Suneokun,

We've cancelled the challenge for this month ... so you are (of course) the unofficial winner since you're the only entrant!

Let me know if you have any ideas for future challenges? :)


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