Thursday, 26 May 2011

Making Plans for Njal

Hmm, how many times have I already used that title? Has anyone outside of the UK actually heard of the song Making Plans for Nigel by XTC?

Tonight, I'm helping Andy playtest his list for Blog Wars. Unfortunately due to work commitments recently I'm not going to be playing at Blog Wars. I've also had concussion this week so I've not really had much time to think about a list. So, I'm going to do what you should never, ever do - I'm nicking a list off the internet. Part of creating a list is understanding how it all works together so just taking a 'net list takes away this level of understanding. Here's. the list, it's a slightly cut down version of Tony Kupach's Adepticon winning list

Njal

5 Wolf Scouts, Meltagun
5 Wolf Guard, 5 Combi-Meltas, 5 Power Fists

8 Grey Hunters, Meltagun, Wolf Standard, Rhino
8 Grey Hunters, Meltagun, Wolf Standard, Rhino
8 Grey Hunters, Meltagun, Wolf Standard, Rhino
7 Grey Hunters, Meltagun, Wolf Standard, Rhino
5 Grey Hunters, Meltagun, Razorback, Lascannon/Twin-Linked Plasma Gun

5 Grey Hunters, Meltagun, Razorback, Lascannon/Twin-Linked Plasma Gun

5 Long Fangs, 4 Rocket Launchers
5 Long Fangs, 4 Rocket Launchers

All I've done is ditched a Long Fang pack and added in an extra Grey Hunter. The Wolf Guard split up to join the big Grey Hunter packs and the Scouts who either Infiltrate or go Behind Enemy Lines depending on the opponent and mission (actually, I've got no idea what Andy is bringing - he's been flipping between 'nids/Mephiston/Pedro/Lysander)

I've been reading Stelek's concept of the 4+2 recently and this list seems to fulfil it perfectly - the 4 Rhino squads head off to midfield while the Razorback units protect the Long Fangs and form a firebase. Now, I'm not claiming that I understand the list completely. For example I'm not sure why he took Njal over 2 regular Rune Priests. However, I think I understand it enough to be able to give Andy a good game with it tonight...

2 comments:

  1. I have herd the song, though through the Primus cover. 

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  2. Njal shouldn't be casting too many powers. It sounds counter-productive but you don't want to risk his brains melting out of his ear before he gets to throw out his hilarious random S9 and S8 attacks - I've managed to demolish a DE army in my last turn after Njal threw his weight around. I still lost but managed to claw back plenty of points (always a good thing in a tourney). That's not to mention his Saga of Majesty keeping units in the game.

    http://touchedbygreatness.blogspot.com/2011/03/itzacon-game-1.html

    I reckon you're onto a winner with 4 Troops and you can spend the points on more Long Fangs (for suppressing armour) and Scouts (go 2 or go home).

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