Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The Knights of Ni

We want... a shrubbery
2+ is the new black

So, here is my Grey Knight list of 2+ goodness (oh, and don't worry Kirby, we all know that 3++ is really the new black)

HQ
Librarian, Sanctuary, Shrouding, Warp Rift, 3 Servo Skulls

Troops
10 Terminators, 2 Psycannons, Nemesis Warding Stave
10 Terminators, 2 Psycannons, Nemesis Warding Stave

Heavy Support
Nemesis Dreadknight,  Heavy Psycannon
Nemesis Dreadknight,  Heavy Psycannon
Nemesis Dreadknight,  Heavy Psycannon

That comes to 1630, so not quite enough to fit in an assassin. Instead, let's pimp up the units a bit. Psybolt ammo adds a bit extra shooting punch to the Terminators and a Brotherhood Banner gives everyone in the unit +1 attack and lets you automatically activate your Force Weapons (handy against all that 3D6 Eldar/Tyranid nonsense)

We shouldn't leave the Librarian out of this, so let's give him some shiny stuff too. A Master-Crafted Halberd, Digital Weapons, Psybolt ammo, The Quickening and Might of Titan use up the remaining points nicely. Okay, so the list in full...


HQ
Librarian, Sanctuary, Shrouding, Warp Rift, Quickening, Might of Titan, Master-Crafted Halberd, Psybolt Ammo, Digital Weapons, 3 Servo Skulls

Troops
10 Terminators, 2 Psycannons, Nemesis Warding Stave, Brotherhood Banner, Pysbolt Ammo
10 Terminators, 2 Psycannons, Nemesis Warding Stave, Brotherhood Banner, Psybolt Ammo

Heavy Support
Nemesis Dreadknight,  Heavy Psycannon
Nemesis Dreadknight,  Heavy Psycannon
Nemesis Dreadknight,  Heavy Psycannon

Pros

2+ - it's a big f-you to all the missile spam out there
Versatile - it's a list that's good at shooting and combat. Plus since everything can reliably Deep Strike using the Servo Skulls, it's got some good deployment options.
Cheap - it comes to about £175 from Dark Sphere 

Cons
Small - every guy who dies is keenly felt
Unfocused - The Dreadknights look cool and fit into the "2+" theme but would more Terminators be better? The Librarian with his grab-bag of powers also feels a little unfocused.

Terminator options

I'm also a little unsure of how to arm the Terminators. Currently I'm thinking

2x Storm Bolter/Sword
2x Storm Bolter/Halberd
2x Storm Bolter/Hammer
Psycannon/Sword
Psycannon/Halberd
Storm Bolter/Stave
Storm Bolter/Banner

Although I'm not sure what to give the Justicar. I really good at failing psychic tests so he's probably going to die quite quickly and I don't know whether I'd be better losing a Sword, a Halberd or a Hammer...

What do you think, could this list work? How would you arm the Terminators? What order would you take wounds on the squad?

2 comments:

  1. I personally would keep the sword on the libby for a 4+ invulnerable in combat, or go for the warding stave as he is a support character and not a true killer.

    Also vs most other armies with psykers you need him for his hood.

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  2. Good point about the Sword. I'd given him the Halberd with the thought of him "getting his retaliation in first" without having to use Quickening.

    I can't afford the Stave and to be honest I'm only really worried about Power Fists/Thunder Hammers and hopefully the Libby and his squad are killy enough to take care of those before they get to swing.

    I'll see how it playtests tho and I'll definitely consider changing out for the Sword...

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