Friday 11 March 2016

Throne of Skulls - Prologue

Right about now I should be on my way to Warhammer World. Liam, Ben, Scott, Otty and myself will be en route in the Otty's 'battle wagon'. We've got a table booked for Friday evening so we'll be having a 2 Vs 3 match, 'nids Vs Orks/Eldar/Tau - now that's an unholy alliance! Anyway, I finally settled on my list, which you can see below. I went with option 1, the twin Hive Guard and Gargoyles, [alongside the rest of my choices].

I have to print out 11 copies of these - one to give to the events staff, one for each of my five opponents to keep and then I use the other five to keep track of my games. It could probably have done to have been tweaked to better help with the Maelstrom missions but I don't know what the cards will be as the 'Carnage' deck seems to have a few different ones. That said it's a lot of work to create as I trim the pages of all the black surround so they're all rough edged. Once they were all complete [and the typesetting was a pretty farce too] I packed them ready and then started to doubt the Gargoyles, I just don't want to use them. They'll slow the game down, they're a pain to move and to transport, but what do I do?

I suddenly realised where I could save points - dump the Children of Cryptus. They're not ob-sec, they're overpriced and by switching to the min Stealer and Broodlord I keep the Psychic power, keep the Broodlord [which I wanted to enter as a unit in the painting comp] and I can have both the two Hive Guard and a Dakkafex! That's my high strength Impaler guns, rule of cool, two scoring units and 12 twin linked shots on an MC... one snag I was short 5 points, so I dropped the tunnelling on the Rippers - they're either going to start on the board or in the Tyrannocyte anyway...

So I re-jigged the list, printed, cut and finished and I'm much happier. Then I realised the Carnifex can be my unit of models in the painting comp as it can be 5 models or 3 of any on a base bigger than 50mm. The Broodlord can be the Individual and my Flyrant can be my MC entry. Anyway, all good, bring on the Carnage.


  1. I love those eureka moments when you build a list and realise things just slot into place!

    Good luck to you all, you're not that far from me at the moment, but I'll be in Sheffield all weekend!

  2. Good luck sir, looking forward to hearing how the event goes.

  3. Awesome! Can't wait to hear how it turns out. Good luck!

  4. Good luck!
    (and aweard us with lots of photos! hahahaha)