This weekend a local FLGS, Game Kastle, is hosting a 1750 point tournament. Seeing as how I am currently working on no less than 4 armies, choosing an army to build was unsurprisingly difficult. At the 11th hour I decided on Grey Knights because hey, why not? I’m a list builder, as in I spend my free time watching television with numerous codices surrounding me furiously writing and re-writing lists. One list that I created recently was a pure Grey Knight codex that I believe has the tools to take on the gamut of powerful builds that I am likely to see at a tournament. It has all of the qualities I look for when writing a list, and much like my sex life, is hard hitting and in your face! *(Don’t tell that one to my girlfriend)*
Before going into detail, THE LIST
Lord Kaldor Draigo –Duke of Cheese, King of Pain
Lord Draigo do what he do. Makes the Paladins troop choices, overall bad-ass, you know the drill. I like to use the Grand Strategy making d3 units Scouts, moving him and the Paladins closer as well as the Dreadknight.
Inquisitor Coteaz – ‘Re-Roll that, Please’
Everyone's favorite auto-include. Give you Divination spells and a fun I've Been Expecting You attack. Also, his Psyber-Eagle rocks way too much ass. He also basically guarantees you wont get seized on which makes deployment a lot less stressful.
Paladin Squad (6) 2x Psycannon, Apothecary, Brobanner, Psybolt Ammo – Draigo’s Extra Wound Squad
2 wound terminators with Feel No Pain, 3 Base Attacks (Bro Banner), Psychic Bad ASSES. 8 twin linked strength 7 rending shots (that should be re-rolled with Coteaz' Prescience. These guys go to 11 with Draigo and Coteaz.
Paladin Squad (1) Incinerator/Twin Linked – ‘Did I just deep strike onto your table quarter? LOL’
Late game grabber of objectives that's also the bane of hiding troop squads on said objectives.
Strike Squad (5) 3x Halberd, Psycannon, Psybolt Ammo – Warp Quakers
I like these little squads. They can hold their own if drawn into combat (6 Init 6 power weapons attacks on the charge) but really shouldn't be getting into combat. Decent shooting when sitting still (8 Strength 5 AP 5 shots and 4 Rending Strength 7 AP 4 shots). When I go to 1850 these guys go to 10.
Storm Raven with Multi-Melta and Twin-Linked Lascannons, Extra Armor – Boom goes to Croissant
I have the model, 'nuff said. One of the best fliers in the game, if on the expensive side. The twin linked Lascannon and Multi-Melta will make short work of enemy fliers and enemy armor.
Dread Knight with Heavy Incinerator, Great Sword – DIE GARGOYLES, DIIEEEE
If I had the points I would give this guy the personal teleporter, but with Draigo's Grand Strategy handing out Scout and the threat range of the Heavy Incinerator, I can live without it. 2+ armor save with a toughness of 6 makes the dude hard to take down. I like the Great Sword, with the ability to re-roll hits and wounds.
Vindicare Assassin – *Head Shot*
A guy that can literally take down anything, and with the recent FAQs making his shots un-look out bro-able, the Vindicare assassin is looking really good. I plan on putting him on the quad gun, which will benefit from his precision shot. If he intercepts with the quad gun, he can shoot his rifle during his turn.
Bastion with Quad Gun
Armor 14 is nothing to sneeze at and makes for a terrific firing platform for the Vindicare Assassin. Some people say the Bastion cannot be target by the enemy, as it is unoccupied so is not an enemy unit. I would subscribe to this newsletter, but cooler heads say that it CAN be targeted. I'm sure there will be arguments for and against at some point.
So there it is. The Vindicare sits on top of the bastion manning the quad gun. If he uses the quad gun to intercept, he shoots his rifle from his VERY generous vantage point from the top of the bastion, which BTW, cannot be targeted by enemy attack as it is technically unoccupied. Draigo and Coteaz do what they do, Storm Raven poop on you, and Dread Knight (hopefully with Scout from Draigo) gets me first blood. Lone Paladin hopefully drops in late game and flames someone for the lols. Big Paladin Squad rolls with Draigo/Coteaz and Strike Squad sits on an objective and unleashes warp quake. Small and fierce, just like your mom likes it.
Let me know what you think. I’ll post Saturday night or Sunday morning with the results.