So I can’t even remember how long it has been since my last post on this project, probably close to a month. It has been a whirlwind of a July. My hobby time has been fairly limited recently, mid July I traveled to Texas for business for a week, then when I got back and the following weekend was spent helping a friend process his chickens and catching up on yard work from being gone for a week. This weekend though, I have hope. Anyway it looks like this is going to be a rambling post of brain farts so here we go.
I have been struggling adapting my list to anticipate the point size of the standoff which is still an unknown (though a fairly educated guess can be taken). Developing a fluffy list that could be effective at the different possible point levels has proven difficult. What I would field at 1500 does not necessarily contain the same core units that I would want to use at 1650 or 1750, which also don’t necessarily contain the core of an 1850 list.
This weekend I was able to get two games in with Hippie’s daemons, both list’s he ran I thought were awesomely fluffy and not overly mean, and I got my butt kicked. The big take away I had from the day was.
1. Stay focused on the original plan, and
2. Blood Letters will fall over in a stiff breeze.
This was my first outing with the army so I didn’t feel terrible with the performance, but I certainly overestimated the strength of the blood letters. I was running 32 of them in the list and they failed to accomplish much of anything in either game. 320 points of no results is unacceptable regardless of whether I used them correctly or not. I have since revamped my list to allow for some psychic buffing across the army and hardened up some of my deathstar type units, while removing the weakers ones I was using. I cut my bloodletters back to a single 16 man unit, this way they can be used as the scalpel they are more than the hammer I though they were. With the extra points I beefed up my terminator squad and added a sorcerer in terminator armor which should add a lot of flexibility to the list.
Anyway rambling over I leave you with possibly the greatest pep speech ever, from a great movie that echos what I am focusing on this week as I crunch numbers and rework my paint list, getting the army hard.