Wednesday, 6 March 2013

List Theory – Creating the Army



So taking my list design one step further, the caster I chose for my next tournament army is Adeptis Rahn Shyeel from the Retribution of Scyrah.

I used the 6 question for the previous List Theory (The Caster) here are my thoughts on Rahn.

1. Movement buff – Rahn has Telekinesis on his spell list an increase speed buff would be perfect but Rahn still has good tools for Movement.
2. Damage buff – His feat increasing damage from magic attacks – His and the armies. Telekinesis can turn around an opponent’s models for the bonus of back strikes.
3. Denial / Control - Telekinesis and Force Blast give Rahn options, he can also protect his army from AOE attacks but I don’t consider Rahn a strong Denial / Control caster. In this case the army needs to provide this.

4. Answers – Yes, and asks a few questions for example do you like being assassinated? Do you think that new galleon was an auto win? He and his army can take apart bricks, deal with fast alpha strikes.

5. Survivability – No! So his army must provide this too.

6. Metaskew – Yes, here come the death mittens, if every second player doesn’t ask what the hell all those guys with big gloves do I’d be very surprised. Also anti magic is a rather scare in my Meta probably due to the lack of Cryx players.

So I have a few issues with Survivability and Denial / Control and a great feat that can really reward magic users now it’s time to create the list.

Adeptis Rahn Shyeel - Denial / Control - feat
Aspis - Survivability
Discordia - Survivability
Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker - feat
House Shyeel Battle Mages (Leader and 5 Grunts) - Denial / Control - feat
Soulless Escort
House Shyeel Battle Mages (Leader and 5 Grunts) - Denial / Control - feat
Soulless Escort
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution - Threat
House Shyeel Artificer - Denial / Control - feat
House Shyeel Artificer - Denial / Control - feat
House Shyeel Magister - Denial / Control - feat
House Shyeel Magister - Denial / Control - feat
Arcantrik Force Generator – Survivability  - Denial / Control
Fane Knight Skeryth Issyen – Threat and extra punching power

On toward the next step- Testing