Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Whether Fantasy?

Well the results are in. I'm going to be building a Chaos army for Warhammer Fantasy I think.

Here are the themes for the army:
  1. Mounted Army - I like horsies, so I want to have the entire army mounted. I like armies with a "Shock and Awe" motif, so I try to create lists that work that way. I also like very fast moving armies, and so mounted in Fantasy makes sense.
  2. Khorne - I love dark red. In this case, I should be able to easily paint the army with a red base coat, dark wash, red dry brush, and then a bunch of detailing. I should be able to build and paint this fairly quickly (which is good, since I don't like painting).
  3. Molly Hatchet - Look at covers of Molly Hatchet album covers and then look at Chaos Lords. It makes sense. Furthermore, listen to the lyrics of "Beatin the Odds". There is both Chaos imagery and gaming imagery. It fits well.
If I get in a REALLY silly mood, I'll take a Bloodthirster and greenstuff a tee-shirt so I can have "Khorn-holio". Then if anyone issues a challenge, I can respond with "Are you threatening me?!?!?"

Seriously, here is the list I'm thinking of, so far, its about 2251 pts.
TypeUnitSizeCost
LordChaos Lord1210

Axe of Khorne
45

Chaos Runeshield
50

Juggernaut of Khorne
50

Mark of Khorne
15
HeroChaos Sorcerer185

Level 2
35

Barded Chaos Steed
16

Fury of the Blood God
20

2 - Dispel Scrolls
50
CoreMarauder Horsemen10130

Command
30

Flails
20

Throwing Axes
20

Light Armor
10

Mark of Khorne
30
CoreMarauder Horsemen10130

Command
30

Flails
20

Throwing Axes
20

Light Armor
10

Mark of Khorne
30
CoreMarauder Horsemen10130

Command
30

Flails
20

Throwing Axes
20

Light Armor
10

Mark of Khorne
30
CoreChaos Warhounds530
CoreChaos Warhounds530
CoreChaos Warhounds530
CoreChaos Warhounds530
SpecialChaos Knights5200

Command
50

Mark of Khorne
30
SpecialChaos Knights5200

Command
50

Mark of Khorne
30
RareDragon Ogre Shaggoth1265

Additional Hand Weapon
10


The idea here, is that the Chaos Hounds will block line of sight to protect my mounted troops until they can close to hand to hand. The light armor, gives a basic save to the marauders of 5+ (yeah, not much, but it's something - armour+mount). Eventually, I'd like to work Valkia into the list...

Thoughts?

(*Edited to add recommendations @ 10:16*)

3 comments:

Chris said...

The only thing I can see is you may want to look into some ranged fire support. Does any of your horse units have the option of bows? i like to try and soften a unit up a bit before I hit them with a charge.

Rachael Storm said...

The maurauders can have throwing axes or throwing spears. The Chaos Knights have a Ballistic skill, but they don't seem to have any range weapons options.

Rachael Storm said...

Updated, thanks.