I’m going to try a version of the FCoD without Helldivers. It hurts my shriveled blackened heart, but with all the Colossals in the current meta I need something to lock them down and clear lanes. I can’t possibly win an attrition war against those hulking behemoths, so I’ll have to make due with avoiding them, and that means Pistol Wraiths (I think).
I also gave Blackbane’s Ghost Raiders a lot of attention this week, but I can’t help thinking they would need Darragh Wrathe in order to be truly effective, and he’s not really fitting in with the rest of the models in the list (them being mostly alive or Warjacks), and the Blood Hag is just to important to trade out.
Master Necrotech Mortenebra
Satyxis Blood Witches (Leader and 9 Grunts)
– Satyxis Blood Hag
General Gerlak Slaughterborn
Gorman di Wulfe
I have some real hope that this list will turn out to be a keeper. The Satyxis Blood Witches with Recalibration, should be able to handle quite a bit of infantry with Gang and their special attacks, and Slaughterborn with Recalibration is just nasty.
Warwitch Sirens either power boost, help clean up infantry, or help stall an enemy armored assault with Shadow Bind. Pistol Wraiths either assassinate key models, open lanes, or help stall the armored wall. Gorman is there in order to give me even more stall tactics, or help kill that all important heavy if needed.
Gorman and the Bokur also help Mortenebra stay un-dead with cloud and shield guard, allowing me to play her a bit more aggressively while hopefully avoiding the occasional ‘death by cannonball’. The Harrower does what it usually does, and it’s pretty good at activating that turn two Overrun as well (boost to hit from a Siren and Ghost Shot).
I would like the WSC in there (Puppet master would be really bloody handy on that Overrun-activating Harrower), but let’s be realistic and assume that my other caster will need them in a tournament. Saxon Orrik might look weird in the list, but I’ve had Slaughterborn stuck behind to much shit to leave him out, and the Blood Witches could use some Pathfinder as well. That also makes most of the list indifferent to difficult terrain, which can really be a boon in some fights.
Unless fate intervenes this list should face some Trolls tonight, and this time he knows not to let me land by Calandra!