While working on the final part of the WTC report I got a little distracted. There were a lot of pSkarre players at the WTC, and I’ve only ever played her once or twice, so I got to thinking about her and what I could do to make her interesting. Now I’ve seen several players run her with a Kraken, but I got to thinking about running her with two.
I admit that maybe I’m also looking for something that is really unlike the WTC lists I’ve been running for the last six months, but while I was unpacking my models and putting them back in their drawers, I noticed my painted and lovely Soulhunters which I never use any more.
Pirate Queen Skarre
Necrosurgeon & 3 Stitch Thralls
Soulhunters (Leader and 4 Grunts)
Machine Wraith (or Necrotech & Ike)
This is a 50 point list with fifteen models in it (and three of them have no attacks), which is about as far out of my comfort zone as I can possibly get. The Krakens supposedly shoot whatever present the greatest threat, and the Soulhunters do their best not to get shot in return while hanging back to counter charge.
If an opponent is out-shot, which is perfectly feasible with two fully powered Krakens shooting him every round, his only option is to come to me. This allows me to use my feat offensively, and a unit of Soulhunters with incorporeal can charge in some strange angles, negating a lot of the troubles with two huge bases blocking everything.
The Kraken is armor 19, and with Skarres feat they’re armor 24, while Darragh Wrathe can hide behind them using Beyond Death, effectively making them ARM 26 against living melee models which is what almost every Hordes faction relies on when killing a Kraken. In addition the Soulhunters will be 14/20 which is damn solid, and depending on the setup they can benefit from Beyond Death as well, making them seriously hard to remove.
The list will have a bazillion bad match-ups (in theory), but it also uses just a single character so if it works I might make it my secondary list at tournaments. Now I’m just looking forward to actually playing it, because we all know that theory and reality don’t always match.