Here's a set of pictures from Galaxy Games 2009, the only the 2nd time I've played a Daemons list in an actual tournament. I lost this game, just like I'd lost the first. You think that would give me confidence.
Abaddon almost single-handedly beatdown a squad of Bloodcrushers, but they brought him down on the turn he rolled a 1.
The Bloodcrushers charged my Terminators. This was toward the end of the game, so I don't know how it would have ended, but I don't suspect well.
So what's my problem? At my FLGS, the Master Manipulator (every store needs one) managed to get literally everyone involved in our 'build an army' project. Everyone with a different codex, everyone building the hardest list they can. Given some of the nasty combos out available, I'm hard pressed to think of something worthy. At Hard Boyz, the Bloodcrusher lists were mostly at the bottom tables, with the exception of that dude from Dakkadakka.
Okay, so this has been a bit of a whine. I've got Evil Homer dreaming up nasty lists, so hopefully I'll fall onto something workable. I just have this feeling that the list I need isn't something that's been put together before - and isn't that bullshit arrogance, eh? To think that I'll come up with something original after the codex has been out for so long? I don't know, mate - I'll have to continue hammering away. The purpose of all this is to improve our game; I just have to follow it through.