Hard Boyz... I'm Still Mad

No, not because the name of the game sounds like a fabulous porn, but because while all of you are out kicking the crap out of each other, I'm at stupid graduation, getting my stupid degree.

That's stupid.  Stupidly.

Okay, so I'm happy about graduating, even in my senior years... well, 34 seems that way sometimes, but I'm still irked GW changed everything this year - and why did they pick the most popular date for college graduations anyway?

I've set this post to publish on Saturday at 11am, the time most of you are playing Game 1 (or just waking up, for those who largely care less) and I'm walking the stage.  I haven't decided if I'm going to wear anything under the gown yet.

Just for fun, here's the army I would have run this year.  (Note: I'd actually have run Stelek's Daemon's list, but I was hoping to entice him to allow Breath of Chaos in, since I've learned from experience how useful it is.)

(4) Herald of Tzeentch, w Chariot, Gaze, Bolt, and Breath = 130
(3) Fiends, 6 strong with champ = 190
(5) Plaguebearers, 5 strong = 75
(1) Flesh Hounds, 10 strong, add Kharnak = 200
(2) Flesh Hounds, 10 strong with champ = 160
(3) Daemon Princes of Tzeentch, w Bolt and Breath = 170

That's my army, and it would have done well, I think.  Not for nothing, I won 3 of the last 6 local tournaments with variations on a theme, so I'm convinced of its viability.  Obviously heavy mech armies like Imperial Guard and Space Wolves Razorback variants are among the toughest opposition, but it can be done.  As Evil Homer says - and his Mech Guard won 2 of the other 3 - his army tends to be geared toward killing MEQ, so having units with an invulnerable save and Eternal Warrior gave him fits.

The astute will realize I said 'among' the toughest... so what's the worst list to face?  A properly done Vulcan Space Marine build, utilizing a Librarian with Null Zone.  It's a pretty sure bet that's at Hard Boyz, but that challenge is what makes it fun.

Enjoy folks.  I least I get a diploma. 



Chumbalaya said...

Hey, I've been doing the same, only it was for my mom's PhD. I'm happy for you and her, it's inspiring and has me looking at my college education (or lack thereof) with renewed interest.

I've become a big fan of Breath too. I think I'll bring Daemons to our local tourney next.

List looks plenty good. Mech en masse and goofy stuff like Mystics will give you grief, but what else is new?

GMort. said...

I'm giving serious consideration to altering my (well Steleks actually, lol) cavalry Daemon list to include some shooty units.
Does actually getting to use 'Breath' require riskier Deepstrikes with the Daemon Princes?

Brent said...

GMort... not really, though I've done it.

The DP's are going to close the distance anyway, so they're always in a position to drop Breath, either at a transport, a unit, or both - and the last happens more often than you'd think.

The Heralds have the speed to be where they need to be to drop Breath. In the larger games, they seem to act as a force multiplier of sorts; they're hard to kill, and having 4 makes them much more than 4x as useful as a single.

Hard to explain, I guess.

Point is, there are games where I'll risk aggressive drops because I know I need to to win. Often I lose units doing it, but even taking that into consideration just having one hit perfectly can stall out an opponent's mech.

And mech is the only thing Daemons worry about.

I'll probably do some posts about it, as I know this was confusing.


The_King_Elessar said...

Could be worse. You could have been in work on the Saturday...and on a different continent...

Fleahost said...

Part of me wishes I was at your graduation. Soemone stole my kit-bash libby dread right before I went to play for the top honor. I posted the details on galaxy's forum.

Herr Fernseher said...

I wanted to go to your graduation too. But I was moving furniture... :|

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