As Syaoran pointed out:
I'm over the moon that you decided to go with daemons, tho I'm a little surprised by your list. Your 1850 list is amazing, I thought you just add on from there.His point is spot on: my 1850 list is as tight as it can be - there are no wasted points. It's optimized.
So why did I think I could take my optimized list, add a some wasted Wargear and an entire unit I don't think is worthwhile, the Bloodletters, in the type of list I play and think it was good?
It might have been fine, as Round I is usually fairly easy, but then I ran into the Card Pimp in Question last night at the store. He's playing a Blood Angels 3-Fisted Brick of an army, but with correct play I thought I'd be fine.
Well, I played correctly, but I wasn't. My new dice let me down in stunning fashion, but I'm not the type of guy who wants to blame a bad result on luck, so I gave it some thought last night. My conclusion?
The Daemons weren't optimized and couldn't absorb the bad luck. Back to the drawing board I went, and this is better:
Da Warboss also made an interesting observation:
Why bother with daemons when GK's are going to be everywhere with their nemesis weapons? Stick to your wolves and leave the fun list for non-ard boy.I like the Brotherhood, and I think they'd do just fine. In fact, I may end up changing my mind after today's games and submitting them. But I doubt it.
I'm still best with Daemons, and frankly most of the GK armies out there don't scare me. The type of builds that scare the crap out of me just don't seem to be hitting the table, so I think I'll take my chances.