I have had about 4 or 5 games including a 100 point game. Because Battlecry is now only 2 sleeps away the resin curtain has come down and I'm keeping quiet just in case some of the more competitive players start net decking against what they might think my lists are. It has had nothing to do with a stunning defeat I had against my own faction on Tuesday. I'm still riding at about 6 games 3 wins or something like that.
Now because I'm so worried about people net decking against my lists I'm going to post up two lists that I most definitely will NOT be taking to Battlecry. There is no point in reading the following information if your planning to beat me. Because obviously I'm going to do so well you will be looking for a leg up.
List 1: Shyeel Shuffle.
Adeptis Rahn Shyeel
Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker
House Shyeel Battle Mages (Leader and 5 Grunts)
Mage Hunter Strikeforce (Leader and 5 Grunts)
Mage Hunter Commander
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution
House Shyeel Magister
Mage Hunter Assassin
Mage Hunter Assassin
This is my scenario list. I plan to force blast, force bolt, force hammer and force... grope my way to victory. Like a cunning game of hide the peanut in the cup this list draws upon distraction. You might think that my Jacks are the real threat, but they are just there so that my Battle Mages can push you around. Ah duped, you see the Battle Mages are only really a bluff its the Mage Hunter Strike Force that would be the real threat, if they were a full unit. What you don't see is the Mage hunter assassins flanking around just waiting for their chance to not be Telekinesised or anything because Rahn is too far away or the Jack is in combat. All along it was the Sphinx providing that ever necessary -2 def against magic attacks rolls that will get you.
You see people build redundancy into lists, when one thing might fail there is another to cover its place. Its good not to over compensate especially at 35 points your better off building to your strength. This is just where this list gets you, there is no strength. I didn't build in redundancy I built in retardation. Like 20 Kossite Woodsmen ambushing you, you just wont see its coming until its too late. Aha got you again, there is nothing coming, nothing at all.
List 2: Ossyan to Face
Lord Arcanist Ossyan
Dawnguard Invictors (Leader and 9 Grunts)
Dawnguard Invictor Officer & Standard
Mage Hunter Strikeforce (Leader and 9 Grunts)Mage Hunter Commander
This list is the finely crafted and honed beast you think it is. Often times Ossyans failings are getting his gun line jammed. I spent weeks agonising over this one real problem the otherwise limp wristed and invincible Ossyan faces and do you know what my answer was? Moar guns.
I was trying Hypnos and Gorgons and Halberdiers and Sentinels and all kinds of riff raff to try and keep my front lines unengaged. Problems were Hypnos was a terrible jack to try and get Invictors to flank off from. The answer was sitting in front of me, at about the time my Hyperion package showed up from Defiant games. I was glueing him together thinking about how awesome he would be with pVyros' feat and + 2 armor and after 3 games I realized he wasn't. In fact he was awesome with Ossyan, the blatantly obvious choice.
You see this surgical laser scalpel style pan galactic gargleblaster of a list will remove enemy threats with the care and precision of a pneumatic hammer adorned with a french tickler. It has no failings what so ever. Its as water tight as the Titanic, as ship shape as the Rainbow Warrior which recently invited a load of French tourists on board. Its as flawless as an Iranian atomic power test facility. This is not a WMD this is a AWMMD (Assured Weapon of Mutual Mass Destruction.)
The idea is to run this against anyone with a Colossal. Or without one, so I can watch them cry, and then cackle with glee as my army melts.
So those are the lists I am definitely not taking to Battlecry, bet your happy to know that right? Whew glad I got that off my chest. I'm off to continue watching Gladiator for the 3rd time today.