Tuesday, July 25, 2017

3 Monday Musings of a Mantic #14: Nurgle Dakka (2000pts Chaos List)


This past week saw the start to my local game shop's "Slow Grow" league in which I have resurrected my Nurgle Chaos army.  With that in mind I've been toying around with the idea of a Nurgle force that brings a heavy amount of long range dakka to the fight.  Let's see what I came up with for my first rendition of this idea.


Points = 1999
Power Level = 103
Detachments = Vanguard Detachment & Vanguard Detachment
Command Points = 5

Vanguard Detachment: The Fallen
HQ
180 = Daemon Prince: Nurgle, Wings, Malefic Talons x 2 with Smite & Warptime

Elites
164 = Plague Marines x 5: Plasma Gun x 2 and Plague Champion with Power Fist & Plasma Gun
164 = Plague Marines x 5: Plasma Gun x 2 and Plague Champion with Power Fist & Plasma Gun
164 = Plague Marines x 5: Plasma Gun x 2 and Plague Champion with Power Fist & Plasma Gun
164 = Plague Marines x 5: Plasma Gun x 2 and Plague Champion with Power Fist & Plasma Gun

Dedicated Transport
072 = Chaos Rhino: Combi Bolter
072 = Chaos Rhino: Combi Bolter

Vanguard Detachment: The Risen

HQ
180 = Daemon Prince: Nurgle, Wings, Malefic Talons x 2 with Smite & Prescience

Troops
054 = Cultist x 10: Heavy Stubber

Elite

110 = Helbrute: Nurgle, Missile Launcher & Reaper Autocannon
110 = Helbrute: Nurgle, Missile Launcher & Reaper Autocannon
235 = Terminators x5: (Lighting Claws x2) x2, (Combi-flamer/Power Axe) x2 & (Heavy Flamer/Power Axe) x1

Heavy 
165 = Havocs: Nurgle, Missile x4 & Aspiring Champion with Boltgun/Bolt Pistol
165 = Havocs: Nurgle, Missile x4 & Aspiring Champion with Boltgun/Bolt Pistol


That's right this list is heavy on the Elites thanks to the abundance of Plague Marines in the first detachment.  These four squads are actually just two as they are paired up in one of the two Rhinos. By going with minimum squad sizes I am able to an extra 6 plasma guns out of the 20 Plague Marines for a grand total of 12 of them.  That is some serious firepower if you think about it and for all intensive purposes they two 5 man squads give you some flexibility over one 10 man.  In behind them both of the Daemon Princes will be casting their shadow over the Rhinos.  As the Rhinos and the Princes rush in the Terminators will deepstrike in as the enemy reacts to the rush.  They should be able to cause some mayhem by exploiting a weak point.

The second detachment not only features the Terminators but a nice firebase to provide some long range death.  The Helbrutes and Havocs have a total of 10 Missile Launchers and 2 Reaper Autocannons.  Once again like the Plague Marines that is some serious dakka.  Combine the two and folks should be cringing for cover.  The Cultist are here to help provide a bubble around the firebase.  I could care less if they actually do anything other than keeping deepstriking/infiltrating enemy units from getting near the Helbrutes and Havocs.  If things go well the Plague Marines and Deamon Princes should just be playing clean up for the firebase.  As always feel free to leave your thoughts behind on my blog.

3 comments:

  1. Nasty list! Can't wait for the det!

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  2. I cannot wait for my slow grow league to get to 2000pts so I can field this.

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  3. One of my favourite things about the new Force Org is the use of Detachments. Iron Warriors with all Oblits (as pants as it would be) are a viable option again. Can't wait to see how you go in the league.

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