Monday, August 7, 2017

0 Monday Musings of a Mantic #16: Nurgle Dakka Redux (2000pts CSM)



The Galaxy is on fire and Chaos is to blame.  They care little for the consequences of man for they themselves have been removed from society long ago.  With an update to their army on our doorstep, via a Codex, they are without a doubt getting ready for a new campaign of death and destruction.  I was able to watch a couple of sneak peaks at the Chaos Space Marine Codex and I managed to extrapolate some of the point changes.  As such I thought I would redo my last Nurgle themed list and see what has changed.  Lets have a look. 

Points = 1998
Power Level = 108
Detachments = Vanguard Detachment & Vanguard Detachment
Command Points = 5

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

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

Dedicated Transport
081 = Chaos Rhino: Combi Flamer
081 = Chaos Rhino: Combi Flamer

Vanguard Detachment: The Risen (Alpha Legion)

HQ
045 = Warpsmith

Troops
064 = Cultist x 12: Heavy Stubber

Elite
110 = Helbrute: Nurgle, Missile Launcher & Reaper Autocannon
110 = Helbrute: Nurgle, Missile Launcher & Reaper Autocannon
233 = 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

Not much changed other than the reduction of points for Plague Marines (21pts down to 19pts per model), powerfist went down (20pts to 12pts) and lighting claws (9/13pts to 8/12pts).  This enabled me to buy a Warpsmith for the two Helbrutes, 2 combi-flamers for the Rhino and 2 extra cultists.  As such the tactics for the army stay the same but they get some extra bonuses thanks to their Legion Traits.  For my first Vanguard detachment I made them Renegades so that they could advance and charge.  This will help the two Daemon Princes out significantly and extend their already dangerous threat range that much more.

The Firebase side of the army got a warpsmith to lead it but more significantly to heal the two helbrutes as they take damage.  I made them Alpha legion since they will be in the backfield and thus can take advantage of the -1 to hit rule that the legion gets.  These two changes will help this detachment stay around that much longer.  Overall I am very happy with what I have seen and heard of the new codex.  Points drops across the board, daemons troops included, lots of psychic powers, stratagems, relics and the list goes on.  Without a doubt I will be helping out in the burning down of the galaxy.

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