Prot’s Crazy ITC Death Guard Project: Part 1
The crunch is on. I had a lot of ideas, and potential armies to take to an ITC tournament, but reality sunk in this weekend as I realized I could not finish ANYTHING I have to a standard I would be happy with.
So I thought about what I have a chance of finishing… what do I have an understanding of playing in an ITC environment?
Unfortunately as well as I’ve been playing my Custodes, there’s a greater chance of the Emperor getting off the throne than me finishing them (again) for a tournament.
Enter Death Guard! The crazy road to ITC begins. THREE Weeks to go!
- The Mortarion Factor:
The List is not set in stone; however, the reality is I have limited time and while I’ve played a lot of my Deathguard, I don’t have a lot of success, or know-how when it comes to Mortarion.
I have had ‘good’ success with Mortarion, and I recently finished painting him so I have to take the guy to the event. Unfortunately as much as I love his personal bodyguard (pictured above), I can’t fit them into 1750 AND have a Daemon Battalion fight along side my Deathguard.
- The Daemon Factor:
What a mess. I have no idea what I’m doing with the Nurgle Daemons. At 1750 I can’t include a lot of them, but their cheapest stuff is indeed cheap. But there’s a cost to this which may include my sanity….
- I just bought 2 boxes of “Start Collecting Nurgle Daemons”, and a box of Nurglings to round out the basics.
- I may need to pick up a Daemon Prince model. No idea if the list requires it or…
- The Poxwalker Factor:
I think the FAQ may have hit this unit too hard. Its starting number should increase from 20 to 30 or 40, but as it stands I keep reducing my Poxwalkers. Still testing this.
I won’t have room for some of the funner elements: Tallyman, Plaguemarines (limited), etc will all have to be trimmed to make way for Daemons and Mort at 1750 points.
- The Final Tally(man):
I have to test the list a few times, but time is running short. I’ll have to be pretty efficient with my time going forward so changes to the list will have to be pretty final.
I had two test games with this list against Custodes and Necrons. The Custodes can give an incredible whoopin’ to 99% of the Deathguard. It really was surprising, but the Necron game did not really give me much feedback as I felt the Necron list was a little too light… more geared towards a fun playstyle without enough regard to killing potential.
Finished some Blightlords though: (won’t be in tournament thanks to GW FAQ)
More updates and test games to come….