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Building an Emperor's Children Army
« on: March 13, 2014, 01:52:50 AM »
Taking the leap and building an HH army. Chosen Emperor's Children as I can use the models for my 40k CSM army.
 
I have built what i think is a reasonable 2k list, I would love some critique from people who have actually played the game tongue.png
 
HQ
 
Praetor - 172
- Terminator Armour
- Combi-Melta
- Paragon Blade
- Grenade Harness
- Pride of the Legion
 
Elites
 
Apothecaries (2) - 110
- Augury Sensor
 
Contemptor-Mortis Talon - 195
- Kheres Assault Cannons
- Havoc Launcher
 
Contemptor Talon - 190
- Kheres Assault Cannon
- Claw
 
Troops
 
Veteran Tactical Squad (10) - 245
- Articifer Armour
- Combi-Plasma
- Plasma gun x2
 
Veteran Tactical Squad (10) - 265
- Articifer Armour
- Combi-plasma
- Missile Launchers x2
 
Terminator Squad - 219
- Heavy Flamer
- Combi-Melta x2
- Chainfist x2
 
Heavy
 
Kakophani - 145
 
Fire Raptor - 230
- Reaper Batteries
 
Spartan Assault Tank - 295
 
 
Total 2066
 
Plenty of wiggle room, just want to know I'm not going to fall flat on my face when playing games smile.png
 
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Re: Building an Emperor's Children Army
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 10:57:21 PM »
I like this list, it's straight to the point and it's got all it's bases covered.

The kakophani are great I love the fluff and I love the unit. However you may want to consider throwing some of those Phoenix guard terminators. They make an excellent assault unit and bodyguard for your Praetor.

Also, it's important to note that you should have a lot of scoring units in a HH list, hell in any list really. So another Veteran tactical squad could be a good addition. Also, I notice that you're dreadnoughts have a lot of over lap with your Fireraptor. The Contemptor Mortis is always a good choice no doubt, but the other one's points I feel are better used in some other way.
You may want to consider trimming it down some; in my club we cannot go over our alloted points limit, period. 66 is quite a big margin.

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Re: Building an Emperor's Children Army
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 04:55:51 PM »
Resurrecting this topic from the dead. As the emperor's children rules are driven towards sweeping advances terminators might not be the best was of spending points. You might want to consider jetbikes T5 and 2+ and extra speed and heavy weapons.
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Re: Building an Emperor's Children Army
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2015, 01:19:09 AM »
What about dropping the Spartan, picking up a Sicaran and putting the 2 vet squads in rhinos.
That would drop the points, give the vets some mobility, and you would have good fire power
with the Sicaran

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Re: Building an Emperor's Children Army
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2015, 04:35:23 AM »
Kakophini could be dropped, Heavy Supports with Volkilite do more damage and are cheaper. Dropping the Spartan would mean the vets can't assault which EC really want to be doing. Could consider power weapons/phoniex spears on the vets for wounds that ignore armour, which means yr units will be more likely to win combat and make use of EC legion rules.  ;D

Tool up sergeants as they have to challenge. Also again termies don't gel that well with EC, if you want termies play a legion that doesn't hinge on sweeping advances. Also best veteran tactic would generally be furious charge, which gives you +Intitive, which means more wounds and less attacks back. If you're up against GK or Nids sniper is an Emperor/Slannesh send, for rending (GK) and 4+ wound (Nids). Fearless is good against Night Lords. Pretty much like psychic, take based on opposition, but if in doubt Furious Charge.

Also Spartan with flare shields and armoured ceramite cannot be damaged by melta weapons:P

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