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Offline Fritz40K

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Calling All Cultists & Thralls To The Dark Gods!
« on: December 04, 2013, 01:04:47 PM »
These models are from one of the guys at the Battle For Salvation club (ROB) and his entire CSM army is very inspirational to see and play against. A little while back I had a chance to go at them with my Saim-Hann Warhost and the visuals were epic- did I mention his rhinos all have lots of spikes and working LED lights? Iíll get pics of more of his models next weekÖ

So his dark mechanicus themed cultists really want me to make a cultist themed army. Something BIG with lots of fodder. Regular readers that know me, know that I generally like to play two kinds of army- small elite armies with as few models as possible to push around- me favorite at tournaments so I donít break my back and spend more time packing up/down/setting up over playing, OR really large horde armies like my fiver tervigon spam army that poops out hundreds of gaunts.

Iíve got more than enough cultists to do this- NOS of course, and not painted, and painting that many dudes means an attack plan of sorts. Oh, and I donít want to do the whole zombie thing as a few guys at the club are already doing that.

I also want to work with what I already have in my collection so the army can actually get done in-between launching my 3rd Edition Tyranid hive fleet. 

So, here is what Iím thinking, you guys comment as needed or give me some pointers on any ideas.

KHORNE!

Khorne theme is the game, partially because I like KHORNE and the idea of the assault, partially because I have lots of blood red in my paint pots. Essentially Iím thinking about four layers to the army-

First layer is a bunch of cultists who act as fodder and are driven ahead by their masters ready to prove themselves to Khorne
these will be the DV cultists that I have.

Second layer will be a mix of berserkers proper and some hellbrutes. Yes they are lackluster but I have five of them and it will add some visuals to the army.

Third layer will be something bigÖ

Just what I donít know. Now that we can include apoc stuff in regular 40K maybe I need to really take a look at that
perspective- a Khorne themed tank/brass throne. The Khorne bulldozer thingy with the axes? Something uber scary.
Thoughts?
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Offline Fagerlund

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Re: Calling All Cultists & Thralls To The Dark Gods!
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 01:20:12 PM »
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Re: Calling All Cultists & Thralls To The Dark Gods!
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 04:41:05 PM »
Maulerfiends and/or Defilers, the Maulerfiends could go with the Berserkers and the Defilers could follow in the rear and provide some support till they get stuck in. Also a couple Rhino's with Dirge casters to help with overwatch.
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Re: Calling All Cultists & Thralls To The Dark Gods!
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 06:18:05 PM »
The Decimator engine is really really cool if you're looking to go forgeworld for a big centerpiece model, they're absolutely massive too when you look at them next to a dreadnought they look about twice as tall...  could keep it thematic too with all the walkers charging in.
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Re: Calling All Cultists & Thralls To The Dark Gods!
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2013, 10:02:37 PM »
I like Fagerlund's idea from ForgeWorld.  Those beast models look scarier than the Decimator and also more closely fit the steampunk'ish look of the cultist models.

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Re: Calling All Cultists & Thralls To The Dark Gods!
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 05:44:00 AM »
i would say brass scorpian or what fagerland put
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Re: Calling All Cultists & Thralls To The Dark Gods!
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 05:25:27 PM »
I believe your first wave should be Forgefiends, they are absolutely amazing at pinning down this pain in the anus shooting units, combined with 2 Hellbrutes to back up my Berzerkers and eat any opening salvos of Overwatch/Pop Bawkses.

I am in the process of building my custom Khorne Bikers ATM so have yet to give them a go and the cultists haven't been painted just yet (they will be my Juggerlords escort) but this far I've been loving the mono-Khorne, all the power to you in this venture!