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Offline Mr. Sinji

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2000pts Grey Knights 8th ed List
« on: June 09, 2017, 04:16:44 AM »
2000pts Grey Knights 8th

-VANGUARD DETACHMENT-

HQ- Brother-Captian (150)
Psycannon (20)
Nemesis Force Stave (0)
170pts

E- Dreadnought (70)
2x Twin Autocannons (33 each)
136pts

E- Dreadnought (70)
2x Twin Autocannons (33 each)
136pts

E- Dreadnought (70)
2x Twin Autocannons (33 each)
136pts

E- Dreadnought (70)
2x Twin Autocannons (33 each)
136pts

T- Terminator Squad (44pts Each)
1x Justicar Storm Bolter(2), Hammer(13)
3x Grey Knights Storm Bolter(2), Halberd(0)
1x Grey Knight Psycannon(20), Halberd(0)
261pts

T- Terminator Squad (44pts Each)
1x Justicar Storm Bolter(2), Hammer(13)
3x Grey Knights Storm Bolter(2), Halberd(0)
1x Grey Knight Psycannon(20), Halberd(0)
261pts

T- Terminator Squad (44pts Each)
1x Justicar Storm Bolter(2), Hammer(13)
3x Grey Knights Storm Bolter(2), Halberd(0)
1x Grey Knight Psycannon(20), Halberd(0)
261pts

HS- Nemesis Dreadknight (130)
Dreadknight Teleporter (10)
Dreadfist (25)
Nemesis Daemon Greathammer (15)
Heavy Psycannon (30)
Heavy Incinerator (40)
250pts

HS- Nemesis Dreadknight (130)
Dreadknight Teleporter (10)
Dreadfist (25)
Nemesis Daemon Greathammer (15)
Heavy Psycannon (30)
Heavy Incinerator (40)
250pts

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New edition so obviously we don't know what works and what doesn't.

I think that now everything is able to take Gate of Infinity is super awesome. Especially now that they can charge after Deep Striking or using the power. It will solve a lot of our problems when it comes to getting to objectives when we need too. Hammerhand is also a nice one and its hard to choose between the two. I think I may even try and find the points to upgrade to a GM for the extra power so he can cast Hammerhand on nearby boys.

I will be hanging the Brother Captian back with the Dreads for the double ranged Smite though I might be better off taking the GM and putting him up with the NDK's and Termies for the rerolls of 1's to hit. I am not sure which of the two I prefer just yet.

Also the New Vindicare looks like he could give Characters a bit of a scare I might need to include one.

Anyways first list and would love some feedback.

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Re: 2000pts Grey Knights 8th ed List
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 05:50:18 AM »
First of all, awesome to see someones first crack at a list. ;D

Now one thing I'm wondering about, if you play 3 Terminator squads, why not drop either a Dreadknight/Dreadnought and grab yourself that Grandmaster you were talking about? That way you can use the Battalion (?) detachement instead for those extra command points.

Just a couple remarks in case you didn't know: Dreadnoughts  don't know any psychic power than smite, and you can only cast one power per turn. So sadly, we don't get to jump around the board all game long. Also, don't underestimate the power of Purge Soul. A Grandmaster/Brother captain (Ld9) alongside an ancient (+1 to Ld within 6") can put out quite alot of mortal wounds per turn with that power.

Like you said, we don't really know what works yet and what doesn't, but overall it looks like a solid list, and I would be curious to how it performs.

1.Since there are two ranged Dread loadouts (dual auto/lasmissle), I'd be curious which one you think performs better. Also, now that Razorbacks are alot more durable, what about taking just empty Razorbacks with twin assault cannons instead of auto dreads? You get you get 4 shots more, albeit at S6 and less range.

2. Terminators vs. Paladins. I personally don't really see the point of Terminators anymore compared to Paladins due to their recent price hike. I'd like to know if you can get them to work in one way or another.

3. Also, Psycannons vs. Psilencers. Maybe you can switch around which ones you use, since I feel like psycannons have gotten worse on TDA  now that we've lost relentless and psycannons don't rend on 6's anymore. And now that Psilencers are so cheap and don't need to be activated via force anymore, I was wondering if they might be a suitable alternative.

All in all, this looks pretty awesome. Go play a couple of games with this list and give feedback on how your army worked! :D

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Re: 2000pts Grey Knights 8th ed List
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 09:19:16 AM »
Sooooooooo I actually stuffed up the points cost of the Dreadnoughts. I didn't realise that the GK's had different points costs.

You are right about Purge Soul. I actually like all of the GK's powers actually. I also like the generic Marines ones as well I can see them being rather brutal.

As for the Assault Cannon Razorback you have a good point. I don't actually own any but I could look into buying a few. I am actually thinking that stirkes squads might not suck anymore so I have put one in to test out.

Here is a corrected list. I have also changed around the NDK's I am curious as to which Melee weapon I will like the most.

2000pts Grey Knights 8th

-BATTALION DETACHMENT-

HQ- Grand Master (160)
Psycannon (20)
Nemesis Force Stave (0)
180pts

HQ- Grand Master (160)
Psycannon (20)
Nemesis Force Stave (0)
180pts

T- Terminator Squad (44pts Each)
1x Justicar Storm Bolter(2), Hammer(13)
3x Grey Knights Storm Bolter(2), Halberd(0)
1x Grey Knight Psycannon(20), Halberd(0)
261pts

T- Terminator Squad (44pts Each)
1x Justicar Storm Bolter(2), Hammer(13)
3x Grey Knights Storm Bolter(2), Halberd(0)
1x Grey Knight Psycannon(20), Halberd(0)
261pts

T- Strike Squad
1x Justicar(19) Storm Bolter(2), Hammer(13)
3x GK's (19)Storm Bolter(2), Sword(0)
1x GK (19) Psycannon(14)
130pts

E- Dreadnought (87)
2x Twin Autocannons (33 each)
153pts

E- Dreadnought (87)
2x Twin Autocannons (33 each)
153pts

HS- Nemesis Dreadknight (130)
Dreadknight Teleporter (10)
Dreadfist (25)
Nemesis Daemon Hammer (15)
Heavy Psycannon (30)
Gatling Psilencer (20)
230pts

HS- Nemesis Dreadknight (130)
Dreadknight Teleporter (10)
2x Dreadfist (35)
Heavy Psycannon (30)
Gatling Psilencer (20)
225pts

HS- Nemesis Dreadknight (130)
Dreadknight Teleporter (10)
2x Dreadfist (35)
Heavy Psycannon (30)
Gatling Psilencer (20)
225pts

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Re: 2000pts Grey Knights 8th ed List
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2017, 02:28:20 PM »
How do you know the points costs? Where can I find them?
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Re: 2000pts Grey Knights 8th ed List
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 05:04:54 PM »
How do you know the points costs? Where can I find them?

They are in the back of Imperial Book 1

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Re: 2000pts Grey Knights 8th ed List
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2017, 07:02:31 AM »
Okay, thanks!
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Re: 2000pts Grey Knights 8th ed List
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2017, 01:13:48 AM »
I might consider upgrading the Dreads to Venerable, the extra ballistic skill and feel no pain seem worth it to me.

Mixed feelings on the Dreadknights, let us know how they preform for you, I feel like I'm really going to miss the 12 inch move, and the mid game teleport shunt.

I love assault cannon razorbacks, but I wouldn't replace the Dreads with them, I feel they fill very different roles. The extra range and strength on the dreads makes them better for support and killing light vehicles. The razorbacks give you LOS blocking, transport capacity, and better anti infantry, but must be closer to shoot and are more likely to get destroyed.
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Re: 2000pts Grey Knights 8th ed List
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017, 01:20:50 AM »
Had another thought.

How do we think this list will hold up to an Alpha Strike? I haven't played enough this edition to have a feel for it, but I'm a little concerned about what we can put on the table that would survive an alpha, vs what we want to leave on the teleport pad for mobility. Once we are on the field we can only gate one unit a turn, and that may not always go off, so I hesitate to rely on it alone...
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