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AoS Plastic only list advice

Discussion in 'Seraphon Army Lists' started by King Dust, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. King Dust
    Saurus

    King Dust Active Member

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    I rarely get the chance to play but I have a personal rule of buying plastic models only. Anyone have a remotely competitive list that meets that restriction?

    Hopefully that question gets easier whenever the next release finally shows up, but until then, ideas?
     
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  2. MackiMac
    Chameleon Skink

    MackiMac Well-Known Member

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    It will be quite tough without a Slann in standard sized games.

    At 1000pts I think you could do a pretty effective shadowstrike list with only plastic models.
     
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  3. LizardWizard
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    LizardWizard Grand Skink Handler Staff Member

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    1k is very doable with only plastic kits. Here is a re-work of my standard Shadowstrike without the Razordons or standard Skink Priest.

    Allegiance: Seraphon
    -Mortal Realm: Ulgu

    Leaders:
    Skink Starpriest
    (80)
    - General
    - Trait: Master of Star Rituals
    - Artefact: Miasmatic Blade
    - Spell: Meteoric Convocation

    Skink Starpriest (80)
    - Artefact: Betrayer's Crown
    - Spell: Stellar Tempest


    Battleline:
    10 x Skinks (70)
    - Meteoric Javelins & Star Bucklers
    10 x Skinks (70)
    - Meteoric Javelins & Star Bucklers

    Units:
    6 x Ripperdactyl Riders (280)
    6 x Terradon Riders (240)
    - Sunleech Bolas

    Battalions:
    Shadowstrike Starhost
    (180)

    Total: 1000 / 1000
    Extra Command Points: 1
    Allies: 0 / 200
    Wounds: 64

    The Betrayer's Corwn Starpriest and Ripperdactyls are the options I would include in the Shadowstrike Starhost.

    This is less competitive than other iterations 1k Shadowstrike Starhost, but it is still a very capable army. The lack of rend and inability to replenish Skinks means some armies might be next to impossible to defeat if both players are near the same skill/experience level.

    Bringing an EotGs in place of the 6 Terradons is a variation that allows for some summoning and potential mortal wound generation. This comes at the price of inconsistency. Additionally one of the Carnosaurs is also worth consideration if you want a fighty behemoth. I recommend taking the Oldblood with Doppelganger's Cloak if you go this route.
     
  4. ILKAIN
    Stegadon

    ILKAIN Well-Known Member

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    In short, no. competitions are generally held at 2k points and we are absolutely worthless at those points in a competitive environment without a SLANN.
     
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  5. pendrake
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    Somebody on this board built a Slann proxy out of nuthin’ but plastic pieces. I think I saw it a couple of weeks ago.
     
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  6. pendrake
    Skink Priest

    pendrake Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a spare blot toad?

    http://www.lustria-online.com/threads/slann-mage-priest-slann-starmaster.12673/page-8#post-300191

    This is not 100% plastic ^ but if you can start with a blot toad, raid your bits box, maybe build a platform out of cocktail skewers or maybe spare bastilodon equipment. Or do a Slann palanquin platform from foam core or plasticard. Or use two 32mm round bases back-to-back...
     
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  7. ILKAIN
    Stegadon

    ILKAIN Well-Known Member

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    whichever forward side armour you didn't use for the Basti, combine with the unused crest of the Carno and Stega and you can have it make an makeshift palanquin that's 100% plastic
     
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  8. pendrake
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    pendrake Well-Known Member

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    That’s the kind of thinking I was on about. And 32mm rounds are always good as connecting-core structure elements.

    Might we ask why.. nothing-but-plastic ..is the goal? Would that rule out bamboo from cocktail skewers as well?

    Sorta wondering if this is really “no-metal;no-resin”. If it is a weight thing. Just curious.
     
  9. King Dust
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    No metal, no resin is more accurate. I'm pretty comfortable with conversions, so maybe I'll take a stab :)
     

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