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AoS Seraphon in low point games

Discussion in 'Seraphon Tactics' started by Setsuk0, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Setsuk0
    Jungle Swarm

    Setsuk0 New Member

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    Hello all,

    I was hoping for some direction on some list building, and/or battle reports. I haven't played since Fantasy, and have 4k+ worth of models that have been collecting dust the last year or so. Since my locals are starting to pick up AOS, I am going to take my army out of hiding for some fun. Also, I had just started to play when Fantasy kicked the bucket. So I was pretty new to Fantasy as well.

    My store is starting up an escalation league with games starting at 1000pts, pushing up to 2500. However, as I am reading through the warscrolls and I am not quite seeing how I can build a good list at such a low point cost. It seems I want to take large units, which would hurt me ,(point wise), if I wanted to take any stompies, or solos.

    Any suggestions, or direction on what works best in low point games? Looking for some basic Seraphon strategies.


    Thanks
     
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  2. Seraphage
    Bastiladon

    Seraphage Well-Known Member

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    Hello, welcome aboard !

    Let me link you a 1000points list suggested by @InfamousBeany that seems to be one of our strongest at this league :

    "As resident purveyor of fine cheddar, I present to you a tasty little 1000 point list:


    Scar-Vet on Cold One- 100

    Empire Jade Battlemage- 100

    Saurus Warriorsx10 - 100

    Saurus Warriorsx10- 100

    Bastiladon- 300

    Bastiladon- 300

    This will give you:
    • 4D6 Rend -1 attacks that do 2 Damage each at 20" (and woe betide any demon player you run into).
    • 2 of the hardest to kill monsters in the game.
    • A wizard that can then heal those hard to kill monsters back up (and then make them even tougher for a turn).
    • A solid block of infantry that can move 10" a turn to grab objectives, not to mention ignoring rend -1.
    • A fairly fast General with a decent command ability and great tarpit-removal attacks.
    • A lack of friends.
    If you want to keep solely in Seraphon, you could drop the battlemage for a Starpriest, and then maybe replace the warriors for guard, but I really think the Jade wizard is worth its weight in gold in lower points value games. Your opponents will throw a lot of hate at your bastiladons, and if you can undo all their work with one spell cast... it can be pretty brutal."
     
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  3. Killer Angel
    Skar-Veteran

    Killer Angel Well-Known Member

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    Double basti is really strong, but afaik you could have none! it would be helpful if you tell us what models do you have. ;)
     
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  4. Setsuk0
    Jungle Swarm

    Setsuk0 New Member

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    lol! That sounds pretty awesome! I will give this list a try, but we have a lot of new players. I'd like them to keep playing. I made that mistake with my necrons. woops. :( lol.

    Thank you!! I am likely going to try this list on a more veteran player. It sounds fun!
     
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  5. Setsuk0
    Jungle Swarm

    Setsuk0 New Member

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    I have more than I could ever need. I own everything, and in most cases double or triple of the Dinos. Basically, 4k plus in points. Hundreds of Saurus Warriors. :)
     
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  6. Killer Angel
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    Killer Angel Well-Known Member

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    Perfect.

    At this point the question is more: how much do you want to stomp your opponents?

    Because Beany's double basti list is a mean green killing machine, but it will lose you friends... unless your friends are the kind that at 1000 pts field Beastclaw with Frostlord on Stonehorn AND Thundertusk; or Death with Mourningul. In this case doble basti is fine.

    If you want something less cheesy, still strong but also with some nice versatility, at 1000 pts I usually suggest this:

    Saurus Scar Veteran on Carno - 260 (general)
    Skin Star Priest - 100
    Saurus Knights x 5 - 120
    Saurus Warriors x 10 - 100
    Chama skinks x 5 - 120
    Bastiladon - 300
     
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  7. Setsuk0
    Jungle Swarm

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    lol, ya, we have a lot of new players. New to AOS, and new to table top in general. I want to be easy going at first. I am also new to AOS, but not table top. So, it is still a learning situation for me as well.

    That list doesn't seem too harsh, but is still solid. I DO love my Bastiladon(s), or I call him Spike(s). ( Land before time thing). I am going to give this list a try. I had a list in mind,but it's very basic just to get the benefits. Pretty much a Priest, many Saurus warriors, and a Bastiladon.

    thank you guys!!! I really appreciate the input. The league doesn't start for a couple weeks,, but I will post the updates on how the game went.
     
  8. kuwanger23
    Jungle Swarm

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    Hey guys,

    The players at our store are all relatively new. We only have one player that likes to min/max and take insane things in low point games but nobody really plays against him lol.

    She has the following in her collection that we have found so far:

    Slaan mage priest
    Star seer
    star priest
    Carnisaur
    2 bastilidons (one on sprue, one build with sun engine)
    2 stegadons (in process of being built). One metal one new plastic
    19 temple guard
    46 skinks with javs
    6 New on sprue ripperdactles
    68 saurus warriors hws
    30 saurus warriors spears
    16 Saurus warriors New on sprue
    1 sunblood
    1 skarred vet
    2 cav skarred vets
    16 saurus cav

    So that is what she has to work with so far.
     
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    Slann

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    Pretty sweet army at this point! Lots of potential.
     

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