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AoS 2000K Shadowstrike for a newbie?

Discussion in 'Seraphon Army Lists' started by Eulailah, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Eulailah
    Jungle Swarm

    Eulailah New Member

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    Hi all!
    I have been collecting Seraphon for a while now, and I wanted to start playing. I have already played some games with my Saurus, but I prefer the concept, aspect and style of game of skinks rather than saurus units. I would like to know whether this list should work nicely:
    Leaders
    Slann Starmaster - General - Great Rememberer
    Skink Starpriest
    Units

    Chameleon Skinks (x10)
    Ripperdactyl Riders (x6)
    Skinks (x20)
    Skinks (x10)
    Skinks (x10)
    Behemoths
    Bastiladon
    Bastiladon
    Troglodon
    Battalions
    Shadowstrike

    2000 points, 1 exta command point

    The main idea behind the list is that these are the miniatures I have and I think look the awesomest, so I would rather not buy many more. For example, I know razordons are quite good, but unfortunately are quite expensive moneywise :(

    So the actual idea would be to harass the enemy as much as possible (with all the shooting), kill some key targets (with the Ripperdactyls) and summon loads of Saurus, Terradon Riders and Knights I have lying around. Again, unfortunately, I donĀ“t have Cogs or a Engine of the Gods (though I most possibly will buy the EotG)

    Regards and thanks a bunch!
     
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  2. LizardWizard
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    LizardWizard Grand Skink Handler Staff Member

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    Welcome to Lustria Online!

    Your Shadowstrike Starhost should do quite nicely. If you change anything I would swap the Troglodon for a Saurus Astrolith Bearer. This will provide you with additional Celestial Conjuration Points while giving the Skinks Starpriest a further 8" of range and a +1 to cast for Summon Starlight. The Trog is a lovely model though.
     
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  3. Eulailah
    Jungle Swarm

    Eulailah New Member

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    Thanks for the advice! The troglodon indeed is quite lovely, I would like to keep him even at the cost of not being super competitive :)
     
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  4. CitizenCake
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    Would there be any benefit to combining some of those smaller skink groups in order to get the group bonuses, and to fit them into the battalion to benefit from the reroll ability?
     
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  5. LizardWizard
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    LizardWizard Grand Skink Handler Staff Member

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    They are the battleline tax. He can't combine them.
     
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  6. CitizenCake
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    Im too used to building my lower point lists :hungover:
     
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  7. GuaDan
    Kroxigor

    GuaDan Well-Known Member

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    I love the Trog too, one of our best models.
    It does not shine in a list, but is one of my favourite summoning unit.
     
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  8. Slannmann
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    I've had pretty good luck using a Trog in my Shadowstrike list. Teleporting it to support either a Bastilodon or a Ripper attack works really well. It pretty much always makes the charge due to some combination of spit, cogs and constellation. Opponents tend to overestimate it, which makes the psychological impact worth while as well.
     
  9. Aginor
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning Staff Member

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    Exactly my thoughts.
    Since we have summoning I use the Troggy a lot more often.
     
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  10. Eulailah
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    Eulailah New Member

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    That indeed makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the insight! And I get why people feel intimidated by him :D
     
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