As luck would have it, there is going to be a Slow Grow League in my area starting on September 10th. Slow grow leagues are for newbies such as myself and are meant to help you learn the game and get you painting. You get points for playing games, winning and painting. At the end of this league they will be awarding prizes. Pretty damn excited about it.
The first games are battlebox levels, so 9-11 point games. In two weeks it’ll go to 15 points and so on until we reach 35 point games. I’ll be running Kommander Strakhov as my warcaster, with a Juggernaut and a Decimator for a 10 point list.
But why this list?
Strakhov is the coolest looking Khador warcaster to me, I just also happen to like his set of skills and feat. He is all about movement, either enhancing it or hindering. Khador is notoriously slow. See where I’m going with this? He is also a more front line caster, with a decent range of attacks and stats and I tend to play aggressively, so another point him. Plus, if you read any of the stories from the books (the “fluff”), the guy is just an all around badass, always cool, calm, collected and with a (dark and dry)sense of humor.
Ah, the Juggernaut. This is the model that got me into the game. All Khador lists start with a Juggernaut right? The Juggernaut is the all around workhorse and beatstick of the Khador army and Strakhov will help him get his massive ax to face quicker.
Now I could have went Marauder or Destroyer instead of Decimator. Personally the Marauder model and skills do nothing for me. I’ve used the Destroyer before (it being the other workhorse of Khador) but I always leave it to the back lines so that it can fire it’s cannon and I don’t feel as if I capitalize enough on it. It’s woefully inaccurate and the AOE isn’t really that helpful at this level unless they keep their warcaster really close to their warjacks. The Decimator has a cannon for single targets so I still have a range option, plus it has a higher Rate of Fire than the Destroyer (2 instead of 1), but that’s not why I brought him along. See, he has a massive ripsaw for the other arm that has a sustained attack. If I can get him into a warjack’s, or even better their warcaster’s, face, I’m pretty much wrecking it. Now if only I had a means of getting him there after I’ve been using him to soften them up at range…Maybe Strakhov’s feat turn…
Oh yes, Saturday will be fun. Unless I lose…Okay okay, it’ll still be fun.
Now for the bad news. I have 35 points of Khador coming to me, but it won’t get here until the end of September. Hopefully I can proxy (mooch) some units until then…