This was a rematch against the player whose Orks I lost to the week before. He’s good, and we were still using 1,000 point lists as he wanted to practise for a tournament.
I didn’t know what army I was facing, so I couldn’t target my list at any one thing in particular. 1,000 points doesn’t give you a lot of room, the army you build has to be pretty solid and flexible to face all comers. Compared to last time, I decided to drop the Noctilith Crown. I think that it has its place but in a small game you won’t have many units to buff and those units need to be off doing things rather than being leashed to the stationary crown. I also decided to leave out any vehicles or armoured units and to just focus on infantry. A las cannon equipped Dreadnought can be great, but it’s a bit of a point sink if you don’t come up against any armour. I’d trust my anti-tank to plasma gun equipped Plague Marines. Going all infantry should give me some pretty good board control and with the ability to deep strike my Nurgle Daemons I also gain some flexibility. At 1,000 points we will be playing on a smaller 4ft x 4xt table so the slowness of the Death Guard will hopefully not be too much of an issue. Finally I added in a Malignant Plague Caster, as I’ve not used one for a long time, and a squad of Cultists for even more table coverage.
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