Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Warwitch Deneghra: I think I have it figured out!

I had a couple of hours in a train today, and I got to thinking about the last couple of games. I came to the conclusion, that I had to many ranged models, and not enough melee punch. This allowed me the option of nuking the enemy caster very early, but not the option of going attrition against a heavy opponent.

This forced my hand, and made me go in for the kill, instead of trying for the scenario. Keeping that in mind, I'll remove the temptation that is Nyss, and put in my beloved Croe's Cutthroats instead. I'll build in the Bane Thralls to allow me that attrition game against heavies, and with Withering, Parasite, and Dark Shroud available, I can munch a couple of heavies with Brine + Bane Thralls quite easily.

Warwitch Deneghra
- Nightwretch
- Nightwretch
Skarlock Thrall
Bane Thralls (Leader and 5 Grunts)
- Officer & Standard
Croe's Cutthroats (Croe and 5 Grunts)
The Withershadow Combine
Bane Lord Tartarus
Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile
Pistol Wraith
Pistol Wraith
Rorsh & Brine
Warwitch Siren
Warwitch Siren

I'm not sure I have enough ranged now, but I think it might work due to The Withering. I should be able to hit an opponent hard with ranged during feat round, then hit him hard with melee the following round (or the same one, if he got to close), and if he runs I can hit him with ranged again, and absorb his hopefully feeble charge.

I still have the option of ranged assassination, as most Warcasters are living models, and Croe's can threaten 18" with poisoned attacks (you have to love that Dougal MacNaile), hitting on 3+ against a knocked down caster with -5 ARM. That's 3+ to inflict 25 damage on average, which will kill most casters easily (the trick is keeping them alive until the opening is made).

Brine can really do some damage in this list as well. I like the concept of a zombie hog rampaging through the lines, taking down opposing heavies on poor rolls, and against enemy warbeasts he can even demolish them outside Rorsh's control area with Pig Farm.

I'll let you know how it goes.


  1. My second comment for the day on your blog. I do find it handy BTW. I really like this Denny list. I really like its elegance.  I play against a lot of brick style armies with multiple heavy jacks or beasts.  I was first puzzled by your list as I tried to figure out how it would deal with 4 heavy warbeasts/jacks. Then I realized it doesn't have to.  The witches can run first turn and get in position to Shadow Bind a heavy. For one turn (maybe more) a two point model ties up 10 points.  Pistol Wraiths pack Death Chill - something I often overlook.  I stopped playing Pistol Wraiths when my regular opponent started bringing Gun Mages and Precursor Knights.  This list has fantastic ranged assassination vectors.

  2. It's actually so powerful that i had to give it up. It's no fun for an opponent to face, and switch R&B for W&S, and the list is almost unbeatable.

    Make sure your opponents know what they're in for when you field it, or you'll find them waiting in a dark alley soon after :)