Arcanacon 2012 Warhammer 40000 army list

Regular readers will remember me saying stupid things in the past that have come back to bite me in the behind. Specifically, this, where with about three months I said that I could get a Dark Eldar army up and running for Arcanacon this year.

Well, I didn’t get even close to this goal. So I have had to fall back on the old favourite Chaos Space Marines. There are only a set number of builds that work using the net-list mentality. I’ve chosen to ignore all of them; net-lists seem pretty stupid and suck a lot of fun out the game if there’s nothing unexpected in people’s lists.

Many years ago, I made myself (in)famous for taking an Iron Warriors list using nine Obliterators. It was fluffy, and because the codex was still fairly new, beyond what people expected. I had some small success, limited largely to my amazing talent to roll 1’s.

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Arcanacon 2012 sees new blood running the show, and in honour of this, I have decided to resurrect the old classic.

Well, not quite. A couple of years ago, I might have bowed to some net-list-ery and converted my Iron Warriors to become devotees of the plague god, Nurgle.

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My final 1200 point list is as follows:

7 Plague Marines, 2 Melta guns, Champion with Power Sword and Plasma pistol
7 Plague Marines, 2 Melta guns, Champion with Power Sword and Plasma pistol
5 Chaos Space Marines, Flamer and Plasmagun, Champion with Powerfist and Combi-melta
3 Obliterators
2 Obliterators
This is about the 1200 point limit for Arcanacon.

My plan, such as it is, is to deploy Typhus and two Obliterators into reserve and Deep Strike them. The remaining three Obliterators will deploy on the board to wreak havoc on any armour and heavy troops. The Plague Marines and the Chaos Space Marines are there to take objectives. The Plague Marines, especially, are really hard to dislodge off objectives with thier higher toughness.

I honestly expect to win one game and maybe draw a couple. This isn’t a “dual lash prince” army list, so it’s not optimal. However, I’m going to enjoy myself and catch up with the regulars, so my goal is more a social one.

Hopefully my plan holds up! Be on the look out for live blogging as I can.