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AoS New to AoS: Looking for 2K Army Advice

Discussion in 'Seraphon Army Lists' started by gmoney, Jul 26, 2018.

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  1. gmoney
    Saurus

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    Hey guys,

    As stated in the title, I'm really new to AoS and I am planning out a 2K army list so that I know what to get after finishing my first set models. I wanted to do a Saurus based army and, even though its legitimacy is in limbo right now, I have faith that GW will rework Bloodclaw in the future.

    I've come up with an army list draft below. I was hoping to use the oldblood to give my scarvet COs a chance for that lucky 15 attacks per round while my sunblood gives everyone hit rerolls on a certain unit. Hopefully the slann and and starpriest is enough magical support and the razordons give enough ranged support with the astrolith bearer being there to give both better rolls.

    Let me know what you guys think. I'm open to any and all advice and recommendations.


    ++ **Pitched Battle** 2,000 (Order - Seraphon) [1970pts] ++

    + Leader +

    Saurus Astrolith Bearer [160pts]

    Skink Starpriest [80pts]

    Slann Starmaster [260pts]

    + Artillery +

    Razordons [160pts]: 4x Razordons

    Salamanders [40pts]: Salamander

    + Battalion +

    Battalion: Bloodclaw Starhost [1270pts]: Saurus Oldblood on Carnosaur, Saurus Scar-Veteran on Cold One, Saurus Scar-Veteran on Cold One, Saurus Sunblood
    . Saurus Knights: 5 Saurus Knights, Celestite Lance, Stardrake Icon, Wardrum
    . Saurus Knights: 5 Saurus Knights, Celestite Lance, Stardrake Icon, Wardrum
    . Saurus Warriors: 4x 10 Saurus Warriors, Celestite Spear, Stardrake Icon, Wardrum

    + Allegiance +

    Allegiance: Allegiance: Seraphon

    + Game Options +

    Game Type: 2000 Points - Battlehost

    ++ Total: [1970pts] ++

    Created with BattleScribe (https://battlescribe.net)
     
  2. Aginor
    Slann

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    Welcome!
    I admit I haven't thoroughly looked at your list yet, but it is sure nice to see a Saurus list!

    30 points missing... that calls for an Endless Spell... Shackles probably.
     
  3. gmoney
    Saurus

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    I mean I’m down for any revisions to cover that 30pt gap since I’m not sure if the synergies I proposed even works.

    I’m not even sure if bloodclaw is even still a thing haha.
     
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    Slann

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    It is a bit of a weird situation. In contrast to the unit warscrolls in the Grand Alliance Order book, the Bloodclaw was not invalidated by the FAQ, nor was its wording changed.
    The bataillon also has a point value in the GHB2018 so it is still valid for matched play.

    Its abilities don't really look compatible to the new rules though. With the change of the command abilities to using command points we could either interpret that ability as it doing nothing at all, or as it allowing the heroes to use command abilities without spending points, which is... weird as well.


    It's a mess.
    ...and that's ignoring the fact that it still mentions a unit that doesn't exist (Scar-Veteran, without a mount?)...
     
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    Saurus

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    Yea I know I looked it up and got hit by a confusion debuff. Interpreting it as free command abilities seems pretty lit though not gonna lie. Rerolls and extra attacks for days.

    I still want to make a saurus centric army because skinks are for people that don’t lift. Do you have any suggestions for my army list i.e. units I should change, strategies I should employ, etc.
     
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    Slann

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    My eagerness to help just dropped a few percent. :D
    Just kidding, I do love Skinks but it is OK if you prefer Saurus.
    Let's see...

    I think the list is OK. When buffed well those 40 Warriors will hit very hard. Definitely something that you cannot ignore.

    Have you decided on a Realm for your artefacts already? Ulgu and Hysh would fit well. I would probably pick Ulgu for the Doppelganger Cloak.
     
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    Skink

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    check starbeast constellation, it does use the same ability, and this one has been updated for v2
     
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    Slann

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    Yeah, I know. That's the change I assume they will make for the Bloodclaw as well.
    However, as of today there is no such change yet, which leaves us hanging in the situation where the Bloodclaw doesn't make a lot of sense at all.
     

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