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AoS Begginer Shadowstrike 1000pts

Discussion in 'Seraphon Army Lists' started by Paszczur, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Paszczur
    Jungle Swarm

    Paszczur New Member

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    Hi!

    I'm beginner player and I wondering what will be the best choice to fill Shadowstrike list.

    Skink Starpriest
    20x Skinks
    20x Skinks
    3x Ripperdactyl Riders
    Stegadon
    Shadowstrike Starhost

    130pts left.

    So what will be best option?
    More skinks?
    Chameleon skinks?
    Terradons?
    Salamanders/Razordons wit Skink Handlers (btw. how exactly skink handlers works?)

    Thank you in advance!

    PS. I don't allow any Saurus :D
     
  2. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Fill up with Razordons they don't really need handlers, handlers extend the range of the missle attacks for Salamanders from 8" to 12" and for Razordons they allow you to reroll hit rolls of 1
     
  3. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    For your list I'd add some more Skinks and play them in two units, 40 + 10 so you get this:
    Allegiance: Seraphon

    Leaders
    Skink Starpriest
    (80)
    - General
    - Trait: Master of Star Rituals
    - Artefact: Incandescent Rectrices


    Battleline
    40 x Skinks
    (200)
    - Boltspitters & Star Bucklers
    10 x Skinks (60)
    - Boltspitters & Star Bucklers

    Units
    3 x Ripperdactyl Riders
    (140)

    Behemoths
    Stegadon
    (240)

    Battalions
    Shadowstrike Starhost
    (170)

    Total: 890 / 1000
    Allies: 0 / 200
    Wounds: 73



    and then either add a Skink Priest or Starpriest to make use of your second artefact and get some more support (wither rerolls or magic depending which one you choose) OR add two Razordons.



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    I recently played the 1000 point Shadowstrike this way, with devastating effect on my opponent:

    Allegiance: Seraphon

    Leaders
    Skink Starpriest
    (80)
    - General
    - Trait: Master of Star Rituals
    - Artefact: Incandescent Rectrices

    Skink Priest (80)
    - Priestly Trappings
    Saurus Astrolith Bearer (160)
    - Artefact: Prism of Amyntok

    Battleline
    40 x Skinks
    (200)
    - Boltspitters & Star Bucklers
    10 x Skinks (60)
    - Boltspitters & Star Bucklers

    Units
    6 x Terradon Riders
    (240)
    - Sunleech Bolas

    Battalions
    Shadowstrike Starhost
    (170)

    Total: 990 / 1000
    Allies: 0 / 200
    Wounds: 82
     
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  4. Paszczur
    Jungle Swarm

    Paszczur New Member

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    Thank you for the advice!

    I have another three questions:
    1.Skink handlers. I know about synergy with Razordons and Salamenders but I can't find any statistics for them.
    2.Why not terradons?
    3.In case when I have 60 skinks how is most efficent way to deploy it?
     
  5. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    1. It is on the Warscrolls. Salamanders gain range and Razordons gain rerolls on hits of one.
    Salamanders need Handlers more than Razordons do because you can get rerolls for hits from other sources as well (Astrolith Bearer for example)

    2. Rippers do more damage than Terradons. I still prefer Terradons because of their bombs and versatility (they also have ranged attacks)

    3. 40+20 or 40+10+10 when you need three Battlelines. Always try to max out one unit.
     
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  6. Paszczur
    Jungle Swarm

    Paszczur New Member

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    1.Ok, but what with Skink stats? What weapon they have?

    4.How bad is idea to make melee only 10 skinks squad, which purpose is helping Stegadon in close combat? :D
     
  7. Furnus
    Skink

    Furnus New Member

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    @Aginor your list with 6 Terradons looks really cool.

    Just one question: The Astrolith Bearer seems like a lot of points in a 1k list. How do you utilize him in your games (do you just keep him in range of the 40 skinks?)?
     
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  8. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Yes, I keep him in range of the Skinks. Fully buffed (rerolling saves, saves+1 or enemy hits -1, rerolling all hits, and rerolling wounds of 1) those little buggers are a pain in the behind of the enemy.

    But you might also drop the Astrolith and...
    -> play 80 Skinks. That way you have more wounds in a 1k list than most people have in 2k lists. Brutal. I would try it but I actually don't have as many Skinks. :D
    -> play 9 Terradons. :D
     
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