Friday, January 3, 2014

Small Point Tournament

In just over a week, I'll be playing a small-point Warhammer 40k tournament at the Gatekeeper. My White Scars (Sons of Chogoris) aren't ready for the tabletop yet so I'll likely bring my Russian themed Valhallans or my Praetorians.

Here are the lists I'm considering for the 1k point tourney. They are just "back of envelope" calculations.

1 Lord Commissar - power sword, melta bomb
1 Veteran squad - 3 meltaguns
3 Veteran squads - 3 meltas, 1 missile launcher, Chimera
1 Basilisk
1 Aegis Defense line - quad cannon


1 Company Command Squad - 4 grenade launchers, sword, Chimera
1 Guardsman Marbo
1 Veteran Squad -3 Meltaguns, Chimera
1 Platoon Command Squad - 4 Flamers
2 Infantry Squad -Missile Launchers
1 Vendetta
1 Leman Russ
1 Basilisk

The second list was a recommendation from another player online and I'm leaning towards fielding that list. That player actually recommends plasma guns but since neither Valhallans or Praetorians come with plamagun wielding models, I'm going with grenade launchers.

There seems to be a good deal of debate on how to pronounce, "Chimera." I usually hear it one of three ways:

  1. Chim-ear-ah (like chimpanzee)
  2. Chuh-mear-uh (like chump)
  3. or Kime-ear-ah (like lime)

I think 3 is correct, but I usually say 2.