So having finally acquired the new book of a friend, I thought it might come time to ask about what sort of methods of playing the Night Lords people have in mind, and if anybody could be so kind as to offer advice for where I should go with my list, or what they think would be practical.
Bearing in mind that most of my games tend to come in at 2000-3000 points and that I don't think I'll be playing many other legion lists.
As a sort of prototypish Night Lords list that I'll be having a play about with against Tau, Space Wolves, Sisters and Tyranids I've come up with, so far...
Beyond that, I wanted to ask what people thought of the Night Lords in general - our Legion Tactic, for one thing. Do you consider it worth taking? I've been toying with the idea and leaning towards it, but that could be influenced by my love of the idea of Drop Pods. If Night Fighting is forced, then most of our models are looking at a 3+ cover save, but at the same time the limitation of being forced to take the Terror Squads - well, that can be good or bad, depending on how you see them in usefulness.
Our benefits in general are actually probably not too bad, so long as we can manage to outnumber our opponent...Which, I think, the list I've built hasn't really gone towards too well. To outnumber our opponent likely it would be best to max out on all squad sizes so as to better our odds, and of course you need to be trying to get into CC to take advantage of the talent for murder, which I understand is a bit of a difficulty in the current meta.
How do you think you'll play them? Using the Rite of War, the special units...even the Primarch? (Haven't got any experience or idea of how Primarchs perform in general, but it does seem like ours is a bit of a beast for taking out key models in units - precision shot the models you don't like the look of, smash into them in CC, and maybe even break away if you're feeling confident and want to get that extra movement in/want to create a distraction. If he can absorb as much fire as I hope he can, he can likely present a target you're opponents might divert some of their firepower to - in my case I suspect my opponents won't be able to commit to whether or not to shoot everything at him, will make half an attempt and cause little to no damage whilst having let something else in my army not get shot.)
Edited by Verity, 09 October 2013 - 11:36 AM.