So... Mortarian is on the way! What an amazing model for starters.
Now then, my most regular opponent is putting together a Death Guard army at the moment. He loves that new model so in a short while I'll be facing off against a Deamon Primarch. I've never gone up against Magnus so this will be a new experience for me.
We know very little but can assume:
a) He's going to be tough! Other Deathguard units with their T5 and disgustingly resilient 5+ save are a real swine to remove. Morty will be the epitome of that.
He's going to be fast! Those wings aren't just for show...
c) He's going to want to get up close and personal! He's got a massive scythe, nothing more to say there really.
So my question is how do we, as humble Guard commanders, take out this monstrosity? I'm tempted to finally get the Baneblade kit I've been wanting and just slap a Shadowsword down opposite him but I don't really like taking units to combat a specific threat I know is coming and even if I did, I'll probably only get 1 shot off before he's on me (Fast moving and almost certainly getting the first turn).
Any advice? What's worked against Magnus / Bloodthirsters etc? I think even Guardsman Perkins who, as the loan survivor of his squad, caused carnage by taking the last wound from 2 Sorcerers on Saturday, will struggle against ole' Morty! (I have now modelled up a Sniper, who is being used as a Vindicare Assassin, to represent young Perkins, how's that for a promotion!)