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2k Death Guard first list
Posted 17 August 2018 - 01:39 AM
- Prot likes this
Posted 17 August 2018 - 11:59 AM
I think it's a good middle of the road list. You're getting your feet wet with a bit of everything.
I wouldn't make any big changes since this is new for you, but something small might be something to help your troops out like the Plaguemarines. A few special weapons would be good... a Blight launcher, or two.
Psychic powers you will feel out for yourself and find what you like as you grow into the army. The Daemon Prince is always a fun unit, very capable, and mobile.
Plague crawlers and Bloat Drones can be a lot of fun, while doing some serious heavy lifting.
In competitive play I don't rate Mortarion very high. He's very easy to kill in today's meta of extreme damage weaponry, but that being said if you are playing someone new, they may have tremendous problems with him.
I think you'll have some fun with the list. It's got a bit of everything and keeps you busy in every phase of the game. Have fun with it and let us know how it goes.
- Shogath likes this
Posted 17 August 2018 - 12:14 PM
DP- we usually take double talon, more attacks are better than the other weapon (in general)
Typhus- is usually played with either 10 terminator or 60+ poxwalkers. Otherwise, take another DP.
Plague marine: subject of hot debate, usually take squad of 5 shooty (with or without blight launcher) or 7 melee in a rhino with a biologus.
Poxwalker: not the worst, not the best. If you take some, take a lot.
Blight bringner: good in some list, not in this case though. 60 poxwalker list, 20 man plague marine blob may see him be usefull.
Plague surgeon is plain bad for now. Ok for friendly game.
TallyMan is sometime used with melee PM or with lots of walkers. His CP regen ability is not worth his point alone.
Rhino is great with melee marine + biologus, blightspawn (a very good elite character), plaguecasters. Ideally all of the above
Finally mortarion is good, might want to ask any oponent if he is ok with large LoW in friendly games.
These are the usually accepted opinions of your deathguard units. They are not mandatory guideline to have fun or sucess with the army. They should be considered, not followed blindly.
Posted 17 August 2018 - 11:34 PM
Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:34 AM
With 3 HQ choices you could split your list into another detachment and gain an additional CP.
At 10 points each the Blight Launcher is a solid choice for your Marines.
You have plenty of psychers and running Typus, a DP, and Mortarion you might consider dropping the Plaguecaster for a Lord to hang out with your Marines for his reroll.
I don't see a Relic in your list, the go to 1 is the Plate for your DP.
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