Building AoS Blades of Khorne list

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Building AoS Blades of Khorne list

gjnoronh
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25 May 2017, 20:25 #1

Hey folks,
I'm interested in building a Blades of Khorne (or if necessary generic DoC List) army list and wanted suggestions on what to build out of what I have. I just love the concepts in the new Blades of Khorne book but haven't enough AoS experience to really get at making a list.


I have painted
1 Blood thirster
1 Belakor / Daemon Prince
1 3rd edition blood thirster (essentially a small daemon prince!)
1 herald of khorne on foot

36 blood letters
18 or so flesh hounds
2 chariots of khorne
two different color schemed units of 8 or so furies.

I have a similar break down of corresponding nurgle stuff (GUO, bearers, nurglings, beasts of nurgle) but would rather use khorne stuff

Slaves to Darkness stuff I believe I could use mark khorne and use in a Blades of Khorne list
40-60 or so Warriors of chaos (halberds and shields additional hand weapons, hand weapon and shields)
2-3 warriors of chaos chariots
6-8 knights of chaos with lances
6-8 forsaken
20 or so chaos hounds (not sure if they can take a mark)
Hellstriders type model (beasts only) that I suppose could counts as something else.
Hell cannon
Lots of heros/lords on foot and one on steed.

Any suggestions based on all that?

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FeeZ
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25 May 2017, 22:42 #2

Well, you can't do any khorne formations with the list, so there's not much advice I can say. AoS is however, all about the unit stacking though, so in terms of expansion go for Bloodsecrators/Slaughterpriests (especially for the Gore Pilgrim battalion for the re-rollable prayer/blessings).

Bloodletters are quite good (go for things that give them a +1 to hit, because that'll have running bonuses to inflict mortal wounds), and Warriors of Chaos are really good at tanking considering they are essentially Stormcast Eternal liberators. And yes, if you give them the Mark of Khorne then they can be in a Khorne army list.

In my experience, larger unit sizes are what you want. You can then pick your choice combats with unit screening (for example Blood reavers/marauders) and activations.

You wont be able to take Be'lakor as Be'lakor and keep it faction aligned to Khorne though (this is because it doesn't have the Khorne keyword).
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26 May 2017, 18:08 #3

Okay helpful.

How big should I be shooting for with the units? 30 models for infantry?

I've got the AoS starter set and I bet if I look around I can find some friends willing to trade me some more bits from the starter. I'll put together some heroes soon!
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27 May 2017, 09:29 #4

20-30 for things like Letters yeah, maybe one or two large blocks with lesser sized squads flanking. In my opinion, infantry (and cavalry) are kings in AoS. Not to sure about Warriors though; although I can't imagine it being much different. The reason why you want more Letters is because if the unit has 20 or more models then they get a +1 to hit. Considering large letter blocks are very likely to be shot; then you need to do what you can to keep that sweet spot. Shooting in AoS is very powerful, and unfortunately (but obviously), Khorne sort of suffers in that regard. There isn't that much that can do it.

Of the top of my head there are:
• Skullcannons (always good)
• Slaughterpriest ranged prayer that does D6 mortal wounds (very good, but also has a 50% success rate; but you can boost this via Gore Pilgrim which is pretty much a necessity imo in competitive play to take)
• Wrath of Khorne Bloodthirsters
• Soulgrinders of Khorne (which isn't in the Blade of Khorne book, but is in the Chaos grand alliance one. As you can set them up with the keyword khorne, you can have them in this army; like Warriors of Khorne)
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30 May 2017, 11:54 #5

Good stuff thanks man
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04 Jun 2017, 09:50 #6

Just want to point out though that Skarbrand can absolutely pulverise things, especially if you stack him with things like Slaughterpriests +hit's, Bloodsecrators/Wraithmongers etc. Providing it hits/wounds; Slaughter can automatically do 8 wounds that are unmitigated. Whether from armour saves or other sources of protection (such as Nurgle saves which can otherwise work against Mortal wounds). Naturally stacking this weapons attacks makes this multiples of 8, so he can very much solo any character in the game.
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05 Jun 2017, 17:03 #7

If you want to try and play new 40K and AoS with one daemon army any changes you would make to the purchase list?
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22 Jun 2017, 08:05 #8

Not really. I mean, obviously stuff like the slaves wouldn't work. Maybe a Skullcannon or two mainly because they're efficient and fairly cheap. And quite powerful too. I would say that as a vehicle they've won big in this edition, but they don't actually have the Vehicle keyword! (this is important due to some effects that have more or less effect against that keyword).

Your 'chariots of khorne' are going to have to be converted, as they don't really exist anymore (if they were converted to be the 7th ed fantasy chariots anyway). They could be a Bloodthrone though nowadays or even a Skullcannon, depending on what it looks like. Note that they could be used as a chariot of some description in AoS as Slaves still have access to chariots. And they're pretty beastly too if you pardon the pun.
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22 Jun 2017, 10:02 #9

Yes the chariots of Khorne were built for the storm of chaos daemon legion list and then had removable cannons added for the seventh ed list with skull cannons. Now will be skull cannons in AoS and 40K
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