Played a learning game with another new person. Despite me trying to assist him with placement (Do you REALLY want to put Sicarius there?, You should shoot that at this, etc) I still managed to pull a win.
Star of the show (other than me) was the Mace swinging Party Prince Cacophonus. He’ll be signing autographs in the lobby.
Daemon Prince, Black Mace, Wings, of Slannesh, Psy level 1 (Primaris power), Power Armor.
So hanging out in the back, the Prince was surprised to find a drop pod plummeting to earth (despite my discouraging such actions, as I KNEW what the response would be). The Sternguard and Sicarius hopped out and flung Vengance rounds all over creation. The prince hopped over the Predator, charged in and pointed at Sicarius while roaring an incoherent challenge. Sicarius, hesitant, drew his sword, readying his deadliest strike but was immediately smashed repeatedly in the skull before he knew what was going on. The Daemon contained in the mace, tasting blood immediately drew in his life force and the life force of a nearby Terminator marine. Cacophonus smashed a few Sternguard heads in and then the remaining Terminators rushed in, but the sergeant leapt to the forefront. The Prince called him out too, and split open the ancient Terminator armor as if it were paper. The marine’s blood sprayed everywhere. Again the Daemon within shifted within the warp, and the remaining two Terminators fell over dead. Meanwhile the remaining Sternguard were stomped to death by an angry Helbrute.
So I say the Prince + Mace is a VERY awesome combo. Granted my learner didn’t understand what the implications of placing his drop pod there were, but I did offer him to pick it up and advise him it would be very bad. He insisted and I got a full on test of the Black (mace) Prince. Ever the gambler am I, and betting on the long odds won me a battlefield of empty Termie armor and all I had to do was challenge two champions.
Sadly Lucius has yet to make combat in any of my games thusfar. I think I’m playing him too far afield? The vehicle rules have me a little scared to rush in. Next time, Lucius, next time.
My advice love, use vehicles for what they are for, get you in, use them fast, and once you leave them stop caring about them. They will die whether you head down field or no, might as well make the best of them. I mean sure be careful to a degree so it doesn’t get shot up and the guys inside screwed, but with some careful and clever placement that shouldn’t be a huge deal.