Write My Tournament Army – Part 3

I’ve asked you all to get involved with the writing of my tournament army for the Age of the Dark Gods tournament, run by Savage Hammer Gaming. Each week selecting a different unit for the army.

I thought it could be fun to see what Kruleboyz army you would all choose for me to run at this event, and so far you haven’t disappointed! Last week you chose the first battle line unit for the army.

This week we’re adding a unit of 9 Man-Skewer Boltboyz to the mix. These will be great with the Big Yellers allegiance ability giving them an extra 3″ range as well as being able to re-roll 1’s to hit in the first turn.

Here’s the list so far:

Allegiance: Kruleboyz
Subfaction: Big Yellers
Mortal Realm: Ghur
Grand Strategy:
Triumphs:

LEADERS
Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker Beast (315)
General
– Command Trait: Supa Sneaky

BATTLELINE
9 x Man-skewer Boltboyz (360)
  – Reinforced: Twice

Total: 675 / 2000
Reinforced Units: 2 / 4
Allies: 0 / 400
Wounds: 32
Drops: 2

This week’s we’re choosing our second battleline unit as well as an additional leader unit as requested in our vote last week.

Battleline Units

I won’t go over the pros and cons of the Gutrippas and Man-skewers, as I have already done that last week and I’d be repeating myself.

Gutrippas
Some of my Dominion Gutrippas ready for action
Cons
Expensive – At 180 points for ten models, you won’t want to be throwing them at the enemy without good reason. 18pts per model.
Low Bravery – Like most Orruks, these guys only have Bravery 5, which can be increased to 6 with the banner model.
Man-Skewer Boltboyz
Some of my Boltboyz
Pros
Hit at Distance – With these boys, if they don’t move they can shoot 24″ across the table (2+/3+). Each one making one shot and the boss making two. Not bad. I mean they’re not Longstrikes but….
Cons
Low Model Count – At 120 points for three models, they’re expensive (40pts per model). But does their range make up for this?
Low Bravery – Like most Orruks, these guys only have Bravery 5, which can be increased to 6 with the banner model.
Poor Shooting when Moved – If they move then their shooting ability gets cut drastically (4+/3+). With their range going from 24″ down to 12″. However the number of shooting attacks increase by 1.

Battleline Vote

Additional Leader Unit

Breaka-Boss on Mirebrute Troggoth (180 Points)
Pros
Resilient – 12 Wounds plus an ability to heal D3 wounds on 4+ in friendly Hero Phases.
Lots of Attacks – With its Iron-Bound Clubs and Bident Goad, this model generates 9 attacks per turn all 3+/3+.
Even More Attacks -For each wound caused after rollingD3 wounds using the Breaka-Harness you can gain 2 to the Iron-Bound Clubs attacks of the Troggoth giving him up to +6 attacks on 3+/3+ with -2 Rend and 3 Damage.
Cons
Individual – With no Aura’s or Buffs this model has no direct benefits to other units in the Kruleboyz list.
Can Die Quickly – If you’re choosing to use the extra attacks by causing D3 wounds you can quickly lose wounds in combat. Is this something you want to be doing on your general?
Slow – With a movement of 5″, this model will take time to move across the table and get into contact with the enemy. When you do get into contact, it’s probably at the location chosen by your opponent.
Gobsprakk, the Mouth of Gork (280)
Pros
Strong Magic – Gobsprakk can deal mortal wounds to casters when he unbinds their spells.
Fast – 14″ movement
Venom-Encrusted Attacks – The Vulcha benefits from Venom-encrusted attacks on its Beak and Flesh-tearing Talons and its Stinger, as well as the Killaboss’ Jagged Boss-Stikka. Total of ten attacks.
Cons
Expensive – 280 Points. For that 280 you get a strong Magic user but a surprisingly poor damage dealer in combat.
Target – Because of its Speed and its ability in the magic phase, this unit is likely to be targeted by the opponent very early.
Killaboss on Corpse-rippa Vulcha (240)
Pros
Aura – Only 1 model will flee for friendly Kruleboyz units within 3″ that fail battleshock.
Duplicate Command Ability – If you choose to issue a command ability with this model, another model in your army can still issue the same command ability in the same phase.
Venom-Encrusted Attacks – The Vulcha benefits from Venom-encrusted attacks on its Beak and Flesh-tearing Talons and its Stinger, as well as the Killaboss’ Jagged Boss-Stikka. Total of ten attacks.
Fast – Movement 14″
Cons
Expensive – 240 Points, aside from the Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker this is the most expensive command unit and will limit your choices elsewhere on the roster.
Target – Because of its Speed and number of attacks this unit is likely to be targeted by your opponent quickly.
Killaboss on Great Gnashtoof (170 Points)
Pros
Cheap – At only 170 points, this is one of the cheaper options to lead your army. Beaten only by the Killaboss on foot.
Fast – 10″ Movement
Aura – Only 1 model will flee for friendly Kruleboyz units within 3″ that fail battleshock.
Venom-Encrusted Attacks – The boss benefits from Venom-encrusted attacks (mortal wounds on 6+).
+1 To Hit – If this unit made a charge move in the same turn
Cons
No. of attacks – The drop in points come at a price, and in this case its a drop to eight attacks instead of 9/15 (Mirebrute) and 10 (Vulcha), they do however still hit on 3+/3+
Low Wound Count – This model will die quickly to sustained attacks, but does benefit from a 3+ save instead of 4+ as seen on the other units so far.
Killaboss with Stab-Grot (110 Points)
Pros
Cheap – At only 110 points this is the cheapest Leader option available to the Kruleboyz.
Aura – Only 1 model will flee for friendly Kruleboyz units within 3″ that fail battleshock.
Stab-Grot – Model has a single use Ward Save on 1-5, if successful you lose the Grots attacks. 3 attacks (4+/4+)
Venom-Encrusted Attacks – The boss benefits from Venom-encrusted attacks (mortal wounds on 6+).
Cons
Can Die Quickly – With only 6 attacks, this model WILL die and will give away Slay the Warlord points.
Slow – With a movement of 5″, this model will take time to move across the table and get into contact with the enemy. When you do get into contact, it’s probably at the location chosen by your opponent.
Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker Beast (315 Points)
Pros
Lots of Attacks – This model can attack up to 12 times in the combat phase with various weapons with them all at 3+/3+ or 3+/2+.
Aura – This model can add 1 to the number of mortal wounds caused by Venom-Encrusted weapons on Kruleboyz units within 12″.
Insta-Kill – This model has the potential to one shot characters with 7 wounds or less on a roll of 2D6. Single Use.
Tough – Has 14 wounds and a save of 4+.
Cons
Target Because of its Poison Buff and number of attacks this unit is likely to be targeted by your opponent quickly.
Expensive – At 315 Points this is the most expensive unit in this list. The difference between this and the foot Killaboss being the ability to field another 200 points of other units.
Murknob with Belcha-banna (95)
Pros
Save against Spells – This model can grant a 5+ ward save against Spells or Endless spells for units within 12″.
Mortal Wound – This model can cause mortal wounds to enemy units within 3″.
Cons
Low Attacks – Only one melee attack which on average will cause 2 damage.
Slow – This model is a standard foot slogger, moving around the board at 5″.
Swampboss Skumdrekk (320)
Pros
Lots of Attacks – This model can attack up to 12 times in the combat phase with various weapons with them all at 3+/3+ or 3+/2+.
Aura – This model can add 1 to the number of mortal wounds caused by Venom-Encrusted weapons on Kruleboyz units within 12″.
Insta-Kill – This model has the potential to one shot characters with 7 wounds or less on a roll of 2D6. Single Use.
Tough – Has 14 wounds and a save of 4+.
Additional Triumph – This model can use an additional triumph on itself during the battle through the sacrifice of a Hobgrot unit.
Cons
Target Because of its Poison Buff and number of attacks this unit is likely to be targeted by your opponent quickly.
Expensive – At 320 Points this is the most expensive unit in this list. The difference between this and the foot Killaboss being the ability to field another 200 points of other units.
Swampcalla Shaman and Pot-Grot (105)
Pros
Magic User – The shaman has access to the strong Swamp lore for Orruks. Giving them access to spells like Da Black Pit or Summon Boggy Mist.
Poisons – Allows nearby Kruleboyz Orruk units to cause mortal wounds on 5+ instead of 6+.
Elixirs – Gives nearby Kruleboyz Orruk units +1 to their saving throws.
Cons
Weak – only 6 wounds and a 5″ move.

Leader Unit Vote

Next Week’s Unit

As well as the third battleline unit what type of unit should be included next week?

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