View Full Version : New player starting with Cryx
02-15-2010, 08:20 PM
Hey folks! Had a lucky find at Half Price Books and got a Deathjack and Terminus for $15 each. Figure that gives me a VERY good start to a warband. I was thinking of adding the Battlebox next (though I already have Classic Deneghra) as the cost of the 'jacks is VERY low that way. Is this a good plan or is their another way I should go? Thanks!
02-15-2010, 08:34 PM
It depends on what sort of force you are wanting to run. Terminus himself actually wants one thing - lots and lots of undead around so he can use them as a meat screen while he wades forward to beat the heck out of the opposing caster. The Deathjack goes well with everyone, of course.
The Cryx box set comes with Deneghra1, a Slayer, a Deflier, and 2 Deathrippers. All are fairly solid choices, so as far as expanding your force goes, it's not a bad deal. Deneghra is probably your better choice until you can flesh out your army a bit more, as you can run most of the battle box + Deathjack in a 25 point game. (Sadly, Deflier is 1 point over, leaving you with 4 free points to use - for a force with 2 heavies and 2 lights, I'd add in a Skarlock and the upcoming Warwitch Siren as well.)
If you want to expand on the Terminus theme, my suggestion is starting out with a couple arc nodes (Nightwretches or Deathrippers) and a box of MechaniThralls. Ideally, you want to run 10 McThralls + a Necrosurgeon at least with Terminus to act as a tarpit. 20 with two surgeons is even better. Generally, Terminus likes a nice big tarpit of undead models with a few jacks (reach variety being better for him) to help tear through his opponent's army, then he pops his feat at the top of the battle, eats everyone's souls, and flies straight at the opposing caster and eats their face.
02-16-2010, 12:59 AM
If you want to leap right in with Terminus, I'm honestly not sure that battle box is so good a buy. Terminus doesn't necessarily need that many arc nodes: back when I used him, I tended to find the Deathjack did the job just fine for him, as well as providing some extra focus to fling Annihilation about and a potentially horrible beatstick with Ravager; the Harrower and Nightmare are also good calls, since their Reach means they're more likely to get mileage out of the spell. Since the Harrower has a gun, you can afford to hold it back a bit and block some lines of sight to Terminus (that really is his most appalling weakness - he's huge, and Sacrifical Pawn only goes so far against serious weight of fire) before you lob it into the mix.
On the other hand, I've not played him since you still had to spend focus on Shadow of Death, so I might be talking utter tommyrot.
02-16-2010, 05:47 PM
See, I have the old Mk I card so I don't even know what his feat is! I'm thinking I will go for the Battlegroup and expand on that using Terminus later on. I think the Deathjack will come in handy to expand there. REALLY wish the Cryx book was out so I could see the stats of all the models currently available. I am a total noob to the game so I only have the OLD Prime Remix and the new Mk II Prime, so I have NO idea what a lot of the models do. Thanks for the input, guys.
02-22-2010, 04:05 PM
Get the deck its out already is $14 and it has everything but the ones that came out this year. As far as battle box goes... I run Terminus and I say the battle box is not worth it at all. I see no use for arc nodes. and slayer is jest a wimpy seether. Get seether, get Scarlock then some Revenant crews. That is about the best start with him you can have.
Terminus 7 focus
-Scarlock 3 focus spell for free (hellfire spammer)
-Death jack 2 free focus total of 5
-Seether 1 free focus total of 3 (or 4 not sure how it works)
-Meat-shields that come back your turn ^_^
With that and some good timing on your feet (Take souls from all living things in your control range) ;) You will leave your opponent very sad :P
02-23-2010, 07:30 AM
Sounds very nice, Talquizar. I ended up with the Battlegroup anyway, simply because, for the money, it was a nice way to pad out the army AND I can play small games with just it until I am more experienced.
Now I just need to get the models put together...DJ is being a pain in my rear...
02-23-2010, 02:35 PM
Hes not even the worst. Harrower and Liviathan are a pain in the butt cause they are top heavy and on little legs. -_-
Ya the battlegroup is okay for the small stuff. I guess it works to know the game and such however this game is more about how well you know your army. so in that its better to go for what you want right off the bat. I find that no mater what i fight its jest better to know what my guys do and do well with each other rather then tweaking my lines every fight.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.