Newbie pDenny 15 point list
So I'm a totally newbie when it comes to WM, I grew up playing minis, so I know my way around a tabletop, however it's been a few years. I'm looking to build a 15 point list that will be relatively inexpensive (cash dollars wise) to field, that way if I end up disliking Cryx (or, as unlikely as it is, the game) I won't have sunk a lot into a game. I also want to construct a list that is going to be the bones of a larger point list. As it stands I have the rulebook, Cryx army book, and a Cryx battlebox. Here is the list I have in mind.
Warwitch Deneghra +5
-Defiler -5 (good ranged arc node)
Deathripper -4 (fast additional arc node)
Bane Thralls -8 (leader and 9 grunts, good large, tough melee unit)
-Bane Thralls Officer and Standard -3 (Helps keep the Bane Thralls kicking)
It's no coincidence that I would only need to purchase one more unit in order to have all the models needed. So that's nice (even if the full unit + Officer/Standard is on the pricey side as far as units are concerned), plus I figure that I'll probably end up using Bane Thralls in a lot of lists, so it would be a good investment in general.
Thoughts? I'm not looking to crush tournaments, just get a feel for the faction and the game without spending more than another $100.
Honestly the more i look at the Raiders the more i feel they edge out Bane Thralls. With the Sea Witch they are immune to blast dmg, they have pathfinding, they are as fast a bonejacks, you dmg a jack the caster takes some dmg, reach, chain weapon so screw your shield cygnar and they are overall cheaper to buy than the Bane Thralls. NOW before people start beating up on me this is just an opinion..Bane Thralls are sort of know to outlive alot of Cryx stuff but if you want to save some cash and have a pretty kick *** unit and UA the raiders and Sea Witch is a great option...also down the road you can add the raider captain, not as good as a solo as BLT but she help the raider alot.
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Thanks for the input, I'll give them a look!
Raiders are indeed also one of our mainstay units. As you noted Bane Thralls are indeed one of our main units, but they are very expensive money-wise. With pDenny McThralls work very well and if you don't buy the Brute Weapon Attachment, they are relatively inexpensive.
For the points of the Banes, you could get:
full Mechanithralls 5
Warwitch Siren 2 (this is also something you'll use in nearly every list)
Then if you downgrade the Defiler you could add a Pistol Wraith, or if you don't, a Skarlock Thrall, which will be very useful for handing Ghost Walk to the McThralls, who don't have pathfinder.
I'm not sure about the price on all this, but I do think it would come out cheaper than a box of Bane Thralls + UA. It will probably still be around 80-90$ though.
I've been running this list at our LGS with some success at 15pts.
6 Bane Thralls- 5pts
Machine Wraith- 1pt
Seems to have quite a few problems for people at 15pts. I am 5-1 with it so far, only loss was to Legion.
The Full McThrall unit+Surgeon will on average cost about $20-25 dollars less than JUST a full Bane Unit, add the UA for the Banes and you can easily add both Sharlock AND Warwich and still be under budget.