So, I have been playing with Damiano for awhile and (after deciding Gorten might not be the best 2nd caster as I will play both as attrition casters) am looking to expand into the caster who origionally caught my eye, Fiona the Black. After looking through her rules and spells the first time, I knew I should not play her until I get some games under my belt.
35 point Four Star contract
Fiona the Black (hard to make a list with her, without her)
Kayazy Assassins (Full)
Nyss Hunters (full)
Ok, now the rundown of why I did what I did.
The nomad, is a free beatstick. Does there need to be another reason?
Sylys is there to upkeep as well as allow Fiona to Influence or Soulfirea high Def model before having to boost. Also doesn't make having an arcnode manditory as the range increase is nice.
I picked Kell because A) he shoots ghosts and B) to help deal with shieldwalls. Also a Nonokrion target.
Saxon Orrik, I am a bit iffy about him. While being able to allow the Assassins to freely move though trees, I'm not sure if he would be more useful than Gorman.
I decided on P Eiryss as she (with Nonokrion and the plethra of units that walk through others) can take down a warcaster or disrupt an annoying jack. Also she can plink off solos/UAs hiding while not needing Nonokrion.
Eliminators - Telgesh Mark, hard to hit and can threaten a large amount of models.
Kayazy Assassins, Roth's Mercy to gum up chargelanes or keep things locked in combat (or free myself), a big unit that can use Nonokrion Brand for killing spirits as well as making use of Affliction.
Lastly Nyss Hunters, kinda didn't want to get them if only for the reason of transporting the things but they bring some things I had a hard time trying to get in. A unit (ie not a solo) for Nonokrion Brand for shooting as well as for killing spirits. A unit that really loves Roth's Mercy to keep Cylena alive when needed. Lastly a unit that can hit hard, that was the hardest thing for me to find; nonspecific hard hitting.
Everything, except the jack of course, was taken also on the count that it has at least an average or higher defense per her feat. On the flip side of that, an army full of blast templates or someone like P Kreoss will ruin my day. Luckily that is where the other list will come in.
I was tempted to take a full unit of Press Gangers (as well as a chunk of pirate solos) to use to block charge lanes with Mercy, with the added bonus of getting an extra focus throughout the game but I wouldn't hedge all my bets of making full use of that. But decided against such ideas.
Also no Rhupert or Boomhowler as they will be in my Highborn Damiano list.