50pt eSkarre single list
So we're going to the ETC in the UK at the start of July. Every of the 4 team members has 1 list and character restrictions are in effect for the entire team. We're going with 2 Cryx players, 1 Khador and 1 Legion.
The list I have so far:
Skarre, Queen of the Broken Coast (+6)
Skarlock Thrall 2
full Satyxis Raiders + Sea Witch 10
Satyxis Raider Captain 2
min Blood Witches + Hag 6
Gorman di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist 2
pair of Pistol Wraiths 6
Warwitch Siren 2
Machine Wraith 1
either min Bile Thralls or Gerlak + Bloat Thrall 5
I feel the main list is solid and covers everything I need. The only thing I see problems with would be Kayazy Assassins, which I only have a chance of getting with Preyed Nightmare and Black Spot, maybe forfeiting Pistol Wraiths + BS. But I hope we can keep that out of the match ups.
Important things that are taken by other players: Withershadow Combine, Bane Lord Tartarus and Nyss Hunters. The other Cryx player is going with eGaspy and I think he needs the WSC and BLT more.
What I have available that I might get painted in time:
- 7 Scrap Thralls
- Bloat Thrall
- 1 more WWS
- full Blood Gorgers
- full Bane Knights
- 8 Bile Thralls
- another 4 Blood Witches to max the unit
- 2 of every arc node (- Nightwretch in main list)
- unassembled Helljack kit
- Erebus upgrade
Tips for the main list are welcome, but I'm mostly looking for advice on the reinforcements. I think the Machine Wraith and Stalker are good, they're fast enough to take or contest objectives and the Stalker might even go for an assassination on an unwary caster, coming in with 3 focus. I'm torn about the other 5 points though, I don't feel the Biles have enough threat range , even coming in from the edge, to do something before they get shot to bits. So I'm leaning towards Gerlak and the Bloat Thrall right now, to have some sort of infantry killing coming in from the sides.
My advice is to drop the Pistol Wraiths for min Bile Thralls to shore up the Iron Flesh issue, and then upgrade your Nightwretch to a Ripjaw with the remaining point. Ripjaw allows some shenanigans (like Vice Locking enlivened models to prevent them from running away) and at worst is a powerful armor piercing attack.
I actually like the Pistol Wraiths, they're solid against everything below DEF15 and can murder an entire unit with Black Spot, if you keep them alive after that, they're gorged on souls and are a legitimate assassination option.
I don't feel like I can protect the Biles long enough for them to do their job. Even with Skarre's feat, all the enemy has to do is run in melee with them and that's that, since she lacks Ghost Walk.
Any other insights? Would really like some opinions on reinforcements.
Destroyer of Worlds
I agree. The biles will not be able to be delivered against the targets they would want to go after. I love pistol wraiths with eSkarre. Rat 9 two shots, second one can be a boost if needed to keep on hitting up to 4 shots a guy is up to 8 dead infantry a turn. Not too shabby! I say keep em. However you might want a necrosurgeon as Skarre does hurt herself a lot. And I mean a lot. 5 from feat and most likely two a turn from her upkeeps.
Originally Posted by Ruan
So you would go for Gerlak and a Bloat in reinforcements? Or something else entirely?
Originally Posted by Kuwanger23
I do feel the Necrosurgeon can be useful with eSkarre, but I don't think the main list has anything it can miss, to put the Surgeon in. Not to mention I play her quite aggressively and if after the feat turn, there is anything that can threaten me, I did something wrong and I will most likely be dead whether I get healed or not.