Yeah, lame joke is lame.
Anyway, after doing a few smaller games with our newest caster I plan on heading into the store tomorrow for some 50pt matches. I wanted to make a list that included at least two powerful melee heavies, and a geomancer for helping Grayle hotswap Storm Rager. I ended up compromising on the second heavy and taking a pureblood. Its still got two MAT 8 POW 18 fists if it warps for str and gets primal in a pinch, but bring some utility with its spray, ghostly, and handing out blessed to SR'd solos for maximum guaranteed carnage.
Wolves (full) + UA 8
Stones + UA 3
Lord of the Feast 4
Shifting Stones provide the usual great unsuspected threat angles, especially with the feat giving the extra 3" needed too engage the target. Wolves form a "hard hitting" backbone for the list, capable of proc'ing my feat for key solos, providing flank for morraig, and just generally getting in the way of my opponent. Basically, if your killing the wolves, your NOT killing my solos, who are the real threat in this list.
The LotF and Whitemane each set up on a separate flank, with protective terrain priority going to the Whitemane since the LotF already has stealth. Even a single one of them can take out an entire enemy infantry unit. SR and Wraithbane make them both MAT 10 ignoring spell effects. Only naturally DEF 16+ is starting to get chancy, and with PS 15s, only multi wound models with High armor are a real problem for these guys.
Anyway so thats my list. My only thought was to try out dropping the Whitemane inorder to upgrade the Pureblood to a Stalker and add in a Druid Wilder. It adds a significantly higher punch against multiwound infantry and high armor jacks, but loses me the magic of SR+Wraithbane against high DEF and second hugh Anti-Infantry threat.
Maybe upgrade the feral instead of the pureblood to keep access to wraithbane? Ill try all the variations this coming week.
So thoughts on it all? Grayle has been really fun so far and I plan on playing him for QUITE some time