Hi guys, just getting back into my 40k after a long hiatus to focus on WFB empire and high elves.
Been playing a lot of my CWE lately and been hankering after a couple of games with my DE again.
after a re-read of the codex, i fancied using some different units to freshen up my old raider rush style list and thought about replacing my grotesque bodyguard for a court of the archon unit.
I'm particularly interested in medusae, two of those can really thin out a unit prior to a charge, plus a couple of sslyth can lay down a decent amount of firepower too.
They all have fleet and some start with feel no pain (the ones you want to survive do anyway), plus the T5 and S5 of some of the models, combined with high volume of attacks keeps a lot of the hitting power of the grotesque unit they replace. The lhameans poison helps against tough stuff but i can't say i'll miss her when she dies (she can stand at the front of the unit!) but otherwise they look like a not-terrible but quite fluffy unit.
anyone got any experience with them they'd like to share?
i'm thinking of:
tooled close combat archon + PGL
in a raider with dissie cannon + a few upgrades.
pros vs Grots:
-capable of ranged damage too.
-a touch more armour in CC.
-not bulky, can get more of them in a vehicle.
-venom is option for min squad
-no beserk rage rule, archon free to move away
cons vs Grots:
-not majority T5 until casualties sustained.
-no high S poison for re-rolled wounds