Monday, November 12, 2012
1k Lizardmen to cut my teeth on
I'm firmly back on the fantasy train and have come up with a 1k list to cut my teeth on:
Skink Priest: Plaque of Tepok, Ruby Ring
24 Saurus Warriors - Spears, Standard
2 x 10 Skink Skirmishers
5 Chameleon Skinks
2 Salamanders (separate units) extra handlers
A bit of everything to try and maximize the different rules for the Lizardmen at such a small point level. I like the priest: though he is level 1 he will have 3 spells to choose from any given game. In addition to drawing on three spells, fireball is guaranteed which is nice if I run across ethereal models. The stegadon is likely a liability as I'm sure to come across cheap cannons but I love the model. I figure having 2 salamanders will make up for any short comings of the stegadon. Also, the 5 chameleon skinks should help alleviate any pressure the stegadon might face.
As far as modeling goes, I need to convert 5 skinks into chameleons. There are quite a few good tutorials on Lustria Online that I will take advantage of. Then its back to the tried and true army painter spray cans to finish up this list.
A second list I might try out would see me including a scar vet mounted on a cold one. I would equip him with light armour, great weapon, venom of firefly frog, amulet of itzl, dragon helm. I would have to scale down the priest and drop the chameleons along with one salamander to include him. He would be a tough bugger though. +1 plus armour save with a +2 ward save on the first wound taken along with 4 strength 7 poisoned/magical attacks.
If I went this rout it would mean less painting and modeling before I had a completed 1k army. I figure the first list is better as the salamanders at this point level are gold however, I would like to have a beefy combat character to kick but with.