Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
    2
  • comments
    4
  • views
    93

Speak Prrrrriest: A Tournament List

Ratcliff

202 views

I am competing in a one-day event in Wicklow this Sunday which, after a brief sojourn with the Maggotkin of Nurgle, I will use to dip my toe back into the Pestilent pool. The event will be 3 rounds, 24 players and 2000pts. The Irish AoS meta is interesting, in that there isn't one. The lads and ladies here tend to play offbeat armies, and even those damn Northies who come down to take our women and our podiums mostly bring their whackier, less optimal lists to the party. There's a significant chance there will only be a single Slaanesh player there, a man who unsurprisingly struggles for friends in our scene. 

So this is the list I am bringing, aptly titled SPEAK PRRRRRRIEST

Allegiance: Skaventide

Plague Priest on Plague Furnace (200)
- General
- Trait: Verminous Valour
- Artefact: Liber Bubonicus

Horticulous Slimux (220)
Plague Priest (80)
Plague Priest (80)
Plague Priest (80)
Plague Priest (80)


40 x Plague Monks (280)
- Foetid Blades
- 1x Icon of Pestilence
- 1x Contagion Banner
- 1x Doom Gongs
- 1x Bale Chimes
40 x Plague Monks (280)
- Foetid Blades
- 1x Icon of Pestilence
- 1x Contagion Banner
- 1x Doom Gongs
- 1x Bale Chimes
40 x Plague Monks (280)
- Foetid Blades
- 1x Icon of Pestilence
- 1x Contagion Banner
- 1x Doom Gongs
- 1x Bale Chimes
40 x Plague Monks (280)
- Foetid Blades
- 1x Icon of Pestilence
- 1x Contagion Banner
- 1x Doom Gongs
- 1x Bale Chimes
10 x Plague Monks (80)
- Foetid Blades
Extra Command Point (50)

Total: 1990 / 2000
Extra Command Points: 1
Allies: 220 / 400
Wounds: 211

The list is very simple, with as few interacting mechanics as possible. I often design lists in this way, as my basic cognition and memory are as deficient as my spine after years of rolling Plague Monk combat phases. They never tell you that you should be legally required to attend manual handling training before starting a Pestilens army. It's an immense physical undertaking, like doing the Tour de France without drugs. 

There is no magic, making me very vulnerable to magic. But then again, I am utterly immune to the all-consuming fury of never getting a spell off. My general is the Furnace, and he is pretty important. He's tough, getting Look out, Sir against shooting and combat, and able to pass off wounds with Verminous Valour. With the Liber Bubonicus, he can perform both offensive prayers from the footslogging Priest's warscroll, as well as his own buff prayers. This gives my army 7 prayers in total, making Great Plagues extremely likely, and allowing me to deliver mortal wound payloads to multiple units at a 16" distance. Not too shabby. If needed, I can castle up around the Furnace to take advantage of his battleshock immunity bubble, preserving my CPs for other important things like rerolling charges.

I got addicted to Feculent Gnarlmaws from my foray into Nurgle, and Horticulous has been chosen for his ability to plant one of these bad boys at the start of a hero phase. Giving Nurgle units the ability to run and charge if they begin their charge phase within 7" of it, my 40-Monk units are suddenly very mobile and able to attack objectives deep in enemy territory. Two of the battleplans in play have deployment zones that are only 18" apart, so this could be quite significant. 

The star of my army, of course, are my 170 monks. I presume I don't have to explain how I plan to use this finesse unit, but I should probably give that friendless Slaanesh player a call and see if he wants to hang out. I will be back with my report as early as I can next week, if you have any comments or questions on my list, please leave them below.

  • Like 3
  • LOVE IT! 1


4 Comments


Recommended Comments

Definitely interested to hear how this goes, as it doesn't seem like many people have actually run the whole 150+ plague monk list no matter how much chatter I hear about it. I've never ran Horticulous, but if you find he underperforms you could always swap him out for a Grey Seer on Screaming Bell, make it your general to keep the plague monk battleline per the Skaventide restrictions and then you'll have access to the infamous "Death Frenzy" spell that lets you force your plague monks to work overtime.

  • Like 1

Share this comment


Link to comment
12 hours ago, AidenNicol said:

Definitely interested to hear how this goes, as it doesn't seem like many people have actually run the whole 150+ plague monk list no matter how much chatter I hear about it. I've never ran Horticulous, but if you find he underperforms you could always swap him out for a Grey Seer on Screaming Bell, make it your general to keep the plague monk battleline per the Skaventide restrictions and then you'll have access to the infamous "Death Frenzy" spell that lets you force your plague monks to work overtime.

 

It would be my first time running Horticulous too, literally only want him for the tree. I used to run 160+ monks regularly, which was good, but had issues with mobility. I'm hoping the threat of running and charging Monks will make my opponent play a little differently too.

Have definitely been considering a Screaming Bell, just have to build one first. Will be nice to be able to create two battleshock immunity bubbles, maybe split one of the 40s into smaller units and take an endless spell

Edited by Ratcliff
  • Like 1

Share this comment


Link to comment
11 hours ago, Ratcliff said:

 

It would be my first time running Horticulous too, literally only want him for the tree. I used to run 160+ monks regularly, which was good, but had issues with mobility. I'm hoping the threat of running and charging Monks will make my opponent play a little differently too.

Have definitely been considering a Screaming Bell, just have to build one first. Will be nice to be able to create two battleshock immunity bubbles, maybe split one of the 40s into smaller units and take an endless spell

yeah back in the ole day I ran maybe 130-160 monks, but I backed them up with at least 2 furnaces, 3 priests and 80 allied clanrats (this being pre skaventide). 

Share this comment


Link to comment

I do wish you the best of luck in your tournament! Gnash-gnaw on their filthy bones! May your rats be rabid, your blades foetid and your plagues contagious!

However it always pains me to see a Skaven list with less unit diversity than Ironjawz. 😪

Share this comment


Link to comment
Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...