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Hi,

I have recently purchased a battleforce, start collecting and extra model on manticore, warriors and knights.

Current list based on all models I have looks like this:

Allegiance: Slaves To Darkness
Mortal Realm: Ghur
Chaos Lord On Manticore (250)
- General
- Blade & Lance
Chaos Sorcerer Lord On Manticore (200)
Chaos Sorcerer Lord (160)
- Runestaff
20 x Chaos Warriors (360)
- Hand Weapon & Shield
20 x Chaos Warriors (360)
- Hand Weapon & Shield
10 x Chaos Knights (320)
- Ensorcelled Weapons
10 x Chaos Knights (320)
- Ensorcelled Weapons
5 x Chaos Knights (160)
- Ensorcelled Weapons
1 x Chaos Chariots (80)
- Greatblades
1 x Chaos Chariots (80)
- Greatblades
1 x Chaos Warshrine (160)

Total: 2450 / 2500
Extra Command Points: 1
Allies: 0 / 500
Wounds: 210

Obviously I am not going to play this at the beginning and am not sure what weapons I should choose for the units.
I currently have a lord on manticore with sword and shield and a unit of 20 warriors with hand weapon and shield built what would be the best option/s for the other unit of 20 warriors and how would I split this up into a smaller force (approx. 1000 points )?

 

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Hola!

I'm in a similar situation to you, as I've also just started on Slaves to Darkness with the battleforce.

I think if you are taking the manticore lord then you really need to have either Chamon or Ulgu as your realm so you can get a -3 rend artifact on his weapon, otherwise his lack of realm makes him super underwhelming imho. I'm planning on sword and lance with the rune blade relic on the sword. Makes him very choppy on the charge, so maybe mark of slaanesh for rerolled charges? Or mark of nurgle for the 3+ save.

As far as the warriors go maybe do a 30 blob and a 10 blob - will save some points due to the massive regiment discount - plus you'll keep your reroll 1's to save past the first casualty. I'm currently building a squad with great weapons, as it's one of the only sources of rend in StD.

For the knights I'd go glaives - rend and +1 damage on the charge is too good to pass up I think.

Also, if you haven't already stuck your chariots together, maybe consider gorebeasts. Cause they look awesome!

For 1000 points you could try this list which has 2 monsters.

Allegiance: Slaves To Darkness
Mortal Realm: Ulgu

Leaders
Chaos Lord On Manticore (250)
- General
- Blade & Lance
- Trait: Master of Deception 
- Artefact: Dimensional Blade 
- Mark of Chaos: Nurgle
Chaos Sorcerer Lord On Manticore (200)
- Mark of Chaos: Slaanesh

Battleline
10 x Chaos Warriors (180)
- Hand Weapon & Shield
- Mark of Chaos: Nurgle
5 x Chaos Knights (160)
- Chaos Glaives
- Mark of Chaos: Slaanesh
5 x Chaos Knights (160)
- Chaos Glaives
- Mark of Chaos: Slaanesh

Endless Spells
Geminids of Uhl-Gysh (40)

Total: 990 / 1000
Extra Command Points: 0
Allies: 0 / 200
Wounds: 74

 

Or this one which is extra tanky

Allegiance: Slaves To Darkness
Mortal Realm: Ulgu

Leaders
Chaos Sorcerer Lord On Manticore (200)
- General
- Trait: Master of Deception 
- Artefact: Mark of the All-favoured 
- Mark of Chaos: Tzeentch

Battleline
30 x Chaos Warriors (480)
- Greatblade
- Mark of Chaos: Khorne
5 x Chaos Knights (160)
- Chaos Glaives
- Mark of Chaos: Slaanesh
1 x Chaos Chariots (80)
- Greatblades
- Mark of Chaos: Slaanesh
1 x Chaos Chariots (80)
- Greatblades
- Mark of Chaos: Slaanesh

Total: 1000 / 1000
Extra Command Points: 0
Allies: 0 / 200
Wounds: 101
 

Over 100 4+ save wounds in 1000 points can be tricky to deal with. Mark of Slaanesh on things you want charging for rerolls to charge. Mark of Khorne on warriors to make them hittier. Mark of the all favoured on the sorcerer to make it all work.

 

 

 

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