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Like the absolute idiot, scatterbrained, hobby butterfly/magpie I am even the basic new Meeting Engagement rules we've seen have got me excited about starting a few new smaller armies over the next 12 months. So anyway I've just ignored all the work I have to do and spent the past hour daydreaming about what to start (and also ignoring my existing Gloomspite and Nighthaunt armies that need to be finished 🤔).

I figured the best and cheapest way to start would, obviously, be with the Start Collecting kits so had a look through all these and put the details into one place (where there's more or less models provided than is regulation for that unit I've just given the points for them as if they were 1 regulation min sized unit). Also there were a fair few of the sets that give you a few options which I've noted where it was obvious and I could be bothered (hey no one's paying me to do this, in fact quite literally the opposite).

So keeping in mind people can also have 1 unit of up to 200 points of Allies (so maybe from your existing collection) what would you add to these to have a cheap and fun (not necessarily super-duper smash face tournament winning) little army for a 1000pt game that hits the requirements (so minimum of 4 units including 1 Leader and 2 Battleline)? I'm definitely thinking a BCR, Beasts of Chaos or Tzeentch army might lay in my future, or of course something that can be knocked through with the new contrast paints quickly, FEC for instance... So what are you thinking?

 

CHAOS

Beasts of Chaos

1 x Great Bray Shaman / 100 (LD)
1 x Cygor or Ghorgon / 180, 200 (BH)
10 x Bestigors / 120 (BL)
10 x Ungors /  60 (BL) 
or Ungor Raiders / 80

Total Points: 460 - 500
Price : €80

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Daemons of Khorne

1 x Herald on Blood Throne / 120 (LD)
3 x Bloodcrushers / 140 (BL if Skullmaster General)
10 x Bloodletters / 110 (BL)

Total Points: 370
Price : €70

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Daemons of Nurgle

1 x Herald of Nurgle / 120 (LD)
3 x Plague Drones / 200
3 x Nurglings / 100
10 x Plaguebearers / 120 (BL)

Total Points: 540
Price : €70

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Daemons of Slaanesh

1 x Exalted Seeker Chariot / 220 (LD)
5 x Seekers of Slaanesh / 120
10 x Daemonettes / 110 / (BL)

Total Points: 450
Price : €70

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Daemons of Tzeentch

1 x Herald of Tzeentch / 140 (LD)
1 x Burning Chariot / 160 (BL if General is Herald on Chariot)
3 x Flamers / 160
3 x Screamers / 100
10 x Pink Horrors / 200 (BL)

Total Points: 760
Price : €70

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Khorne Bloodbound - Goreblade

1 x Mighty Lord of Khorne / 140 (LD)
1 x Bloodsecretor / 140 (LD)
1 x Bloodstoker / 80 (LD)
1 x Khorgorath / 100
5 x Blood Warriors / 100 (BL)
10 x Bloodreavers / 70 (BL)

Total Points: 630
Price : €65

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Maggotkin of Nurgle

1 x Lord of Blights / 140 (LD)
5 x Putrid Blightkings / 160 (BL)
2 x Pusgoyle Blightlords / 220

Total Points: 520
Price : €80

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Skaven Pestilens

1 x Plague Priest on Plague Furnace / 180 (LD, BH)
1 x Plague Claw / 160 (A)
10 x Plague Monks / 70 (BL if General is Masterclan or Pestilens and all other units are Pestilens)
10 x Plague Monks / 70 (BL if General is Masterclan or Pestilens and all other units are Pestilens)

Total Points: 480
Price : €70

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Slaves to Darkness

1 x Chaos Sorcerer Lord / 160 (LD)
1 x Chaos Chariot / 80 (BL)
5 x Chaos Knights / 160 (BL)
6 x Chaos Warriors / 90 (BL) (Min unit size is 5)
6 x Chaos Warriors / 90 (BL) (Min unit size is 5)

Total Points: 580
Price : €70

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Slaves to Darkness Godsworn Warband

1 x Chaos Lord on Manticore / 250 (LD, BH)
1 x Chaos Warshrine / 160 (BH)
1 x Chaos Chariot / 80 (BL)
Or 1 x Gorebeast Chariot / 100
1 x 5 Chaos Knights / 160 (BL)
1 x 5 Chaos Knights / 160 (BL)
1 x 5 Chaos Warriors / 90 (BL)
1 x 5 Chaos Warriors / 90 (BL)
1 x 6 Chaos Warriors / 90 (BL) (Min unit size is 5)

Total Points: 1080 - 1100
Price : €130

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DEATH

Flesheater Courts

1 x Abhorrant Ghoul King on Terrorgheist / 400 (LD, BH)
3 x Crypt Horrors / 160 (BL if Crypt Haunter Courtier General or Hollowmourne)
10 x Crypt Ghouls / 100 (BL)

Total Points: 660
Price : €70

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Malignants

1 x Bloodseeker Palanquin or Coven Throne / 320, 260 (LD, BH)
or 1 x Mortis Engine / 180 (BH)
3 x Spirit Hosts / 120 (BL in Nighthaunt)
5 x Hexwraiths / 160 (BL in Nighthaunt)

Total Points: 460 - 600
Price : €70

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Skeleton Horde

1 x Arkhan, Neferata or Mannfred on Dread Abyssal / 320, 400, 420 (LD, BH)
5 x Black Knights / 120
10 x Skeleton Warriors / 80 (BL)

Total Points: 520 - 620
Price : €70

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DESTRUCTION

Beastclaw Raiders

1 x Frostlord/Huskard on Thundertusk/Stonehorn / 420, 360, 340 (LD, BH)
Or 1 x Beastrider on Thundertusk/Stonehorn / 340, 320 (BH)
2 x Mournfang / 160 (BL)
2 x Mournfang / 160 (BL)

Total Points: 640-740
Price : €70

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Ironjawz

1 x Orruk Warchanter / 80 (LD)
3 x Gore-gruntas / 140 (BL)
10 x Ardboyz / 160 (BL)

Total Points: 380
Price : €80

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ORDER

Fyreslayers

1 x Auric Runefather on Magmadroth / 280 (LD, BH)
1 x Auric Runesmiter / 120 (LD)
1 x Auric Runeson / 100 (LD)
10 x Vulkite Berserkers / 160 (BL)

Total Points: 660
Price : €80

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Idoneth Deepkin

1 x Isharaan Soulrender / 100 (LD)
3 x Akhelian Guard / 140/160 (BL if General Akhelion)
10 x Namarti Thralls / 140 (BL)

Total Points: 380/400
Price : €70

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Kharadron Overlords

1 x Endrinmaster / 120 (LD)
1 x Grundstok Gunhauler / 160 (A)
3 x Skywardens / 120
5 x Grundstok Thunderers / 100

Total Points: 500
Price : €80

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Seraphon

1 x Oldblood on Carnosaur / 260 (LD, BH)
8 x Saurus Knights / 90 (BL) (Min unit size is 5)
12 x Saurus Warriors / 100 (BL) (Min unit size is 10)

Total Points: 450
Price : €70

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Stormcast Thunderstrike

1 x Lord Celestant on Dracoth / 220 (LD)
1 x Lord Relictor / 100 (LD)
3 x Retributors / 220 (note min unit size is 5)
3 x Prosecutors / 100
5 x Liberators / 100 (BL)
5 x Liberators / 100 (BL)

Total Points: 840
Price : €65

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Stormcast Vanguard

1 x Lord Aquilor on Gryph Charger / 200 (LD)
3 x Vanguard Palladors on Gryph Chargers / 200
3 x Gryph Hounds / 140 (min unit size is 6)
5 x Vanguard Hunters / 120 (BL if general is Lord Aquilor)

Total Points: 660
Price : €80

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Sylvaneth

1 x Spirit of Durthu, Treelord Ancient / 380, 300 (LD, BH)
or Treelord / 240 (BH)
1 x Branchwych / 80 (LD)
16 x Dryads / 100 (BL) (Min unit size is 10)

Total Points: 420-560
Price : €70

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LD = Leader
BL = Battleline
BH = Behemoth
A = Artillery

 

 

EDIT: As @Sonnenspeer pointed out there's also the Battleforces, looks like only the StD Godsworn Warband is currently available online now though so I've just added that.

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Excellent job! 

Meeting Engagements is a great concept and hopefully will scratch the same itch that Kill Team did for 40k - inspire people to try an army that has taken their interest previously but never acted upon it.

Also people may want to suggest which units would fit nicely with the SC boxes - especially the most obscure ones!

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2 minutes ago, Sonnenspeer said:

Some Battleforces are still available and should also be a good start :)

That's a good shout actually. 

GW are trying to sell off the StD Godsworn box (they had quite a few at Warhammer World when I went recently) which could be interesting...

(And on personal note, happy that the Deepkin Battleforce I randomly bought after xmas will come in handy :) )

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I think the tricky bit with KO is. You will need to by arkanauts and most likely won’t use the gunhauler much. It’s a fun unit just a bit meh, and you’ll replace it as soon as you can. Also if your looking for a fun list you most likely want to add a frigate. Because... dwarf zeppelin. 

So I think the set allows fun KO lists but I doubt the SC will help you out much. Although for the thunderers and skywardens/endrinriggers you could use two! 

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