Vastus Posted June 8, 2022 Share Posted June 8, 2022 (edited) EDIT: Changed title from 'Your favorite list that you'll (likely) never play' to this, since I didn't want to exclude people who actually dedicated themselves to playing cool lists, and the goal of the thread is just to see some creative ideas. I know I'm not the only one always dreaming up new ideas for armies, both theme/aesthetic/conversions and army lists, and I wanted to focus on the latter this time. We all have these cool ideas that we come up with sometimes that will never see the light of day, because time and money is unfortunately (very) limited. I know I can barely finish an army, let alone a dozen. I also firmly believe that there are far more solid options than are represented in tournament placings. Due to the investment required to make an army, the meta in wargames like AoS is glacial at best. For competitive lists people also tend to just gravitate to what is commonly seen as the best, even if it isn't necessarily the best (Still think Big Yellers is meh, and Kruleboyz would do better clogging the board as Grinnin' Blades. Fight me.). Anyway, I thought it would be a fun idea to have a thread where everyone can toss in ideas they came up with. The wilder the better. This is a creative hobby, and there's no reason that shouldn't be the case for list building as well. If you happen to have a unorthodox list that you actually do play, don't hesitate to share as well. I'll start with a small idea I had while looking into the CoS army I am planning. Now I'm not going in this direction because I have no cool conversion ideas for it, but I was a little intrigued by the Irondrakes Bridge combo that I saw pop up a lot. You're rather dependent on getting it up, which the Sorceress can do well, but know who does it better? Other dwarves of course. Not only can they guarantee it with Spell in a Bottle, you can get some juicy re-rolls in there through the power of grudges, as well as adding exploding hits 1/battle. And the rest of the army is lightning fast too, so they can easily keep up with your teleporting Irondrakes so they aren't stranded out there without support. Allegiance: Kharadron Overlords - Sky Port: Barak Thryng - Mortal Realm: Chamon - Grand Strategy: Predator's Domain - Triumphs: Inspired Kharadron Code - Artycle: Chronicle of Grudges - Amendment: Take Help Where You Can Get It - Footnote: Honour The Gods Just In CaseLEADERS Runelord (100)* Endrinmaster with Dirigible Suit (180)* - General - Command Trait: Supremely Stubborn - Artefact: Grudgehammer Aether-Khemist (90)* - Artefact: Spell in a Bottle Aetheric Navigator (95)**UNITS 20 x Irondrakes (340)* 10 x Arkanaut Company (100)** 3 x Endrinriggers (120)** - 1 x Skyhooks - 1 x Drill Launcher 3 x Endrinriggers (120)** - 1 x Skyhooks - 1 x Drill Launcher 5 x Grundstok Thunderers (135)** 1 x Grundstok Gunhauler (155)** - Main Gun: Drill Cannon - Great Endrinworks: Zonbarcorp 'Debtsettler' Spar TorpedoBEHEMOTHS Arkanaut Ironclad (490)** - Main Gun: Great Sky CannonENDLESS SPELLS & INVOCATIONS Soulscream Bridge (70)CORE BATTALIONS *Warlord **Battle RegimentADDITIONAL ENHANCEMENTS ArtefactTOTAL: 1995/2000 WOUNDS: 103 I will admit that the rest of the list can probably be optimized quite a lot more, but I think it's a cool idea overall. The Irondrakes with Runelord provide some -2 rend that KO sorely lack, and they are fairly durable against enemy shooting as well. You only get to single reinforce them, but they hit hard with all the buffs. It still plays the same alpha-strike style of regular KO, but it's got some juice. And you get to make a duardin coalition! Who doesn't want that. Edited June 8, 2022 by Vastus 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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