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  1. mcbrain

    AoS 2 - Spiderfang Grots Discussion

    Nah one my my arachnaroks was a loaner so I’ll be back to a grot-centric list for a while, at least until I can find another arachnarok or two for a good price. I refuse to pay GW prices in NZ if I can help it.
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    AoS 2 - Spiderfang Grots Discussion

    Yeah I used stabbas in my CanCon list and I think they were awesome. You might not have the points for 60, depending on your endless spells and the kit of your arachnaroks. But stabbas are great for holding home objectives or hand of gorking across the board to steal your opponent’s.
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    AoS 2 - Spiderfang Grots Discussion

    Yep, I'd say 3 arachnaroks and 45+ spider riders is a decent place to start.
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    Question about battalions in mixed edstruction

    That game is becoming famous...someone ask Liam how the rest of his weekend turned out, because I went 4-2 in the tournament
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    AoS 2 - Spiderfang Grots Discussion

    I ran scuttling terrors on the shaman and hand of gork on the Fungoid. Both were absolutely crucial in every game. I did cast itchy nuisance in one game with the Webspinner Shaman on Arachnarok after he cast the arachnacauldron in a prior turn. The scuttleboss’ best achievement of the weekend was killing a unit of 10 shadow warriors. HE IS THE MAIN REASON THIS LIST IS FINESSE. He’s REALLY squishy and if he’s not benefitting from every buff available his damage output is not reliable. I’d say 4 out of 6 games he died before I could even attack with him. That’s 100% on me, but he takes some learning. Can’t just point him in a general direction and let him loose. He’ll get merked every single time. The skitterstrand absolutely earned their points. Just the threat of them coming out of ambush was enough in most games. However, a couple of opponents seemed to have forgotten about them, and they made them pay. They’re not bloodthirsters or even mangler squigs, but two of them popping out with cogs up and needing a 5” charge to get into a soft target is really handy. If I were smarter, I would have hand of gorked my scuttleboss over where they were popping out prior to casting hand to at least allow them to reroll their charges (I missed two 5” charges over the weekend). Star of the list was no doubt the Fungoid shaman. He’s so resilient and his once per game double cast came in clutch. After that I’d say the webspinner on arachnarok and the skitterstrands were equally as important. Spider riders are good, but at the end of the day, they’re light cavalry. Any sort of real oomph they provide you is a bonus. I really think I can turn this list into a 4 game winner at a 5 game tournament, and if I get a lucky draw potentially win 5 games. There are just a lot of variables that go into it and a lot of things you need to do properly to be successful.
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    AoS 2 - Spiderfang Grots Discussion

    Just want to let everyone know I finished 4-2, 45th overall (fourth best Destruction/second best Gloomspite), and won second best sports trophy at CanCon this past weekend with a mostly spiderfang list. Scuttleboss on Gigantic Spider (G) - Monstrous Mount + The Black Fang Webspinner on Arachnarok - Totem of the Spider God + Scuttling Terrors Fungoid Cave Shaman - Hand of Gork 15x Spider Riders 10x Spider riders 20x Stabbas 20x Stabbas 2x Skitterstrand Arachnaroks Skitterstrand Nest Chronomantic Cogs Arachnacauldron Lost to Daughters of Khaine in round 1 (3PP) and the only other Spiderfang player at the tournament in round 5 on the turn 3 priority roll (Knife to the Heart). Was a great weekend, and I learned a lot about the list and about spiders in general. I'm not certain on whether I'll play them for the rest of the year or not, since tweaking the list will have to include massive changes since there isn't too much fat to trim. Spiders are a lot more finesse and nuance than I thought when building this list. And I didn't learn that until I'd consecutively lost my 3 practice games and my first round game. Once I started to play the list a little better, things started to improve, and I went 4-1 to finish out...which could have just as easily been 5-0 if I had won that priority. Overall, there is still a lot of room for improvement as I could play my shaman and my scuttleboss much better. Anywho, if you guys want to know anything in particular, don't be afraid to give me a shout.
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    AoS 2 - Spiderfang Grots Discussion

    GW only sent half my order to my LGS. Got my loonking and endless spells today, have to wait until next Thursday to get my shrine and tome.
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    AoS 2 - Spiderfang Grots Discussion

    Monstrous Mount. I turned my lil scuttleboss into a scuttlebomb.
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    AoS 2 - Spiderfang Grots Discussion

    You're going to have so many extra CP if you build your list with a Fungoid Cave Shaman in it. I played a game Wednesday with all the new rules and I ended the game with 5 CP in the bank and didn't take a battleshock test the entire game. What I'm getting at is the scuttleboss on gigantic spider is the correct choice as your general
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    AoS 2 - Spiderfang Grots Discussion

    Skitterstrand Nest (2-3 Skitterstrand Arachnaroks) gives you +1 to charge when your spiders ambush on the same turn. Spider Rider Skitterswarm (0-1 Scuttleboss on Gigantic Spider, 3+ spider riders) gives the battalion +2 movements Arachnarok Spider Cluster (2-4 arachnaroks with flingers or spiderfang warparties in any combo 0-1 skitterstrand arachnaroks) lets you reroll hit rolls of 1 while within 6” of another member of the battalion. Clear favorite for me is skitterstrand. I’m sure the spider rider battalion has legs, but it’s 180 points and the units are quite expensive considering you get the best mileage out of bigger blocks of spiders. Yeah absolutely taking the skitterstrand. Hoping the battalion plus Cogs lets me threaten backfields real hard.
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    AoS 2 - Spiderfang Grots Discussion

    Yeah man, gotta take some stabbas as they’re the most efficient way to pay the battleline tax. So two blocks of 20 stabbas with netters and a unit of 25 spider riders will be my battleline. Webspinner on Arachnarok Fungoid Cave Shaman Skitterstrand Arachnarok x2 Scuttleboss on Gigantic Spider Chronomantic Cogs Arachnacauldron
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    AoS 2 - Spiderfang Grots Discussion

    I'll be playing spiderfang at CanCon at the end of the month with a list focused around 3 arachnaroks and a buffed up scuttleboss on gigantic spider. The skitterstrand nest battalion (2-3 skitterstrand arachnaroks) coupled with chronomantic cogs is going to be really good.
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    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    If you add gordrakk you’d have to play as GA Destruction and then you’d have no battleline.
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    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    I'm bringing at least one and probably two to CanCon. Also, I think the big boss on gigantic spider will probably be a requirement for the spiderfang battalion.
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    AoS 2 - Gloomspite Gitz Discussion

    Unless there are some changes to scrolls and/or spells, I don't believe there is a way to buff the hit rolls, other than the boss on gigantic spider's CA and the new allegiance ability which cause mortals on a 5+. Debuffing the spiders will hurt, but outside of geminids, dryads, and plaguebearers, there aren't that many more - to hit debuffs running around (other than from grots/troggoths). Their bravery is a bigger issue than the mortal wound output being shut down.
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