Saturday, 27 August 2011

Lets give the real Lash Splash a run out!

It didn't fair well when I took a 1000pts version to Vapnatak earlier in the year, but for the inter Yorkshire store tournament on Friday I've decided to try pure Lash / Splash. I'm also going to try to go with the right mind set. From what I've heard and read Lash / Splash isn't a great all round army, it will tend to either dominate or get crushed depending on the opposing army, so I'm also going to work on my loosing more gracefully skills if I get tables by the army's nemesis lists.  The army I'm taking is basically

Daemon Prince, Wings, Mark of Slaanesh, Lash of Submission - 155pts
Daemon Prince, Wings, Mark of Slaanesh, Lash of Submission - 155pts
3 x Obliterators - 225pts
3 x Obliterators - 225pts
3 x Obliterators - 225pts
3 x Chaos Terminators, 3 Combi meltas - 105pts
Dedicated Landraider, Daemonic Possession, Dozer Blade - 245pts
5 x Plague Marines, 2 Plasma guns, Rhino with Extra Armour - 195pts
5 x Plague Marines, 2 Plasma guns, Rhino with Extra Armour - 195pts
5 Chaos Space Marines - 75pts

The Terminators are the basic termicide unit designed to deep strike down and take out a Landraider or equivalent to earn their points. The only difference from my usual list is there's no icons for them to link off. Their Landraider will basically sit at the back of the board, probably not moving so it can fire both it's Lascannons, main target will be any transports to crack them open.
For anyone who doesn't know, Lash of Submission's trick is to move enemy units. The drawback in normal tournaments is the popularity of Librarians amounst Marine players, which means they will often be cancelling the power out. The use of it is normally to move a unit out of cover and into a tight formation ready for the Obliterators. If you can move people through dangerous terrian (most likely wrecked vehicles) all the better as that's a 1 in 6 chance to kill models before we even fire at them.
The Obliterators are the fire support, against tightly bunched up units it's Plasma Cannon death, Las Cannons and Multimeltas for any vehicles and twin linked Plasmaguns or Flamers if stuff get real close.
2 units of plague marines will either be used to take objectives in Seize ground, or possibly make a play for the enemy objective in Capture and Control. The remaining marines are a deckchair unit to hold my objective in Capture and Control.

The key is obviously to keep the Prince's alive. I'm hoping the Landraider will draw some fire away from them, whilst also acting as some mobile cover to shield Obliterators and Princes.

I'm a little concerned that its a very small army (only 32 models in total), but we'll see. I'm at another tournament mid September, but I'll be taking a different list to that.

Comments and tactics welcome :)