Regardless of your opinion of the new Daemon Psychic Powers, one thing is true, they are now almost twice as random as before. The one benefit of having only 3 powers and a primaries was that it was much more likely to get a power that you wanted with a relatively small investment in mastery levels. Let’s explore the revised Slaanesh discipline.
Discipline of Excess
Lash of Slaanesh appears to be unchanged. It is a 24″ S6 rending beam. Beams are great for getting around jink or invisibility (as you don’t target a unit, but rather a point on the table). That said, S6 rending will generally fail to ignore most armor saves and will need lucky rolls to glance/penetrate vehicles. Lash feels like a poor compromise between great powers like Psychic Shriek and Bolt of Change. Luckily Slaanesh psykers can roll on Telepathy.
Sorry for the long time since my last post. A lot has happened, including another shoulder surgery, a new job, holidays and a few tournaments. I hope to be better about posts in the new year, especially now that I have more Daemon content to write about. This will be the first part in my Slaanesh tactica. I’m sure I’ll visit Tzeentch as well, and depending on time and motivation may look at combined armies or other mono builds. No promises yet. Let me know if this is helpful and I’ll keep working on material.
I’m finding that my Tzeentch daemons have taken a large Nerf bat to the head. While the masses are screaming about Malefic conjuration being OP and broken, I’m seeing that psychic powers in general have been relegated to a different role. Witchfire is now supplemental, rather than a replacement for shooting attacks. Anyways, I’m having to branch out of my comfort zone to find an army that is competitive for my next tournament. I’m trying out a Slaanesh army with some Tzeentch support. I’m planning on running 2 Slaaneshi heralds on foot and a third on a seeker.
As I search through the endless blogs and myriad forum threads I occasionally come across some really interesting pictures, painting techniques or modeling ideas. Here are a few that I think you all might be interested in. I found these back in December, but with the holidays I got delayed in posting them up.
Probably the coolest set of Khorne daemon conversions and grim-dark object-source lighted (OSL) models I’ve seen in the last few months.
My most recent painting project is one I’ve been eyeing for quite some time. Ultraforge makes an amazing model, the Pleasure Demon. It is a bit on the naughty side, but oh well. Puritanical Americans will need to get over it. I finally pulled the trigger on the model a few months ago and decided to start painting it after taking a class by Misterjustin a few weekends ago. The flesh is going to be a pinkish-purpleish color and I’m planning on blending the flesh to get the results I desire. Something tells me this will take far longer than I imagine.
This is the model after some mold line cleanup. Not too bad, but a bit more than I had hoped for. I also need to fill some bubbles on the underside of one thigh. Continue reading