Friday, March 16, 2012

Blackmoor's Draigowing goes to the BAO

Grey Knight on Grey Knight action!

After 2 weeks I have the internet!

I ended up taking my Draigowing to the Bay Area Open. This is what I took:


10 Paladins w/4 Psycannons, 2 Hammers, 4 Halberds, 3 Swords, Brotherhood Banner

10 Grey Knight Strike Squad w/2 Psycannons, Psybolt Ammo

Fast Attack
9 Grey Knight Interceptors w/2 Psycannons, Psybolt Ammunition
Justicar w/Demonhammer

Heavy Support
Dreadnought w/2 Twin-Linked Autocannons, Psybolt Ammunition
Dreadnought w/2 Twin-Linked Autocannons, Psybolt Ammunition

I was going to write up an article about what HQs to take with Draigowing. The reason why is that each HQ adds something different like Coteaz has his abilities and cheap troops, Inquisitors add stubborn and Grenades, etc. I have been taking a librarian because he seems to add a lot to the army like shrouding to add to their cover save, sanctuary to help in assault. But I struggled in low point games (below 2000 points). 

Since I am the foremost Draigowing expert I had to find an answer to why the army struggles at around 1750 points. What I came up with is that the Librarian is really only a support character. He is not killing anything with shooting or assault, but only supports what you already have. So I was paying around 200 points just for a little boost, and at 1750 points that was a lot of change for a model that was not kicking butt and taking names.

So for 200 points (plus 40) I could take a 10-man GK Strike Squad with 2 psycannons and psybolt ammo. 10 Strikes can do a lot of damage with 16 shots at strength 5, and 4-8 shots at strength 7. They can not only dish it out, but they are troops, and can hold 2 objectives etc. They are have a lot more use and utility than a librarian that may or may not help you.

So I think that choice helped me at the BAO.

And my camera jacked up my pictures so I only got a few to download. The picture on top was the beginning of round #1. And this is how the game ended:


  1. I still dont understand how you take 2 psycannons on your interceptors when you take a psycannon for every 5 models meaning you need 10 ceptors to take the second one.

    btw, good job you are my inspiration :D

  2. He does have 10 interceptors, did you not count the justicar?

  3. Doh! Btw, in learning draigowing but I havent found any tactical guide how to utilise the army to its strengths (eg when to combat squad, how you deploy the paladins, how you move and where etc). Does blackmoor have a guide hidden somewhere that I didnt find?

  4. I have lots of tactical and strategic articles for Draigowing over on my blog...

    Allan it might be time to move on.

    : )


  5. It has been time for a while. I only brought them out for the BAO and the last event they will see...Adepticon.