Sunday, March 10, 2013

Road to Adepticon- 39 Days and counting

As most people know I played at the Bay Area Open last weekend and I did well early on, but on day #2 I stumbled a bit.

Here was my list:


10x Paladins - 4x Psycannons, Brotherhood Banner, Warding Stave, mix of weapons
1x Paladin - Hammer
3x Henchmen - 1x Banisher, 2x Warrior Acolytes

10x Interceptors - 2x Psycannons, Psybolt Ammo
10x Interceptors - 2x Psycannons, Psybolt Ammo

I took this list because it was so fast. I keep saying that mobility is very important in 6th edition and this list let me put my money where my mouth is.

It performed very well and I managed to climb my way up to table #4 on day #2 where I lost to the eventual winner. Even the games that I lost were very close and I had a chance to win each of them. That is the sign that you are close to having a good list when you are not getting blown out, and the games that you lose are close.


So it is time to get ready for Adepticon and I have 39 days to do it.

Here is the list I am thinking about right now

1850 Points of Grey Knights:

10x Paladins - 4x Psycannons, Brotherhood Banner
10x Strike Squad - 2x Psycannons, Psybolt Ammo
10x Interceptor Squad - 2x Psycannons, Psybolt Ammo
Dreadnaught 2x Autocannons, Psybolt Ammo
Dreadnaught 2x Autocannons, Psybolt Ammo

There you have it. It reminds me a lot of my Nova Open 2011 list.


Here is a list of items that I want, but I am not getting because I do not have the points:

Warding Staff:  I really like the 2++ save in assault. This is very good for tanking nasty creatures and thunderhammers.
Psybolt Ammo on the Paladins: Even though it is only 6 models, and less cost efficient than the power armored grey knights, it still comes in handy.
Cheap scoring units: I like the ability to keep scoring units in reserve and then walk on the board to an objective that you have placed behind a piece of LOS blocking terrain. Most of the time when you have combat troops you are wandering around killing and you are often out of position for objective holding, or they can be shot at or engaged and killed.

The problem is, where am I going to get the points to pay for them?


  1. I have tried a similar list but I cannot handle full on Necron air or Triple Hell Drakes, how do you plan on dealing with those?

  2. What is the mix of weapons you use in 6th edition on your paladins? I'm thinking some mix of hammers and halberds but am not sure how to balance striking first and striking hard.

  3. Also, I'm confused,it seems even if you put a warding stave and psybolt ammo on the paladins I am only counting 1745:

    HQ: Draigo (275) + Coteaz (100)=375

    Paladins (550+25(Banner)+20(Stave)+80(PsyCannons)+20(Psybolt Ammo) = 695

    Strike Squad (200+20(Psybolt Ammo)+20(Psycannons)=240

    935 Total for Troops

    Interceptor Squad (260+20(Psybolt Ammo)+20(Psycannons)=300

    Dreadnought 135


    Am I missing something?

    1. Looks like I forgot the second dreadnaught.

    2. Thanks and congratulations on Adepticon. I hope the volume of questions isn't annoying but I'm putting together a draigowing and am not sure how to answer certain questions - is there a reason to have your halberds or hammers in particular with your psycannons or without & is there any reason to take swords at all? If you take a bro banner ought he also carry a psycannon so both can be protected or is that putting all your eggs in one basket. Anyways, it seems as though with only 10 models composing so much of the army small things like that might matter.

  4. Also, Has your stance on FnP in the Paladin Squad Changed? It is much more Versatile now, but will dishearten small arms fire towards my Strikes.