Greeting fellow adventurers! I’ve had a couple of requests for pictures of my full Thousand Sons army for a while now. I haven’t been able to do so yet. Some of the stuff isn’t readily available for me due to the whole Corona pandemic. And other stuff isn’t quite ready for a army showcasing.
But since I was off to a small RTT yesterday at my local gaming club, I thought I shoot the army I brought at least. It is after all a fair chunk of my Thousand Sons. This is 2000 points.
The list a double patrol, one Cult of Time and one with Cult of Duplicity. Quite a lot of Rubric Marines as you can tell and few Scarab Occult Terminators and other fun stuff. I wanted to try out some stuff to see if they can deliver better in 9th edition than they did in 8th. So the list is a bit experimental. Stuff like the Vindicato and Shaman, but also Rhinos. Rhinos are great, the other two … not so much. Spawn is also a steal at 23 points per model. Great objective holders and they can threaten a lot of things.
Here are a few hot takes from my first three games of the new edition:
- it is much harder to screen your characters, it is easy to gun down smaller units and leave the character exposed
- character spam isn’t viable anymore, I had five in my list and I’m going down to four
- build your list with secondaries in mind or you will have a hard time scoring, I think you need at least one or two given secondaries that you always take and can score good
- durability is the name of the game, you need stuff to hold (primary) objectives for an entire turn before gaining any points
- the smaller board greatly benefit the Thousand Sons, 24” goes a long way now
- Cult of Time is a bit of a trap, bringing back a few models over the course of the game is nice but I don’t know. Hourglass of Manat is the real value of Time in my mind
- Cult of Duplicity on the other hand is amazing, game winning
Too many words, not enough pictures.
The tournament went ok given. I haven’t played in a long time and I knew some really good player were attending. So I set my goals as realistic I could. I had three, which all was met – have a good time, score an average of 60 points per game and hopefully win at least one game.
Keep on keeping on!