Friday, 4 September 2009

How many flamers are too many?


Jabberjabber over at Warpstone Flux this week posted up his latest monthly army list challenge which are always entertaining ways to waste time at work ;)

You can read the details over there for yourself, but in a nutshell, it's for a 1000 point legal list to attack a drifting space hulk populated with a genestealer cult, including both 'stealers and human followers. As the action is aboard a hulk, nothing bigger than a terminator is allowed. You can read my entry, based on Codex:Witch Hunters in the comments on the post. Basically, I went flamer crazy, figuring that would be the most useful thing to have onboard a cramped spaceship. I managed to get 15 flamers and 6 combi-flamers in one list which wasn't bad (plus 8 heavy bolters and a load of hellguns).

Jabberjabber made a comment that he was tempted to draw up a CSM list, so I thought I'd have a go with that just to amuse myself really. Based on the restrictions imposed by the challenge, plus with the added plan to squash in as many flamers as possible, I came up with:

Chaos Sorcerer with Wind of Chaos [130]
5 Chosen with 5 flamers [115]
5 Chosen with 5 flamers [115]
5 Chosen with 5 flamers [115]
6 CSM with 1 flamer [95]
6 CSM with 1 flamer [95]
6 CSM with 1 flamer [95]
5 Havocs with 4 flamers [80]
5 Havocs with 4 flamers [80]
5 Havocs with 4 flamers [80]

Total: 1000 points.
Flamer total: 30 flamers, plus one template psychic power.

Now that's alot of flamers! Any other Codexes which can get in more flamers?

4 comments:

RootDan said...

Big Mek with Burna.
15 Burna Boyz
15 Burna Boyz
15 Burna Boyz
18 Grots + Runtherd
Deff Dread with 2 Skorcha
3 Killakanz with Skorcha

46 Flamers, 5 Heavy Flamers.

RootDan said...

Actually, to stick to the original challenge of not including anything larger than terminators:

Warboss with Big Choppa, KombiSkorcha, 'eavy Armor, Bosspole
Warboss with Big Choppa, KombiSkorcha, 'eavy Armor, Bosspole
3 MegaArmored Nobz with KombiSkorcha
3 MegaArmored Nobz with KombiSkorcha
12 Burna Boyz
13 Burna Boyz
13 Burna Boyz

1000 on the nose.
"Only" 38 flamers and 8 combi-heavy flamers.

Chris said...

@RootDan, that's a frig load of flamers! Anyone got anything better, surely that can't be topped.

David Taylor said...

Here's the most flaming list I could come up with within the Inquisition (ironically is was with DH rather than the fire lovin' WH).

DH Inquisitor lord w/ incinerator
-(3x)Vet Guardsman w/ flamer
(120 pts)
DH Inquisitor lord w/ incinerator
-(3x)Vet Guardsman w/ flamer
(120 pts)
DH Inquisitor lord w/ incinerator
-(3x)Vet Guardsman w/ flamer
(120 pts)

Elite DH Inquisitor w/ incinerator
-(3x)Vet Guardsman w/ flamer
(90 pts)
Elite DH Inquisitor w/ incinerator
-(3x)Vet Guardsman w/ flamer
(90 pts)
Elite DH Inquisitor w/ incinerator
-(3x)Vet Guardsman w/ flamer
(90 pts)

DH 5 Stormtroopers 2x flamers
- Vet Sarge w/ incinerator
DH 5 Stormtroopers 2x flamers
- Vet Sarge w/ incinerator

DH 5 Stormtroopers 2x flamers
DH 5 Stormtroopers 2x flamers
DH 5 Stormtroopers 2x flamers
DH 5 Stormtroopers 2x flamers

990 pts total
30 flamers, 8 incinerators

Not quite as awesome as RootDan, but pretty close!