Monday, June 21, 2010
How I use Lesser Daemons
I normally avoid talking tactics, but the use of lesser daemons was brought up in the comments of this post.
First off I would suggest checking out the great write up on lesser Daemons by Old School Terminator from Dark Future Games.
For me the first thing I like lesser daemons for is a cheap way to get more scoring bodies into a Chaos Space Marine army. I can get a solid unit of eight scoring bodies for 104 points, or a cheap unit of five for 65 points.
The second thing I use them for is supporting my Chaos Space Marines in assault; even if the marines are engaged the turn the daemons show up. Summoned daemons from the Chaos Space Marine codex may assault the turn they arrive, this makes them awesome!
The third thing I use them for is speed bumping deathstar units. Having a problem with thunderhammer stormshield Terminators? Systematically feed them lesser daemon squads; as they have an invulnerable save and are fearless, it may not be great a great save but you will make some. Nothing is more frustrating for your opponent than having 200+ points of killiness from his army tied up by a hundred points of lesser daemons.
They are also good at going to ground on objectives late in the game; this greatly improves their survivability.
None of this is new or innovative, but it is how and why I use lesser daemons.