Sunday, February 6, 2011

My boy

The game I had against Mitchell with eAsphyxious the week before last was good fun, but it's pAsphyxious that has always been my main love. Between his feat that restores his focus, Sustained Attack helping him to nail things to a wall Rocco Siffredi style (no link there, bit too NSFW), and his absolutely golden spell list, he's my favourite caster of all time to use. Add in that he's got that real savage look of the old school Iron Liches, he has a hot pet witch following him around, and was literally the first Warmachine model I ever saw and he really does have a warm if somewhat sickly green place in my heart.

I've played around 150 games with my boy over the years, so I don't mind admitting it WAS nice to see other people for a while. Since the start of MKII he's actually been broken and sitting on my shelf, so with an imminent repair and make-up sex on the way, let's take a look at his theme list: Scavengers of The Line.

I've actually played against this theme in with my Farrow, and I must admit it's quickly grownnon me. Admittedly, no Deathjack or Malice - but hey, I can make do. At Tier4 as below I get AD Mechanithralls, cheaper Corruptors and Slayers, a speed boost to his jacks in the first round, and some deployable wreck markers to abuse with Necrotechs and Cankerworm, Scrap Thralls for the former, healing for the latter. Here's what I'm thinking.

Army Name: 50 Asphy TierA
Theme Force: Scavengers of the Line Tier 4
50+6 points, 50 models

Iron Lich Asphyxious +6 points
* Cankerworm 5 points
* Corruptor 7 points
* 2x Defiler 5 points each
* 2x Slayer 5 points each
* Skarlock Thrall 2 points

Machine Wraith 1 point
10 Mechanithralls 5 points
* 2 Brute Thralls 2 points
10 Mechanithralls 5 points
10 Mechanithralls 5 points
3x Necrotech 1 point each
6 Scrap Thralls 1 point

Now that's a lot of warjacks I gotta say, but I think it'll be fun. For the same cost as one of those Slayers or Defilers I could whack in a minimum squad of Bane Thralls, and I'm also umming and arring over dropping a Brute and the Machine Wraith to fit in a necrosurgeon - those girls are just stupid good, and I've yet to see a game where they haven't been consistently full on tokens.

The Corruptor, at least one Slayer, Skarlock, Cankerworm, Arc Nodes (In this case a Defiler surprise surprise) and the swarm of Mechanithralls are a must have scenario wise, but if there's one thing I know it's that my boy can take down nearly anything if he can get in melee with it and feat, so for the most part the army is a delivery system. A lack of medium bases to screen him from shooting's a bit of a concern, but with deep enough ranks of infantry and the nasty ranged power of those jacks, I think it's a fairly valid option. I'm thinking of picking up a fresh, 2010 Asphyxious Resculpt, so I might take him to Conquest yet.

Oh, and I did get that Burrito.


  1. I do like pAsphyxious. He's a versatile spell slinger with an awesome feat (and apparently a sex-god too!!).

    Looks like a solid list, though it could be a little slow to play with all of those Mechanithralls...


  2. Aye I was thinking about that too, especially if I come up against something that I really want the individual swings on. That said I think they're more for a tar pit, to block up/stack on zones etc.