I thought this was appropriate for the Tactics section as I'm not posting a particular list. Can move the discussion there if need be.
Two popular recommendations I see are Blasterborn in a Venom, and Archon with Blaster also in a venom.
Are these too expensive for what they do at a 500-750 point level?
There's no denying the Blasternborn + Venom combo is good. Real good. But it's 180 points (if memory serves). Is that too much for anything less than 1250 or so?
Would an Archon w/ Blaster in a Venom have enough oomph to be worth his points paycheck at a 750 level? That makes him 20% of the list at that point.
And since we're on the topic of low point level list building philosophy, how do you get an effective and efficient HQ choice? I could always just run a Lhamean around the backfield, but even then he's an easy Warlord kill for anyone who really wants to do it. Is footslogging a Blaster Archon too dangerous for the same reason?
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