I know that the Court of the Archon isn't a popular choice among the DE player community.. It is not very competitve, but anyways, how can we get this squad to be optimized.
As I was looking into the codex, I found out that you must have an archon in your army, but he doesn't need to join the court. The problem is if we have a character in the Court, we lose the only good thing in there... T5 majority. If we don't put any good character in there... we are likely to loose the medusa and lhalemans pretty quick.. which are the only
characters with a decent leadership.
First off, the good stuff!
Now at that point, if we add a character, we got T3 majority, but what if we add a Haemonculi
Let's give this guy a venom blade.
We have a squad that costs 200 pts. 11 wounds at T5 majority. 19 S5 attacks on the charge, 7 poisoned attacks 2+. and 1 random flamer for overkill or nothing (medusae) and FNP everywhere. Good leadership, wound allocation tricks and they don't use FOC, more space for your Elites!
You can either add a raider or make them pop out of the webway.
As I said, I know it is not the most competitive squad out there, but still, they will kill a lot of stuff.. just don't tie them up with some terminators
Don't forget, you need to play an archon, but you could just tool him and drop him with 4 incubi in a venom, extra SC.
That's how I would play them if I had to! Any thoughts?
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