Wednesday, 21 January 2015

The Shame of Lictors

Im hoping to find the time to play a lot more 40k over the coming few months than I have done over the previous 6 or 7, although finding opponents still playing it down at my local gaming group is proving very difficult. I have been working hard on expanding my Tyranid army and have completed the painting of quite a few models recently (more blog posts will hopefully follow soon) but after reading about a popular new "net list" that a guy known as Vect seems to have come up with recently I really liked the sound of it and decided to add a pile of models that I didnt previously own.....Lictors!

The basic idea behind the list is to use a large array of lictors (nine in total, including Deathleaper) to allow three different Mawlocs to be able to precision deep strike when they are deployed and thus causing optimum damage upon arrival. I wont go in to all the details of it as you can follow the link above to see some more information on it, or search for the term "Lictorshame" as that is what the list appears to be known as :-)

It would definitely appear that a very specialist list like this is going to be very situational, and therefore a lot of people probably wont like it, but I just really liked the sound of it and wanted to give it a try as I think it will probably quite good fun to play. I dont intend on using the exact same list as Vect but I definitely want to go for something similar so I really needed to acquire lots more lictors (Deathleaper on his own just wasnt going to work) and I will also need a couple more Mawlocs very soon as well, but that is going to have to wait until after pay day.

At £15.50 per model for the lictors, and given that I wanted eight of them, I soon turned to ebay to try and pick up a few bargains. However, I failed completely at this as they seemed to all be selling for very close to full price. As a result of this, I turned to a source I had never used before (and dont really want to name on here) and placed an order for the following models....

Overall I am thrilled to bits with how these turned out and, as much as I will continue to purchase from GW, I will definitely be ordering some more models from this supplier very soon. The supplier in question doesnt have any Mawlocs so those will definitely be coming from GW but I do like the look of a Dimachaeron and a Barbed Heirodule so will hopefully be adding those soon.

Just in case anyone is curious, here is a clue as to where I purchased these from...