I was discussing 40K with Vidar (member of our team) who recently returned from New Orelans. He was playing there in a local group and said he encountered a combo that was pretty nasty.
I always like hearing about how 40K is played in communities outside of what I am familiar with. Vidar recently played in New Orleans and was telling us about a combination of units he encountered that he described as devastating. What do you all think?
The combo consists of 3 units of Grey Knight Purgators, each with a Tech Marine with a Conversion Beamer. The Purgators confer their ability to fire on a target they can’t see on the Techmarine, which means the conversion beamers can fire at max strength (str 10) pretty much anywhere on the board. That is pretty damn brutal. Not to mention the considerable firepower of the Purgators, themselves.
One of the units is in a Bastion with Coteaz who goes for the Divination power that lets him reroll his armor saves, so that any damage conferred onto the unit, he tanks, making them really resilient. Coteaz also confers his “I’ve Been Expecting You,” special rule on the Purgators which helps to fight back against reserves.
This provides a very solid base of fire. You toss in some cheap acolytes in Razorbacks as troops and for additional firepower, a counter attack unit or two, and you have yourself a solid army.
Is it an uber combo? I don’t know. I think it is a very solid combination of units and abilities, but there are some match-ups that will really stink, such as a horde army. But, against your typical MEQ opponent, I think it could be really dependable.
What do you all think? a worthwhile combo or no? At the least, I think it is quite creative and it is nice to see something beyond the typical Psyfilmen spam (although that is damn good).