Path Of Conquest W’adrhun Milestone 2 and 3

Well it’s been an absolutely crazy few months but that path keeps going and the W’adrhun keep on getting painted. I walked into this excited for the W’adrhun and all they were bringing to the game and the feeling definitely hasn’t faded over time. I am just as excited for this army as I was at the beginning of the year and I cannot wait to get my hands on more of their amazing sculpts.

Last Milestone saw us end off with a fairly sizable first blood army, we are now looking to branch out and move to a mid sized The Last Argument of Kings list. We will be finishing that unit of Braves this month and bringing them to 12 models strong, we will be adding 2 stands to the Blooded giving us 20 models of blooded, and finally we will be adding Hunters and a Predator for some early pressure and ranged firepower. This will set the framework for our second warband and get us ready for the glorious Raptor Riders we will be adding next month.

The Predator we are adding this month is a very solid character with plenty of fantastic and tricky options he can take. We will be using him as our Warlord and his Supremacy is a thing to behold, rerolling charges for the turn and a litany of other bonuses based on the weight class of a regiment is just too good to pass up. With our Predator we bring out our trusty Hunters, Fast and deadly with the drawback of being fairly short ranged are their claim to fame. Hunters pack the coveted Deadly Shot, along with ap1 to help crack armor are solid stats. One could be confused looking at their 14 inch range and think they need to be right up on your opponent to effectively shoot but their Strong Arm rule solves that issue by letting them get unobscured shots at max range.

Milestone 3, while a little smaller, adds several of my personal favorite units from this army, The Raptor Riders. These guys are beasts and exemplify exactly what you want to be doing with the W’adrhun, hit hard and hit fast. Raptor Riders have a laundry list of special rules and each one is huge, Flurry, Deadly Shot, Fluid Formation, and a Barrage too is just icing on the cake. Their stat line is nothing to sneeze at either, March 8, and 5 Attacks each make these things deadly harassers and give them the ability to hit well above their light weight class. Raptor Riders are critical early game units for W’adrhun, giving us the ability to threaten large sections of the board early and allowing our mediums to come onto the board aggressively and in a great position.

As of the end of month three we are really starting to flesh out our W’adrhun and you should be starting to get a feeling of how this army plays. W’adrhun plays aggressively but they are not your normal Point and Click Aggressive army, you need to pick your fights and pick them right. Our battle cries give us the ability to punch way above our weight class and turn most fights in our favor but they require planning and require target prioritization. The best advice I can give to newer W’adrhun players is to set up your chant tokens while you make your command stack. This will allow you to see where you will hit your battle cries during your turn and possibly help plan them just a little more easily.

With milestones 2 and 3 come and gone we are nearly half way done with this Path of Conquest, The army is over half way completed and we are beginning to understand how to army ticks. Milestones 4 and 5 seek to fill out the army with more staples and also add the powerhouses of Warbred to our disposal. With all that being said, keep on painting, keep on playing games, and keep up the great work with all the great pictures you guys have been posting all over the place.

Judgewyrm’s Path of Conquest W’adrhŭn

Over the past several months I have made no secret of my love for the new W’adrhŭn faction entering the game. I was lucky enough to run the army through its paces in playtesting and have a very good feel for it now. My excitement for the army has only increased with every sculpt and piece of support we have received for the W’adrhŭn. All of this taken into account, I don’t think it comes as a surprise to anyone that I decided to take on yet another path of conquest for this fantastic army. Over the next 5 months I will be grabbing any and all W’adrhŭn kits I can to make one hell of a stunning 2000 point army. I will break down the whys and hows as we expand the army from a humble 400 point First blood list all the way to the end game of a full The Last Argument of Kings army.

There is some very good news and some less than good news when it comes to the initial release of the W’adrhŭn. The less then good news is that we have a fairly limited roster consisting of 6 regiment choices and 3 characters, However the good news is that each and every regiment we have can pull its weight. Receiving 6 regiments off the bat that can all pull their weight is just fantastic and will really lead to some nice balanced lists.

For month one and my first blood army I will be ending some something that looks like this,
=== First Blood ===

The W’adrhŭn – 397/400
400 path of conquest

Scion of Conquest [195]: Select as Warlord, Aberration, Crescendo, Mantle of the Devoted, Famine

  • Blooded (12) [132]: Standard Bearer
  • Braves (7) [70]

Blooded are absolutely amazing in the army, backed up by an aberration and mantle of the devoted to make them fanatic and they are primed to be a major powerhouse on the board. The Scion of Conquest is a jack of all trades character and fantastic at pretty much everything, his spell is impactful, he can smash faces in melee at cleave 2 and he even has a few points of evasion to save himself in a pinch, overall a fantastic character. Finally we have some braves to round out this list, these guys are more defensively built then the Blooded but still have some bite. The Braves will really shine down the line when we get a little more support for them.

An easy first month to start off a new Path and I am just so excited to get this underway. Make sure to keep an eye on social media for all our other players following along with the Path of Conquest and watch out for more events and challenges as we move along.