Dissecting my Thyra Hardcore List


This is my 50 point Thyra Hardcore list which I qualified with at the 2012 Hardcore Series heat. Even though I did qualify with this list I think it could be tweaked and made a little better.

Thyra, Flame of Sorrow (*6pts)
Reckoner (8pts)
Hierophant (2pts)
Avatar of Menoth (11pts)
Choir of Menoth (Leader and 3 Grunts) (2pts)
Exemplar Bastions (Leader and 4 Grunts) (8pts)
Visgoth Juviah Rhoven & 2 Honor Guard (4pts)
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution (3pts)
High Paladin Dartan Vilmon (3pts)
Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan (2pts)
Paladin of the Order of the Wall (2pts)
Paladin of the Order of the Wall (2pts)
Saxon Orrik (2pts)
The Covenant of Menoth (2pts)
The Wrack (3 wracks) (1pts)
Vassal of Menoth (2pts)
Vassal of Menoth (2pts)

So before I start swapping in and out miniature, these are the miniatures which I deem as a must have for Thyra at Hardcore.

Reckoner (8pts)
Hierophant (2pts)
Avatar of Menoth (11pts)
Choir of Menoth (Leader and 3 Grunts) (2pts)
Exemplar Bastions (Leader and 4 Grunts) (8pts)
Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan (2pts)
Saxon Orrik (2pts)
The Covenant of Menoth (2pts)
The Wrack (3 wracks) (1pts)
Vassal of Menoth (2pts)
Vassal of Menoth (2pts)

Here is my reasoning on each of the miniatures. The Reckoner with Assault giving a 20″ threat range. The Hierophant, Avatar of Menoth and The Wrack help Thyra manage her low focus. The Choir of Menoth enough said. Madelyn Corbeau for the extra 3″ charge threat on Thyra. Saxon Orrik giving Thyra Pathfinder. The Covenant of Menoth to keep Thyra on her feet, or continuous fire on a charge. Both Vassals of Menoth to Enliven both the Reckoner and Avatar of Menoth, or an Ancillary Attack on the Reckoner.

The Exemplar Bastions I still have in question, they are a very good unit to hold up my opponent, yet they lack in speed. Still considering the Exemplar Vengers, but for the moment the Bastions are included.

This leave these miniatures which are up for replacing with another Reckoner, possibly Nicia, Tear of Vengeance and may be the Exemplar Vengers.

Visgoth Juviah Rhoven & 2 Honor Guard (4pts)
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution (3pts)
High Paladin Dartan Vilmon (3pts)
Paladin of the Order of the Wall (2pts)
Paladin of the Order of the Wall (2pts)

Therefore by adding another Reckoner I remove Visgoth Juviah Rhoven & 2 Honor Guard and both Paladin of the Order of the Wall (2pts). So this leave only Eiryss, Angel of Retribution. High Paladin Dartan Vilmon and possibly the Exemplar Bastions in question. However High Paladin Dartan Vilmon can help keep Madelyn Corbeau alive with the use of Sucker and he has reach, with I like.

So it’s possibly going to be swapping Eiryss, Angel of Retribution with Nicia, Tear of Vengeance. Both are 3 points so a straight swap. If the Exemplar Bastions are swapped out for the Exemplar Vengers, then I have a point spare for a Vassal Mechanik. However with out the Exemplar Bastions then Thyra could be exposed early on in the game with the Exemplar Vengers being a lot more killable than the Exemplar Bastions. So here is what the list possibly looks like

Thyra, Flame of Sorrow (*6pts)
Reckoner (8pts)
Reckoner (8pts)
Hierophant (2pts)
Avatar of Menoth (11pts)
Choir of Menoth (Leader and 3 Grunts) (2pts)
Exemplar Bastions (Leader and 4 Grunts) (8pts)
or
Exemplar Vengers (Leader and 2 Grunts) (7pts) and a Vassal Mechanik (1pts)
Eiryss, Angel of Retribution (3pts)
or
Nicia, Tear of Vengeance (3pts)
High Paladin Dartan Vilmon (3pts)
Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan (2pts)
Saxon Orrik (2pts)
The Covenant of Menoth (2pts)
The Wrack (3 wracks) (1pts)
Vassal of Menoth (2pts)
Vassal of Menoth (2pts)

The final is not until December, so plenty of time to play test the list and paint the new miniatures. I may take the list to another qualifier to test it, as Tyler will probably also want to attempt and qualify also.

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