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Looking for the Rest of the II Legion

Hi all!
I’m building up a Thousand Sons force and prepping for my first small games this next month. So far I have a squad of Sekhmet, Kenetai and a few tactical squads in addition to Magnus. Does anyone have suggestions on how to best set up the primarch’s psychic powers and work in cohesion with the infantry?

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Newcastle

Personally i think magnus does best rolling on biomancy. sekhmet choose on telekinesis and khenetai would go well with divination.
The best troops choices for thousand sons in my opinion are sekhmet using either pride or guard of the crimson king, veterans using pride and if you want basic troops breachers do well, especially with the +1 to invun for raptora.
However those are simply the units i like and normal tacs and support squads are also great especially with the reroll 1s if you dont move for corvidae.
   
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Okay thank you for the advice! I had heard that Big Red does well on Biomancy and Pyromancy. The khenetai should be fun and I’ll probably add some veterans as well.

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Just find a NOVA power that kills everything at range. THen +2 it so it becomes "D". Or did they FIX the way that works with the new rules set or leave it broken?
   
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D novas aren't legal or sporting. And never have been.

Magnus is pretty powerful however you run him . The trick is toning it down so people play you twice.


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Very good point on sporting behavior. This is mostly for an apocalypse scale match later this month with a bunch of old friends so I’m not too worried, but for future reference I’ll have some restraint.

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D Novas very much are legal, just not very fair.

My personal preference is Santic Demonology for Magnus.

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I thought that they were legal, but I’m hesitant to be ‘that guy’.

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Nah. Not legal. Bold is normal witchfires only. Unless smite can be a nova too. But who really cares when they are so absurdly unfair anyway.

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Fair enough. Might stick to Biomancy then?

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Not sure what’s meant by Bo2ls.
But Magnus upgrades any Witchfire powers with mind wrath nova, beam and focussed witchfire are just sub types.
The problem with Magnus is he’s far to good for his cost.
I played a apoc game with some friends my WE and Friends TS against Ultras and IH all primarchs were present. We had plenty of knights and super heavy tanks. Magnus walked through everything I think Ferrus held him up for a couple of turns apart from that he destroyed anything in his path. He must have took out about 2500 pts of our opponents armies.
Angron was well impressed and could only have dreamt of creating that much carnage. I don’t remember Magnus taking a wound. TS aren’t bad to play against until Magnus and the Sekhmet are added then forget about it even the Custodes don’t stand a chance against those units together.
We played 10000 pts per side.

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Damn phone. Bold is normal witch fires only. Confirmed in 7th ed faq for firing out of transports.

But by all means play it the other way. Sounds.. fun?

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When you say 7th faq do you mean a faq to the HH Age of darkness rule book or the old 7th edition rule book.
My mate like most runs biomancy so not had to worry about a pyromancy Magnus yet.
I’d rather you be right than me but just want to be able to point the rule out if asked.

 
   
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Faq for 7th ed rulebook.

I will keep asking FW for a book 7 faq cos boy it needs one.

Biomancy is brutal too. Trying to wean myself off it.

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Definitely agree on faq for Inferno. I started a Talons army last year and find myself wincing and apologising whenever I use the army.
I’m pretty sure at HH and Necromunda weekend they said a faq for Inferno was on the way but that could mean a week or a year away with FW you just never know.
They did a good job balancing the Mechanicum a couple of years ago so should be able to do it.

 
   
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Damn. Hope I don’t ruin too many friendships once I get Magnus painted and on the table.

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Lol my mate just rolls his eyes when we moan about Sekhmet and Magnus these days. Have a few games you can always tone him down with different psychic disciplines if you and your gaming buddies find him overpowered.

 
   
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To be honest if you find that biomancy magnus is doing too much with the 2 D witchfires just dont use both every turn lol
If you are using biomancy to keep him and his unit alive while also making him a combat beast go for it.
   
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Thanks for the input guys, I really appreciate it!

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