LIST ANALYSIS

List Analysis: Terry La Baff’s Khorne Daemonkin 1850pts


In the second Khorne Daemonkin list featured on the Channel, I go about optimising the list while talking about the many formations the Codex has to offer and giving an insight into what may be coming with my own Khorne Daemonkin soon.

  • Warhead Wargaming

    I always really benefit from your list analysis videos and would like to start a conversation on here with you and other subscribers. I hope this isn’t bad form, you can delete this if it is no problem. Do you find the tradeoff for the possessed tax of 150 pts worth it? The Blood Frenzy special rule is awesome but I am always torn in all the KDK lists I build whether or not to include the possessed to gain the benefits. For instance, below i have a two versions of my KDK i am on the verge of completing. The lists are extremely similar however, i think the Blood Host Detachment is simply taxed by the possessed elephant in the room. Which do you think is more dangerous? …or should i just spam 8 mauler fiends in a blood host!

    Blood Host Detachment 1848pts Total
    SlaughterCult
    Bloodthirster of Unfettered Fury 250pts
    8 Bloodletters (Bloodreaper) 85pts
    8 Bloodletters (Bloodreaper) 85pts
    5 Possessed (Rhino) 185pts
    Gorepack
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    5 Fleshhounds 80pts
    Gorepack
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    5 Fleshhounds 80pts
    Lord of Slaughter
    Bloodthirster of Insensate Rage 275pts

    or

    CAD + Gorepack x2 -1848 pts Total
    Bloodthirster of Insensate Rage 275pts
    Bloodthirster of Insensate Rage 275pts
    8 Bloodletters (Bloodreaper) 85pts
    8 Bloodletters (Bloodreaper) 85pts
    Gorepack
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    5 Fleshhounds 80pts
    5 Fleshhounds 80pts
    Gorepack
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    3 Chaos Bikers (Meltagun x2 + Meltabombs) 101pts
    5 Fleshhounds 80pts
    5 Fleshhounds 80pts

    • KDK are tricky in this respect and you are actually having the same quandary that I am having with my own Khorne (that you will see on the channel soon).

      At the moment, my personal preference is a CAD + Formation. I really dislike the possessed tax as they are actually pretty expensive, even at minimum build.

      Your Gorepack list is actually very good, packing a surprising amount of anti tank firepower (something KDK usually struggle with).

      • Warhead Wargaming

        I completely agree on the CAD + Formation. The possessed have no synergy with the rest of the army too add to their list of baggage. Thank you for the look at the Gorepack list, my vision was to have an answer for Infantry and Mechanized lists and of course my weakness is going to be air, but those flyers have to hover at some point! I just will need to find the right ratio of Dogs to Bikers. REALLY REALLY looking forward to when your KDK starts taking skulls.