|This is a much worse picture than I thought.|
I read a Strakhov/pButcher battle report yesterday that made me extra eager to run a pButcher theme list. Somehow I glazed over the t4 effect (AD on melee jacks), but seeing it in action in this report made me realize just how potent that benefit is. Khador jacks are slow slow slow (even if there are plenty of tricks to speed them up some), so having them an extra 6" forward is quite a boon. With that bonus, the general turn 1 fun run puts them on the center line, aka all up in your opponent's grill. With +2 SPD for Men-o-War on the first turn, the army can get up the field with a quickness. I like the list from the report, though the min MoW units do trouble me a bit. Not much you can do about it at 35 points though. I could run a version of it, with a Widowmaker Marksman instead of Yuri and Bombardiers instead of Demo Corp, if I had another Manhunter. This doesn't mean I don't lust after Yuri and another Manhunter though, and a unit of Demo Corp would round out my MoW collection nicely. I think this is the list I'd aim for to have fully painted if I had all the pieces. Perhaps I'll remedy that situation later this month if the Warstore does a nice Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. If I can somehow crank out some combination of the rest of the WGI (with Joe), a MoW unit, the Widowmakers, and a jack or two then I might not feel so bad about adding more to the pile.