Thinking about theme lists for Warmachine is always fun. Even funner when they’re not for the faction you play!!

Going for a theme list can be a nice way to get into a faction. There are crazy exceptions and there’s one in this post to be sure, but yeah. I have some loose models here and there from Cryx and Menoth. For Cryx I decided to make an honest jump into them as my second faction. They will get prime treatment, but always after Khador in all respects. I got me a starter set, some random jacks and a couple of units.

Recently I found online a nice 35pts theme list for Deneghra, the cast from the starter box and the one I’m going to focus on (heh…). Unlike with Khador whom I love all the way, I want to specialize in a single caster for Cryx for as long as I can. So with that, here’s the list (stolen from the interwebz, leave a comment if it’s your creation for proper credit)

Deneghra (+5)
-Nightwretch (4)
-Nightwretch (4)
-Deathripper (4)
-Deathripper (4)
-Deathripper/Ripjaw (free at tier 3)
-Seether (9)
-Skarlock(2)
Min Bile Thralls (5)
Pistol Wraith (3)
Pistol Wraith (3)
Warwitch Siren (2)

From those models I’m only missing the Pistol Wraiths, the Siren, and the Skarlock. Yep, I’ve got all the damn bonejacks and the Seether. So on this list, on Wednesday’s update I’ll show you the starter set built and ready for paint (with an extra Defiler that won’t make it to this list).

On the other end of sanity there’s the Menoth theme list. It includes an insane amount of models, the new warcaster from Wrath and even a model that isn’t out yet. Thyra is probably my favorite character from Wrath (yeah, I know, from the army I like the least) but it just happens I have a few of their models too. I have a starter, a few heavy jacks laying here and there and somehow I got a bucket of Daughters of the Flame to use in other games. Her theme list includes, amongst the unreleased solo (Nicia, my SECOND favorite character from Wrath… damn) and the new character warjack, the list embraces a fuckload of Daughters. So here, straight from the PP Forums, Tier 4 Black Widows.

Thyra (+6)
-Dervish (4)
-Blood of Martyrs (9)
Min Daughters of the flame (5)
Min Daughters of the flame (5)
Min Daughters of the flame (5)
Min Daughters of the flame (5)
Min Daughters of the flame (5)
Nicia (3)

Yes, that’s 30 Daughters. Now I can make a few changes on that to make use of some of the stuff I’ve got. I only own about 3 units of Daughters from that list.

I could take off a unit of Daughters, and switch the Dervish for a Redeemer and Max Choir. Or simply switch the Dervish for a Repenter (both the switch jacks are on the starter). This last path seems the more sane for starters, but who would want to collect Menoth without a Choir unit? Except, I don’t plan on collecting this faction… right?

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