Thursday, July 22, 2010

40K List Building... Chunking

In what little free time I have had lately, I've been working on "chunking" each of the armies that are lying around the man cave. By "chunking" I mean creating 500 point sections of army lists that can be combined to play 500, 1000, or 1500 point games. The goal is to have each army ready to go at each point total at a moment's notice so that we can save time on game night... fitting in more games and/or getting to bed at a decent hour = WIN. Sure, I could just create a 500 point list, a 1000 point list, and a 1500 point list for each army, but chunking lets me do the following:
  • Get used to the same list at different point levels... the better you know your army, the better your tactics.
  • Organize the army into the three chunks on the shelf and just grab them as I need them... no searching for figures.
  • Print three-page stat sheets for each army, each for a specific chunk, and pick up only the stats I need.
This little project has turned out to be more difficult than I thought, especially since all of the models we have are already assembled and nothing is magnetized. Making multiple chunks of exactly 500 points is sometimes impossible, but I'm trying to get as close as I can. I do recognize that these lists will be slightly less optimized because of the neat 500 point breaking points. I'm okay with this. Over the next week or two, I'll be posting the "chunks" for each army... eldar, orks, tau, space marines, and blood angels. Everybody loves army lists, right?


Feel free to make comments about how I can improve my chunks.

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