Daemons and Icons, How many?

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Daemons and Icons, How many?

Postby Lord Krungharr » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:03 pm

At 25 points each, Icons aren't cheap, but having everything scatter to the wind can be quite frustrating. Are Icon points better spent on unit upgrades? For the price of two Icons, one can outfit a Bloodcrusher squad to be very wound-allocated, for example.

I've got a couple 1500pt. lists with 4 Icons, which could be overkill, but I'm thinking that for summoning Flamers or Soul Grinders in strategic positions may pay off.

Any opinions?
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Postby seahawk » Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:37 pm

I think 4 is a bit much, or it's at least worth extra upgrades elsewhere.

My rule of thumb is one per half. That way you always have one.
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Postby Generalissimo_Fred » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:43 pm

I wouldn't go with 4 icons unless this was an Ard Boyz event and you had 2500pts. At 1500pts you can have 1-2 icons and be safe.
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Postby Turtle » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:08 pm

i run 4 icons in my army and i would never go less than 4. I do quite well with the army also
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Postby Redbeard » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:12 pm

I'm with Fred, two is enough, unless you're getting something extra out of them (think wound allocation w/ crushers).

Plenty of daemon players have done just fine with no icons even.
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Postby Depayen » Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:23 am

I also play daemons and I run with only two Icon.
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Postby CmdrVimes » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:54 am

My son usuall uses between 2 and 4 but I think he would get away with just the two in his first wave since they are in plaque bearers of 15-20 and are difficult to get rid of.
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