I thought I would talk about my favourite Thousand Sons unit this week. I'm not sure why, but the Khenetai Blade Occult has really captured my imagination and are now a staple in my army.
I've used them in quite a few games and they have either proved nigh on unstoppable, or been blown to smithereens before making a contribution.
For those who are not familiar, they are an absolute blender in terms of the amount of attacks they can put out. Especially if you run a full squad with the Mindsong of Blades rule. In essence, this means your basic Blade is looking at five WS6 attacks on the charge at initiative with force. This becomes even more fun if you roll on Biomancy, potentially giving you an extra three attacks each or upping your strength by three.
My army is predominantly based around a Zone Mortalis force, so I don't have any transports which somewhat hinders their performance on a conventional battlefield. I probably should get around to adding some transports!
The models themselves were quick and easy to build. You can definitely tell it's one of the newer kits with minimal amounts of flash. Even more impressively, all of the swords were perfect and required none of the rigmarole of heating and cooling to get them the right shape.
I recently attended my first Throne of Skulls with Ikthelion and was presently surprised to be nominated for the Best Army award. I was over the moon with this result as I had never entered any of the painting competitions before. Even more surprising was that my Khenetai Blade Occult squad managed to win the Company of Legend award. Clearly some warp fuelled trickery occurred as some of the other entrants were truly amazing.
Has anyone else had any success running Khenetai Blade Occult? I saw quite a few other XV legion lists at the Throne of Skulls, but didn't see any other Khenetai.