Last time I spoke about my tactical squads. I figured this time I would talk about my favorite unit in my Death Guard army to date – a talon of two Leviathans.
They have become somewhat of a crutch and always outperform everything else in my army. In true Death Guard fashion they always footslog up the board eschewing other means of deployment. I was slightly skeptical about this tactic at first, as I know the meta is to go with Dreadnought Drop Pods. I’ve never had a Leviathan blown up in the first time and they have always made their points back easily. I’ve only ever had them nuked within a turn twice, both of which was due to the untimely appearance of a Lightning loaded to the gunnels with Kraken missile penetrators!
I was originally going to go with two ranged weapons on each, but Ikthelion and Darien managed to persuade me against this.
My first is armed with a storm cannon, siege drill, phosphex and volkites.
I think my favorite weapon is probably the grav-flux bombard. It absolutely eats Justaerin and Siege Tyrants, both of which I normally struggle to take out when facing my regular opponents. I think if I were to build a third I would probably swap out the heavy flamers on the second build for volkites.
I built both of them at the same time and found them a fun and relatively easy kit to build compared to some of the older Forgeworld models. I painted mine in a slightly unsual style, in so much that I prepared each component, before drilling a hole into it and mounting it on a paperclip. This allowed me to rapidly spray all the components and paint them without worrying about messing up the white. I then assembled them, and weathered them once built.