|Chopping up dem plebs.|
After deliberation, I've decided to change up my pMakeda list slightly. I took out the Krea and included Aptimus Marketh with her. Sure, I get less protection from shooting, but I get some major benefits from including Marketh.
The first benefit is the ability to recover from Purification being spammed on my army. With Savagery and Defender's Ward both being upkeep spells, having Makeda casting them constantly is a bad for my Fury economy. Instead, Marketh can pick up the additional spellcasting because Spell Slave allows him to cast it for free.
The second reason to include Marketh with pMakeda is the ability to cycle through spells. You can cycle a super powerful spell like Savagery across multiple units by spacing out the activation. Makeda can upkeep or cast Savagery on a unit of Cetrati, allowing them to advance 10" under Shield Wall. She can use her activation to throw up Carnage, making everyone super accurate in combat. Once they activate, Marketh can cast Savagery on another unit like Tiberion and having him walk 9" to punch someone in the face, or 11" if you want to play with the Nihilators.
Lastly, the third reason is for additional Fury-efficiency. Since I have enough infantry models in my army that will die and give away souls, having Marketh spend souls to upkeep spells is a great way to keep Makeda healthy. She doesn't need to camp everything of course, but it's straight up good fury management.
Oh, and I guess I also get a tortured baby elephant to go along side Marketh. That's always cool. New list looks like this:
Archdomina Makeda (*5pts)
* Bronzeback Titan (10pts)
* Tiberion (11pts)
* Titan Gladiator (8pts)
* Aptimus Marketh (3pts)
Cataphract Cetrati (Leader and 5 Grunts) (11pts)
Nihilators (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
Paingiver Beast Handlers (Leader and 3 Grunts) (2pts)
Overall, this list seems much better than the previous.