I have no intention of winning any tourneys but I got to thinking and wanted to try a pud-theme army just for fun.
...but I'm not quite sure I understand them correctly. So, please correct me on my understanding of the following points:
1. One Pud swarm can be purchased per 1000 points at 100 points a pop but individual Puds cannot. When Pods are released I can buy an additional swarm per Pod in my force.
2. individual Puds can only be brought into play with a unit with the Pud Control ability. Currently only the Pod (unreleased) and Pud Throwers have this ability.
3. Pud throwers (and Pods) each have 3 "hibernating" Puds. Puds don't activate as a normal unit does. Instead, the controller model can spend an AP to activate one of their 3 or any friendly Pud within 4".
4. Per the "Pud Powers" ability non-hibernating Puds get a free activation after lingering effects.
If I am understanding the main points above then I intend on purchasing 3 packs of Puds, and 1 of Pud Throwers. 1 pack of Puds will be modeled on a 50mm base for a swarm and the others will be on their individual 30mm bases.
1 swarm for 100 points
2 throwers for 170
What would balance out a 500 point list? Where is the obvious weakness? I'm not a brood player at all (yet) so I welcome all points of view.
Where should I go from here to 750 points? Let's pretend the Pods are out and I take one in my army and another swarm. That puts us at 445. Remember, the whole points is to fit as many fun-loving Puds on the table while still having a viable army.