I finally finished my favorite combat patrol HQ. This guy is often overlooked in games cause frankly he doesnt bring much utility to the army unlike many of our other HQ units. However what the Primaris Psyker lacks in utility he makes up for in brute strength!
The primaris psyker while being a standard human statswise have some dark talents. He have two powers. The main power and the main reason why you might include him in your army is of the power: Lightning arc. The Primaris if successful will shoot out 2 D6 strength 6 hits up to 24 inces!! so anywhere between 2 and 12 strength 6 hits pr turn. This guy can put some serious hurt on units with weak saves(Ork boys for instance) or simply force alot of saves on units like Terminators or open transports.
A funny example is last game i used him i attached him to the blob unit and moved forward toward my enemy playing Codex Spacemarine. Telion snipes my commisar in first turn(arrrg i just finish painting him!!) and in my turn i use lightning arc back on Telion and his scout squad and manages to force so many saves that 2 scouts + Telion dies!! Mwhaha revenge!
His other power is Nightshroud and to be honest i only use this when i am out of range forLightning arc. If successful he will shroud him or the unit he is in and any units that wants to shoot on the unit have to make a LD test or shoot on another target.
Another little extra bonus is that he wields a Forceweapon which means that he have the ability to instant kill a model. However this should only be tried if you have no other choice as he is only strength 3 and will always have a hard time wounding a target with multiple wounds since they often have thougness 4 or more with only 2 attacks. Also keep in mind that he only have a 5++ save or 5+ save and with two wounds you dont want to risk him getting instant killed or simply get enought wounds on hi mthat he will end up dead.
In combat patrol where i mainly use him, this power is rediculous strong! However even in big normal games he have his uses. I add him from time to time for the fun factor cause it fun to see your opponents face when you roll 10 strength 6 shots from one model.
I hope this post will maybe tempt you to bring out the Primaris psyker out for a game or two or if you already tried him out maybe you have some funny stories how the Primaris psyker made you giggle.
Best wishes Ras