I've been trying to get everyone's favorite mad scientist in an effective all comers list for a while now, and I think I've finally come close.
Army Name: pNemo 35 points Mk.I
35+6 points, 25 models
Commander Adept Nemo* +6 points
* Lancer* 6 points
* Stormclad* 10 points
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, The Seeker* 2 points
Archduke Alain Runewood* 3 points
Captain Arlan Strangewayes* 2 points
Lanyssa Ryssyl* 2 points
Stormblades* 5 points
* Stormblade Officer & Standard* 3 points
* 2 Stormblade Storm Gunners* 2 points
6 Sword Knights* 4 points
* Sword Knight Officer & Standard* 2 points
The plan is for Nemo to cast Electrify on the Lancer, Disruption Field on the Stormclad and Deflection once the enemy is in range. With models in the list with Magic Ability I should be able to make up most of those points with little effort. Sylyss will cover 1 upkeep and Nemo can cover the other points from arcane bonus points.
The Lancer will make life miserable for any jack that charges him by burning a Cortex box, blowing it back d3" and causing a POW14. Beasties don't care about the Cortex, but a POW14 to the kisser and getting blasted backwards might cause some second thoughts. And having Nemo boosted by Arcane Secrets gives me 7+3d6(drop lowest) to hit and 10+3d6(drop lowest) damage from Chain Lightning at up to 24". Also known as "Shame your DEF10 thingy is standing near your DEF84 :Stealth: unit."
The Stormclad will be its ever loving self. But with +2 STR and Disruption added to the Electro-leap sword he'll be even better at the murder and mayhem end of things. And heaven help anything that I can catch on turns with Hunter's Mark and Nemo's full 5 Focus. A 14" threat range with up to 6 P&S21 sword attacks should gut anything short of a Colossal with ease.
Both infantry units are damned good at taking on tough targets and will be effectively immune to blasts and most (some?) damaging magic thanks to Deflection. As usual anything with Anatomical Precision will be a pain in the tail. But a few lightning bolts should keep them away with a little luck.
So? Tear me apart. Am I'm way off base or is this a solid all comers list even with the squishiest caster Cygnar has to offer? Would a different Nemo version synergize more effectively with this army? Any and all is appreciated.