It may not seem like this, but there are actually ways to math Captain Acheran decks in Warhammer Combat Cards. Since he has decent ranged and melee stats with a tendency to melee, and is guaranteed to take on the enemy Warchief over multiple turns, there are two distinct ways to build a deck around him. .
The first is the range of support. Take Scout Melee, Outflankers, and Inspiring Presence cards, and use them to give Acheran as much oomph as possible in the final rounds of the match. Cards like Ancient Remus and Jetek Suberei are useful for this strategy.
The second way to build the Acheran deck in Warhammer Combat Cards is by adding psykers to your deck. By using psychic attacks throughout the game, you save more of your melee and ranged damage buffs for the end, when Acheran can use them to deal heavy hits on the enemy Warchief.
Below is an example of a deck that uses both principles, focusing more on the psychic setup archetype. The main cards are Epistolary Galen, Sanguinary Priest Dalecio, and Brother Pythol. On paper, Apothecary Aralan is a good substitute for Dalecio as he’s a psyker and can attack alongside Galen, but I find the deck to work best with Dalecio as the most consistent ranged debuff you can get. . It goes without saying that you don’t want to have all three healers in the same deck.
This deck slowly crushes the enemy army while also putting up a powerful hit or two to win the match. The basic idea is to get as many turns as possible by clapping things with Galen’s psychic attack and burning them with his psionic explosion. By doing this, you save ranged and melee power, preparing Acheran to deliver the final punch on the enemy Warchief.
So what does each card do in this deck? Galen deploys early and starts doing things Galen, while Dalecio, Pythol and Brother Gjorn keep him safe with debuffs and health bonuses Elder Basidas should hit the table alongside Galen; If not, you can save him for last to act as a damage multiplier on Acheran’s attacks. Jetek Suberei and Cogfang helps stack extra melee damage and can be deployed at any time Skarin is useless, and is just in the deck, so Cogfang has a friend to play with.
Hope this deck has given you some ideas for new ways to play Acheran and deckbuilding in general – stick around for more. Warhammer Combat Cards content!