Managed to get a 1750 game in with Daniel of Battle Bunker yesterday. He is one of the staff at Battle Bunker and I have seen him playing a number of games with other patrons so I thought it would be good to get in a game with the friendly guy.
He brought an odd mix of Space Marines and Imperial Guard. Here is a gist of his list:
- Leman Russ Battle Tank
- 2 Vanquishers
- 1 large squad of Guardsmen - circa 30 men
- 2 Primaris Psykers - one being his Warlord and the other a secondary psyker
- 1 Vendetta
- 1 Stormraven
- 2 units of Space Marines - 10 men each with meltagun, missile launcher and Captain
My list remains quite unchanged since my last game:
Tyrant with Wings, 2x Brain Leech Devourers, Old Adversary +2 Pyshic Powers (Warlord)
Tyrant with Wings, 2x Brain Leech Devourers, +2 Pyshic Powers
Doom of Malantai in Mycetic Spore
Hive Guard x3
Hive Guard x3
I still needed lots of practice with this list so thought I would just use them till I found a crack then try to fix/tweak it.
Mission: Big Guns Never Tire
Deployment: Lengthwise (I can't remember the name - doh!)
Tyranids: Warlord can capture objectives
Imperials: Night Fight if they want it - which Dan chose not to have
Warlord: Endurance and Leech
Rolled 1 extra objective for a total of 3. I got the first choice so plopped down 2 with Dan going first to select table halves. First turn to Dan. I put 2 of my Gant units in Reserves together with my Doom of Malantai.
|Long deployment. 3 Objectives, 1 in my half, 1 in Dan's half, 1 in the middle of the forest|
|Heavy right hook. Tervi hidden in the building|
|Trygon took a wound in Dan's first turn of shooting, I lose 2 Hive Guard from the building up north|
|Dan's turn 2: took out my Hive Tyrant when the Vendetta came in. He poured everything into the poor Tyrant|
|A unit of Space Marines came in at the same time|
|More drama action shots|
|Nids turn 3 saw the Doom of Malantai coming in and sucking souls off from a number of units. Slurp!|
|Surged my army forwards to try to engage the IG to keep the guns from hitting me. Dan fled after 1 round of shooting - voluntary fallback. Smart tactical move denying me any chance of hiding within close combat.|
|The Trygon wastes no time in getting into combat with the Vanquisher|
|After destroying the Vendetta, the Hive Tyrant was engaged by the unit of 10 who was in Reserves|
|Turn 4 of Dan's turn saw the Stormraven coming in and ripping my Trygon a new one|
|I had to send my Tervigon on the left of this pic back to bring the Gants into line. Casted Feel No Pain on both Tervigons and advanced on the objectives.|
|Managed to kill off but one!|
|The combat comtinues. He had 10 wounds now. Mmmmm|
|Turn 5: The newly arrived Terminators dropped and engaged the Doom taking it out. They also managed to kill off this Tervigon and in the process taking out another brood of Gants|
|End game at Turn 5 - we called it here|
I managed to destroy the Stormraven with the Hive Guard combined firepower.
Tyranids: Objective 3, Heavy 1x4, Line Breaker 1, Slay the Warlord 1 = 9
Imperials: Objective 3, Heavy 1, Slay the Warlord 1, First Blood 1 = 6
Great game with a relaxed player. Was my list too hard? I don't know, I still believe this is the only list that gives me a chance of winning - also maybe because I am familiar with it. It is also my focus for painting as I slowly complete the units bringing me to 1750.
I hope you enjoyed it and certainly do welcome the "Follow" as it keeps me doing it!