Hey guys so just wanted to share a few odds and ends with you. Some brief recaps but interesting nonetheless. These are some highlights from my first 2 games with my Drukhari outside of playtesting and both games were super fun for different reasons. Anyway enjoy guys!Umbral Watchers- Alaitoc Battalion
Farseer- Guide, Executioner
Dark Reapers x5
Crimson Hunter Exarch
Crimson Hunter ExarchLions of Asuryan- Flayed Skull Battalion
Archon- Djinn Blade
Archon- Husk Blade
Raider- Dark Lance
Warriors x5- Blaster
Warriors x5- Blaster
Warriors x5- Blaster
Venom- x2 Cannons
Venom- x2 CannonsLions of Asuryan- Red Grief Patrol
Succubus- Archite Glaive, Agonzier
Wyches x9- Agonizer, Blast Pistol, Shardnet Impaler
Raider- Dark Lance
Reavers x6- Agonizer, Blaster x2
Captain- Jump Pack
Captain- Terminator Armor
Chaplain- Jump Pack
Company Veterans x8- Bikes, Thunderhammer, Stormshield
Vanguard Vets x8 (?)- Jump, Thunder hammer, Stormshield
Vanguard Vets x5- Chainsword, Pistol
Cataphractii Terminators x6- Lightning Claws
So it was a super brief game. Chris got Turn 1 and rode his bikes up and deepstruck a unit of Vanguard Vets on behind a big piece of LOS blocking terrain. He shot up a unit of Rangers, charged another one that I had placed to screen but was stuck there.
On my turn I unloaded on him, with the Dark Eldar Warriors and there Venoms just PUNISHING the Company Veterans on bikes killing like 5 of them, and then 3 more with the Dark Reapers. My Crimson Hunter Exarch shot up the squad of Vanguard Vets with pistols and swords, leaving only the Captain. Then came the REAVERS. Stars of the damn show. They killed the Librarian on a bike with their Blasters assaulted the Chaplain on a Bike (killing him) and also hit the Khan knocking up 3 wounds on him. I deepstruck the Wraithguard that turn as well and killed one of the other Librarians on a bike.
In Chris’ Turn 2 the Terminators dropped in and managed to assault the Wraithguard and kill them. His Captain with a jump pack assaulted my Crimson Hunter and knocked up a couple of wounds, but critically the Khan was slain by my Reavers! IMG_8506
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Then in my Turn jumped all the way over the Terminators with the Reavers and killed his Terminator Captain with shooting and assault, and took out the Vanguard Vets with combined shooting. At this point we called it as he only had a Chaplain and some Terminators left.
It was a bit of a wonky game because Chris’ army was BEYOND elite, but these are the armies Chris likes to play. However he was open to a lot of advice from me on bulking out his army with some boots on the ground which he was really accepting of. I’ve been trying to get him to do that for years but he actually wanted the advice that time so it was great! Either way it was a fun fluffy match-up that made for some good grudge matches with the Khan and his White Scars successors battling their hated rivals the Drukhari!SECOND Mini Bat-Rep!
Also I played another game last night against my buddy Rob! It was a bit of a late game for me… and I only play 40k in the morning usually so I decided to forgo pictures as I’d not seen Rob in a long time and I didn’t want to slow the pace so I didn’t get too tired (I get up super early in the morning).
Wow! This was my first time playing Death Guard and it was SUCH a fantastic game. One of the absolute best I’ve played in 8th edition… maybe one of my favorite games I’ve played (top 10?). He had a fantastic army with loads of characters. Lords, these guys with crazy flamers, a Daemon Prince, Bloat Drones and LOTS of Plague Marines.
I made some horrific choices in the game early on. I went second and lined up shots to tackle the Bload Drones with my Crimson Hunters but second guessed myself and went for the Rhinos to try and get at Characters and the Plague Marines so he couldn’t Rhino Rush me. BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG mistake. It would take my 6 turns to get those Bloat Drones out of my lines and it was one of the big mistakes that cost me the game.
Secondly and more massivley I forgot to save my 2 command points to Intercept his big unit of Obliterators supported by a Sorceror with my Dark Reapers and Farseer combo, even though he explicitly told me he was waiting to Deepstrike them. I got carried away pulling all manner of tricks with my post-FAQ boat load of command points. He then dropped those guys in and annihlated my Dark Reapers on Turn 3.
However… after those brutal mistakes I sort of woke up and started playing smart again and the game actually went till Turn 7. It was one of those games with a single objective in each deployment zone, and I kept pulling all these tricks to contest my objective and maintain linebreaker to force a tie. I would have tied the game at end of 5th and 6th but it went 7 turns and I lost when he killed my Warrior who was Objective Securing my home objective.
One of the highlights was my Archon with the Djinn Blade and Fame Savagery. He killed something like 12 Plague Marines before dying to an insane bombardment from the entire gunline. It was such a great outing for him. Wish he had lived just a bit longer because he was so close to getting Warlord himself!
It was such a great fun game. I WISH, WISH, WISH I had played more intelligently but oh well. It was my first time playing Deathguard and I didn’t realize some of their tricks or their wargear. Their flamers are insane. Something like 3 damage, AP-3 something like that… with variable strength? It was crazy. They took out one of my Crimson Hunters early with that and it really hurt.
But man what a fun game. I wish I hit Rob up earlier cause I’d not seen him for a few years and now he’s moving. He’s a great guy, super high energy, but chill at the same time and a GREAT 40k player. He really plays super unique armies but plays them extremely well. Can’t say enough about him. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to play him again.Painting Article
Also guys I wrote up a painting article over at FLG with a little bit of background on my army too. If you guys are interested do check out and drop me a line. Here is the link: https://www.frontlinegaming.org/2018/04/20/new-codex-new-paint-jobs-revamping-my-dark-eldar-pt-1/
I’d love some feedback if you have any and hope you enjoy it! Anyway thanks guys take care and stay tuned!