Good evening ladies and gentleman !
Welcome to Grizz tacitics and painting. In tonight's episode you will be learning about the special technique of horendous dice roll and poor tactic choice aswell as getting a pick into the last unit in painting, the dire avengers of the burning and temple.
This is youe captain speaking, welcome onboard and enjoy the ride.
(oh this methapore and random non sense, I defently am a master at wasting time.
Hey cav really nice of you to drop by
small message of encouragement always motivate me to keep going with the porject.
Keep it up Grizz you'll get these guys tabletop in no time!
Honestly regarding that information I would not bet on it too much >< I'm spending more time painting the helmets of each guy's from the DA squad than it took me to pain the whole rest of the mini lol.
Ok so now, let's get into the meat of the subject. Game!
As I said the other day, I found a club to be playing relativly regulary. This saturday I went to play a game aswell. The original assumption was 1000-1500 or 2000 pts. Once on site we where five guy's, so we decided on 2 games one of 1500 1v1 and one of 2000 2v1. I found myself in the position of the solo player in the 2000 points. The 1500 game one was necron vs Tau. God are the tau painted nicely, I need to get you a picture of this guy's army he is a monster in painting.
And on the other side being the only xenos of the 3 guy left, It was me vs a special personnal chapter running salamander and some pseudo white scars. The both of them were running a battalion each, And I had a 2000pts bieltan style really fluffy list (kinda fluffy).
My list was
One battalion + one super heavy detachement
1 Autarch with warp jump gen + power sword + fusion gun mandiblaster (Warlord-fate's messenger)
1 Farseer with singing spear, guide, doom, I gave him the faolschu wing but completly forgot he had them.
1 DA squad -- 4 DA - 1 Exarch double avenger shuricat
1 DA squad -- 9 DA - 1 Exarch Power glaive and shimershield
1 Ranger squad -- 6 of them
1 FD Squad 5 FD 1 Exarch Fire Pike
1 Banshee Squad 9 Banshee 1 Exarch Executioner
1 Hawks squad -- 5 hawks - 1 Exarch Hawk's Talon
2 Warp Spider squad -- 4 Spyder - 1 Exarch dual Death Spinners - powerblades
1 Dark Reaper squad, -- 2 DR - 1 Exarch Aeldary Missile Launcher
1 Wraithlord -- 2 Bright-lance - 2 shuricat
1 Wave Serpent -- 2 Bright-lance - 1 shurican - Vectored engine - spirit stone
1 Wraithknight 2 Heavy Wraithcanon
This list, I'm probably going to try to run again, or a flavor of it because it could have done a good job, but I made a TON of strategic mistakes.
Plenty of worng moves right and left plenty of dangerous moves, one thing I learned, and we discussed with my oppponents post game, BANSHEE really need support. on there own they are pretty much non efficient. A 10 man squad of banshee, granted we played with the new FAQ rule so all of them could not charge because of how small the terain piece was, could not kill a unit of scout... This was massively frustrating.
Avengers, they are could for counter charge, ONLY if they are still alive. I'm strating to think to make the best out of them, fire and fade needs to be used.
I made one crucial mistake at one point where I put my DA behind my serpent, they could not see the target anymore, so they could not shoot. plenty of small things like this.
Tempest shield when your oppponnent have luck with dice Is a pure nightmare. I invested my third and half my second turn trying to a character to have nearly everything single one of my very few rolls get denied by the armor. The only dammage their commander took. In all the beslubbering GAME with 50% of my live unit shooting him every turn nearly, was 3 from the smite. EVERYTHING else was saved. I was going crazy.
An other things aswell, I lost sight of the games objective. The scenario was massacre. So we had to kill enemy unit and they were worth a point, I got to caught up in this damn captain not dying that I forgot to try to kill other unit.
Warp spyder should not be used in deep stricking I think. at least not against this damned marine and their targeting thingy. The range of spyder being 12 they really need to be close to fire. and that's precily the range for the stratagem. Lost 3 spyder to that stratagem.
Other thing, I tend to be too concervative with stratagem. I have to try to make use of them more, because if I have command points, but I keep them and I don't have any unit anymore to use them on, it's not going to work.
I got lucky with the autarch command point regain, but that's all I had going with him, he did nothign except for getting killed.
The wraithknight can be really hard to kill. I blew up a razor back turn one and the wraithknight being behind cover at the end of first turn had the luck of only taking dammage from on laz canon, everything else had to wait turn 3 to do any dammage.
By the end of turn 3 I tunneled vision so much on the characters, that I had destroyed nothing, It was the same in turn two, Had I had some luck with the killing turn two the game could have been totally different.
Oh and my dice rolls were absolutly horendous. I have never played a game were I felt so powerless with my rolls and my opponent was on fire. So on fire it was too filthy to be space marine. We all assumed he pledged himself to either nurgle or tzench. What ever a loss is a loss but this certainly shook my confidence as a commander, had we gone into turn 4 I would have been tabled, this is not even a question.
Conclusion, I need to try investing some point in warlocks and extra farseer, I sadly don't have any bikes, so I will have to go with standard warlocks for now or, find some convertion shenanigan to make somethign cool with them.
And other list I want to try is a very heavy mech style eldar list (with what I have). one of the inconvenience Of the list I just ran is the lack of proper hard to kill unit. and I hade too many high strenght shot where, unluckyly my opponent was nearly all on foot. The only 10+ wound object in all there army was a razorbakc that I blew up turn one with the wraithknight + one extra wound from the serpent. So my army was not really well matched against there army and I messed up a lot strategicly speaking. I try to make us of loS but failed to do so try to make use of mobility of the eldar but got shot down in no time did somethign stupid ligke getting close to assault veteran etc. I forgowed the strengh of my army and let it's flaws all in the open. I betrayed my own list.
Well it defently was an enriching experience. I have things to think about plans to form combo to devise, etc.
I will surely be posting this list and other in the list building section to discuss things
so expect to see that.
This was during there turn 1 shooting phase. Hobby!
Hobby time update now! I felt really dispirited yesterday. I mean I was painting these DA for a while and they got smashed. Oh well, here have a look. This a WIP of my exarch and a WIP of the DA themselves the only thing I have done is the blue helmet so far. I took me more time to paint 3/4 helmet than the whole squad for the armor ahahah.
Oh yeah an I bought a few extra DA 15 of them and 6 Banshee aswell. I do intend to try to run maybe a double battaillon list at one point, with 5/4 DA msu and two big blob of banshee supported by warlock and Jainzar. I will see (same as what I said before probably a list discution topic). I want to play an avatar list aswell. We shall see
Hope you enjoyed that small update, I will see you later with further advanced DA and other things.
Got my tau dex, I need to figure out where I want to go with that aswell.
See you later !
Grizzly out !