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I played with this list tonight, Twice even. Amazing? Yes. I bet your all dying to figure out how it did.
Oh, I did make one change. I removed the 10th spawn to give the Daemon Prince Gift of Chaos. I though, as it would be a single unit of one would needlessly give away a kill point.
First game was against Blood Angles. Pitched Battle, four objectives. The table was desert with a giant spynix (with a neat tunnel inside) dominating the table, with a few hills and a couple piles of rocks.
His list had;
Dante, Lemataes, Massive flying Death Company, Massive jetpack Vetreans, two units of 10 marines in rhinos and two attack bikes.
I won the first turn and took it. Ha! Objectives were placed evenly around the sphinx, except for one which as to my far right flank on his side of the table on a hill.
I deployed on my left flank. I had the spawn deploy far left and forward, with the chaos marine units right behind. The oblitorators deployed on a hill very far to my left, almost as far forward as the spawn.
He split up one of his tactical squads, so he had five men with a plasmacannon on his objective on my right flank, while everything else set up hugging the spynix in the center of the table. Lemates with the Vets, Dante with the Death Company.
I go first, spawn surge toward his army and invade the sphinx. There is an objective neatly in the centre of the table, beside the sphinx and within 15" of my deploment zone. One squad of marines advances near that one, while still heading forward, while another objective is in the open, centre of the table to the left of the sphinx. I put a squad of marines on a hill about 8" down from that one, to accompany the oblitorators who move off the hill to snipe at his vets. Daemon prince hangs back, waiting for an opportunity.
In shooting, everything runs forward, the oblitorators fire three plasmacannons into the vets and kill five of them.
In his turn, his vets fly into the center of the sphinx with one of my spawn units, while the death company move into a position to do the same next turn. His bikes are in reserve. He moves both the rhinos with the Death Company, nearing my side of the table but sticking behind the spynix, lemates leaves the Vets and joins the Death Company. In shooting, his Plasma squad can only see my spawn and cause one wound. The vets fire at the same spawn unit and cause more wounds. In assault, the Vets murder the remaining spawn, but are left in the open.
In my second turn, Greater Daemon comes in and one lesser Daemons. Both pop out right near his vets in the sphinx. One spawn unit moves to the Vets, the other to a rhino. I move two of my Marine units into Rapid Fire range of his vets. The Daemon Prince, still loiters, wating for the Death Company to show up. I shoot the vets a lot and I only charge with the spawn (as I didn't know how close the death company were and wanted to charge them with the Daemons and not the other way). Other spawn charge the rhino. The Vets are all killed off (lots of attacks! yay!) and the Rhino spawn unit blows up the rhino, causing two wounds on their own unit and killing one Death Company.
His turn, The Death Company move to charge the Lesser Daemons and Greater Daemon (nutz) and Lemartes and Dante split off to charge a 7 man unit on their own. His 10man unit disembarks from their rhino and try to walk over the syphinx wall so they can shoot the spawn that killed the vets, but fail. The 5 man unit from the Rhino move into optimal spawn-flaming position. In shooting, Dante and Lemartes shoot a marine unit to 'nill effect, same with Death Company and Greater Daemon. His plasmacannon over heats, but is all good. Bikes fail to come in. Flamer and bolt pistols drops a spawn. In combat, he charges a spawn unit, Death Company double-charge the Daemons and Dante and Lemartes charge a marine unit. Spawn and Marine unit combat ends in a draw, Dante and Lamartes wipe out my marine unit, Lemates takes a power sword wound. Deathcompany wins the Daemon combat (damn lesser Daemons) But GD takes out four. With no retreat and wounds combined I loose all 7 lesser Damons and a single wound off the Greater Damon.
Now it's pay back time. My second lesser unit, fails to show. Daemon prince casts GoC on Dante, turning him into a spawn. while my remaining spawn unit moves to charge the death company. Shooting on my part is more-or-less minimal, but Lemartes dies. Dante-spawn then charges the marine unit that is fighting spawn, while I have other spawn charge Death Company.
Dante-spawn and spawn kill the 5 man marine unit, while the other spawn and GD kill off the rest of the Death Company. At this point, the game is as good as mine. He ends off with one model left and I control two of three objectives. Basically once I turned Dante into a spawn the game was mine (I was able to make one more spawn after that as well). The army seemed to work pretty well and the caustious use of the Daemon prince seemed to work as well.
The second game, was same mission but dawn of war deployment against orks. He had a 10 man biker nob squad with Warboss that charged me on the first turn, pretty much never recovered and that one unit killed my entire army. So, it was a pretty bummer game. I have no idea how to kill such a unit. Besides if you have a massive unit of thunderhammer/storm shield terminators...But thats for loyalists.
Overall, I butchered one guy and then got butchered myself. So overall, I am pretty impressed with the way the army turned out. It was also lots of fun to play, I'll need to have another go.
So, All the units worked pretty well, Greater Damon, Daemon Prince, Oblitorators and spawn were the true heroes of the show. Lesser Daemons only showed up on the game against blood angels, I am sure that without them, the Death Company would have chewed through the Greater Daemon and caused lots of trouble, so then enababled it to survive and maim more Death Company latter, the other unit came one when I had already essentially beaten the guy, (turn 5).
First impressions with the Lesser Daemons, is pretty sour, though I am not going to fully judge them after just one game...But I think I may need to replace them with something a bit more serious later. I do like Deepstrike though, so perhaps a unit of terminators or something..Or infiltrating Chosen to out-flank. I would have just over 200pts to play with, so thats not too bad. Though, then I would be down on potential troops, which worries me. I like all the Scoring units I have, makes me happy inside. maybe I'll just bunch all the LD together in one 'uber squad of 14 dudes instead of two smaller.