Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Blog Wars 7 1850pt battle report - nids vs Dark Angels

Second match was Dark Angels and I think my oppnent was John Bell [it's been a few weeks now and looking at the BW7 results it's the only one with Dark Angels that matches my result but it said they also had Inquisition allies but I don't remember them]

Psychic Powers
Winged Tyrant HQTervigon CC HQTervigon Plain TrZoanthope
The HorrorDominionThe HorrorOnslaught
Catalyst

Warp Blast

The low down:
  • Emperor's Relic - 3 objectives, your own worth 5pts, centre objective worth 10 and your opponents worth 15pts
  • Vanguard Strike
  • I lost deployment.
  • Warlord Trait - Mindeater - Deathleaper
  • Night fighting turn one
I put Deathleaper behind the cottage, in scoring range of the centre objective but also ready to assault the bikes when they Scout manoeuvre. Plenty of Independent Character for him to 'eat their minds' too.

Lovely pre-heresy bikes. Sammael, Ravenwing Knights and a Whirlwind.


My Deployment.


Bikes Scouted forwards, leaving the objective exposed.


Sammael plinked a wound off my Carnifex, despite Night Fighting and the cover save.


I surged forwards, the Nephropid spawned 9, not sure if it spawned out. Whereas the Great Maw spawned 15 than secured my objective.


I decided the best use of the Flyrant was to kill Sammael, to get First Blood, Slay the Warlord and a VP for killing the Special Character [although I may have go tthat last bit wrong]. As it was I only managed 1 or 2 wounds on his leader. The Flyrant took 2 wounds, I think that was falling out of the sky too


and despite Catalyst it was finished off, darn Banner of Devastation! That would have been Slay the Warlord to John if I hadn't swapped to Deathleaper this game. I don't think it was First Blood though, because I think both his Multi-Melta bike-sidecar combos came on from my left. Given how easily they could take out my Bastion I think I intercepted one with my Quad Gun getting me First Blood just before the fall of the Flyrant.


Spawned Gaunts were next on the list

  
thanks to the Whirlwind [perhaps?]


Another unit of Bikes Outflank on my right. I need to stop them getting my objective so I do the one thing I'd told myself not to do, assault with the Tervigon, but with some gaunt support and thankfully killing three of them through shooting before I even got into combat.


I'd ummed and ahhed a lot over where toplace the Mawloc, whether to take the Outflanking Ravewing, instead of using the Tervigon but Deathleaper again allowed me to position in the front row of the Ravenwing Command Squad/Knights. He swallowed enough to be able to deploy and was backed up by the Carnifex. Meanwhile my Termagants tried to sweep round the village to try and secure objectives but the Dark Angel's was looking quite far away and time was running short.


Ravenwing backed off to get out of range of my monsters.


And suddenly the Deathwing Knights disgorged from the Land Raider. They may have been forgotten up until this point but it had turned out to be the best time for them to arrive.


By the looks of it the Knights managed to smash through a lot. No Mawloc, Carnifex or Dathleaper! I can't recall how they fell but 6 Knights came out and 6 Knights remain so that does illustrate their durability.


Outflanking Ravenwing lost one...


...then the remaining two, I consolidate back to my objective.


Sammael gets his objective, I stall the Deathwing with the Great Maw and bubble wrap the centre objective, try to contest Sammaels but can't reach and at this stage, with about 2 minutes to go I call it because we can't get a turn done each in the remaining time and change the outcome.


I had the 5 and 10pt objectives, and First Blood, while John had his 5pt objective and had killed Deathleaper for Slay the Warlord making it a 16-6 win for me.