I had a a game with PeteB last night. He's recently offloaded his Grey Knights and Imperial Guard and returned to space pixies, sorry Eldar. He's also picked up some MDF for a battleboard but asked for me to bring my Terrain. Anyway this isn't a battle report, I just wanted to play without the pressures of recording it and even with only 1000pts on the board it was 12:30am before I got home!
The point of the post is that we'd spent a good deal of time chatting about the terrain and moreso about the Tyranid Bastion. I've got it there on the baord with two Biovores inside. First turn it gets shot by a Bright Lance making it AV14, and then on the Building Damage table Pete gets a 6 +1 for AP2 = 7 DETONATION!. The whole thing blows up killing the two Biovores giving him First Blood and a VP for the Heavies as it was Big Guns Never Tire.
So, after all that preamble the Bastion was a complete bust, if I'd not had the Biovores inside I think I'd have been better off - a valuable lesson learned. Of course that's the nature of the game in that the first outing the Bastion lasted the entire game, despite being repeatedly targetted and then at Battle Brothers I'm not even sure it was shot at once except for being hit by some Tau Markerlights. You never can tell.
Anyway, next update on the Bastion is tomorrow, although I apreciate there's few surprises anymore but we'll carry on regardless.
Hah! Never fails - that unit/building/what-have-you we lavish tons of time and attention on and are justifiably proud of inevitably is blown of the table in the first round. :)ReplyDelete
Nevertheless, it looks fantastic - the blue/green chitin really helps it pop. Absolutely stupendous work, man!
Yeah, those first turn blues, gotta love 'em. Not long now until the final post, just one more painting update and then the finished reveal.Delete
I have never felt so guilty, but secretly relieved to kill a model before. The only game I ever brought a bastion to was also blown to pieces by a lw vanquisher. Dave eventually won though which should have assuaded some of his pain. Until the next time if you need something blown up by a space pixie, let me knowReplyDelete
It was great fun Pete and another valuable lesson in humility as was your nigh indestructible WraithLord, will have to find a way to take that down for next time.Delete