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Thursday, 29 August 2013

First Experience: Trial By Fire!

OK so last night I attended a "local" gaming club (20 miles isn't too bad!) for the first time and had an absolute hoot. Numerous friends have been going for years and since I finally bought a car (well 2 but it's a long story!) I thought I'd get some experience in with my Tau getting ready for Blog Wars. Matt and Toph are going to a doubles event later this week and were getting in practice with their 1200 point force (2 x 600 point forces with full force organisation options there are also no ally limitations for this) and let me say for a start they are going to do well. They are doing a Tyranid/Imperial Guard Combo that is justified using the term "Genestealer Cult". At 1200 points they had found enough room to take 2 Leman Russ Demolishers and 2 Flyrants!! That is Filth!!!! there was also plenty of guardsmen and a tiny unit of gaunts and some lonely lonely lonely Rippers (this unit gets my vote for Entity of the Match!).





Anyway I had allied with Pete with His Necrons and together our force looked something like this (sorry about the vagueness I wasn't planning on writing this all up but it was such a hoot I had to);

Necrons;
Destroyer Lord w/ Mindshackle Scarabs
2 Units of Warriors (10 or so each, maybe a few more)
A Unit of Immortals with Tesla

Tau;
Fireblade
2 Units of 12 Fire Warriors
2 HYMP Broadsides
Riptide with Burstcannon and Velocity Tracker.

and our opponents had something like this;

IG;
Command Squad
Infantry of some kind
2 Leman Russ Demolishers!!!!

Tyranids;
2 Flyrants
a splatter of Gaunts
3 Rippers

so how did the game go;
I won't be doing a turn by turn thing as I didn't make notes etc but I will highlight things that were hilarious.
Early Game involved me deploying as far as possible back and letting them come to me. The Necrons got stuck in. (we were fortunate that the 2 Objectives I started holding were both Skyfire Nexus!).

What did I learn;

  • Necron Destroyer Lords are Hilarious and Brilliant! Mowed through both LR Demolishers with only a little help from a Gauss Barrage against one of them.
  • 12 Firewarriors with a Fireblade and a Skyfire Nexus will hurt a Flyrant when they Rapid Fire. 
  • Overcharged Riptide Burst Cannon will hurt hurt Flyrants too.
  • I am completely unprepared for AV14 at this size of game and need to look at my Blog Wars list for this
  • Rippers enjoy eating themselves (although this may have something to do with the fact that they were in reserve and brought on out of synapse range)

So what happened? We lost. Just. The Destroyer Lord mowed through 2 Russes and plenty of Infantry, while my Army dealt with Both the Flyrants (at the cost of both of my units of Fire Warriors). It was a very enjoyable and close game. 


Sorry about the huge block of text for this entry but I just wanted to get this up while I could think of it! If you read this much, well done!!! I will leave you in the knowledge that Toph said that this game was "a sphincter clencher!" 

1 comment:

  1. In case anyone wants to know the exact details of the Genestealer Cult list, they are as follows;

    The Children of T'Vorti

    T'Vorti's Favoured (Command Squad)
    Commander/Patriarch T'Vorti (armed with Las pistol and close combat weapons, and refractor field), 2x Veteran Hybrids armed with Flamers, 2x Veteran Hybrids armed with Lasguns. All with Flak armour.

    Hybrid Platoon
    Platoon Command Squad
    Platoon Commander, 2x Hybrids armed with Flamers, 2x Hybrids armed with Lasguns. All with Flak armour.
    Infantry Squad
    Hybrid Sergeant with Las pistol and Close Combat Weapon, 9x Hybrids armed with Lasguns. All with Flak armour.
    Infantry Squad
    Hybrid Sergeant with Las pistol and Close Combat Weapon, 9x Hybrids armed with Lasguns. All with Flak armour.

    4th Generation Hybrids
    Veteran Sergeant armed with Las Pistol and Close Combat Weapon, 9x Veteran Hybrids armed with Lasguns. All with Flak armour.

    2x Arbites' Leman Russ Demolishers, with hull mounted Heavy Bolters.


    The Scourge of Alkonost

    Hive Tyrant Genoform - The Siren of Ultrades
    Quartet of Devourer Hive Biomorphs (in two pairs) launching Brainleech Worms, Bonded Exoskeleton and wings.

    Hive Tyrant Genoform - The Black Seraph
    Quartet of Devourer Hive Biomorphs (in two pairs) launching Brainleech Worms, Bonded Exoskeleton and wings.

    10x Termagant Genoform with Fleshborer Biomorph.

    3x Ripper Genoform Swarms


    Just ignore all the imperil classification language... that's all part of our rather ornate army list for the tournament ;)

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