Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Exploding landraiders MkII
I got another game in against ole Dusty, this time he wanted to try out a 1750 list. There haven't been that many competitive players around lately, and he was ready for a game, so why the heck not. Well we rolled up 4 objectives with dawn of war deployment. The four bases are the objectives, they were ignored till the last turn of the game. Partly because I had middle control.
I won first turn, and since My new list was designed to be a giant sledge hammer of doom, I wanted everything moving together, I held it all back for turn 1, and Vanguard deepstriking. He sets up some snipers in the back left ruins, with a combat squad with lascannon on a lower level.
He had boosted up two attack bikes, and his freshly assembled (being generous with that term) assault squads jumped around on the right side covering the devs on the hill.
He spent the entire turn firing everything at my Redeemer, and Finally one lucky shot, rolled like three 6s in a row to blow mine up. I deployed my honor guard in the back corner of the "crater" so he was out of assault range.
Is it just me, or is it a rule that anytime a LR gets hit, it has to blow up? Cause it really seems that way to me.
Oh, and My Lib dread, got a perils on his Wings of sanguinor power, and thus immobilized himself. Oh irony.
He assaulted my honor guard with the jump packs, My captain took out a few, my power weapon did a few, and everyone died. Well, not the captain, or the three assault marines stuck in combat with him for three turns cause I couldn't roll a 4+ to wound.
And my mistakes cost me the game, I went up with one tac squad to melta the razorback, but didn't get close enough to contest the objective, which my other rhino drove to a new one and blocked any path to contest with.
So after I blew up the Razorback, he just jumped out and sat on the objective. ugh. So it ended with a draw. But I played a lot better, I did some serous damage to him, and I felt really good about the game. I learned a lot, from people making suggestions, like "last turn, you should have move this here"
Dusty was up for another game with someone, this time with his 1.5k list. So one of the other guys there used my marines and made a list. I took pictures of that as well so I could learn and see how he played. That is a right up for another day, but I'll leave you with this.
Posted by TheGraveMind