So time for the 2nd post since I am away and here is your scheduled batrep. Artemy as IG and me as ultras. Just to tell you a little about my gaming group. We have 3 players who permanently play including owning full armies (Paul, Ilya and myself) and we have some who are sometimes interested and others who got interested for a little time got a squad or two and got bored by the daunting task of painting and the time it takes to actually play a decent sized game.
Artemy falls into the second category. So in our matches I always make his army list for him give him advice (literally tell him) what to do in order to beat me (pretty much friendly games). So far he has won the one other game that has been recorded on this blog against, only last time it was the opposite way around - but he had more points due to some odd mistake...
Mission: Capture and Control (at least it wasn't annihalation, although I might have done better at that one...) Deployment: pitched battle.
His list (made by moi):
Lord commissar with power sword, bolt pistol
Veteran squad, plasma gun, 2x flamer, ml heavy weapons
PCS with 2 melta, standard, plasma pistol and power sword (ride in vendetta)
2x Infantry squad nade launcher and heavy bolter heavy weapons team
Hydra - heavy bolter (made by using one of my customisable leman russ' and putting the aegis defence line twin autocannon thing on top, it fit surprisingly well)
Executioner with hb and plasma cannon (never leave your home without this!)
Bane wolf (hb)
My Ultras (with razorback borrowed from paul):
Librarian with avenger and might of ancients
Sternguard with combi-melta and powerfist
Tactical squad with lascannon, meltagun, power weapon and melta bombs
Scout squad of 5 with ml
Razorback with tl lascannon
Dreadnought with assault cannon and heavy flamer
Whirlwind with storm bolter
Predator with lascannon sponsons and autocannon turret
I set up the battlefield to create an interesting tactical challenge. A large LOS blocking building in the middlesome nice cover on one flank and two LOS blocking pieces on another.
|Deployment was pretty straight forward. He had won the roll off so I justtried to stay out of sight, out of danger.|
|He advances with the front infantry squad, the hydra and the bane wolf (the last one popping smoke and turbo-boosting)|
|He proceeded to pound at my lines causing minor damage to the razorback and predator.|
|His turn and things begin to look bleak again as Artemy owns myrhino and the tacticals inside. He also blows off the dreadnought's assault cannon. As in last turn we kind of fail in combat with minor casaulties either side.|
|I kill a few in combat but his guys don't run away. I lose another tactical marine.|
|My sergeant owns the command squad and my libby kills the bane wolf. My dreadnought finishes off the veterans but does not consolidate far enough to get withing 3" of the enemy objective.|
Well, my list was experimental and although I did have some bad luck I wasn't really doing much the whole game. I definitely need more anti-tank for this kind of list to work at 1000pts. Although my dreadnought performed well as usual and would have got me the draw.
For Artemy, well I told him what to do the whole time so maybe I'll let him have a go himself next time, if there is a next time I think it will be his 4th/5th battle.