Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Back in Business!

A friend of mine and I fought a battle a few days ago. I wanted to test out my potential tournament list, but I did him a favor instead. He's going to face a Draigowing army in the near future and I wanted to prepare him so he knew what he was getting into- so I proxied a Draigowing force out of my regular Terminators. He used Plasma Angels... Which is to say, Blood Angels stacked with a ton of plasma weaponry. His upcoming game is Annihilation rules, so that's what we did.

Grey Knights: Grey Knights (2011)

I brought 15 Paladins, squad of 10 and squad of 5, with the maximum amount of Psycannons. The melee weapons were kitted out for maximum wound allocation shenanigans. The large squad had Psybolts, Apothecary, and a Brotherhood Banner. And, of course, Lord Kaldor Draigo to make the list legal.

He had:

Captain with Powerfist and Combi-Plasma
Tactical squad with Plasma Cannon, Plasma gun, Combi-Plasma, Powerfist
10 Sternguard with 2 Plasma Cannons and 8 Combi-Plasmas, Powerfist in a Land Raider Crusader
5 Sternguard with 2 Plasma Cannons and 3 Combi-Plasmas, Powerfist in a Drop Pod
5 Scouts, Locator Beacon
Baal Predator

I reserved everything for Deep Striking and he deployed everything but the Pod and Land Raider. He seized the initiative and went first; the pod came in and deployed its 5 man squad, and he did absolutely nothing else because I wasn't on the table yet. On his turn 2, his Land Raider failed to come in, and he... did absolutely nothing since I still wasn't on the table.

Unfortunately for me, only my 5 man squad showed up from reserves. The 5 Paladins promptly destroyed his Scouts squad and removed his Locator Beacon from the table to prevent his Land Raider from coming in with no scatter on the following turn.

Which it did- and it nearly suffered a mishap, but he got lucky and the scatter was just an inch less than what would have gotten him in trouble. He fired everything but his Combi-Plasmas at my Paladins and, though it took him literally every shot in his army, he wiped them out.

On my next turn, my 10 man squad and Draigo showed up. To keep things short, I'll sum up:

When the game ended on turn 6, all he had left on the board was his Land Raider, Baal Predator, and Drop Pod. Kill points were- Grey Knights 5, Plasma Angels 2.

Grey Knight victory!