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I'm new, so forgive me if this is overdone/recently done/not on the first tuesday of the month/noobish.
Just wanted to know what people out there view as their dumbest/funniest mistakes in the game, and wanted to share my own as well. And feel free to laugh at me for being stupid in this one.
-Very new and only about my 4th game. Playing against SW. Small 500pt campaign game with three objectives.
-Had 2/3 objectives. HQ unit was focusing on one unit of grey hunters with rune priest. Second unit of hunters and rune priest between 10 kroot and 6 FW.
-Game was mine, all I had to do was shoot them all dead. It's tau right? That's all we do.
-Friend comes in, sees the board and somehow using jedi mind tricks convinces me to not shoot with the kroot and instead charge. They are a CC unit afterall.
-This "friend" taught me how to play 40k and I always ask him for advice, but I have proven so many times before he doesn't grasp Tau tactics.
-Grey hunters destroy my two troop units by killing the kroot on my turn then charging the FW on his, no surprise to anyone ever, and then proceed to trap my suits between them.
-Game ends with HQ with 1 wound, and one standard grey hunter.
-Lost all objectives. Had such a clear win present. All because I didn't trust my own knowledge and went with someone who has no idea of Tau stat lines.
Lol. isn't it funny how "experienced players" always manage to offer the shittiest advice going.
Go with your gut and do what you know is right. Next time he tries the old jedi mind tricks on you - drop something quite heavy on his foot. It's good for him, it's educational!
Years ago I had a match with my necrons vs a friend's chaos space marine (khorn themed) army. The necron codex suggested that the army should flow in tight phalanx formation, which I unfortunately followed. I shot his berserkers up good, but all it took was one of his squads to hit my lines and hop squad to squad. I ended up killing one squad of berserkers and phased out on turn 4 or something
Tau my love! You are back!
I was playing my Daemons against a heavy Space Wolves army in a Kill point game. I almost won, but in the 5th round I forgot to shoot with two of my units before assaulting. It cost me the game. Now when I shoot, I go to each unit and ask myself if they had shot or not before going on to the next phase.
Dumb/silly mistake? Sure, I made one.
Chaos Space Marines, two units of 3 Obliterators each, waiting in reserve to be let loose on the battlefield. Turn 5, we roll the dice to see if turn 6 comes up. Nope, game done, and I start to wonder
how and why I lost. I turn around... and see that I forgot the Obliterators altogether.
Dark Eldar, big unit of Wyches, ready to assault into squishy Guardsmen. I move, I shoot, I forget to assault due to many other actions/situations on the battlefield. Got rapid-fired to death.
Innovation suffuses this hobby like a tea bag in the boiling water of play.
I tried out raptors raptors.
Also in about my second game, I found myself well and truly beaten, and my opponent seemed to have many more men than me, I just assumed that my CSM were more expensive than his SM, which they were, but I didn't realise until afterwards that he had about 150pts more models than me (I assume that he just made a mistake with his adding up or something, as he's an honest guy and seemed a bit suprised himself that he had so many, but it was one of his first games too).
Moral there: If his army looks too big, then it could well be too big.
Charged a Necron lord (old rules) into a unit of 3 raveners on full wounds with toxin sacs and adrenal glands. Got beaten in combat, broke and was run down, right before my warriors got assaulted. Not only would his res orb have allowed enough we'll be back rolls for me to survive, but at the end of that turn I phased out by 1
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One of the most one-sided and mistake-ridden games I ever umpired was between two kids of 12, one being a clever lad whose single mother ran a pub, and the other a fat squeaky-voiced spoiled brat who lived with his millionaire grandparents. With no prompting the first player took 1500 points of Genestealers and declared he was reserving them all. The other deployed his entire Ultramarine force in a gunline within six inches of his deployment table edge against the advice of six other older players. "I'm not getting close to Genestealers!".
Turn one, no action. Fat kid starts to ask where the enemy "men" are. Turn two, four GS broods flanked and rear-ended the Ultras line and within ten minutes/one assault round, the Ultras were wiped out to a man without a shot being fired and no GS casualties. The little fatty started crying as we set up for the next game. I know it may sound cruel to those of you with socialist tendencies, but the annoying little creature never did it again.
Moral of the story: We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen twice as much as we speak.
Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world.