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Today I had a very exciting and fulfilling game of 40k that I thought is worthy of sharing. It was nids (me) vs marines (him). Normally his army would be filled with drop pods but to reduce the size he removed them. I was brand new at playing nids and that weren’t mine so don’t criticism my units and such (I was completely absent minded about the bimorphs out there).
Hyrant (two pairs of scything talons and warp field) and x1 guard
X4 warriors with extended carapace x1 barbed strangler x3 deathspitters
X2 Zoanthropes Synaspe creature and warp blast on both
X8 genestealers extended carapace scuttlers
His: (All of his units were in combat squads!)
Captain with power weapon pistol combo, artificer armor, and a jump pack (he went by himself, what a maverick!)
X10 sternguard, all with combi plasmas!
X10 Marines with a power weapon (he is crazy cause of one troop slot)
X5 devastators, heavy bolter, two missile pods, and two storm bolters
The game was set up so we each had one objective with cumulative points, which calls for an intense match. It was table quarters and the board had one forest, a crash site, and an industrial complex.
He won the role for the first turn and I failed to seize the imitative. He started the game by moving his marines into position while sending the captain on a search and destroy mission into the industrial complex which mainly in the corner to the side of mine. He opened up with marines and devastators picking off gaunts but I passed every cover save with my warriors. I only have 22 of the big brood of gaunts left.
I ran everything that turn. The smaller brood of gaunts clawed into the forest, while the bulk of my force ran straight at them.
Here all of his stern guard and tacts opened up and his tacts are behind the guard for protection. *Note all that were in range fired. Meanwhile his captain flies over a building. He plasmas my tyrant killing his guard and leaving him with one wound! His devastators fire at my warriors and inflict a wound because of cover. His captain tackles my zoanthrope and only manages to inflict one wound. I only have a few gaunts in the big brood left. Some Sternguard run into the forest to hold off the gaunts and they do exceptionally well, and the gaunts fail.
I fleet/run up all of my gaunts. My tyrant pulls a U-turn and chases after that captain. The genestealers come from the perfect side ready to strike hahaha. The warriors fire their blast weapons at the marines and manage to kill some sternguard. My 2nd zoanthrope tears some sternguard apart. *His units are relatively close together. One squad of gaunts charges into a sternguard squad in an attempt to die (without number). My tyrant rips his captain apart while the zoanthrope is slain. He then consolidates behind a building cover. My warriors prove unless because of no ap. My genestealers come out from behind a building a tackle on an unsuspecting combat squad of sternguard, as it should be. They win because of rending and give the objective a hug. I get a point which is awesome.
Here the devastators and a combat squad of marines eliminate the genestealers. Some sternguard pour fire in the warriors and kill two even through the cover. I then lose both broods of gaunts at the same time. I only have 3 creatures alive!!!!
I get back my 50 gaunts! The tyrant lumbers behind a building to keep my synapse chain alive. The remaining zoanthrope kills some devastators to avenge the genestealers. The gaunts fleet and hop into combat with the combat squad of marines that were making a run for my open objective. They were hit like a wave and were submerged immediately into fierce combat.
He realizes his offense is not fast enough to march to my objective and my synapse is hiding from his view, so he valiantly surrenders to evacuate the planet.
I apologize for spelling mistakes, I didn’t feel editing.
If anyone was wondering he was legal, because you can have to troops out of one unit if is combat squads.
Uhhh, no, combat squads doesn't change the fact that it still only one troops choice, it simply lets you split that one troops choice up. It IS an illegal list.
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I am sorry I heard my friend wrong he had to two 5-man units, not combat squads
seemed like a fun battle
heavy fighting on both sides
personaly i dont like terma gaunts, love the without number (please put that in your armylist, as it is a very important upgrade )
cheers for teh report