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1700 pts. Capture and Control. Spearhead
Black Templar vs. The Dragon Rider Host
Armylist Black Templar:
Grand marshal with power weapon and crusaders seals
10 crusaders with Powerfist
4 neophytes with 2 shotguns
Emperors champion with black sword and crusader seals
10 crusaders with melta gun and Powerweapon
3 neophytes with 2 shotguns
5 man tactical squad with Plasma gun and Rhino
Dreadnought with Twinlinked lascannon and Misslelauncher
Terminators with 3 pairs of Lighting claws and 2 stormshield lightning hammer
Armylist Dragon Rider Host:
Farseer with Doom, Fortune, Spirit stones and Spear
Warlocks x 6 with 4 x Destructor, Enhance and Embolden
Guardian Jetbikes x 6 with 2 shurikancannons
Guardian Jetbikes x 6 with 2 shurikancannons
Dire Avengers x 10 with Exarch, dual Cats and Bladestrom
Waveserpent with Spiritstones and Twinlinked Brightlance
Vypers x 2 with starcannons
Vypers x 2 with starcannons
Fire Prism with Holofields and spirit stones
Fire Prism with Holofields
Black templar deploys his 2 Landraiders and Rhino around the building holding his objective. He also deploys his dread nought on the first floor of the same building. Looks like it is going to be hard to take his objective with a guard like that.
I deploy my Seer Council, 2 Fire Prisms and Waveserpent in my corner with as much cover as I can get. The rest goes in reserve. my objective is located all most against the short table edge to make him move as much as possible.
Turn 1 Black templar
His first turn was very uneventful. He moved up his 2 Landraiders closer to me and unloads the 5 man plasma squad in the building with the plasma gunner on the top floor. He then proceeds to the shooting phase trying to get some fire into my front Fire Prism but it glances of everything thanks to the coversave provide by the building. He poped smoke on the landraider furthest away.
Turn 1 Dragon Rider Host
First of I fortuned the council then I made my first mistake I popped out the seer council from behind cover to try and pop the closest landraider with the Spear and the rest of the shooting. The serpent moves to get into range to LoS to shoot at the same landraider. Fire Prisms get ready to combine beams. Entering the shooting phase I managed to only get a weapon destroyed from all the shooting. I opt to take of the twinlinked assaultcannon. Leaving the meltagun on their was a risk but it managed to fail shooting anything the rest of the game. I combat move my seer council back as far as I can.
Turn 2 Black templar
I now meet the horror that is landraider assault range. He turns around his landraider and moves in towards my Seer council and he manages to get unit that was in there into contact with the seer council. He also move up is 2de landraider in order to shoot at my Waveserpent. Which results in a crew shaken result thanks to spirit stones. He then move his rhino around a bit more to get more cover. He also getís his terminators which manage to drop in right next to my Waveserpent. They run to be less template compact. In the Assault I manage to kill some initiates but he then proceeds to kill my Farseer with his S6 wielding emperors champion. The rest of the combat is a tie with me making about 16 armour saves with my still fortuned warlocks.
Turn 2 Dragon Rider Host
I get the 2 Bikers squads from reserve and place them on the far left and turboboost them for the cover save. I turboboost my serpent away from the terminators getting myself a nice 4+ cover save. The Fire Prism move away a bit to get some shots in at the Landraider but the fail to hurt it. Combat is awful and I loose another 2 warlocks to the huge squad. That reroll vow is really beginning to annoy me. I hold and stay in combat.
Turn 3 Black templar
He moves around his Terminators in order to try to hit one of my Fire Prisms. His other landraider moves back a bit to get within 12Ē with itís meltagun (he failed to remember that his 2 d6 where not going to happen against the serpents energy field) his shooting also fails to do anything his dreadnought tries to shoot at my Fire Prism but misses everything. Combat ends in some more losses on both sides killing the last warlocks leaving him with about 7 marines and his champion he uses the consolidate move to spread out.
Turn 3 Dragon Rider Host
Reserves give me my 2 vypers squad and boy do I need them. I move them on moving 8Ēto get some nice 6ís to hit in CC bonus. The Waveserpent moves in between them and the Landraider. The Fire Prisms move in a bit to get link LoS and get ready to guard my objective. On the far left I turboboost 1 squad and make a 3+ coversave line and I move up the other bikes 12Ē getting me LoS to the dreadnought. Shooting phase was a lot better I manage to kill 3 Terminators with some good shooting from the vypers. The twinlinked brightlance manages to take of the Melta gun of the 2e Landraider. And the Fire Prisms S6 ap 3 shot manages to take out 4 marines only leaving him with his champ and 3 marines left. The Shurikancannons stun and shake the dreadnought then move behind their 3+ coversave brethren.
Turn 4 Black templar
He moves back his 2de landraider to try and fend of the guardian Jetbikes he moves out with his 2 big squad and then proceeds to poor shooting and assault into the first bike squad which dies like itís supposed to leaving his squad a long way from his objective. On my side he moves his guys into the landraider and then tries to shoot a Fire Prism with itís melta failing to hurt it yet again. The terminators assault my vypers but only manage to shake one thanks to the squadron rule.
Turn 4 Dragon Rider Host
I move away my vypers a bit from his terminators getting them ready to boost to his objective turn 5. my Waveserpent holding my dire avenger troops boost back to my objective not making the full distance but setting up for a turn 5 claim. The Fire Prisms move in a bit more to screen the objective from the landraider. I then turboboost the last guardian Jetbikes over his squad and landraider and I claim his objective. The bait is set. Shooting cleans up the last terminators but fails to hurt the landraider.
Turn 5 Black templar
He moves around his landraider a bit more to try and shoot at the Fire Prism guarding my objective. He also moves everything around at the left to shoot and assault the guardian bikes currently parked their. To my horror I find they are within assault range so I hope they die from shooting to keep away his squad of marines. He then pours everything he has at the squad killing them all but also leaving him out of assault range and giving me a clear shot at his objective. His melta raider fails to hurt my Prism.
Turn 5 Dragon Rider Host
I boost in with 1 vyper squad contesting his objective and move the 2de one in to do the same in turn 6 should that come. I move the Fire Prism in front of his landraider and move my serpent on the objective. The Fire Prism prevents him from being able to ram with his landraider keeping my serpent sae for now. Further shooting from the vypers on the dreadnought fails and same goes for the brightlances and Fire Prisms. But I hold my own objective and claim his. Time to roll 1 or 2. My opponent rolls and itís a 1!!!! Game ends with a Saim Hann victory! We didnít tally the Victory points but It probably wasnít enough to keep me from the win. In the end their was little left of my army but the win was in the bag.
Pictures end game:
Losses Dragon Rider host:
Seer council, 2 guardians Jetbike squads
Losses Black templar:
Half his first unit and his terminators
-Black templar are lethal on the assault against my small units due to their rerolls I have to roll insane amounts of saves which in the end kills you.
-Moving 7 ďin order to only be hit on 6ís in assault is totally worth it.
-I fail in taking out Landraiders but thanks to speed there is enough room to just ignore them when possible.
-Land raider assault range is very far.
-Jetbikes are nice gunfoder
-Starcannons are still king
Hope you all enjoyed readying the report as much as I enjoyed writing it and playing the battle.
Until next time
Heya CJ, congrats on a hard fought win - I bet it feels good!
Because I'm not very original, I'll repeat what I said on your blog:
The only surprise for me was that, in Turn 2, you moved your Serpent away from the Termis. Personally I think I would have given them a nice dose of Bladestorm. Combined with some other shooting it should have been enough to finish them! Then again, I wasn't there, so I can't appreciate how the whole battle field looked
Looking forward to the next battle report mate. Have some reppage!
It felt amazing!! was such a sneaky win I loved it. the fact that he didn't expect me to do it was the best. he had overlooked the fact that I still had my Dire Avengers in my serpent so he thoughed he had killed al my troops the surprise on his face when I boosted my waveserpent back on the objective was incredibly funny.
thanks for the reppage
p.s yeah blade storm is something that has to earn my trust again after it failed horribly in the tournament might even replace them with guardains for a cheap scoring unit
P.S.S. 1100th post!!