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I won, beat the 'nids by quite a bit, my opponent ended up with his army coming in rather piecemeal unfortunately, but the combat drugs went my way (+1 str), and splinter weapons against 'nids are nasty, pure and simple, wounding monstrous critters on 4's is a sight to behold.
His Zoanthrope fell to a volley of splinter shots, dark lance and blaster fire from my Kabalites, my Hekatrix bloodbrides chewed straight through a Lictor then proceeded to decimate a 'stealer brood in close combat. While what the DE didn't do the bastions, Fortress of Redemption and various interceptor cannons did, though it has to be said the automated weapons really did very little, lousy BS of 2 meant that very few shots hit and those that did failed to do much. But the DE came through, my Archon was a pure waste of space, just sat in the FoR the entire match. My Reavers chewed through the Mawloc with scary ease, and my lone Ravager tank shocked the Zoanthrope away from the FoR end bunker. All in all quite pleased with the DE's first showing.
they get a 2nd tomorrow but only just about fit the Ravager and 1 raider in my vehicle box (even that I'm worried about due to the fragility of the models) so it's going to be whether they can hold in there on a normal battle. Hopefully get to face off against Tau and if I can get in their face...
Sorry for long post.
Personally when it comes to fighting nids I think Urien is the single greatest choice for dealing with monsterous creatures. Clone field negates a few of their hits, T5 means he isnt insta-dying and as for his weapon, always wounding on 3+ and all wounds instant kill? A lot of the huge nid MCs only geta 3+ armor save so he stands a pretty good chance of instakilling something. In my opinion he is great for those pesky Trygons.
What was the model count and weapons on the bloodbrides? I really like them and wonder how others are running them.