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I got to play against Danny, of Internets fame, last night. We play often, and a couple times a year one of us has a new list or army we break out against the norm. Last night we both had a new army/list and @ 2000 pts I thought I had him. Not sure if he has posted his list but its grey knight acolyte rifleman dreadnought spam. 14 tanks. Thing is, I thought I had his ass.
4-5 man Deathwing termies
1 with Cyclone missile launcher20
1 with chainfist 240 x 4 =960
Ravenwing bike squadron
1 with melta 130
3 godhammer land raiders 250 x 3= 750
2000 pts of awesome tournament goodness
I have considered several changes to the list and I would like to know what you think. My proposals are 1 less godhammer, in return for another th/ss squad and a second melta on the bikers. I won't change it for the tournament but maybe after and any subsequent tourney. Who knows what will catch my fancy. What do you guys think/
Ok let the match up set in.
I had him in a long distance firefight. 6 twin linked las cannons attached to armour 14 4 Cml attached to 5 fearless th/ss termies. I had him except..........terrain choked our board last night. He closed the distance and started bringing melta to bear. That wasn't even what won him the game. If he is close enough for melta, I'm close enough for thunder hammers and I even like that match up. Two things kept me from a successful ass kicking counter charge after backing up early in the game. Danny played the grey knight character that allows henchman as troops or unlimited number or something crazy. Coteaz, I believe his name was, had a psychic power that proved be one of two winning factors for Danny. The power makes an opponent count all assault charges as if in both difficult and dangerous. This killed a few termies, but what contributed to the win was that I missed more than 2-3 key charges due to being in difficult terrain. I then got blasted because my feet were stuck in the mud. That power is powerful if playing an assault oriented army. It stuck me in the mud hole!
The thing that hands down won Danny the game was his death-cult assassin squad! Holy Crap! Are you obsesive types talking about how devastating these bitches are? One squad tore through 3 and if I didn't yield the game, my fourth th/ss squad. No bull, for 15 pts, they are a steal for their stat line. Wow. I saw a gleam in danny's eye when they were sticking it to me. I expect more of them in the future.
Black Matt bends his knee for the first time, ........ever! ;)
When I knew I was feeling the battle for salvation tournament on may 21st, I sought out different types of opponents. Orks, tyranids, and now a gun line mech list. I only have a few games with this army but at least they gave me the most experience possible. I might get 1 more game in before the tournament this Saturday. My good buddy Sgt. Brisbane and I will be taking skulls at the tournament so stop by and say hello.