Monday, May 9, 2011

Back to the Future - Death Guard vs. Nids

So on Saturday I had my second 40k game in 18 months against a club mate who is practising for the upcoming no-comp NiCon in June. Blaise uses Nids and recently finished 6th at the 40 man Equinox event in Auckland.

I trudged out the Death Guard to face his army which comprised two big tricked-out genestealer units, a thirty man Gargoyle unit, some termagaunts, a Tervigon, Tyranid Prime attached to 3 Zoanathropes and two units of three Hive Guard. The mission was DoW Annihilation which is not great for me with my 13 KPs including 4 rhinos against his nine.

How did it play out? Well the Nids managed to get the soft points – the Rhinos. I guess in future I can leave them off the board as they are very vulnerable to the no need for LOS shooting of the Hive Guard – one lesson learned.

Going into the start of Turn 5 I was 4-1 down but managed to get it back to 4-4 by the end. We were due to play a Turn 6 which would have given me a definite fifth kill point against probable one for Blaise. I would have had an opportunity to add another if the Tyranid Prime had charged my Daemon Prince who was buffed with Warptime.

Overall I had a great time. Blaise felt I had played a bit conservatively but I felt I needed to in order to get him to commit. I’m sure with a few more games under my belt I’ll get the necessary confidence.

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