|Ah, all those familiar places. Avatar and Eldrad in the middle of another mosh pit.|
Met Shawn at Fantasy Flight. Planned to be on time however the fates and my own poor choices played against me.
Wore my black handcuff stockroom.com t-shirt.
It was a week night Shawn wanted to take it light. After the first turn he said it was going to be a fast game and he was right.
Deployment: Hammer and Anvil. Mission: Crusade, 5 Objectives. Five objectives. Damn, it's going to be a tough game. Shawn won roll off. He decided to deploy and go first. I didn't attempt to seize.
Shawn's 1500 pts.
Avatar, Eldrad and 1 Warlock (one HQ squad)
3 Wraithguard (with HQ)
3x 3 Guardian Jetbikes
3x Vipers Shuriken Catapults and Bright Lance
2x Wraithlord with Bright Lances and Wraithblade
1x 3 War Walkers with Scatter Lasers
|Our theatre of mass destruction. Night Fight is in effect for first turn.|
|Eldar deployment. Good ole' fashion Eldar Alpha strike. Wade wanted to get into the pic. Hey, Wade! Three Guardian Jetbike squads in reserves.|
|Bottom of first. Wraiths and C'tan move into the middle piece to be out of sight to avoid Eldar shooting.|
|Top of second. Eldar shooting take out two more Wraiths. Other Wraith squad takes a wound.|
|Close up of H2H, hand-to-hand, top of third. Avatar and friends assault Destroyer Lord. After some Look Out, Sir's! Lord takes a wound and has one Wraith left with him. Mindshackled Scarabs on Avatar, wounds are saved.|
|Top of third. War Walkers with Guide take out one Night Scythe by removing hull points. First Blood 1 VP Eldar. All the Guardian Jetbikes arrive from reserves. They speed down the field to take Warriors off objectives and secure them for themselves.|
|Close up of H2H bottom of third. One of the few high points for the Necrons this game. C'tan and second Wraith squad jump in. Love that Hammer of Wrath special rule. Avatar shrugs off mindshackle scarabs this turn.|
|Bottom of third. Two Wraithguard are removed. Last Wraith from Destroyer Lord squad is removed. Night Scythe immobilizes one War Walker.|
|Close up of top of fifth shooting. Orikan is Empowered. Due to his enhanced Toughness he takes a wound. Another and he's down when the stars unaligned.|
|Top of fifth. Guardian Jetbike squad turbo-boost back to second objective. Another squad ready to take Orikan off his objective. Avatar is destroyed. Right now its 7-4 Eldar.|
|Close up of H2H bottom fifth. Wraithlord resists Mindshackle Scarabs. C'tan deals two wounds. Destroyer Lord takes last. Third and last positive moment for Necrons.|
|Bottom of fifth. Necrons are finally free from H2H and consolidate towards War Walker line. War Walkers are prepared to Scatter Laser whomever they want.|
|Roll the die and game is done.|
We agree that Orikan would've been removed from shooting and Guardian Jetbikes would've grabbed that objective. With Line Breaker for Eldar and Necrons we agree and damn it was fun.
Lose 4-11 Eldar.
Shawn played a tight and solid game. He had a plan he stuck to it and was very confident in his ability to follow through. I plan on making a post about how to defeat Necron Wraithwing with Eldar.
Dave was talking to us about our last three games. He mentioned codex creep is BS and that people who whine about don't know what they are doing. In the case of Shawn. Shawn knows what he is doing with his Eldar. Even with his tremendously bad dice rolling he still pulls off a win simply by out playing me.
|Shawn was very kind and picked me up some Grey Knights for painting his Eldar. These will be part a Strike squad. My new, new, new Grey Knight army list. Now won't have to magnetize weapons for different Grey Knight squads.|
|Shawn picked up his Phoenix Lords and dropped off Dark Reapers and Striking Scorpions. Very touched by him wanting me to paint more of his Eldar. Thanks, Shawn.|