JJ typing, Met Shawn at Fantasy Flight. Wore my light blue shirt from India. Has a mockery of KFC with a baby chick and mother chicken. Baby asks momma "Is that the Guy that killed dad?" Momma chicken replies "Sob, sob." It was a gift from buddy David. He felt the t-shirt matched my morbid sense of humour and had to buy it.
Mission: Capture the Flag, err Relic. Deployment: Hammer and Anvil.
Relic is my favourite mission. The centre of the table becomes a violent bloody warzone. Like most actual battles. Trading lives for a scrap of land. Hammer and Anvil was ideal for Imperial Guard. Once I saw the result of the die for deployment I knew it was going to be ugly. This capture the flag game just turned the bloody up a few notches.
Grey Knights are sorely under equipped against this type of army. Two leman russes. One punisher. One banewolf. Two Vendettas not in a squad. Three Basilisks. That is seven pieces of armour with two flyers against 30 purifers and 3 psyflemen. Great Match-Up.
Shawn won roll off decided to deploy and go first. During deployment Shawn says that he thinks this is going to be a fast game. It was fast but not for the reason that we both expected.
|Our shooting gallery. Well Shawn's shooting gallery.|
|Imperial Guard deploy. Apparently Shawn isn't f'ing around. He has four pieces of armour. Three with front armour of 14 as close to the flag as possible.|
Attempt to seize initiative. Nope.
|Top of fourth. Focused shooting from IG remove one pysflemen.|
|Bottom of fourth. All veterans are removed from board. Shawn asked if I was going to assault the veterans with psyflemen. Told yes if they are still alive. Definitely going to shoot them first.|
|Top of fifth. Psyflemen continue to hold their own. This is turning out much better than I expected. Was expecting to get tabled. It won't happen.|
|Bottom of fifth. Some shooting from psyflemen but nothing happens.|
Roll the die for turn 6. 1 appears. Games done.
|Wooden chip in the middle is the flag.|
One thing I need to do is focus on priorities. Specifically keeping in mind what each units job is. Example both times I disembarked combat squad with hammers instead of keeping them in the Rhinos. It might have come into play to have two hammers wailing on a leman russ. Next time. Tactics. I'm slowly picking them up with this army. I'm getting there. Feel something clicking in my head with Grey Knights. Also made a terrible mistake by keeping my rhinos so close together. Should've deployed them farther apart.
Loss 2-0 Imperial Guard. Damn fun game. Thanks, Shawn!