JJ playing, met Connor at Fantasy Flight. Wore my I support single mom's stripper silhoutte t-shirt.
Deployment: Dawn of War Mission: Big Guns Never Tire Objectives: 3
|Connor's Bugeater list. Guess they play 1750. He added an extra unit of Plague Bearers to be at our 1850. Which would put him at 1834.|
|Our stage of destruction this evening.|
Connor won roll off decided to deploy and go first. He also wanted to use Bugeater rules. Guess they roll off for deployments before placing objectives and don't use First Blood. Wanted to familiarize himself with the rules. I was comfortable with it.
|Grey Knights deploy.|
Attempt to seize initiative. Nope. I believe it was better for me to go second in this battle.
|Bottom of first. All 30 Purifiers shoot at Plaguebearers on objective in cover. The scoring unit is removed. Psyflemen take out several chariots. Crowe has no idea what to do so he hops into a Psyhino, Rhino with psyammunition.|
|Close up of H2H, hand-to-hand, top of second. Herald breaks off from hounds and assaults Assassin. Both take a wound.|
|Bottom of second. Now all but one chariot are down. Daemons still have one Plaguebearer still in reserve. It will either deep strike onto my objective or onto the objective that was cleared in first turn.|
|Now we know how Slaanesh Chariots are made.|
|Bottom of fourth. Continue moving towards the objective. Hounds go to ground. Some are removed. Not enough. This is the time when I start re-thinking my tactics and how things might have gone had I followed my original deployment.|
|Top of fith. Bloodthirster lands and stands over the Purifiers targeted objective.|
Win Connor calls it.
During our post mort Connor said he was surprised that I shot at the Plaguebearers on the objective. That if I would've shot at the chariots and hounds that would've removed them from the field and then walked up to the bearers and assaulted them with Cleansing Flame and Halberd. Connor mentioned in our last game what he was going to use chariots and told me how to beat the army, focus on chariots. Was going to fight the army the hard way to show how huge of a failure it would be by not taking out key threats. Once big guns was rolled, target priority changed.
As Natfka has said on his blog, Rest in Peace, and in emails. You can lose in deployment. Felt my deployment in a corner was key to winning this game. Cutting off key routes of movement to reduce avenues of getting into close combat. Daemons would have to divide their forces up into multiple fronts which my complete front could take on the front of their choice at their leisure.
My suggestion to Connor was to have his daemons mirror my Purifiers right flank movement. Like in meteorology. There would be a clash of high and low pressure systems. Which would stay in position as bodies fell as a result of those colliding fronts.