JJ playing, had a great evening with Bryan. CONvergence Dealer's post mortem then a game of 40k afterwards.
Mission: Big Guns Never Tired 5 Objectives. Deployment: Dawn of War.
|Our theatre of trouble.|
|Chaos deploys. Bryan does his standard deployment. Even layout with units supporting each others shooting.|
|Grey Knights deploy. Instead of going toe-to-toe with a shooting match against Plague Marines. Deployed on far flank which will allow me to focus all my shooting on one part of his army while the other part has to walk across the board.|
Attempted to seize. Nope, CSM continue to go first.
|Top of first. First Blood to CSM for removing Assassin. Also one Psyflemen is removed. CSM 2 VPs. The zombie pub crawl begins.|
|Bottom of first. Psyhinos go over the wall and pop smoke. Never did that before. One combat squad comes out of each Psyhino. Out of all the shooting only one Plague Marine is removed.|
|Top of second. CSM continue their efficient shooting. Obliterators, Defilers and some Plague Marines remove some Purifiers, cause a hull point on a Psyflemen. Bryan's dice are good.|
|This is why I wanted to play Purifiers. This twenty-seven zombie squad was brought down to eleven models with just two squads Cleansing Flame. Then assault was rolled.|
|Top of fifth. More Purifiers are removed. CSM shooting removes other Psyflemen. Few Grey Knights remain on the field.|
|Bottom of fifth. Crow's Psyhino arrives. Couldn't disembark. Some shooting, Typhus takes another wound from shooting.|
Roll to see if game continues and 5 appears. Onto turn six and more of this painful game.
Top of sixth unpictured. Typhus continues his steady diet of Psyhino. Two Purifiers are removed from CSM shooting. Only two remain.
|Bottom of sixth. Not a lot of useful shooting. Forget to disembark Crowe to contest left objective. Not that it would've mattered at this point. Crowe and Psyhino remove last two zombies. Second moral victory for this game unlocked.|
Bryan rolls for turn seven. 1 appears. Game ends.
Lose 13-1 Chaos Space Marines
Bryan said my deployment wasn't helpful for my game. While agree being behind the aegis and getting 4+ cover against plasma may have helped. Don't think it would've mattered. My Purifiers can't go toe-to-toe in a shooting matched his Plague Marines with Plasma. One thing he mentioned during our post game is that focusing on the Defiler would've been useful because its Battle cannon easily removed Purifiers. That I can agree with.
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