JJ playing, met Shawn at Fantasy Flight. Due to playing around on the internet I arrived later than planned.
Mission: The Scouring. Deployment: Vanguard Strike.
Wore my VNV Nation hoodie.
|Our theatre of removing A Lot of models.|
Won roll off decided to deploy and go first. Then decided to go and deploy second. Shawn said we already set up objectives can't change my mind. Was for the better. Plus playing by the rules. Always a bonus.
|Dark Eldar and Eldar deployment. Dark Eldar have two squads of 10 warriors in reserves, two squads of 5 Scourges and Razorwing. Eldar have war walkers and shining spears in reserves.|
|Bottom of first. Vect is put down by dire avengers. Slay the Warlord 1 VP Eldar. Shooting from dire avengers and wave serpents remove trueborn.|
|Everything arrives from reserves. Here's a Dark Eldar cancer to eat at the Eldar centre.|
Shawn asks me if I should roll. 5 appears. Turn six.
Rolled dice and 4 appears. Onto turn seven.
Win 5-3 Dark Eldar
It has been a long time since I've won a game of 40k.
Made only a couple of mistakes with my Dark Eldar. I believe Shawn's hesitancy and protectiveness of his dire avengers cost him the game. If they were a little more aggressive they could've downed a couple of raiders with their shuriken catapults. Also could've diced up venoms nicely. He pulled a tactic of mine of turtling. 85% of the game was played on 1/3rd of the table. Would've been better if I moved my second 10 warrior reserve squad into 1 VP objective in area terrain. Could've gone to ground for 3+ cover while capping the objective. Instead the 4 VP objective was so tempting I just had to have it. Which cost me 50% of my troops.