Saturday, May 15, 2010

Apocalypse Battle Report # 1: Warhound goes nuclear! Page 1

Nurgle took on a combined Nid/Necron force in a 3000 pt Apocalypse match and got slaughtered again but not without taking their pound of flesh.

Nurgle loadout was:

1 Daemon Princess
1 Sorceror
10 man Assault Chosen Squad
5 man Chaos Space marines squad
9 man Plague marines + 2 flamers + champ Powerfist squad
1o man Plague marines + 2 flamers + champ power sword
8 man raptor + 2 meltas + champ Pfist squad
2 Obliterators
2 Land Raiders
1 Warhound

Nids/Necrons loadout:

Winged Hive Tyrant, 2 brainleech devourers, hive commander
3 carnifexes heavy venom cannon and bio plasma
2x zoanthropes with drop pods x2
1 squad 14x termagaunts
1 squad 15x hormagaunts with toxin sacks, adrenal glands
1 squad genestealers
Tervigon with toxin sacks, adrenal glands and catalyst
2 monoliths
5x destroyers (psycher was here)
3x heavy destroyers
Here's the necron/Nid Blog detailing their army

The longest part of the game was setting up. The battlefield was rather cluttered which is usually good for me but probably gave a bigger advantage to the nids.

We were playing a special scenario whereby my opponent had to secretly designate 1 piece as a psycher who could contain the daemon in my warhound. This psycher could be any piece but had to be a member of a multiple piece squad. His objective was to blow up the titan, recover the head, and bring it to his deployment zone.

My objective was to expose the psycher, recover his body and bring it back to my deployment zone for genetic testing. This involved weeding him out by destroying every member of the squad in which he was hiding. The psycher was invulnerable to all damage which is one way he could have been exposed. However, in destroying his squad, the psycher would also have been exposed because the shock would have forced him to succumb to a coma.

The scenario is described in greater detail here.

1st turn I gave setup to my opponent and then regretted it when he popped a land raider, and shot my sorceror & obliterators to bits before I even got a chance to try them. However the warhound paid back the slight in kind by roasting most of a hormagaunt squad with 2 shots from the plasma blastgun. Most notable however was the turbo laser destructor. This thing is mean! Auto penetration, ignores cover, +1 vehicle damage rolls, autowounds, instant death or 1 wound if target is immune to instant death. The warhound aced the 3 carnifexes in one shot, pretty much covering his purchase price in points destroyed. Meanwhile the plague princess and my FW plague marine squad finished off most of a termagaunt squad birthed by the Tervigon.
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Scratchbuilding and painting:


Plague Reaper

Warhound's Necrotic Companions

Fellios the Fallen and cohorts

New table

Chaos Lord

Chosen squad

Scratchbuilt Greater Daemon

Scratchbuilt Rhino

Epic Titans

Team game battle reports

Heretics of the Broken Dawn 2 x2

Lady Pestilence’s' 1st Outing

Regular Battle reports

Scrapyard Blues

Making Don’s BA sweat

First time facing pure Necrons

Christmas with the Greenskins

Don’s IG on a new board

Nurgle Annihilated by Blood Angels

1st time versus Tarkand

Mexican standoff: 2nd Game vs. Tarkand

Nurgle Downs the Sisters

Faceoff with the Lions of Achaea on a brand new board

Tight match against Corbeau’s Nids

The death of Pedro Kantor

Apocalypse battle reports

La Chute de Dominus Org (Fr.)

Fall of Dominus Org (Eng.)

The betrayal of Fellios and the fall of Engel Sarg

Chester’s first outing and first time going Nuclear!

Chester gets schooled by the Eldar!

Experimental Games

NERFed Battle with the Tau


Easter Egg hunt

Super Heavy Scrum

1st Spearhead Match

A tenuous alliance


Chaos Ludik 2011!

Storms Cityfight Tournament: part 2

Storms Cityfight Tournament: part 1

’Ard Boyz Practice Match against Valkom’s IG

Game Summit

Random stuff

Gorillapod tripod test with remote

Warhammer in a nutshell

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