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Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Thanks for the Battle Report Gitsplitta It's really enjoyable to see a Tomb Stalker, I've been tempted to try to scratch build one for years. No worries about unpainted builds, I have found that they stand out in photos but in person during the game they are not even noticeable. It's great and more important that you are getting games in, than everything being picture perfect IMO.

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Looking excellent, love the shot through the building!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

 Gitsplitta wrote:
I just can't wait to get those buildings finished... they'll look SO much better that way.

The boy is whomping on me pretty good. Lots of casualties for both of us, but he's killing me in VPs.
Do you think the game is better with more building blocking LOS? Only asking because last time you played it was over by turn 2.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Yes. I'd call it absolutely necessary.

Update on the battle...

The Necrons came on strong in turns 2 and 3 as their list is primarily an assault list. There were a LOT of casualties on both sides, but the Necrons have taken ground and are in a commanding lead VP-wise... something like 17-6. I've got two turns to try and catch up. I think it's unlikely, but not impossible.

This is what's left on my right flank. The praetorians with help from the wraiths have killed nearly everything. My plan here is to take the 3 remaining rangers and put them on the objective, then move my vanguard across to the Necron side of the table (advancing) and try to shoot the last Necron stragglers off of an objective over there (eventually claiming it for myself). There's no practical way I can do enough damage to the praetorians to stop them from crushing everything they touch, but perhaps I can delay them long enough to score points elsewhere. Unfortunately with the Necrons going second and our non-standard game that's scored at the end of each round, the Necrons have always been able to counterpunch to the objectives, which has helped them tremendously.


Center-rear: All my HQs are wiped out so no more doctrinas or auras. Daddy-skorpec is the only Necron here. I'm hoping to move the vanguard squad on the right back to near the Skorpec in order to grab the objective behind him and shoot the crap out of him. I'd like to save the las cannons on the ironstriders for other targets if possible.


Center-front: The cav and tomb stalker have been doing a lot of belly bouncing. My plan here is to fall back to the objective on the left which is worth 2 points to me. I think they can survive whatever the stalker can throw at them.



Far Left: Two skorpecs are brining the wood to my dune crawler. However my plan is to fall back and either make them follow me off of the objective they're standing on or sit on it and get shot at.


The wild card in all of this are the three ironstriders with twin las cannons. They can shoot at everything on the table with the possible exception of the tombstalker. Papa and baby skorpecs HAVE to die this turn... but I'd love to turn those las cannons on the praetorians and whittle them down a bit. I guess we'll see how the other shooting goes.





Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Great report. Looks like a lot of fun and good to see it stretching beyond turn two.

Love seeing the armies both including all manner of unusual units.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Thanks Archer!


This seems like an appropriate shot to end on. We called it at the end of T4. Neither of us had a lot left, but the Necrons were down to only a few models, HOWEVER they had a commanding point lead and there would be no way for me to catch up in the last turn. Well played Thing1! The new Destroyer types are a bit soft, but OMG are they killy! Praetorians are still the best in my opinion. I'd start with three units of 10 and laugh as my opponent tried to stop them.


Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Love that photo Gitz! Thanks for sharing the report sounds like it was fun even it was a bit lopsided at the end. How are the praetorians kitted out?
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Yorkright wrote:
Love that photo Gitz! Thanks for sharing the report sounds like it was fun even it was a bit lopsided at the end. How are the praetorians kitted out?


25 points each, FA slot:
10" move (fly)
WS3, BS3, S5, T5, W2, A3, Ld10, 3+ save
Living metal: (heals 1 wound each round)
Reanimation

Rod of the Covenant:
Shooting: 12" range, assault 1, S5, AP-3, D2
Melee: S5, AP-3, D2


They can get good buffs of course. A squad of these guys can kill almost any unit in the game in 1 turn (combining shooting and melee). They can get to almost any unit in the game with their 10" fly move and they aren't huge models, so getting them into position while finding cover isn't very difficult. They're just devastating... and very difficult to get rid of with living metal and reanimation. Yes, they are expensive... but from what I've experienced... totally worth it.

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Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
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Krazed Killa Kan







T5 and 2 Wounds, with great armor saves, living metal, and reanimation protocols! Good lord! Doesn't matter that their range is terrible, they're Necron Ticks.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Yet another brilliant table set-up by Thing1.

Table for tonight's game. The dark green areas represent LOS-blocking forests (unless you're in them).


Also finished the bases on the new trees from that last terrain get. I think they look nice on the table!


I'm frantically trying to get enough paint on the new squad of infiltrators to make them playable. This is my progress so far.

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Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

We believe in you! looks good looking forward to the war!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Thanks graven!

Made some more progress on the infiltrators... they need details and cleaning up, but they're good enough for the table.


Here's our deployment. We both took the most assaulty armies we could think of. Pretty cool actually. His is much scarier than mine.

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Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

New Infiltrators are finished! Not a fancy paint job but they're consistent with my other models and look good on the table.




This gives me two units of 5 infiltrators (outfitted differently) and one unit of 5 rust stalkers. I'm happy enough with how they've all performed on the table that I'd like to add 2 to each unit. Unfortunately they come in boxes of 5 (sigh). Will need to see if I can snag a single off the internet somewhere.


Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in ca
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






The downside of going to 7 is that it means they'll be susceptible to Blast now! Worth keeping in mind.

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Last Night on Earth 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

@Gwyn: Point well taken!


A bit of fun coming up. The local game stores are back in the swing of things and the closest one is starting a Crusade campaign since they have a lot of new folks or people that didn't get much gaming in over Covid. This is all new to me... power level?? What the heck is that?? In any case I decided to run my EC as at the very small PLs they're using (25 & 50) I can actually have some choices in what I field out of my few Emperor's Children units. I'm not really expecting to win any games, certainly not against any new codecii... but it'll be nice to see them out on the table. Snagged a bunch of decently painted cultists (to which I will give a minor touch up) to give me a cheaper troop option and I should be ready to go... if I can actually find my EC that is. With the exception of the dreadnaughts, the rest of the army has completely disappeared. Back into the warp I guess!

Assuming I find them, I'll post a pic of the 50 PL list. There's not much to it.

Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
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Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Power Levels, and the flexibility of choices on the models, is what 40K *should* be.

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Made in gb
Calculating Commissar






Reading, Berks

 Gitsplitta wrote:
With the exception of the dreadnaughts, the rest of the army has completely disappeared. Back into the warp I guess!


You know that means they will turn up in 20 years time when you least expect it and invade a small outer rim planet...

   
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Affton, MO. USA

Being Emperors Children, make sure you knock and announce yourself before opening the drawer/closet/Box you are about to look in to find them. They may be pre-occupied and need a moment before you just throw back the curtain .

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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

That sounds like fun Gitz some of my favorite games have been narrative. As for the EC check under the bed that’s where most “naughty “ things end up.
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Happy Birthday Brother..

Hope you took some time off to celebrate.


 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

No rest for the wicked I'm afraid. You have a birthday too if I recall correctly. Same back at 'cha!


Got two large boxes of beautifully painted models from Nerdfest09 last week. Rather than taking a shot of everything where you can't see the wonderful details, I'll do them unit by unit as I finish the bases. First, the pteraxii sterylizors.



In other news I've been having a lot of fun with our local gaming group's Crusade/slow grow campaign. I'm 2-0-1 (25PL/~500pt games) at the moment with enough extra RP to be comfortable. This week I have games vs. Dark Angles and DKoK. Haven't played either of those armies in 9th so it should be interesting. I'm running a very non-meta AdMech list so it's been fun for me and I think surprising for my opponents.

If any of you are interested here's the basics of what I'm running at 50 PL (roughly 1k points). It's supposed to be a scouting/recon force, thus everything either moves fast (8" or more) or has deployment shenanigans (with the exceptions of the HQs). The dragoons/balistarii (chicken walkers) would certainly fit the theme, but I wanted to avoid using them, the vanguard and large squads of rangers as they are all so abused right now. Besides... this army is one heck of a lot of fun!

HQ:
Tech Priest Manipulus
Marshal

TP:
3x 5 rangers w/ arquebus

EL:
5x Infiltrators w/ swords
5x Infiltrators w/ tazers
5x Rust Stalkers w/ blades

FA:
6x Raiders
6x Raiders
5x Pteraxii Sterylizors

HV:
2x Icarus Dune Crawlers

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Anvildude: "Honestly, it's kinda refreshing to see an Ork vehicle that doesn't look like a rainbow threw up on it."

Gitsplitta's Unified Painting Theory
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Those are some beautiful birdies! I like your list its got a little bit of everything and fits the theme. Let us know how it plays out, maybe even a few pics.
   
 
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