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It seems like Hellbrutes don't fair well against your Guard! Nice work on the victories, especially against the BL that looked like a chess game of manoeuvring :tu:


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Indeed, the dice gods are fickle like that! Helbrutes and Dreads aren't the toughest things around so aren't that difficult to remove especially if you can muster some high damage rolls (he says, preparing to add one to his CSM...).

 

Now I have a fair few Stormies I'm wondering about fielding a pure Stormie force in smaller games - perhaps a goal I should aim for? :)


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Now I have a fair few Stormies I'm wondering about fielding a pure Stormie force in smaller games - perhaps a goal I should aim for? smile.png

Definitely - they'll look awesome on the table. I am completely biased though as I'm a big fan of the traditional Inquisition colours :D That's a point - how will you paint your Taurox? Green or red?



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The standard Taurox is a bit unexciting, so it'll be a red Taurox Prime for the Stormies :)


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Here's the delayed batrep for my Kill Team game. I want to field a pure Stormie list but for now I need to mix in some Guardsmen, but even so it's still quite a few models at 13:

 

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The mission was Terror Tactics where the idea is to get through the enemy lines and off their board edge. Fair enough normally but with a horde of 'nids coming at me I didn't fancy my chances of getting anyone through - not without thinning the horde down!

 

My opponent gets Initiative and advances up with almost everything - the two Termagaunts proving ineffective at shooting for it. I moved some of my troopers up, and we manage to do a respectable job in downing a couple of models, and shaking another (clear gem denoting a flesh wound).

 

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Fortunately I secure the Initiative in turn 2, and I decide that as the horde has enough models to block off all avenues in their advance I'm better off consolidating back and hoping I can thin them with concentrated firepower. This turns out well as the 'nids can't quite make their charges yet and righteous fire power starts taking it's toll. The 'nids actually get broken forcing two closest 'gaunts to get shaken but the game continues.

 

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They can make their charges now, but perform poorly - one Guardsmen is taken out but another clubs his attacker to death taking only a flesh wound!

 

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Fighting continues with some Guardsmen piling in to help, it's an uphill struggle but we can weather some more losses - the Tempestor heroically charging in to take some flak. Free units behind their move up to advance beyond, or lay some fire support.

 

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Crucially I fail the Initiative roll off, but that lets me fall back from combat. From here it's a turkey shoot and the 'nids are purged - victory to the Guard! It was a good little game, though still learning KT (no Command Points or Orders used). Numbers can be quite effective though when you start taking losses the nerve tests can be bad - less of an issue if you ensure your opponent takes them msn-wink.gif

 

I picked the wrong specialists/load outs here, no real use from them. Guard is also a bit short of true long ranged fire power which isn't great but that makes me think that specialising in the short ranged is best - something Stormies should be able to do. So time to get to work on the other Stormies...


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