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I always enjoy reading through your batreps and this one is no exception. Definitely a terrific way to motivate people to get their armies built, painted, and on the table! :tu:
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I find it the primary motivation, but sadly that means the less "exciting" or second pick models can wait a little longer. It's all worth it when you have a fully painted army on the table top biggrin.png If my batreps can help motivate people that's more than I can ask, but just imagine what a good batrep could do tongue.png;)


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I always enjoy your batreps, WF, because you take time to break down what's going on.  It's not necessarily about being fancy (though I do like the cinematic ones too) but more about showing a game in progress and adding just a sniff of narrative.

 

So after-action, would you say the Stormlance is better, worse, or roughly equal to the vanilla Demi-Co. in capability?  Do you think the mobility is worth the trade-off for losing ObjSec?  I'm asking this specifically from an IH Chapter Tactics perspective, mind you.  :)


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Losing 'hope' after 10k years just because of a big warp storm? Doesn't sound like my Blood Angels.

Never had hope to begin with; they had duty, and that was enough.

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I need to get a bit better breaking turn events down, or at least remembering all the actions - like most things there's always room for improvement smile.png

 

I'm big into mobility as it supports pretty much all winning moves - if you're in the right place that's half the battle generally. I've also found ObSec to be all but irrelevant in games so it's not much of a contest for me. I still plan on running the Demi-Company for more experience there, but I'm not expecting it to compete.

 

As IH we usually want to be shooting more than anything as with most C:SM forces, though we can muster some heavy hitters if you're willing to pay the points. The FoM's PotMS is huge for letting you move further and shoot effectively, add the post-shooting scoot and you can gribble up the table quickly or dart back into cover. Also gives you extra move to fall back and avoid assault units. I think it's hard to underestimate how useful that is as you reposition quickly and make it very difficult for your opponent to avoid and/or catch you!

 

It's unfortunate Dreads can't be part of it, it'd be damn near perfect then! tongue.png I want to get more Tacs/Marines on the table and these sort of things give them vital buffs so its something I plan on working with more smile.png Though I do have that list that's all tanks aside from a Techmarine I've wanted to try... laugh.png

 

I still feel quite new to the whole detachments thing so there is much more to learn, got my eye on some 1st Company stuff too once I get the Cataphractii finished smile.png


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There is a sweet spot for batreps I think, I want details and pictures but I don't want it too heavy. Video batreps I'm not interested in, too much time to view and walls of text are also too much time to read :P While a picture is a thousand words I don't want too many pictures either, as those thousands of words build up!

 

However, back to peer pressure and that dead horse of mine - when are we seeing the Cataphractii finished? ;)


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Soon! Just got to finish my Ioria vow model before I can think of anything else :P


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Ah, soontm! I guess I should be quiet as I still have quite a bit to do on my Ioria vow. I shall be back to pester once my vow is done and I have the moral high ground, or you finish your vow if that's before ;)

 

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I'll be working on my Priest this weekend, so he may be done sooner than you'd think ;)

 

The Cataphractii aren't far from my mind, I've been musing on biting the bullet and going full magnets on them - or my preferred build should that not work.


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As is likely no surprise the looming shadow of 8th has most projects on pause - but the 7th train still runs yet msn-wink.gif This game is from last month so unfortunately I'm a bit light on the details but I do have pictures at least smile.png

 

1750pts Legio vs Black Templars

It's those troublesome Templars again. I lose the roll off and deploy second, but that gives me chance to exploit a deployment mistake (see the lonely Deredeo and Centurions):

 

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The Legio is today going full Dreadnought, whether box, Contemptor or tactical! A Techmarine completes the IH line up smile.png

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Early Game

Jokes are made about the 6s I keep rolling in the lead up to the game (deployment aside), which inevitably leads to a 6 for seizing the initiative. The Emperor looks after His own msn-wink.gif Legio forces advance on the enemy as we all know how this is going to play out. Some hull points are plinked and a Rhino stunned.

 

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Templars do what Templars do best and come at me. The Culexus bides his time with no psykers to target but ultimately not much happens. The Legio is robust and what damage there is gets repaired and in return some Rhinos are popped but not before getting the Templars close enough for some fisticuffs. The Dice Gods decree that the Terminators shall not suck and they do a good job for once.

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Mid Game

The Templars put in a good showing, but my armour saves (and odd FNP) are true. I guess the Terminators heard me threatening to shelf them until 8th... The encroaching Dreads mean that things are looking very bad for the men in black especially as with my deployment I've won fire superiority by no small margin.

 

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Further aided when the Stormtalon zooms in. Not much to shoot so he tried his luck against the Culexus. One krak missile later it's clear who the Dice Gods love! The Templars are mopped up and the Legio continues on to the main dish...

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But not without the Scouts outflanking. Didn't see much else to do with them so thought I'd give it a go. Surviving the shooting which destroyed their ride and the charge they slowly plink away at the Centurions over the game, the Sergeants power fist earning its place well as usual.

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Late Game

The disgorged Templars know it's all but curtains but they're not the type to shy from a fight and get stuck in. Or rather would if they didn't fail their charge... that's the last straw as in return the Legio decides to show them who owns the shooting phase:

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... and, in this game at least, who owns the combat phase also!

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With honour satisfied and no chance of victory my opponent concedes. This was one of those games where things went right, so perhaps the details I forgot aren't really necessary. I have high hopes that 8th will give the BTs a shot in the arm they deserve so I'm looking forward to future match ups biggrin.png Maybe need to get a Deredeo for myself one day as they're pretty nifty - when they can see something to shoot msn-wink.gif


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Haha, one of my buddies is a BT player and he's failed more charges with tooled-up Crusader Squads/Bike Command Squads than you can shake a stick at.  It's hilarious every time!  :lol:


Losing 'hope' after 10k years just because of a big warp storm? Doesn't sound like my Blood Angels.

Never had hope to begin with; they had duty, and that was enough.

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