But, after reading yet another post, I think in the unit of the week thread I caved in and got myself another 5.
Well, I finally got to test drive them last Saturday vs Astra M and vs AdMech.
Vs AM it was a smaller game, just 1000 pts and I thought for sure my army would end up being way too elite, but I was hellbent on trying my new SG! Added Captain Smush, Mephiston, The Sanguinor, an Ancient with the banner and 3x5 scouts.
Opponent with 3x30 conscripts, 2 Russes and a Chimera with Flamer vets. And Valhalla chapter tactics. What the hell haha!
Overall in this game I went through about 170 bodies with what I had, and my plus 1 attack aura and unleash rage was used very poorly due to positioning. Mephiston was killed quickly after almost murdering a Russ in melee. I think 5 SG were left at the end of the game, they were SO durable! Never got to use the banner btw as the Ancient got shot by a Russ the turn he came down. So yeah, in the end my opponent just ran out of CPs to recycle his squads and once I was able to hit his Russes it was gg. Did I mention all SGs had power fists? Hitting the conscripts on 4s ugh 😂
Game 2 vs AdMech went a little smoother. 1500 pts this time, same list as before but a Libby dread instead Mephiston. Interrcessors, a TAC Squad, a QuadHB and a Priest to round it out.
Opponent had: 3x Onager (Neutron, Skyfire, Skyfire), 10 EPriests, 2 Dakka Kastellans, 4 Grav Destroyers, some chaff and 4 HQs.
Priests, Kastellans and Destroyers all deep-striking.
This time FINALLY I got first turn for once!!!
Forlorn Furied my Captain and went all out alpha on the cyber freaks. Captain charged an Onager and his Warlord, jumping over his screen. Knocked his WL right out. Wanted to use the stratagem for 3D6 on the SGuard but after my shooting phase there was nothing in range haha! Libby dread made a 12” charge. Priest charged something over a building.
Then his reserves came in. Obviously as far away as possible, and played his +1 to hit stratagem. EVERYTHING fired at the SGuard. When the dust settled I had lost 3 of them. Have to run the numbers on that, my opponent was pretty dishearted though. Not as dishearted as when I picked up my remaining SG and deep struck them again in charge range of his big robots though!
Sooo yeah, after I made the subsequent charge on the Kastellans it was basically gg. My Captain, the dread and Sanguinor made their way through his army from on flank and the SG from the other.
1. SG are great, durable, and 2 attacks aren’t bad
2. Going first is still amazing
3. Why does the Libby dread cost more than Mephiston? Will probably bring him instead next time.
Edited by Blackcadian, 16 April 2018 - 11:50 AM.