I had these reports in the ARMY LIST forum...updating here
Having trouble piloting this list as I learn 9th edition.
I am currently 0-2 in my first 9th edition RTT (also my first ever 9th edition games)
One of the biggest nuances I have picked up is the game is like whack a mole centered on objectives
Hiding/protecting a unit out of LOS and only revealing the minimum amount to kill and steal an objective is a different style of play I need to adjust to
In my 2 matches so far I have unleashed my terminators too early for bad trades (easy to see in hind sight...unable to forecast during actual game)
Game 1 (Battle lines...I went 2nd)
45-87 v Wulfen SW army with a scorpius
I played scared and basically fell back from the middle objectives instead of standing my ground. While I was able to mow down his wulfen doing this (and using tenebrous curse to slow his lines from closing the gap) I lost valuable time to score primary objectives.
I scored 5-5-5-10 with regards to primary
I also blew my secondary by taking linebreaker and being unable to get there at all. My opponent left front line combat units back to zone me out and deny me points. Since I hadn't really pushed his front lines he didn't pay the price for it.
I did get my deploy scramblers but that was basically it.
My brain was playing 8th edition instead of 9th edition. Now that there are no kill or kill more points I should have been sacrificing units and focusing on the objectives above all else.
When I brought the terminators in i also had little room to work with and dropped in a bad position
Main lesson I took away...I need to be WAY more aggressive and get those primary points
Game 2 (Sweep and Clear...I went 2nd)
78-92 v Custodes
My goal was to be more aggressive...turns out I went too far
This was also a unique mission called sweep and clear that benefited my opponent.
Usually custodes are outnumbered and can't spread out to play the objective game....however. There is a special rule for this 1 mission that you keep an objective even though you move away from it
I also had never seen the special secondary for this map either. In the future I will also pick it every time. Basically it forces you to fight over the center objective. All you need to do is control at the end of YOUR turn to get points.
This was the match where I learned the whack a mole style.
On turn 1 I pushed my terminators aggressively forward instead of keeping them as a counter strike unit.
The overwhelming firepower of terminators + leviathan was not needed for the single unit I could fire at.
On his turn he killed off my terminators and I didn't get value from them.
I should have played more cagey with them
I was able to score much better on the primary objectives but I need to adjust and find a better balance between aggressive and kamikaze
Highlight of the game was a unit of eradicators rolling 6 for damage to erase Trajan after he had eaten a morkai bolt to open the shooting phase (trajan has 7 wounds total)
Will keep testing and report back when this pod experience is over (1 more match in this pod and I am signed up for another pod trial run too)
I modified my terminator list after getting hands on experience with 9th.
In order to play the whack a mole game I need more mobility
Here is the terminator remix
Reasons behind the changes
The modified list performed very well in the debut and I got my 1st competitive 9th edition win (took me 3 games...1-2 tournament record now)
Batrep v Harlequins
T5S2 Vital Information mission
Edited by TiguriusX, 23 September 2020 - 03:13 PM.