Let's see how the List performs with the 15 Paladins.
Here is my List
His List is:
The Mission is 33 - Priority target
Here is a Picture of the Deployment.
His Secondary: Mission Specific, Engage on all Fronts, Abhor the Witch
My Secondary: While we stand, Bring it down, Scrambler
He deploys all his forced and I have all troops, 4 servitors(teleportarium) and the 4x psycannon paladins in reserve.
I start in the Tide of Shadows.
He did win the roll for the the First Turn, So:
Drukari Turn 1
Wracks advanced in the south. (pink squad). Venom did the same.
He went in the middle with 3x Talos and a Raider. Drazar runs to them in the middle.
The middle Raider uses Aether Sails and auto advances 8"
Both lances did not hit with -1 to hit from Tide or adv.
The Raider made his charge in my LR. He could draw a excatly 1" line to fight.
he gets 3Pts for Engage
GK Turn 1
Pink Paldins geting buffed with -1 to wound, astrail aim, Hammerhand
The LR gets Sanctuary and the LR gets Gated back a bit to get out of combat.
In the shooting phase, the LR kills the red Raider and 2 witches died while they tried to get out.
The pink Paladins shot the blue Raider with pysbolt ammunition and took 4 life of it.
the red paladins did scramble.
The Pink Palads did charge the raider and kill it and 2 wrecks died while they got out.
End of turn 1
Drukari Turn 2
He gets 15 for Primary.
The Chronos advances, the withces and incubi in the south did the same, aswell as drazar.
The Reaver jetbikes moved in the middle.The green Raider used aether sail and goes in the midfield. bevore the witches get our and take my north objective and the incubi stay in the cover in the north.
Talos shoot at the pink paladins and they drop the -1 dmg strat. They kill 1 paladin and take 1 wound of one more with the heat lances. Reaver follow up and take another wound of a paladin.
I lose in close combat 1 paladin and 1 goes to 1 wound from the taloi. Draigo loses 2 wounds from the Acothyst weapon. Draigo kills 3 wracks and the paaladis are out of combat range.
He hets 3 for engage and 5 for priority target.
GK Turn 2
I get no points for primary.
Dynamic insertion gets "supervected" and i lose the cp
Lirarian kills the wracks with 11 cast inner fire and takes 3 wounds. Draigo buffes the red paladins with armoured resiliance and switch in the shooty tide. Astral aim on the Landraider, Hammerhand and sanctuary on the red paladins. Some smites took some hp of the Taloi and killed 1 witch of each squad.
In the shooting phase the LR and the psycannons kill 1 Talos and the heavy bolter kils with the 5 man terminator unit 3 incubi. The red paladins used psybolt ammunition and killed 8/9 jetbikes. He had really bad rolls.
Voldus and both paladin units charged in the taloi. The strike made the 9" charge and the LR + libby charged the witches. The taloi interuppted and killed 2 paladins and left the lone Paragon alive. After fighting and doulbe fight the red paladins, the talos were all dead. In the south the witches got killed and in the north the same happend.
The problem for me is, that he keeps me off the Objectives so i still have 0 points for primary. I need to score next time.
End of Turn:
Drukari Turn 3
The Aeldari get 15 for primary.
he moves the 2 Incubi in the venom. The middle blob goes near my red paladins and the north Incubi are ready to charge the strike squad. He can hold my south objective because draigo stands not dead center on it so he has a small gap to take it from me. I should have moved the LR a bit more up the field to prevent that.....
Some more pictures after the movement:
The cronos killed 2 servitors. And rakat shot at the lone paragon and killed him because i didn't relize he has -2 rend. The Venom kills the last servitor and the Raider shot the red Paladins and the wound got saved.
The Incubi charge the north Strike squad and killed it and give him 3 points on engage on all fronts. Mission specific for 5.
Some Midgame thoughts:
It is incedible hard to counter the first turn vs a fast army. He can screen me out of 90% of the board and I can't go agressive because he has the taloi/Incubi counterpunch. Maybe next time I let the paladins a big squad and use the psycannons from turn one on.
He will get now some Abhore the witch points because he can kill the solo Paragon and the 5 man strike squad. So thats 6 points there. I have to save voldus and draigo while they are doing some work. Drazar is here the biggest thread. I hope he wont charge him suicide into voldus. That will kill him or use all my Cp to keep him alive, if possible. It feels like I have to get 15 for while we stand. My last drop servitors have to dynamic insert in my round to get scramblers. I hope I don't forget it. The Strike squad will counter the north Incubi and hopefully shoot them to death.
I don't think I can deny him in this state the 45 for primary because it seems impossible to shift his 20 wracks from his backfield.
GK turn 3
He holds all obj on the board. So no primary.
In the movement phase i inserted the servitors for my last scrambler and did shock the strike squad
In psychoc phase switch to NK phase.
Sucubus interupts and kills 1 paladin and wounds 1 paladin. We both used our command reroll there.
Draigo killed the chronos. Voldus killed Drazar and the Paladins killed the Succubus and wounded Urien for 3 Wounds. Then Urien punched back and killed a paladin with 2 mortal wounds. The strike squad took 6 hp from the Raider and left it on 2 wounds.
End of turn:
Drukari Turn 4
He gets 10 primary.
The venom shot at the libby and did nothing and the wracks charged the Landraider with a 12" charge move.
The venom charged the Libby and did nothing. The Wracks took 1 hp from the LR.
end of turn
In GK turn 4
I get 5 points primary and the we spoke it through.
We rolled, if I can elimiate the wracks on his north objective but i couddn't do it. So the End result would be:
End of Game Scoreboard (he has 3 more points in abhor the witch for killing my strike squad and the paladin squad)
End of Game thoughts:
in the next post....
The pairings for the Pod is out and I play vs an Ultramarine Successor Chapter
Edited by Silver-Fox, 04 September 2020 - 10:59 PM.