Well it's interesting when I was talking with my mate, about our current meta and where GK's are. I said a lot of things about the GK that Goonhammer recently touched on and Lawrence as well. Which just confirmed that I'm on the same line of thought as these "pros." Which gives me some confidence that I'm finding my touch again after being away for a long time.
I identified similarities with Lawrence's and Goonhammer's list, that I was already leaning towards. Some thing's I don't agree with, and that comes down to meta and the list, and how you use your army.
A few people including myself mentioned in the comments that you cant use armoured resilience on the GMNDK, as its infantry only, and the NDK is a vehicle. But that was inconsequential as it only got fired at for 1 turn. And didn't win him the game.
I also don't like that he ran the 3 dreads as close combat, but perhaps it worked well with his list, he did use the aura stratagem onto the Dread though giving 6" reroll 1's. And perhaps they soaked fire that would of went into the paladins and terminators had the dreads not been there.
I do see the upside of -3AP flat 3dmg ccw. But against people I play, 8wound dreads wont make it across the board before they die a horrible death. Once I move into 2000pt games again, I would take 3 dreads, just equip them differently.
I like that he took interceptors, I like that he took the BC, as many of us have spoken about in threads lately. And you got to see the utility. Also the librarian, He used tide of escalation more often then not. I think he said he had points spare for psycannons and he was able to use the tide of convergence once I think for some extra damage.
In the later rounds he didn't bother with Tide of Fury once all his units were in combat, which is interesting. He prefers the 2 wound smites. And you can seem them doing consistent damage which was nice to see.
Very CP hungry, the list was, he mentioned it somewhat throughout the video. He didn't take empyrean domination for the 1CP a turn but in future he would. What's funny is, the fact we can't take extra warlord traits and what not, he really only spent 1 extra CP before the game, and didn't even need/get to use the augurium scrolls. Nor did he need first to the fray. In fact, he failed, re rolled, and failed again the two charges that turn. So even though he only took 1 detachment, and didn't burn like 3-4 CP before the game like other armies are currently doing, he was empty by the 2nd turn.
So it's just interesting to see other people use Grey Knights, I'll even give a shout out to Icosiel here, I enjoy watching his vids, even though he might take different stuff or not min/max his lists, just watching the situations that other people get into and how they deal with it, is interesting and there's always something to learn from that.
I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on the game with Lawrence, as he is such an awesome guy and such an awesome player, the channel and product he's created is fantastic.
Edited by Reskin, 29 November 2020 - 01:40 PM.