You can always put your list up in the army list section of the forum and we can try and help to optimise it.
I appreciate the thought but don't think it's that important at this stage in the game. Not trying to be rude.
We managed to get in two full turns and looked at what would happen in the third turn. I learned very little today, I was on the clock and had a set time to leave out to drive home.
If you haven't heard me complain about that before I have almost a 2 hour drive just to get there. I need earlier games to get enough time but my friend is managing now where he works and on call on his days off for work reasons. So we couldn't start any earlier. My bad luck.
Things I have learned. I need more player aids, things like a score sheet and a copy of the mission text to read during the game and a list of all the secondary objectives so I can track them during the game and no depend on my friends, typically the other players.
My list was, well I forgot one of my units and had taken an extra so I ended up swapping my forgotten suppressors for an eliminator squad. Not what I would have chosen to do at all but some how they ended up in the box, it is what it is I guess.
Mistakes during the game.
My big problem was the mat was larger than the table size for 1500 points this messed me up with bringing on my reserves. On from the table sides to flank.
That and not putting the right units in reserve.
My friend played scions, Lambdin Lions. Yikes. His list was as I had expected but he didn't go for the throat like he would have usually done. That would have been very bad for me as he was packing so much plasma and melta. His transports were ruthless with loads of shots and too much ap for me to stand up to.
The terrain was weird, I'm still getting used to how it works in 9th. Toe in is a thing. Irk, I don't like that.
MY list was ,
Captain in Gravis Given the warlord trait to boos him in CC, from the SM codex.
Apothecary - Given a warlord trait to make a unit obsec
Redemptor Dread - full Onslaught load out, storm Bolters, Icarus Missile
Aggressors X3 Flame Gauntlets
Assault Intercessors X5
Intercessors X5 Stock
Intercessors X5 Stock
Intercessors X5 Stock
Outriders X3 Stock
Hellblasters X5 The assault versions
Eliminators X3 Starting kit
1 Battalion and 1 Vanguard. Weirdly I think 1 battalion would have been a smarter play.
I deployed in a way to screen my back field and deployed holding 1 objective with the snipers and ready to move to a second one on turn 1. Easy enough.
His guns shredded 2 Intercessors in cover and all of my hell blasters and eliminators all on turn 1
I popped a transport on turn two and held 3 objectives nearly popping another transport with my warlord on turn 2
He slayed my librarian on turn 2 as well.
I brought on my aggressors and outriders as well that turn. My Outriders were slain easily and all but 1 aggressor killed of the three.
My warlord was dropped to 1 wound but healed by the apothecary up to 4 I think.
we stopped due to time on turn three after I had moved my units and "gamed out" the turn but called it. He figured I would finally start to crush his units wrecking a squad or two and taking 4 if not 5 objective by the end of my turn and pointed out some of my mistakes.
This list felt weird like I was necked because of not having any tanks. The table felt too open even though there was los blocked across most of the table, sorta balanced I guess. It was better for high mobility than foot slogging.
One thing that came to mind was my back field. In times past this particular opponent would have gleefully dropped deepstrike squads behind me to take my DZ and core me out. I played to try to screen that and the sides and move to the center but the loss of the hellblasters was huge. I kinda think I will trade them for a second Redemptor as I feel those last longer and I know I will get more use out of it. I may have enough points left over for something else cool. I am probably way off on that I don't have my codex and army list in front of me just now.
So, I chose the gravis Captain for his toughness and wounds then buffed him with might of heroes and gave him the relic power sword because I didn't see a better option for him. He's a fat little war god. I had hoped he and the Aggressors would work ion concert but as soon as I though about that I was off doing something completely different.
I did remember to change my Doctrines on my own this time but stayed in Tactical on turn 3 to attempt to ap out a few scions squads had we continued the game.
I know I am learning something but not sure just what yet. Oh, I also took out only the stratagem cards I would be able to use and the psychic powers and that turned into a much larger pile than I had anticipated. I just need card sleeves now.
The slaughter continues.
Edited by Warhead01, 26 January 2021 - 11:50 AM.