Looking at Dave's list I have just noticed it was technically illegal as a Patrol would have limited him to 2 Elites. I will mention this next time. Dave is a nice guy but like me, is still learning the ropes of 9th edition so I will just put these glitches down to the learning curve.
If anyone crunches the numbers you will notice I am still running the 2020 points values. This list will go up by around 65 points next time I play so the Inquisitor will possibly have to go.
The Mission generated was "Sweep and Clear" from the GT 2020 pack. This is a corner deployment mission with an Objective in each quarter and one in the centre. Once an army has secured an Objective, they remain secured by that army, even if there are not units nearby. To claim them, you have to go and take them back.
For my secondaries, I chose Oath of Moment (my old faithful), Deploy Scanners (handy if you have troops like Infiltrators) and Engage on All Fronts which is a good choice with 3 highly mobile units. Dave took Grind them Down, Cut off the Head (as my Warlord was looking a bit squishy) and Domination to double down on Objectives).
The table did not have as much terrain as I would like. Dave arrived half way through setting up and I forgot to include another piece of terrain in what would turn out to be my deployment zone, hence the "bald spot"). Dave played a strong refused flank while I deployed fairly centrally, hugging what terrain was available. I deployed my Inceptors and Captain in Reserve since I didn't fancy the idea of running them across no-mans-land to shoot. Inceptors are tough but Necrons have the firepower to bring them down so I opted to sacrifice 1 turn of shooting to ensure they could shoot safely from T2 onwards. My Infiltrators deployed on the adjacent table quarter behind the cover of a missile silo to control a second Objective.
Here is the view from my side.
and from Dave's
I won the roll off but opted to move second in the hope of luring Dave's units forwards towards the Objectives and then pouncing on them. Of course this meant I would have to weather a turn of his shooting first.
Before his first turn, Dave used his Deceiver's Grand Illusion ability to redeploy his Immortals and Lords to his centre where they had better fields of fire against my central units. With an awful lot of Gauss pointed towards me, we began the first turn!
Edited by Karhedron, 09 June 2021 - 01:59 PM.