Sunday, June 5, 2011

Grudge match! GK vs IG 1750 normal batrep

Another day, another battle report. Jaeroler wanted a rematch from yesterday game. He will be using the same list, I will also be using the same GK list. Using Power point this time instead of vassal for the pictures.

List here:

Mission: Annihilation
Deployment: Pitch battle

GM give reroll 1s to wound to purifiers and terminators.
IG seize initiative not successful.


I let the picture speak for itself.

Turn 1

-Purifiers in rhino weapon destroyed (multi laser) left melta vet chimera. 
-LR crusader blow up platoon cmd chimera, killing 2 inside and pinning them.
-Psyfle dread wreck 1 banewolf.
-DreadKnight  kill 1 H.wep team. (panic pass)

-Dreadknight wounded once by H.wep team. 

Turn 2

-Purifier in rhino wep destroyed (multi laser) right melta vet chimera.
-LR crusader and psyfle dread wep destroyed (multi melta) and stunned 2nd bane wolf.
-LR crusader bolter the platoon cmd sq and killed 2 (1 left, pass panic)
-DK kill another H.wep team (pass panic).
-Vindicare shake Leman russ on hill.

-H.wep team wound DK again. (2nd wound)
-Leman russ stunned GKSS rhino.

Turn 3

-GKSS disembarked and move to ruins but could not inflict any damage.
-DK dealt 2 wounds to H.wep team (lascannon and autocannon).
-Psyfle dread blow up bane wolf.
-LR crusader fluff all shots.
-Purifiers in rhino immobilized and wep destroy (H.bolter) right melta vet chimera.

-Mass lasguns from guardsmen kill dreadknight.
-1 H.wep team blow up psyfle dread. 
-2 H.wep teams immobilized & wep destroy (storm bolter) GKSS rhino. 
-2 Leman russ kill 5 GKSS. (panic pass) 
-1st melta vets squads blow up purifiers rhino.
-2nd melta vet squad with chimera and colossus kill 4 purifiers that came out.

Turn 4

-Purifiers immobilized left melta vet chimera.
-LR crusader shot H.wep team in crater but couldn't kill any.
-Terminators and GM disembarked and assault into guardsmen killing 15 and consol to edge of ruins. (5 guardsmen flee)
-Vindicare managed to wreck a leman russ. 

-2 Melta vets squads and 1 chimera pour all their shots and kill 4 purifiers.
-Lone platoon cmd sq with melta wreck LR:crusader.
-Leman russ and colossus kill 4 GKSS. (panic pass)
-Mass H.wep teams and comp cmd chimera kill 1 terminator.

Turn 5

-Purifiers wep destroy (H.bolter) left melta vet chimera.
-Lone GKSS with psycannon wreck comp cmd chimera.
-Vindicare wep destroy (battle cannon) leman russ. 
-GKSS rhino repaired immobilized result.
-GM charge lone platoon cmd melta gunner and kill it.
-Terminators shot disembark comp cmd sq and kill 2. (panic pass)

-Melta vets mopped up the 2 purifiers.
-3 H.wep teams and comp cmd squad pour their fire into terminators killing 2. (panic pass)

Turn 6

-Lone psycannon GK shot at the centre H.wep team and wiped them.
-GKSS rhino move forward.
-Terminator and Justicar charged into company command squad and wiped them, consolidate behind the wreckage.

-Both melta vets squad came out of chimera and 1 squad fired at GM killing the GM instantly
-2nd melta vet squad ran nearer to terminators.
-H.wep team killed 1 terminator, leaving only the terminator Justicar alive.
-2nd H.wep team killed the lone psycannon GK.

Terminator Justicar Santaro smashed the traitor - Lord Commissar Velis into the wreckage of the chimera. Obliterating the torso of the traitor Commissar and impaling whats left of him into the twisted metal. Commander Proximus was dumbstruck by the scene but the heavy nemesis hammer gave Proximus time to regain his composure and he struck the Terminator before it could face him. 
His blade pierce only millimetres of the armour before snapping at the tip. Proximus did not even have time to realise his blade had broke as Justicar Santaro swung his hammer around. The hammer contacted Proximus head, blood and gore sprayed out in a wide arc from Santaro followed by a limp headless body coursing through the air, skidding to a rest ten metres away.  

Turn 7

-Terminator justicar fired & charge the nearest H.wep team, killing the unit.
-Rhino tried to tank-shock H.wep team in crater but fall short.

-Melta vet fired everything into terminator Justicar killing it.
-Colossus shot at vindicare but lightning reflex save it again.
-H.wep team shot the rhino that tried to tank shock it and blow it up. The explosion fall short of burning them.

Game end

11 : 9
Victory to GK

The vindicare assassin watched as a horde of rabid guardsmen ran towards Terminator Justicar Santaro. The air around the terminator shimmer and burst into a colourful array of dazzling lights as the terminator justicar took immense fire from las and heat weapons fired by the horde of guardsmen.  
The assassin retinal display flashed a skull icon over Terminator Justicar Santaro name just as the hulking terminator crash down on his knees.
The assassin activated his vox bead and said:
"Mission accomplished"

End game thoughts
Very close game... at the end of turn 7, I only had a full wound vindicare assassin left. This game Jaeroler was able to prioritize his shooting and took out my psyfle dread and psycannons meat-shield early. My dice rolls were not as good as previous game and I keep getting immobilized/wep destroy results. The 2 chimeras on the left flank  were basically empty shells (weapon-less and immobilized) but not getting their KP because the chimeras were not destroyed.
Most of the time except in turn 1, I had to use 2 units just to deal dmg to 1 unit. The vindicare was the MVP and took out all the dangerous threats. If the vindicare had fluff like the LR:crusader I would have lost.

Mistakes I made were forgetting the vindicare had infiltrate and spend 1 turn running. I also did not used my orbital strike at all which I paid for. I also should had charged the heavy weapon teams with my terminators instead of shooting the company command squad in turn 5. Which could result in saving my rhino and maybe terminators from dying.

I am considering taking out the DK, its not really good in my list. Should I go the dark side and add more psyfle dreads or add inquisitor warbands?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Grey Knights vs IG 1750 normal batrep

Had been awhile since I played against Jaerolers' IG. After getting inspired watching some games in a tournament, he changed his IG list and wanted to test it. I'm using my GK. I also change my Dread knight to include G.psilencer, let my GKSS take 2 psycannons and add a Land Raider crusader.

GK list
GK GM, orbital strike

10*Purifier, 4* psycannon, 6*halberd, Rhino
Vindicare assassin 

5*Terminators, 1*hammer, 4*halberd, master crafted
10*GKSS, rhino, 2*pyscannons

Land raider crusader, multi melta, HKM, psybolt
dreadnought, 2*TL autocannon, psybolt
Nemesis DK, g.psilence


IG list
Company Command Squad w/ 3 meltas in Chimera
Lord Commissar

Veteran Squad w/ 3 meltas in Chimera x2
Platoon Command Squad w/ 3 meltas in Chimera
Infantry Squad x2
Heavy Weapon Squad w/ 2x Lascannons and 1 Autocannon x3

Fast Attack
Banewolf w/ Multimelta x2

Heavy Support
Leman Russ Battle Tank x2
Colossus Ordnance Battery x1

Mission: Capture and Control
Deployment: DOW lol...

GM make purifiers troops with grand strategy.
IG managed to seize initiative. 

My memory is quite fuzzy and never take notes during the game, so some details would not be 100% accurate.

Note* IG was issuing orders left & right, I didn't include it as I don't exactly know what the orders are called but just know that they allowed units to get TL, reroll cover saves, shot another round with rapid fire weps,  run better and auto rally. 


-GK deploy GM in centre in trench and LR:crusader with 5 terminators inside.
-GKSS combat squad. 2 psycannon and 3 SS in rhino. Justicar and 4 SS walking.

-IG deploy HQ company commander and gang and embark into chimera in turn 1. (I just place a chimera for simplicity)
-The heavy wep teams are troops, all are 2 lascannon and 1 autocannon.

 Turn 1

-IG move in everything, pop smoke for 3 chimera (2 melta vets, 1 platoon cmd).
-2 bane wolf move to flank of chimeras.
-Leman russ battle tank move from corner surrounding colossus. 
-Infantry squad combine and form a long line. 

IG shooting
-Either could not see due to night fight or could not roll high enough to glance LR:crusader.

-move in everything also. Ork deff dread is Dreadknight with g.psilencer. Left rhino have 5 GKSS. Right rhino have purifiers. Everything that could run, ran forward, rhino move 12". (5 combat squad GKSS were not in picture)

GK shooting
-LR:crusader managed to stun right bane wolf with assault cannons and multi melta, HKM shake left bane wolf.  
 Turn 2

-Move platoon cmd squad chimera forward to get range to LR:Crusader. Left banewolf also move nearer to get in range next turn. Everything else stay still.

IG shooting
-All heavy wep teams shot at DK, and DK took 1 wound.
-Colossus killed 5 GKSS that was walking with vindicare (not in picture).
-Leman russ could not kill vindicare assassin. (lightning reflex FTW!)
-All melta stuffs in the centre could not glance LR:crusader due to bad rolls and out of melta 2d6 range. 

-Assassin move and ran to get into position. All rhinos and dreadnought, DK move forward.

GK shooting
-Purifiers in rhino shot psycannon at closet leman russ destroying its battlecannon.
-DK psilencer shot at closest H.wep team and killed 2, pass panic due to lord commissar. 
-psyfle dreadnought shot at left chimera with melta vets and blow it up, killing 5 vets and 6 guardsmen.
-GKSS in rhino wreck left banewolf.
-LR:Crus, immob and wep destroyed centre platoon cmd chimera.

Turn 3

-Right melta vet chimera move closer to LR:Crus to get within melta 2d6 range. 
-Melta vets in crater move out to get into range of LR:Crus. 

IG shooting
-Banewolf multi melta destroyed LR:Crus assault cannon.
-Right melta vets in chimera wreck LR:Crus. 
-Platoon cmd meltas could not kill any disembarked terminators.
-Leman russ battle cannon could not kill any terminators.
-Colossus manage to wound vindicare once. 

-DK, psyfle dread move forward.

GK shooting
-Purifiers shot at closet leman russ and destroyed its last wep (H.bolter).
-Assassin shot at 2nd leman russ and manage to pent and blow it up. (1 shot 1 kill haha)
-GKSS shot at platoon cmd chimera and wep destroyed it twice till wreck.
-GKSS rhino shot at the disembarked platoon cmd and killed 1. 
-Psyfle dread shot at right melta vet chimera and blow it up killing 6 inside.
-DK shot psilencer at another H.wep team on the left and killed 2, again passing panic.

GK assault
-Terminators with GM charged melta vets on the right and wiped them, consolidate into the ruins.

Turn 4

IG shooting
-Banewolf poison gas kill 1 terminator.
-Meltas from vets and platoon cmd all fluff or were saved by terminators.
-Guardsmen FRFSRF mass torchlight shots couldnt kill any terminators. 
-H.wep teams dealt another wound to DK and wep destroyed and immob GKSS rhino.
-Company cmd chimera couldn't wound DK. 
-Colossus fluff shot against vindicare. 

-Purifier rhino move forward to get LOS to right banewolf. 
-GKSS disembarked from rhino.

GK shooting
-Purifiers psycannons shot at side of right banewolf and wreck it.
-Psyfle dread and GKSS shot at guardsmen and kill 7, passing panic again due to lord commissar. 
-DK shot at the furthest H.wep team and killed the autocannon gunner.
-Assassin fluff shot against wepless Leman russ.

GK assault
-GM and 4 terminators multi charge melta vets and platoon cmd squad. wiping all except platoon commander. Consolidating towards IG objective. 

Turn 5

-Guardsmen move towards crater to get cover saves.
-Company cmd chimera move nearer to terminators to get within melta range.
-Leman russ move towards purifiers rhino.

IG shooting
-2 H.wep team killed DK. 3rd H.wep team fluff shot.
-company cmd meltas took 2 terminators down.
-colossus shot was saved by vindicare again!

-Purifier disembark from rhino and ran towards GK objective.
-Terminators move towards IG objective.
-Purifier rhino move to prevent leman russ from tankshocking/ramming. (rhino was 1" away from Leman russ) 

GK shooting
-psyfle dreadnought manage to shake and wep destroy (multi laser) company cmd chimera.
-GKSS shot at the guardsmen, killing all except 2.
-Terminators shot at H.wep team, killed 1and inflict 1 wound on the lascannons gunners.
-All IG pass panic.

Game continue to turn 6.

 Turn 6

-Company cmd chimera tankshocked GM and terminators, GM and terminators were surprised by the suicidal APC and decided to do a "tactical retreat" (I rolled 12 for LD...)

IG shooting
-Company cmd with meltas gunners disembarked and finished off the "fleeing" GM and terminators.
-Colossus blast killed 4 purifiers. 
-H.wep teams fluff.

-Vindicare move up the ruins.
-Rhino on right move nearer to centre.

GK shooting
-Purifiers wreck the Wepless leman russ.
-Psyfle dread stunned and wep destroyed? (H.bolter) the chimera in centre.
-GKSS finished off the 2 guardsmen in the centre.  

Game continue to turn 7.  Jaeroler had given up at this point and we were just playing for fun on turn 7.

Turn 7 

Turn 7 Highlights
-IG H. wep teams fluff.
-Colossus killed 2 more purifiers
-Psyfle dread killed 2 melta gunners and inflict 1 wound both on lord commissar and company cmd.
-Both purifiers and GKSS were out of range of anything.
-Vindicare fluff shots against colossus... (rolling 9 with 4d6 + 3)

Game end

GK : IG 
1 : 0
GK victory

End game thoughts

Knowing Jaeroler play style I knew he would use his chimeras to rush my objective to get the win while his heavy stuffs will give support fire (anti mech and anti mehreenz).

I place my Land raider right on the lane leading to my objective. To get easy access to my objective, he will keep shooting the land raider to destroy it before rushing his chimeras forward. 
I estimated that fastest he could destroy my LR is on turn 2 due to night fight. He was cautious in his approach 
and did not get near enough to get 2d6 melta, which allow my LR to get a free turn of shooting.

Psycannons are 24", I needed 1-2 turns to allow them to come in and get in range of most IG stuffs at the back. If psycannons were destroyed before getting into position, I would have a tough time dealing with the mech and hordes of infantry. 
Also Jaeroler was too obsessed shooting at my vindicare assassin. Its powerful, but the really important target is the purifiers which I further enhanced with grand strategy. My good dice rolls with vindicare invul save further waste his battlecannons which I was truly afraid. My purifiers were not shot at all till turn 6 and had a field day picking any targets that threaten me, eventually winning me the game by capturing 1 objective. 

My DK also distracted him, where he put alot of lascannon shots into it. The DK G.psilencer had 24" range and could afford ignoring it for 1-2 turns. So if he had spend 1-2 turns shooting at the psyfle dread, a lucky pent could easily stop it for good.  My good rolls with DK saves again prevented my other stuffs from getting las in the face.

The MVP got to be the psyfle dread, anything it shot it destroy. By putting him in the centre, with the battlecannons and lascannons busy with other targets, psyfle dread also had a field day shooting chimeras.  

My rolls were very good, thx to gamescience dice! gamescience dice FTW!  
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