Warhammer 40,000 Tactica Battle Report: Ultramarines vs Nurgle Daemons 2000pts

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Sam Swinscoe
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Sam Swinscoe

would be cool to see the Gulliman list against one the LVO lists

Gilles Pelvin
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Gilles Pelvin

I am not sure how this ultramarine list is a “unbeatable” list: 95% of the fire power is razorbacks, how do you kill Morty or a greater daemon with that ? Maybe more Laz canons were required. To handle the 3 blobs, how about: 1- deploy at the edge of the table (instead of 6-7 inches in) to get one more turn of shooting 2- a couple of stormshield/hammer termies that can engage one blob each and stop them from advancing Termies with stormshield unit could have also been use to support Gullyman in combat and ensure instant kill of… Read more »

Travis Jacobs
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Travis Jacobs

Loved it. I think showing the important dice rolls, as you did, was a great way to do these vids. Look forward to more.

Artyom Trityak
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Artyom Trityak

Loved those tactics reports

AP
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AP

At 1:07:20 would it be an option for the unit of plague daemons by the razorbacks to just declare a charge against one of the razorbacks rather than declare it against all 4? The unit can then pile into the other 3 razorbacks during their fight phase instead of charging into them? The plague daemon unit is already positioned in such a way that the other 3 razorbacks would be the closest enemy models to pile into. The reason to do this would be so that they then just eat overwatch from the one razorback the charge is declared against… Read more »

Eardrumms
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Eardrumms

Great report! Think you’re bang on that in the tactica videos while you lose the suspense / thrill of the dice rolls the much more interesting thinking behind your strategy, movements, target priority etc. more than makes up for it. Keeps the focus on the point of the video, which is about how best to play it given the situation. Looking forward to more tactica videos – Blood Angels please!

Chris Frosin ?
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I do like this sort of game. Gets me a little that there’s sooooo much emphasis on going first. Ultramarines you can see would be vicious on a first turn. What are your thoughts on this? Is a ‘being able to absorb an alpha strike’ list going to be stronger in the long run?? Love these as much as the narratives. Catch you all soon. Maybe at Heat 3 ? Definitely at the finals.

Alex Smith
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Alex Smith

Very nice, love the format guys. RE: Dice rolls, I think you got it right in this ones. Crucial ones, show, others just summarise 🙂
Looking forward to the next one!

Ben Walker
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Ben Walker

Great game, I really enjoyed the format, and the idea behind the series.

Dan Burgess
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Dan Burgess

A bit late to the party but wanted to ask. Have you guys used Morty with Blades of Putrefaction and Virulent Blessing. From what I can tell they stack. Means his Reaping attack wounds anything on a 2 reroll 1 and 5s and 6s do mortal wounds and double damage

Trev
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Trev

I really enjoyed this! I’ve not done much competative playing before, so this is wonderful stuff. I’m looking to make my Blood Angel force a lot more competative! Great stuff, thank you for sharing! 🙂

JustGreg
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JustGreg

I do enjoy seeing the dice rolls in general, especially with the multi-damage ones where the variance is higher. That said, more focus on tactics and overall strategy should definitely remain the focus of this series, it’s definitely part of the reason I signed up for premium. I feel like I have learned a lot from the tactica series already, even with the focus on 7th edition in the original set, it’s all transferable. Were you alluding to a D.R.A.G.O.N. update video with chapter approved? Particularly with regards to “G”uard, given the changes with cover and characters, artillery and ignore… Read more »

Daniel McCarthy
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Daniel McCarthy

One thing you guys miss constantly, which could have saved Robute, is even at a 1 inch or 2 inch charge, still roll the distance because he could have ended up on the other side of Mortarion from Scabby thus preventing any heroic intervention. Bone, don’t let Lawrence influence your tatics by just pushing models into base contact for unfailable charges.

Tommy Irwin
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Tommy Irwin

Also regarding the possible app. Since your videos can be large/long and I didn’t see an option for easily downloading them. Imagine if your app could store some videos locally for offline watching. Like how Spotify lets you download at home on wifi to avoid using up a good chunk of your mobile data. Regarding notification for new videos, I would say Facebook is still probably the most popular one for all types of notifications. Most people seeing Facebook notifications right from their phones swipe down notifications.

Tommy Irwin
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Tommy Irwin

Loved seeing both lists face off. Missed the action of the dice but happy it means even more tactica videos. I have a very similar list of nurgle I’m building but was curious about mixing skarbrand in for extra Melee attacks. I have an ultramarine army I’m building and I’m wondering if having honour guard absorb wounds for gulliman would be useful like deathshroud are for mortarion sometimes. Or instead of honour guard use company veterans absorb for gulliman but hammers for some better Melee punch. Also I’ve been collecting different generation nurgle princes for visual variety to experiment with… Read more »

Magiceffect
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Magiceffect

Dice no

Jonathan Johnson
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Jonathan Johnson

Great video as always, i’d love a tyranid list in this series. As for the dice rolls, i say for this series the way you’ve been doing it is perfect, just showing some of the more interesting or important rolls is very exciting to watch. While taking out the rather sort of more boring rolls like the plaguebearers vs razorbacks is perfect for this series. Enjoying these videos a lot some of my favorites. i’d be a subscriber anyway but this series make it feel so much more rewarding.
Thanks for that guys.

Anders Jeppesen
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Anders Jeppesen

Lawrence don’t talk about cheating you cheater 😛
It’s Tigerius’ turn before Skabby, as it’s Bones’ turn to choose a fighter after his charges.

Anders Jeppesen
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Anders Jeppesen

You forgot Mortarions test against that single MW for the 6 on Guilliman’s wounds after you made the 4 saves in that spider roll.

BroxusMaximus
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BroxusMaximus

Lawrence remember your Death to the false emperor, Mortarian’s -1T aura, Mortarian’s nurgling attacks, Mortarian’s grenades in overwatch, and Mortarian’s aura to reroll 1s to hit around him like a demon prince.

Really liked the report.

Paul Nichols
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Paul Nichols

Really liked the format of this one for the tactica series. Much more time spent discussing why you do certain things and less time on dice rolls made it really interesting to watch. I still love the drama of the regular battle reports with the dice rolls though!

Oscar Villanueva Astilleros
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Oscar Villanueva Astilleros

awesome series ..vote dice rolls out

Timothy E Banks
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Timothy E Banks

1.19.00, having resurrected girly man didn’t have to charge straight at morty, he could have skirted round a little and not been within 3″ of skab ie not heroic intervention!

Jon O'Grady
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Jon O'Grady

Dice rolls: no – I didn’t miss them for the tactica battle reports, and thought it was a nice balance/inclusion of important rolls anyway.
Any chance we could get a Guard list in a tactica battle report?
Keep up the awesome work. The subscription is well earned here.

Gregory Mitchell
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Gregory Mitchell

Scabeiathex gives -1 to units within 6″ so to nurgle demons so shouldn’t it have been -2 on the to hit rolls?

Jonathan Fraser
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Jonathan Fraser

Great batrep, I’m loving the tactica games. I’d even enjoy the format if it wasn’t entirely cheese-bag lists. It’s really interesting to hear the decision-making narrated. (Also, I don’t miss the dice rolls – most of the footage is just people counting how many dice they need anyway!) A query for Bone – why did you fly the raven out of the RG bubble when it could have sat back as a hovering gunboat and just fired from range? It probably would have got 3 turns of shooting from behind the razorback screen before anything other than Morty’s pistol could… Read more »

Reece Manning
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Reece Manning

i think its good without the dice rolls, just show us the cool stuff:D

Nick Lucas
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Nick Lucas

No dice rolls imo, it makes these style battle reports too much like the Narrative Battle reports. Great work gentlemen, keep it up Spider and B-Bone!

Harry Nisser
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Harry Nisser

God it felt good to see Gorillaman go down, that 3++ is too powerful and i really hope gw makes him more expensive and ups him to 10 wounds or more

RTR
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RTR

Just having dice rolls for the important stuff seems to work really well for these hardcore tactica games. I approve.

UnLachy
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UnLachy

Still on the side of showing dice rolls, the only time I felt engaged with the video was when you showed the rolls. That said they are your videos and you know I will watch regardless!

Daniel Swanson
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Daniel Swanson

Loved this video guys! Originally thought I wouldn’t like you skipping the dice rolls but I actually really liked it! Game went smoothly and the rolls you did include were epic 😛 would be keen to see a competitive tyranids list with the new codex!

mpopa
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mpopa

For tatica vids i feel having no dice rolling is fine.

Kerim Savas
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Kerim Savas

Really cool and fun game to watch. I like the new format, felt a bit janky but I think its just because its the first one like this.
Also just a quick point; big old fatty has a 2d6 pistol he could of been firing which might of made a big difference in the biggining.

Grimorcete
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Grimorcete

Still wating Grey Knight list!!

tulio wolford
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tulio wolford

This is a game that plays with dice, I would really like you to show the rolls. Otherwise I just lose any interest in watching. Thanks.

Ryan jones
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Ryan jones

For the plague bearers cloud of flies ability it says if they have 20+ at the start of a phase opponent gets -1 to hit for that phase so decreasing the unit mid way through wouldn’t get rid of the ability to my understanding?

Richard Royce
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Richard Royce

I love this format, perfect balance with just key / critical dice rolls. This is a series that in my opinion benefits from “more is more” with a higher number produced taking priority over showing everything happening each turn.

Keep up the awesome work !

Maxime Lafarge
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Maxime Lafarge

Hi Guys, did you just skipped the Arch Deamonic Ritual rule for the big bloated guy ?

Jonathan Wernham
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Jonathan Wernham

Loved the format, nice mix of dice no dice and kept the game flowing. Chin up Bone, i always believe you get better by playing better players and there is none better than Lawrence (or luckier lol). It was interesting to see the unbeatable Bobby G list get beat. Keep up the good work!!

Grey Buckleton
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Grey Buckleton

I like the no dice rolls so you can talk more about the tactics. Also consider showing particular tactical scenarios and example rather than a proper battle. Army list question, why no storm bolters on the Razorbacks?

Chris Shipway
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Chris Shipway

I vote no dice rolls

Michael Masterson
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Michael Masterson

Love these tactica battle reports! I hope to see more of them. Would love to see you bring lists from the other codexes like grey knights and see how they compare.

kyle brown
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kyle brown

I like the no dice rolling, it makes the tactica videos different from the fun batreps.
I would like to see a disgusting imperial guard army vs either one of these armies as I feel they are the ones to beat….at the moment.

Andreas Efternamn
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Andreas Efternamn

For me I don’t need to see more dice than this, this was a good level of it!
As for other lists, I would like to see the Ultras face a really competitive Imperial Guard force!

Matthew Helm
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Just a note of feedback. For me, not seeing the dice rolls took me out of the game.

Karl De Paor
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Karl De Paor

I was happy with today’s format

Martijn Poot
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Martijn Poot

After Guilliman was brought down and stood back up, why didn’t he make a more evasive manouvre around Mortarion when he charged him, so he could be outside of the heroic intervention range? It seems like a weird thing to do, giving those free attacks away to your opponent. It could have been easily denied by placing G-man just a little bit differently. (1:18:45) I absolutely love all your videos, thanks for all the time and energy you put in making them!

James Daniel Wilcox
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James Daniel Wilcox

Loved this! More of these please! But also keep the cool narrative battle reports! Can’t wait for the next campaign! ^_^ Great game guys!

Grendle
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Grendle

I was initially against not seeing all the dice rolls. After seeing this cut, I have to admit Lawrence that I think you are right! It makes the video cleaner and quicker for both viewers and for you guys producing the videos. It works really well for Tactical videos. Please keep them in for the normal videos though! Thanks guys! Great job!