Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Drukhari vs Imperium 2000pts

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The Void Spiders explode back into real space by popular demand, featuring no less than 6 Talos against the might of a mixed Astra Militarum and Imperial Knights list!

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Replikant Yensei
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Replikant Yensei

I guess that Venom got… SLADE.
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I’ll show myself to the door.

kyle brown
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kyle brown

How did miss this one! Way to go Bbone, you show those pirate space elves who’s boss! (Not really, i play Haemonculus covens but you always love an underdog and who would have that that would be guard and knights haha)

Arktus
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Arktus

Hey I know I probably missed the answer to this question but where did you guys get those trees from?

Nick Lucas
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Nick Lucas

Bone, I am glad to see Taranis is working out! After watching the Eldar vs Imperium game with the Valiant this is a refreshing turn to see what Knights can really do.

I counted all of the Taranis saves over the course of the game along with the 5++ Blessing of the Machine God and it was a total of 15 wounds. Omnissiah protects!

BobbyG
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BobbyG

@58’ -> What the… make up your mind guys, either you consider Bone activates 2cps to activate and both Spider and Bone rolls to get CP back, are no one does! Sounds like cheating mr Spider 😉
Edit 1 : What the hell with the Dice rolls in Bone Turn 2 ???
Edit 2 : and this turn 3 spider shooting phase…
Edit 3 : Well done in winning Bone, there’s some Justice!! haha

John Stephen Hunt
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John Stephen Hunt

Great BR as ever guys! Really swung both ways, that Knight definitely needs to be named now!

BobbyG
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BobbyG

That’s quite some intro you got there ;). Made me remember I miss Little dragon and his kick ass terminators!

Andrew Davis
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Andrew Davis

I love the knight scion mix, it looks really epic, I get the feeling of the scions dropping down to take out the big anti knight weaponry and then knights just stomping everything.
But those drukhari just look like so much fun to play every time you bring them out ?

Joel Rutter
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Joel Rutter

Wat?? The ad at the beginning?? This sniffs of you guys being too good at this and too successful :p

Linus Eklund
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Linus Eklund

At 1:38:40 lawrence leaps the venom over the unit of scions and later ties up more scions. The venom really had to go towards the closest model in the unit and could not leap like that.

Sherman T. Curtis
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Sherman T. Curtis

Fun fact for all: The line taken from Conan was originally plagiarized directly from Genghis Kahn., who said: “The greatest happiness is to vanquish your enemies, to chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth, to see those dear to them bathed in tears, to clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters.”

Probably the best version though is from Cohen the Barbarian (from Terry Pratchett), who says that the greatest happiness is “Hot water, good dentishtry and shoft lavatory paper.”

Awesome battle report guys. Really enjoyed it!

Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford

Mr Bone I regret to inform you that you have underrated the power of the Endonian Genome. Please report to the nearest Adeptus Mechanicus reprocessing facility for reassignment. By order of the holy Inquisition!

Tempestor’s have a WS of 3+.

DMvdH
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DMvdH

Only halfway through and the amount of sixes rolled is so intense I’m goin to postpone watching the rest till tomorrow. Do have to say that lightning fast relflexes can’t be played on coven units… would have made a world of difference already sadly. Also did those scions roll for morale after three of the plasmas died?

SeekingOne
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SeekingOne

Awesome game! Thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you so much guys 🙂
Absolutely ungodly amount of 6s rolled, yet it didn’t affect the outcome all that much 🙂

Martin Lindby
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Martin Lindby

Greetings guys, again a blast of a bat rep 🙂 It is good to see Bone get some luck in with the Tempestus. At 1:16:25 you talk about the Tempestus doctrine and the Taurox Prime. The Taurox Prime benefits as well when it is within half weapon range. So the one six Bone got when shooting at the Venom should have translated into yet another shot. Keep up the amazing work guys, always such a treat, and the Wife wants to know when the next episode of Cast of Players will arrive 🙂 She is a huge fan of Bone… Read more »

Magnis
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Magnis

It’s interesting you guys have it so hot for Taranis, in the states everyone plays Raven for the re-roll all 1’s in the shooting phase strat. Try to kill as much as you can as early as you can and hope to not need to stand your knights back up.

chaoticflanagan
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Matt Wallis

@Spider – Regarding the void mine that you dropped on the veterans; it says “one D6 for every other model in the unit”. I interpret that as 1d6 for every 2 models up to a maximum of 10d6 if there was a 20 man unit. So where you rolled 10 dice, i would have rolled 5.

Martin
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Martin

Lawrence, how do you still have friends with dice rolling like that?! I assume you are often the one buying rounds at the pub 😀

Also, that knight needs a name with Avenging in it! Avenger of the Genome perhaps?

Yann
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Yann Head

Great game, the paint job on those aircraft…just wow 🙂

Brian Ellis
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Brian Ellis

Fun game, glad to see Bone best the Spider for once. The Crusader and Helverins are an excellent counter to Drukhari’s T5/T6 vehicles.

Shame the surviving Voidraven had a few bad turns of shooting. As much as I like the S9 giving you more reliable wounds, the fact that it only has the two shots does sting when it whiffs.

Also, man those knight stratagems are insanely good. Being able to give 400+ points of already T8 metal an additional +1 to invuln save is crazy for a single command point.

Marcello Genovese
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Marcello Genovese

They really need to address stomping, it’s way too good currently. They should have made stomps single attacks and then made the reaper chain sword have and alternate sweep attack that turns into 3 similar to the Armiger cleaver. It would have given a clear incentive to take the reaper chain sword. Currently there is no reason not to double up weapons on knights and hilariously even the gallant always ends up stomping which is so stupid. I don’t understand how GW doesn’t realize these things when since the index nobody has bothered doing anything but stomping. Since you actually… Read more »

Marcello Genovese
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Marcello Genovese

Normally Lawrence plays a tight game, but some of your decisions in this one were off. Charging a knight with the two characters and kabs was such a mistake, the knights got way too many shots and stomps, much better off also firing the phantasm grenade in addition to the blaster and striping that last wound needed to degrade the knight on it;s last profile, then make him fish for 5’s in his own turn. He probably kills the same targets as his overwatch but thats the point, make him use his own turn. I see people give away units… Read more »

Jay Kay
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Jay Kay

Guys can we give the command point farming a bit of a break please? There are so many cool, interesting and fun warlord traits and relics, and I’m a bit sick of seeing the farming in every single game.

Marcello Genovese
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Marcello Genovese

Haemonculus is T5 with a 4+ invulnerable save, should have only wounded 3 times and you would have saved most of those. Literally everything from coven rocks the same saves.

Andrew Carter
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Andrew Carter

Awesome game, I loved how close it was. As Marcello said, Lightning Fast Reflexes can’t be used on Haemonculus Coven units (interestingly this includes Venoms and Raiders), those 5 plasma Scions wouldn’t have died on 2’s. The Haemonculus himself is T5 with his own aura, and being Prophets of Flesh means it would get a 4++ like the Talos, so probably would have survived the Knights overwatch as you rolled lots of 4’s. I really want to see you run Shredderborne Lawrence, I think they really are one of our best units for anti infantry especially when run Obsidian Rose… Read more »

Daniel Hammond
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Daniel Hammond

I like the combo of scion and knights i think they work better than normal guard i have had some good games with mine and celestine thrown into the mix i have found is a deadly combo

Marcello Genovese
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Marcello Genovese

Your shooting too many haywire shots, they get two d3 per talos but late game you were rolling 4d3 per which would be insane.

Andreas Rehn
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Andreas Rehn

Great game guys! Was really cool when Slade shot the charging Venom out of the air with his pistol, loved it! Gratz to Mr Bone for finally beating those pesky xenos ^_^

Marcello Genovese
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Marcello Genovese

Good game fellas, can’t use lightning fast reactions on coven units though, specifically barred from doing so on the stratagem.

Seán Kenny
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Seán Kenny

Just read that short story as well. Book 10 in HH iirc. Best collection imo, so many cool stories. The Last Church a specific highlight.

John Barber
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John Barber

Do Tempestus get extra shots on unmodified rolls of 6’s for rapid fire? I am wondering due to the Lightning Reflexes shenanigan Lawrence pulled at about the 1:08 hour mark to make overcharged plasma shots kill on 2’s to hit because of the -1 to hit. If that’s the case and Tempestus’ get an extra shot on 6+’s to-Hit, then you wouldn’t get those extra shots for the same reason why you don’t (usually) get extra hits with DTTFE with Power Fists, because it pushes the roll to a 7+ to hit on a D6, which of course is an… Read more »

Peksi
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Peksi

The ironhail stubber stratagem is only for questor imperialis side and is used before battle to one detacment of knights to get all their stubbers -1 ap…
Anyways great reports and keep them coming!