Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Ulthwe vs Imperial Knights 2000pts

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Spider brings a deadly Ulthwe force to take on a Castellan led Imperial Knights army! For all your hobby and gaming needs, visit Tabletop Tactics’ sponsors Element Games: http://elementgames.co.uk/warhammer?d=30 Tabletop Tactics Merchandise: http://www.tabletoptactics.tv/store/ Game Mats provided by http://www.gamemat.eu For professional miniature painting commissions: http://www.siegestudios.co.uk



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Johan Cervin
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Johan Cervin

where did you get those forrest terrain pieces 🙂 ?

Vayle
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Vayle

at first I wanted to create an Iyanden craftworld eldar, but I changed my mind so I was watching this while I was painting my first Ulthwe wraithlord. I really feel sad for Bone on that first turn though, as much as I love eldar…

Michał Kościelski
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Michał Kościelski

Bone, in turn 2 you did destroy 3 units in the shooting phase – a hemlock, a fire prism and the guardians!

Imperial Grunt
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Imperial Grunt

Finally got a chance to see this and it was interesting to see an all Knights list. Very fun batrep to watch and Bone, man, that was just some hard luck. Embrace the inner Cherub trying to get out and maybe the dice gods will favor you!

senatordanny
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senatordanny

Honestly Bone, I don’t know how you keep doing this. It breaks my heart to watch the dice gods torment you over and over.

Martin
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Martin

When is the next report?! DADDY NEEDS HIS GEEK FIX :D:D:D

Replikant Yensei
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Replikant Yensei

Harsh, harsh, harsh, felt the psychic backlash on the flipside 😀
Hilarious batrep guys!
Eldrad had that coming btw. xD xD xD

Maybe some Xeno on Xeno action with the Eldar vs Tau next time? ^_^

Aron
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Aron

I’d like to see eldar vs dark eldar.

Ben Walker
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Ben Walker

Cracking batrep as usual gents! My tactica 2 pence’ worth is this: the Castallan has no business being the nearest target for Ulthwe… He should have started in the backfield, safe from serpent shields, mind war, smites and shuricannons. The game would have been different if a crusader was downed turn 1 instead of the castallan.

Bobby Dante
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Bobby Dante

So bone, usually don’t care for all the “Woe is me, my dice are damned.” But that was brutal, especially early game. I still haven’t stopped laughing with your “I imagine when my Castellan died that he knelt and blew a fart.” There’s a tabletop t-shirt logo somewhere there. Then you decided to top that with “If you rolled a 6 I’d have thrown the camera at you.” T-shirt logo number 2. Never has losing so badly been so entertaining- keep me tuned in to the bitter end. Would have loved to have seen you unleash your Castellan barage on… Read more »

Nathan Johns
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Nathan Johns

Were do you bosses get your board back drops from ?, I think I need some

Eden Stone
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Eden Stone

I have a question about giving second relic to the knights. Correct me if iam wrong, but only one knight per detachment gain a character keyword. So its
possible to give second relic, only if you have 2 detachments of knights.

Rokok
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Rokok

Stopped watching after Castellan was destroyed, that’s a first. Coldn’t be bothered watching a forgone conclusion. I really love you guys, but not this this.

Sam Burns
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Sam Burns

Both of my armies fighting each other hurts my heart – particularly when I always back the B Bone! Great battle, enjoyable as always!

xanost
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xanost

i feel your pain Bone. You made a valiant stand.

Aaron Wilson
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Aaron Wilson

B-Bone, as much as I love you reallllyyyyyyyyy need to let this whole “dice curse” go. Nearly every game you’ve had a moan about dice and at a point it gets a little old 😛 You had a fair few solid dice rolls and you did misdeploy the castellant to allow to soak up pretty much the whole of Spiders army.

Emperorofsarcasm
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Emperorofsarcasm

Would you be tempted to try a Wraith Knight Lawrence? Most people seem to think they are poor, but I’m wondering what they would be like in the hands of a skilled player.

Magiceffect
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Magiceffect

that feeling when bone makes the same mistake he always does against Lawrence’s eldar, the same mistake he made with mortarian oh so long ago putting the biggest target right in front of eldar for the easy “must target the the closest” smites, serpent shields and crystal targeting array, close enough for the psykers to get out of their transport and still be in range, if only bone had left it on the back edge like everyone does and used house raven stratagem first turn and second turn. “I took this house to show you a stratagem i now can’t… Read more »

Mark Williams
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Mark Williams

poor bone those dice were horrendous. Next time hide the Castellan (yes i know its a huge killing machine and you have no drops) bit stick it in a corner somewhere out the way!! Its not like is doesnt have the range 😉 . great to see 2 of my fave armies out there even if one had paper armour and was firing sponges! keep up the good work.

Trev
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Trev

Ouch! Really looked forward to this one. 🙂 But the dice rolls difference on the first turn was just…yikes…soul crushing. Poor Bone. 🙁

Peter Almo
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Peter Almo

Fantastic batrep guys, really loved it. Lawrence had a lot of luck turn 1, which probably decided the game. But to be fair, Bone had a turn, turn two I think, where his luck across the whole turn was also extremely above average.

Magnus
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Magnus

The changes made to the CP refunding abilities are interesting. Depending slightly on how many CP you have you are looking at around the same average number of CP refunded, but the variance of it is severely diminished. Of course the ones that get CP on your and your opponents stratagems are nerfed a bit more, as well as the ones that award more than 1 CP back. But since you can keep rolling each battle round until you get a CP, you haven’t limited your chances of getting that 1 a round back, but you have limited more than… Read more »

Magnus
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Magnus

I always thought the Mechanicum sounded like old dial-up modems when they spoke in their code language.

Hatiphnauts
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Hatiphnauts

It seems to me that the “Tactical Restraint” is worded in such a way that the Fate Reader is not affected by it, as the rule specifically mentions abilities that trigger when a stratagem is used/cp is spent on a stratagem. This one is triggered by the start of the turn, so I guess, until this is clarified, one more unfair advantage for the space elfs?

Chris Hughes
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Chris Hughes

LOL….one of those games. If this was in a casino, the Spider would have some broken knee caps and would be eating pavement out the back by now 😛

Viktor
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Viktor

That was very filthy… extremely I would say. That’s why Eldar are ranked so high in tournaments, its just the amount of tools you have and as is the case when Lawrence gets his hands on a such an army it starts to look grim for everyone. PS. Recently I fielded just 20 Ynnari Dark Reapers supporting my Frozen Stars Harlies playing an ITC format mission with my friend who played imperial soup with a single Knight Castellan. And by the end of 4th battle round when all my 40 clowns where dead and i had only a couple rangers… Read more »

Jay Allen
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Jay Allen

I’m not going to sit here and say Eldar aren’t powerful and those weren’t some obscenely lucky/unlucky dice-rolls but I think Bone made agigantic mistake with his deployment. Putting the Castellan so far forward meant that it could just be the target of every smite and serpent shield possible and it even ate a Mind War from Eldrad. There is NO reason that Eldrad should be successfully using that power on a Castellan in the first turn; the Knight’s weapons are all 48″+ and with it’s move they all have an effective range of 58″+, enough to hit anything on… Read more »

Scott Wallentine
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Scott Wallentine

You did destroy 3 units in your turn 2 though Bone, you killed a hemlock, a fire prism, and a unit of guardians all in your shooting phase!

Paul Kidd
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Paul Kidd

Okay – I have a challenge for the Tabletop Tactics. Lets see you break your habits, stop using old (and trusted) models and Warlord Trait combos and see if battles can be won with other models in the codices. You guys are great but when the Eldar roll out they are normally using the best stuff in the book. Where are the Aspect Warriors, Support Weapon batteries, Jet bikes, Rangers, Vypers, Falcons etc etc? I would kill to see a Jetbike swarm army or a “footdar” army (lead by the Avatar of Khaine) vs a none-Nurgle Daemons of Chaos list… Read more »

Connor MacCormick
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Connor MacCormick

Would anyone else want to see the main imperium soup vs eldar soup (either the harlies + durhkari or durhkari + craftworlds) after FAQ 2. Would love to see how they changed and to see the match up.

James Ellis
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James Ellis

bloody hell b-bone where has your luck gone? a great game and it was good to see that knights are not invulnerable after my last experience against them! Like Bone said I think it would have been a different game if Bone had gone first and just had some normal dice rolls. I’m just wondering what the spider in sacrificing to get these rolls?? 😉

Allen Beck
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Allen Beck

Can the face of pain zoom in for a 1 on seize of initiative become a thing? I nearly spit my soup all over my keyboard.

Yawn
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Yawn

Love the Ulthwe as usual Spider, but I’d love to see the Eldar or Dark Eldar in a more casual game with some wackier units. Whip out the Wyches!!!

Muzzatroll
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Muzzatroll

Path of Command is not listed as one of the exceptions in the Tactical Restraint rule, so when you use it, you can still only get a maximum of 1 CP refunded per Battleround. Same as the Warlord Trait my Ultramarines are stuck with…

Yann
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Yann Head

Interesting game as usual when Spider meets BBC 🙂 I find a bit of a shame Bone that you did not use the list you made with Papa-smurf, it would have been interesting to see how that could have worked. Rant time (sorry). I have never played a knight soup army and am really anoyed that some feel that the CPs need to increase as do the points for certain modles, when you play knights what happened during this game happens all the time, turn 1 you loose a knight, if you play with a dominus not only do you… Read more »

Outbrake
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Outbrake

Piggy mitts needs to be a permanent addition to the channel. Sooo good.

Gizamaluke
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Gizamaluke

I was shouting about using the Overloaded Energy Shield Projector stratagem for 1cp to discharge one of the serpent shields again, saving the fire prisms but realised it says they must have discharged it in an earlier turn. Great game so far and loving the Ulthwé army!

Erik Tasker
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Erik Tasker

when you’ve lost the game before it’s begun. We call this, bone loss.comment image

Mike Rainbow
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Mike Rainbow

Geez as a knight player this hurt ?? however in my humble opinion things could have be done differently against Ulthwe which have a lot of flying units, personally I’d have gone Hawkshroud for more durability (not getting so degraded) also I’d have used sky reaper protocols on the Helverins for 1cp against those hemlocks and also I would have taken skyshield. But loosing first turn and then the rolling ??? Where was the lucky cherub when we needed him? ?? also regarding deployment not sure but could have the castellan been put somewhere further back so it didn’t get… Read more »

BobbyG
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BobbyG

1h33 Battle report? I smell something fishy there!!
Edit : Knight Castellan, thanks for participating and goodbye

Micha Ben Toby
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Micha Ben Toby

B to the bone? Nah

B to the one 😛 x

Jonas Dobberow
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Jonas Dobberow

the rolls on spider …… my good i would feel so bad for my opponent xD

Tom
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Tom

I do love seeing Ulthwe on the field

Replikant Yensei
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Replikant Yensei

spoiled for Eldar! <3 keep it coming ^_^