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: https://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
Johan Cervin
1 year ago

where did you get those forrest terrain pieces 🙂 ?

Vayle
Vayle
2 years ago

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
Michał Kościelski
2 years ago

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

Imperial Grunt
Imperial Grunt
2 years ago

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
senatordanny
2 years ago

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
Martin
2 years ago

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

Replikant Yensei
Replikant Yensei
2 years ago

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
Aron
2 years ago

I’d like to see eldar vs dark eldar.

Grouchoben
Ben Walker
2 years ago

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
Bobby Dante
2 years ago

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
Nathan Johns
2 years ago

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

Eden Stone
Eden Stone
2 years ago

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
Rokok
2 years ago

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
Sam Burns
2 years ago

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

xanost
xanost
2 years ago

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

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson
2 years ago

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
Emperorofsarcasm
2 years ago

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
Magiceffect
2 years ago

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
Mark Williams
2 years ago

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
Trev
2 years ago

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
Peter Almo
2 years ago

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
Magnus
2 years ago

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
Magnus
2 years ago

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

Hatiphnauts
Hatiphnauts
2 years ago

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
Chris Hughes
2 years ago

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
Viktor
2 years ago

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
Jay Allen
2 years ago

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
Scott Wallentine
2 years ago

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
Paul Kidd
2 years ago

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
Connor MacCormick
2 years ago

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
James Ellis
2 years ago

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
Allen Beck
2 years ago

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.

Muzzatroll
Muzzatroll
2 years ago

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…

Yawn
Yawn
2 years ago

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!!!

Yann Head
Yann Head
2 years ago

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
Outbrake
2 years ago

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

Gizamaluke
Gizamaluke
2 years ago

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
Erik Tasker
2 years ago

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

Mike Rainbow
Mike Rainbow
2 years ago

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
BobbyG
2 years ago

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

Archmike
Micha Ben Toby
2 years ago

B to the bone? Nah

B to the one 😛 x

Jonas Dobberow
Jonas Dobberow
2 years ago

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

Thomas Abery
Tom
2 years ago

I do love seeing Ulthwe on the field

Replikant Yensei
Replikant Yensei
2 years ago

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