Warhammer 40k *NEW CA19* Battle Report: Blood Angels vs Tyranids 2000pts

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Games Workshop send us preview copies of the all new Chapter Approved and Psychic Awakening supplements! We decide to put them all to the test in this nail biter of a battle report!

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The Army Lists are: 

Blood Angels

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium – Blood Angels) ++

+ HQ +

Astorath

Captain: 3. Soulwarden, Plasma pistol, Relic blade, The Veritas Vitae, Warlord

+ Troops +

Tactical Squad
3x Space Marine
Space Marine (Heavy weapon): Heavy flamer
Space Marine Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Chainsword

Tactical Squad
3x Space Marine
Space Marine (Heavy weapon): Heavy flamer
Space Marine Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Chainsword

Tactical Squad
3x Space Marine
Space Marine (Heavy weapon): Heavy flamer
Space Marine Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Chainsword

+ Elites +

Death Company: Jump Pack
Death Company Marine: Thunder hammer
Death Company Marine: Thunder hammer
Death Company Marine: Thunder hammer
Death Company Marine: Thunder hammer
Death Company Marine: Thunder hammer
Death Company Marine: Boltgun, Chainsword
Death Company Marine: Boltgun, Chainsword
Death Company Marine: Boltgun, Chainsword
Death Company Marine: Boltgun, Chainsword
Death Company Marine: Boltgun, Chainsword
Death Company Marine: Boltgun, Chainsword
Death Company Marine: Boltgun, Chainsword
Death Company Marine: Boltgun, Chainsword
Death Company Marine: Boltgun, Chainsword
Death Company Marine: Boltgun, Chainsword

Terminator Assault Squad: Teleport homer
Terminator
Thunder hammer and storm shield: Storm shield, Thunder hammer
Terminator
Thunder hammer and storm shield: Storm shield, Thunder hammer
Terminator
Thunder hammer and storm shield: Storm shield, Thunder hammer
Terminator
Thunder hammer and storm shield: Storm shield, Thunder hammer
Terminator Sergeant: Lightning Claw (Pair)

+ Fast Attack +

Assault Squad: Jump Pack
Space Marine Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Chainsword, Melta bombs
2x Space Marine w/ bolt pistol and chainsword
Space Marine w/ special weapon: Meltagun
Space Marine w/ special weapon: Meltagun

Assault Squad: Jump Pack
Space Marine Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Chainsword, Melta bombs
2x Space Marine w/ bolt pistol and chainsword
Space Marine w/ special weapon: Meltagun
Space Marine w/ special weapon: Meltagun

+ Dedicated Transport +

Razorback: Hunter-killer missile, Storm bolter, Twin assault cannon

Razorback: Hunter-killer missile, Storm bolter, Twin assault cannon

Razorback: Hunter-killer missile, Storm bolter, Twin assault cannon

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium – Blood Angels) ++

+ HQ +

Librarian Dreadnought: 2. Unleash Rage, 3. Shield of Sanguinius, Furioso fist, Meltagun

Lieutenants
Lieutenant: Chainsword, Master-crafted boltgun

Sanguinary Priest: Bolt pistol, Chainsword, Jump Pack

+ Troops +

Scout Squad
Scout: Combat knife
Scout: Combat knife
Scout: Combat knife
Scout: Combat knife
Scout Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Combat knife

Scout Squad
Scout: Combat knife
Scout: Combat knife
Scout: Combat knife
Scout: Combat knife
Scout Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Combat knife

Scout Squad
Scout: Combat knife
Scout: Combat knife
Scout: Combat knife
Scout: Combat knife
Scout Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Combat knife

Tyranids

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Tyranids) ++

+ HQ +

Broodlord

Malanthropes
Malanthrope

+ Troops +

Genestealers
20x Genestealer: 20x Rending Claws

Genestealers
20x Genestealer: 20x Rending Claws

Genestealers
20x Genestealer: 20x Rending Claws

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Tyranids) ++

+ HQ +

Malanthropes
Malanthrope

The Swarmlord

+ Troops +

Ripper Swarms: 3x Ripper Swarm

Ripper Swarms: 3x Ripper Swarm

Ripper Swarms: 3x Ripper Swarm

+ Elites +

Hive Guard
Hive Guard: Impaler Cannon
Hive Guard: Impaler Cannon
Hive Guard: Impaler Cannon
Hive Guard: Impaler Cannon
Hive Guard: Impaler Cannon
Hive Guard: Impaler Cannon

+ Heavy Support +

Exocrine

Exocrine



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Worldspawn
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I might be mistaken, but won’t the Malanthropes give the Tyranids an army wide re-roll 1s to hit or something if they’re in melee with something when it dies? Or is that some other FW nid? Curious since I’ve never seen it used on this channel and find it weird, especially when seeing two of them in the same army as one of them should then, imo, run up the board with the Genestealers in order to try and obtain that buff =/

AledM
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AledM

Would love to see a Tactica report featuring pure BAs following this update with Spider at the helm of them, against something dirty.
That would demonstrate their true potential.

Princeps Augustus
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Princeps Augustus

What a game gentlemen! Very well played, I enjoyed it very much. Congratulations on the quality of your content ever growing up.

Mr. Bone, you are a devil, I liked your tyranids.

Mr. Chef, you are a magnificent strategos. Sanga can be proud of you taking the Blood Angels.

Mr. Baker, your sense of humor and cheap jokes will case Mr. Chef an aneurysm one of these days.

Hellzapoppin
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Hellzapoppin

Really cool fun game. I would like to see some weird nid lists to show off the new custom adaptations, like a nidzilla or something like that.

Geoffy
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Geoffy

Great game. Spider commentary is the best! You guys have me eyeing a Tyranid army more and more every batrep I watch too.

Samuel Aster
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Samuel Aster

Very nice to see good old Truemarines not the other boring stuff^^ was very funny to watch aswell. And yeah of course the terminators didn’t do much because you charged a Swarmlord with 3++, to say they are still not great is just wrong tbf.

BigGrim
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BigGrim

I thought you couldn’t duplicate the Physiology Adaptations?

Smash_CapUK
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Smash_CapUK

Great content! You both played awesomely, and that Death Company charge helped me decided between expanding my Nids or starting a Blood Angels force for my 2020 army! It looked so cool! Keep up the great work lads.

Khyz0r
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Khyz0r

Hey ya’ll, may I ask why don’t you ever use the free acid maw options for a genestealer unit, you are allowed 1 for every 4 models in the unit? Even some green paint on the teeth or something if models are the issue. Having a weapon with base AP-3 instead of -1 rending claws is a no brainer for killing marines I would of thought? Also I agree with the comments below about the Implant Attack. Apart from that, and not using the rippers to screen out the obvious Death Company rush, it was a fun game to watch.

Benjamin Chia
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Benjamin Chia

Awesome preview of the new rules in a game!!!

Gbarrett1988
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Gbarrett1988

I was SCREAAAMINGG at the screen for bone to use Implant Attack costing 1cp instead of 3. Poor guy. That and feeder tendrils should be used every game.

Tropic Thunder
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Tropic Thunder

Fun batrep! I’m glad the game went the full seven turns. In that Tyranids Turn 5, though, I think the Malenthrope on the right objective could’ve advanced towards the scout objective in the upper right and claimed it on Turn 6 to gain the point on Turn 7 with the lead Exocrine advancing to the right objective that the Malenthrope was holding. Still, a good game! Whenever a new set of Stratagems appears for any army I play, I try to limit use of the core stratagems — Reroll, Auto-pass Morale and Counter-attack — to use only in situations that… Read more »

Uncybruce
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Uncybruce

That feel when you read up on the Lamenters, realize they’re the tragic, heroic, noble champions of the every day working Joe that you always wanted to collect, get super excited for converting you’re blood angels, then spot the pale vomit yellow color scheme … Lamentation intensifies.

Token Bastard
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Token Bastard

Great batrep, and just want to say thanks for cranking out so many reports in the past week. It’s been great to have so many reports to watch this past week, really helps keep me occupied during downtime in the evening or the morning before work.

Kage
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Kage

Lol oh comon, lighten up chef

Nicholas Lucas
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Nicholas Lucas

Good game, interesting to see someone other than Sanga heading up the Blood Angel’s. You did them justice Chef.

Great fight to the both of you!!

ghostvalley
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ghostvalley

When Kevin lived, my heart swelled. When Kevin struck back, my heart swooned. When Kevin fell, my heart fell too. A lament for Kevin.

Khi Burgess
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Khi Burgess

I dont play 40k i havent since 2nd but my earliest fond memories were BA, correct me please if im wrong can you hokd your death company in reserve? Until round 3 then the land when the assault phase doctrine is in effect. Ive only ever seen DC thron in on round 1 and baerly make it into the 2nd turn. Maybe have 2 units 1 to do what Chef did and a second to come on in the 3rd turn? I am almost certain im missing something.

Zeruel90
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Zeruel90

Good fight guys! Tyranids are so cool, but you kind of see them so rarely these days. Adaptive biology looks good, hopefully they’ll get some more table time!

chaoticflanagan
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Lol – literally didn’t use adaptive biology once despite it being absolutely clutch in 3 separate instances and wound have swung the game by itself. Feeder tendrils and Implant attack would have saved a lot of command points this game for the Tyranids. Could have saved some shooting on the Death Company – they lost 13 of 15 and i don’t recall seeing a moral or 2cp spent. Also, i think target priority at the end could have been better instead of putting everything into the Sanguinary Priest, both the priest and the warlord could have been killed. I’m gona… Read more »

Aaron Berezowski
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Aaron Berezowski

Bone actually wins this i think at 1;58 he fires his exocrone at that squad of space marines and only kills four but you guys forgot that new mortal wound thing so it would have finished off the Sargent so easy to forget new rules. at least i think that’s how that works. Awesome game guys excited to see a nice buff for everything coming with pts drops looking forward to seeing how it effects things.

Bigj5274
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Bigj5274

So if those adaptive biologics affect a unit pre game would it affect multiple carnifex since they are technically a single unit until placed on the table

michael swain
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michael swain

It is always Xenos scum and False Emperor worshipping scum bags… Where is the alpha legion and iron warriors new stuff….

Super cool for nids and good for the Blood Angels players too…. But Feels Badsies for CSM… cmon bois don’t let me down.

(although saying that I did love Beard’s iron warriors 2018 list…. dreadnaughts for days.)

Orumin
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Orumin

Can you guys please remember feeder tendrils….it is so good, and never, ever gets used by you guys.

Marvinmega
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Marvinmega

It’s really cool to see the armies clash but if it’s a showcase of new stuff maybe not spend all CP on stuff that’s not new, like rerolls, interrupts and fight again? I know it’s a game but it’s not a tactica so maybe loosening up on the competitiveness between the players and go for cool new plays and combos.

Nicolas Villaruz
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Nicolas Villaruz

Bone’s playing nids very well! It’s tough against the new marines, but I’d definitely suggest reading over all the nid stratagems. Instead of spending 3 cp to fight again to kill astorath you could have spent 1 on implant attack to do a mortal wound to him on a 2+, and then another 1 on feeder tendrils to regain command points after killing him with a genestealer. Pathogenic Slime is also a cool strat to make the Exocrine guns damage 3, though they wouldn’t have been too much help here. Looking forward to Lawrence’s Tyranid tactica, I think he’ll do… Read more »

Tedo Sijses
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Tedo Sijses

Hey! Love your shows as always, but it pained me to see Ben spend 3 cp to try to kill Astroth where he could have used the Implant Attack stratagem for only _one_ cp! On a 2+, any models wounded but not killed get a mortal wound. It would also have prevented him from attacking back. Otherwise, keep up the good work!

Andrew Davis
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Andrew Davis

That was a great game, it was interesting to see the new Blood Angel things. Makes me curious as to what else is going to be given to the other marine chapters.

It is a shame we weren’t able to see all the new Tyranid things but you can always show those in a future report where they might be a bit more suitable 🙂

Altansar
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Altansar

I love Chef’s face when the “baddalion” comes out. I feel for you man, I do.

schnebeni
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schnebeni

I’m so sad he didn’t use the last death company to give his whole army re-roll 1s via the malenthrope 😭😭😭

Thomas Kirchner
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Thomas Kirchner

Kevino non debitur lamentari!

Andrew Barker
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Andrew Barker

Think you missed a couple of chances to use the adaptive biology by killing off the last models after being shot by the Exocrine. Going to be key to remember in the heat of the game that a single model is effectively dead and can be left to die at the end of turn.

Andrew Carter
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Very cool game, but when a fluffy Blood Angels list draws with a good Kraken list it shows how bad the last few months have been for none Space Marine players.

I think that Adaptive Physiology trait needs to go onto a unit dedicated to anit infantry, the Exocrines can fill that role but when you’re using them for anti tank then you’re not gettting any benefit from it, same goes for Hive Guard. I think Termegants, Dakka Fex’s/Tyrants or shooty Warriors and Ravenors are the better options.

Eidein
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Eidein

I LAMENT the fact that I’m eager to ear your thoughts on everything regarding the new Chapter Approved, and maybe I would have liked to have that before matches to showcase the effect of the changes… but this is probably cause knowing that things are on the verge of changing for all of my armies I don’t feel motivated to write new lists or play games.
Out of topic: just today GW revealed the new AdMech flyer… I’ll join Stig in a Bone-dance of thanks for the Omnissiah.

Akrabra
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Akrabra

Not a slight against you guys, but I knew that CP thing would happen. Its a combination of gameface on and what you are used to combined with having all these new toys that haven’t Imprinted themself into the way of playing yet.

Kaibong deity
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Kaibong deity

Chef lamenting your high fives xD

Ed
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I must say, thought the chef really did the blood angels justice there BUT BRING ME SANGA!

John Barber
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John Barber

You know, I’m not to torn up that the FT tactic doesn’t stack with Assault Doctrine, even if they don’t FAQ it. Mainly because Assault Doctrine can only be activated on turn 3 onwards (unless they have some strategem/relic thing like the Black Templars) at the earliest, whereas FT is active turn 1.

Mikhail Davis
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So I would assume there are videos in the pipeline that have been recorded before this one. Will there be something in the description to let us know the Battle Report is pre-chapter approved?

Ivan A
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Ivan A

Yeah boi! Been looking forward to this!