Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Blood Angels vs Craftworlds 2000pts

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Josh joins us in the studio with his beautiful Craftworld army to take on Bone and the newly revitalised Blood Angels!

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The Army Lists are: 

Blood Angels

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

**CHAPTER**: Blood Angels

+ HQ +

Captain: Jump Pack, Storm shield, The Angel’s Wing (replaces jump pack), Thunder hammer, Warlord

Lemartes: 3. Exhortation of Rage, 4. Mantra of Strength, Invocation of Destruction, Litanies of Hate

+ Troops +

Scout Squad

4x Scout: Combat knife

Scout Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Combat knife

Scout Squad

4x Scout: Combat knife

Scout Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Combat knife

Scout Squad

4x Scout: Combat knife

Scout Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Combat knife

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

**CHAPTER**: Blood Angels

+ HQ +

Captain: Master-crafted boltgun, Power sword, The Veritas Vitae

Librarian Dreadnought: 2. Unleash Rage, 6. Wings of Sanguinus, Furioso fist, Storm bolter

+ Troops +

Tactical Squad

3x Space Marine

Space Marine (Heavy weapon): Heavy flamer

Space Marine Sergeant

Bolt pistol and boltgun

Tactical Squad

3x Space Marine

Space Marine (Heavy weapon): Heavy flamer

Space Marine Sergeant

Bolt pistol and boltgun

Tactical Squad

3x Space Marine

Space Marine (Heavy weapon): Heavy flamer

Space Marine Sergeant

Bolt pistol and boltgun

+ Elites +

Death Company: Jump Packs

9x Death Company Marine: Boltgun, Chainsword

4x Death Company Marine: Thunder hammer

+ Dedicated Transport +

Razorback: Storm bolter, Twin assault cannon

Razorback: Storm bolter, Twin assault cannon

Razorback: Storm bolter, Twin assault cannon

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (Imperium – Blood Angels) ++

**CHAPTER**: Blood Angels

+ HQ +

Lieutenants

Lieutenant: Chainsword, Master-crafted boltgun

+ Heavy Support +

Predator: Predator autocannon 

Two heavy bolters: 2x Heavy bolter 

Predator: Predator autocannon 

Two heavy bolters: 2x Heavy bolter 

Predator: Predator autocannon 

Two heavy bolters: 2x Heavy bolter 

++ Total: [127 PL, 1,997pts] ++

Aeldari Craftworlds

++ Air Wing Detachment +1CP (Aeldari – Craftworlds) ++

Craftworld Attribute: Alaitoc: Fieldcraft

+ Flyer +

Hemlock Wraithfighter: 0. Smite, 4. Protect/Jinx, Spirit Stones

Hemlock Wraithfighter: 0. Smite, 4. Protect/Jinx, Spirit Stones

Hemlock Wraithfighter: 0. Smite, 4. Protect/Jinx, Spirit Stones

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Aeldari – Craftworlds) ++

Craftworld Attribute: Alaitoc: Fieldcraft

+ HQ +

Farseer: 0. Smite, 2. Doom, 4. Executioner, Shuriken Pistol, Witchblade

Jain Zar

Spiritseer: 0. Smite, Shuriken Pistol

+ Troops +

Dire Avengers
4x Dire Avenger: 4x Avenger Shuriken Catapult
Dire Avenger Exarch: Two Avenger Shuriken Catapults
Exarch Power: Battle Fortune

Dire Avengers
9x Dire Avenger: 9x Avenger Shuriken Catapult
Dire Avenger Exarch: Shuriken Pistol & Diresword
Exarch Power: Battle Fortune

Rangers: 5x Ranger

+ Elites +

Howling Banshees
4x Howling Banshee: 4x Power Sword
Howling Banshee Exarch: Shuriken Pistol & Executioner
Exarch Power: War Shout

Wraithblades: Ghostaxe and Forceshield, 5x Wraithblade

+ Heavy Support +

Dark Reapers
4x Dark Reaper: 4x Reaper Launcher
Dark Reaper Exarch: Reaper Launcher
Exarch Power: Rapid Shot

+ Dedicated Transport +

Wave Serpent: Shuriken Cannon, Spirit Stones, Twin Shuriken Cannon

Wave Serpent: Shuriken Cannon, Spirit Stones, Twin Shuriken Cannon

Wave Serpent: Shuriken Cannon, Spirit Stones, Twin Shuriken Cannon

++ Total: [105 PL, 1,998pts] ++



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Bi-Polar Bear
Bi-Polar Bear
9 months ago

You guys are the best… The tables, the personalities… even your guest is great! Love to see him back with another beautiful army. (thumbs up)

Mattmccallum81
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Mattmccallum81
11 months ago

loved it

DuelistsPride
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DuelistsPride
11 months ago

Another awesome battle report. Josh, by far, has been your best challenger. Fits right in to group. Bone you’re still a Boss. Nothing more. Nothing Less.

MasterWis
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11 months ago

This game summarise by itself why Blood Angels need their chap master rule updated and why it is an auto-take…
What a beautiful Eldar army and good to see new units

Mozno1
Mozno1
11 months ago

Damn you Bone, it’s weekend every day for you boys! Playing 40k, thinkig about 40k, setting up tables, naratives and studios for 40k doesnt count as a job…. 😉

Hellzapoppin
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Hellzapoppin
11 months ago

Really loving these challenges 🙂

Rune Kappel
Member
11 months ago

I know it’s tricky with all the army swaps you guys make, but there is a bunch of fundamental tricks, that you very often don’t seem to use. Example: the Death Company should never have charged the rangers, but used them to wrap, in the first round. That way they are protected next round against shooting. Also; Lemartes gives the free rerolls on ALL hit rolls, on DC. So use canticle of hate instead of litany of hate, for a longer charge, increasing the chances for wrapping and getting to the right place. If the wraithblades charges the DC next… Read more »

BadWolf
BadWolf
11 months ago

Did Lawrence just make a Nigel? Could it be that the Spider is accepting our lord and savior Nigel Bigtooth? And maybe one day he’ll acknowledge Terry and Kevin too!

Churchward
Churchward
11 months ago

Loved that! Always nice to see an Eldar list chalking up a win over the space marines. Even better seeing a phoenix lord on the table, sadly the Banshee’s took their standard pasting. Could the death company been used more sparingly? The ‘throw them up first turn without support’ always seems like a waste!??!!.

Travis Dorsey
Travis Dorsey
11 months ago

Hope you guys across the pond have a great Holiday season! Hope you all take some time off to get some RnR and come back ready to tackle the new year! As a relatively new subscriber, I just want to say that I really enjoyed your content this year. You guys have a way of making the videos feel like you are sitting down with a group of friends and sharing a hobby that you love together. I think your audience really loves that about you guys. Hope you have a great Christmas and I think I speak for everyone… Read more »

Zelun
Zelun
11 months ago

What do you think about starting the Death Company off the board? The turn one charge is very Death Company but it seems like they aren’t garuanteed to make their points back (i think they did this game but pretty sure they didn’t the last game against Nids) but are pretty much garuanteed to be dead by the end of the turn… I presume you’d do it if you were pretty sure of going second? I painting some for my Blood Angels and considering a one-two punch list with 15 Death Company coming in to wreck face one turn then… Read more »

Aris D
Aris D
11 months ago

Right! Stop that. Stop that. This is getting Too Silly. XD

Bonemaw
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Bonemaw
11 months ago

This was a great game to watch 😀

John Tonon
John Tonon
11 months ago

Why was it sixes to hit the hemlocks on turn two for bone? I thought he was inside of 12 inches.

Mike
Mike
11 months ago

“Cut the camera, I gotta swear”

Emprah above you guys, there were points I was practically turning blue trying not to laugh so that my SO could sleep! So dang fun to watch this one.

Warp5p1d3r
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Warp5p1d3r
11 months ago

still waiting for the Gollum Voxcast!

Archmike
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Archmike
11 months ago

Best bat rep in ages! I wish it had actually come out on the 13th, I could have used the laughs then O.o

Don’t worry Bone, I’m sure if we ever get to play each other you’ll wipe the floor with me ^_^ x

Seti
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Seti
11 months ago

I kinda wish you had played another turn with this one. Conceding is of course, a choice for any player. But personally, I try to play games out. Not because I think victory is always in reach but because a game is a social contract of sorts and I owe to my opponent that if their plan has come together, they get to see it through.

Stones
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11 months ago

Lemartes has the reroll all hit rolls for DC

Khyz0r
Khyz0r
11 months ago

Very good game, and a beautiful Aeldari army there. Well done on not only taking Jain Zar for a spin, but also getting some good use out of her. Mr Bone, you played well but your turn 2 shooting really let you down. I’m not saying this would of secured you the win, but if you deployed the smash captain in between both of those hemlocks you would then have the choice which to charge. It would of meant you could bait out the lightning fast reactions on one of the planes with a razorback and then shot the predators… Read more »

Andrew Isola
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Andrew Isola
11 months ago

Hang in there Bone!! We all see that you are working with the models you have in the studio. Every time I see someone come into the studio they are running list you could use in a Tactical Battery Report. They are also running a list they know very well and you are running something that you play as a secondary army so we can see variety. I fell like the rest of the team need to start representing the change more when you have guest players come in. It would be nice to see them run their list with… Read more »

Sanguine
Sanguine
11 months ago

Bone! Why in the name of Terra did you stay in Devastator?! So many points after Turn 3 when those extra attacks/AP would have gotten you more kills! So many shots in Turn 2 where – 1 AP on bolters would have gotten kills!

Always great watching you guys, but that was a really weird tactical shout.

Love the Eldar paint job, though!

neil_trent
neil_trent
11 months ago

Be careful Bone, a couple of times you activated shock assault when attacking after a unit consolidated in to you.

Good, fun bat rep, great job.

DGehring0809
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DGehring0809
11 months ago

I love Blood Angels, but it seems like every time you play them it’s just about this list, with maybe 200 or so points swapped out… and frankly this isnt that amazing of a list to begin with. Would love to see units like Sanginary Guard, more of the Terminators, etc to go for more a full combat list. Shooty Blood Angels just aren’t what Blood Angels fans want to see. If they wanted that they would just be like the people on Iron Hands/Imperial Fist bandwagon. Yeah, it wouldnt be a strong list, but these arent tactica games. You… Read more »

Viktor
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11 months ago

That was the most beautiful CWE army I have ever seen, partially due to a personal predilection for that sweet turquoise color scheme and partially due to how gorgeously it is painted. It has been one of the most fun games in a while, the banter, the raging Bone, the Spider’s amusing comments and plenty of laughs, you nailed it, gentlemen.

Please, get Josh for another report, his painting skills are just the stuff of legends!

Huw Tindall
Huw Tindall
11 months ago

When is one the TT team getting a grotty tattoo then?

The Cyril
Member
11 months ago

EPIC paint job on thar Eldar army! It is a bloody masterpiece!

Horst
Horst
11 months ago

Very nice of you to play a very friendly list Bone 🙂 next time take more assault units! Shooty BA with preds / razorbacks is not exactly great, imagine if instead of the predators and razorbacks you had more deep striking assault units, like more Death Company, Vanguard Veterans, or even Lightning Claw Terminators!

Stefano
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Stefano
11 months ago

Thank you for the batrep! the Aeldari were indeed very nicely done! I know that right now the huge talk is about how powerful some marines are, and for IH, Fists and Raven I am on board on that (not so much for the other chapters, for what I have experienced so far)… but I still think that Aeldari are absurd with all their psychic powers, -2 to hit planes and such things. Even in my local scene they are still consistently winning more than half of the tournaments. Maybe is just that here the strongest players use them, I… Read more »

Metalfist
11 months ago

Where do the English get the F in Lieutenant? GO B-BONE! Stunning looking armies <3

0MaxK0
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0MaxK0
11 months ago

Some beautiful looking Eldar there