Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Astra Militarum vs Thousand Sons 2000pts

Avatar Tabletop Tactics September 26, 202016  41 16 Likes

It’s pure firepower vs psychic trickery as Beard and Chef meet on the battlefield!

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The Army Lists are: 

Astra Militarum

++ Battalion Detachment ++

Regimental Doctrine: Catachan

+ HQ +

Primaris Psyker: Powers- Mental Fortitude, Psychic Barrier

Primaris Psyker: Powers- Nightshroud, Psychic Maelstrom

Company Commander: Warlord- Lead From The Front, Relic- Mamorth Tuskblade, Laspistol

+ Troops +

10x Infantry Squad
Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol
Guardsman: Grenade Launcher
Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
6x Guardsman: 6x Lasgun

10x Infantry Squad
Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol
Guardsman: Grenade Launcher
Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
6x Guardsman: 6x Lasgun

10x Infantry Squad
Sergeant: Chainsword, Laspistol
Guardsman: Grenade Launcher
Heavy Weapon Team: Mortar
6x Guardsman: 6x Lasgun

+ Elites +

9x Bullgryns
Bullgryn Bone ‘ead: Bullgryn Maul, Slabshield
8x Bullgryn: Bullgryn Maul, Slabshield

+ Heavy Support +

2x Leman Russ Battle Tanks
Leman Russ Demolisher: Demolisher Siege Cannon, 3x Heavy Bolter
Leman Russ Demolisher: Demolisher Siege Cannon, 3x Heavy Bolter

++ Spearhead Detachment ++

Regimental Doctrine: Catachan

+ HQ +

Tank Commander: Tank Ace- Slow and Purposeful, Executioner Plasma Cannon, 3x Heavy Bolter, Augur Array

+ Heavy Support +

3x Basilisks
3x Basilisk: Heavy Bolter

Manticore: Heavy Bolter

Manticore: Heavy Bolter

++ Total: 1,997pts ++

Thousand Sons

++ Battalion Detachment ++

Cults of the Legion: Cult of Duplicity

Relics of the Thousand Sons

+ HQ +

Exalted Sorcerer on Disc of Tzeentch: Warlord- High Magister, Relic- Helm of the Third Eye, Powers- Glamour of Tzeentch, Tzeentch’s Firestorm

Exalted Sorcerer on Disc of Tzeentch: Magister- Duplicitous Tactician, Relics of the Thousand Sons- Dark Matter Crystal, Powers-Infernal Gaze, Weaver of Fates

Terminator Sorcerer- Force Stave, Inferno Combi-bolter, Familiar, Powers- Prescience, Warptime

+ Troops +

10x Rubric Marines: Power- Boon of Mutation
Aspiring Sorcerer: Force Stave, Inferno Bolt Pistol
8x Rubric Marine: Inferno Boltgun
Rubric Marine: Soulreaper Cannon

Rubric Marines: Power- Temporal Manipulation
Aspiring Sorcerer: Force Stave, Inferno Bolt Pistol
8x Rubric Marine: Inferno Boltgun
Rubric Marine: Soulreaper Cannon

10x Rubric Marines: Power – Tzeentch’s Firestorm
Aspiring Sorcerer: Force Stave, Inferno Bolt Pistol
8x Rubric Marine: Inferno Boltgun
Rubric Marine: Soulreaper Cannon

+ Elites +

Tzaangor Shaman: Power- Weaver of Fates

Scarab Occult Terminators: Power- Glamour of Tzeentch
Scarab Occult Sorcerer: Force Stave, Inferno Combi-bolter
5x Terminator: Power Sword, Inferno Combi-bolter
2x Terminator: Power Sword, Inferno Combi-bolter, Hellfyre Missile Rack
2x Terminator: Power Sword, Soulreaper Cannon

+ Fast Attack +

9x Tzaangor Enlightened: Fatecaster Greatbows

+ Dedicated Transport +

Chaos Rhino: Combi-bolter

++ Total: 1,999pts ++



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Knockham
Knockham
5 days ago

Can you redo the game with Beard/AM getting the first turn?

Ezra Bristow-Smith
Ezra Bristow-Smith
22 days ago

Bullgryn need kilts along with their berets and faux-taches

Karlosdjackle
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Karlosdjackle
23 days ago

Fuck you for how you pronounce prescience chef lol

Serpent
Serpent
24 days ago

If you’re taking lots of artillery, you should consider using Veteran Sergeant Harker close to the parking lot. His reroll of 1’s for all Catachan units is great.

bart wasteels
bart wasteels
24 days ago

This game was really about who got first turn. Imagin the devastation if Beard got to pew pew all the TS troops turn 1.

Also, really fun imagining all the sorcerers being fancy with their Magic, until a group of raging Bullgryns come along and brute strength their way through.

PS: this game is a good example on why Psychic ritual is very iffy.

Thanks for the battle report guys! Enjoyable game!

fischerrandy
fischerrandy
25 days ago

Beard. Next time think mechanized. 🙂 Recall Bone’s game with the Tallarans against your Nids. Gunlines are so 8th Edition. LOL.

Matthew
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Matthew
25 days ago

What are your guys thoughts on the first turn advantage in 9th? In the games I’ve played and the ones on the channel it always seems the person going second has so much ground to make up after the alpha strike and board control the majority of games go to the player that went first.

Zirka
Zirka
26 days ago

Just started to paint my Thousand Sons, happy to see this come up. Great battle report as always guys.

Jamess9
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Jamess9
26 days ago

Chef, you piloted the TSons beautifully. Great job there.

harle
harle
26 days ago

Will you be getting a custodes army soon? / If you do when will we see them

Last edited 26 days ago by harle
Joseph Hawkins
Joseph Hawkins
26 days ago

Awesome game, love the banter and close game lads!

Altansar
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Altansar
26 days ago

Beard, If the tanks were in the spearhead don’t they gain OpSec as guard units or is that only with the Emperor’s fist tank specialist detachment?

Robert Bishop
Robert Bishop
26 days ago

Dustache vs mustache played by Beard?! This one’s gonna be hairy, guys! D:

Last edited 26 days ago by Robert Bishop
Jez Morris
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Jez Morris
26 days ago

Just watching and enjoying the battle report, i am surprised by beards target selection after killing the Shaman. Wouldn’t the correct play to take out the sorcerer in terminator armour and the exalted sorcerer on the disc as they also became targetable when the tzangor were reduced below 3 models

Seamus Bradford
Seamus Bradford
26 days ago

Any video planned on the upcoming tactical deployment release? If not a battle report, an opinion/review? Keep up the great work guys.

Last edited 26 days ago by Seamus Bradford
Bellchump
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Bellchump
26 days ago

A very interesting looking list Mr Beard. Looking forward to seeing how this does

AquitaineUA
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AquitaineUA
26 days ago

Colonel Straken, Sergeant Harken and Sly Marbo are very good options for a Catachan army.

Francisco Michels
Francisco Michels
27 days ago

This is now the third game I’ve watched today that feature the imperial guard.

Kraken
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Kraken
27 days ago

I don’t think The Chef could have gotten any more central if he tried. Another great game again lads and I’m loving the output speed of content , 20 videos in a month is great amount of vidoes and yeah keep up the solid work. Peac

fulgrimatic
fulgrimatic
27 days ago

This is for Beard since he said he wanted an all-dreadnought army. Emperor’s Children walkers of all kinds. I will soon have a game against my SW pal and all his ‘noughts.

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WitchDoctor
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WitchDoctor
27 days ago

I didnt know I needed a TTT and Forged in Fire crossover… until now

Stefano
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Stefano
27 days ago

Amazing game! Those Bullgryns really powerd up, they were the VIP for this game!
You are right, even though I still haven’t played many games in 9th it’s really all about the primaries…
Thank you for the great batrep!

ThePrussianBastard
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ThePrussianBastard
27 days ago

I have to say, the Chef / Beard batrep-combo has become my favourite on this channel. They took a while to warm up to each other, but the good humour, sportsmanship and even better vibes are palpable. Thank you very much!

ColdestNight1231
ColdestNight1231
27 days ago

Chef, I’ll sell the soul of my first born for you to don a mask and have a Lucha Libre match with El Beardo!

Bastian Birkholz
Bastian Birkholz
27 days ago

I have to say that game shows perfectly some of the aspects why both armies need a redo. Not having first turn with Thousand Sons can really make or break a game because you need those buffs up before the enemy shoots at you and I really dislike that cult of duplicity is the only viable choice at the moment. You just lack the mobility without it and only a far far second place might be smth like cult of magic. I think the Thousand Sons would probably have suffered really hard if they did not get the first turn.… Read more »

Rickey Kia
Rickey Kia
27 days ago

Catachan Beard! Place those lemans in the spearhead and move some artillery to the battalion (or not). Leman’s in a spearhead get ObSEC!

Adam Robins
Adam Robins
27 days ago

+20pts to both Beard and Chef for the Forged in Fire reference.
“This Catachan knife…. will kiiiiiiiilllllll”

Bastian Birkholz
Bastian Birkholz
27 days ago

Yes! We REALLY REALLY REALLY want to see the 20 man rubric block with risen rubricae and the double shoot stratagem+prescience+veterans!