Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: *NEW* Space Marines vs Necrons 2000pts

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The day has arrived for the first 9th Edition Codexes to throw down, as these revamped books arrive hot in the Studio!

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The Army Lists are: 

Space Marines

++ Battalion Detachment ++

Chapter Tactics: Iron Hands

+ HQ +

Primaris Chapter Master: Warlord- Adept of the Omnissiah, Relic- The Vox Espiritum, Master-crafted Power Sword, Heavy Bolt Pistol, Relic Shield

Iron Father Feirros

Primaris Lieutenant: Master-crafted Power Sword, Neo-volkite Pistol, Storm Shield

+ Troops +

6x Assault Intercessor Squad
Assault Intercessor Sergeant: Chainsword, Heavy Bolt Pistol
5x Assault Intercessor: Chainsword, Heavy Bolt Pistol

8x Intercessor Squad
Intercessor Sergeant: Bolt Rifle, Bolt Pistol
7x Intercessor: Bolt Rifle, Bolt Pistol

8x Intercessor Squad
Intercessor Sergeant: Bolt Rifle, Bolt Pistol
7x Intercessor: Bolt Rifle, Bolt Pistol

8x Intercessor Squad
Intercessor Sergeant: Bolt Rifle, Bolt Pistol
7x Intercessor: Bolt Rifle, Bolt Pistol

+ Elites +

3x Bladeguard Veteran Squad

Redemptor Dreadnought: Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Onslaught Gatling Cannon, 2x Storm Bolters

Redemptor Dreadnought: Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Onslaught Gatling Cannon, 2x Storm Bolters

Redemptor Dreadnought: Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Onslaught Gatling Cannon, 2x Storm Bolters

+ Heavy Support +

3x Eradicator Squad
Eradicator Sergeant: Melta Rifle
2x Eradicator: Melta Rifle

+ Dedicated Transport +

Impulsor: Bellicatus Missile Array, 2x Storm Bolters

Impulsor: Bellicatus Missile Array, 2x Storm Bolters

++ Total: 1,993pts ++

Necrons

++ Battalion Detachment ++

Dynastic Code: Nihilakh

+ HQ +

Catacomb Command Barge: Warlord- Enduring Will, Relic- The Orb of Eternity, Hand of the Phaeron, Warscythe, Tesla Cannon

Technomancer: Canoptek Cloak, Staff of Light

Royal Warden: Rareified Nobility- Thrall of the Silent King, Dynastic Heirloom- The Veil of Darkness

+ Troops +

10x Immortals: Tesla Carbine

10x Immortals: Gauss Blaster

15x Necron Warrior: Gauss Reaper

+ Elites +

10x Lychguard: Hyperphase Sword, Dispersion Shield

+ Fast Attack +

5x Canoptek Wraiths: Vicious Claws

+ Heavy Support +

5x Destroyers

Doomsday Ark

Doomsday Ark

++ Total: 2,000pts++



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Samuel Rowland
Samuel Rowland
2 days ago

Just out of interest, does duty eternal make Redemptors a competitive option now?

CharlesDexterWard
CharlesDexterWard
11 days ago

Good game gents. I have a question Mr. B-Bone. You had a lot of bodies on the table in the later turns but could you have pushed Chef harder by getting more units into the mid table area sooner in the game and contested the objectives?

Nibbler
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Nibbler
14 days ago

There’s not a single video you guys did, I don’t like.
But I have to state: this one is exceptionally great!
Had a blast watching you roll the six-sided-pleasure bringers and really enjoyed how close the result was at last… thank you all for your great work!

oldRivers
oldRivers
15 days ago

Good day to you, sirs, ah yes!
Outstanding batrep!

Owl The Molfar
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Owl The Molfar
15 days ago

Thank you for the battle report and codex preview!
P.S. 10:50 Hierarchy is the word you were serching for Chef.

Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson
16 days ago

Chef’s dry heave’s saying “Baddalion” was sooo classic! Love you guys!

waterhou1
waterhou1
17 days ago

Great game, really enjoyed that one.
Always nice when the game is fairly close.

Harrysheresy
Harrysheresy
17 days ago

Please stop yelling, Bone!

Jeffrey Pearson
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Jeffrey Pearson
17 days ago

This was a great battle. Often times I find I may skim an episode and not pay close attention… i found i had to come back to this one couple times. Wow close march and Bone was killing those rolls! Much needed balance with the SM. Glad this are great times for the game in my opinion. Great match. Well played by both!

André Orthmann
André Orthmann
17 days ago

This battle report confuse me … i see Lawrence rolling but hear the voice of Bone and since when Lawrence got a moustache (imagine that! lol xD )? Honestly… nice to see Bone having luck with his dice rolls!
Oh and i guess the few deeper looks in each new codex was great. And you are 100% right… people dont like to hear it can skip. For me it was really interesting. Thx so much!

Last edited 17 days ago by André Orthmann
Tobias Osterhaug
Tobias Osterhaug
17 days ago

Incredible game. Best of 9th in my opinion by a large margin in terms of how close it was and how well you were both playing. And it wasn’t even a Tactical. Necrons seem really interesting now, definitely able to keep pace with Marines. If all the new codexes can be on the same level as the Necron one I have high hopes for the edition and your future content!

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
18 days ago

Don’t immortals have 2 attacks now? Fairly certain they do. If so, chef you weren’t rolling enough dice

James Foster
James Foster
18 days ago

Great battle and very close at the end.
Chef wins as he says Badallion. There was an oopsie i think in turn 1 when Bone rolled 12 dice, dropped 2 and called for 11 saves on the wraiths. Could have butterflied into saving the unit? Or maybe not 🙂

Bulwyf
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Bulwyf
18 days ago

When discussing the new codex for Space Marines please just refer to it as a nerf. Several units in the SM codex are practically worthless at this point. Who would ever take a Repulsor or a Repulsor Executioner at those points? I agree that SM needed a nerf but my worry is they nerfed them so much that we’re back to the days of SM armies being low to at best middle tier while Eldar and Tau laugh all the way to broken OP lists. Which, I have to add, has been the history of 40k tabletop. I hope that… Read more »

Optimisticpaint
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Optimisticpaint
18 days ago

Great game guys!

Brian Rae
Brian Rae
19 days ago

What a game and what a final turn. The new res protocols are definitely a thing.

Connor Phelps
Connor Phelps
19 days ago

Way to get those points Chef! Question – Whats the wackiest build you’re considering with the Newcrons and can we see it in your next rematch with bone? That would be gold!

Marc-André Dumas
Marc-André Dumas
19 days ago

Really awesome game, that was tight all game(love 9 ed for that), cant wait to see more new necron model and your sm army is gorgeous 🙂

Tomgar
Tomgar
19 days ago

Great work Chef, winning that even with your terrible luck that game was really impressive, a good example of how a positive attitude and willingness to play on makes all the difference. As a marine player, I’m very happy with the rebalancing; it seems like they massively toned down obnoxious layers of stacking buffs from characters while making certain units a little stronger individually. Really encourages you to move away from the usual character-castle play style and maybe send out units on their own, start spreading out and dominating the board. I like how the new points force you to… Read more »

Last edited 19 days ago by Tomgar
Barney
Barney
19 days ago

Good shit, gents. Got the Indomitus box to start a Necron army and just traded another Necron half of Indomitus and Necrons from Forgebane.
Video and the new codex has made me wanna get them built and painted quick as so I can start playing them!

Ben H
Ben H
19 days ago

Seeing this battle report and one other last night with both new codices I have a lot more hope. Both games super tight and coming down to a few points here or there. It seems like the new Necron codex at least makes for significantly more varied lists, with a lot of units becoming viable. The most important thing is that (for me at least) the new Codex makes it exciting to play a Necron army again. Really looking forward to trying things like the Nightbringer (who looks mad strong), Doomstalker, Praetorians, the crazy melee Catacomb Command Barge etc. The… Read more »

Jacob MacGregor
Jacob MacGregor
19 days ago

I, for one, really like the banter and it doesn’t seem like a proper TTT video without it. This has been great with the current events it was like sitting around listening to my mates at the pub. Keep up the great work! Chef said Badallion!!! This day shall be remembered!!!

Erik Ramvi
Erik Ramvi
19 days ago

Beard, have you gotten your iron warriors forge world dice? 🙂
I have!

Andy Lysiak
Andy Lysiak
19 days ago

Mr Chef, Mr Bones – what a game! Bones rolling like Spider, Chef rolling like Bones… wonderful!

Chef – I hope your luck will turn and the dice will allow you to use your tactics better 😀

Oh wow. Even as a 70% firstborn player I am really excited!

Chris Frey
Chris Frey
19 days ago

Bone had a bit of an Albert Einstein look going on, which only adds to his harlarious quirkiness.

Michael 'The Scorpion'
Michael 'The Scorpion'
19 days ago

Sensational content as always TTT crew. I know you’re all mates so it comes easy but I still love the sportsmanship you all display while playing it’s a fantastic example and your ability to remember the rules across a multitude of factions is legitimately impressive. I’m a little surprised by the negative comments surrounding the new codexes. Especially given this BR wasn’t an in depth analysis video. The unique secondaries, game balance and seeming increase in viable variety for both factions is exciting. The SM nerfs on face value make me excited to put my marines on the tabletop once… Read more »

Mike
Mike
20 days ago

Brilliant game as usual gents! Such a joy to see a tightly contested result in a marine matchup, I hope the Astartes fans out there can see how the light tap of the nerf bat actually made their lives better in the end.

MasterWis
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MasterWis
20 days ago

Nice Boys! The fresh Codexes are here, they are fancy, they even sound balanced *cough* *cough* and Bone rolls like Spider, is it an omen for the years coming ? Haha

Son of Dorn
Son of Dorn
20 days ago

Great to see a Necron army using the Deceiver, aka Chef, to maximum effect, well played!
A very close and entertaining game, I think this showcases a lot of things and for me at least shows that Marines will be in a better place going forward.

Jules
Jules
20 days ago

What a game! I love the quote from Bone “Tactically not the best decision made, Epically the best decision I’ve made”. I hope a remembrancer was there to jot that one down.

John Barber
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John Barber
20 days ago

Random question; are Librarian Dreadnoughts in the base space marine kit now?

Nicholas Lucas
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Nicholas Lucas
20 days ago

I am really trying to not be pessimistic, but it is very difficult between games I’ve seen on here, other channels, tournament results (70% win rate for Salamanders at Iron Halo GT), and my own battles playing as Marines and against. It is disheartening to see just how overtuned Marines are.

This codex was the last hope for most other armies to balance Marines. This is the first indication, of most likely many, that this codex did nothing to address the multitude of issues with Space Marines.

Stefano
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Stefano
20 days ago

Really interesting, nice to see the Necrons truly viable after what they were like in 8th. Regarding the Marines my impression is that they went too far with the nerf. Many of the changes I can get behind, some are evidently driven by game balance needs and I can understand them, but there are so many things that feels like an overreaction to the bad condition of late 8th: units or rules that rightfully should have received a tweak were instead squashed. Also I find annoying this back an forth between “the future are the Primaris, they will supplant the… Read more »

Jack Whorton
Jack Whorton
20 days ago

Necron codex seems really interesting. I hope the same sort of layered approach is taken when the others are re done – especially for the ‘trixier’ factions.

Kristian Pettersen
Kristian Pettersen
20 days ago

Needing to roll 5+ for *each* wound a model has in order to not die makes RP utterly pointless for multi-wound models. Is this really the mechanic they went for?

Chalen Godwin
Chalen Godwin
20 days ago

So I am 25 minutes in and have heard the following words so allow me to define them for everyone balance = nerf bat good = sucks not worth the points fun = get ready to be smacked down tone down = don’t bother with this unit options = only a few key units so the breakdown for this new codex is SM received a nerf bat. The core unit issue means that if you field tanks or anything without the core key word means you are doing something wrong don’t bother with them. This book from what I can… Read more »

Paul Butcher
Paul Butcher
20 days ago

Ah yes! A good baddalion to you, Chef!
Very excited for this codex, can’t wait to play my astartes without feeling cheesey.

Tomasz Michno
Tomasz Michno
20 days ago

Nice game! Well done chef for holding strong against these crazy dice rolls! Great to see what was done to the necrons, though there is a couple of things that strike me as weird, for example the fact that almost every buff of sort they have is Core locked, and there’s literally only 4 core units in the whole book, compared to marines core amount this sounds a bit harsh, excluding destroyers it’s especially brutal. New reanimation protocols are interesting, but with so few ways to grant a +1 they are a non factor on 3+W models, good split fire… Read more »

James Holder
James Holder
20 days ago

Fantastic game guys good to see that the dice gods are smiling on bone again 👍👍

Altansar
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Altansar
20 days ago

NOOOO CHEF! Don’t give in, stand strong!

Akrabra
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Akrabra
20 days ago

I do find It odd that Dreadnoughts can be core and destroyers not, probably my biggest gripe as of now.

Virate
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Virate
20 days ago

Great game guys! I am still dubious of the necrons efficacy in this edition but I look forward to hearing what Chef has to say about them in the review!

Nébal
Nébal
20 days ago

Great game. That last turn was incredible. The new Necron Codex seems nice and fun, with protocols and stuff. I’m a bit concerned with the new reanimation protocols for my beloved destroyers, and with the weird specialization of crypteks as well – I guess I shouldn’t until I can read the book, though. But that extra attack for Lychguards makes me very happy.

Marko Vidovic
Marko Vidovic
20 days ago

Quite to the contrary to all the aforementioned comments I actually think this game proved the neurons viable again! Despite bones heinous rolling and chefs whiffing, chef still managed to kill half of bones army and win a game! With that rolling, he would’ve been tabled by turn two just yesterday! Great game guys!

Gluon
Gluon
20 days ago

SPOILER ALERT: So by turn 4 the Space Marines lost what? one dreadnought, one unit of bladeguard veterans and assault intercessors, while necrons were almost tabled, with one remaining ark in combat. And those are necrons with a strong defensive buff from the dynasty, toughness 5 everywhere, reanimation protocols, living metal, quantum shields… If they did not have the incredibly powerful “everyone is opsec” rule, the game wouldn’t even be close. I mean yeah, the game is about those points, but I am not sure if winning a game, where I lost all of my army while the opponent barely… Read more »

Francisco Michels
Francisco Michels
20 days ago

very good game, glad to see these changes looking forward to seeing the others in future games. Necrons have got some teeth and man can they shrug off a beating and keep on trucking.

Dorn Jr
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Dorn Jr
20 days ago

It’s controversial but: Basic YouTube viewers that complain about pre-game awesomeness, and then are too lazy to skip ahead w/ time stamps are NOT Bosses.

Last edited 20 days ago by Dorn Jr
Jason Belsha
Jason Belsha
20 days ago

Chef, I could feel that absolute frustration with RP and getting diced to hell.

Definitely going to scrap my list building mentality and work from the ground up with these changes.

Michelle Boyk
Michelle Boyk
20 days ago

Every Saturday morning is like Christmas morning now!

Chefs joy and excitement for Necrons is the best thing I’ve seen all week 😁

Awesome rolling BBone, the force is strong in this one!

Adrian Larsson
Adrian Larsson
20 days ago

I’m sure you already know, but the camera of Chef and Bone at the start has some weird pulsing focus issue.