*NEW LEAGUE* Drukhari vs Necrons 2000pts | Warhammer 40,000 League Report

Avatar The Chef May 8, 2021113  152 113 Likes

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The first of the League games kick off with a Xenos showdown, but will the Necrons be tough enough to withstand the blistering firepower of the Drukhari?

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00:00 Intro

03:45 Necrons List

09:47 Drukhari List

16:31 Mission

17:47 Game Start

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The Army Lists are:

Drukhari

++ Patrol Detachment -2CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) ++

Obsession: Kabal of the Obsidian Rose: Flawless Workmanship

Raiding Forces – CP Refund

+ HQ +

Drazhar

+ Troops +

Kabalite Warriors
3x Kabalite Warrior: 3x Splinter Rifle
Kabalite Warrior w/ Special Weapon: Blaster
Sybarite: Splinter Rifle

Kabalite Warriors
3x Kabalite Warrior: 3x Splinter Rifle
Kabalite Warrior w/ Special Weapon: Blaster
Sybarite: Splinter Rifle

Kabalite Warriors
3x Kabalite Warrior: 3x Splinter Rifle
Kabalite Warrior w/ Special Weapon: Blaster
Sybarite: Splinter Rifle

+ Elites +

Incubi
4x Incubi: 4x Klaive
Klaivex: Klaive

Mandrakes
9x Mandrake: 9x Baleblast, 9x Glimmersteel Blade
Nightfiend

+ Heavy Support +

Ravager: 3x Dark Lance, Shock Prow

+ Dedicated Transport +

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

++ Patrol Detachment 0CP (Aeldari – Drukhari) ++

Obsession: Kabal of the Obsidian Rose: Flawless Workmanship

Raiding Forces – CP Refund

+ HQ +

Archon: Blast Pistol, Huskblade, Overlord, The Djin Blade, Warlord
Splintered Genius (Obsidian Rose): Splintered Genius

+ Troops +

Kabalite Warriors
3x Kabalite Warrior: 3x Splinter Rifle
Kabalite Warrior w/ Special Weapon: Blaster
Sybarite: Splinter Rifle

Kabalite Warriors
3x Kabalite Warrior: 3x Splinter Rifle
Kabalite Warrior w/ Special Weapon: Blaster
Sybarite: Splinter Rifle

Kabalite Warriors
3x Kabalite Warrior: 3x Splinter Rifle
Kabalite Warrior w/ Special Weapon: Blaster
Sybarite: Splinter Rifle

+ Elites +

Mandrakes
9x Mandrake: 9x Baleblast, 9x Glimmersteel Blade
Nightfiend

Mandrakes
9x Mandrake: 9x Baleblast, 9x Glimmersteel Blade
Nightfiend

+ Heavy Support +

Ravager: 3x Dark Lance, Shock Prow

Ravager: 3x Dark Lance, Shock Prow

+ Dedicated Transport +

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

++ Total: [106 PL, 2,000pts, 14CP] ++

Necrons

++ Battalion Detachment ++

Dynasty Choice: Custom- Eternal Conquerors, Relentlessly Expansionist

+ HQ +

Catacomb Command Barge: Warlord- Enduring Will, Relic- The Voltaic Staff, Hand of the Phaeron, Gauss Cannon

Chronomancer: Dynastic Heirlooms- Veil of Darkness, Entropic Lance

Chronomancer: Rarefied Nobility- Immortal Pride, Entropic Lance

+ Troops +

10x Immortal: Gauss Blasters

10x Immortal: Gauss Blasters

20x Necron Warriors: Gauss Reapers

+ Elites +

C’tan Shard of the Void Dragon: Powers of the C’tan: Voltaic Storm, Transdimensional Thunderbolt

10x Lychguard: Hyperphase Sword, Dispersion Shield

+ Fast Attack +

9x Canoptek Scarab Swarms

8x Canoptek Scarab Swarms

5x Canoptek Wraiths: Vicious Claws

++ Total: 2,000pts ++



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Necros
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Necros
13 days ago

Great start to the league, guys! I just came around to watch it and really enjoyed it. 🙂
@Chef: As far as I understand it you can bring back models that were lost during morale with the orb, because a fled model is counted as being destroyed and the orb talks about destroyed models.

Moraca4
Moraca4
24 days ago

Played a 1k tournament today with Necrons and played Druhkari in the last round. I think Chef hit it on the nose when he mentioned if Necrons can survive turn 3 or 4 with a couple key units, they really can make a push in the final rounds (which is what happened in our game when he bounced off my warrior blob in combat). I still lost (by 2 points), but man it was such a close and fun game. Thanks for the game as always! ♥️

MagicMan
MagicMan
29 days ago

@Chef – Imagine if you had a Tomb Spyder or two floating around to regen the Scarab bases! Not sure if you guys just don’t have the models, but I’ve yet to see them on the channel with the new Necrons, don’t sleep on these guys! They’re a top unit choice and very aggressively costed for what they can do. Especially if you can buff them up with the Cryptek Tech thingy that gives them extra attacks. Strong in combat with damage 2 and high strength, & they also put out 12 shots which is great for clearing things like… Read more »

James clark
James clark
1 month ago

Looking forward to more of these, great to watch, especially looki g forward to any Deathguard ones.

Jakob Ekman
Jakob Ekman
1 month ago

The sidebar with the points is an excellent addition in my opinion.

Daniel Wright
Daniel Wright
1 month ago

Watched the Dark Light Rave three times in a row. Still laughing…

LaughingMage
1 month ago

When you show the contenders, you should have their height, weight, and “martial style”

Callum Morrison
Callum Morrison
1 month ago

@Chef, have you considered Triarch Stalkers vs Raiders. Decent choice of weapons to use and Quantam Shielding to ruin Darklight’s dreams.

Jon Vaughan
Jon Vaughan
1 month ago

Thankyou guys for delivering exactly what you promised. All in all I think this will add a real positive dimension for the future looking forward to more reports. You have my continuing support for the channel and I wish you lads all the best for the future. Stay safe.

Albert Bargery
Albert Bargery
1 month ago

What a fantastic opening to the league. I can’t wait for other matches! Really enjoy watching tactical players and strong lists battler it out. I don’t know the points but I think the silent king is a better option to the void dragon but the list is otherwise great, but the drukhari list is so thematic, fast and hits like a wrecking ball. It would probably make it too big, but could all players play all factions,maybe limit the number of space marine factions used.

matt hopkins
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matt hopkins
1 month ago

not an important point but the league table matches played total is stuck at 53 (all games) but the total number of games is much higher than that. Like i said, not the most important point, just thought you would like to know.

Michael Sutherland
Michael Sutherland
1 month ago

Spider are you using your flesh tearers at all in this? Massive BA fan so any opportunity to see more of them is great!

James Frost
James Frost
1 month ago

Good to see the league starting and I look forward to more games in the future. The game itself was good, obviously Drukhari are very strong but I’m happy to see Lawrence avoiding some of the more OP stuff like Dark Technomancers. As for the Necrons I know you guys are limited by the models you have but there’s been some vehicle heavy lists doing well in the competitive scene right now that might be cool to see tested out

joshua Ivy
joshua Ivy
1 month ago

Loving the league so far keep it up!

Liam Hartley-wright
Liam Hartley-wright
1 month ago

Loving the face-off bit in the mission briefing

MagnusLightbringer
MagnusLightbringer
1 month ago

Did I detect juuuuust a little extra spice in that batrep? That’s the way it should be in a competitive setting!

Great stuff guys, long live the league.

MagnusLightbringer
MagnusLightbringer
1 month ago

Quick suggestion… can we have the updated league table at the end of the report, maybe just ahead of the credits? It’s going to be the first thing most of us are going to check 🙂

Mekrot
Mekrot
1 month ago

Man I could feel the frustration for chef. Sometimes it seems like all the bad rolls go to you abs missing that last roll for the ctan t1 was the final nail

Icarus
Icarus
1 month ago

I was wondering: did Chef consider Purge the Vermin instead of Engage on All Fronts? I feel like it works so much better with Necrons as they are a short ranged army hence they can only counter attack most of the time, rather than storm all the board quadrants. Wouldn’t have made much of a difference in this match, but still something to keep in mind, IMHO. Ancient Machineries can also be good in some missions, especially if the new lost includes Cryptothralls

Ben Philpott
Ben Philpott
1 month ago

This has made me even more pumped for the league ! great job guys. Chef have you considered in your stats taking into account the secondaries used ? perhaps which ones/combos go with wins / armies / losses even ?

Colin Clarke
Colin Clarke
1 month ago

Well played Lawrence, the only little thing is you rerolled damage for a blaster I think, whilst still onboard a raider, which you obviously can’t do. Good game though, looked like it could have gone either way at one point

Captain_Valerius
Captain_Valerius
1 month ago

Awesome report, this will be my favorite format next to crusade :-)!
@chef: As Necrons are my main tournament army: Will we see a hexmark destroyer in your lists? I get laughed at, constantly, for fielding the hexmark in competitive games. However, I had great success with it as a nuisance / utility unit when taken with the gauntlet relic.

Tuomas
Tuomas
1 month ago

Thank you for the game chaps! I really like the idea of the league and look forward for some more. Could you add a table of the changing points after the report so we could see how much points the winner takes from the defeated? Chef have you considered heavy destroyers for antitank? A friend of mine runs usually two squads of three and they are really frightening with those 3d3 dmg per shot. Yes it’s only one shot per destroyer but if you don’t have an invuln the AP4 (or 5?) goes right through. They usually drop a tank… Read more »

Stuart McIntyre
Stuart McIntyre
1 month ago

For me this is the best bat rep of 2021. Ticks all the boxes for me. Keep it up 🙂

Mark Merfield
Mark Merfield
1 month ago

Great format guys. Can’t wait for the next one!

jordan wilcox
jordan wilcox
1 month ago

“you’re probably looking at the time” *looks at time*…. 2 hours… This is very cool, I like this format.

Julian Cordts
Julian Cordts
1 month ago

Stunning game. I had my hopes up for my Necron Boys when the Lychguard locked shields. Could have been an epic comeback.

A little suggestion. Is it possible, or is it allready planned, to show the change in ratings after the games? Like Chef lost this amount of points and Lawrence gained that amount?

Joshua Landon
Joshua Landon
1 month ago

So does the overlord ability still reroll all ones? In the codex it says “reroll *a* hit roll of one” but is that a misprint? Would love to know as a fellow, confused Drukhari player lol. Loved the video, such a fun matchup to watch 😁

Optimisticpaint
Member
Optimisticpaint
1 month ago

Would love to see a couple of Hexmarks drop in on those Mandrakes.

Last edited 1 month ago by Optimisticpaint
Matthew Lamore
Matthew Lamore
1 month ago

Spider and Chef; thank you so much for all the little tidbits and coaching. No matter the outcomes of games, you always reinforce good gameplay and sportmanship. Keep up the great work! I know there may be comments about OP armies etc., but in a tournament setting (this being a league), it is what it is; you bring what will win; you do nothing wrong. Keep up the good work, and I look forward to Stig bringing his Admech (and breacher/prime hermeticon/data hoard spam).

Jason Hoy
Jason Hoy
1 month ago

I’m super stoked for these league games. Amazing content gentlemen.

Jacob Kriegbaum
Jacob Kriegbaum
1 month ago

I love that chef is smiling and Lawrence is mean mugging in the intro rankings!! 😆

BrewNid
BrewNid
1 month ago

Love the league guys. Can’t wait to see more games

SlipperyWeasel
SlipperyWeasel
1 month ago

Love the format! Rock on!

Justin Baker
Justin Baker
1 month ago

OK I admit it, I wasn’t sure the league was for me (I’m still hoping for more Crusade) but I’m definitely hooked and can’t wait for more.

Question for Lawrence: Would you consider letting Chef borrow the Drukhari and taking your Flesh Tearers against them? That is a match I would really like to see.

George Smart
George Smart
1 month ago

Loved this and loved to see you two going at it competitively, great watch!
New format looks slick, well done Chef.

StadlerDance
StadlerDance
1 month ago

The big thing I think this highlights for me is that necrons are gonna start suffering from being the first codex. They got their stuff and it’s just going to be out done now by all the new books. So bar some points changes and the occasional supplement it will get harder for them

Djordan
Djordan
1 month ago

Loooved it! You guys did great, killing it as always

Scott Engel
Scott Engel
1 month ago

Predictable outcome. Even if the necrons didn’t get completely obliterated in 1 turn by the close combat of the drukhari, they wouldn’t have been able to collect any victory points due to getting locked down by the speed of the army and just having the raiders charge into units and completely shut down the necron shooting. I still think necrons are way over costed for a gimmick that just does not do enough to justify how many points you pay for their units. the complete lack of anti-tank just feels like GW phoned it in on the necron codex and… Read more »

Rannok
Rannok
1 month ago

love the league report format guys nice work!

James Gascoine
James Gascoine
1 month ago

I just wanted to say 1st off that i love your battle reports. You were the only channel that i have ever considered subscribing to. However I just wanted to say a few things 1) Dark Eldar are broken. They are basically pre iron hands nerf broken from 8th. Deathguard are strong but when they dropped they were just very anti-meta but (other than mortarion) most codex’s could build lists that can deal with them. DE are just far to strong and it will be a shame that the only way to fix them is with a points hike. The… Read more »

Garrett Moore
Garrett Moore
1 month ago

i dont have the codex in front of me, just working off battlescribe so i could totally be wrong- Could the Spider have used splintered genius to fight again? The language of it, on BS at least, is that you can fight again if you are in engagement range of an enemy at the end of the phase. I think that Chef had pulled himself out of engagement range, and the way its worded i dont think the Spider could have piled in on his 2nd fight. Im happy to be wrong, if im missing something! Great game guys, love… Read more »

Joel Jackson
Joel Jackson
1 month ago

Fantastic! Going to love this series. Who has Orks?!

RichieC
RichieC
1 month ago

I wonder Spyder would you be interested in doing 3 lists that are pure kabalite,pure Wych and pure Coven lists and see how they get on like a league within a league.
I know you don’t have the wracks but you could do something close to a coven army.
Also Chef you could try the Doomstalkers? maybe?

Churchward
Churchward
1 month ago

Love the League, more league games please, the competitive aspect makes it awesome!
Those Drukhari sure do slap! The only thing I can think of that might be a kind of necron counter is; Every warrior you can find, buffed by Chrono’s, Ghost Arks and a truck load of Scarabs. I’d also like to see what annihilation barges can do there 10 shots at strength 7 might be good.

Last edited 1 month ago by Churchward
Johnpim36
Johnpim36
1 month ago

Excellent game to both of you!!! And well played Chef especially, doing everything possible against a clearly broken Codex. They need a serious points increase, as it’s way too easy to spam all that firepower, and then when you finally crack some of their armour open with whatever you have left, their Melee units mince the crap out of you!!! If they made it so Drukkari players got 10/15% less units per 2K list, that might balance things!!!

Such a shame for the game and so annoying!!!

Piotr Przysowa
Piotr Przysowa
1 month ago

I, for one, love the dice trays. Seeing both the rolls and the battlefield makes for better viewing experience for me, its easier to keep track of the game. Walls just need to be slightly higher, that’s it.

B3stie
B3stie
1 month ago

I really like the progression from tactica to league games!
What i do not like is the level of redundancy in the dark eldar list(s) – an yes i know its a league game.
I skip often the dark eldar shooting phase because of that(also in other games/battlereports with big redundancy ). Not really criticising- just feedback.

Bryan D'Ambra
Bryan D'Ambra
1 month ago

As an unintended side effect these games also give you an idea of what not to bring to friendly games to an extent.

Matthew
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Matthew
1 month ago

Hey there Mr. Chef! I have a couple hyper logical necron thoughts I’d like to send your way after watching this batrep… As of right now, have you tried a batrep running a more “silver-tide” style list? I almost always run 2 20-man blobs off warriors with reapers (I know the studio does have that many though) and always bring Szeras… His being able to use rites of reanimation twice (or 3 times with the one stratagem) just comes in handy so much, especially in combination with augmenting units… And although a bit unreliable, he is often another source of… Read more »