Drukhari vs Adeptus Mechanicus 2000pts | Warhammer 40,000 League Report

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Stig brings the first iteration of his League list to the fore, but with Spider refining his list ready to hit the Tournament circuit, can the servants of the Omnissiah stand firm?

00:00 Intro

02:06 Adeptus Mechanicus List

04:11 Drukhari List

08:52 Mission

10:08 Game Start

13:05 Game

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The Army Lists are:

Drukhari

The Army List is:

++ Patrol Detachment ++

+ Configuration +

Obsession: Kabal of the Black Heart

+ 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

Incubi
4x Incubi: 4x Klaive
Klaivex: Klaive

+ Dedicated Transport +

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

++ Patrol Detachment  ++

Obsession: Kabal of the Black Heart

+ HQ +

Archon: Blast Pistol, Hatred Eternal, Huskblade, Overlord, The Djin Blade, Warlord
Splintered Genius (Black Heart): 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 +

Incubi
4x Incubi: 4x Klaive
Klaivex: Klaive

+ Dedicated Transport +

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

Raider: Dark Lance, Kabal

++ Patrol Detachment ++

Obsession: Cult of Strife

+ HQ +

Succubus: 1 – Adrenalight (Combat Drug), Competitive Edge, Stratagem: Tolerated Ambition, The Triptych Whip
Agoniser & Archite Glaive
Show Stealer (Strife): Show Stealer

+ Troops +

Wyches: 2 – Grave Lotus (Combat Drug)
Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol
8x Wych: 8x Hekatarii Blade, 8x Plasma Grenades, 8x Splinter Pistol

Wyches: 2 – Grave Lotus (Combat Drug)
Hekatrix: Agoniser, Splinter Pistol, Stratagem: Hekatrix of the Crucibael
9x Wych: 9x Hekatarii Blade, 9x Plasma Grenades, 9x Splinter Pistol

Wyches: 2 – Grave Lotus (Combat Drug)
Hekatrix: Hekatarii Blade, Splinter Pistol
9x Wych: 9x Hekatarii Blade, 9x Plasma Grenades, 9x Splinter Pistol

++ Total: 2,000pts ++

Adeptus Mechanicus

++ Battalion Detachment  ++

Forge World Dogma: Mars

+ HQ +

Skitarii Marshal: Relic- Exemplar’s Eternity, Warlord- Programmed Retreat

Tech-Priest Dominus: Macrostubber, Volkite Blaster

Tech-Priest Manipulus: Logi, Magnarail lance

+ Troops +

Kataphron Breachers
Kataphron Breacher: Arc Claw, Heavy Arc Rifle
Kataphron Breacher: Arc Claw, Heavy Arc Rifle
Kataphron Breacher: Arc Claw, Torsion Cannon

Kataphron Breachers
Kataphron Breacher: Arc Claw, Heavy Arc Rifle
Kataphron Breacher: Arc Claw, Heavy Arc Rifle
Kataphron Breacher: Arc Claw, Torsion Cannon

Kataphron Breachers
Kataphron Breacher: Arc Claw, Heavy Arc Rifle
Kataphron Breacher: Arc Claw, Heavy Arc Rifle
Kataphron Breacher: Arc Claw, Torsion Cannon

5x Skitarii Rangers

5x Skitarii Rangers

5x Skitarii Rangers

+ Elites +

5x Sicarian Infiltrators: Taser Goad, Flechette Blaster

+ Fast Attack +

3x Serberys Raiders

3x Serberys Raiders

++ Outrider Detachment ++

Forge World Dogma: Mars

+ HQ +

Technoarchaeologist

+ Troops +

20x Skitarii Vanguards: Omnispex
19x Skitarii Vanguard: 19x Radium Carbine
Vanguard Alpha: Radium Carbine

+ Fast Attack +

2x Ironstrider Ballistarii: Twin Cognis Lascannon

2x Ironstrider Ballistarii: Twin Cognis Lascannon

2x Ironstrider Ballistarii: Twin Cognis Lascannon

5x Pteraxii Sterylizors: Artefactorum- The Skull of Elder Nikola

5x Sydonian Dragoons: Taser Lance

++ Total: 1,996pts ++



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Moraca4
Moraca4
21 days ago

What a game 🙂 thanks as always! I don’t get to play either of these armies often, so it is cool to see what they can bring to the table.

Endre84
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Endre84
23 days ago

I feel tournaments are for competitive players, and so not for casual players. Why should non-competitive players dictate what competitive players, in a competitive format, do? Keep the league as it is, I wanna learn to get better😊

The Phantom
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The Phantom
29 days ago

cracking game chaps – I feel theres room for improvement in stigs list possibly and I think if stig had gone first it would have been much closer. Gonna have to build the S&M space elves for myself they look like my kind of play style for competitive!! Please keep the league games coming as this is my favourite aspect of the channel. And to those who dont like the potential stomp games my advice to you is dont watch.. This is part of the hobby and some of us are big in to competitive and play the tournament circuit… Read more »

Cameron Corbett
Cameron Corbett
1 month ago

It’s really interesting to see a more competitive edge in the reports (with some coaching too :D).
Stig dealt really well with the dice rolls – great to see him be such a gracious competitor. Fingers crossed for more luck next time!

Justin Baker
Justin Baker
1 month ago

Just for some balance, this report is the polar opposite of my first game against the new AdMech, which absolutely smashed my previously all conquering Drukhari. I couldn’t seem to roll higher than a two all game, and here are a couple of highlights: 1. My unwounded Cursed Blade Succubus with Quicksilver Fighter charged a lone Enginseer… and was killed by him without doing any wounds. 2. I killed precisely one unit all game. A single Dunerider. It took four heat lances, five dark lances and three blasters to do it, with five of those guns hitting at BS2+ and… Read more »

Samuel Green
Samuel Green
1 month ago

Entertaining as always, because you’re such entertaining folks! Sure the game was one-sided, and I did have to take a breath and stop myself with a hot take (I don’t really know anything tbh, I’ve not managed to get a game of 9th in yet)… my slightly lukewarm take is… daaaamn, Drukhari sure are good aren’t they? 😀 I’m personally a bit scared of playing 9th, mainly because I’m using a new army for me (Slaanesh Daemons) and moved house since my last game so the new gaming group is untested. They may be lovely… they may also be lovely… Read more »

Daniel Barter
Daniel Barter
1 month ago

Painful to watch as a fellow admech player – (though no fault of stigs!). Brutal display by Lawrence 🙂 So how to deal with this as an admech player? I play Stygies, not mars. With mars, you have to outshoot/outspam the raiders, so 3 maxed units of ironstriders rather than breachers would serve better id think. The breachers are a good holding unit against other lists but against Drukhari who can outmanouvere/straight up jump over them their BS4 hurts. That and more massed vanguard/rangers for soaking charges and chip damage through volume fire. Still going to be tough though as… Read more »

Lorgar711
Lorgar711
1 month ago

As a non competitive player myself these battle reports are not my cup of tea BUT they are a part of 40K and I appreciate where competition players are coming from and do enjoy watching them. Tabletop gaming is a broad church and has room for each and every style of play, surely Spider cannot be chastised for excelling at his hobby and the lads be criticized for releasing an excellent product? Lets put this another way- should Manchester City be banned from playing teams like Harrogate Town (my local team) in the FA Cup because they are too good?… Read more »

Worldspawn
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Worldspawn
1 month ago

It felt like one team was playing with way more points than the other one. I don’t think that AdMech list would beat that Drukhari ever no matter who went first or how many games you guys played. That said… We watch WW2 documentaries, we read the Horus Heresy novels etc and even though we know the outcome, the journey is still interesting as there may be interesting twists and turns etc and when both of you are being such great sports and no one is getting salty it’s still a fun watch in my opinion =)

Peter Hofmann
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Peter Hofmann
1 month ago

Great game. I realy enjoy having you more back on the channel, especially now, that Mr. Bone is leaving us. About all the outrage, People always will be divided in opinion, you and your formats will never change that. My reason to supporting this channel is you address different feelings in different formats. And the team is making a great job. Just do us please one favor: You guys make the format. You are the professionals and we love you for that. You build this up. Not anyone else. Don’t repeat the endless mistakes from good TV-Shows which started strong… Read more »

Alexander Walter
Alexander Walter
1 month ago

Loved it all the way!
As a soon to return competitive player this sort of games exist, they can even be fun on the losing side as I could learn some things about placement and ‘not pushing to far forward’.
Thank you guys for this format which really is enjoyable and encouraging 👍

Drukhurgle
Drukhurgle
1 month ago

Fantastic game! Love to see the power of the drukhari codex! It happens when you play competitively, but great to see! Keep going with this sort of battles and reports! This is why i am here!

Scorn for the weak
Scorn for the weak
1 month ago

I loved it Spider! Please do not stop these league reports, it’s great to see a master at work, I am very much looking forward to the coaching style games.

I only wish you played Alpha Legion, so that I could see what my army can do in the hands of a 40k savant!

azitka0117
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azitka0117
1 month ago

Fantastic game to watch, that was brutal. Hopefully we get to see you play them again soon

cadtalfryn
cadtalfryn
1 month ago

I enjoy the competitive games, even if they end up lop-sided. Hope you keep them up, post all the videos, keep playing the army you love, and don’t let the negative comments get you too down. There are plenty of more casual and narrative matches for folks who prefer those.

Gustav Syrén
Gustav Syrén
1 month ago

Raiders not benefiting from power from pain. I think that could be an idea for gw to think about.

Uddhava
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Uddhava
1 month ago

For everyone frothing at the mouth over drukhari power right now might I point to the recent goonhammer tourney analysis? Yes Drukhari dominate most tourneys right now and yes they are really really good/overpowered whatever. But players are coming up with solutions that sometimes work. See the last tournament of the article: NO drukhari in the top 4 and some unexpected winners. Just to say: it will be okay. For now, the Drukhari are shining (or should I say ‘darking’?), but they will get nerfed. it’s a matter of time. In fact, I’d almost say: wait for the eldar codex… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Uddhava
Jack Stephen
Jack Stephen
1 month ago

Yeah that was brutal… Rip Stig you did your best, we all get our arse handed to us now and again.
I don’t understand some of these comments being posted. there is far better ways of giving feedback than whats being said.

Vaske_bjarke
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Vaske_bjarke
1 month ago

What a load of crap to let out

Cwak
Cwak
1 month ago

Tell us again how drukhari are not stupidly ridiculous.

Zagareth
Zagareth
1 month ago

sorry to say that…. but this was an awful battrep. This is the perfect demonstration of what warhammer 40k should not be.

Last edited 1 month ago by Zagareth
joshua Ivy
joshua Ivy
1 month ago

Man this is real rough. I don’t know how that Ad Mech list is supposed to win vs the Drukhari. The issue is that Drukhari mobility makes it so they can be out of range or line of sight on the opponents turn, and then a couple inches away when they want to be. In order to stop those raiders one would need an absurd amount of anti tank. Since killing one or two a turn really isn’t enough. The consistency of the anti tank shots makes any type of vehicle without an invuln a sitting duck. Stig had a… Read more »

Uncybruce
Uncybruce
1 month ago

I think Lawrence is correct in his earlier comments here. The compounding issue (aside from drukhari essentially having two codicies, because corporate earnings call targets LOL) is that raiders break the rule of three. That was brought in to prevent the most efficient damage dealing unit being spammed, like flyrants in eighth for example. By making dark light so efficient, they’ve essentially put a heavy support choice into a slot that can be spammed infinitely, which was removed from the game in early eighth because it was so problematic.

Optimisticpaint
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Optimisticpaint
1 month ago

As a Drukhari player, it seems to me the Book of Rust should be retired, and Raiders should be tied to the sub faction they transport.(adore my Raiders, played them all of 8th Edition hoping they’d be buffed but they’re too buff now!)

bullyboy
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bullyboy
1 month ago

Yikes, some of the comments are savage. I hope to play against my buddy’s drukhari list soon, it’s quite a challenge.

cadtalfryn
cadtalfryn
1 month ago

Are you planning to continue the faction focus series and do good, bad, ugly videos on Admech and Sisters?

dangersock
dangersock
1 month ago

Watching Spider play Drukhari is a privilege, and it’s so rare to see a player with that level of skill and experience playing at the top level anywhere other than in tournaments. Having said that, it just feels like the league results are being imbalanced by putting the strongest player on the strongest army for 2 of the first 4 games. A strategically shaved chimp could win a tournament with Drukhari right now, and considering just how broken they are surely you could take them out of rotation until their inevitable nerf down to the level of the other books… Read more »

Pete Cole
Pete Cole
1 month ago

What an exercise in futility. Kudos for Stig keeping going and being positive. I wouldn’t have been able to do so. And this is exactly the reason I won’t do tournaments because the idea of playing against a list like that fills me with absolute horror. Just ridiculous.

Windsok
Windsok
1 month ago

What a dull game. The drukhari really need a heavy nerfing. Not only do they have the best transport with the best anti tank, it looks like the book of rust gives them even more tools to shut down an opponent. Stopping units falling back or over watching just further negates any answers people can bring against them.

Tomgar
Tomgar
1 month ago

I mean absolutely no disrespect to the guys at TT when I say this, they’re always great and Lawrence’s positive attotude is inspiring, but… That just wasn’t fun. This edition has just started to go off the damn rails and stuff like Drukhari have just shown that GW’s pretensions of “balance” for 9th were just total BS. Look at a Raider compared to a Rhino. Barely more expensive, yet it has an Invuln save, vastly more mobility, some combat ability, bigger transport capacity, open-topped and one of the best guns in the game. It’s priced like a dedicated transport but… Read more »

Björn Karlsson
Björn Karlsson
1 month ago

@Stig just remembered that infiltrators does not have “deepstrike” anymore, if you read the rule it is a “scout” deployment. 😅

James Newell
James Newell
1 month ago

Despite the comments suggesting some misplays etc I think this was a horrible match up for the Ad-Mech. 5+ invulnerables are always a pain for any army who rely on deleting units with heavy firepower. Combined with having almost an entire army with 3/4/5 wound models being destroyed by darklight it wasn’t pretty. I’d like to see how the Drukhari would come up against something like a Tyranid list with loads of gribblies or an Ork Horde with multiple psykers to warpath/da jump etc

Wong Sui Jau
Wong Sui Jau
1 month ago

Put a top tier army faction like Drukhari into the hands of a player like Lawrence, and let him go ham in designing a competitive cut throat list, and you will have this result. Its not surprising really. There is still lots to be learnt other than saying “Durkhari are OP”. A good player can pilot even an average tier faction to wins against other factions. I learn so that if I face more average players who are not Lawrence tier, I will know what to do against Drukhari.

Jon Wilson
Jon Wilson
1 month ago

I do try to come on here with nice things to say (even if I express them in an irritating way) but jeeeez… that really was a pasting. Not a criticism of you chaps at all – you use the rules that are in front of you, particularly for competitive games, but I’m just not sure what Stig could’ve done there. I’ve not had a game against the Drukhari yet, but from watching this, it looks like the nerf hammer might need to be swung again. Anyone on here actually played any games against new-codex, Book-of-Rust-charged Drukhari out in the… Read more »

klavanway24@gmail.com
klavanway24@gmail.com
1 month ago

I understand why you are scoring the league by player – but there should also be a breakdown by faction too, no? Sure, spider is 4-0, but are all 4 of his wins with drukhari

Simon Andrews
Simon Andrews
1 month ago

Someone needs to tell Stig that the Infiltrators lost deep strike. Infiltrating Deployment only lets them set up outside of deployment zone.

Christopher Cardamone
Christopher Cardamone
1 month ago

@Tabletop Tactics Lawrence, as a Dark Eldar player……oh I’m sorry, I mean Drukhari player, since they were released in 3rd edition next to Black Templars, I completely approve of your list. Keep up the dark kin domination.

In the words of Conan, What is best in life?
Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of the women.

Merdrach
Merdrach
1 month ago

My main takeaway from this is that the Book of Rust was a mistake.

GreaterChickenofTzeentch
GreaterChickenofTzeentch
1 month ago

Great report, guys. For those wondering…. There are AdMech lists doing just fine playing into Drukhari. Stig made a few small misplays because he was rusty, per his own admission and the awful rolling on his turn 1 sealed it. When both armies are this deadly and this fragile, anything unexpected can end the game REAL quick. People I’ve seen win against Drukhari entirely concede first turn, hiding behind layered sacrificial pickets and LOS blocking terrain, and then retaliate with huge firepower and countercharges Turn 2 and onward. AdMech countercharge can be utterly savage if you build for it (priests,… Read more »

Callum Seymour
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Callum Seymour
1 month ago

This was a great report and not just the game itself. Thanks guys!

Scott Rains
Scott Rains
1 month ago

Think the Raiders need a nerf for moving and shooting, and with black hearts a minus 1 is not enough. They would still be immense in turn 2/3 after they have delivered their cargo but it means other armies have a chance to survive round 1 and be able to hit back in round 2 with some of their army still alive

Stuart Hay
Stuart Hay
1 month ago

I’m yet again reminded why I don’t play competitive 40k; that wasn’t a game. That was a savaging from the most boring spam list I’ve seen for a while. “X is good, I’ll take 9 of them”.
I understand it’s a league report, and you’re refining for a GT, but that was horrific to watch.

Jared Bonter
Jared Bonter
1 month ago

So now that BBone is gone will El-Beardo be taking his place in the tournament?

Justus Hölscher
Justus Hölscher
1 month ago

Maybe we can rename league reports into Spider being cruel reports?

Love it.

UseLess
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UseLess
1 month ago

Well, that was effectively a 1 turn game. After Stig failed to properly retaliate and stop the onslaught that ensued in the following combat phase, the writing was on the wall. Totally brutal. I read on forums that Ad Mech was apparently even worse than Drukhari in some ways, so I suppose the Ad Mech should be able to bring the fight if the list was as cutthroat as this Drukhari list. I’m curious to see if the Sisters can make any dent competitively, but I doubt they’ll be able to withstand the 9 raider spam list. I’m looking forward… Read more »

Marko
Marko
1 month ago

“League Reports” aka “Armies Line Up To Be Monstered by Drukhari”. Now *that* was a vicious game. Reminds me of why I don’t really dig the whole competitive scene, but to each their own. Even if one army runs away with everything, it’s still nice to have you guys doing your thing and having a good time while I paint my little squads of plastic no-hopers.

Last edited 1 month ago by Marko
Effeks3000
Effeks3000
1 month ago

I’ll be very honest here, this makes me want to go play D&D until some FAQ fixes this nonsense…

Ultrasmurf the Mary Sue
Ultrasmurf the Mary Sue
1 month ago

Bob is in town!!!!

Aron Rowley
Aron Rowley
1 month ago

Best rules go to armies that got no new models….the glory chasers will spend money on old stock and everyone else spends money on new stuff.

Huw Tindall
Huw Tindall
1 month ago

Brutal! Is there anything the Dark Eldar are bad at now? Anti-tank, combat, and tough (with all those invulns). Would almost consider conceding first turn!