Space Marines vs Chaos Space Marines | Warhammer 40K Battle Report

Avatar The Chef July 29, 2023107  55 107 Likes

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A mighty titan makes its way on to the battlefield in the shape of Beard’s BRAND NEW Lord of Skulls! An impressive mechanical behemoth reinforcement for his fierce Iron Warrior force. Hoping to drive back the heretic, Bard brings out his best for the Obsidian Dragons; which includes – you guessed it – Chaplains!

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drdz
6 months ago

Great shot of the Lord of Skulls ploughing into the Bladeguard – That thing is huge! (and looks awesome)

Martijn Versteeg
Lodge Member
6 months ago

Isn’t the Infernal Rites stratagem 2CP? So Beard couldnt have used it top of turn 1 shooting phase.

alex Davis
alex Davis
6 months ago

More Beard V Bard please… always entertaining. 🫵 bosses….!

Justin Wilson
Justin Wilson
6 months ago

Oath of moment is so lame! Says the guy who gets sustained/lethal/devastating almost every turn… 🙄

Thijs Schrijnemakers
6 months ago

this was a treat to watch!

Christopher Krueger
Lodge Member
Christopher Krueger
6 months ago

You guys blew through those last three turns pretty quickly for such a tight game. You guys talk about stuff a lot off camera, but there was little explanation of the points on camera. With so few models left, in such a tight game, why not just show it?

Christer Prestberg
Christer Prestberg
6 months ago

Those Iron Warrior models are effing gorgeous

Samuel Cozens
Lodge Member
Samuel Cozens
6 months ago

I really enjoyed seeing the space marines have a bit of luck finally, great game and well played to both

JC
JC
6 months ago

Awesome game, super entertaining as ever from you guys! I love it when the big models get a run out.

Christopher Krueger
Lodge Member
Christopher Krueger
6 months ago

There’s rules for Spartans and Contemptors and it’s legal to use them for Chaos unless it’s a GW Tournament.

Who’s going to complain about a Spartan?

Chris Rolls-Drew
Chris Rolls-Drew
6 months ago

Please someone correct me if im wrong as im not too sure but on the datasheet for venom crawlers, on the unit composition it says 2 excruciator cannons and on the ranged weapons is says excrutiator cannon (meaning just one?) has 6 shots so shouldnt it be 12 shots?

the_Scriv
Lodge Member
the_Scriv
6 months ago

What a great game! That super entertaining! 👌

Warp Wasp
Warp Wasp
6 months ago

James unless I missed a change on the Repulsors the Gatling Cannon is standard and then gets traded out for the Las-Talon. They no longer get both sadly. Same with the heavy bolter/lascannons. You do get the insane number of defensive array shots though. So be mindful of that.

Last edited 6 months ago by Warp Wasp
Storm96
Lodge Warrior Member
6 months ago

Just to clarify, GW said that the Legends of the Horus Heresy models can still be used in 40k. They’ve only said they can’t be used in tournament play because people were complaining that Marines and Chaos Marines had too many options compared to everyone else. So unless you’re laying high level matched or tournaments the you can use them freely. So have at it. You bought the models, built the models, painted the models, love the models, so go right ahead and play the models. Just leave them out of the next League.

George Stainforth
6 months ago

the lord of skulls should be called Senor Iron Skull.

Alex Last
Alex Last
6 months ago

Not sure if I am missing something, The rules for the Spartan and Contemptor are included in the “Horus Heresy Legends: Adeptus Astartes” index and the last page of that says which ones can be used by Heretic Astartes… Are these not valid?

Rachet
6 months ago

Heads up, Infernal Rites continue to be 2CP

Jonathan
Lifetime Member
6 months ago

The canisters on the back of Khorne Lord of Skulls are obviously filled with blood-skull soup. What else can power such a horrific towering daemon, and what else would a Lord of Skulls tote around?

John Barber
Lifetime Member
6 months ago

That same idiot took away my Decimator’s too! 🙁 What a great game though gents. I feel Beard’s frustration with dealing with those tanks though. But I have a counter-riddle o the riddle of why Only In Death does duty end costing 2 CP while the CSM costs 1+ but only goes off on a 4+ (unless Khorne), why does my CSM Armour of Contempt strat costs 2CP while yours cost 1? Aren’t they the same? Bard’s choice of Bikers and Chaplain was inspired. What a mean combo. But I also recently discovered how cool Possessed with Possession is, although… Read more »

Elias Spiller
6 months ago

What a stressful one! Well played both of you lads 🎉

Toni Viskari
Toni Viskari
6 months ago

Fun battlereport that ended up being a lot closer a game than I expected wtih James’s horrendous dice throwing.
Watching this, I found myself curious how the game balance will work with self-created Chapters. The named characters for a lot of the Chapters are so powerful they do affect the army a lot more than the generic characters, so how to account for that and keep things properly competitive is an intriguing question. I’m not even talking about the Guilliman question, but like just the Chapter masters.

Dan O'Gorman
6 months ago

Also Nickname for Lord of Skulls should be “John Cleaves”

Dan O'Gorman
6 months ago

Bard! I’m trying to not buy more stuff, and NOW I’ve gotta buy a Chaplain on bike.

In all seriousness – that combo with Oaty moment is insane!

Great game as well of course.

Ryan Magee
Lodge Member
Ryan Magee
6 months ago

i think james must have been bad in a past life because no one’s dice rolls can be this bad

SnowWolf2150
6 months ago

Bard: Needs his entire army to take out a Land Raider
Beard: Needs his entire army to kill a Chaplain
Sounds about even.

Despoiler of Worlds
Despoiler of Worlds
6 months ago

Awesome Bat Rep guys! Thoroughly enjoyed!

Beard, I hate to say it my dude but Venomcrawlers have 12 shots and the Mark of Khorne on the LOS gives LETHAL hits on 5+, not SUSTAINED 👌🙂

Big Juicy
6 months ago

Haven’t finished the match but possible name for the Iron Warrior Lord of skulls is: Flesh’s Bane or. Imperium’s Bane.
either way there should be more “banes” in 40k. I hope the LoS earns a siiick name!

Stefano
Lodge Warrior Member
6 months ago

The same idiot who took away the rules for Beard’s Contemptor and Spartan also stole the rules for my multiple Contemptors, Leviathan, Spartan and Sicarans.
I’d say he’s a very active idiot.
I recently discovered that the Sicaran (without side turrets) is exactly the same size as the Gladiator… I hope TOs will allow me to use them as stand-ins and that they are not on the same level as the aforementioned IDIOT (may he be greatly inconvenienced in multiple embarassing situations).

Inquisitor Cromwell
6 months ago
Khorne Lord of Skulls = Ferrum Dominus
Rowan Douglas
Lodge Member
Rowan Douglas
6 months ago

What an unreal game! Your Iron Warriors Beard look so amazing it’s inspired me to paint up my own!

PS hate to be that guy but your venomcrawlers have 2 excruciator cannons so double your shots 😛

Kal Spriggs
6 months ago

Great batrep, guys, a ton of fun to watch!

Rich Morgan
6 months ago

When I see the Lord of Skulls I hear Big Rig by Pigs x 7

Itkovian
Lodge Member
6 months ago

Ooh naming competition- The Iron Tyrant?

That or Kevin the Killer.

Chris Clarke
6 months ago

The lord of skulls ultimately defeated the bard… So perhaps he should earn the title of “The Last Song”

Jon Donoghue
Lodge Member
Jon Donoghue
6 months ago

Before I watch the rest of this, after seeing Beard’s list. I must say this.

Beard mate, sounds like you need something to make you feel better. Can I offer you some heavy metal in this trying time?

Also looking forward to the rest of this! GLHF!

Glejberg
Glejberg
6 months ago

Your Iron Warriors Lord of Skulls should be named “Iron Beard”. Thanx for being Bosses TT

Jack Freeburn
Jack Freeburn
6 months ago

Great battle report guys, always entertaining. One question, would bard have had rerolls in the fight with his chaplain in the middle due to OoM? Still learning 10th edition

John Matson
John Matson
6 months ago

Always great to see the obsidian dragons on the table 🙂

Kal Spriggs
6 months ago

Feeling your pain Beard as far as losing some of the cool Horus Heresy models. Finally got my Spartan painted up and now I can’t use it for 40k or my two contemptors.

Thomas Azula
Lodge Member
6 months ago

Iron for the Iron Throne!

Brett Pettitt
Lodge Member
6 months ago

A 30k games yay… hang on…..

And nice update to the app. Not a fan of the colour, but the layout is nicer.

Benoit Cappez
Lifetime Member
6 months ago

Let the galaxy burn!

Jonathan Haynes
Lodge Member
Jonathan Haynes
6 months ago

Go loyalists

Ben Croxson
6 months ago

Here I was just catching up on the weeks reports and boom, another for my viewing pleasure – legends!