I am really having a lot of fun playing 40k with people I have met via the Wargaming YouTube community. So far I have played Aceface and Commissar Warwick. Now though, it's time to face off against Callum from Table Top Banter. This game isn't going to be quite as competitive than my previous ones, as we are just going to have some fun on the table, and what better fun than to play my Nidzilla army!
Callum hasn't played a lot of 40k in the great scheme of things, and he has never played against Tyranids, so that was another reason for me to get them on the table for him to see them in action. We decided on fifteen hundred points for this game, so I had to have a look at my list to drop it down in points. Here is the list I will take, battle report to follow soon...
1 x Flyrant/Devourers (230)
3 x Rippers (36)
3 x Rippers (36)
1x Toxicrene/Pod (235)
1 x Trygon Prime (230)
1 x Trygon (190)
1 x Canifex (120)
So, with all the build up over the last few posts, it is finally time for Aceface and I to have our practice game for his journey to the Las Vegas Open. I wish him all the best at the tournament, but for now, I will do my very best to put his amazing Tau army to the test! Wish me luck...
Continuing on from my previous post and the practice game I am having with my buddy Aceface on his journey to the Las Vegas Open this year, and it's time to reveal my army list!
First off all, I really want to try out a few new things with this list. I love my Necrons, but I have only been playing a few units lately, mainly because of the points needed for the Decurion, but also because, well, lets face it, the Canoptek Harvest is almost too good to not play. I usually play Wraiths and Ace knows all about them and how to deal with them, So like I said, this new list is going to be a bit different...
I am going to bolt on a Destroyer Cult Formation to the Reclamation Legion. I know that most of Aceface's Tau army has a 2+ save and this may not be the best choice, but just a side note on that. I am not making a list specifically to beat HIS army. I want the list to have elements of what I think he might see at the event, and to give him some experience of it on the table. It is just a practice game after all! Besides, I will have three Heavy Destroyers for some AP2 busting, and the two Stormsurges he has will only get their 4++ against the Destroyers.
I also want to play my Necrons a little different than I normally do on the table, I want to be ultra aggressive with them. Ten Sword and Board Lychguard with a Solar Staff Cryptek, Vargard and two Overlords with Warscythes. This unit will teleport turn one, pop the staff off and hopefully put the Tau on the backfoot. The unit will have a 3++ save, a 4+ RP roll (even with instant death thanks to Technomancer) and they get to re-roll the failed RP rolls of a one thanks to the Overlord. The unit is very survivable and has three Warscythes to boot for some decent killing power, all be it at initiative two. The other great thing about the unit is that I get to use my old Pariah models!
Lastly for the list, again, something I want to try out and should be a pain on the table! A small unit of Deathmarks for the Destroyer Lord in the Cult to deep strike in with. IF I can deep strike in during the Tau turn, then perfect. The Deathmarks can shoot, and then in my turn the Destroyer Lord is free to come away from the unit and then assault something with his Void Reaper. The Deathmarks are there as a delivery system for the Lord more than anything, but I think this little unit should combine with the Lychguard unit nicely
Right, so here is the list, this is going to be fun...
Necron Destroyer Decurion Detachment 1850pts
Reclamation Legion (508pts)
1 x Overlord/Warscythe (100)
5 x Immortals/Gauss (85)
10 x Warriors (130)
10 x Warriors (130)
3 x Tomb Blades/Blaster/Looms/Vanes (63)