2/07/2012

Insane Heroism

I'm shocked to say it, but tonight I actually managed to win a game against Imperial Guard. Using my all-new 2,000-point list in a Capture & Control match, and despite suffering heavy casualties, I barely emerged victorious.


"Put me in, coach! I can do it!"
Parked beside an objective was a Rhino with a Combat Squad sheltered within. At the end of turn five it was finally wrecked, leaving the Marines exposed. Of the five Marines that escaped the mangled vehicle, only one survived the volley of gunfire to hold the objective and win the game...

...Sergeant Markus!

The majority of my army was wiped out, and I had only a few units alive. My Chapter Master, being a true Angel of Death, slaughtered Guardsmen and even tanks in close combat.

Unfortunately, Captain Killmatic and his Assault Squad scattered and suffered a mishap during their deepstrike, putting them on the furthest table corner from all the action. He and his retinue were shot to death before they could get a chance to even shoot at an enemy unit.

I'm pleased with how the game went, overall, but I dislike how close it ended. I definitely noticed an increase in the amount of tanks and aircraft I was able to destroy. I still have more work to do on my roster and tactics, but that's the point of an experimental list.

I'll make some moderations and we'll see how my next game goes.

2/01/2012

Ashes to Ashes

So the past three games I've played, I've lost. Not the best way to start the year, but perhaps for the best. Two of the three battles I fought were massive 2v2 games, whereas the third was against Space Wolves (an easy loss for me). Well, now I've been motivated to step my game up and create a badass 2,000-points army list.

In this experimental list, I deepstrike about half of my army:
—Nine Assault Marines w/ plasma pistol, power weapon & combat shield
——Captain w/ twin lightning claws & jump pack
—Drop Pod
——10 Tactical Marines w/ meltagun & plasmacannon
———Chapter Master w/ storm bolter & relic blade
—Drop Pod
——Dreadnought w/ heavy flamer & assault cannon
—Terminator Squad w/ assault cannon

Outnumbering doesn't guarantee winning.
Finishing touches are a squad of sniper scouts for infiltrating or scouting, Devastator Squad, 10-man Tactical Squad in a Rhino, and an all-lascannon Predator tank. Oh, and a missile launcher/twin-linked lascannon Dreadnought for good measure.

I'm fairly proud of this list, and feel it's a powerhouse of pain for most opponents. It's in no way a leafblower list, but I think it'll stand a much better chance of winning. My only issue is finding players that have 2,000 points readily available.

Until next Tuesday, I'm going to be painting some meltagun marines. It's time to blow up some vehicles!