Wednesday, January 4, 2012

From the Tables... The Raid on Ytrexia

So I played a 2000 point, 3 objective Seize Ground, Dawn of War mission against a mechanized Dark Eldar army. I took a bunch of pics, so I'll caption those, then post the lists, after which I'll go into some of my mistakes in the game and how it was a bit closer match than one would think.

The horde rushes onto the table.

Both the Tervigons get splattered Turn 1 (I probably
should have Outflanked one with Hive Commander and not set up the other so far forward).

Five Termagants wreck a Trueborn Venom.

Ygmarls come in Turn 2 and multi-charge a pair of Venoms,
wrecking one, sending the Trueborn running.

Duke Sliscus thinks about taking on a Trygon one on
one, but dark light weaponry finished the big beast first.

A Haemoculus puts his Liquifier to
good use on my scoring units.

The Tyrant squad held the center, but I definitely didn't get value from them.

The Ygamrls are much more capable against Wyches than
normal Genestealers, but the Doom did most of the heavy lifting.

Termagants on the other hand...

Dark Eldar win by one objective.

The battle around the center, my opponent was able to kill off the last of my scoring units on Turn 6, when the game ended.

Here are our two lists:

Duke Sliscus
(Haemoculous w/ Liquifier) *3
(4*Trueborn w/ 4*Blasters in: Venom w/ 2*Splinter Cannons)*3
(9*Wyches w/ Power Weapon, Haywire Grenades in: Raider w/ Flicker Field, Grisly Trophies, Shock Prow, Torment Launchers)*3
9*Warriors in: Raider w/ Flicker Field, Grisly Trophies, Splinter Racks
(Ravager w/ 3*Dark Lances, Flicker Field)*3

Hive Tyrant w/ Scythes, Hive Commander
2*Tyrant Guard w/ Whips
Prime w/ Sword, Whip, Adrenal Glands
(8*Ygmarl Genestealers)*2
Doom of Malantai in Pod
(Tervigon w/ Catalyst, Toxin Sacs)*2
(10*Termagants)*2
(Trygon) *3

As you can see from a quick analysis of the lists, I'm was in for a very uphill battle from the beginning. Not only is his army completely mounted, but my lists eschews even the modicum of anti-tank a Tyranid list usually has. I would say off the bat that winning this match-up would require a bit of luck and near perfect generalship, but I didn't execute. I should have done different placement with my Tervigons (one outflanking w/ Hive Commander and the other behind cover of Trygons) and one of the Ygmarl units (should have been near the far objective). Of course I also think that if my opponent had been more aggressive with some of his Troop elements he could have wiped me by turn 4, so who knows.

3 comments:

sonsoftaurus said...

Looks like an interesting game, thanks for sharing.

Skari said...

Thats a nice duke list. DE have a great time when facing the big gribblies. But you fought well! I have always liked your nid lists.

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