Monday, October 24, 2011

Quick battle report Dark Eldar vs Blood Angels

Saturday I played a great game against some blood angels.  Mission was the custom mission for the campaign from last post.  My Dark Eldar did an amazing job.  Sorry no pics.  It was a quick battle between basketball game and birthday party for my son.

My list was:

Haemonculus  +1 initiative Agonizer, liquifier gun (+1 toughness on the Haemy,  The upgrades were from past battles XP we have been running for the campaign and the special weapon from last battle.)

Heamonculus 2 venom blades, liquifier gun

7 Wyches Haywire grenades, razorflails, Hekatrix with agonizer
7 Wyches Haywire grenades, razorflails, Hekatrix with agonizer
7 Wracks 1 liquifier gun

5 scourges, 2 haywire blasters

Talos pain engine, chain flails, extra CC weapon, twin linked haywire blaster.

748 points (if I remember correctly)

no transports for the army as in the mission they are in 4 armor 12 barracks.  The marines get first turn and can come in from any table edge.  Dark Eldar are a fish in the barrel to start.  Barracks are #1 in NW corner, #2 NE corner, #3 SE corner, and #4 in the SW corner.

His list:

5 death company, fist and power weapon
las cannon razorback

5 assault marines
las cannon razorback

Typhoon land speeder
Death company dreadnought.
750 points or so.

Turn 1

So I started a Haemonculi and wyches each in barracks 1 and 2, barracks 2 having my target HQ (target for the marines) wracks in barracks #3 and scourges in #4.  The talos went in to barracks 2 with the hq.

He brought a lascannon razorback on the north and south board edge, with the 5 man marine squad on foot walking up to each barrak #1 and #4.   The Death company dread came on the eastern edge, and the typhoon on the west edge.  Each vehicle fired at a separate barracks, but only #3 with the scourges exploded, killing two scourges in the explosion.  Nothing else to do for the marines.

So that wasn't so bad.  Marines lined up just where I want them.  Cue the Chorus of cackling Dark Eldar.

The wyches from Barrack #1 (NW) jump out of the barracks ready to attack the death company and reclusiarch, the wracks from #3 lined up for some liquifier fun on the assault marines.  The Talos came out to play and faced off between the buildings lining up against the death company dreadnought and the typhoon in the distance.

Shooting saw the scourges hit twice with their haywire blasters, get one glance and one pen and explode the dreadnought.  The Talos shot his haywire blaster at the typhoon and stunned it.  Then the wracks sprayed some ap1 special wrack juice on the assault squad, killing 3.  The assault squad then failed morale and headed for the hills.  The wyches fired at the death company, but all the wounds were saved.

In close combat, the hekatrix took two wounds off the reclusiarch, and killed another death company, while the other wyches dropped another death company marine.  The Death company killed 2 wyches, and passed their 2 fearless saves.

Lots of rolls went my way that round.  Dropping the death company dreadnought, ap1 liquifier and some good hekatrix rolling really paid off.  

Turn 2

The assault marines regrouped and moved toward the wracks.  The razorbacks lined up shots on the talos, the death company was locked in combat, and the typhoon was stunned.  Two lascannon hits rocked the talos, but then failed to wound.  The assault squad shot the wracks and assaulted.  I think 2 death company died, and 2 wyches died, then 1 wrack died in assault.

Dark eldar

The wyches with the Target Haemy came out of building #2 in the NE corner and ran towards the typhoon.  The Scourges shook a razorback.  Close combat saw another wrack fall, and the death company and wyches trade a death each.  The wyches exploded the typhoon with their haywire grenades.

It looks like things are really going my way now.  The talos can open up on either razorback, the wyches should handle the death company, and the wracks should finish the assault squad.

At this point, my opponent's dice really started to betray him, (they had already been horrible) and mine continued to work for me.  The next few turns saw the wracks finish the last assault marine, the wyches finish the death company, but the reclusiarch finishing off the last of the wyches.  He ran and hid from the second squad of wyches.  The scourges and Talos tag-teamed a razorback with haywire blasters, and then the game ended.

KP Dark Eldar- Death company dread, typhoon, razorback, assault squad, death company. 5 
KP Blood Angels- 1 squad of wyches and 1 Haemy 2

Everything seemed to go well for me this battle.  I really like wyches in CC, and agonizers work great for me against marines.  Haywire blasters are fun and effective.  I really needed an agonizer on a wrack acothyst.  I am loving dark eldar.