Tuesday, January 5, 2010
1900 me vs 1950 eldar, Dawn of War Kill Points
Just got done with a campaign match against Eldar. I was playing hybrid list, with 4 Hydras, a LRBT, 2 Vendettas, 3 chimelta vets, a blob with 5 power-weapons and commissar, CCS with 2 snipers and Auto-Cannon, Auto-Cannon Sentinels, plus 2 auto-cannon squads.
My opponent Justin had a Far-seer, War-Walkers (3x), 4 Guardian squads (2 scatter lasers, 2 BL), an Avatar, Striking Scorpions in Wave-Serpent, Dire Avengers, 2 Wraith Lords, and a big unit of Wraith Guard.
There was lots of cover, , but little in the middle of the battlefield. The points difference was due to campaign things. This may sound bad, but i had a +3 to my first turn roll.
Night fight, so nothing really happened until 2nd turn. That's when the shooting really heated up. Turn one I took out a Walker, and blew the weapon off another. the Wave-Serpent fell to one of my Hydra squadrons. One wound for the avatar, and I took out some Dire Avengers, but the squad held.
They shot, and shook a Hydra, and a Bright-Lance stunned my Leman-Russ.
Turn three saw the Avatar fall to lots of Vendetta Fire. The war walkers were beat down some more, so there was only one left, with one scatter laser. I shot at the Dire Avengers, but they went to ground in cover...some more Guardians Died, and that was about it.
Justin stunned my Leman, shook a Vendetta, popped a Chimera. not so bad, considering how many Bright-Lances that were in his list.
I moved up and a Chimera, and flamed a Guardian squad to death (in combination with 2 Hydras and my Auto-Cannon Sentinels. The other hydras finished off his war walkers, and I killed one of the Wraith Lords with Las-Cannons. My blob squad moved up and FRFSRFed the (no on foot Striking Scorpions), killing 4.
In his turn, he whiffed my Leman, missed my Vendettas... well he missed near everything he shot at. he multi-assaulted an Auto-Cannon squad and the blob squad. BIG mistake! I lost like 8 guys, and killed 3, leaving 3. The Auto-Cannon teams ran away, and fell of the edge of the world. The Blob squad stood fast and piled in.
I killed another Guardian Squad, took down the last Wraith Lord, and finished off the Striking Scorpions in Assault.
In his turn the wraith Guard (with the Far-seer) finally got in range of my Sentinels, and killed 2 (thanks to creative hit allocation). His last whole Guardian Squad unloaded everything at my Flaming Chimera, and destroyed all it weapons, and immobilized it, but it held true, and protected my Veterans inside.
He rolled, and the game did not end, so he conceded.
IG: 7 Kill points
Eldar: 2 Killpoints
There are a few points I would like to make about this game. First, foot slogging Eldar are not very Viable, especially in a kill-point game. They are to, well kill-able. Second, the dice gods were cruel to poor Justin. I think I still would have won, but he could not roll to save his life.
This game was the first that my Hydras were ready for, and they were great. With the heavy bolters, they put out a lot of shots, and at just 75 points, they are a deal.
Any way, if anyone has advice, on my battle rep (my first) or any tactics, or anything else, please give it.
Posted by DK