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27th
Jan 2019
tekton
@tekton
Jan 27 04:06
That sounds pretty awesome! Can’t wait to see
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jan 27 04:59
Cawdor gangers and oorlocks as acolyte hybrids, goliaths as aberrants
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Jan 27 05:13
Gave my friend my ik to play with today. It hurt. Couldn't kill the valiant or gallant in time.
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Jan 27 15:39
What were you playing?
As in, what army @DrTobogganMD
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Jan 27 15:47
Crons
2x doom scythe. 2x dd ark. 20 warriors 20 immortals. 6 jet bikes. Lord cryptek overlord
Jet bikes were useless because we rolled a mission that scored ovjectives at the end.
Lost turn 1 so one dda bit the dust unused. The other and doom scythes couldn't punch the valiant in time.
Was a fun game of running from giant robots though. An overlord finished off a armiger alone.
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Jan 27 15:50
I've only played one game vs a Valiant
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Jan 27 15:50
Oh and night bringer with scarab chafe. He died turn 2. Two failed invulns.
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Jan 27 15:50
Ouch
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Jan 27 15:50
That harpoon is insane vs vehicles.
Gimped a doom scythe on its own
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Jan 27 15:53
Yeah. Without an invul it's rough
Very rough
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Jan 27 15:55
Result is he likes ik tho. So he'll be trying castellan next and may start ik army of his own :). I'm happy to introduce another megas xlr pilot to my group lol
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jan 27 17:07
I'm considering some helverin and knight #3 before I go for cultists :P
right now my nid/gsc combo looks like it will be around 2500 points
at max
with the majority being a 1500-1750 GSC army
then three sporocysts, a tyrant, and 9 shrikes :D
since tyrant, shrikes and sporocysts can all carry the venom cannon, which I realized is pretty much a "light battle cannon"
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Jan 27 17:17
Helverins continue to be invaluable
To the point that I don't know why warglaives exist.
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Jan 27 17:18
So yesterday was an astounding success
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jan 27 17:19
warglaives to standup work in my DW allies set
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Jan 27 17:19
Ran a 3 round team event
We had 48 teams, 96 players
And that was just 40k
Also had a AOS event going with like 20 players
tekton
@tekton
Jan 27 17:22
Warglaives can also be good screening distraction carnifexes
Yay running events! Even more yay for TWO events!
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jan 27 17:27
the main reason I like them is because they give me a durable CC threat
Alex Baur
@acebaur
Jan 27 17:56
What are these SM cat reports for? They're super vague
Iain Launchbury
@Mad-Spy
Jan 27 17:57
I suspect they are talking about Intercessors?
which are implemented correctly.
Alex Baur
@acebaur
Jan 27 17:58
Yeah that's what I thought
Earl Bishop
@DrTobogganMD
Jan 27 18:21
It's the same guy as a month ago. Just close them and ignore them.
Alex Baur
@acebaur
Jan 27 18:24
is he trying to say that intercessors can choose gear individually?
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jan 27 18:30
yes, because they don't seem to understand the difference between deathwatch and standard marines
@acebaur got a chance to roll with my new PF sergeants yesterday
1000% worth it
punched out zagstruk and several other orks just from the sergeant with "death to the alien" active
Alex Baur
@acebaur
Jan 27 18:32
haha nice
I still have yet to be able to try out the new Sword Brethren detachment, however I did get 5 sword and board mini's built up to test them out
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jan 27 18:35
BT biker vets with sword and board will be fucking scary with bolter discipline and that detachment
Alex Baur
@acebaur
Jan 27 18:37
yeah, too bad they didn't get the company vet discount
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jan 27 18:40
also indomitus crusaders isn't a bad choice for BT, since vet crusaders get more attacks, PF sergeants are surprisingly punchy, and with the WLT letting you "borrow" other chapters' traits for a turn in addition to your own it can make for a decently effective melee line
scary version: give your BT the emperor's spears tactic via greyshield
every hit of 6 is 2 hits
after 4 sergeant fist attacks and 12 normals per 5-man
Alex Baur
@acebaur
Jan 27 18:44
I'm still not super enthused about running intercessors with my normal marines
it's mostly a fluff thing though
the mini's are great
the big problem is getting veteran intercessors into combat range, because you know they can't ride in ANYTHING
except the Repulsive XD
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jan 27 18:46
eh, take auto bolters?
advance and then since they'd already be vets for max punch use a CP for flamer-style auto-hits
Alex Baur
@acebaur
Jan 27 18:47
I dunno, the bolt rifle feels like a much better option especially with bolter discipline
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jan 27 18:48
and you could always let them borrow ultras tactics to pull them out of a shitty combat, or just pull back, shoot, then charge again
Alex Baur
@acebaur
Jan 27 18:51
How many would you run?
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jan 27 18:53
probably a battalion to get enough CP for it to self-feed
also liberators stacks on emperor's spears tactics, so vet intercessors with ES tactics via greyshield and liberators active can get three hits for each 6
and using an ancient with standard of the ultima founding along side them basically takes care of needing the usual babysitters plus the ancient effect
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Jan 27 19:00
couple with the fact that a 5-man team of intercessors is only 94 points with the fist.... and that's not an expensive battalion to add at all
primaris chappy, primaris LT, 3x5 intercessors with PFs comes to 433
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Jan 27 19:08
wow, that's pretty.... pretty??
Alex Baur
@acebaur
Jan 27 19:42
Yeah that's too many Primaris for me lol
I only have 10 intercessors lol
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Jan 27 19:43
drop a squad for some scouts
they're "free" and useful...
:tongue:
..... honestly... did they ever make any marines in finecast??
I think there is a circle in hell devoted to building guardians, and inside that hell there is a further depth which makes people build storm guardians with the finecast upgrade sprue