Video Battle Report: Necron Phalanx vs. Land Raider Blood Angels

Here we have the Phalanx against an assault Blood Angels list. This is a really good example of how to play this bad match-up for the Crons. (The points are a bit off on the Crons, but it was a casual game, so we didn’t sweat it).

Lists:

Necrons

HQ

Overlord Phaeron, Orb, Shifter, Warscythe, Mindshackle Scarabs 1 210

Cryptek Trans, Crucible, Tremor 1 55

Overlord Phaeron, Orb, Shifter, Warscythe, Mindshackle Scarabs 1 210

Cryptek Trans, Crucible, Tremor 1 55

Troops

Warriors 20 260

Ghost Arc 1 115

Warriors 20 260

Ghost Arc 1 115

Warriors 5 65

Elites

Flayed Ones 15 195

Fast Attack

Destroyers 5 200

Heavy Destroyers 3 180

Heavy Support

Annihilation Barge 1 90 Totals 75 2010

Blood Angels

HQ

Mephiston

Elites

Chaplain

Terminators x 10: Assault Cannon x 2

Priest

Priest

Troops

Assault Marines x 10: Melta, Flamer, Fist, Infernus Pistol

LRC: X-Arm, M.Melta

Assault Marines x 10: Melta, Flamer, Fist, Infernus Pistol

LRC: X-Arm, M.Melta

Heavy

Dreadnought: Assault Cannon

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10 Responses to “Video Battle Report: Necron Phalanx vs. Land Raider Blood Angels”

  1. joe November 20, 2011 6:59 am
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    ok, great game guys! question. it seemed like reece was re-using mindshackle scarabs in that ongoing assault. i thought they only worked in the first turn of assault. the book is unclear. whats your determination?

    thanks

    joe

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 20, 2011 5:47 pm
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      Hey Joe, glad you enjoyed the report!

      We play the mind shackle scarabs as working at the beginning of every round of combat. The item’s description reads “at the beginning of the assault phase” and as the assault phase is a phase of every player turn, it follows that it is usable in every player turn assault phase.

      Those things are so good, they really make Necron units less vulnerable to assault.

  2. Frank November 20, 2011 5:26 pm
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    Just thinking, at that point cost for your lords I think it would be better to replace one of them for the stormlord. You would have to free up a few points but it would give you the chance to take the initiative, give you night fight protection for turns 1 and 2, and you could get some extra lightning attacks.

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 20, 2011 5:50 pm
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      I agree that the Stormlord is amazing, probably the best HQ in the book. In our tournament list, we are using him. In this list though, we needed an HQ that could protect the brick of infantry from assault, and Imotekh doesn’t fill that role. He is a bit of a pushover in combat, honestly.

      You are right though, that is is Boss. We have a bat rep coming up that showcase how amazing he really can be.

      • Frank November 20, 2011 7:26 pm
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        Alright I look forward to seeing that battle report.

  3. Reecius
    Reecius November 20, 2011 5:45 pm
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    Hey Joe, glad you enjoyed the report!

    We play the mind shackle scarabs as working at the beginning of every round of combat. The item’s description reads “at the beginning of the assault phase” and as the assault phase is a phase of every player turn, it follows that it is usable in every player turn assault phase.

    Those things are so good, they really make Necron units less vulnerable to assault.

  4. Adam
    Adam (TheDiceAbide.com) November 21, 2011 1:54 am
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    Hey Reese, long time no see! Great battle report, glad to see you trying a variety of units in the last few reports and especially trying flayed ones when the current net talk all goes against them. Now try out some praetorians and lychguard so I can see how they do for you!

    • Reecius
      Reecius November 21, 2011 2:27 am
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      Adam! What up, dude? I need to come by and see everyone.

      Yeah, we have some Deathmarks, Lychguard and Doomsday Arks coming up. We like mixing it up and playing lots of stuff.

      Flayed ones are pretty cool, actually. I think in 6th ed we may see characters able to infiltrate with squads or something like that, as Flayed ones like Lych Guard seem lame without any character support.

      We have a report with Paetorians if you look for the battle with me vs. Tastey Taste.

      http://www.frontlinegaming.org/2011/11/16/video-battle-report-tastey-taste-vs-reecius/

      You can see them in action there, they do pretty well, actually.

      • Adam
        Adam (TheDiceAbide.com) November 21, 2011 4:50 am
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        Haha, yeah, I watched that one, though it didn’t seem that they got a chance to shine with their Void Blades against your footdar. 😛

        Let me know next time you come by so I’ll be sure to come by.

        • Reecius
          Reecius November 21, 2011 11:43 pm
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          I definitely will!