40K Video Battle Report: Fatecrusher Daemons vs. Scarab Swarm Necrons

In this match we have Frankie piloting the Scarab Farm Necrons against will and his tried and true Fatecrusher Daemon list.

This was an excellent test of the Scarab Farm list as we felt coming into it that Daemons would be one of the worst match-ups for the Scarab Farm, particularly Fatecrusher Daemons. The reason being that Daemons have a very resilient assault army that can drop in to fight the Crons within assault range. The army has the tools to exploit all of the Scarab Farm list’s weaknesses.

Frankie was playing the Scarab Farm for the first time, but is a seasoned player and has watched the army played many time. Will has played his Fatecrusher list almost exclusively for the past year and a half, and as such, we all felt that he had a very large advantage going into the match.

Zandrekh would be a big factor in this game as taking Furious Charge away from Bloodcrushers would prevent them from insta-killing Scarab bases. A lot would depend on who charged who and under what conditions.



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6 Responses to “40K Video Battle Report: Fatecrusher Daemons vs. Scarab Swarm Necrons”

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    Shane Irons December 2, 2011 12:57 am #

    Thanks for the videos, they have been great. One thing I do not understand as a new player is how scarabs are in assault, but not all of the scarabs are piled in. I understand this is desired so that you can poop mo scarabs into the unit. I thought everything had to pile in base to base? I am sure your guys are playing correct so maybe a little video explaining some positioning tactics would be in order for us more casual or new players.


    • Reecius
      Reecius December 2, 2011 3:44 am #

      Thanks for watching! The reason you can do this, is that once every model is engaged or within 2″ of a friendly engaged model, they only have to maintain squad coherency. So, positioning your models correctly, and pulling the right casualties is really important to keeping your boys supported.

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    Dok March 21, 2012 11:31 pm #

    Nice dude. Deamons seem like they would be a pretty tough matchup for scarab farm and they proved to be exactly that. Funny that the ghost ark ended up winning him the game. Those things seem terrible!

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 22, 2012 11:32 am #

      I like Ghost Arks, actually. They really boost warrior squads quite a bit, although the more we play them, the less we see them as a really competitive choice. Cool models, though!

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    Haydenn May 16, 2012 4:23 pm #

    HI, big fan of the videos and the Stormlord scarab farm in particular. was wondering if you had to drop the list to 1,500 points what would you take out? The people i play with have all gone competitive with their IG, BA and deathwing so I’m looking to match them.

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 16, 2012 5:44 pm #

      At 1500 to stay competitive you have to distill down to the most potent aspects of the list.

      Take minimum warriors (2×5 or 3×5) Imotehk, 9xSpyders, 10xScarabs and as many wraiths as will fit.

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