Live 40k Game Tonight! 7:00pm PST: War Convocation vs. Eldar

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We’ve got a brutal pair of lists going at it, tonight! A tuned up War Convocation with Blood Angels support vs. Seer Council Eldar. It’s gonna get hot up in here! Watch the replay of the game, here.

Go to our Twitch Channel here and be sure to click follow! Apologies in advance, both armies feature a number of unpainted models, tonight. We simply have not had time to paint them up as both armies are so new. This is purely an exercise in displaying raw power!

Here’s the War Convocation list.

War Convocation 1850pts
Skitarii Battle Maniple Size Cost
Vanguard x 10 10 100
Plasma x 3, Omni, Phospoenix, Phospher, Conversion, Digital
Rangers x 5 5 65
Arqeubus x 2, Divinator, Maul, Phosphor, Conversion, Digital, Omni
Ruststalkers x 5: Conversion Field, Digital, Omniscient Mask, Spike 5 160
Infiltrators x 5: Conversion Field, Digital, Phase Taser, InfoslaveSkull 5 185
Dragoons x 3: Serpenta x 3 3 135
Dunecrawlers x 2: Icarus Array, Claw x 2, Stubber x 2, Probe 2 180
Cult Mechanicus Battle Congregation
Dominus 1 105
Conversion, Digital, Infoslave, Raiment
Kataphron Destroyers: Grav, Phosphor 3 165
Kataphron Breachers: Torsion, Hyrdaulic Claw 3 150
Knight Oathsworn Detachment
Paladin: Stormspear 1 375
Flesh Tearers Strike Force
Priest: Auspex 1 65
Scouts: M.Bomb 5 60
Drop Pod 1 35
Drop Pod 1 35
Drop Pod 1 35
Totals 47 1850

And here is Frankie Eldar.eldar.01

Baharroth _ 1
Autarch Skyrunner, Banshee Mask, Fusion Gun, Laser Lance 1
Haemonculus Webway Portal 1
Wraithguard D-scythes 5
Windriders Scatterlaser 3
Windriders Scatterlaser 3
Windriders Scatterlaser 3
Windriders Scatterlaser 3
Kabalite Warrior Venom, Splinter Cannon 5
Wraithknight Scatter Laser x2 1
Seer Council
Farseer skyrunner 1
Farseer skyrunner, The Spirit Stone of Anath’Ian 1
Warlock Skyrunner 5
Totals 33



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35 Responses to “Live 40k Game Tonight! 7:00pm PST: War Convocation vs. Eldar”

  1. WrentheFaceless June 4, 2015 3:27 pm #

    Both of those lists look very dirty. Going for Pods instead of Kastelans though?

    Was looking forward to seeing some Reece luck and the Kastelans reflecting a D Shot at the Wraith Knight.

    • Reecius June 4, 2015 3:29 pm #

      Haha, that would have been amazing! But yeah, no robots but with pods is a more consistently powerful combo, I think.

  2. SilverSaint June 4, 2015 3:38 pm #

    Seems ironic that the “tax” for the Ad Mech War Convocation is…the Ad Mech themselves (canticles excluded).

  3. Blightstar June 4, 2015 3:41 pm #

    Oh dear, skitarii list is slightly illegal.
    -Skitarii (still) cant have 2 relics per model. Im looking at you Infiltrator Princeps.

    • Blightstar June 4, 2015 3:51 pm #

      I also think Auspex is total no-brainer choice for the librarian. Additional -1 to cover saves really wrecks people when you take him with unit of drop podding skitarii.

    • SilverSaint June 4, 2015 4:00 pm #

      I think the skull refers to the infoslave skull upgrade and not of Eldar Nikola

      • Reecius June 4, 2015 4:01 pm #

        Yes, it is the Infoslave Skull. And I may swap to the Auspex, that is a solid idea.

  4. Jason Brown June 4, 2015 4:04 pm #

    why Baharroth? Not sure what he is giving that list.

    • SilverSaint June 4, 2015 4:05 pm #

      I assume his main purpose will be for hit and run for the Seer Council

      • Jason Brown June 4, 2015 4:13 pm #

        oh thats right he can move 18 now so he dost slow them down as much.

        • Reecius June 4, 2015 4:17 pm #

          Hit and Run and Fearless and last turn objective grabbing with Skyleap, plus he can perform a number of other functions, too. He’s quite good, actually.

          • Julnlecs June 5, 2015 12:29 am

            Sucks that he doesn’t come with an Invul save.

        • Julnlecs June 5, 2015 12:28 am #

          He can’t move 18in attached to the Seer Council. The whole unit needs to have wings to able to do that. He can still move 12in and run though.

          • Jason Brown June 5, 2015 6:05 am

            They just have to stay in coherency.

  5. iNcontroL June 4, 2015 6:00 pm #

    sad I am missing this but have fun! Will watch vod later 🙂

  6. Peter Almo June 4, 2015 8:11 pm #

    I’m sorry but is this possibly real? I don’t have any of the admech codices so I can’t read up on the specifics of this ridiculous detachment. But it appears that they are insanely fast, insane rate of fire, insane str/ap on that firing, insane cover saves, re-rolling everything, army wide “psychic” powers in the canticles that can’t be denied and have no restrictions and are just flat insane benefits across the table, hundreds and hundreds of points of free wargear, ablative wounds, multi-wound damaging, marker lights, battle-brothers with allied drop pods….WHAT-THE-FUCK????? What in the world are people talking about 4+ RP and scatter lasers on jetbikes for, even d-flamers that are super expensive require a shitty little dark eldar tax and are basically one and done. Every time Reece explained what each unit had or did I literally vomited.

    • Simon June 4, 2015 10:23 pm #

      Lol, hey look,i found an eldar player! Cool your boots man, they are all squishy.

    • SilverSaint June 4, 2015 11:11 pm #

      The canticles, skitarii orders, and free points just aren’t “blatant” like D weapons and scatter lasers so people just assume its not as good. There are many parts to the formation, but the sum just isn’t clear. I mean when you look at a unit of rust stalkers or infiltrators on their own, its ok, but really expensive, short range, and easily shot off the board(T3). Yet not in their profiles is all skitarii units will have crusader/scout (from the maniple formations) and the doctrina aren’t super blatant (I mean its at least +1 WS/BS every turn). The canticles are similar to the doctrina in their bonuses not being clear and points of the free upgrades are easily underestimated. Most people probably just assume its like 200 free points, but its a solid 550-600 points of good stuff for free when you math it out. Its not nearly as bad as 500 points of free units, but your skitarii list was going to take 200-300 of those points anyway.

      The real strength of the formation becomes known when you play against it since all the bonuses are now in clear use all together vs being piecemeal.

      • Peter Almo June 5, 2015 4:15 am #

        This was a very good explanation to confirm my rant. When you take the time to look at everything together, the sum of all the parts, it’s completely busted and goes waaaaaay beyond Eldar cheese.

        • Reecius June 5, 2015 8:44 am #

          It’s the Drop Pods that make the list, honestly. Without them, Frankie could have deployed out of my Alpha Strike range and just owned me. The pods give me the reach and the range. Eldar are still–easily–the most powerful army in the game. Frankie had never really played them, only 1 other time back in 5th ed. He didn’t know what his army did or what my army did, either.

  7. Weidekuh June 5, 2015 2:00 am #

    “This match will be decided by who goes first.” – Solid game, this 40k… 😛

    • Reecius June 5, 2015 8:44 am #

      It’s not always that way, particularly if you have good terrain.

  8. Chosen of Khorne June 5, 2015 7:30 am #

    Hopefully if the rumors are true, the ad mech will no longer be able to ride in drop pods when the new marine codex comes out next week. Then we will see how good as mech is as they were intended and not with every unit in drop pods like everyone seems to believe they were intended to be.

    • Reecius June 5, 2015 8:44 am #

      I agree. I will not be sad if they take Drop Pods away, it is a bit much.

      • Bigpig June 5, 2015 1:40 pm #

        Reece, how will that work with the Blood Angel and space wolves codexes. They won’t have the bulky and very bulky limitations. Is there discussion that Games Workshop will make it retroactive to those armies or is that something the itc plans to rule on

        • Reecius June 5, 2015 3:12 pm #

          It is supposedly going to be an FAQ impacting all the books. We’ll see if it’s true.

          • Bigpig June 5, 2015 7:49 pm

            Sounds like wishlisting. Gw doesn’t really have much history of doing this sort or errata. Well see though. From a fluff and playability standpoint I believe the change should be made. Time will tell

  9. Pizzaboy June 5, 2015 12:17 pm #

    Hey I realy like the idea of the War Convocation, because I wondered how it work with 1850 Points. I wonder whether it is legal to drop the Kastelan Robot to get all the benefits. – please correct my if I am wrong but they are obligation to take … like I can not leave out the Necron Scarabs in the CANOPTEK HARVEST Formation ????

    • Reecius June 5, 2015 1:27 pm #

      Yeah, you have to take all the units listed.

    • WrentheFaceless June 5, 2015 4:57 pm #

      Kastelan Robots are not required for the formation, the Cult Mechanius detachment only requires 1 hq and 2 troops.

      Wheras the Skitarii Battle Mantiple requires 1 unit of rangers, 1 unit of vanguard, 1 unit of rust stalkers, 1 unit of infiltrators, 1 unit of Dragoons or Bastillari, and 1 unit of dunecrawlers.

  10. Bigpig June 5, 2015 1:34 pm #

    I feel the ITC should we consider allowing formation that allow free upgrades, especially to the degree that this war conversation does. The formation already comes with bonuses and to allow an army to take hundreds of points in free upgrades that their opponent isn’t getting is clearly an imbalance. It wasn’t as bad in the Blood Angels one because you were taking upgrades on weak units or requiring the build units to start or deploy in a certain way. This in comparison it’s just blatantly broken

    • Bigpig June 5, 2015 1:37 pm #

      Durn voice to text. You get it though lol

      • Reecius June 5, 2015 3:13 pm #

        This most certainly flirts with it. Again though, it is the Drop Pods that make it. Take those away and this is still incredibly good, but not broken.

  11. Klr June 6, 2015 10:40 am #

    When will this be on YouTube ? I just cant get the twitch playback to work…

  12. Deviousdonut June 8, 2015 12:03 pm #

    Out of curiosity on turn 2 you said everything had a 2+ save except for the Knight who wasn’t in terrain. The canticle doesn’t extend to skitarii right? Just confused as to how everyone else had a 2+save as well

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