“The best battle plans can fall apart in front of you and leave you crying for your momma.” – Captain A
So a couple of weeks ago I talked about my plans for the kind of lists that give me problems, biggest one being lots and lots of bodies. At last weekend’s TSHFT I got to put that into practice, three out of four times! Woot.
Game 1 – Jessup’s Tyranid Ever Returning Endless Swarm
Jessup had a counter meta list with tons of returning bodies. It was a close game that in hindsight I should have zigged when I zagged on the last turn as we tied on secondary and if we would have tied on primary, I would have won 2-1. It was still a great game and Jessup was a lot of fun to play against. He did well focusing on my obsec units to contest my objective and pulling me off of contesting his in the last moments of the game. Had I focused on clearing and maintaining my objective things might have gone differently. He just had more bodies and more options those last turns.
Game 2 – Wes’s Bat Co
Another great game, this time against an Imperial Fists Battle Company. I killed a ton of stuff and used both Stars to put a ton of hurt into Wes’ minmaxed squads, but just couldn’t kill enough and we ended up with a tie. Great game and lots of fun.
Game 3 – Logan’s KDK
Logan was running a very new army to him and my list was a hard counter to his. It didn’t work out well as a whole for him as I was just able to sit back and kill all his transports and then focus on the guys hoofing it towards me. Great guy and took it in stride.
Game 4 – Matt’s Drop Bat Co
Igot meme’d! Matt was a great guy that felt really dirty for what he did, and he should! It was hilarious as we were playing Hammer and Anvil and I null deployed to keep from all the grav and melta coming my way turn one. Bad move. He nailed all his drops and killed off my deployment zone, keeping both stars from coming in. I tried to make a hole it wasn’t to be. At least we made memories that will last a lifetime. I can see it now, 30 years in the future as Matt tells the tale to his grandkids.
I dropped day two and slept (four games in one day is brutal) and worked on my side gig and knew I had to make a change. Another lesson from TSHFT was how many void shields were there. It was nuts. While my list can do some serious work, it is very vulnerable and I know I have to make some changes in order to have a chance.
New List – Centstar Flame On!
Nemesis Strike Force
Librarian – ML3/Hammer
10 Purifiers – 2 Incinerator
5 Purifiers – Incinerator
Dreadknight – Hammer/Psycannon
Dreadknight – Hammer/Psycannon
CAD Red Scorpions
2 Drop Pods – Locator Beacons
Centurions – Grav/Omniscope
So this list should give me a lot more tools against a more variety of armies. Should have a good chance against Void Shields and larger bodies. The Cleansing Flame power from the purifiers is brutal against clumped things and can really put a hurt on stuff. This should give me a decent way to pop the Rhinos or clear out chunks of guys in the psychic phase so I can then continue to shoot them in the shooting phase and assault later as well.
It feels like it will have some hops against many more lists than before and give me a better chance of placing high and perhaps winning my GK spot. We’ll see.