Full Length Battle Report #48 Daemons vs Space Marines

Here’s Tuesday Night Fight’s game! Daemon Decurion vs. goofball Space marine list, who will win?

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After the game I realized a few mistakes. For one, I should have not dropped the Culexus early. Had he gone bananas and taken out Fateweaver, it would have been glorious, but alas, he did not and was tossed to the winds for no gain. I would have been better served dropping in another unit of Sternguard and taking out the unit with the reroll to hit Herald, who would be absolute murder on me later in the game.

Also, the Sternguard were all Fearless due to their formation, doh! So mine would not have run away leaving my Centurions in such a vulnerable position. Oh well, live and learn.

I think the army has potential though, in all honesty, and with a bit more practice could really surprise some folks. The Sternguard are awesome, and the Assault Centurions can really pack a wallop.

That Daemon Decurion though, wow, that thing is savage! So many bodies, speed and risk mitigation that this is a seriously powerful army. Playing it in the time limit is the only real concern as I see it.

After playing the mission, an army with lots of ObSec, like Battle Company, against an army that does not have ObSec, I struggle to see how they would lose outside of being tabled. What do you all think?


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3 Responses to “Full Length Battle Report #48 Daemons vs Space Marines”

  1. blight March 17, 2016 10:05 pm

    The nurgle core plus the artifact that reduces all enemy leadership by 1 can be a pretty angry combo too.
    Khorne core you can take the artifact that grants +1 attack to all khorne units, rage locus, and stay within 6 of another unit and you have 6 s5 attacks on the charge per khorne dog.
    Some pretty nasty combos their decurion can throw out. Also cheapest auxiliary with 35 point furies.

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 18, 2016 1:55 pm

      Yeah, the Daemon Decurion is brutally good.

  2. Julien March 22, 2016 1:38 pm

    Cursed Earth would have been denied in a 12″ bubble around the Culexus.