Short Form Battle Report: Black Legion vs Magnus and Pink Horrors

Hey eveyone, Adam from TFG Radio here to bring you a part 2, sort of, to our Pink Horror Discussion.

So this time we actually see Magnus on the table along with some pink horrors, piloted by Salt John, going against my Black Legion Warband.

Keep in mind we incorporated the GW Magnus FAQ. Enjoy!

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About Adam

Adam, aka Latin Gandalf, has been gaming since the early eighties and has played 40K since Rogue Trader (among a number of other games). He listens to more podcasts than any healthy person should and is currently the host for TFG Radio. He also is one of the head judges for LVO and other major 40K Grand Tournaments.

24 Responses to “Short Form Battle Report: Black Legion vs Magnus and Pink Horrors”

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    noobsaibot December 19, 2016 3:09 pm #

    Can anyone give me a rundown of how the chaos lord was getting so many boons in this game?

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      winterman December 19, 2016 3:45 pm #

      Traitors Hate (not legion but the one previous) has a detachment of formations which allows you to grant a boon to any character in the detachment. Unlike the WB one in Traitor Legions there is no restriction on number of times they recieve a boon. Then you have the Chaos Warband that whenever they roll on the boon table you roll twice and pick one or both results. By end game you can have a pretty nasty character.

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        Adam S. December 19, 2016 7:58 pm #

        That is correct and how you can get a cheap lord become super sayain by the end of the game, if he lives long enough 😉

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    Chaos Reigns December 19, 2016 4:00 pm #

    Is it just me, or did the Magnus player miss an opportunity to D beam the entire bike unit on his turn 3?

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      Chaos Reigns December 19, 2016 4:08 pm #

      Also, Magnus can bless himself with Siphon Magic on a 2+ even if no psykers manifest near him he is affected. I know it was the first game, just making some notes.

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        abusepuppy December 19, 2016 11:03 pm #

        Siphon Magic and Force are the two blessings he can (will) cast on himself, yeah. Also, by it’s own wording Siphon Magic gives you bonus dice even when the psyker it’s on casts a spell, so it’s actually a pretty decent choice for Magnus to open with.

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          Adam S. December 20, 2016 1:06 am #

          Yes, it was done at a recent local tournament. Magnus and horrors were at top table but got seized on by Taudar

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      Adam S. December 19, 2016 7:59 pm #

      He did beam them and only killed 1 due to jinking and no 6’s

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        Drachnyen December 20, 2016 4:06 am #

        Actually, you cannot jink against beam attacks.

        From final GW FAQ:

        Q: A beam attack does not target a unit – can you still Jink?
        A: No.

        • SaltyJohn
          SaltyJohn December 20, 2016 2:00 pm #

          Adam cheats. It’s ok. 😉

          Nobody can play a perfect game of 40k, mistakes happen, thanks for the correction!

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            Drachnyen December 20, 2016 5:12 pm

            “And knowing is half the battle!”

            Yo jo! 😉

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    Daemonrider888 December 19, 2016 5:05 pm #

    Why only mastery lvl 1 Cabal sorcerers? Seems to be a lot of points for only
    3 warp charges.

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    mcsardo December 19, 2016 6:48 pm #

    Wait, I thought the Black Legion Warband was *not* objective secured…

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      Orthon December 19, 2016 7:44 pm #

      He is using the Black Crusade detachment out of Traitor’s Hate instead of Black Legion Speartip out of Traitor Legions.

      Legion rules apply to ANY detachment including CADs so this is the way Black Legion can play a normal Chaos Warband.

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        Mcsardo December 20, 2016 9:29 am #

        Got it. Thanks for the clarification

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    Josh December 19, 2016 7:43 pm #

    Uh, the daemon list is literally 300+ points smaller. This isn’t even a reasonable comparison. Please do this again so we can actually see how powerful the horrors really are. You could probably field 40 more

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      Cj December 19, 2016 10:18 pm #

      Have you costed the sorcerers as Exalted sorcerers? They are so many points, but that’s what the rehati war sect is made of.

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    jumai December 19, 2016 9:03 pm #

    +2 to initiative? Were you playing that boon results stack unless the roll was triggered by Champion Of Chaos? I thought the rule about not being able to have the same roll twice was supposed to fall under the ‘how to roll on the Chaos Boon table’ passage in CoC, not be treated as an independent step to resolving CoC itself.

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    Horton December 20, 2016 8:04 am #

    Good report. I think as you play Magnus more that you will find he is better than this report implies.

  8. Adam
    Adam (RUMBL) December 20, 2016 8:51 am #

    Sorry, I didn’t hear anything you said, I was too distracted by just seeing Magnus on the table…

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    elwrath December 20, 2016 1:34 pm #

    @John: why didn’t you just cast force on magnus? if you siphon first its basically free and the chaos lord on bike will really really think twice about going in against magnus.

    • SaltyJohn
      SaltyJohn December 20, 2016 2:01 pm #

      His Lord had rolled Eternal Warrior on the Boon Chart.

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    W December 20, 2016 2:08 pm #

    Cool report, thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Fagerlund December 20, 2016 3:47 pm #

    Well that went as I expected. ^^
    I don’t trust list that rely on a single model really! Because bad dice are a thing.

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