Friday Night Fight: Death Guard vs. Necrons

It’s a battle between two of the toughest armies in 40k: Necrons and the new Death Guard! Join us at 5pm PST Friday the 15th on our Twitch Channel to see who comes out on top.

Our guest Jessica was the top Necron player at both the BAO and NOVA Open. This should be a very fun game. That Gauss Pylon will certainly give ole’ Morty something to sweat!

Jessica’s Necrons:

++ Battalion Detachment +3CP (Necrons) [88 PL, 1521pts] ++

+ HQ +

Cryptek [6 PL, 104pts]: Staff of Light

Overlord [7 PL, 104pts]: Hyperphase Sword

+ Troops +

Necron Warriors [6 PL, 120pts]: 10x Necron Warrior

Necron Warriors [6 PL, 120pts]: 10x Necron Warrior

Necron Warriors [6 PL, 120pts]: 10x Necron Warrior

+ Fast Attack +

Canoptek Wraiths [12 PL, 190pts]: 5x Canoptek Wraith

Canoptek Wraiths [12 PL, 152pts]: 4x Canoptek Wraith

Canoptek Wraiths [12 PL, 152pts]: 4x Canoptek Wraith

+ Heavy Support +

Annihilation Barge [7 PL, 153pts]: Gauss Cannon

Annihilation Barge [7 PL, 153pts]: Gauss Cannon

Annihilation Barge [7 PL, 153pts]: Gauss Cannon

++ Super-Heavy Auxiliary Detachment (Necrons) [24 PL, 475pts] ++

+ Lord of War +

(FW) Gauss Pylon [24 PL, 475pts]

++ Total: [112 PL, 1996pts] ++

Frankie’s Death Guard

Unit Force Org Cost # Total Weapons Cost # Total Total
Battalion Detachment Death Guard       Command Points 3     1125
Typhus (Miasma of Pestilence, Putrescent Vitality) HQ 175 1 175 0
Daemon Prince with Wings (Blades of Putrefaction) HQ 170 1 170 Malefic Talons 10 1 10
Biologus Putrifier Elite 74 1 74 0
Noxious BlightBringer Elite 63 1 63 Plasma Pistol 7 1 7
Plague Marines Troops 19 20 380 2x Blight Launcher,  Bubotic Axe x10 78 1 78
Poxwalkers Troops 6 18 108 0
Poxwalkers Troops 6 10 60 0
Battalion Detachment Chaos Space Marines       Command Points 3     692
Daemon Prince with Wings (Warptime) HQ 170 1 170 Malefic Talons 10 1 10
Sorcerer (Warptime, Prescience) HQ 90 1 90 Force Sword 12 1 12
Cultist Troops 4 10 40 0
Cultist Troops 4 10 40 0
Cultist Troops 4 10 40 0
0 0
Super-Heavy Auxiliary Detachment Death Guard       Command Points 0     470
Mortarian (Miasma of Pestilence, Putrescent Vitality, Curse of the Leper) Lord of War 470 1 470 0
0 0
Totals     85 1880       117 1997
Command Points: 9       Detachments: 3


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43 Responses to “Friday Night Fight: Death Guard vs. Necrons”

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    rvd1ofakind September 13, 2017 7:12 pm #

    So good to see some actual thought put in unlike MWG by taking a warptime dude with Mortarion

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    Pyrothem September 13, 2017 8:34 pm #

    I assume this is using all the new Death Gaurd stuff so I look forward to seeing how long it takes Necrons to be tabled ;p. Without any psychic defence those motral wounds will rip through and make the wraiths sad.
    Cross your fingers (I will be) the Pylon can get through Morty’s Invuln save, if not this will be a very quick game.

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      rvd1ofakind September 13, 2017 9:35 pm #

      Can’t wait to see the pylon in play.

      • Reecius
        Reecius September 14, 2017 7:18 am #

        That thing is savage!

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      skoffs September 13, 2017 10:55 pm #

      A new codex army vs one of the lowest rated armies in the competitive scene?
      I don’t see how anyone can think the Necrons have even remote chance here.

      • Reecius
        Reecius September 14, 2017 7:19 am #

        We have a guest coming in to play with her Necrons, and wanted to take a crack at the new Death Guard. The game is not meant to be an exhibition of the current meta or what have you.

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        erht August 17, 2020 6:15 pm #

        totally agreed, i have a necron player as my friend and i beat him every time

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    Rutger September 13, 2017 11:23 pm #

    Great to see a competetive Necron list being played. And as Pyrothem said, this will be Morty vs Pylon.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 14, 2017 7:19 am #

      Yeah, Frankie is sweating the Pylon, lol

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    Klowny September 13, 2017 11:43 pm #

    If she roll’s hot and the nurgle fail their saves motarion and the demon princes will all be dead by t3, there alot of tesla for the cultists… wraiths do die to MW, however they have a lot of wounds, 14 wraiths is 42 wounds to chew through.

    I desperately hope the necrons manage to pull out a win, but it’s hard to see when up against a shiny new codex and we have a very weak index.

    Fingeres crossed

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      Pyrothem September 14, 2017 6:40 am #

      There is 0 tesla in that list. The cultist will tie up the wraiths and the flying demons and morty will go through the HQs and sad troops(just warriors) like butter. Then it is a game of how long does it take Morty and Demon Ps to get through the 30 wound Pylon.

      I see that by T3 the only thing that will be left is about 6 wraiths and a half dead pylon.
      If the dice gods are om her side and Morty goes down T1 to the Pylon then we might have a game but that is a stretch.

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        Blight September 14, 2017 6:52 am #

        3 tesla barges.

        • Reecius
          Reecius September 14, 2017 7:20 am #

          Yes, lots of small arms fire which Necrons do quite well.

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          Pyrothem September 14, 2017 8:14 am #

          The barges have guass cannons(S5 sadly) so only the three Tesla guns you can’t change in the list. With Morty those barges are T5.

          • Reecius
            Reecius September 14, 2017 8:18 am

            Assuming Morty gets that close, of course.

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            Pyrothem September 14, 2017 9:18 am

            With Warp Time and the no brainer of spending a CP for the extra relic “Fugaris’ Helm” Morty will have no problem turning a very large chunk of her necrons to -1T.
            Turning Wraiths to T4 will make a big difference I think.

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            Blight September 14, 2017 11:34 am

            The barges main gun is Tessa, the gauss is an underslung gun.

            Morty cannot have a relic.

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            Pyrothem September 15, 2017 12:10 pm

            Sweet, I will be hopping for some 6’s for those Barges (They always seem to die for me before even doing half of their cost in damage).
            I am hoping for a fun game for both sides.

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    Asyrian September 14, 2017 4:08 am #

    Sure first they rob our (necrons) supersavingthrow. Then they rob our sythes…now they rob the last Piece of dignity we have…

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      Reecius September 14, 2017 7:20 am #


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      PrimoFederalist September 14, 2017 7:53 am #

      Are you asyrious, bro?

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    Thimius September 14, 2017 6:41 am #

    Are you guys not doing any AoS bat reps anymore? I’ve been really looking forward to some for quite some time now!

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 14, 2017 7:21 am #

      We will, it’s just tough to fit them in right now because of the rapid pace of 40k releases. We have limited time to cover everything, so we stick to what is most prevalent each week.

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        Thimius September 14, 2017 7:40 am #

        Yea I can understand that. It’s just that you guys make the best AoS content by far and I just miss it :).but its nice to hear you guys havent forgotten about it completely 😛 Still apreciate all the good stuff you guys do, especially Signals from the frontline and its always nice how you respond to all the comments on here! Keep up the amazing job guys!

        • Reecius
          Reecius September 14, 2017 7:41 am #

          Thank you for the kind words, sir =)

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    Threllen September 14, 2017 7:05 am #

    Sad day it looks like Typhus went up in points in the codex.

    I quite enjoyed how ludicrously undercosted he was considering he was cheaper than a Lord of Contagion but literally just a better carbon copy 🙂

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    Pyrothem September 14, 2017 8:53 am #

    Is one of those Demon Princes getting “The Suppurating Plate” Relic?

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      Reecius September 14, 2017 9:02 am #


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        rvd1ofakind September 14, 2017 9:04 am #

        DEEP. STRIKE. AdMech priests.

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          Blight September 14, 2017 12:26 pm #

          That one should really compete with Mars.
          So much you can do with that.

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    Don Tomaso September 14, 2017 9:15 am #

    Morty vs pylon. Wonder what the los blocking terrain will look like.

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      Pyrothem September 14, 2017 9:26 am #

      If there is too much Terrian and Death Guard goes first with all the flying and mass amount of bodies they might be able to deny the Pylon from deep striking in at all!

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    Torb September 15, 2017 12:47 am #

    Maybe she plans to use tesla and small arms gauss fire to clear the cultists, advance with the wraiths and move up warriors to try to eat the smites, then use wraiths to take out the sorcerer and clear the mid field, all the while hammering Morty, DP and Typhus with the pylon. And in the mid- and end game have the barges jump on objectives and help take down bigger remaining targets with the gauss cannon

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    Loofa4 September 15, 2017 4:57 am #

    I’ll be at work 🙁
    Will you be posting the video afterwards?

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    Bellerah September 15, 2017 6:38 am #

    When will the replay of this be? I want to feel depressed about my Necrons 🙁

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    Don Tomaso September 15, 2017 7:22 am #

    No work for me today although we have a gigantic hail-storm over us atm. Imagine the coziness of watching a batrep with the sound of a hailstorm outside. 🙂

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    BloatedSupFlyFist September 15, 2017 7:20 pm #

    DANG, Francis just got owned!! Cant believe he let Morty die… I think it wasn’t the real Morty, just someone cosplaying in the army I bet

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      Pyrothem September 16, 2017 4:00 pm #

      Franky did indeed throw Morty away. The Pylon only got 6 wounds on him the rest of it was from putting Morty into rapidfire range for no real strategic reason. Although if the game went on to turn 6 or 7 he would have tabled the Necrons so I would not say he got owned.

      What I take away from this game as a Necron player is to stop trying to make Reanimation Protocol a main part of a list and keep HQ as cheap as you can. Keep troops as just a screen and for getting CP’s not as a force to use and no named characters. Jessica is one of the best Necron players and she brought the Hardest Necron list that got to 51st at Nova so I will try like her to make Necrons work without RP.

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        warhammer559 September 17, 2017 8:25 pm #

        She ended up placing 22nd after the bracket pairings.

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        Bellerah September 18, 2017 8:25 am #

        How did the pylon only do 6 wounds to him? Isn’t the minimum the macro weapon does to a titanic character 14 wounds. That is a lot of DR saves.

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    Don Tomaso September 16, 2017 10:20 am #

    Morty should have died sooner, the pylon whiffed.

    Now a much more interesting batrep would have been without a pylon or similar monsterous contraption as a morty counter or sw/sm without a missile spam gunline.

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    Beau September 18, 2017 7:31 pm #

    I missed this match, is there anyway to see it now?

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