Preview: Video Bat Rep: NEW Astra Militarum vs. Death Guard

Reecius and Francis just went head to head: NEW Astra Militarum vs. Death Guard! Read on to see the lists.

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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 (Alpha Legion) Chaos Space Marines       Command Points 3     402
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
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
Totals     85 1880       117 1997
Command Points: 9       Detachments: 3

Frankie’s ground pounding Death Guard army is no joke! It features some resilient infantry, loads of support powers for force multiplication, and of course, Mortarion!

Unit Force Org Cost # Total Weapons Cost # Total Notes
Vanguard Detachment Catachan CP 1           833
Company Commander HQ 30 1 30 Power Fist 10 1 10 Laurels of Command
0 P.Pistol 5 1 5
Veterans Elites 6 10 60 H.Flamer 17 1 17
0 Flamer 7 3 21
0 P.Sword 4 1 4
0 P.Pistol 5 1 5
0 Shotguns 0 5 0
Chimera Transport 75 1 75 H.Flamer 17 2 34
0 Storm Bolter 2 1 2
Veterans Elites 6 10 60 H.Flamer 17 1 17
0 Melta Gun 12 3 36
0 P.Sword 4 1 4
0 P.Pistol 5 1 5
Chimera Transport 75 1 75 H.Flamer 17 2 34
0 Storm Bolter 2 1 2
Veterans Elites 6 10 60 Melta Gun 12 3 36
0 H.Flamer 17 1 17
0 P.Sword 4 1 4
0 P.Pistol 5 1 5
Chimera Transport 75 1 75 H.Flamer 17 2 34
Storm Bolter 2 1 2
Scout sentinel Fast Attack 35 1 35 H.Flamer 17 1 17
Scout sentinel Fast Attack 35 1 35 H.Flamer 17 1 17
Vanguard Detachment Catachan CP 1           589
Straken HQ 75 1 75 0
Harker Elites 50 1 50 Payback 0 1 0
Astropath Elites 15 1 15 Laspistol 0 1 0  Nightshroud
Bullgryn Elites 35 6 210 Bullgryn Maul 7 6 42
Hellhound Fast Attack 73 1 73 Inferno Cannon 20 1 20
H.Flamer 17 1 17
Scout sentinel Fast Attack 35 1 35 H.Flamer 17 1 17
Ministorum Priest Elites 35 1 35 Chainsword 0 1 0
Spearhead Detachment Catachan CP 1           537
Primaris Psyker HQ 28 1 28 Force Stave 12 1 12  Psychic Barrier, Nightshroud
Leman Russ Battle Tank Heavy Support XXX 1 XXX Demolisher Cannon 40 1 40
0 H.Bolter 8 1 8
Heavy Weapons Team Heavy Support X 3 XX Mortars 5 3 15
Wyvern Heavy Support 85 1 85 H.Bolter 8 1 8
Manticore Heavy Support 125 1 125 H.Bolter 8 1 8
Bassilisk Heavy Support 100 1 100 H.Bolter 8 1 8
Totals     59 1476       523 1999
Command Points: 6       Detachments: 3


Reecius’ army is Catachan, all the way! With loads of flame weapons to take advantage of their amazing Regimental Doctrines and special order, this is a mobile, mechanized army that can do some serious damage at close range! For his Warlord Trait, Reecius chose the awesome Grand Strategist. It takes advantage of many of the new special rules and stratagems available to Astra Militarum but can it overcome the Death Guard?

Who do you think will win?

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24 Responses to “Preview: Video Bat Rep: NEW Astra Militarum vs. Death Guard”

  1. Ujayim September 26, 2017 3:13 pm
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    Mortar mice jump!

  2. Ty September 26, 2017 3:23 pm
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    So can I assume this list is intended to play with a variety of models and not actually a highly tuned army?

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 26, 2017 4:07 pm
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      I think it is quite good, personally. I have done very well with it in many practice games, but eh, YMMV.

      • Ty September 26, 2017 5:37 pm
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        I’m just unaccustomed to that level of variety in Heavy Support choices lol

        • Reecius
          Reecius September 26, 2017 5:46 pm
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          Ah, yeah, I have always played that way. I actually find it to be very good. Some games the Manticore is the best, some the Wyvern, etc. It gives me flexibility which I value over pure power as I find I win more consistently that way and can overcome a wide variety of mission/opponent/deployment combos whereas focusing on a single unit too much can leave you weak in some match-ups.

  3. Lord Toranaga September 26, 2017 4:08 pm
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    You mean Catachans vs. Death Guard-Alpha Legion alliance?
    I know Alpha Legion are sneaky and all, wearing Nurgle, but c’mon guys, tell it like it is!

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 26, 2017 4:10 pm
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      Lol, true, but then the title would be a mile long! haha

    • Beau September 26, 2017 10:05 pm
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      If it was Death Guard + Renegade Warband would that make people roll their eyes as much as Alpha Legion? Just curious if I change my CSM army legion if I can get some underdog status.

  4. TheThievingMick September 26, 2017 4:31 pm
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    Do the Vets get Obsec in the new codex? Or are you running a list without Obsec?

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 26, 2017 4:38 pm
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      I do have ObSec, but I cannot disclose where it is in the list just yet =) Have to wait for the dex for that.

      • TheThievingMick September 26, 2017 4:43 pm
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        I’m gonna have to assume it’s NOT the artillery…

        Obsec Vets would be awesome.

        If that’s what it is.

        Not that anyone is saying that it is.

      • TheThievingMick September 26, 2017 4:53 pm
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        Also, Nightshroud sounds an AWFUL lot like a power that conveys a -1 to hit against enemy shooters…

        • Reecius
          Reecius September 26, 2017 5:17 pm
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          Just have to wait and see =)

  5. Broxus September 26, 2017 9:26 pm
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    So LRBTs now cost 125pts and Heavy Weapon Squads now cost 5pts. I am curious if all infantry have increased by a point. I sure hope so since it will put them in line with other troop options of other armies.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 27, 2017 11:09 am
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      Neither of the points you posted are accurate. I cannot say what they are just yet, but will on Saturday.

  6. Blightstar September 27, 2017 3:10 am
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    @Frankie Daemon prince cost 170 with wings in heretic astartes + 10 pts malefic talons you need pay 180 not 170

    • taternuts September 27, 2017 3:40 am
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      The right hand column of the army list has the points cost for unit upgrades, Talons are on there.

  7. Amof September 27, 2017 5:56 am
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    Really hoping the Primaris Psyker didnt stay at 42pts in the new codex.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 27, 2017 11:10 am
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      He’s not 42 now….

  8. Spacepope_XVII September 27, 2017 8:54 am
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    The Vanguard detachment with the Bullgryns is Catachan? Do the abhumans get and the bonuses now? Pray to the Emperor that He has seen fit to provide us with ogres that hit in close combat as strength 8.

    • Spacepope_XVII September 27, 2017 8:56 am
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      Above it should say “Do the abhumans get Regiment and the bonuses”. I guess it doesn’t like the angle brackets.

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 27, 2017 11:05 am
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      No, they did not get the bonuses.

  9. winterman September 29, 2017 1:04 pm
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    We posting this up today?

    • Reecius
      Reecius September 29, 2017 1:26 pm
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      Bat reps go up on Mondays.

      EDIT: lol, I accidentally put Friday on the teaser, didn’t I? Sorry about that.