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13/04/2012

Battle Report - Grey Knights vs Eldar 2000pts


Last night was Powerfist night and I had a game against my nemesis Dave, last time I played him my poor Eldar got beatdown BAD! I forgot my notepad so its more of a battle summary than a full batrep, not too much to remember as it was a really short game.

Grey Knights - 2000pts

Librarian - the shrouding, might of titan, warp rift, the quickening & brain mines
Malleus Inquisitior - terminator armour, psycannon & psychic communion

Elite7 x Purifiers - 2 x incinerators, nemesis falchions, nemesis daemon hammer & 3 x nemesis halberds
Vindicare Assassin

Troops

Terminators (10) - 2 x incinerators, brotherhood banner, 6 x nemesis halberds & nemesis daemon hammer
Terminators (10) - psycannon, nemesis falchions, 5 x nemesis halberds, nemesis daemon hammer x 2, incinerator, 3 x nemesis halberds

Fast Attack

Interceptors - psycannon, 5 x nemesis halberds & nemesis daemon hammer
Stormraven Gunship - twin-linked multi melta & twin-linked lascannon

(I copy pasted the wargear from Mercer's batrep the other night, it may have changed a little)

Eldar - Craftworld Iybraesil 2000pts

HQ

Eldrad
Farseer w/Guide

Elite

Fire Dragons (5) Wave Serpent w/Shuriken Cannon, t/l Shuriken Cannon, Spirit Stones
Fire Dragons (5) Wave Serpent w/Shuriken Cannon, t/l Shuriken Cannon, Spirit Stones
Fire Dragons (5) Wave Serpent w/Shuriken Cannon, t/l Shuriken Cannon, Spirit Stones

Troops

Dire Avengers (5) Wave Serpent w/Shuriken Cannon, t/l Shuriken Cannon, Spirit Stones
Dire Avengers (5) Wave Serpent w/Shuriken Cannon, t/l Shuriken Cannon, Spirit Stones
Dire Avengers (5) Wave Serpent w/Shuriken Cannon, t/l Shuriken Cannon, Spirit Stones

Heavy Support

War Walkers (3) Scatter Lasers x 6
War Walkers (3) Scatter Lasers x 6
War Walkers (3) EML

Game - Spearhead/Annihilation

Table - Huge ruin in the middle, large buildings in each corner and lots of trees and walls all over the place.

Deployment - I win the roll-off and decide to go first, I deploy on the right hand corner with two large buildings, I deploy the Wave Serpents around the building and War walkers behind, all Walkers are getting cover. Dave deploys the Terminators with the Inquisitor in the woods, Vindicare infiltrates directly opposite from my army, skull things are all over the place. Everything else is reserved.

Pregame thoughts - I've had 3 games against Grey Knights and each game has been pretty close but Dave is my nemesis so I'm expecting a tough game, I've got 22 dudes in terminator armour, 14 dudes in power armour, a stormchicken and a vindicare to deal with so my shooting needs to be on fire! The best thing with my list is that with so much low ap most armies will be using their armour saves so hiding terminators behind trees is definately to my advantage :) First thing I want to do is torrent the vindicare with shuri for an easy killpoint then shoot everything else at the terminators that are bumming the inquisitor in the woods.

Turn 1

Eldar - Eldrad guides EML walkers, fortunes EML walkers and fortunes a dragon serpent which then goes flat out to chase away those pesky skulls, everything else moves forward to gain los on termies and the vindicare. The wave serpents at the front torrent the vindicare killing him easily, all scatter walkers and EML walkers fire at the terminators/inquisitor killing the inquisitor and 6 terminators.

Grey Knights - The 4 remaining terminators run through the woods towards a building.

Eldar 2 - 0 Grey Knights

Tactical Analysis - Vindicare gone, 6 terminators gone, inquisitor gone so no funky reserve manipulation, going well so far, bazinga!!

Turn 2

Eldar - Seers guide all walkers which then move to get los on the terminators, first sqn of walkers fire at the terminators finishing them off, everyone else looks around for something to do :/

Grey Knights - Tumbleweeds blow accross the battlefield...

Eldar 3 - 0 Grey Knights

Tactical Analysis - Err, I killed 4 terminators, nothing else happened, quickest turn ever!

Turn 3

Eldar - Dragon serpents chase off the remaining skulls, everything shuffles about and eldrad pops into the woods for a quick poo, nothing to shoot at :/

Grey Knights - Stormraven and interceptors arrive from reserve, stormraven shoots at EML walkers blowing up two, purifiers and librarian assault an avenger serpent wrecking it, avengers bail out passing pinning. Interceptors smack a dragon serpent scoring weapon destroyed.

Eldar 3 - 1 Grey Knights

Tactical Analysis - Yay, I have targets for turn 4, I'm not too worried about the Interceptors but I want the stormraven, librarian and purifiers dead, lets see how that goes :)

Turn 4

Eldar - seers guide the scatter walkers and doom the librarian and purifiers. Dragon serpent moves behind the stormraven and the dragons bail out, scatter walkers and wave serpents move to get los on the purifiers. Dragons fire at the stormraven immobilising it, dire avengers and all scatter walkers fire at the librarian and purifiers killing all of them, a wave serpent fires at the stormraven and stop it from shooting. My last serpent fires at the interceptors killing 2, they fail leadership and shunt off the board :D

Grey Knights - The final unit of terminators come down, they fire at the fire dragons killing them all, stormraven tries fortitude but takes a potw and suffers a glance destroying a mindstrike missile.

Eldar 6 - 2 Grey Knights

Tactical Analysis - What can I say, I took out pretty much everything and so far I've lost hardly anything, I love it when a plan comes together ;)

Turn 5

Eldar - Seers cast guide on the scatter walkers and doom the terminators. Dragon serpent moves closer and dragons bail out, the dragons fire at the terminators killing 5 of them, scatter walkers fire at the terminators bringing their number down to 2, a serpent fires at the stormraven and gets a glance causing it to lose a lascannon.

Grey Knights - The 2 terminators fire at the fire dragons killing them all, stormraven fires at a wave serpent immobilising it, Dave rolls for next turn and the game ends...

Eldar win 6 - 3.

Post game thoughts - Ok, when I said it was a short game who thought it would be the Eldar getting roflstomped? I'll be completely honest, I was expecting a much tougher game, I think Dave reserving so much of his army really played to the strengths of my army, my Eldar are shooty as hell and I was able to take out units as they arrived due to limited targets. The speed of my serpents really helped chase off the skulls so Dave was restricted by not being able to bring on units exactly where they were needed.

I honestly think Dave's Grey Knights need either another stormraven or a couple of dreads to give it some extra punch! Despite the game finishing 6-3 I only lost 10 fire dragons and a wave serpent, if it had gone to turn 6 I'm pretty confident that I could have killed the 2 remaining terminators and destroying that immobilised stormraven. My Eldar are on a bit of a roll at the moment, Eldrad is still kind of a dick though lol :D