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02/04/2012

Battle Report: Necrons vs Blood Angels - 2,000 points

Test game using a modified Necron list.

Necrons - 2,000 points


HQ

Overlord w/ Catacomb Command Barge - warscythe
Royal Court - 3 x Crypteks w/ - harbinger of destruction & solar pulse
Overlord w/ Catacomb Command Barge - warscythe
Royal Court - 3 x Crypteks w/ - harbinger of destruction

Troops

5 x Necron Warriors w/ Ghost Ark
5 x Necron Warriors w/ Ghost Ark
5 x Necron Warriors w/ Ghost Ark
5 x Necron Immortals

Fast Attack

4 x Canoptek Wraiths - 3 x whip coils
4 x Canoptek Wraiths - 3 x whip coils
4 x Canoptek Wraiths - 3 x whip coils

Heavy Support

Annihilation Barge
Annihilation Barge
Annihilation Barge

Total: 1,995
 
Blood Angels "Wing Striker" - 2,000 points


HQ

Librarian - shield of sanguinus & unleash rage
Librarian - shield of sanguinus & unleash rage
Honour Guard w/ Razorback - 2 x flamers - Razorback w/ lascannon & twin-linked plasma gun
Honour Guard w/ Razorback - 2 x meltaguns - Razorback w/ lascannon & twin-linked plasma gun

Elite

1 x Sanguinary Priest

Troops

5 x Assault Marines w/ Razorback - 1 x flamer - sgt w/ power weapon - Razorback w/ lascannon & twin-linked plasmagun
5 x Assault Marines w/ Razorback - 1 x flamer - sgt w/ power weapon - Razorback w/ lascannon & twin-linked plasmagun
5 x Assault Marines w/ Razorback - 1 x flamer - sgt w/ power weapon - Razorback w/ lascannon & twin-linked plasmagun
5 x Assault Marines w/ Razorback - 1 x meltagun - Razorback w/ lascannon & twin-linked plasmagun
5 x Assault Marines w/ Razorback - 1 x meltagun - Razorback w/ lascannon & twin-linked plasmagun
5 x Assault Marines w/ Razorback - 1 x meltagun - Razorback w/ lascannon & twin-linked plasmagun

Heavy Support

Vindicator
Vindicator

Total: 2,000


Game: Annihilation + Pitched Battle
 
Deployment
 
Blood Angels win the roll off and deploy first. Vindicators go at the front with two Razorbacks carrying melta units in between them. Remaining Razorbacks carrying flamer units deploy behind, the single Priest and two Librarians are attached to flamer Assault Squads. Due to lack of room, two Razorbacks carrying melta Honour Guard and a melta unit deploy over to the right. The main reason for this is the Razorback fleet deployed in the centre of the board between two ruins. These two Razorbacks will move up next turn and be in shield range.
 
Necrons deploy in the centre with the Ghost Arks turned side ways to give cover to the Annihilation Barges behind. Due to room, the Ghost Arks had to deploy at the front, so the Wraiths are just behind them. Each Overlord has deployed on either flank using ruins to block LOS. Immortals are held in reserve.
 
Turn 1
 
Necrons attempt to seize the initiative so they can get their 24" range guns into range quicker and they roll a 6! Necrons go first.
 
Necrons move all vehicles 6" up so the gauss flayers on the Ghost Arks and Annihilation Barge tesla destructors will be in range. Wraiths fly up, though use terrain and Ghost Arks to shield themselves from Vindicator fire etc. Both Overlords zoom up in their CCB's 24" and use terrain to block LOS.
 
Shooting; both Librarians get shield off. Gauss flayers blast the Vindicator on the left flank do do nothing, lances attempt to have a pop and do nothing. Lances from the Ghost Ark in the centre using terrain for cover stuns a melta Razorback while the Ghost Ark in the centre immobilises another. Both Annihilation Barges on the right flank blast the Vindicator on the right flank and score weapon destroyed and shaken, that will do nicely :) .
 
Blood Angels first turn and Necrons pop solar pulse. Operational tanks all move up 12" to get those guns into range. The Vindicator on the left flank hangs back while the weapon destroyed one rumbles into terrain to get cover. The two straggler Razorbacks re-join the formation and there's a long line of Razorbacks spreading across the centre of the board.
 
Shooting; Vindicator fires at a Ghost Ark and it scatters scoring a half strength hit, which will do nothing. Razorbacks fire at the same Ghost Ark, all in range as the gap is 18" though do nothing. On the right flank four Razorbacks fire at a single Ghost Ark, two are out of range as they get 15" for night fighting rolls and one scores shaken, which the living metal on the Ghost Ark saves.
 
Kill points - Necrons: 0 Blood Angels: 0
 
Turn 2
 
Overlord on the right flank moves in a V shape and sweeps the melta Honour Guard Razorback and rejoins the Necron oncoming armour, this is to move away from the melta. In the sweep attack the Honour Guard Razorback goes boom and one Marine dies - squad passes pinning test. Overlord on the left flank sweeps the operational Vindicator and it goes boom! Ghost Arks and Wraiths move up while Annihilation Barges hold postion, unit of Wraiths on the left flank stay positioned behind the Ghost Ark as it appears they won't be in assault range.
 
Shooting; both Librarians get shield off. Gauss flayers and lances blast the two Razorbacks more over to the left flank, one is shaken. Ghost Ark on the right flank splits fire and fires gauss into the Honour Guard leaving three left (squad passes morale) and immobilises the Razorback next to them. Warriors inside the Ghost Ark blast the next Razorback along the line along with Lancetek support and score immobilised and stunned. Annihilation Barges fire and score stunned on the immobilised Razorback next to the Honour Guard and rip off the plasma gun on the other immobilised one.
 
Assault; Wraiths on the left flank mutli assault the Honour Guard the immobilised Razorback next to them, Honour Guard lose combat by one after the tank next to them goes boom, though they stick around and a Marine inside the exploded tank dies. Wraiths on the same flank assault the other immobilised Razorback, not sure on damage.
 
Blood Angels second turn; two Razorbacks on the left flank move up 6" to blast some Necrontyr, melta unit bails out to blast the Overlord. The stunned Razorback from turn 1 carrying flamer Honour Guard moves up so behind the tower ruin. Melta squad in the crater of their tank moves through terrain to support the Honour Guard in combat while a flamer Assault Squad with Librarian inside the other immobilised Razorback bail out along with a supporting flamer Assault Squad for backup.
 
Shooting; melta unit on the left flank blasts the Catacomb Command Barge and the Barge makes the cover save as went flat out. Lascannons from Razorbacks fire at the CCB's and do nothing. Flamer units which had just bailed out the tanks to deal with the Wraiths fire bolt pistols and flamers, only a single Wraith takes a wound. That's it for Angels, most vehicles are unable to fire for various reasons.
 
Assault; Librarian's unit and supporting flamer unit with the Priest charge the Wraiths, in combat the Marines lose after the Librarian gets hit with double rending wounds and another Marine dies, the Priest's unit fails morale and cannot fall back as they are trapped, the squad and Priest is destroyed. Melta unit moves into combat to support the Honour Guard, the Marines lose combat and the Priest falls back.
 
Kill points - Necrons: 7 Blood Angels: 0
 
Turn 3
 
Overlord on the left flank moves flat out landing behind a ruin on the Angels table edge while doing a sweep attack on the Librarian's ride, the tank goes boom and the Librarian is the only one to take a wound. Overlord on the right flank sweeps the now dead Librarian's ride and it's wrecked, the CCB lands by the falling back Priest, this will stop the Priest auto regrouping thanks to ATSKNF. Ghost Arks move forward while the Annihilation Barges hold position.
 
Shooting; single Librarian casts shield, will cover four tanks at least. Ghost Ark on the left flank is right on the Blood Angels door step, it splits fire with the gauss arrays, shield saves the closest Razorback near the Wraiths while the Honour Guard tank is stunned. Annihilation Barge on the left flank wrecks the same Razorback. The Ghost Ark coming down the right flank splits fire and blasts gauss array into the falling back Priest and he snuffs it while does nothing to a Razorback. The two Annihilation Barges fire into the Razorbacks on the right flank, which the Honour Guard one is already stunned, the H.G tank takes two weapon destroyed results while the other one is shaken.
 
Assault; the remaining flamer unit engaged with the Wraiths lose combat and fall back 7" while the melta unit engaged with the Wraiths carry on the good fight after the Wraiths lose combat. Wraiths on the left flank charge into the melta Assault Squad which tried to slag the Overlord's ride, the Wraiths win combat and the Assault Squad falls back 7" and stops about 3" away from the Overlord.
 
Blood Angels turn; flamer Honour Guard bail out their tank ready to deal with the Wraiths who just chased off a flamer unit. Librarian's unit moves through terrain to engage the Wraiths on the left flank while the melta Assault Squad in the immobilised Razorback from turn 1 finally add their part to the battle, they bail out their tank and get ready to slag the closest Ghost Ark.
 
Shooting; Librarian and flamer Assault Squad blast into the Wraiths and kill one and put wound on another. Honour Guard fire dual flamers and bolt pistols into the Wraiths unengaged on the right flank and wipe them out. Meltagun fires into the Ghost Ark about 2" from it and it goes boom, Warriors pass pinning test.
 
Assault; Librarian and flamer squad charge the Wraiths (Librarian casts unleash rage), Wraiths lose combat and a single whip coil remains with a single wound. Wraiths and melta squad remain in combat.
 
Kill points - Necrons: 10 Blood Angels: 2
 
Turn 4
 
Ghost Ark which has been floating about in the centre moves down the left flank to support the Warriors now on foot. Remaining Ghost Ark just moves a little bit as not a huge lot it can add now. Overlord on the right flank zooms across and sweeps the flamer unit falling back and kills one Marine, lands within 6" so the unit cannot auto regroup. Overlord on the left flank moves 6" and sweeps the melta squad falling back, kills a single Marine, Overlord bails out to finish off the remaining Marine, because he can, because he's badass!
 
Shooting; Warriors on foot along with Warriors inside the Barge and Annihilation Barge blast the meltagun squad right in front of them, only a single Marine remains who passes morale. Ghost Ark itself blasts the Honour Guard with support from the other Ghost Ark and the Warriors inside that one, Honour Guard have a single Marine left who passes morale. Annihilation Barges on the right flank fire into the two Razorbacks mid field/right flank and stop both of them firing again.
 
Assault; Librarian's unit kills the Wraiths, though the Librarian rolls a double 1 for perils and snuffs it. Wraiths finally beat the melta squad and consolidate towards the immobilised Razorbacks. Overlord on foot charges the single surviving Sgt and kills him.
 
Blood Angels fourth turn; the flamer unit which just beat the Wraiths in combat moves over the wreck of a Razorback to reach the Warriors in the Ghost Ark crater, they take 25% damage after bad dangerous terrain rolls and fail morale and fall back
 
Shooting; bolt pistols fire into the Warriors along with support from the single firing Razorback, four drop down and fail to get back up, squad passes morale test.
 
Assault; Honour Guard and Assault Marine charge into the Warriors and fail to kill a single Necron, close combat is a draw!
 
Kill points - Necrons: 13 Blood Angels: 3
 
Turn 5
 
Overlord now in the centre by the Blood Angels table edge moves 6" and sweeps the two Space Marines falling back and kills them both. Other Overlord saddles back up and moves 6" sweeping the flamer unit falling back. Ghost Ark regenerates fallen Warriors and they join back up in combat. Wraiths on the right flank move to tackle immobilised Razorbacks.
 
Shooting; Ghost Ark on the left flank along with the Overlord's CCB fire into the Assault Squad in front and wipe them out. Lanceteks inside the same Ghost Ark fire at a Razorback and it's wrecked. Annihilation Barges on the right flank fire into the remaining Razorback and it's wrecked, only one immobilised one left by the Wraiths.
 
Assault; Wraiths charge and wreck the last Razorback (no more operational Blood Angel tanks) while the Honour Guard and Assault Marine wipe out the Warriors and attached Crypteks via sweeping advance.
 
Game ends here and the two Blood Angels and achieve nothing this turn.
 
Necrons win with 18 kill points to 4.
 
Summary
 
That was a tough game for Angels, they really had some bad luck with falling back. Necrons had some good going though and kept the Angel tanks surpressed, which stopped the 'Crons taking fire.
 
Reasons for this game was to test the dual Overlords, extra Annihilation Barge and triple units of four Wraiths. The Overlords did awesome and scored me a lot of kill points, I think between them they got 8 kill points.
 
Wraiths did well, they can tackle infantry better than Scarabs and still deal with armour. My only problem is going to be av14, which I'll just have to glance to death with gauss, not a awesome idea but it can work.
 
Additional Annihilation Barge adds some nice fire power, keeps transport vehicles supressed that little bit more.
 
Got a game with Poddy tomorrow night and he's using my Dark Eldar as he wants to get into them. I am expecting a tough game as my list has 26 dark lances and those Beastmaster packs. Expect a report on Wednesday :)