My footslogging experiment got another go at the mechanised eldar. This time we got the Hill Point victory condition so we were set to actually get a decisive outcome (for once) with a Dawn of War deployment.
It was a fun game, but turned brutal for the eldar very quickly. They made the mistake Turn 1 of leaving the jetbiking seer council within 12″ of a squad khorne-marked marines. Granted, it was a weakened squad and the council was fortuned, but it was quickly locked in combat. After that it was a turn 2 pile-in with the 2nd khorne squad and the daemon prince and suddenly the Eldar no longer had Fortune or Doom to help them.
At that piont, I basically had a killer advantage and it only got bigger as I started downing skimmers with oblits and havocs, leaving the squads inside to slug it out with advancing marines.
the game ended at 10 to 3, my favor. However, had the council remembered it’s 6″ assault phase move and backed out of a Turn 1 charge, then it would have been a much more burtal bloodbath of a game. I think I’d still have managed a win with reasonable certainty by virtue of tank-popping firepower being able to net a lot of kill points before it could be reliably taken out. That’s just one of the weaknesses of a mech list. Especially when you skip on Holo Fields because the normal opponent is lootah-loaded orks that go “Holo field? whatever, I still hit you like 12 times”
KP missions play to the strengths of a footslogging list with big units. So I’m not overly surprised I won since my opponent basically had a handicap to start by sheer opportunities given to me.
In other news, I picked up my first box of Assault on Black Reach today. And I figured out what I can use the termies for! Chop them up and use pieces to make cyborks, for starters. Termie armored limbs are about the size of a normal nob limb. Power Fists make good looted power klaws since the AoBR nobz don’t have any in the models. And I can convert the 4 extras into Flash Gits using the storm bolters and other bits. Maybe make 1 into a painboy instead.
Picked up a box of grots, too. I shall have fun using this first box for conversion fodder 😀