My opponent really really wanted the psykers dead, and sort of focused on low priority targets while I was killing all his troops. We were playing the scouring (the multi-objective one, whatever it's called).
Honestly, I feel sort
of lame using 2 heldrakes. Marines just have a 1/6 (x10) chance of their entire squad not getting obliterated. Also, 2 vector strikes
. Such is war, it isn't a fair endeavor. That's how I justify being cheesy, anyway
. I will say that it's an escalation league, and I'm tired of losing the majority of my games with the assault-heavy army I was using before.
Anyway, I got lucky and shot down his Stormraven. First I got a pen resulting in locked velocity while zooming, with the interceptor quad-gun shots. Then on my turn, I blew it out of the sky with a forgefiend. All 10 marines died in the crash, and the dreadnought lost a HP.
The damn maulerfiend died during turn 1. And this is after being buffed with the grimoire to a 3+ invuln... Venerable dread dropped in a pod, stepped out with his multimelta, and shoved it up the fiend's butthole. He rolled a 6 on the pen table, I rolled a 1 to save. Damn. Oh well, there was very little ground armor to speak of. He wasn't missed.
The plaguebearers and herald survived for almost the entire game, absorbing many many bullets and power fists from a squad of terminators. I like 'em.
Lord on Bike with AoBF raped some Terminators. He won a challenge and, for the first time, got turned into a Daemon Prince off the boon table! Too bad that ended up being a serious debuff. He died to power fists after rolling like shit but for attacks and saves.
Kharn didn't get to do anything, other than look menacing.
I remembered to roll on the Warp Storm table, this game. Yet I forgot about VotLW. There's always something I forget. Oh well, this time it wouldn't have changed the outcome.
I am happy to win, but also saddened because I had to resort to shooting, instead of the bloodthirsty, rage-filled assaults that I so favor. To modify ol' Vin's quote above, "A skull's a skull. Even with a bullethole in it."