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Over the weekend I got in a game against someone at the LGS. He’s pretty new with Blood Angels, coming from Vanilla Marines, but constantly improving his skills with the help of one of the best players at the shop, who also plays Blood Angels. The game we played was seize ground with four objectives using spearhead deployment. I won the roll and opted to go second since it was an objective game and he was mostly deep striking anyway.
Yesterday was supposed to be the 4th week in our campaign at the LGS but we were snowed out. So, next week we’ll pick up where we left off and that’s a 2,000pt game. Since the prior week was 1,850 I decided to build off that army list with some tweaks. Like the last one, this is a bit of an experiment. The experimental aspect is the Ironclad on foot. In the past I’ve generally run two of these both in Pods along with an empty Pod to get both Ironclads down on turn #1. I’ve had mixed success with this and so I’m always trying something different. Here’s the list:
Seeing that my Marine chapter, Fate’s Angels, is my own creation, I wanted to do a counts-as Shrike instead of using the real one. I’m also not a huge fan of the actual Shrike model. So, I’ve set about working on my own and below you’ll see my efforts so far.
Last night was out third week in the campaign at the LGS. We ran an 1,850 game playing my mission King of the Hill. We had 10 players last night, five on each team, and we rolled for random opponents. As luck would have it I got to play the other team’s captain, a brutal Blood Angels player.
To bring some of you up to speed if you don’t read here regularly. Lately I’ve been playing with Shrike and have really enjoyed what he offers to my army. I’ve been toying around with different lists just to feel things out. Right now I’m not after the most super-competitive list. I’m playing, experimenting and learning. So, bear that in mind with the below list. First up, here’s the list:
This past week was a very busy week for me on the painting front. Since wrapping up Joe’s Marines I’ve just about finished painting my Assault Squad. I just have the Sarge left and he should be done this weekend.
Despite my mixed feelings on ‘ard Boyz, I’ve decided I’ll be attending this year. It’s funny how your opinions and views change over time. Things you once swore you’d never do you find yourself considering and things you thought you’d always do you gave up on. Such is life.
Small wrap-up today. Wednesday I got in a really fun team game. Next month we’ll be doing a team tournament so I’ll be working through some lists leading up to it. I’ll most likely be playing my Orks, though I may stray to the Necrons. The first time I ran my Necrons in a team tournament we did really well and it was a blast. I was partnered with a Tau player I know and we went 2-1 for the day, losing out to Kamui and a Space Wolf player in the final game. Too many angry things trying to chop us up did us in.
Let’s dive right in, shall we? So, I ran a this Shrike list I have been toying with. My first game was against . He was running a biker army with Khan in a Command Squad and a Librarian with Assault Marines. The mission was spearhead deployment with objectives placed in the unoccupied quarters. To win you needed more objectives and kill points. I got first turn and picked the quarter with a building to put my Devs in while forcing him into open terrain, though he had some walls to hide behind, which he did. I took up firing positions to be able to hit him as he came around the walls.
Last night I got to test out my Shrike list; thanks to those who’ve helped me refine it. I was hoping to get in two games since I got to the LGS earlier than usual, but Murphy’s Law was in effect and I only got in one game and started that later than I wanted.
This Saturday is the 1,850 tournament at the LGS and Wednesday will be the last chance I get to try out the list before that. With the feedback I’ve received on my previous posts and my own tweaking, here’s what I hope is the final list. The list revolves around Shrike.
It’s been months since the last Gauntlet but it’s back. However, it’s not the same as it once was. Where before the Gauntlet was my attempt to try and get people to try out different things in a game to evolve and learn – including myself, it’s now going to just be my personal goals and ambitions, whatever they may be. It won’t be a hobby workbench thing though, strictly gaming related.
The LGS is holding a 500pt tournament starting this coming Wednesday. Each game will be one hour and the following criteria is in place for the force org: HQ 1, Elites 0-1, Troops 1, Fast Attack 0-1, Heavy Support 0-1. You can have one slot be two choices except for HQ. This is pretty standard for us when we do small games like this and I enjoy how it works out.
With some great feedback on my previous Shrike list post, I played an 1,850 game last night. We have a tournament coming up in a few weeks and this is my intended list. The only changes from the previously modified list is putting two flamers in the Assault Squad, which freed up 5pts (dropped the plasma pistol), that I spend on a combat shield for that Sarge. Here it is:
After taking two losses last week with my first version of a Shrike list, I’ve made a few small changes. I feel the list itself was pretty solid, nothing is ever perfect though, and with some practice things will smooth out. So, here’s an 1,850 list that I’m hoping to get to try out this Wednesday.