It’s been three weeks since I got a game in. I was starting to go through withdrawal. Last night I played against Necrons with Disciples of Twilight, my Chaos force. We were playing 2,012pts, the size of the tournament this Saturday that I unfortunately can’t make. His list was: 1 Overlord, Traveler w/Command Barge, 2 x Stalkers, 10 x Immortals, 10’ish Warriors (2) w/Ghost Arks, 2 x Heavy Destroyers, Monolith, C’tan and 4 x Cyrpteks. Think that was everything. Here’s the list I brought:. Here’s the battle report. We were playing seize ground with spearhead deployment. I got first turn and took the quarter with quick access to 3 of the 4 objectives. He deployed spread out on the dead zone boundary to reduce the effectiveness of my infiltrating Chosen, which subsequently worked. I infiltrated the chosen just inside my left quarter behind a hill. Here’s a shot of what deployment looked like. The darker ovals are area terrain, the lighter hills and the gold the objectives.
My plan was simple. Get both Plague squads to the objectives they were deployed near while Marines hold the one back where they were. The rest of my army would go on offense to keep the Necrons at bay. With night fighting my first turn was just me advancing on the objectives, Princes backing that central one and the Defiler advancing up. He swung his Heavy Destroyers to the right behind the trees, Immortals south towards that objective, Monolith forward and the Traveler tried attacking the empty Rhino but got nothing. More night fighting but I did get a few things lit up. I put 3 wounds on the C’tan and one of my Princes moved north to meet the Destroyers. One Destroyer went down to shooting. I had a squad of Lesser Daemons arrive who joined the Prince north. My other Prince assaulted the Command Barge and put the Traveler on foot. The north Prince and Lessers removed the last Destroyer. His shooting got a few wounds on my Princes and a few Chosen went down. The Traveler assaulted my Prince near the middle and I put 2 wounds on him but he stuck. My north Prince and Lessers assaulted and destroyed the Stalker there. My Defiler assaulted the C’tan (bad move!), and was exploded for its efforts before it swung. My other Prince took out the Traveler but he decided to get back up after. I had also gotten my last Lesser squad who arrived near the Chosen. My Plagues on the south center objective lost their Rhino. I also lost 2 Oblits in the south and that newly arrived Lesser Daemons. The south was folding on me quick. The C’tan assaulted the Chosen and wiped them out. The rest blurs a bit but in the north I lost the Prince and Lessers. He portals Warriors to the board center and moved the Ark w/Warriors towards the center along with the now empty Ark. The Overlord detached from the Immortals who were holding that southwest objective so he could go after my Plagues. I shot down the last Stalker, thinned down the Warriors in the center some and destroyed one of the Arks with shooting. My Greater Daemon decided to arrive on turn #5 and he destroyed the disembarked Warriors contesting the center objective. He then contests my center with his last Ark and contests the south with the Warriors who had portaled. He had thrown his Overlord at my two remaining Plague Marines in the south but by some miracle, the fact I got to swing first, I took down the Overlord. That meant instead of him getting the win we instead got a draw.
- I shouldn’t have pushed a Prince north on the Destroyers. My Lessers could have handled it and instead I should have left that Prince centrally to react as needed.
- Relying on the Defiler to get the last wound in combat on the C’tan was a terrible idea. I wanted my firepower spent elsewhere when I really should have committed to destroying the C’tan with shooting and as a last resort assault it. This was a classic case of overconfidence I’m prone to in certain circumstances.
- I need to get better at moving my Oblits. Often I’m facing armies with a lot of guns capable of instant death them so I hold them back. Generally Necrons don’t have much to fear in that regard so I should be more mobile.