Scythe wing vs Blood angels 1750 points
On the weekend i took my newly painted scythewing out vs the red marines.
Olord, mss, ws, 2+/3++, barge
cryp, lance, def grenades
4x5 warriors, night scythe
3 doom scythe
some super lord
some 2+ armour jump pack units with melta guns and a priest in each for FNP
5 termies with hammers and claws
i went first and DS everything. no scatters so all was good. He DS everything and 4 melta guns miss.
- the death ray cleaned up squad after squad. if i thought i would do less hits than the unit numbers i would fire the tesla destructor.
- he was able to assault and kill 2 night scythes and the stormlords unit. he passed 2 MSS tests with his lord. the Olord was dragged down in 2 combat phases.
- i thought a transport was standing by to save the stormlords unit but realised it was a gunship...no taxi for you!
- Olord did a sweep and rolling a 6 to hit picked out the priest from a unit to remove FNP.
- the game ended at turn 5 but 1 more turn would have won me the game as he had no ranged AT left and i had 3 dooms left.
- in the end he had very bad luck with his melas. one that did hit rolled a double 1 to pen...
capture 2 objectives
- i went second.
- i didnt DS my units but moved on from the table edge. he was in cover this time having learnt the power of the death ray. whilst in cover the DR didnt do much.
- Olord did a sweep attack and nailed a priest with a 6 to hit. he also survived 3 melta shots int he rear! flat out and misses saved the day. next turn he did another sweep attack and killed the other priest. was very lucky.
- 3 death rays just ate whole units even in cover.
- he conceded at turn 3 as he knew i could just stay out of range and just keep frying his army. he had a solid CC army with some melta but it just wasnt enough to take on the scythes.
what i found:
- 12in plus 3d6 is a long distance but could also be a roll of 8inches.
- a tesla destructor on a scythe is more effective than on a barge. move out of range and kapow!
- massed Tesla destructors will remove units eventually.
- i need to paint the top of the transports a different colour for easy recognition without needing to check the undersides.
very happy with the list and how it performed...with a bit of luck...