Warmachine, Warhammer 40k, & Terrain Projects

Game 1: 2k Blood Angels vs. Space Marines Battle Report

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My first game of war hammer 40K! I went on down to At Ease Games in Poway. I entered the league for $10 (although not sure what being in the league means?) and was matched against Chris, who was running a mech heavy space marines list. (Thank you Chris for your patience and teaching me the basics of 40K!)

As this was my first game, I lost BADLY. I was tabled at the top of turn 5. Here are some of my lessons learned:

  • Holding 70% of my army in reserve for deep strike, even with descent of angels, was a bad idea. (I kept on failing on my reserve roles)
  • Remember to roll for ‘red thirst’
  • When deep striking, you have to do it well away from cover and the table edge… and your squad arrives in a nicely packed group that fits nicely under the large blast template (not good). Sanguinary priests are more of a must here.
  • My ‘shooty’ terminators weren’t so great against assault terminators.
  • To hit is easy to remember.
  • I’m starting to understand/remember the ‘to wound’ chart in my head but not the toughness of all the models.
  • I need to study the assault rules at length.
  • The ‘Master of the Forge’ and ‘Vulcan’ (need to look up in more detail) hurt me badly.
  • Remember to pop smoke on the predator and vindicator when appropriate.
  • I forgot to take my contempt or pattern dreadnought, even though he was in my list!

My opponents list was (from memory, missing some models and this is too elite heavy, so I have something wrong).

2000 Pts – Space Marines Roster – Total Roster Cost: 1630

HQ: Forgefather Vulkan He’stan (1#, 190 pts)

1 Forgefather Vulkan He’stan, 190 pts

HQ: Master of the Forge (1#, 110 pts)

1 Master of the Forge, 110 pts = (base cost 100) + Digital Weapons 10

Elite: Ironclad Dreadnought (1#, 135 pts)

1 Ironclad Dreadnought, 135 pts

Elite: Ironclad Dreadnought (1#, 135 pts)

1 Ironclad Dreadnought, 135 pts

Elite: Dreadnought (1#, 125 pts)

1 Dreadnought, 125 pts = (base cost 105 + Twin-Linked Autocannon 10 + Twin-Linked Autocannon 10)

Troops: Tactical Squad (6#, 125 pts)

4 Tactical Squad, 67 pts = 4 * 16 (base cost 16) + Sergeant 26

1 Sergeant, 23 pts

1 Rhino, 35 pts

Fast Attack: Land Speeder Squadron (2#, 120 pts)

2 Land Speeder Squadron, 120 pts = 2 * 50 (base cost 50) + Multi-melta x2 20

Elite: Terminator Assault Squad (6#, 450 pts)

4 Terminator Assault Squad, 160 pts = 4 * 40

1 Sergeant, 40 pts

1 Land Raider, 250 pts

Heavy Support: Vindicator (1#, 115 pts)

1 Vindicator, 115 pts

Troops: Tactical Squad (6#, 125 pts)

4 Tactical Squad, 67 pts = 4 * 16 (base cost 16) + Sergeant 26

1 Sergeant, 23 pts

1 Rhino, 35 pts

Here was my list:
2000 Pts – Blood Angels Roster
Total Roster Cost: 1995

HQ: Librarian in Terminator Armour (1#, 125 pts)

1 Librarian in Terminator Armour, 125 pts

Troops: Assault Squad (10#, 235 pts)

7 Assault Squad, 126 pts = 7 * 18

1 Assault Marine with Meltagun, 28 pts = (base cost 18 + Meltagun 10)

1 Assault Marine with Meltagun, 28 pts = (base cost 18 + Meltagun 10)

1 Sergeant, 53 pts = (base cost 28) + Power Fist x1 25

Troops: Assault Squad (10#, 240 pts)

7 Assault Squad, 126 pts = 7 * 18

1 Assault Marine with Meltagun, 28 pts = (base cost 18 + Meltagun 10)

1 Assault Marine with Meltagun, 28 pts = (base cost 18 + Meltagun 10)

1 Sergeant, 58 pts = (base cost 28 + Melta Bombs 5) + Power Fist x1 25

Troops: Assault Squad (10#, 250 pts)

9 Assault Squad, 192 pts = 9 * 18 (base cost 18) + Infernus Pistol 15 + Plasma Pistol 15

1 Sergeant, 58 pts = (base cost 28) + Plasma Pistol x1 15 + Power Weapon x1 15

Elite: Terminator Squad (6#, 290 pts)

1 Terminator Squad, 0 pts

1 Sergeant, 40 pts

4 Terminator, 180 pts = 4 * 40 (base cost 40) + Chain Fist x4 20

1 Terminator with Assault Cannon, 70 pts = (base cost 40 + Assault Cannon 30)

Fast Attack: Baal Predator (1#, 150 pts)

1 Baal Predator, 150 pts = (base cost 115 + Pintle-mounted Storm Bolter 10 + Heavy Flamer (each side) 25)

Heavy Support: Vindicator (1#, 155 pts)

1 Vindicator, 155 pts = (base cost 145) + Siege Shield 10

Elite: Furioso Dreadnought (2#, 190 pts)

1 Furioso Dreadnought, 135 pts = (base cost 125 + Heavy Flamer 10)

1 Drop Pod, 55 pts = (base cost 35) + Deathwind Missile Launcher 20

Troops: Death Company (5#, 145 pts)

1 Death Company, 0 pts

1 Death Company, 35 pts = (base cost 20 + Power Weapon 15)

1 Death Company, 50 pts = (base cost 20 + Thunder Hammer 30)

1 Death Company, 20 pts

1 Death Company, 20 pts

1 Death Company, 20 pts

Elite: Blood Angels Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought (IA) (1#, 215 pts)
1 Blood Angels Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought (IA), 215 pts = (base cost 175 + Extra Armor 15 + Kheres Assault Cannon 15 + Heavy Flamer 10)

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