It's not often that I manage to get a big doubles game in during a day. Usually theres not enough interest, and when there is, I have to leave early and return to the real world. But when I do get a big game in, they are generally fun.
Before I recall the game, I will say this: I hate Dreadknights. It might be down to me not having much to take them down, or some bad luck, but one can't help be annoyed by the 30" super objective-blocker move. I admit it is a fair tactic, but a massive pain. Perhaps more plasma guns are needed....
Anyway, the game. It's hard to remember what happened in each turn, so it'll be segmented into start, middle and final moves, for general convienience and to present some form of chonology.
I will note that a contemptor dreadnought with heavy bolter and mark of tzeentch is really good. the AP3 comes in handy, as well as the rerolls in combat. It probably did more than its conversion beaming brother. I may use a butcher cannon next time.
|Before an artillery|
|...and the aftermath|
Things were still looking OK from our side, until the Dreadknights showed up. One on each side, the worst that could happen.
We lost a number of our tanks at this stage, including my Deimos predator and a number of artillery pieces. My lord even failed to down one, rolling a 1 with his daemon weapon. Doesn't help that my mate shouted: "roll a 1!".
This is where it went a little pear shaped for our side. With both Dreadknights still alive (but one tied up in combat) there was little we could do. Most of our big guns were destroyed or otherwise occupied. My push into their lines was thwarted by a Crusader full of terminators and a Grand Master. We couldn't prevent a very nasty teleport, denying us an objective, and turning a safe draw into a defeat. A fun game overall, and highlighted a number of changes I may need to make.
Firstly, it is evident we didn't have enough anti monster. Yes, earthshakers and cannons are nice, but with the Dreadknight's 2+ save, it prevented any damage. Perhaps it is time for me to invest in more plasma guns, power fists and lascannons.