Dread mob vs Bugs

Pre-game stuff:
1500 points
Mission: Purge the Alien
Primary: VP by kill points
Secondary, slay the warlord, first blood, linebreaker
Deployment: Dawn of War

He had:
Tyranids
Hive tyrant
Old one eye
2*16 genestealers
3 zoantrophes
3 hive guard
Pyrotrope
Carnifex

I had:
Dread mob formation
– Big mek 2 mega forcefield, eavy armour, bosspole, 2 grot oilers
– Painboy w 2 grot orderlies
– Morkanaut w Kff, grot riggers
– Gorkanaut w grot riggers
– Deff dread w 4 powerklaws
– Deff dread w 4 powerklaws
– Deff dread w 2 powerklaw, 2 skorchas
– 3 killa kans w big shootas
– 3 killa kans w rokkit launchas
– 3 killa kans w grotzookas

Warlord traits:
– Orks: BS 3…BS!
– Nids: mind eater

Psychic powers:
– Hive tyrant: Dominion, Paroxym, Psychic scream
– Zoantrophes: Dominion, Paroxym, Warp blast
– Broodlord: Dominion, Horror

The game
Deployed and ready for pest control!

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Turn 1
I start. Shuffle forward and shoot at both genestealer units. Zooka kans kill 9 and pull 2 wounds off the broodlord. Dreads run forward.

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His turn. All the big bugs target the dreads and moves towards them.
Genestealers towards my left flank.
Zoantrophes move into LOS of my centre. Right flank stealers in cover.

In the psychic phase the zoanthropes lance shot one dread who loses 1 hp. The morkanaut is paroxymed to WS and BS 1..shoota kans to BS 2.
In the shooting phase hive guard takes a hp off my left dread.

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Genestealers and one eye runs.
Carnifex failed his charge.

Score is 0-0

Turn 2
I align two dreads on one eye, one on carnifex. Morkanaut in support. In the shooting I kill one zoantrophe and wound another. Zooka kans obliterated the left stealer squad. First blood and 1 vp.

In assault I succeed both of my charges, though one eye saves all 6 hammer of wrath wounds. Still the powerklaws smash him to bitz but one eye takes one dread with him. Carnifex and dready smash each other to a pulp.

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His turn. Tyrant guard moves to get a bead on zooka kans. Pyro moves forward in the center. Zoantrophes aim for the last dread.
Psychic phase – nada – haha!

Shooting. Tyrant takes a hp of the shoota kans. The guard a hp of the zooka kans.

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Standing 4-2 in my favor. Costly though losing two dreads.

Turn 3
Dread moves out of the forest and against the zoantrophes. In the shooting I gun down the last stealers and two guards. I also take a wound off the tyrant.
In the assault phase the dread charge the zoantrophes but only kill one. Insanely good save on those heads..

Tyrant cast paroxym but perils and lose 1 wound. In the shooting the guard takes a hp off a zooka kan.

Tyrant then charge the dread, rolled terribly but still manage to glance it to a wreck.

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5-3 in my favor.

Turn 5
Rokkit kans go for linebreaker, zooka kans for a bead on the guard.
Shoota kans inflict nothing on the tyrant. Gorkanaut kill the pyro. Zookas kill the tyrant giving me slay the warlord.

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His turn the guard hides behind the forest. Straight over to psychic. Perils and lose 1 wound.
In the shooting the guard misses. He then rolled a 1 and the game ended.

8-3 in my favor and I win 🙂

Post game
Another good performance of the dread mob but I didn’t meet a very tuned list. My opponent is a rookie 40k player but he’s played a lot of fantasy so I reckon he’ll get good fast 🙂

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