Battle report. Dread mob vs Tyranids!

Played against Klas and his Tyranids today. This was my strategy..

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..just kidding – or maybe not 😉

Pre-game stuff
Mission: Tactical escalation
Primary: achieve as many tactical objectives as possible
Secondary, slay the warlord, first blood, linebreaker
Deployment: Hammer and anvil

He had:
Tyranid CAD
Hive tyrant
3*3 hive guard
Carnifex
3 warriors
4 venomtrophes
Trygon
2*13 termagants

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

+ 1 weirdboy due to campaign bonus (we play in a tile based campaign)

Warlord traits:
– Orks: bs 3 again..wtf!
– Nids: digestive denial

Psychic powers
– Orks: Frazzle, warpath
– Nids: psychic scream, warp blast

The game
Klas won the roll and elected to deploy and go first.

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But I seize 🙂

Turn 1
Simple game plan. I advance. Weirdboy cast frazzle on the termagants, hitting and wounding 7 but he has a cover save that’s buffed with the venomtrophes so he saves all.
Shoota kans and gorkanaut shoots at the gants and only fare slightly better killing 3. The rest I concentrate on the warriors, killing them and earning first blood. Dreads run and I’m done.

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Klas advance hard with his right flank and hold his left. Psychic phase nothing happens and shooting isn’t very effective. One shoota kan is wrecked and 2 hp on skorcha dread.

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Orks: 1
Nids: 0

Turn 2
I split my dreads. One aim for the left flank, the rest against the center.
Psychic nothing happens.
Shooting is largely ineffective but I wound 1 venomtrophe, 1 woun on the tyrant and killed a hive guard. I then assault the gants with my closest dread. Kill 5 and we’re locked in combat.

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The reserves comes in.

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Ouch.
Klas goes closer, damn those medium sized bugs! Tyrant aims to assault obviously. He succeed in manifesting a psychic power, getting a tactical vp in the process. He then opens up on the shoota kans wrecking one. He also wrecked scorcha dread. His reserves all misses – some luck at least.
In the combat my dread in combat with the gants killed 5 leaving 1 alive. Doh! But since the tyrant shoot at the other one he can’t assault me.

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Orks: 2
Nids: 1

Turn 3
I aim it all on mass assaults. Rokkit kans on the reserves, gorkanaut on the tyrant and the left dread on the hive guard.
Shooting, I kill 3 gants with the rokkit kans. I then assault. Dread killed the hive guard. Rokkit kans killed enough to force the gants to flee off the table.

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Center dread kill the last gant. Gorkanaut then kill the tyrant – he couldn’t hurt me though.

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Klas has a quick turn. Shooting is ineffective but the trygon assault the rokkit kans pulling them to a draw. His carnifex assault the gorkanaut and explodes the bugger…shit!

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Orks: 5
Nids: 1

Turn 4
My warlord legs it – fast! Morkanaut goes onto objective 4 for a tactical vp. One dread aims for the carnifex.
In the shooting nothing happens.
In combat the dread killed the carnifex on impact hits. Trygon vs kan is a draw again.

Klas has another quick turn. He focused on taking out the closest dread – which he did. In combat another draw.

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Orks: 8
Nids: 1

Turn 5
I’m quite fast as well now. My warlord embarked the morkanaut which moved back out of range. I then targeted the venoms killing two. One unit failed a morale test gaining me a tactical vp.
In the combat the trygon killed the last kan.

Klas goes for blood. My remaining shoota kan is immobilized and the zooka kans is left with only 1 left on one hp.

Orks: 10
Nids: 3

Klas rolls a 4 – turn 6.

Turn 6
I don’t move. I first frazzled a wound off the last venom, morkanaut then kill it. Nothing else happened besides me getting objective 4.

Klas goes for vp and scores a whooping 5 vp on his turn. Supremacy, objective 2 and behind enemy lines. Puh for being ahead!

Klas then rolls a 2 a game over. We both get linebreaker.

Orks: 12
Nids: 9

Post-game thoughts
Well his venomtrophes sure helped and having really high T on most of his units. I couldn’t really do a lot in the shooting phase. Luckily I did better in my objective scoring and combat. That and the fact that I managed to score vp each turn and Klas didn’t secured my win.

Maelstrom missions are by far the most fun!

-t

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2 thoughts on “Battle report. Dread mob vs Tyranids!

  1. Stannley says:

    Agree, we only play Maelstrom missions!

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