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PostSubject: 1850 Escalation Match, Necrons vs. Taudar   Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:45 am

Got in a game with the new Escalation rules in prep for the tournament on the 18th. (do plan to attend if I get the day off approved) I piloted my Taudar vs. his necrons w/Transcendant C'tan.

I really wanted to play the C'tan myself but we didn't feel like playing a cival war game so I took my Taudar out for a stroll. I really don't think it's all that good for escalation (as there is no LoW but it should at last be playable).

He took the c'tan with slide/D-template/something shooty, a near barebones lord, some scarabs (leeched the idea from JY2), max ABs, x3 scythes w/x5 warriors, x2 triple holofield generators.

I took, Buffmander, Jetseer, x4 kroot, x2 bikes, x1 Tau Support Cadre, x6 Pathfinders, x1 extra riptide, ADL w/icarus, x5 Dreapers/x/fast shot/missiles.

we played BAO double objectives (primary = 4pts, secondary = 3pts, Teritaries = 1pts each.
hammer and anvil, crusade (5), emporer's will. it was night fight and he had first turn.

T1) he deployed centrally with C'tan and the 3 barges tucked between both sets of void shield generators. (he would have coverage all game this way on the barges). everything moved up and took some pot shots if they could. killed 1 pathfinder but nothing else happened due to H&Anvil.

MT1) i struck back at his void sheilds. knocking down 3 from one and 2 from another.

T2) C'tan goes ape shit on pathfinders killing all but 1 then they failed LD and booked off. Oh yeah, all his flyers came on and i rolled a big ol'1 on my intercept shot. The three of them and one of the barges take down one unit of broadsides on the same flank as my pathfinders. other shooting kills a lone dark reaper but not much else goes no. No shields regen.

MT2) I manage to kill a flyer and a barge this turn. I also put x2 wounds on his C'tan. (though we forgot FnP...)i fail to take down the other shield as everything advanced out of it's bubble. I also had the luck of getting in x3 kroot squads and a Jetbike squad despite scryer's gaze!!! The kroot took 3 objectives in x3 different corners of the board. There being there so soon was hella unfortunate.

T3) Warriors walk on EW's objective in his deployment zone and promtly mow down 7 kroot due to crafty positioning. (either way they were going to not have cover from something). his two flyers move to assail my DReapers and mow them down to nothing with help from a barge and some lucky tesla bounces. My kroot there take some dakka from the other barge but I stick it out w/out losing a guy due to my ADL/GtG combo. His C'tan melts my last remaining Broadside squad and farseer. (that D-template is huge!) It also melts 3 kroot who break and run off the damn board.

MT3) last jetbike squad comes on and heads to where my last one was hiding. Buffmander joins a riptide and mans the icarus. The kroot manage to hide off board another turn. The 3-man kroot squad held the LD test and staggered into some ruins near his EW objective. Doing all I can to make him use more than 5 warriors to kill them. Jetbikes boost to better positions out of LOS and ready for the late game grabs. the riptides and commander down another barge and make a scythe jink 2-3 hits.

T4) Lone barge heads back to help the warriors kill my kroot but can't do the job vs. 3++ GtG cover saves. The warriors move up and FF one more kroot down (no cover save) but those 2 hold again! C'tan abandons my right flank (now devoid of lives but there is an objective over there...) He manages to template my commander, fail my LOS and dies to the D. His flyers fly off in hopes to go back and take his rear objectives and kill off my jetbikes cruising around unmolested.

MT4) riptides fail to do anything to the C'tan bearing down on them very soon. One pens the last barge but it jinks it away or it hits the shield, i don't remember. kroot kill a single necron for their trouble. bikes boost around for optimal saves and positioning for T5.

T5) I get hosed pretty hard. His flyers come in and with the help of his last barge (/wink) takes out all my jetbikes. He holds his EW and almost x2 objectives deep in his deployment zone. His warriors fail to kill either of my x2 kroot contesting one of those x2 objectives. His c'tan likely wouldn't make a charge onto my EW objective but it's not being scored on atm. The kroot could and eventually do congo line to it but he has to pick a spot as my last kroot squad came on last turn and ran onto the objective to my right (where the C'tan just left after facerolling my army over there). He ends up hitting the kroot with the template but only kills 4 out of 9! rolled alot of 1's. They hold on their break test too!

MT5) If it ends, I win. I contest one of his objectives and am able to congo line to my EW so secondary is a draw. I hold x2 primary objectives giving me 4 pts. and I have Line Breaker to push me to 5. It does end on a die roll of '2' and he racks up First Blood, Warlord, and Linebreaker himself but that's it. 5-3 victory for Taudar!!!! Not sure if I would have had another point for doing a couple wounds to a Gargantuan Creature but going back and rerolling without forgetting FnP and I wouldn't have caused any so we left it as is.

Aftergame thoughts...
Him: C'tan is tough and has deceptive range. Bubbles of Void Shields were a nice trick but not really needed. LD tests were pretty OP.
Me: thank god the game ended. i would likely have been tabled or pretty close to it in the very next turn. even with hammer and anvil deployment, i only had so much time to drop the C'tan before it was on me. didn't realy have an answere for it so I played a "keep away" approach to him. making him run to all 4 corners to rout me.

Was actually a fun game. Was intense watching him place that D-template! That dude has a sick threat range for a walking model. Dark Reapers did next to nothing this game. they rolled more 1's than anthing else combined.
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PostSubject: Re: 1850 Escalation Match, Necrons vs. Taudar   Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:37 am

Sounds like a great game, especially when the win is by the 'skin of your teeth'.

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PostSubject: Re: 1850 Escalation Match, Necrons vs. Taudar   Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:31 am

Can you post stats for the C'tan.

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PostSubject: Re: 1850 Escalation Match, Necrons vs. Taudar   Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:44 pm

w=6
b=6
s=9
t=9
w=6
i=5
a=8
ld=10
ar=3+/4++

all for april 20th. D template attack will cost you $1.20 each. slide is also $1.20. the big shooty attack goes for 200pts! crazy for about 24 krak missiles.


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PostSubject: Re: 1850 Escalation Match, Necrons vs. Taudar   Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:11 pm

You forgot attacks...

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PostSubject: Re: 1850 Escalation Match, Necrons vs. Taudar   Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1850 Escalation Match, Necrons vs. Taudar   Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:47 pm

Sounds pretty fricken bad ass! If I'm reading that right, for a 'pretty penny'!

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PostSubject: Re: 1850 Escalation Match, Necrons vs. Taudar   Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:54 pm

i really don't see him being used for under 720pts but yeah, he's pretty nasty for the points.
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