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2 Games with Raven Guard

 Post subject: 2 Games with Raven Guard
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:14 am 
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apologies for the lack of pics, photobucket kept screwing up my upload and I just washed my hands of it.... >:(

Game 1 - vs Biel-Tan

I took:

Assault - chaplain - 225
Assault - 175
Thunderhawk - 200
Devastators - Supreme commander, hunter, razorback, rhinos - 450
Devastators - drop pods - 250
Assault Vanguard Veterans - chaplain - 300
Storm Eagle - 150
Storm Eagle - 150
Strike Cruiser - 200
Warhound - 275
Warhound - 275
Thunderbolts - 175
Thunderbolts - 175

Mike took something like this:

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Guardians (3 wraithguard, 3 wraithlords, 3 support weapons)
Aspects (2FD, 6 DA, exarch, autarch)
Aspects (2FD, 6DA, 2 exarch)
Rangers
Rangers
Falcons
Falcons
Void Spinner
Void Spinner
Vampire
Vampire

This was quite a cagey game and crucially my drop podding devs failed to break either falcon formation, I did manage to suppress the firestorms long enough to get some air assaults off, the vanguard assault guys blatted some aspect warriors and the assault marines took out some rangers later on, I managed to keep all 3 transport aircraft alive for the entire game which meant that after turn 3, I was able to contest objectives largely at will and take it to a draw, on the countback it was quite likely the marines came out ahead, but we didn't have time to work it out properly

from this game, nothing seemed particularly overpowered, although the ability to spam activations is quite potent with ATSKNF and 1+ initiative across the board, 30cm range on the storm eagle barrage seemed quite a bit too good, overall they seemed a bit more shooty than they should be, given they are only 150 pts, all in all though, a good list

Game 2 - vs Ulthwe

I took

Vanguard Veterans
Vanguard Veterans
Tacticals (razorback, hunter)
Devastators (pods)
Scouts
Scouts
Terminators (Chaplain)
Land Speeders
Storm Eagle
Storm Eagle
Thunderhawk
Strike Cruiser
Thunderbolts
Thunderbolts

dptdexys took:

Black Guardians (wraithguard and seer council)
Mech Guardians
Mech Guardians
Rangers
War Walkers
Falcons
Falcons
Falcons
Aspects (6 HB, exarch)
Vampire
Nightwings

This game was a bit of a crapshoot for dptdexys, with 3 sets of falcons and nightwings, my air assault list was facing a struggle from the get go, my barrage did land on his BTS guardians, but then he got his nightwings on CAP and shot down both storm eagles on consecutive turns, then my terminators failed to take his damaged BTS down thanks to some sub par rolling with the MW hits leaving a single wraithguard alive, thanks to Dave taking down two sets of vanguard vets I lost 4-0

Same thoughts as the game above, nothing individually overpowered, just the ability to spam activations doesn't sit right with me, I'd probably also prefer to see the storm talons in the list for a slightly more expensive (if more reliable) air activation, especially as this is a newer list, are there any fluff reasons the RG still use tbolts over storm talons?

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 Post subject: Re: 2 Games with Raven Guard
PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 5:49 pm 
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For a theme aspect, Storm Talons are a better choice. They're not a tbolt by another name so they do have some slight difference in play.

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 Post subject: Re: 2 Games with Raven Guard
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:47 pm 
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Isn't it illegal to take drop pods without space craft? AFAIR that's a rule of thumb for Astartes forces.

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 Post subject: Re: 2 Games with Raven Guard
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:56 pm 
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freefall wrote:
Isn't it illegal to take drop pods without space craft? AFAIR that's a rule of thumb for Astartes forces.


It is illegal to take drop pods without a space craft in all Marine lists, luckily Kyuss took a strike cruiser in both of the above lists.


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 Post subject: Re: 2 Games with Raven Guard
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Yeah self planetfall pods would see me give someone the business end of my boot ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 2 Games with Raven Guard
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dptdexys wrote:
freefall wrote:
Isn't it illegal to take drop pods without space craft? AFAIR that's a rule of thumb for Astartes forces.


It is illegal to take drop pods without a space craft in all Marine lists, luckily Kyuss took a strike cruiser in both of the above lists.


Yeah, sorry, I've missed it.

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