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EPIC: 4k Titan Legions vs. 1000 Sons

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Hi guys,

Back to EPIC for the first time in absolutely ages, I hope you all enjoyed the digression in Fantasy. I have a 4k game versus my friend Ben arranged for this afternoon and have decided to dust off my Titan Legion and take them out for a spin.

Given that the points were 4k, I had thought about trying out my Imperator for the first time, but with this being our first game of EPIC in a good while, I decided to try something a little different. As I know Ben tends towards fewer activations in his armies, I thought I would give a list without any Warhounds a try. Helping this along is my love for the style of the old Reaver chassis!

Both Reaver models are so much sexier than the Beetleback...

Both Reaver models are so much sexier than the Beetleback…

So, the list:

Reaver – Legate, Quake x 2, Carapace Landing Pad, Legate
Reaver – Laser Blaster x 2, Volcano Cannon
Reaver – Plasma Destructor x 2, Support Missile
Reaver – Vet Princeps, Power Saw, Plasma Cannon, Laser Burner
Reaver – Vet Princeps, TCCW, Plasma Cannon, Laser Burner
Recon
TBolts
Tbolts
4000

So that is eight activations which isn’t too bad considering the price of the Reavers, as well as a couple of air formations for defensive AA. The highlight has to be fitting five Reavers in, with some really quite mean weapon loadouts.

Woah, Technicolour!

Woah, Technicolour!

The Reavers neatly divide into three groups – Legate SC with long range artillery for blitzguarding, two shooty Reavers packing a good mix of MW, TK and AT firepower for the middle of the board, and two Reavers geared for close assault with a mix of CC, FF, and a little extra ranged MW.

I haven’t chosen which missile my support missile will be yet, possibly a Deathstrike if Ben brings a Titan, or a Barrage Missile to lay down loads of blastmarkers on some infantry if not.

I will let you all know how it goes, and should get some pictures of the game to go with it.

Have a good weekend!

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BFG Rogue Trader Update

Some of you might have noticed me mention to Andy from Miniature Miscellany, in the comments on the last post, that I bought another bundle of Spacefleet miniatures from eBay just after posting up my completed Rogue Trader fleet.

eBay loot

eBay loot

It is true that my Rogue Trader fleet is now no longer complete as I need to paint some ships to bring it up to its new points level, but I got the ships for a good price. The three on the bottom right (SF Emperor, Tyrant and Dominator) are going to from a small 1,000pt Inquisition Fleet – a Black Ship and 2 Inquisitorial Cruisers. The others (clockwise from bottom left: Gothic, Ironclad, Galaxy Troop Ship, Annihilator, Tunderbolt and unknown possibly non-GW model) are all going into the Rogue Trader fleet and raising it to a full 3,000pts. They will be used as: Gothic – RT Cruiser with Targetting Matrix, Ironclad – RT Murder with Targetting Matrix, Galaxy – Galaxy Class Troop transport (Warprift 31/32 has cross-over rules), Annihilator – Dauntless w/Lances, Thunderbolt – Dauntless w/Torpedoes, and the unknown ship is going to fill in as a super-heavy transport with advanced sensors.

 

I am away from the UK from the end of this week so blogging may slow down for a week or so but normal service should be maintained through the christmas holidays.

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6k Steel Legion v 6k Eldar – Army Lists

6k Steel Legion vs. Eldar

I recently returned from the home to Lancaster for the start of the university term  – and what better way to celebrate than getting in a game of epic? My two friends (Andy from Miniature Miscellany and Ben from Forgot My Tea) teamed up their eldar to face up against my (almost fully painted!) guard. I was using the Steel Legion list in this game, mostly because I could be bothered to set up all the trenchlines necessary, which are ultimately pointless against Eldar anyway, to play Siegemasters.

This post will have the opposing lists, and then once I get up to uni I will put together a fully featured, activation-by-activation battle report – not like my usual disjointed pictures and vague rememberances.

 

Steel Legion:

Reg HQ w/ Demolisher Platoon

Tank Company w/ Hydra

SHT Coy – 3 Baneblades

SHT Coy – 3 Stormhammers

Rough Riders x 2

Storm Troopers in Valkyries

2 x Basilisk Batteries

2 x Manticore Batteries

Deathstrikes

3 x 1 Shadowsword

Infantry company w/ Griffons

Tbolts x 2

Marauder Bombers

 

Ben’s Eldar:

Aspects in Wave Serpents, Exarch and Autarch

Guardians in Wave Serpents

Guardians w/ Wraithguard, Support Weapons

Revenant Titans

Void Spinner

Scorpion

2 x 3 Nightwings

Rangers x 4

Night Spinners

Avatar

 

Andy’s Eldar:

Phantom Titan

2 x Falcons

2 x Guardians w/ Wraithguard (1 w/ Heavy Weapons)

Aspects in Wave Serpents

2 x Jetbikes

Rangers x 4

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4k Ben’s Thousand Sons vs. My Eldar

4k Thousand Sons vs. Eldar

As some of you may be aware, I am away from my models over the summer holidays. Fear not though, thanks to me saving a game I played a while ago, I can still bring you blistering EPIC action!

A while back Ben and I arranged a 4k game – his 1000 sons versus my eldar. Given that it was 4k, I thought I would push the boat out and take a Warlock titan. I tend to find a Warlock, while definitely a monster, a little bit too pricy for 3k. With the Warlock selected, the rest of the list pretty much took care of itself. I ended up taking:

Warlock

3 x Guardian formations (2 w/ Wraithguard, 1 x Heavy Weapons)

1 x Shining Spears w/ Exarch and Autarch

2 x Void Spinners, 1 x Storm Serpent

2 x Falcons

2 x min-sized Rangers

1 x Jetbikes

1 x Nightwings

Ben had decided to play his new Thousand Sons army, trying out the Neophyte formations and Land Raiders. He ended up taking:

1 x Scarab Occult w/ LRaiders, DPact, IBearer, Magister Templi

4 x Rubric Fellowship (3 w/ Rhinos, 4 DPacts, 3 IBearers)

2 x Neophyte formations

1 x War Coven

2 x Doomwings

2 x Oracle Titans

Some Lesser Daemons

The game started with me trying to target the left hand flank – Voidspinner-ing some Neophytes, before finishing them off with a guardian assault out of the Storm Serpent. Ben responded by making the most of his Oracle titans, advancing them to start the process of killing my guardians. He moved some 1000 Sons on foot over toward the building the guardians had just occupied, eventually driving them out after a couple of engagements (Damn, I hate fearless armies!). Over on the right hand flank I was a bit unsure of my actions – Ben had advanced quite alot of formations including the Scarab Occult in Land Raiders over that way, and all I had was the Warlock and some Rangers. Still, scout screening until I got a chance, I launched the Warlock at the Occult – coming away damaged but victorious! Parts of the Occult managed to escape (Fearless!), and hid to deny me BTS and his supreme commander. The Warlock supported another engagement initiated by the Rangers in the middle of the board, destroying the second Neophyte formation, but being reduced to only 1 DC.  The next turn, Ben cornered the Warlock, locking it between one of his Oracle titans and a flamer buffed Rubric formation, destroying the titan. The rest of the game was mop up really, with the big formations having been wiped out – I was desperately trying to kill his Magister Templi to get BTS – but his armour saves were impressive!

The game ended a draw (I think, correct me if I am wrong please, Ben)!

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Better hope those Wraithguard make thier saves!

Voidspinner lurks in the backfield

1000 Sons seize the high ground

Guardians advance out of the Storm Serpent into cover on the left flank

Face off! – The Warlock titan faces off against the Land Raiders and Scarab Occult

1000 Sons come knocking to evict the Guardian formation

Ben’s 1000 Sons – I don’t think I would have the patience for all that gold trim!

Limping Warlock get caught and dies 😦

Falcons shooting down Doomwings

Hiding in 4+ cover next to my Blitz – I am not sure if these guys fired a shot all game

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Clash of Titans!

I had my game using the Titan Legion list versus Ben playing a strange Eldar Titan Clan list – not the one on Taccomms but another from way back in the mists of time on Warseer of all places!

Ben’s 2 Phantoms & my 2 Revenants

Ben had taken a Warlock with a Psychic Lance and Powerfist, two Phantom Titans with a Powerfist and Titan Pulsar each, 4 Revenants and a formation of Warwalkers. I had taken the list in the blog post below with no changes and found it performed pretty well. I focused my firepower on one of the Phantom titans and the Warlock titan in the first turn, hoping to damage them and reduce the threat they posed. At the start of the second turn Ben assaulted my CC Reaver with the damaged Warlock – the Reaver lost 5 DC but killed the Warlock in return. I really like the Laser Blaster on the titan as it gave it something to do while moving into position for the assault.

CC Reaver

Overall I found focusing firepower on one titan at a time really paid off, especially once their holo-fields went down. I think this is where Ben made a mistake – leaving a couple of my titans still alive to fire in the next turn rather than killing them and removing the threat. The game ended in turn 3 with They Shall Not Pass and Break Their Spirit to me. The game was amazingly fast because of the low activation count and every was over in about 2 hours.

Sorry for the lack of pics and slight lateness, I kind of forgot to take pics half way through the game and am currently busy visiting my boyfriend down in London.

Have a good week!

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4k Net EA Legio Gryphonicus

 

I am going up against Ben again this weekend in the Titan showdown of the year! He has been investigating the Eldar Titan Clan list (http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=21569) and seems raring to try it out, so we have decided to go the whole hog and match it up against the Legio Gryphonicus Titan Legion list.

I have tried out the Titan Legion list before (see the game report further down the blog), and thoroughly enjoyed the different style of play it needs, however I have a little more trepidation putting them up against eldar titans and thier holofields!

Thinking through tactics I decided to kit my titans out for weight of attacks in both range and close combat, stocking up on lots of Turbolaser Destructors with their 4 x AT3+ and plasma goodness! In the end I am going to go with this list (stop reading now, Ben!):

WARLORD TITAN [975] 2 Turbolaser Destructor, 2 Plasma Destructor, Legate

Hopefully the Warlord can hang back a little more than it did in the last game, and therefore last a little longer!  Lots of good firepower (8 x MW2+ Slow Firing and 8 x AT3+) in the 60-75cm range should force the Eldar to move to come in range, thereby hopefully reducing their ability to use Pulse.

REAVER TITAN [725] 2 Plasma Cannon, Carapace Multi-Lasers, Volcano Cannon

More weight of fire from this Reaver, all of which will pose a real danger to the poorly armoured Eldar titans. Plus I wanted to try something a little different from the 2 x Quake Cannon and Carapace Landing Pad Reaver.

REAVER TITAN [700] Chain Fist, Laser Burner, Laser Blaster, Carapace Multi-Lasers

A more close combat orientated Reaver rounds out the bigger titans. The Laser Burner gives it lots of attacks in FF and CC, which are added to by the Chain Fist’s attacks. The Laser Blaster allows it to contribute even if the Eldar titans prove too elusive for combat.
WARHOUND TITAN [300] Inferno Gun, Turbolaser Destructor
WARHOUND TITAN [300] Inferno Gun, Turbolaser Destructor
WARHOUND TITAN [300] Plasma Blastgun, Turbolaser Destructor
WARHOUND TITAN [300] Plasma Blastgun, Turbolaser Destructor

These are the Warhounds I have, equipped with the weapons I have. I like the PBG & TLD warhounds, but if I was able to I would probably switch out the Inferno Guns for something else, although they may be useful to flush out any supporting infantry.
RECON PLATOON [100] 4 Sentinels
THUNDERBOLT FIGHTERS [150] 2 Thunderbolts
THUNDERBOLT FIGHTERS [150] 2 Thunderbolts

Nice support formations giving me cheap activations and a scout screen.
Wish me luck guys!

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4k Ben’s Eldar vs. NetEA Titan Legion

Hi guys,

I ended up playing a second game of EPIC over the weekend, against my friend Ben from Forgot My Tea (see for EPIC Thousand Sons, EPIC Eldar and a WHFB Wood Elf army). We tend to play slightly larger games agaisnt each other when we play at the weekends and this one was no exception. I had told been before the game I was going to be trying out the Titan Legion but luckily for me he had not really tailored against them.

I took:

Warlord Titan w/ 2 Turbo Laser Destructors, 2 Plasma Destructor, Veteran Princeps

Reaver Titan w/ 2 Laser Burners, Titan Close Combat Weapon, Veteran Princeps

Reaver Titan w/ 2 Quake Cannons, Carapace Landing Pad, Carapace Multilasers, Legate

2 x Warhounds w/ Plasma Blast-Gun and Turbolaser Destructor

2 x Warhounds w/ Inferno Gun and Turbolaser Destructor

2 x Thunderbolts

Recon Platoon

 

The game went quite well for me, the Quake Cannon Reaver being especially snazzy! The close combat Reaver (18 CC3+ and 3 TKD3 3+) did not actually manage to get into close combat once but still minced lots of eldar in firefight. The turbolaser destructors on the Warhounds are amazing – with a 60cm range plus the warhounds speed they were sniping off Eldar SHT’s right in the backfield from turn 1. The big Warlord at almost 1000 points, shot once before being ravaged by the eldar in Turn 2.

Combined Engage on my Warlord

Having been sustained on by the Revenant Titans and reduced to only 4 DC (MW2+ Pulse is nasty!), I was less confident of my Warlord being able to control the three clustered objectives on the right hand side of the board. Ben then used his retain to move a formation of Aspect warriors up into firefight range, before triple retaining with a Wraith-ed up Guardian Host. I had left the warhound on the left of the below pic just out of support range, while one of his revenants was able to support.

Certainly pretty cinematic

It actually didn’t go too badly for the big-boy – he only lost 3DC to the engage, while stomping lots of puny eldar in return. However the dice off went against him, and clinging to life with 1DC, he had to withdraw back towards my board edge. Later, a flight of Nightwings swooped in and finished him off.

Close Combat Reaver

The picture above is of my only partially painted close-combat Reaver Titan. I have magnetised most of the titan weapons I have (hence why this one is sporting a melta-cannon rather than the Laser Burner it should be) but am on the look out to buy some more. The two Laser Burners on this Reaver make it a real beast in close combat against regular troops, allowing it to throw out 18 attacks only needing a 3+. To give it a little bit of duality and to help against any tough opposing war engines, the TCCW is great.

Quake Cannon Reaver and 2 Warhounds

The Quake Cannon Reaver, picture above, seems to be one of the internets favourites picks. Having a 6BP Macro-weapon Indirect barrage on a Reaver Titan Platform is very nasty indeed! In the game against Ben, it convincingly trashed a mounted Guardian Host in the first activation of the first turn. However the thing is expensive weighing in at 825pts once all the upgrades are bought. Worth it though!

I really enjoyed playing the Titan Legion list – a great combination of effective fire-power, resiliance from the big titans and speed from the warhounds. It is definitely something I would try again – in fact I have even been looking up titan legion colour schemes…

 

 

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3k Saim Hann vs. Slaanesh Black Legion

Andy and I had another game this afternoon – 3k of his Saim Hann versus 3k of my Slaanesh aligned Chaos Space Marines. Andy ended winning in turn 4 with 2 objectives to my one. I promise, I don’t usually lose this much!

Andy trying out some Aspects on foot this game

I had taken a drop list with  3 Retinues (2 Drop, 1 with a DPrince in Rhinos), 2 Forlorn Hopes, 1 Terminator formation of 4 stands, 2 Bike Companies, 2 Feral Titans and a Despoiler Battleship. I think it worked pretty well, although the Ferals did not last long against Andy’s Phantom Titan and its Pulsars and I think my drop came one turn too late to swing the game back in my favour.

Aspects in Wave Serpents and Jetbikes hanging around my Blitz

Andy had taken a very similar list to the last time – although everything is painted now – but had added some more infantry formations. He had also taken an Aspect Warrior formation on foot which under-performed, but his Wave Serpent mounted Aspects had a good game. He had taken a combination of his newly painted Howling Banshees and Fire Dragons.

Phantom Titan

Once Andy’s Phantom had blown one of me Ferals into chunks, I managed to get off an engage on it with my Terminator formations with my Supreme Commander Retinue in support. It went well, with me causing 4 points of damage for 2 losses, but due to the dice Andy won the engagement and his titan remained unbroken. It went on to blow the other Feral into pieces and break my SC formation!

Drop-podding onto Andy’s Blitz

My drop came in on Turn 3, with the Orbital Bombardment just clipping one stand of Rangers and the Pin-points finishing off the Phantom and breaking Andy’s Avatar. Unfortunately by that point Andy had managed to waste enough of my on-board formations that the two retinues could not really pull it back for me.

The game ended with Andy claiming Take and Hold and Break Their Spirit to me only being able to claim Break Their Spirit for killing the Phantom.

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We also played a mini game of Battlefleet Gothic, to introduce Andy to the game. He took control of a few chaos cruisers of mine and I played with my new Ork fleet. Andy absolutely trashed me – not helped by me failing to ram his ships twice!

Pics here!

Escort on Escort

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3k Steel Legion vs. Saim Hann Eldar

As I mentioned in the last blog post, I played a game of EPIC against Andy from Miniature Miscellany on Friday. Andy has a truly beautiful Saim Hann themed army, full of jetbikes and falcons, all painted in a deep red scheme. Please go check them out, especially his Phantom Titan!

Pretty Eldar

The list I took is in the previous post while Andy’s list roughly contained a Phantom Titan, Aspect Warriors in Wave Serpents, 2 Guardian formations with Heavy / Support Weapons, 3 Falcon formations and 3 Windrider Hosts. There may be a few thing wrong with my memory, but I am sure that list is roughly right.

Falcons glide through an abandoned Ork Village

The board was relatively sparsely terrained, with a handful of largish Ork buildings scattered around. Normally my board is absolutely packed with urban terrain, so it was nice to play on an emptier board for a change. Once the game started I struggled to use my Baneblade company effectively, using them at too long a range to bring all of thier guns to bear while Andy skilfully avoided most of the fire my formations threw out.

Regimental Command faces off against the approaching Eldar

After garrisoning a few of the buildings with my Regimental Command and the Infantry Company with Griffons, a short range series of engagements / fire fights broke out with the Guardian and Windrider hosts streaming from the webway gate.

Shadowswords vs. Aspect Host….
It could only go one way!

I think the turning point of the game was definitely when Andy managed to get an un-blastmarkered Aspect Host into assualt with my BTS, the Shadowsword Company. They Shadowswords had done pretty well up until that point, knocking 5 DC off the Phantom Titan with one salvo, but could not survive the Aspect Warriors. Two Shadowswords died in the engagement and the remaining one slunk off to try and hide. Unfortunately the Phantom Titan then shot it off the board, pretty much clinching my defeat. The game ended on turn 3, with Andy winning with 2 or 3 objectives to my zero.

I would highly recommend anyone looking for very pretty Eldar minis (or very pretty anything else too!) to check out Miniature Miscellany. Other than that I have been working my way through the back posts of Jodrell Plays Games, and admiring his very nice Knights.

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SHT’s and a few game pics

I have done a little more painting, probably my last for a week of so, of 4 Shadowswords and 3 Baneblades. There are pics of the unpainted models somewhere further down the blog.

4 Shadowswords

 

Baneblade Company

These are the relatively old SHT models, not the current Specialist Games ones. I have quite enjoyed the little tank commanders I have converted to be popping out of thier turrets, it may be quite silly to have a commissar with a power fist peering out of a tank hatch, but it adds a little individuality to the tanks and helps to pick out the command tank in the company.

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Take me closer, so I can hit them with my fist!

I have just recently played a 3k game versus Andy from www.miniaturemiscellany.wordpress.com, and will have a couple of quick pics up soon. I took a list made up of as much painted stuff as possible which led to a bit of a strange selection. It was good to try out some of the less taken options though!

Here is the list I took:

REGIMENTAL HQ [500] Supreme Commander, 12 Infantry, 7 Chimera

INFANTRY COMPANY [350] Commander, 12 Infantry, Griffon Battery (3 Griffons)

SUPER-HEAVY TANK COMPANY [500] 3 Baneblade

SUPER-HEAVY TANK COMPANY [600] Hydra, Hydra, 3 Shadowsword

ROUGH RIDER PLATOON [150] 6 Rough Riders

ROUGH RIDER PLATOON [150] 6 Rough Riders

ARTILLERY BATTERY [250] 3 Basilisks

ARTILLERY BATTERY [250] 3 Manticores

SENTINEL SQUADRON [100] 4 Sentinels

THUNDERBOLT FIGHTERS [150] 2 Thunderbolts

 

 

 

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