Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Grey Hunters for the win, but...

Played Wolves last night again...  Partner and I both brought a single HQ and only Troops...  So, Grey Hunters.  Lots and lots of Jaegers...  I fielded my Wolf Priest and a foot squad to take advantage of the flanking move he gives them with Saga of Jaeger...  One full squad in Rhino and two in Razorbacks...  Fully loaded out with options for power weapons, MotW, special weapons, etc...

We won the game based on setup...  5 objectives, we  had 3 in our dz, they castled to avoid my partner's drop pod assault...  He brought 3 pods :-) ....  And my flankers to distract...  They tried to pry us off of one objective, but my Razorback protected the squad and allowed us to counter drop and kill their assault force.  After that it was mostly cleanup...  They killed my flankers eventually, but the Priest held for several HtH rounds, buying valuable time and holding their fast reaction forces in place...  So, heavy losses but playing the mission won the game...

Course, no enemy fliers or heavy armor...  Wolves are still solid Infantry, and loaded out they match well against enemy assault specialists...  I'm not at all convinced that an army built to take down MEQ Infantry wouldn't just destroy my lads in detail.  The Tau in particular seem quite suited for this, as are/were the IG and GK that are popular locally.  Chaos, with the exception of the Heldrake I think I could match well against.  That however...  Flanking tricks, going back to mostly Mech...  Helps, but I think that someone who builds their Chaos force right will tear my Wolves up.

DA are such a low model count army for me that I think they will not be able to hold in the long term given the modern volume of fire.  I WILL roll 1's eventually :-)...  So, they are a "neat" niche army for me, rotating them back to the shelf I think.

IG?  Yeah...  Just got the new bike, and smaller saddlebags than the old Cruiser's hard luggage...  The backpack I could probably bring a fair sized force with, but...  :-)  The force would be a hard one to pack onto the bike...  Amusing, but...  Guess I'll see what I end up getting repainted before having to re watch "Zulu" for inspiration...

So, leaves my Fleshtearers and Crimson Fists...  Until the Tau, I would have said the BA Codex was still decent, if used aggressively...  Now?  I am honestly concerned about the amount of "Intercept", Marker Light silliness and Overwatch they have access to...  I'm just not seeing a rosy future for any army counting on Assault...  Fausts?  Well, lots of scoring units, but still mostly just 3+ armor...  One shot with the suicide drop pods, if it works, it works REALLY well, else...  Well :-)  A short game in any case...