Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:16 pm Posts: 251 Location: Wilkes Barre, PA
It was a 1350-point battle, annihilation rules between my Marines, and his Tyranids. My list looked a little like this:
Exemplars of Tursh
2 - 10 Man Tactical Squads, both with flamers, one with a Heavy Bolter, 1 Multi-Melta, 1 rhino
Ironclad Dreadnought, Heavy flamer, Melta gun
5-Man Termi squad, Cyc Launcher
Predator w/ H Bolter Sponsons
1 Land Speeder w/ multi melta
His list, by memory, included:
2 squads 20 Hormagaunts
3 Nid Warriors
All basically maxed out in upgrades, all in Mycetic Spores with TL Deathspitters, I think? The 3 blasts Str 5 thing?
I let him "set up" first, then set up my guys at the table edge as such:
Troops w/ H bolter IC DN Rhino w/ MM troops Predator Land Raider Table Edge
He dropped half his spores basically in this set up: Gaunts Gaunts Tyrant Fex
Troops w/ H bolter IC DN Termis / Lys Rhino w/ MM troops Predator Land Raider Table Edge
First turn: Just psychic attack by Tyrant, did nothing. My raider put 2 wounds on his fex. Termis fired into the gaunts, killed ~a dozen. Troops fired into his gaunts, overall killed 13. MM in rhino hit a spore. Pred was wholly ineffective. Charged w/ troops into gaunts, lost 1 marine, killed the rest of the gaunts. Termi's charged into gaunts, killed them all.
2nd turn: He dropped a lictor and the warriors. The tyrant used a psych. atk. and killed 3 of the Tac Marines. His spores did some damage, killing 1 termie, 2 Tac Mars. Fex charged the Termis, killed 2 and received death by Lysander. Tyrant charged the troops, killed 3, and they retreated w/ combat tactics. Disembarked the Tac Mars with the MM. Unloaded on the tyrant with both squads, and the ICDN, did 1 or 2 wounds to him. Predator did a wound or 2 to the Lictor. Termis shot him to death. LR killed a spore. ICDN killed the Tyrant.
3rd Turn: He shot up the MM Tac squad with his myc spores TL deathspitters, killed them all and immobilized the rhino. Killed 1 more termi. 2nd licor attacked the DN, did nothing. Warriors attacked the DN, did nothing. DN destroyed the termies, lictor died by either the Raider or the Pred. Myc spores got taken out.
4th turn: 1 myc cpore left. It did nothing, and was killed by Lysander, the 1 remaining termi, and a land speeder.
It was a great game overall. We had an awesome time. The other game that was being played behind us was a 2700 point apoc game. 4 players. IG & Salamanders vs. (Clearly Heretical) IG & Eldar. IG & Salamanders won by quite a lot. Great day for the Imperium, great day for 40k.