Grey Knights lose again to Eldar, but beat Dark Eldar to a bloody pulp

Originally posted at vegasgamers.org.

From her perfect vantage point atop the agri-silo, the Autarch rained down missile death on the Grey Knights, but paused when her name and gender came into question.

So Harry and I played our fifth small game a week or two ago. The forces were the same as the last game. This time we played table quarters and there were 5 objectives for my Grey Knights to wrest away from the Eldar.

Those damn Warp Spiders

Ah, look at the pretty Grey Knights below. Now let the Warp Spiders let loose on them and then we have not so many pretty Grey Knights.

Seriously as long as I continue to have nice bits of terrain for the Warp Spiders to hide behind they will haunt me. Also Dire Avenger Exarchs shooting 4 shots that almost never miss is a pain too. My squads really wanted to get their hands on this cool objective Harry made:

Witness how one Exarch can dominate and take control of the objective himself.

The game came down to troops choices and claiming objectives. Harry had a very intact squad of Dire Avengers claiming their objective. A critical moment was when my Justicar, alone and abandoned by his fallen squadmates was himself abandoned by the Emperor in close combat with the Swooping Hawks. He might have killed one of their number, but it was not enough to send them packing. I was indeed surprised when they Sky Leapt out of combat the next turn.

The last of my troops were killed in the games final turns and my Brother Captain was all alone to enjoy the spoils of a captured dead female Eldar.

So that brought my Grey Knights to 3-2 versus Harry’s Eldar. But Harry differentiates between his Amaris (?) Vertigo Tribe Eldar that I just faced and his Guardian-inclusive other Eldar.

Game 6: Grey Knights versus … Dark Eldar???

This morning Harry and I had planned on playing a 1000 point game. Harry planned, I just worked and worried about some other things I have going on. But I was also worried about what Harry might have added to bump his force up from 750 to 1000. I incorrectly reasoned that it might be a Falcon gravtank that he had finished and decided to proxy a Dreadnought armed with a Twin-Linked Autocannon and CCW w/Storm Bolter. Trying to get to 1000 points I thought: why not? And took an identical GK Dreadnought. I also took a micro squad of 3 Terminators, two squads of 7 GKs with Justicars, and a 5 man GK squad.

I noticed Harry’s Dark Eldar book out and he explained that why yes, this would indeed be the force I’d be playing. We rolled Annihilation and table quarters and he let me go first.

Amidst explanations of Disintegrators, Splinter Rifles, Splinter Cannons(?), Shredders, Blasters, etc. my Dreadnoughts opened fire and blew apart two of his Raiders and I picked off a Scourge or two, I think.

The game essentially kept going that way for me. I lost the 5 man GK squad and the sole remaining member of a squad with a Shredder fell back for the rest of the game and along with his Drachon were the two last remaining DE alive. The Drachon took out 2 of my GK Terminators and was locked in combat with the squad’s Brother Captain when we shook hands to end the game.

Denying Armor Saves is very nice to experience! So is having most of your army around at the end of a game! :-p Phew.