My last few games with a Terminus Est Assault Force have seen my lean quite heavily on my Deathshroud Terminators after I’d painted up my second unit of them. I decided that I needed a change, and I wanted to see how Plague Marines would work on the table.
So what I’ve taken is three five man squads of Plague Marines, each taking a Plasma Gun and a Blightlauncher. Typhus joins the list and is accompanied by three ten model squads of Poxwalkers. Keeping them to ten models means that if I use stratagems on them they can be cheaper and I can also spread them across the table covering more ground.
The final elements are my Possessed and a ground pounding Daemon Prince, at 1,000 points I couldn’t afford to give him wings. The Possessed will give me a fast moving unit and the Daemon Prince can really hurt things like tanks if he gets close to them, I’m well aware that I’m missing any real anti-tank firepower.
We rolled Reconnaissance Mission from the War Zone Nachmund book. This gives a mission specific primary objective called “Recon Sweep“. This is a special action that units can do while on an objective marker and at the end of the game you score increasing points for every marker that you performed it upon. This is quite good for me, I’ve got a lot of Plague Marine units that can perform actions, Poxwalkers can only do the Death Guard’s Spread the Sickness action. Furthermore the action is done quicker if the unit has Objective Secured or has the Fast Attack role, this really suits my list.
I deploy far forwards and put a unit of Plague Marines and the Daemon Prince into reserve using the Terminus Est’s Outbreak Assault ability.
The Guard has two tanks, these scare me, I’m well aware that I lack any real long range firepower. Will they kill me before I get close to them?
The Astra Militarum will take the first turn.Continue reading “Death Guard vs Astra Militarum (1,000 points) – Battle Report”