Death Guard vs Space Wolves (1500 points)

As it happened yesterday was the one year anniversary of me getting back into 40k after about a 30 year absence. I bought the Dark Imperium box set from Distinct Gaming in Belper a year ago and last night I had a game against the Space Wolves in store.

It was a very short and brutal game in which my Death Guard demolished the Space Wolves at the cost of four Pox Walker casualties.

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I needed to get my army in close as I didn’t really have any long range firepower outside of a Plague Marine squad. So I passed over taking the first turn, which I knew would be a risk. And then things didn’t really go well for the Imperium…

My opponent (who’s name I’ve forgotten, sorry, I’m rubbish) rolled really really badly for pretty much the entire game. So the few units that could shoot, and should have done enormous damage, blew it and then when I did get into position and opened up with short range firepower save rolls were failed all over the place.

On the whole I think I played pretty well, but when I did make mistakes and leave characters out in the open the aforementioned bad rolling meant that the mistake didn’t become a catastrophe as my stuff just didn’t die.

So in the face of terrible luck I’d like to really thank my opponent for a game well, and politely, played. I hope that I showed as much grace with my very lucky win.

I’d also like to thank Distinct for a year of great gaming 🙂

The List

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP [87 PL, 1495pts] ++

HQ [19 PL, 327pts]

  • Chaos Lord [5 PL, 76pts]: Chainsword, Combi-bolter [2pts]
  • Chaos Lord [5 PL, 76pts]: Chainsword, Combi-bolter [2pts]
  • Typhus [9 PL, 175pts]: 5. Putrescent Vitality, 6. Curse of the Leper, Warlord

Troops [32 PL, 524pts]

  • Plague Marines [10 PL, 142pts]
    Plague Champion [31pts]
    Codex [14pts]: Plaguesword [1pts], Plasma gun [13pts]
    3x Plague Marine w/ boltgun [51pts]
    Plague Marine w/ Special Weapon [30pts]: Plasma gun [13pts]
    Plague Marine w/ Special Weapon [30pts]: Plasma gun [13pts]
  • Plague Marines [10 PL, 142pts]
    Plague Champion [31pts]
    Codex [14pts]: Plaguesword [1pts], Plasma gun [13pts]
    3x Plague Marine w/ boltgun [51pts]
    Plague Marine w/ Special Weapon [30pts]: Plasma gun [13pts]
    Plague Marine w/ Special Weapon [30pts]: Plasma gun [13pts]
  • Poxwalkers [6 PL, 120pts]: 20x Poxwalker [120pts]
  • Poxwalkers [6 PL, 120pts]: 20x Poxwalker [120pts]

Elites [12 PL, 216pts]

  • Foul Blightspawn [4 PL, 77pts]
  • Foul Blightspawn [4 PL, 77pts]
  • Tallyman [4 PL, 62pts]: Plasma pistol [7pts]

Heavy Support [16 PL, 280pts]

  • Plagueburst Crawler [8 PL, 140pts]: 2x Plaguespitter [34pts], Heavy slugger [6pts]
  • Plagueburst Crawler [8 PL, 140pts]: 2x Plaguespitter [34pts], Heavy slugger [6pts]

Dedicated Transport [8 PL, 148pts]

  • Chaos Rhino [4 PL, 74pts]: Combi-bolter [2pts], Combi-bolter [2pts]
  • Chaos Rhino [4 PL, 74pts]: Combi-bolter [2pts], Combi-bolter [2pts]

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