Death Guards vs Astra Militarum

Death Guard vs Astra Militarum (1,750 pts) – Battle Report

List Theory

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It’s all about the Poxwalkers.  I’ve only played one game with Necrosius, which was an utter disaster, and I needed to try him again.  As a coincidence it then happened that Chapter Approved 2019 came out which dropped the points cost for Poxwalkers and Typhus.  So my course was set.

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Rotigus in combat with Astra Militarum

Nurgle vs Astra Militarum (1,750 pts) – Battle Report

The List

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I used the same list as I did in my last game against the Dark Eldar.  In part this was because I’m feeling under the weather, in part because I’m busy but also because I wanted to give it another go as I felt my win was somewhat lucky.  Basically I’m still wondering how to rate Rotigus now that I’ve also got the Bilepiper to back him up.

The Game

Setup

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Rotigus charging into combat

Nurgle vs Dark Eldar (1,750 pts) – Battle Report

This was a game at Distinct Gaming in Belper.  My opponent was someone who I ‘d never had a game against, so I had not idea what I would be up against.  It turned out to be the Dark Eldar, and this was really exciting as I’d never seen them on the tabletop before yet alone played them.

List Theory

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A few days before this game I had finished painting my Sloppity Bilepiper, so this list was going to be all about giving him a go.   The reason that I got him was to help buff Rotigus so as to increase the chances of getting him into combat.  He allows Great Unclean Ones to charge after advancing, which increases his threat range.

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Knight charges Poxwalkers

Death Guard vs. Imperial Knights & Astra Militarum (1,750 pts) – Battle Report

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Given that Necrosius was finished I now wanted to get him on the tabletop to see how he would do.  I wasn’t expecting much and considered my list pretty “fluffy” and non-competitive. I came up against three Imperial Knights backed by the loyal 32 acting as a Command Point battery.  Oh my.

Knights are a real weak spot for my Death Guard and facing three of them is a nightmare at the best of times yet alone when I’m playing around with Poxwalkers and Necrosius.

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Nurgle vs Orks (2,000 points) – Battle Report

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I’ve only had two previous games against Orks, one pre-Codex and one post-Codex.  I found both games really fun so I was looking forward to this.  This game would be against a very good tournament level player and I knew I was going to be in for a tough one.  But let’s see how I can do.

List Theory

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My list was built up from the one that I used in my last game against the Astra Militarum.  That seemed to work reasonably well and I wanted to try it against a very different type of army to see how it would work out.  It was built with some flexibility in mind, and I had no idea what type of Ork list I would be facing so I needed that.

On the Death Guard side I added a Marine to each squad as an ablative wound, a Foetid Bloat Drone to protect the Daemon Prince and an extra unit of Poxwalkers for additional screening or objective holding.

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Death Guard vs. Space Marines (1,000 points) – Battle Report

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List Theory

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I went back to mono-codex Death Guard for this game.  The size was dropped to 1,000 points in the hopes that we might manage two games.  My Nurgle Daemons battalion is a heavy investment at 768 points, and I felt that I wanted a bit more shooting then I could fit in around that.  So I went for pure Death Guard, and after saying that I wanted to be a bit more shooty I then decided that it would be fun to try and work on my melee Plague Marines again.  Plus I now have two rusted Rhinos, so this would be a good excuse to get them onto the table.

So my melee Plague Marines needed to get into combat quickly, so they would go into one Rhino.  The second Rhino was to carry some Plasma equipped Plague Marines, and they’d need a Chaos Lord for re-rolling those 1’s when overloading.  A Plagueburst Crawler was also taken so as to give something else to shoot at other than my Rhinos.  And now the list pretty much wrote itself.  Some Poxwalkers for objective holding and board control and a Deamon Prince to offer a fast moving threat along with the Plagueburst Crawler.  To fill up the Rhinos I popped a Foul Blightspawn into each.  And now we’re good to go.

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