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

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I’ve gamed against the Tyranids a few times but they were played by a younger game who was picking up the game.  So up until now I’ve never really faced a serious and dedicated Tyranid player who was out to rip my Death Guard apart and had the tools to do it.  In this game that changes.

List Theory

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My list was a slight variation of the Zombie horde I’ve played in my last few games.  Tyranids are very flexible and can be built as pure melee monsters right up to heavy tanky shooters.  My list had to be something that could, potentially, take on all comers.

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Death Guard vs Tyranids (1000 points)

Another small friendly game where I’m trying to help a younger gamer work out how to play Tyranids.

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List Theory

I’ve a Land Raider underway with the intent that it will carry my Deathshrouds into combat.  Therefore I wanted to try deep striking them one last time, and I knew that they wouldn’t be terribly good but they would be fun.  Having decided on them I then took Typhus to give them something to guard.

The other part of my list consisted of three squads of Plague Marines, a Chaos Lord and thirty Cultists to act as a screen.  I wanted to practice screening and also help the Tyranid player would out how to deal with screens.

Set Up

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Death Guard vs Tyranids (1000 points)

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This was a small friendly game against a younger gamer, we were both trying to work out how to best play Tyranids.

List Theory

I wanted to use all of the four squads of Plague Marines that I have, so I did.  This was going to be a fun game for me so I didn’t want to over think it and left out some of the units I consider really good out.  To act as a screen for the Marines I also took all the Cultists that I have, 30 of them, to act as a screen.  I filled up the list with a Rhino for the Melee Marines, a Chaos Lord for re-rolls and a Malignant Plaguecaster to buff the Melee Marines.

Set Up

We played the supply drop mission from Chapter Approved 2017 (I guess I had better get used to adding in the year, the new one will drop in a few weeks).  There were 6 objectives on the table which would later be reduced to two, each of those would be worth 3 points at the end of the game

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