This week’s battle report comes to you courtesy of Sam. After having many Friday Night Games co-opted by folks that don’t play 40k, I put my foot down last week and insisted that I get a game of 40k in. We had a decent turnout, including Sam–who was itching for a rematch after our game in January. He had come up with some sort of strategy that he wanted to try out, and I was his chosen victim.
Sam’s Imperial Fists:
- Chapter Master w/ Storm Shield & Flame Blade
- Librarian w/ Jump Pack & Force Sword
- 5x Tactical Marines w/ Lascannon, Powerfist, & Combi-Melta
- 5x Tactical Marines w/ Lascannon, Powerfist, & Combi-Flamer
- 5x Tactical Marines w/ Lascannon, Power Sword & Plasma Pistol
- Fast Attack:
- 10x Assault Marines w/ 2x Plasma & Powerfist
- Heavy Support:
- 8x Devastators w/ 3x Multi-Melta, 1x Plasma Cannon, Combi-Plasma, & Cherub
- Drop Pod w/ Storm Bolter
- Knight Paladin w/ Rapid Fire Battle Cannon, 2x Heavy Stubbers, & Rocket Pod
Prior to the game, Sam I talked a fair bit of trash to each other, which is the norm around these parts. I have been on a bit of a winning streak against him though, and didn’t want to make a list that was too hard–nor did I want to make something entirely too soft that he’d just roll over. So, I asked a neutral party (Brandon) to review Sam’s list and give me an idea of general power level. His response was that it was just a bunch of marines. After watching it in action, I’m not sure his assessment was entirely fair, as he lead me to believe it was relatively soft.
What’s interesting here is that Sam, famous for using Knights and drop pods, is branching out. Though both of those are included in the list, neither of them is really prevalent. At face value, the list looks like something I’d play (except I’ve still yet to use a Knight outside of Apocalypse). I’d say the list is pretty well rounded though. Continue reading