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Count Adhemar
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PostSubject: Ever have one of those days?   Thu Dec 13 2012, 09:51

Last night I went over to my friend's house for my weekly 40K fix. My DE vs his Nurgle CSM. From the moment I stepped into his house nothing seemed to go right.

Firstly, we rolled Purge the Alien as a mission. Great! I had 14 Kill Points in my list, which I didn't think was too bad in a 1750 army. He had 8!

We rolled Night Fight in the first turn. I rolled the Warlord Trait to force Night Fight in the first turn.

I'd picked an Archon with Huskblade and Soul Trap but his entire army had only 1 IC and no MC's so I had almost no chance of triggering the Soul Trap.

He was able to deploy almost his entire army out of range and/or LOS. I had almost no cover in my deployment zone that wasn't right at the back of the table leaving me having to advance through a killing field.

I somehow managed to deploy both of my Ravagers out of range of anything. I honestly have no idea how I managed this feat. I'm sure I even measured. He'd been painting some of the woodwork in his house and I can only imagine that the fumes caused me to hallucinate that I checked the range.

My unit of Pathfinders did precisely zero damage throughout the entire battle.

My 20-man warrior unit, deployed behind an Aegis Line had no targets to shoot at from Turn 2 onwards but if they left the cover of the ADL they would almost certainly have been wiped out as they advanced.

My Incubi, with Klaivex and Archon managed to assault a unit of 10 Nurgle Space Marines and lose. The Aspiring Champion issued a challenge which the Klaivex accepted but despite choosing +2S managed not to score any wounds and was promplty squished by the Champion's Power Fist.

The Archon completely failed to inflict any damage in 6 assault phases due to needing 6 to wound vs Nurgle Marines. Seriously, that's about 30 attacks needing only 3's to hit so about 20 hits and not a single 6!

In a similar vein, I really needed to take down his Helldrake so I spent 2 turns firing at it with a Prescience'd Ravager. Not a single 6 on 12 rolls! This was slightly balanced out in a later turn when I used my Disintegrator Ravager, also with Prescience, to shoot the rear armour of the Helldrake and managed to roll a total of 5 sixes (with rerolls) and bring it down. About the only piece of good luck in the entire battle!

To cap it off, when I was leaving I managed to lean against some wet paint in his hallway and get a big white streak down the back of my jacket!

My only surpirse was that I didn't crash the car on the way home.

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PostSubject: Re: Ever have one of those days?   Thu Dec 13 2012, 10:20

Ouch! sounds like a bad day.

@Count Adhemar wrote:

I'd picked an Archon with Huskblade and Soul Trap but his entire army had only 1 IC and no MC's so I had almost no chance of triggering the Soul Trap.

The Archon completely failed to inflict any damage in 6 assault phases due to needing 6 to wound vs Nurgle Marines. Seriously, that's about 30 attacks needing only 3's to hit so about 20 hits and not a single 6!

One of the reason I prefer the blaster archon over the husktrap, especially with all the buffs to shooting, it just always means he is contributing to the game in some way, and generally a lot more consistent fation. The husktrap is just too much of a loterry. Now if the husktrap worked on chararacter. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Ever have one of those days?   Thu Dec 13 2012, 10:39

@Mushkilla wrote:
Ouch! sounds like a bad day.

@Count Adhemar wrote:

I'd picked an Archon with Huskblade and Soul Trap but his entire army had only 1 IC and no MC's so I had almost no chance of triggering the Soul Trap.

The Archon completely failed to inflict any damage in 6 assault phases due to needing 6 to wound vs Nurgle Marines. Seriously, that's about 30 attacks needing only 3's to hit so about 20 hits and not a single 6!

One of the reason I prefer the blaster archon over the husktrap, especially with all the buffs to shooting, it just always means he is contributing to the game in some way, and generally a lot more consistent fation. The husktrap is just too much of a loterry. Now if the husktrap worked on chararacter. Very Happy

Even without the Soul Trap though, I'd have expected him to kill 3 or 4 guys minimum in that combat. Combined with the Klaivex failing to do anything at all I was tearing my hair out. Those two characters alone are over 225 points of (alleged) cc nastiness and they failed to kill a single marine between them!

I'm chalking this one up to a bad day at the office but not going to write off the Husktrap combo just yet.

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PostSubject: Re: Ever have one of those days?   Thu Dec 13 2012, 14:44

S3 hurts, badly. Especially when you add nurgle's +1 toughness in the mix. Agonisers man... they are worth their weight in gold Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Ever have one of those days?   Thu Dec 13 2012, 14:51

@Shadows Revenge wrote:
S3 hurts, badly. Especially when you add nurgle's +1 toughness in the mix. Agonisers man... they are worth their weight in gold Wink

That's probably the most annoying thing. If I'd gone for Agoniser instead of HuskTrap I could have spent 25 fewer points and been more effective! Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Ever have one of those days?   Thu Dec 13 2012, 14:54

a guy at our club has horrendous luck, unlucky dice rolling has been named ches syndrome after him, never seen term saves failed sooo badley
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PostSubject: Re: Ever have one of those days?   Thu Dec 13 2012, 17:16

We've all had days like that; nothing goes right. Thankfully, they're few and far between here, except for a few guys...
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PostSubject: Re: Ever have one of those days?   Thu Dec 13 2012, 22:31

Not good news for the husk trap combo which I'd like to try myself! Although our of three hits I rolled 3"2 5's and a 6 to wound. Lucky roll I guess
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PostSubject: Re: Ever have one of those days?   Thu Dec 13 2012, 22:35

@Agoniser wrote:
Not good news for the husk trap combo which I'd like to try myself!

It helps if you have some method of boosting your strength. Combat Drugs, Furious Charge, and so on can help fix Huskblade's low strength issue, as can having a venom blade to use (say vs MCs) until you get that first Soul-Trap activation.
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PostSubject: Re: Ever have one of those days?   Thu Dec 13 2012, 23:21

I had a shocking dice day a couple of weeks ago. Probably my own fault for using my DE dice when playing with marines, they worked fine last week when i used my DE again.

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PostSubject: Re: Ever have one of those days?   Sun Dec 16 2012, 17:08

Yeah I get those way too often too...lost once my Landraider with single lascannon snap shot and 3 out of 5 terminators!! I mean how man ycan throw 3 1's out of 5 dfices? Oh, well. So far I haven't had terrible failures as DE yet but the t3 vs bolter with paper armour does hurt.

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PostSubject: Re: Ever have one of those days?   Mon Dec 17 2012, 13:36

Run my archon with Venom blade and Husktrap. Always comes in handy.
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