So I had a friendly 1850 game today versus a chap at my LGS. We had to call it on turn 2 due to a fussy baby but it was pretty clear by then where the game was going.
It was a straight killpoints game with a spearhead deployment. I finished first and he did not seize.
My list was
2×5 warriors w/blaster
2×5 wyches w/sword/agoniser (respectively) and blast pistol
2 ravagers w/3× DL
2× raider w/DL
Succubus w/glaive & blast pistol
His list from memory was:
2× dreadknight w/ hammer, heavy incinerator, heavy psycannon
2×ravenwing bikes? W/2× grav gun
2×5 grey knight terminators w/ various nemesis weapons
5 scouts with heavy bolter
5 devastators w/4×lascannon
Ravenwing dark talon??(flyer)
I shuffled my vehicles around denying his deepstrikers and moved my hemlock forward.
Psychic sees conceal go off.
Shooting speared his flyer for first blood and took out 2 scouts with venom fire.
Celestine and his bikes move forward. Everything else stands still. All his terminators, 1 dreadknight and draigo deepstrike 9" in front of my lines.
Psychic phase he gates the other dreadknight forward and casts a plethora of powers causing a few mortal wounds to my vehicles.
His shooting from the dreadknights is brutally strong and leaves every raider and ravager with some damage.
He proceeds to make 2 11" charges with his terminators (into a raider and ravager) although my ravager guns down 2! In overwatch. Both dreadknights and Draigo fail to charge.
The assault phase leaves my ravager with 2 wounds and my raider with 4. Very lucky.
In movement I jump out all my incubi and characters facing terminators. My vehicles all shuffle to the right flank away from Celestine and Draigo except 1 venom to eat overwatch for a squad. My hemlock flys back into my lines to block charge lanes.
Psychic powers are all focused on mortal wounding the 5 man termies and kill 2.
Shooting kills 1 dreadknight and a terminator.
All my incubi and characters (and a venom) make their charges, 1 sslyth takes 3 wounds to a flamer I didn't know he had. I start with my incubi into the 3 man terminators and cut down 1 I believe. The succubus kills another. He interrupts with his other squad and swings into my incubi killing 3. The Visarch, sslyth and remaining incubi kill the 2 left and soulburst a smite into the remaining dreadknight.
We called it in the middle of the turn because his baby had a diaper emergency, he moves around a little, lining a charge up on my warlord. Guns down 2 remaining incubi and I soulburst my unwounded Sslyth into celestine before she can shoot or charge. He puts 6 wounds total on my hemlock. Draigo charges a venom. We called it here.
At this point he has celestine and Draigo, a wounded dreadknight, 6 bikes, 5 devs and 3 scouts.
I have lost 5 incubi and most likely a venom and sslyth if he had swung.
End result was a fast track to tabling. All in all, I like the hemlock a lot and I love Dark Lances.