I tried out @Hero
’s Miserable Meat Mountain list yesterday. If you haven’t checked out his blog (and you really should!), the basic list is Grots and Talos w/ Urien supported by Black Heart fire support consisting of 3 x DC Ravagers (mandatory, I know), and gunboat Raiders with 2 x Blasters and 1 x SC in each. I deviated from Hero’s list slightly by dropping one of the gunboats for more Grots. I had 3 x Talos, 13 x Grots in two squads, Urien and Vexator Mask Haemie.
My opponent’s Necron list was roughly:
2 x Overlords with War Scythes and Res Orbs
2 x 20 Warriors
8 x Wraiths
10 x Lych Guard with Scythes
8 x Destroyers (or maybe it was Heavy Desroyers?)
1 x Cryptek
10 x Tesla Immortals
3 x Tomb Blades
Set up was Hammer and Anvil. We had three objectives scored at the end of every turn and played the Open War Weapons Cache mission where whoever had the Weapons Cache at the end of the game got an extra 5 VP’s.
I used Screaming Jets to reserve my Ravagers and he reserved his Destroyers. He won the roll off to go first.
He uses a strategem to get extra movement on his Wraihs and pushes forward with everything else. On my turn I take a few pot shots at the Wraiths with the SC and gunboat dissies and manage to put 1-2 wounds on one. He scores two objectives to my one.
He uses a strategem or maybe it was his WL trait to redeploy his Lych Guard nine inches away from my front lines. His Wraiths move up preparing to charge. He brings his Destroyers in and moves everything else up. Shooting with the Destroyers sees one Grot killed and four wounds off one of the Talos. He then charges the Wraiths and Lych Guard directly into the heart of Miserable Meat Mountain. I used the Vexator Mask to make the Wraiths fight last. At the end of combat, both of his units had managed to kill three more Grots and two Wraiths were brought down. To say my opponent was surprised by how little damage he did would be an understatement. He was starting to realize that one does not simply walk into Miserable Meat Mountain