April 25, 2009

W40K: Salamanders Update 4/25/2009

I was able to finish Tactical Squad 3 this week for the Salamanders and my son and I threw down for a practice game last night at the Chicago Battle Bunker. I have around 1250 pts of the Salamanders now completed, and I added a primed Land Raider Crusader to his list for a 1500 pt game. I decided to throw down with my Black Templars. I've been playing them a lot lately and I'm getting pretty comfortable on how they play.

The Mission was Seize Ground (4 objectives) and the deployment was Pitched Battle. My son got high die so he choose to go second. I got to pick my table edge and deploy first.

The game lasted 6 turns and all I can say is WOW! I made some pretty bad errors in judgement and should have done a lot differently. The Salamanders just about tabled the Black Templars except for 1 Tactical Squad I had left and he captured 3 out of the 4 objectives and only 1" away from capturing the 4th.

It was a good game, and I hope enjoyed playing with his Salamanders. The Land Raider Crusader really helped him a lot in this game.

I think for the time being I will be make a slight change for his 1750 pt list. Originally it was going to have 4 Tactical Squads with 4 Razorbacks. I think I am going to keep 3 Tactical Squads with 2 Razorbacks and then throw in the Crusader. So at 1750 points he'll have the following:

1750 Points:
1 Vulkan
3 Troop Squads
2 Razorbacks
2 Dreadnoughts
1 Squad of Terminators
1 Land Raider Redeemer
1 Land Raider Crusader

This will be I think more fun for him to play with. I'll eventually add the 4th Troop Squad and 2 Razorbacks and then this will round out the list nicely at 2000 points.

I'm looking forward to a rematch..... but I think I'll have to bring out my Dark Angels with all my Lascannons or even my Dark Eldar with Bright Lances....

Ok, onto painting the Crusader.


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