The real question for any Codex though is the rules- how will these guys play on the field? That is the million dollar question. But one can't just read the book and few times and Bam! pass judgement on the rules themselves- you need to play a few matches in order to even begin to have a basis to formulate such conclusions. Luckily for me, I managed to get in a game this week using the new book.
|My new Desert/Wasteland gaming boards|
|Another perspective on my board|
|My old bone bridge- plus an objective marker|
|This sucker is huge!!|
|The forces of Nurgle, Lord of Decay!|
|"When there's no more room in the Warp, the dead will walk the galaxy"|
|Typhus thought the battle would be decided on the flanks, not the Shrine. The Grey Knights begged to differ.|
|The Terminator is overwhelmed by undead Imperail citizens- the very people he has sworn to protect!|
|The Heldrake takes aim|
|The Grey Knights advance towards the accursed Shrine|
|Typhus prepares to meet the Dreadknight head-on|
Turn 5 was make or brake- I had more objectives (3 to 2, plus 1 VP for FB), but the GK were now in range to take two objectives away, if I wasn't careful. I needed to get the Shrine objective out of his hands. I advanced the Plague Marines away from Typhus and toward the shrine. Typhus began the climb to the bridge to confront the Dreadknight. Meanwhile, the LR and Pred fired at the GK LR, but I rolled lousy that time. As for my Heldrake, and this is my own fault- I flew him around and did nothing, as I had misread the rules and didn't realize that I could have had him hover. My own fault, but I won't repeat that mistake in the next game... Anyways, my Sorcerer was closing in on the Shrine, and i was getting ready to use his psychic powers.
|The Plague Marines march around the Dreadnoughts' slap fight|
My erstwhile brother continued his counterattack. His Dreadknight's blast torched a whole bunch of my 1st zombies, but there were still a ton left. The two dreads continued to duke it out, with on one landing a good blow- I got a HP out of him, and that's it. His LR continued to try to decimate the zombies- there were only a handful left, which he could kill off in the bottom of the 6th if he landed all his shots, and I'd lose that objective.
Now it was 6th- final round. I advanced Typhus on the bridge near the Dreadknight, while my Plague Marines and Sorcerer were in range to shoot the GK on the Shrine objective (but too damn far away to grab it in time). It was now or never- my sorcerer used his Plague Wind on the GK squad- it worked, killing them all, as a matter of fact. Excellent indeed. I got him off an objective. Then, Typhus was about to use the same power on the Dreadknight aaannnddd--- rolled a snake eyes!! What!?! That means he took a wound, and then he missed anyways! I can't believe he had that rotten luck.
|Typhus was injured (and slightly embarrassed), but won the battle for the glory of Grandfather Nurgle|
Until next time...