So its 1000 points and my list is similar to last time except I added a psyker. He had 3 serpents, 10 avengers (2 units), 10 guardians, farseer and wraith knight.
Now this is a fair warning. I forgot my camera, so you are about to be subjected to photos almost as shameful as my traitorous tactics this game.
|A prayer to the Gods of Chaos...|
So deployment was long to long and I got to deploy first. I pretty much lined up ready to march up as usual with my command team hiding in the bushes.
His 3 Wave Serpents cowered rightfully so behind a large rock.
He stole the Initiative and zoomed forward, doing little damage to my men. Other than that, it was rather bland. A few zoomed forward to gain some ground.
My turn was amazing. I summoned 10 Pink Horror thingies and took 4 HPs total off the Wave Serpent horde. The tank hunter order gave me the edge I needed to get those extra few glances. I passed my leadership test and avoided any repercussions on my perils.
His wraith knight Deep Striked and scattered behind coward rock. Guardians disembarked ready to slaughter some men and his Dire Avengers disembarked but most did nearly nothing that turn besides claim some horrors lives. His shooting saw my command squad fall leaving my Commander and Vox Caster alive. The horrors reduced to 2 models and my combined squad of 20 in the center suffered 7 casualties from the knight.
I failed to summon a Greater Demon, but managed to summon some flamer Demons and passed my perils check again. The guardians suffered 6 casualties from the guardsmen nearby. The Hell Hound claimed 5 Dire Avengers and the flamers Claimed another five Dire Avengers. Sporadic gunfire failed to do anything else. It was at this point we thought victory was mine for sure.
His Guardians killed the remaining Command Squad members and sporadic gunfire killed nearly no one else bar 3 of the combined Platoon members. Pretty bland all together.
The flamer demons failed to do anything and I failed to hurt anything else this turn as well. We all just moved forward. Another bland turn chasing Eldar.
He killed very little failing to wound anything with most of his weapons!
I managed to summon some Screamer Demons who failed to do anything. My weapons did little and unfortunately all I could do was advance again!
His turn saw the death of all my Demons except one Horror and the Hell Hound suffered another horrible death. This put him behind by one victory point! His speed allowed him to hit my men hard after avoiding a lot of my fire power.
I, to win, had to kill the Wave Serpent on the far left of my side. If I killed this vehicle I would have won by one point! I reduced to 1 hull point! I killed one serpent in the center. It was 9 victory points for me and 8 for him. Since I failed to kill his serpent my last hope was to hope the game ends now. I roll a 5. I have lost. Not only has the Emperor failed me... but the Chaos Gods rejected my pleas also.
He simply moved onto the last objective and gained 10 victory points at the end of the game. I was 1 hull point away from victory!
He won 10-9
I am so sorry for the awful photos! I was kicking myself for forgetting the camera! It was a close game but asides from a few turns most of the game was cat and mouse. I had victory in my grasp for the whole game until that last turn!
On the bright side, this is the first match I didnt lose most of my army haha. Best survival rates in Praetorian History. Maybe the Chaos Gods have something to offer after all....
My thoughts on Demonology are somewhat meh. They are fun to use, but rather hard to summon and have a lot of potential that can quickly go to waste. I might keep trying to use it in the future im not sure. But it made the game a lot better I think. Really kept my opponent on his toes.
So it was a tight game and one I thoroughly enjoyed.