Monday, 7 August 2017

Epic 4K: Sautekh Necrons vs Skitarii

A late battle report, been busy with other things and didn't get around to it until now! Played this a few weeks back so memory is a bit hazy, my Necrons against a Skitarii list.


Incompertus, 4000 POINTS 
Necron Sautekh Legion (Developmental V1.0) 
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DOOM SCYTHES [200] 
2 Doom Scythe

DOOM SCYTHES [200] 
2 Doom Scythe

WARRIOR PHALANX [325] 
6 Sautekh Warrior unit, Necron Overlord, Tomb Spyder

WARRIOR PHALANX [250] 
Necron Lord, 6 Sautekh Warrior unit, Tomb Spyder

WARRIOR PHALANX [250] 
Necron Lord, 6 Sautekh Warrior unit, Tomb Spyder

IMMORTAL PHALANX [375] 
Necron Lord, 6 Immortal units, Tomb Spyder, Cryptek character

IUDICIUM MANIPLE [250] 
5 Doomsday Ark units

IUDICIUM MANIPLE [250] 
5 Doomsday Ark units

TRIARCH MANIPLE [300] 
4 Triarch Praetorian Units, Necron Lord

TRIARCH MANIPLE [300] 
4 Triarch Praetorian Units, Necron Lord

SENTRY PYLON [250] 
4 Sentry pylons

MONOLITH MANIPLE [250] 
2 Monolith, Monolith

MONOLITH MANIPLE [250] 
2 Monolith, Monolith

MONOLITH MANIPLE [250] 
2 Monolith, Monolith

WARBARQUES [300] 
1 Warbarque







Lunar Defence Force (counts as Epic UK Skitarii)

275Secutor Magos, 9 Hypaspists
300Secutor, 9 Hypaspists, Gorgon
300Secutor, 9 Hypaspists, Gorgon
4253 Ordinatus Minorus (2 TLD, AA)
3002 Ordinatus Minorus (Plasma Cannon)
3002 Ordinatus Minorus (Plasma Cannon)
3002 Ordinatus Minorus (TLD, AA)
3002 Ordinatus Minorus (TLD)
3002 Ordinatus Minorus (MRL)
3002 Ordinatus Minorus (TLD, AA)
3002 Ordinatus Minorus (TLD)
3002 Ordinatus Minorus (MRL)
1502 Thunderbolt Fighters
1502 Thunderbolt Fighters




Turn 1


Here's the setup, most of my Necrons off table as is expected, bar my Commander and two Doom Ark formations. Here's the left side of table.

And right side of table.

Looking down the table.

Skitarii deployed in mutually supporting formations approaching the city.

I teleport in my Pylons near my Blitz.

And commence some attacks on the advancing Skitarii Ordinatus. One is destroyed.


The Skitarii push into the central city area in force, with both infantry and their Ordinatus.

I loose a couple of aircraft and may have been too eager to brave the AA early on in this game. My Doom Arks on my right also advance and lose three of their number, falling back behind a hill.


A look at some of the Skitarii in the city.





Turn 2

My plan for this game was to lure the Skitarii into the city area, and then jump on them with all my Necrons phasing in. So all the Necrons do just that this turn!


Skitarii win strategy roll and attempt to neutralise my left side Doom Arks.  This they do and the survivors fall back to my blitz.

My Triarch Praetorians then destroy an Ordinatus, breaking the formation.

And then more Praetorians advance and break the Ordinatus formation in the centre of the city, consolidating into the building nearby.

Skitarii reply with shooting but fail to do do much, before another Necron formation assaults from the War Barque breaking the third Ordinatus formation this turn.


And yet more Necrons knock back a Skitarii infantry formation causing heavy casualties.

Return fire causes heavy casualties on the Necrons though, with only a Tomb Spyder surviving to fall back from one foramtion.




Yet more Necrons force the assault onwards in the centre, throwing back another Skitarii infantry regiment.

The city is in Necron hands/talons again.

But the Skitarii launch a counter assault forcing the Necrons back with heavy casualties.

And Ordinatus continue to advance on the flanks.





Turn 3

The Skitarii launch ordinance causing further casualties on the Necrons and softening up the Blitz defenders.

Ordinatus drive within range of the Blitz and break the defending formation too.

Necrons break another Ordinatus formation, but then a 6-1 result throws back a Necron Monolith firefight  assault.

Rallying Necrons bring back many units to contest their Blitz.

But weight of fire and blast markers means the reduced Necron formations are breaking and unable to hold ground.

A lack of recovery of broken formations last turn hasn't helped either, and Skitarii manage to win with "Defend the Flag" and "They Shall Not Pass" victory conditions.

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