Friday, 22 January 2016

Epic 4K: Fir Iolarian Titan Clan vs Imperial Fist Successor

Another very quick game with me using Titan clan against Marines again. Tiny activation count on my part, but all very solid, how would that work?



Fir Iolarion Titan Clan 4.2.1 (3975 points)
Phantom Titan with Pulsar and Starcannon, Autarch (850)
Phantom Titan with Pulsar and Starcannon (775)
2x Revenant Titans with Pulsars (750)
2x Revenant Titans with Pulsars (750)
Wraithlord Troop with Spiritseer (350)
Spaceship (150)
Avatar (Free)



Imperial Fist Successor List

1504 Scouts, 2 Bunkers, 50 cm Trenches
1504 Scouts, 2 Bunkers, 50 cm Trenches
1504 Scouts, 2 Rhinos
1504 Scouts, 2 Rhinos
1504 Scouts, 2 Rhinos
4006 Tacticals + Supreme Commander, Rapier, 4 Rhinos
275 6 Tacticals, 3 Rhinos
3254 Predator Annihilator, Hunter
4256 Whirlwinds
325Bastion + Techmarine, 4 Thudd Guns
325Bastion + Techmarine, 4 Thudd Guns
325Bastion + Techmarine, 4 Rapiers
2002 Storm Talons
650Reaver Titan



Battlefield and Deployment

Here's the setup. Marines have fortifications spread across the table once more.


My very limited looking Eldar forces...





First activations. Revenants take some fire but break a Scout formation on the left flank.

A phantom kills another couple of scouts on the right flank.

Eldar set up to assault the right flank Take and Hold Objectives. Wraithlords break under fire but being fearless hold where they are.



Weight of Marine numbers is breaking Eldar formations purely with Blast Markers...


Turn 2

Avatar is summoned to lead assault on the Marine position, and knocks away the first formation in his way.

Phantom comes over to support, but takes fire and loses its holofields.




Things don't go well - all Eldar formations are broken at end of turn 2, and many are badly damaged!
Too many Marine formations mean everything is just getting suppressed!

All formations except the Phantom rally.


But... marines win Strategy Roll and after first couple of activations we both agree that the Eldar don't have a chance with so many suppressed and damaged formations. I concede.

Conclusion

Well that was the most one-sided game in a while. Expensive Eldar formations, that are extra expensive with present changes to the Titan Clan list. It is difficult to play a titan heavy list against a "popcorn' army with many cheap formations. My list would be better with some cheaper activations. However I think the Titans themselves (the Revenants especially) are too costly at the moment.

(EDIT: And as was pointed out to me on Tac-com, I was short 375 points in this game! Oops! That's what happens when I try to use my brain to add numbers rather than Army Forge!)

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