Sunday, 17 June 2018

Epic 4K; Red Corsairs vs Alaitoc Eldar

A game using a bunch of weird Chaos Daemon engines in the Red Corsairs list, vs the Alaitoc Eldar!

My Chaos list:

Incompertus, 3975 POINTS 
Red Corsairs (3.5 - Approved) ================================================== 
DEFILER ASSAUT FORCE [275] 4 Defilers
DEFILER ASSAUT FORCE [275] 4 Defilers
DAEMON KNIGHT PAVANE [250] 4 Daemon Knights
DAEMON KNIGHT PAVANE [250] 4 Daemon Knights
DAEMON KNIGHT PAVANE [250] 4 Daemon Knights
HOUNDS SQUADRON [300] 8 Chaos Space Marine Bike units, Sorceror Lord
HOUNDS SQUADRON [300] 8 Chaos Space Marine Bike units, Sorceror Lord
THREE HELLBLADE INTERCEPTORS [200] 
THREE HELLBLADE INTERCEPTORS [200] 
RENEGADE WARBAND [400] 8 Chaos Space Marine units, Chaos Warlord, Obliterators
RENEGADE WARBAND [425] Chaos Lord, 8 Chaos Space Marine units, 2 Obliterators
RENEGADE WARBAND [350] Chaos Lord, 8 Chaos Space Marine units, Obliterators
BRASS SCORPION ONLSAUGHT [250] 2 Brass Scorpions
BRASS SCORPION ONLSAUGHT [250] 2 Brass Scorpions



Eldar List:

Webway
Avatar
Wraithgate [50]
Farseer, 5 Guardians, 2 Hvy Weapons, 3 Wraithguard, 3 Wraithlord [475]
Farseer, 5 Guardians, 2 Hvy Weapons [150]

Left Flank Battle Group
4 Rangers, 4 Falcons [400]
Farseer, 5 Guardians, 2 Hvy Weapons, 3 Wraithguard [300]
4 Falcons, 2 Fire Storms [300]
3 Night Spinners [175]
3 Night Spinners [175]
Right Flank Battle Group

4 Rangers, 4 Falcons [400]
Farseer, 5 Guardians, 2 Hvy Weapons, 3 Wraithguard [300]
4 Falcons, 2 Fire Storms [300]
3 Night Spinners [175]
3 Night Spinners [175]

Air Support
3 Phoenix Bombers [325]
3 Nightwing Fighters [300]


Game

Deployment below. Other than one Retinue I deploy and stay well back, given the Eldar have four formations of Nightspinnter artillery.

I win Strategy Roll, and both formations of Defilers activate and kill two Falcons each from the Eldar Ranger Formations. A good start...

The Eldar begin their attack, targeting my Armoured units with Phoenix bombers. I lose two Defilers to these.

The Eldar also assault and take the central built up area from my Retinue and Blood Scorpions that were holding it. My formations stay back out of range of the Nightspinners, firing on the advancing Eldar where they can.


End of turn I rush a Bike Formation rushes to the backfield hoping to win Strategy Roll and assault two intermingled Nightspinner Formations.

End of turn.


Next turn and Eldar win Strategy Roll. Nightspinners kill 5 of my Bikes and the remainder retreat and are finished off. Then the Avatar assaults Daemon Knights killing 3 but dying himself.

My remaining Blood Scorpions charge and slaughter some Eldar in a two round combat.


And Daemon Knights destroy more Eldar infantry, including two Wraithguard luckily.

The Phonenix are back, but lose two of their number this turn, as I lose two Interceptors as Nightwings counterattack.

Eldar Falcons continue to erode my armoured units. A counter attack by my other Bike unit loses to a Ranger unit and they retreat. I have a lot of broken formations and only a few recover...


I don't advance out of my deployment zone with most units due to all the Nightspinners.

But it is now turn three and I need to do something else I will lose on objectives. I try for the objectives on my left with a Retinue, but fire breaks my formation and it retreats. 

I have few activations remaining, will be out activated and won't be able to get something into the Eldar table half (and have it survive), nor hold anything except my Blitz. Eldar win 3-0 with Defend the Flag, Take and Hold, and They Shall Not Pass.

Conclusion

The mass of armoured vehicles I took in this list lacked the heavy armour needed to survive against the Eldar Falcons and Aircraft, which shattered my formations. The Nightspinners also hampered my mobility, though that was less of a problem than the armour deficit. The Eldar list was a good matchup against my Red Corsairs list here. The two Brass Scorpions wrecking some Eldar infantry was the highlight of the game for the Corsairs.

Alaitoc special formation of Rangers plus Falcons was something that Andrew and I both thought more of an expensive liability than an asset!

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