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Hive Fleet Dagon v4.71 vs Space Marines

 Post subject: Hive Fleet Dagon v4.71 vs Space Marines
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:51 pm 
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Fifth game played with the Tyranids, this time against a version of Argol's Space Marine list from the EEC in Denmark (where the Maruders and a Razorback have been swapped for Whirlwinds). I played a list heavy on Minor Swarms and with a defensive and quite quick BTS. Wanted to try going for a lot of Harridans, so there are 4 in this list. Also took a cheap Space Ship config with just 2 very small Minor Swarms in, making it easy to get a ton of activations.

Ravenguard 2:nd company, 3000 POINTS
Codex Astartes (NetEA Tournament Pack 2015)
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TACTICAL [450] - 6 Tacticals, Supreme Commander, Hunter, Rhinos
TACTICAL [275] - 6 Tacticals, Rhinos
SCOUT [150] - 4 Scouts, Rhinos
SCOUT [150] - 4 Scouts, Rhinos
PREDATOR [325] - 4 Annihilator, Hunter
ASSAULT [225] - 4 Assault Units, Captain
ASSAULT [225] - 4 Assault Units, Chaplain
THUNDERHAWK [200]
WARHOUND [275] - 1 Warhound Class Titan
WARHOUND [275] - 1 Warhound Class Titan
WHIRLWINDS [275] - 4 Whirlwinds
THUNDERBOLT SQUADRON [175] - 2 Thunderbolt Fighters


Hordes of Harridans, 3000 POINTS
Hive Fleet Dagon (4.71 TCMD forum) http://www.taccmd.tacticalwargames.net/ ... 21&t=32946
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MAJOR SWARM (2-4 INSTINCTIVE SWARMS) [475]
4 Zoanthrope, 2 Bio-Attack (2 Dagon Malefactors), Dagon Overlord, Gargoyles (4 Dagon Gargoyles)

MINOR SWARM (2-4 INSTINCTIVE SWARMS) [200]
3 Tyranid Warrior Shrikes (Wings), Gaunts (5 Hormagaunts), Gargoyles (4 Dagon Gargoyles)

MINOR SWARM (2-4 INSTINCTIVE SWARMS) [200]
3 Tyranid Warrior Shrikes (Wings), Gaunts (5 Hormagaunts), Gargoyles (4 Dagon Gargoyles)

MINOR SWARM (2-4 INSTINCTIVE SWARMS) [200]
3 Zoanthrope, Mycetic Spore // May transport Termagaunts, Hormagaunts, Biovores, Carnifex, Raveners, Hive Tyrants, Dagon Overlord, Tyranid Warriors, Zoanthropes // Transported units may not have Wings, Gaunts (5 Termagaunts)

MINOR SWARM (2-4 INSTINCTIVE SWARMS) [200]
3 Zoanthrope, Mycetic Spore // May transport Termagaunts, Hormagaunts, Biovores, Carnifex, Raveners, Hive Tyrants, Dagon Overlord, Tyranid Warriors, Zoanthropes // Transported units may not have Wings, Gaunts (5 Termagaunts)

HARASSER SWARM (1-2 INSTINCTIVE SWARMS) [200]
Harridan, Gargoyles (4 Dagon Gargoyles)

HARASSER SWARM (1-2 INSTINCTIVE SWARMS) [200]
Harridan, Gargoyles (4 Dagon Gargoyles)

HARASSER SWARM (1-2 INSTINCTIVE SWARMS) [200]
Harridan, Gargoyles (4 Dagon Gargoyles)

GENESTEALER SWARM [175]
6 Genestealers, Broodlord

GENESTEALER SWARM [175]
6 Genestealers, Broodlord

BIO-VESSEL [150]
Razorfiend (May carry 2 Mycetic Spores including cargo)

LICTOR SWARM [225]
5 Dagon Lictors

HARASSER SWARM (1-2 INSTINCTIVE SWARMS) [200]
Harridan, Gargoyles (4 Dagon Gargoyles)

HIVE SWARM (1-2 INSTINCTIVE SWARMS) [200]
Hive Nest, Biovores (4 Biovores)


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Start of turn 1. Genestealers are garrisoned in the houses to the left and on the road to the right. The Nest Swarm is garrisoned in the middle, just within 15cm of the objective. Space Marines garrison Scouts to the right and close to the Blitz. Tacticals on the left start the game inside their Rhinos. Tyranids got Lictors offboard and a space ship with two small Minor Swarms that are sheduled to arrive turn 1. Space Marines got two formations of Assault Marines in a Thunderhawk offboard.

Unsurprisingly, the Space Marines wins the strategy roll.


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Turn 1, Activation 1, SM: Warhound Advances and fires all weapons at the Genestealers, but only kills 1 lousy Genestealer.


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Turn 1, Activation 2, SM Retain: Scouts Engage the Genestealers, Hive Nest gives 1 BM in OW, Scouts lead by one, rolls 6 against double 1, wiping out the Genestealers.

Turn 1, Activation 3, HFD: Harridan Doubles and gives the Scouts 1 BM.

Turn 1, Activation 4, SM: Predator Annihílators Advance and fires at the Harridan, 3 hits but 3 saves, 1 BM.

Turn 1, Activation 3, HFD: Harridan Doublers and fires at the Scouts in crossfire, 1 BM.

Turn 1, Activation 6, SM: Scouts Doubles and give the Genestealers 1 BM.


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Turn 1, Activation 7, SM Retain: Tacticals Engage the Genestealers, kills 2 Genestealers, leads by 5 but rolls 2 against 6, hacking down one more, Genestealers break.


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Turn 1, Activation 8, HFD: Minor Shrike Swarm Engage the Scouts, killing 2 Scouts w supporting fire against 2 Hormagaunts, Scouts lose by 7, and 1 Broken Rhino remains.

Turn 1, Activation 9, SM: Thunderbolts Ground Attacks the Tyranid BTS, giving it 1 BM.


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Turn 1, Activation 10, SM Retain: Thunderhawk w Assault Marines uses the reroll to Ground Assault the Tyranid BTS, takes 1 BM on the way in, Assault Marines kills 4 Gargoyles and 3 Malefactors for 3 Assault Marines against, breaks the Tyranid BTS but 4 Zoanthropes and the Dagon Overlord are fearless and survives.

Turn 1, Activation 11, HFD: Harridan Engages the Thunderhawk, losing 1 Gargoyle, leads by 3, breaks and destroys the Thunderhawk.


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Turn 1, Activation 12, SM: Whirlwinds Sustain Fire at the Harridan and the nearby Tyranid BTS, killing 3 Gargoyles, 1 Zoanthrope and 1 damage on the Harridan.


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Turn 1, Activation 13, HFD: Harridan Doubles and fires at the Tacticals, 1 BM.

Turn 1, Activation 14, SM: Space Marine BTS goes on Overwatch.

Turn 1, Activation 15, HFD: Minor Shrike Swarm Doubles and fires at the Assault Marines, giving them 1 BM, breaking them.


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Turn 1, Activation 16, SM: Warhound Doubles and fires at the Harridan, 1 Damage on the Harridan, 2 BMs. The Space Marines are out of activations.


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Turn 1, Activation 17, HFD: Tyranid Space Ship arrives. The Barrage misses but it drops 2 Mycetic Spores in the left flank close the the Tacticals. The Warhound gets 1 BM.

Turn 1, Activation 18, HFD: Minor Drop Swarm Engage the Warhound, 2 Shields down but no kills, Warhound breaks.


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Turn 1, Activation 19, HFD: Minor Drop Swarm Engage the Tacticals in the Houses, kills 1 Rhino and 1 Tactical for 1 Zoanthrope and 4 Termagaunts, SM leads by 2 and breaks the Tyranids, only 2 Zoanthropes survive.


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Start of turn 2. The Lictors appears close to the Warhound on the right, and manages to avoid taking any BMs from teleporting. Space Marines wins the strategy roll.


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Turn 2, Activation 1, SM: Warhound Advances and fires at the Lictors, 1 BM.


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Turn 2, Activation 2, SM Retain: Annihilators Sustain Fire at the Harridan, killing it and breaking the Gargoyles, the Gargoyles hop over to the Hive Nest to be absorbed when it activates.


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Turn 2, Activation 3, HFD: Lictors Engage the Warhound, takes OW fire from the Tacticals, but saves the single hit they make. The Lictors kill the Warhound with Sniper FS, and gives the nearby Whirlwinds 1 BM.


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Turn 2, Activation 4, HFD Retain: Minor Drop Swarm Engage the Tacticals, loses 4 Termagaunts vs 1 Rhino and 1 Tactical, leads by 2, Tacticals loses 1 Tactical more and breaks.

Turn 2, Activation 5, SM: Scouts Engage the Harridan, kills 1 Gargoyle vs 2 Scouts, fight is even, but Scouts loses rolloff by 1 and breaks.

Turn 2, Activation 6, SM Retain: Assault Marines attempts to Engage the Harridan but fails and moves instead.


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Turn 2, Activation 7, HFD: Hive Nest Sustains Fire at the Whirlwinds, kills 1 and 1 disrupt hit for 3 BMs, it then absorbs the broken Gargoyles for 4 BMs.

Turn 2, Activation 8, HFD Retain: Minor Shrike Swarm Engages the Assault Marines using the reroll, loses 2 Hormagaunts for no damage, HFD leads by 2 and hacks down 1 AM, the lone Captain breaks.

Turn 2, Activation 9, SM: Thunderbolt Ground Attacks the Lictors, kills 3 and breaks them.


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Turn 2, Activation 10, HFD: Harridan Engages the broken Scouts, losing 1 Gargoyle for 1 Scout, Scouts are wiped out in Combat Res.

Turn 2, Activation 11, SM: Whirlwinds Marshalls and fires at the broken Lictors, gives them 1BM killing 1.

Turn 2, Activation 12, HFD: Minor Shrike Swarm Engage the Assault Marines, no side makes a kill but Tyranids lead by 2 and wins by 3, killing 1 AM and breaking them.

Turn 2, Activation 13, SM: The lone Rhino Marshalls. The Space Marines are out of activations.

Turn 2, Activation 14, HFD: The Tyranid BTS Doubles.

Turn 2, Activation 15, HFD: Harridan Engage the lone Assault Marine, wiping out the formation for no damage.


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Turn 2, Activation 16, HFD: Harridan Engage the broken Assault Marines, killing both for 1 Gargoyle.

Turn 2, Activation 17, HFD: Zoanthropes Marshalls and moves.

Turn 2, Activation 18, HFD: Genestealers March.


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Start of turn 3. Space Marines wins the strategy roll.


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Turn 3, Activation 1, SM: Warhound Sustains Fire at the Harridan, killing it and breaking the Gargoyles.

Turn 3, Activation 2, SM Retain: The Tacticals Marshalls and moves.

Turn 3, Activation 3, HFD: Harridan Engage the Annihilators, 3 Gargoyles are killed for no damage on the Predators, SM leads and wins by 1, the Harridan breaks.

Turn 3, Activation 4, HFD Retain: The Zoanthropes Engage the lone Rhino, killing it and giving the nearby Warhound 1 BM.

Turn 3, Activation 5, SM: Whirlwinds Sustain Fire at the Minor Shrike Swarm, only killing 2 Gargoyles.

Turn 3, Activation 6, HFD: Harridan Doubles and fires at the SM BTS, 1 BM.


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Turn 3, Activation 7, SM: Thunderbolts Ground Attacks the Minor Shrike Swarm, killing all 3 Shrikes and 1 Gargoyle, breaking them.


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Turn 3, Activation 8, HFD: Minor Shrike Swarm Marches.

Turn 3, Activation 9, SM: Annihilators Advance and fires at the Harridan, killing it.

Turn 3, Activation 10, HFD: Zoanthropes Double.


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Turn 3, Activation 11, SM: SM BTS Marches in order to get an unbroken formation onto the Tyranid tablehalf, and loses the Hunter and 1 Rhino with 2 Tacticals from rolling 1:s when crossing the forest. The Space Marines are out of activations.

Turn 3, Activation 12, HFD: Genestealers Engage the Warhound, killing it for 2 killed Genestealers after 2 rounds of combat. The Genestealsers then breaks.


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Turn 3, Activation 13, HFD: The Hive Nest Engages the SM BTS, killing 1 Tactical for 2 Gargoyles in return, leads by 1 but loses the rolloff by 1 and breaks... Had it won the Engage the Tyranids would have won the game!

Turn 3, Activation 14, HFD: Tyranid BTS Doubles.


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Start of turn 4. The Thunderbolts took one casualty on the way out from being attacked by the Tyranid BTS's Zoanthropes. Space Marines wins the strategy roll.

Turn 4, Activation 1, SM: Annihilators Advance and fires at the Shrikes, killing all three and giving the Minor Swarm 4 BM.

Turn 4, Activation 2, SM Retain: Whirlwinds Doubles back to the SM Blitz and gives the Harridan 1 BM.


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Turn 4, Activation 3, HFD: Zoanthropes Advance and fires at the Tacticals, giving them 1 BM.


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Turn 4, Activation 4, HFD Retain: The synapse-less Minor Swarm manages to activate on 5+ Engages the SM BTS kills 2 for 4 in return, loses after 2 rounds.

Turn 4, Activation 5, SM: Thunderbolt fails to activate.

Turn 4, Activation 6, HFD: The synapse-less Gargoyles Engage the Tacticals by the SM Blitz but are killed off.

Turn 4, Activation 7, SM: SM BTS Marshalls and gives the Hive Nest 1 BM.

Turn 4, Activation 8, HFD: Harridan Advance and gives the SM BTS 1 BM.

At this point we conclude that neither side can win the game, and we call it a draw.

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 Post subject: Re: Hive Fleet Dagon v4.71 vs Space Marines
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:00 am 
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Things looked unbelievably grim for Argol after turn 2, as I had managed to completely wipe out a large number of his formations. But he managed to get back into the game and with the thinnest of margins got a formation over at my table half at the end of turn 3. In turn 4 both sides were so battered that we ended up in a draw.

Harridans are really good, fast and fairly shooty, so taking 4 of these wasn't a bad idea at all. The small Minor Swarms in the Space Ship are cheap, but might be a bit too small to stick around for long. Once again the Dagon Lictors proved to be very good at taking out smaller War Engines, their Sniper ability really helps here. Might try to take a lot of these guys in our last game next week, but they're quite match-up dependent. The Major Swarm with the Dagon Overlord didn't get to do much, but they did act as bait for the Space Marine ground assault, indirectly eliminating a serious threat.

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