Hey all, this is my first attempt at a video battle report. So you will be dazzled with plenty of umm's and ahh's. As Kroxitau told me, when he started doing video battle reports his win-loss ratio went way down. Perhaps from loss of focus. We'll see how I fair. I caught some tactical mistakes I made in the game, but from watching the video, I see even more.
5th edition does really seem like a Rock, Paper, Scissors game. One army/list will slaughter another army/list, but be slaughtered by another army and the army that slaughters you is slaughtered by the army you slaughter. I slaughter Krotitau's Tau, his Tau slaughter Sarafanknights CSM and his CSM slaughter my BA. To see Kroxitau's Blog with the shortest battle report ever, check it out HERE.
The biggest mistake I made was to treat this army list as my mechanized/shooty list and try to divide fire to take down by target priority. I dropped down my marines to take out the Defiler and the Daemon Prince (on opposite sides of the board) and in doing so, I put myself in the middle of his whole army and let them get the assaults on me instead of me using my superior mobility to assault him with Furious Charge. I probably should have overloaded one side and doubled up units against his units. I can say I rolled really poorly like half my dice were one's and two's. We all got a laugh at how poorly I was rolling. A second one I caught too late was not positioning my Sanguinary Priests to give their FNP bubble to multiple squads and one was shot to pieces.
I'm playing a whole assault marine army because I want to learn how to play assault marines well and what better way then by playing them and only them.
Well, enjoy the report. I would appreciate any feedback to help me improve my reports.
1 week ago