Warhammer 40,000 8th Ed Battle Report: *NEW CODEX* Dark Angels vs Necrons 2000pts

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We get our hands on a preview copy of Codex Dark Angels, thanks to Games Workshop and reveal it’s secrets
in this epic clash against the Necrons!

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Grey Buckleton
Grey Buckleton

Get Battle report! I’m pretty sure when the Necron lord charged only the champion that makes him the only target you can attack. Sammael intervened and is not a legitimate target as he was not the target of the charge. “Models that charged this turn can only target enemy units that they charged in the previous phase.”

Greg Hogan
Greg Hogan

Did I hear Lawrence say in this video that with chapter approved you no longer lose the game if you have only flyers left? I could have sworn I heard that but now I can’t find it in the video. If he did say that, where is it in the book?

Pat Ray
Pat Ray

Great Game. I agree that bigger blobs of Black Knights would be way to go! Really need that Lt Speeder to get those added wound buffs! It would interesting to see that new list tackle Lawrence and Grotty Nurgle studio army. The Alpha strike force meets the immoveable implacable Nurgle.

Aaron Paulding
Aaron Paulding

So, I’ve had this question for a while but not looked into it too much but since the relic seemed to play a big role here I thought I’d ask: do named characters (ex. Samael) count as having a relic already? I run Eldar and Eldrad has his Staff of Ulthamar (I think it’s called) but I’d like to put the Phoenix gem on a Spiritseer but the way I’ve read the rule I’m not sure I can. Would love some help from you or the community. Most batreps I see people do this (named character and a relic on… Read more »

Metalfist
Metalfist

I think my local hobby shop is about to experience the pain train… once I buy a few more Black Knights 😉 Oh dear oh dear I have some disturbing ideas. Fantastic match, though I would be very interested to see a list with no fliers, they are good especially with the cost drop on the dark talon, but they still seem.. a bit lackluster at least to me.

snakechisler
snakechisler

Excellent stuff thanks for the heads up on the relic on reading it your thinking well maybe after seeing it in action its hell yea that’s a cracker.

I’ve built me some inceptors (plasma & HB) 6 * D3 shots on the plasma with Sam & The new Lt speeders nearby re-rolling one’s for over charge with stratagem for 3 damage should be brutal enough

Alex Gray
Alex Gray

Brilliant game guys I really enjoyed it 🙂 Great to see some fun lists as oppose to semi-optimised ones all the time (which are great but fun is fun isn’t it) Big problem at the minute when a codex army fights a non codex army still though :/ Chapter approved has helped a lot though with the traits and such 🙂 Thoughts?

casey mad
casey mad

I want a shirt with B-bones face on it with text underneath saying “That’s mathematics.”

Magiceffect
Magiceffect

Hey Spider, you mention the special rule for ravenwing is advance is a 6″. But don’t all bikes advance 6?

The Brew Master
The Brew Master

Question about the reanimation protocols at 59:50 – I just came across this in my game and we didn’t know the answer. Your stratagem gives you the ability to re-roll 1’s for reanimation protocols, but your character nearby gives +1 to reanimation protocols.

So, you only need 4+’s to reanimate because they effectively become 5’s after the modifier, but would the 1’s effectively become 2’s after the modifier, not allowing you to re-roll them?

Matt
Matt

Great bat rep as always guys!

You mentioned they’ve added a lieutenant in a land speeder which makes me so happy! Gives me another character for my all speeder list. Is Sammael in Sableclaw still an option? If so what do you guys think of him compared to on the jetbike?

unitled
unitled

Interesting that Lawrence doesn’t rate the Immortals in Necrons… I’ve had a LOT of luck with 10 Immortals with Tesla, benefiting from My Will Be Done. This is 20 shots, hitting on 2s, and causing 3 hits rather than 1 on a hit roll of 5 or 6; I’ve had 35+ hits even from fewer than 20 shots! Sure, there’s no mod on the save (so less good against marines) but they just delete blobs of infantry in other armies. With Ghostwalk Mantle, the Deceiver, and now Veil of Darkness you can reasonably move them into the best position and… Read more »

SirGore
SirGore

Really enjoyed this battlereport and good to see Lawrence playing. He knows the rules well so runs smoothly exept when he thought he could save the 20 Necrons when he lost 17 of them and convinced Bone to charge with hes apotecary =) Great Game anyhow, Lawrence your the Boss!

GerManticore
GerManticore

Why’s it always raining in the intro? Is that some England-pun I am missing?

Dan Burgess
Dan Burgess

Halfway through turn 1 and I want a ravenwing army. Great video as always.

Sargos
Sargos

lawrence you played against little dragon Exorcists with necrons before 🙁
dark angels looks good, blood angels also looks good!
40k is huge when csm and orcs stay in the picture as strong armies
the plasma CP that add damage is kinda cool! thank god i cant use it with my iron warriors terminators squad

DakkaJoe07
DakkaJoe07

Great battle report guys as always. Thanks for the peak at the new Dark Angels stuff. Lawrence. i Think you cheated yourself out of a few wounds on your left unit of scarabs. Treated them as 2 wounds per base in that first round of shooting, may have still died but might have soaked a few more shots =)

Eddie
Eddie

Lawrence didn’t you use the Nefrati against Little Dragon and his exorcists?

Trev
Trev

Great battle, guys, I really enjoyed the banta and the back forth. So nice to see you guys enjoying it, even when the dice turned. The Raven Wing look like a fierce addition – so fast and so much fire power. I think the Stasis bomb is terrifying!! Great batrep!!!

Anders Jeppesen
Anders Jeppesen

Orikan has a 4+ invul like all Necron characters. But being 2D on Samaels weapon it didn’t matter.
Oh the Necrons need a codex so bad. The new wound table, the nerf to AP3/AP2/AP1 just hurt them so bad.
Necron warriors are also overcosted compared to every other infantry on kill power, bar Aspect Warriors.

Yeah, Gravity Pulse should be a 4+ for the points an obelisk costs. It became useless.

There is only 1 tactic that works in Necrons and it’s just warriors with crypteks. The +1 to RP even pales in comparison to just getting more warriors.

Andy
Andy

It’s always hilarious when lawrence is on the backfoot and gets increasingly ironic throughout the game

Martijn Poot
Martijn Poot

Thank you for the battle report, it was great fun =D A few remarks though, the ghost ark can only reanimate warriors, not immortals unfortunately. Also, when you charge, you can’t attack units you didn’t charge (heroic intervention), and consolidation is done in the fight phase (and you go through the entire sequence per unit, so if multiple units are locked in combat, only the unit that killed the enemy can consolidate towards other enemy units). And I guess the Veil of Darkness can make you teleport out of combat and still shoot, because you didn’t do a fall back… Read more »

Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes

This was brilliant! You guys seemed to be having a great time ?, really good fun to watch.
Good job on the win Mr Bone! Finally got the Ravenwing to do the business!

John Glass
John Glass

Excellent, as you’d expect. The chemistry between the pair of you is just great to watch and to listen to.

Struggle City, living in a Tauer block … brilliant! Lawrence, have you considered a career in stand-up?

Anders Jeppesen
Anders Jeppesen

DA vs Necrons?! More Necrons for the army? Necrons confirmed as next codex after Daemons!

John Barber
John Barber

@2:10:59 Sekhmet-Ra couldn’t actually attack Sammael because ole Sekhmet charged that turn against the company guy. I assume you forgot about this in the heat of the game and the enjoyment of the situation (and any breaks you had between filming the action!). Not sure if it would have changed the situation though 😉

John Barber
John Barber

Hmmm, not sure about that relic stopping interrupting units, if only because you spend command points on it. It isn’t an ‘ability’ per se because it isn’t something listed on their datasheet, like say; Chapter Master rule or Teleportation. That actually does seem like something that needs to be FAQd/erratad.

Ben Dalling
Ben Dalling

Except Ravenwing bike spam and Azreal+Hellblaster+plasma strat spam nothing in this codex seems exciting competitively speaking. It’s a shame that instead of exciting new things to make deathwing and non-gimmick green wing viable we got like 3 overlapping rules to reduce the effect of moral on an army that already doesn’t have much of an issue with moral.

Maybe they didn’t push the power level too far because they know the Lion is coming and he’s an absolute beast? One can dream.

Chris Patten
Chris Patten

Regarding the Transcendent C’tan, aka flying spaghetti monster, thoughts on naming him “Tutan- Ramen”
Like Tutankhamun? but noodles? get it?… sorry just trying to channel my inner spider.

Andreas Rehn
Andreas Rehn

That was a really fun battle report and gratz to Mr Bone for claiming victory!

Archmike
Archmike

Sisters of Battle whilst not actually resident in Struggle City do, however, have their convent in the inner suburbs.
“The Church of Issues” is also frequented by, of all people, Harlequins.

Alex Lee
Alex Lee

Wait, Didn’t you play the ol’ Crons against the exorcists?

Jeremy Mitchell Vrtis
Jeremy Mitchell Vrtis

An end of year video offering up what you would change in this edition would be a cool video. Maybe in a tatics discussion style.

Thanks for the great content!

Archmike
Archmike

Banter level over 9000 in this one ^_^ Giggled all the way through 😀

Rokok
Rokok

“TAU’er block” Roflol, I love it. Btw Bones, if you want to move out of Struggle City, buy more drones…

Chris Hughes
Chris Hughes

Speed of the Raven, Strength of the bear, Eyes of the Hawk!! Bravestar… Now filmed in Spidervision ?, sorry but that stratagem made me think of that crappy old cartoon every time it was mentioned!
The Tauer-block is possibly your best joke ever sir! Loving this batrep already!

John Barber
John Barber

If you’d indulge a little chef rant, but do you guys only have a Ravenwing Dark Angels army in your studio? I ask because I just feel like it’s a bit of a shame to always see them and not what the other toys Dark Angels have to offer. I have a hankering to see what Dark Angels (as an army of green men) can do, or even Deathwing for that matter. Anyway, I’m sure I’ll greatly enjoy this bat rep anyway! God I love how Games Workshop are now bosses and give all these goodies out to their fan… Read more »

John Barber
John Barber

Spidervision? Really? All those Lawrence jokes and that’s the best you came up with? haha 😉 just kidding (and being a bit vicious to boot).

Edin Bajramovic
Edin Bajramovic

Love the new intros!!

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Awe. I’d love to see a mixed company army hit the tabletop sometime.

Dimitri Tkatchenko
Dimitri Tkatchenko

Nice