Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Tallarn vs Necrons 2000pts

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Alex Andersson
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Alex Andersson

Great batrep guys, love both armies 🙂

Joe Kerr-Delworth
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Joe Kerr-Delworth

Bit late to the party, but, in regard to the Castellan and the 3++, i’d personally just cap Rotate Ion Shields to a 4++ max across the board.

Skylar Petitt
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Skylar Petitt

great game, but i really think you should have went to the end!

Curtis "Metal Fist" Govett
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Curtis "Metal Fist" Govett

I swear as soon as lawrence, or bone, think up the idea for a batrep of any kind they must have an internal monologue going “oh god why did I say that, OF COURSE THEY WANT MORE BATTLE REPORTS! Better ask just in case ;)”. Never change TTT <3

JK
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JK

If those hints at the start were in reference to a tale of style campaign and/or the start of aos on the channel (as stig kinda hinted to me a few weeks ago) I’m going to have some seriously embarrassing biological reactions

Seriously, now would be a great time for you guys to do aos. I’ve been really getting into it but quality AOS battle reports are really few and far between. You guys would really eat that market up.

Apathy
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Apathy

As a Guard player, I noticed a few things with this report… Firstly I have to say the 4pt Guardsmen comments on these reports are getting tiresome. As others and yourselves have said, it’s the capability of the CP they can generate being used by other detachments / factions that is the problem, not the cost of Guardsmen. Bare in mind that Guard don’t really have that many great stratagems, the regimental benefits are largely lackluster as are the relics and Warlord traits, save for a few particulars. The only thing going for them is orders, and those you have… Read more »

R Fischer
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R Fischer

So my favorite build with Chimeras is track guards and two heavy flamers. They just don’t degrade. Kind of like a 98 point Dreadnaught that is super fast and can belch out infantry. 🙂 This Chimera becomes a Hellhound Lite. And it doesn’t blow up on a 4+.

rynar
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rynar

Nice batrep once more. A few notes: I find standard chimera’s a bit undergunned so 4 of my chimera’s rock twin heavy bolter and the remaining 3 an autocannon because the multilaser is rubbish! (And heavy flamers are very expensive) And good to see the use of prepared positions! I find the channel forgets too often about it. And sorry guys, I love you. but please quit the 4pt guardsmen bashing. A lasgun toting, flak armour protected guardsmen just isn’t worth more in this game… That does not mean there are sore points especially when compairing them with the now… Read more »

Optimisticpaint
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Optimisticpaint

Thank you for doing close ups of the units while you talk about them. Great looking minis and breaks up the visuals in a nice way.

nab
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nab

Fun battlereport, looked for a while lawrence would bring it home untill the late game swing. 😀

One thing which was a bit odd was turn 2 Bone charging the lone guardsman on the objective with the immortal unit that advanced.

Josh Burgin
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Josh Burgin

I have to say, with the amount of Hype I hear from tourney players and the Spider about how unbeatable they are in the current meta and that 4pt infantry are a disgrace to the idea of balance, they never seem to do well on the channel. Proof that games don’t happen in spreadsheets, and that people perpetually underestimate how crippling BS 4 and an almost army-wide lack of invulns is. Like that horrific tactica against the Aeldari when they drop a Baneblade because they’re “so competitive” only to find it can’t actually hit anything.

Matt Battiston
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Matt Battiston

You guys always have the best quality, and most entertaining videos regardless of which two people are on. Thanks for that gents!

kyle brown
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kyle brown

Every time the Jackals are fielded the Kenny Loggins aka K.Log album needs to be on full blast!

Tazacks
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Tazacks

There’s no De-NILE that this is a pretty cool egyptian/desert themed bat-rep. You’ll hear nothing but Ra-Ra-Ra from me, cheering you guys on. Make sure you guys play Pharaoh.

Aaron L Brosnan
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Aaron L Brosnan

Here is my fix for the Imperium. Change the Troops section of The Imperial Guard codex to the following. Troops- Infantry Platoon. An infantry platoon contains the following 1x Platoon Commander 2-5 Infantry Squads. 0-3 Special Weapon Squads 0-1 Conscripts (Conscripts return to 3pts each) Troops- Armoured Fist Squadran 1x Infantry Squad This Infantry Squad must take a Transport Option from the Transport section and must begin the game on that transport though the Transport itself does not become a troops choice. Troops- Scions remain unchanged. This then makes each troops choice aside from the sions cost 100+ points. It… Read more »

Karl De Paor
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Karl De Paor

I run Catachan chimeras with double heavy flamer, (reroll d6). I find I advance them up the board and pop smoke turn 1. Turn 2 drop the infantry onto objectives and drive them into the enemy lines to pen them back. Seems to work well for me.

Micha Ben Toby
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Micha Ben Toby

AWww no Mr Bone I hope I’ve never upset you when I put that picture up :O I was only messing about I’m sorry! 🙁 xxx

FrankyMcShanky .
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FrankyMcShanky .

Wow, way to ruin it. Bone was going to sing for us before Spider shot him down. What a fuddy duddy.

Jay Johnston
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Jay Johnston

I have the best
“Table Top Tactic” Roll like Laurence only 6’s

Jay Johnston
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Jay Johnston

Where do you get your dice that only roll 6’s Laurence i want some of those and only those

Simon Horrocks
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Simon Horrocks

Necrons are great in a single codex environment and can do ok vs most armies, as soon as we hit multi dex armies we drop off the power curve soooooo quickly. A few faq level tweaks and some more chapter approved point drops are still needed. FAQ fixes would be warriors can go units of 5-30, ghost ark can carry immortals and lychguard (rp them too would be great), flayed ones get troop keyword and fix up the absolute mess around deep strike and invasion beams – its a total cluster at present..

Phil Stein
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Phil Stein

Hey Spider, there were multiple rounds where Chimeras had troops embarked, but you didn’t fire any Lasgun Arrays on any of them. You only fired the Multi-Lasers and the Heavy Bolters. So long as you have troops embarked on a Chimera, it can fire the Lasgun Arrays for 24″ Rapid Fire 3 shots.

El Escapo
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El Escapo

Great game!
In the intro, I think you are talking about Age of Sigmar. You might be talking about Kill Team, which would also be cool. But I think it’s Age of Sigmar, and if so, I am TOTALLY PUMPED!!

Daleway
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Daleway

Not finished the game, still watching the lists but please do more tacticas. I would love to see your take on a da tactica list, gsc, dildar, ig, tau and necrons. Any of those playing against each other would be great ?

Christopher C Wilson
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Christopher C Wilson

Yes, I want to see tactica’s for both of your lists. I liked seeing 1 of each playing other tier 1 lists then face off against each other.

Daleway
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Daleway

Amazing game, it was surprisingly closer. The luck swung both ways unfortunately for the spider(not really was rooting for the crons) but the map did overly favour Bone.

Nikko Villaruz
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Nikko Villaruz

waiting for the GSC batrep but this should keep me busy in the mean time 🙂

WitchDoctor
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WitchDoctor

Would you mix up the Chimera spam by adding some basic Taurox transports with twin autocannons for a bit more punchy shooting?

Martin
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Martin

Can’t wait for even more battle reps pr week! I sit and refresh this site way too many times pr day as is 😀

Scott Wallentine
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Scott Wallentine

Bone, I believe that just by firing the Triarch Stalker you would get the reroll 1’s because it says “you can reroll hit rolls of 1 for any friendly NECRONS that make a shooting attack against a unit that has already been attacked by any triarch stalkers in this phase.”

it doesn’t say the Stalker has to have hit or wounded, just attacked.

Edit: I need to wait until after the video to comment!!

Bobamelius
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Bobamelius

My Tallarn army that I’m building was always planned to be fully mechanized, just because I thought that it was cool and flavorful. Nice to know that it’s also good =)

Peter Andreasson
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Peter Andreasson

@tabletoptactics Just a small annoying tip wen falling back with your tank commanders. After falling back he can still issue himself orders. If you had issued the exicutioner full throttle he could fall back 10”, then advance 11-16” in the shooting phase. Main rulebook faq below for reference 🙂 Q: Can abilities that are used ‘instead of shooting’, such as Smoke Launchers, be used if the model using them has Fallen Back, Advanced or has enemy models within 1″ of it? A: Yes. A model can use such an ability so long as it does not shoot – it does… Read more »

VikingTom
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VikingTom

Spider, was I imagining it or was there still two squads tucked up in those two Chimeras next too the wraiths at the end? There seemed to be Sgts on the top of both vehicles? If so, could you have dismounted them earlier to stick in an extra 40 lasgun shots against the wraiths? It could have ended them a turn earlier….? That aside (am I’m sure I was wrong ;0) ), what a game, loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I’m planning on taking my Tallarn to my first ever tournament in two weeks and you have drenched me… Read more »

Marc Svensson
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Marc Svensson

Regarding the Triarch Stalker, it only needs to attack a unit, having been attacked isn’t the same as having been hit, so the buff will be placed there even if the Triarch misses all of its shots.

Herrnikki
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Herrnikki

Is it me or you just forget the reroll wound of 1 with your lord? And the +1 to hit in Fight phase with MWBD?

Owl the Molfar
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Owl the Molfar

One more thing. About turn 4 for Mr. Bone. Think I can suggest the plan that could potentially allow you to get 3rd Tactical Objective that turn. Want to know if I am right or wrong.
So…
1. Fall back with Wraiths to the other side of the Chimera they are engaged with, just enough to be within 3″.
2. Then move or advance with one Ark to hold Objective 1.
3. 2 other Arks shout at Chimeras to destroy them (optionally shout them with Immortals and charge with Wraiths).
4. If all goes well – 3 odd Objectives are now under Necron control.

Dusty
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Cracking battle, team!

I always look at your Tallarn and I think, “there’s no way that can lose!” Bone’s dice went from cold to hot at the right time.

Andrew Davis
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Andrew Davis

Great game, enjoyed seeing the different guard and necron lists. I can’t wait to see what you will be doing with the Vigilus detachments as i cannot run these myself.

B-Rad
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B-Rad

Bone, that was the most genuine “What the hell man!” I’ve ever heard from you. We all just met the real Ben in that moment, not Bone the youtube 40k player, but Ben the guy totally done with Lawrence’s dice rolls.

Martin
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Martin

REAALLY liked that Necron army, would love to see it in action again!
Great report as always guys, love the banter! My only complain is how much you make me laugh – I have the flu so laughter hurts 😀

Kevin Balchin
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Kevin Balchin

I smell the arrival of the foul Greenskins…..hundreds of them…time to activate my chainswords! For Amit! For the Flesh Tearers! (Orks fear the Flesh Tearers by the way…just saying,,, 😛 ) Cant wait, looking forward to it people!

John Randall
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John Randall

Awesome intro discussion! Excited to see the new projects as well.

-Lawrence, you mentioned that there was a Necron Tactica planned for the future, is that still upcoming or did I miss that somewhere? I am a Necron player and I love the Tactica series and I cant wait see them featured!

Chris Frosin
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Chris Frosin

Brilliant. Brilliant 🙂 I do get excited with all the pre game chit chat about game state etc 🙂 it’s the sort of thing that gets you thinking and totally the sort of conversation you have with your friends… right, anyway, after rewinding and watching the preamble twice, let’s get to the game and watch these Necrons demolish some canons…. 😀

Owl the Molfar
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Owl the Molfar

First: I am deeply apologize for posting that nonsense on previous video.

Second: Thanks for video! Allways love to see some Imperial Guard and Necron action. Would be interested to see Necrons vs Orcs.

Third: Still think Thrall of the Silent King Necron leader trait may be replaced by something like “All NECRON units can benefit from this warlord Dynasty Code, instead of only to NECRON 《DYNASTY》”. IMHO this will be more usefull and more in theme with title of this trait.

James John Stewart
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James John Stewart

Lawrence, will you be doing a Vox Cast for the Prague event? Would love to hear what happened.

Jason Fry
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Jason Fry

Regarding the pre chat, I can’t agree with you more wholeheartedly about the 3++ on knights, they already capped the chaos strat for buffing invulns, let’s get rotate ion shields capped at 4++ too.

Stuart Brown
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Stuart Brown

Just wondering if you plan on publishing a show schedule? Spending my nights refreshing a browser is becoming a little bit sad….

Eoin McCormack
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Eoin McCormack

I think the obvious response to all the slagging of the necrons is to call one of your lords nicky the necron. Then continually namedrop them and terry!

Rob Butcher
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Rob Butcher

Ogryns in chimeras would be a good shout (just take a Priest to buff them)

Jay Kilpatrick
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Jay Kilpatrick

I feel like armageddon chimera/troops would work wonders, the ability to rapidly redeploy or mount back up after firing means you can turn your T3 infantry into T7 tanks. Also, the new mech detachment from vigilus already had me thinking about busting my old chimeras out, and 73points is too good to pass up