Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Salamanders vs Tyranids 2000pts

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Martinek
Martinek

the day GW subscribes to your website will be glorious

Eric Nardo
Eric Nardo

There’s no way that isn’t Terry. Otherwise I’m not sure what I’m paying for if it’s not to support Terry and the kids!

David Alastair Hayden

The detachments help Primaris a lot. And if you have CP to burn, then perhaps you should make the backfield captain a chapter master.

Raven Guard works best, followed by, I think, Crimson Fists. But Salamanders are decent and are so much fun with the re-rolls.

Alex
Alex

What if the Dragons were Dark Angel’s successors? WotDA!

Alex
Alex

What if the Dragons ran Dark Angel’s successor tactics? WotDA!

Alex
Alex

What if the Dragons ran Dark Angel’s successor tactics? WotDA!

GravesDisease
GravesDisease

Valiant effort Bone with the genestealers at the beginning – but it’s a real waste to just use them for tagging – that could be done by hormagaunts! To get value from genestealers they need to not die. In any game where you charge them in you essentially have these options: – Aim to not kill unit and then pile in to wrap a single model – Kill 1st unit, use overrun to hide behind terrain – Kill 1st unit, use overrun to move around another unit (e.g. dreadnought), use fight twice to pile in (but not hit) – Declare… Read more »

D.J Kiepura
D.J Kiepura

As per usual. Love the work!

Love to see the dancing dreadnaught making a retrun!!
Bone needs to christen it asap so we can see lawrences l;ittle face shift with an undercurrent of simmering rage.

Also – amazing work on the The ancient banner. Beatiful.

Jack Hamer
Jack Hamer

that’s one TERRYfying tervigon…

Kyle Urbach
Kyle Urbach

Doesn’t the Salamander chapter tactic work when using the Ancient to fire or fight before a model dies?

Bjarke Pedersen
Bjarke Pedersen

“Trying to raise the kids and raze the planet, leave her alone!”

Andrew Horan
Andrew Horan

I can’t tell if you guys remembered the repulsors rule to add two to the charge. You guys said it was a seven and a seven was rolled would love to know if it was actually 5 inch and you guys caught it or if it was actually a 9 inch as it was pivotal.

Andrew Horan
Andrew Horan

Would love to see indomitus crusaders with big intercessors blobs

Spruelord
Spruelord

Obsidian dragons as Salamanders are awesome! Good job!

BobbyG
BobbyG

This moment when the Lieutenant faces the broodlord, feels like Indiana Jones and the last crusade. The broodlord faces him, screams with his mouth wide open preparing his deadly claws, but the Lieutenant is not having it, he takes a grenade, throws it in a lazy fashion in his mouth, and Boom, thanks for playing, Next.

Todesbrot
Todesbrot

Tervigons are just so bad 🙁
They can’t shoot well, they can’t fight well and they are not very good at Psychic. Also if your opponent knows what he is doing, you will never be able to respawn Termagants…

For the same cost as a Hive Tyrant that does everything better (except spawning of course). Even the ~50 points drop from Chapter Approved was far too little.

Also you should think about adding some Devourers to the Termagants, makes them a lot better and gives them more range, while beeing protected by the Fleshborer Termagants of the big blob.

Seán Kenny
Seán Kenny

That Captain that killed Ignis needs a cool nickname, like “The Iron Hunter” or something. 😀

John Barber
John Barber

I wouldn’t mind seeing a Tyranid tactica! 🙂

Antony
Antony

If you are thinking the Repulsor is expensive for what it does, spare a thought for the Necron Monolith – 320 points! Same problems, 3+ save, no invulnerable save etc… Just dies turn 1 leaving the troops inside stranded on the tomb world. Sometimes I like to switch this up and bring it in turn 2, and then it dies leaving all the troops inside stranded on the tomb world 🙂

DMvdH
DMvdH

love the Primaris army guys, it’s so cool! Really inspired me to start work on my own home-brew chapter. about the wrap and trap with the Genestealers, what you could’ve done Bone, is to charge and kill the unit of intercessors as you did and then overrun after killing them, moving and advancing up to the entire marine army and then using the “fight again” Strat to lock all of the army up in combat. Costs a boatload of cp but would’ve shut down the entire marine army in one fell swoop, probably trapping a fair few of them as… Read more »

Soundwave
Soundwave

Hey Lawrence, any chance of a quick video explaining this “wrap and trap” move?

JancoBCN
JancoBCN

I would love to hear your thoughts on your last tournament, guys! Any chance we get some Vox Cast about it?
Thanks and great report, as always!

Urbi
Urbi

Super awesome primaris force!
The nappy dread from afar looks a bit clumsy :), like he is almost falling over.
Its like after a battle, Fallen brother Honoured captain Ezekiel should have been put inside the dreadnought. But because the marines where pretty hard mutilated they ,by mistake, put in brother Bonar, who’s always in for a joke and a laugh 🙂

Altansar
Altansar

Has the Repulsor been FAQd to be able to carry Mk X Gravis armor at 1 slot instead of 2?
Should have watched the whole Bat Rep first.

Joseph Tannehill
Joseph Tannehill

awesome batrep, however i do not believe the captain gets his salamander reroll for his second round of fighting due to it being available for one hit and one wound per phase.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson

Loved the game as usual.. so confused why turn you put all the genestealers into 5 intercessors and didn’t decide just to straight up kill the redemptor on 4 wounds? I assumed you were going to wrap it so it couldnt’ retreat and then you just piled into it. Just odd, decided not to kill it wasting a massive amount attacks on the interecessors, you even could of wrapped the intercessors with pile ins by not declaring a charge on them and kiilled the redemptor to keep the genestealers alive.

Nonetheless, the best content out there like usual. Awesome game guys!

Jamie Broadhurst
Jamie Broadhurst

Hi guys loving the new army and glad to see it win, tried using repulsers myself but find them too expensive. I now only use them as transport to protect my 10 hellblsters. Also would love to see a ultramarines tactica with bobby g that doesn’t involve razorbacks and stormraven as I’m trying to come up with more infantry bases lists for holding objectives and moving around the board ignore you guys could make this possible I would be forever grateful 🙂

Jack Rutter
Jack Rutter

Personally I’d like to see some inter-faction battles which is something I don’t think we see much of on this channel, Chaos vs Chaos, Imperium vs Imperium.
Would love to see something like World Eaters vs Iron Warriors or maybe the Black Legion, or Imperial Guard vs the new marines.

Harris Richards
Harris Richards

Excited to see Bone try out the GSC, I’ve found them mixed so far, you really either have to go all in or you’ll just be fielding 100 guard equivalents and get smashed. Also don’t listen to Lawrence about the Aberrants 😉 they’re excellent when used in the right way (e.g. twisted helix with an Abominant then aim for might from beyond and/or a primus, then fight twice). You’ll pretty much have to use multiple different creed detachments and tbh at 2k you really need 15Cp minimum. Acolytes in big blobs with 4-6 rock saws in Cult of the Four… Read more »

Martin
Martin

My biggest wish for Primaris 2019, is a Gravis armoured close combat squard! Shield and hammers, or something cool with those big mittens! I know I know, they already have some melee capabilities, but imagine it! Big, bulky, walking through the fire! And then they turn on their power weapons – you just know you are in for a whooping!

Jack Rutter
Jack Rutter

Nice to see the Salamanders trait get an outing, big fan of the sons of Vulkan.
Personally I’d like to see some inter-faction battles which is something I don’t think we see much of on this channel, Chaos vs Chaos, Imperium vs Imperium.
Would love to see something like World Eaters vs Iron Warriors or maybe the Black Legion, or Imperial Guard vs Blood Angels or the new marines.

Philip
Philip

Another great game!

I’m not sure if you mentioned it but did you account for Defenders of Humanity, fighting over the obejective in the middle?

Cassandra Cooke
Cassandra Cooke

Bone’s cheeky wee smile when he winds Lawrence up about the daft tyranid names is brilliant. Grotty level mischief

Cassandra Cooke
Cassandra Cooke

Bone’s cheeky wee smile when he winds Lawrence up about the daft tyranid names is brilliant. Grotty level mischief

Simon
Simon

Lawrence…at around 1:35 you called the tervigon “Terry”. You have now forever lost the right to complain about the name. 😀

Brandyn Johnson
Brandyn Johnson

Bone you should break out the wolves of fenris against another melee oriented army

Thomas Gardiner
Thomas Gardiner

Just want to echo other people in recommending the Vigilus Crimson Fists. It’s much less CP intensive than Indomitus Vets and the CF chapter tactic is amazing for an MSU Primaris army, especially in conjunction with the CF strats like exploding bolt rifle hits. Also, an Lt with Field Commander so he can take Expert Instructor is an excellent and cheap buff HQ, granting rerolls to 1s to hit within 9” and to wound within 6”. Give him Duty’s Burden and he’s getting 4 shots at 36” S5 AP-2 D2. For all that Marines are very weak right now, I… Read more »

B-Rad
B-Rad

Spider, y’all ever think about doing same codex matches to show how an army can be played differently?

KEVIN SANTOS
KEVIN SANTOS

Is their any way you can get a custodes game in? I’m an all custodes player and I convinced they suck but maybe you can show me other wise .

Magnis
Magnis

Awesome batrep guys. Really excited to see what you all do with the new armies and the new studio! Really great stuff you’ve guys got going on.

I think I might have played that first turn genestealer charge a little differently. Could have positioned for a charge against the wounded dread and to wrap the marines in combat. Basically charge the dread with enough to try and kill it, while leaving some stragglers back to use their 3″ consolidate to wrap up the marines.

Gotta protect that many points

Alex Volkov
Alex Volkov

Great game, thank you.
I’d be happy to see some Reiver action in the future.

Gato Volador
Gato Volador

Attention! Wall of text incoming 😀 First off guys, I´m very happy for your success and the upwards mobility into a new studio with a bunch of new armies. Keep it up! Onto the meat: Primaris marines. They are a tough army to play. SM in general pay a lot for having so called versatility, but Primaris get way less of that. Especially your anti-tank options are very slim, forcing you to play the points game in certain match-ups. This can also be tough, because of the characteristic mobility issues that Primaris have. Another issue is the vulnerability to multi-damage… Read more »

Mark Maughan
Mark Maughan

The Salamander Symbol is not the alternate chapter symbol – it is the Symbol of the First Company Firedrakes…. So First Co Veterans in 40k will have the symbol on their armour somewhere….

(My Gamertag is MasterCrafty for a reason 😉 – I’m all about those Salamanders!

Matt Mallinson
Matt Mallinson

A bit like beard and dttfe, you guys need “icarus pod – 1 dmg” written somewhere xD
Pucker bat rep as always, the salamanders tac actually seems really good, would be interesting to see how many cps worth of rerolls Lawrence actually got for free!
Keep up the good work my dudes ?

St.Lazarus
St.Lazarus

I run a quite successful list of three Repulsors kitted for dakka and two stormravens, supported by 15 intercessors, lieutenant and a captain that gets upgraded to a chapter master.

The things I have learned from playing primaris since day one is that they don’t last out in the open, the las talon is a trap because it lacks range and repulsors need something to distract from them. people in general underestimate the resilience of repuslors and the massive amount of firepower they can bring to bear.

I’m really excited to see what more the Dragons get up to.

easywayout
easywayout

@ 1:53 and a bit you consolidate both the intercessor and gravis captain after the gravis captain killed the termagants.

You would not have been able to do so, as the intercessor was no longer within 1″ of any enemy models and thus couldn’t have activated in the fight phase since he didn’t charge.

Consolidation doesn’t happen at the end of the phase, it happens at the end of each individual unit’s activation.

Alex Volkov
Alex Volkov

Unless I’m missing something, shouldn’t the Space Marines be controlling the objective even if there are more enemy models within its range? Because they have “Defenders of Humanity”.

Craig Latta
Craig Latta

Grey Knights vs genestealer cult coming up wow can’t wait

Travis Akers
Travis Akers

Really cool chapter name! the first time my gaming group and I made our own chapter for the Deathwatch RPG we rolled a random name from a table and the name we got was Obsidian Dragons. Our fluff for them is they came from a deathworld similar to the salamanders and instead of biker units we rode giant raptor-like dinosaurs.

Aidan Brown
Aidan Brown

I’m really looking forward to seeing Charles the chapter master next time!