Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Grey Knights vs Genestealer Cult 2000pts

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The Grey Knights return with a host of Terminators to face off against the insidious Genestealer Cult!

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Peter Rohlandt

Awesome game as usual guys.
Lovr me some Bone
Quick 1 and I’ve seen this a couple of times in batreps that most forget about. If a model perils and kills itself. The power fails and caster goes nova.. maybe been changed?

Cheers guys x

Andrew Davis
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Andrew Davis

Such a good game, was realy close and showed off how good the new CA mission rules are.
On another note, have you guys considered running Castellan Crowe in a Grey Knights list as your cheap HQ choice, or do you think there are better cheap HQ options?

Stephen Saint
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Stephen Saint

What do you guys think of terminators having a rule that reduces all damage by 1 to a minimum of 1? I also liked the idea of them having objective secured even though for most armies they aren’t troops. Then they become this hard-to-shift objective holder that can make them more valid and games using them a bit more interesting. Automatic once-per-game redeployment would also be a nice addition.

DMvdH
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DMvdH

Gotta say, love these very tactical non-tactica reports!

Kristian
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Kristian

I really dislike the constant hate on the GKs. They are not a bad army. Sure, older codices need tweeking, but not to the amount you constantly bash the GKC about. Lawrence often play 1 Nemesis GM and he always performs very well. The VenDs are excellent against knights – though not all armies field knights. And if you worry so much about knigts … bring one yourself? I believe, that had Lawrence started with the Termies on the board, spread the army out, as you were playing the long side, you could have had less problems with the DS’ing… Read more »

DelinquentBunny
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DelinquentBunny

I feel your pain Spider. My 3000 point Deathwing army is just sat on a shelf. A fix for all terminators is needed. An extra wound, toughness 6, or a 2+ rerollable save, anything just to make them survive a little longer.

And let’s me fair regarding GK psychics, Thousand sons characters get full smite, and you can spam mortal wound output with nids. GK really need an updated codex. I don’t think it will break them to get a little extra.

Andrew
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Andrew

Hi there
Was just wondering when we was going to see the ork army again, or should I say the GROT army again thanks.

Optimisticpaint
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Optimisticpaint

Great battle… Grey Knights seemed to at least make a fair show of it by the end…
Having no idea where else to put this… any chance for a video featuring Farsight’s “the 8”? My Drukhari are facing off against these terrifying cheese balls and I’d love to see them in action.

Owl the Molfar
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Owl the Molfar

OK. I finally got time to watch this. Thanks for much fun, guys. As some one who try to learn some tactic I have an question: on turn 4 for grey knights Mr. Spider gate his terminators to shot the rest of units near the last of his Grand Master whom he fall back, why not to gate to objective 5 instead to begin defending it, and I believe they can be placed in such a way to be able still shot at the remnants of Mr. Bone army? Also I do not want to write second post or wait… Read more »

Trev
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Trev

Wow, that was a close game! That was ridiculous, but very enjoyable!

The discarding of cards is highly frustrating ahaha!! Would you still have been able to discard the cards, even if you have been tabled?

Stephen Saint
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Stephen Saint

Oh man. This battle report made me laugh so hard I had to stop painting. Thank you, guys!

Martin
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Martin

The quality just keeps going up guys 😀

Laurence Senter
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Laurence Senter

Woooo! Well done Bone! Great to see how Lawrence doesn’t give up even when he’s so far behind, same with Bone last time, always fun to watch!

Chadd De Las Casas
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Chadd De Las Casas

Aw you guys forgot my favorite part about perils of the warp. When the daemons drag him off he does d3 mortal wounds to everyone around him. Batreps always forget that part.

Bulwyf
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Bulwyf

It is worth mentioning that Spider taking one of the worst armies in 8th (tied with space wolves as the worst imo) still almost won against a good army and player in Mr. Bone. It was very enjoyable to watch. I am glad to see Ben get a win and it was well earned.

Nurgleviathan
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Nurgleviathan

Doesn’t dying to perils of the warp have more consequences? Haha from what i remember it is like a vehicle explosion.

Aaron Berezowski
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Aaron Berezowski

That lucky dreadnought was a legend

Danny Aland
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Danny Aland

Thoroughly enjoyed this one, although I don’t feel like the GSC was a fully optimised list, I know that wasn’t the point of this vid, but I think it’s worth mentioning in terms of GK and terminators power level compared to other armies. I think this is what you were getting at during the wrap up. Good to see B-Bone stretching his legs again and trying even more armies, with very few mistakes, especially for a first run.

Nice run out for both armies and a real back and forth game. Thanks gents!

Joe Kerr-Delworth
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Joe Kerr-Delworth

Grey Knights really should have the same smite as Thousand Sons. 1/D3 MW on the non characters and standard smite on the characters. I’d then just completely change what the Captain does. Once that’s done and the CP of certain strats gets reduced to 1 (psybolt etc) i think they could be a lot more interesting to play. Oh, and maybe a quality of life buff for the Terminators in terms of CP generation. Similar to the Red Corsairs, but, if the detachment contains 3 units of Terminators, +2CP or something. To be fair, this could easily be rolled out… Read more »

Magnus
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Magnus

BTW, if you die from a Perils of the Warp the psycher explodes and does d3 mortal wounds to anyone within 6″.

Tzambissamo
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For your possible cults fluff B-Bone: If you check the codex there are some planets and even small empires run by cults who were forced to take over the planet ahead of schedule in order to prevent themselves from being overthrown. They send units to other planets to start new infestations, not just purestrain genestealers, so you could have consistant characters that don’t get eaten at the end of games 😀

B-Rad
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B-Rad

Basic grey knight marine should be 2 wounds and have a 5++, for 21 or 22 pts. Makes them durable and accounts for their psychers abilities. A Deathwatch veteran is 20pts with a 3++ and a storm bolter plus SIA. An intercessor is 18pts for 2 wounds. Demons get a built in 5++, so it would make a fluffy mirror for them to have that. And let’s not lie, free ap -2 d3 dmg weapons on basic troops is pretty sweet, it just hardly sees day light cause the model doesn’t last long enough to get in combat.

Akrabra (John Ivar)
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Akrabra (John Ivar)

Would be great to see some Purgation squads in action. I know they are not really that amazing, but i’ve had some success with them in the past. 4 guys with the Psilencer is actually quite cheap, for Grey Knights. Hide them somewhere and make sure you have astral aim and some re-rolls, decent anti horde and light vehicles, also worthy of the stratagem.

Great battle report. I love the Grey Knights, probably my favorite army along side Necrons, so more of both would be great *selfish*.

John Barber
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John Barber

“Prince of Pleasure” @ 34:19, some foreshadowing? lol

Augusto Fioretti
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Augusto Fioretti

What a game, gentlemen, brilliant! Thanks for showing what these two armies can do, even with some “interesting” dice rolls. .

I didn’t expect that ending…

Micha Ben Toby
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Micha Ben Toby

Oh that smug Bone in turn one was beautiful! ^_^ loved it! It’s about time you got one up on Lawrence! 😀

Speaking of Bone being beautiful is that the start of a gotee i see? All the best people have gotees you know 😉

Mike Jello-Sky
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Mike Jello-Sky

Well, hopefully GW will somehow get wind of this batrep and heed your words my friend… GK are just terrible! FUN, and I will always love them, but they are competitively terrible with a capital TERRI! LOL (see what I did there? LOL) They definitely need to learn what a storm shield is, they need to scrap smite and rework it. I’d even be willing to give up smite on power armor marines just to have a normal smite on terminators and paladins… Now, with primaris marines everywhere, why haven’t the GK gleaned what they could off the other factions?… Read more »

Yann Head
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Yann Head

highly entertaining game!! Spiders face, priceless.. 🙂
But my goodness, its a good job those GSC have all the “buffs”… they really are a “one turn wonder” style army.

Question: are you sure that when you are tabled you can not generate maelstrom cards?

kyle brown
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kyle brown

Love seeing a good close game with the Hammers of Titan, can we have a classic of GREY KNIGHTS vs KHORNE DAEMONS as a tactica? I would be very curious on how you would do a really strong mono god list

nab
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nab

Grey knights drop to the surface, genestealer rabble charges in, GK kills them all and go “oh, what this rabble, lets leave”. The third patriarch, Donald, celebrates a hollow victory on a barren planet, before the rest of Myrmidon shows up and feasts on their flesh. Kaldor draigo goes on with his life 😀

Fun games guys. Always a great laugh.

DALE ISHERWOOD
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DALE ISHERWOOD

“worst book in the game” he says whilst giveing GSC an absolute spanking ?, I do happen to agree with you though. Great game lads, nice to see terminators in action!

Cassandra Cooke
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Cassandra Cooke

Suggestion for the name of the lucky dreadnought- Wyrmslayer!

Thomas Hands
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Thomas Hands

Never been a fan of the Brotherhood/Paladin Ancient as the +1 attack buff is to MODELS within 6″ not UNITS within 6″ so its really hard to make use of that buff. And imo he’s too expensive if he is just being used as a deep striking d6 smite

wallisa2011
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I might have heard wrong. But you gave the primus a vigilus detachment warlord trait. The primus doesn’t get the keyword broodsurge deliverance and cannot get the warlord trait. Only iconwards can get it

Khyz0r
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Khyz0r

Great game fella’s and a well deserved win to Mr Bone, congratulations! I agree your brain can melt sometimes playing GSC, with so many synergies and options for twists during game, IMO I feel while they are strong but are one of the hardest armies to play. Note the Primus would of been a better option for the Alien Majesty Trait to increase both his 6″ bubbles to 9″ for Cult Demogogue and Meticulous Planner. Not only would the Abberants hit on 2+ with the picks (3+ with hammers), and save a CP instead of using the Annointed Throng Strategem.… Read more »

Kellen Kinder
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Kellen Kinder

one thing, you all forgot the perils of the warp explosion when draigo died… d3 wounds to all around him. Easy to forget because it hardly happens… unless they changed it since writing the first iteration of the rulebook. I only remember because it happened to me the last time I played my GK… lost my precious librarian… but killed several of my enemy around him!! BUT amazing batrep… love seeing the bois of titan smashing down some half-bugs!! where did you guys get your industrial fences that you used on this board? BONE… expand your space wolves for me… Read more »

Luciano Sgarbi
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A bit off-topic here, but Bone: I was wondering if you’ve head of your feline namesake, BoneBone. He’s a famous cat who lives in Thailand (I believe) and explores the world with a tiny backpack on. I think you’d make a powerful team.

Luciano Sgarbi
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so hyped to see black legion on here!

Alex Volkov
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Alex Volkov

What a hilarious battle report. xD
Great game guys, thank you. Although I was disappointed there wasn’t a 30 minute Grey Knights rant. I honestly quite enjoy those. Maybe you can make up for that next time, when Chef fields his Necrons. 😉

Also that Dreadnought was such a badass. First he is like: *teleports behind you* “nothing personal kid”. And then he also kills the second Patriarch. xD

Rob Butcher
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Rob Butcher

An enjoyable game, but i hope I don’t face Bone’s stratagem in a game !!

Terminators and all SM need a rewrite. Beta Bolter DISCIPLINE helps but they still need more and the Codex SM v2 is just around the corner.

We need a “lucky dreadnought” t-shirt etc.

Snarftron 9001
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Snarftron 9001

The band’s all here – Alan and The Aberrants!

Alan the Abominant – vocals
Peter the Patriarch – guitar
Paul the Patriarch – guitar
Kevin the Genestealer – drums
Maurice the Magus – bass guitar & keyboards

Bookings via Terry@hivefleetmyrmidon.warp

Nikko Villaruz
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Nikko Villaruz

Bone remember the rock cutters have a rule where if you roll higher than a model’s remaining wounds after you’ve wounded them (except vehicles) then they’re slain outright, could’ve killed Drago 😀

Also, the since the rules for the pick say each time the model makes an attack instead of fights (like with the cultist knives), you’d actually get 15 rending claw attacks when you attacked the grandmaster :DD

Jared Egeler
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Jared Egeler

TFW you one shot the enemy warlord on the first turn…
Oh my sides ???
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BobbyG
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BobbyG

I thought Bone was done after the explanation of his 2nd detachment, but 1 more little thing! If it wasn’t enought warlord traits and synergies already here comes another specialist one haha, the face of Lawrence realising this is a tactica and not a Bat rep. Hilarious

Peksi
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Peksi

For Unquestionable loyalty you roll your saves first and any you fail you put on a 4+ to intercepting unit

Greg Dorly
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Greg Dorly

Lawrence, you turn into Victor Meldrew every time you play Grey Knights. Just quote – I don’t believe it during the game and it would be perfect. (Yes im showing my age here!)

Ben Jones
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Ben Jones

That clandestine plans stratagem seems really cool for the guerrilla warfare style of the genestealer cults, but in this particular mission type it seem just a little broken. Such a powerful advantage.

Tazacks
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Tazacks

This bat-rep is absolutely wild. Between the face Lawrence makes after his dreadnought gets his smash on, and the sword antics [you were lucky to talk him down Bone, he had a murderous glint in his eyes for a second there] i was in Chuckle-Town all morning.

Ivan
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Ivan

Oooh GK? Yay! One day they will be good again… one day.. lol

Chadd De Las Casas
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Chadd De Las Casas

Did I get here first? What a twist.