Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Salamanders vs Death Guard 2000pts

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Grey Buckleton

What a game! Top stuff, this style of battle is very exciting to watch!

Zelun
Zelun

Did Spider fire the flamers on the nappy dreads at all in the game?

Enhanced Ignorance
Enhanced Ignorance

Sick game! I vote Deathguard or orks for bone

Matt Wallis

I know this is really late, but you forget about the Malignant Plaguecaster doing a mortal wound on the nearest enemy when he casts a power on a 7+. Would have made a big difference against the Inceptors. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

Edit: Nevermind, Bone just clarified he wasn’t within 7”.

R4zl
R4zl

Awesome game. A bit disappointed when the wounded redemptor didn’t multi charge the poxwalkers turn 3 to hide it from shooting. Would have mattered a lot.

Overall great game, the dragon rolled poorly and bone rolled rather well!

Also: remember your pistols in close combat! 🙂

Jake Barratt
Jake Barratt

Great game guys, very enjoyable. Just a quick question and a statement. How do the marines fire more than one grenade launcher per unit? Aren’t you limited to using one grenade per unit? Also the banner with salamanders is crazy good, because if a model dies then you activate him, then you activate the next guy who dies. So that means you get the Salamanders re-roll to hit and to wound on each model one at a time. Makes it ridiculous. Thanks for the entertainment!

Sherman T. Curtis
Sherman T. Curtis

Poxwalkers have 2 attacks each.

Mike
Mike

I agree with ordinary toast. I would like to see more behind-the-scenes videos as well. This video is a great example of a game with good banter between the opponents and that banter is the reason I signed up to be a member in the first place. It makes watching these videos way more enjoyable. Not only the banter but also the tactic talk between each other. And I would like to see where this banter comes from with a little behind the scene Peaks. Stay awsome you guys do a great job!

CloneD Anon
CloneD Anon

You should try Raven Guard chapter tactics and get a Leviathan Dreadnought with 2x Storm Cannon arrays.

James H
James H

This has to be up there as one of my favourite all-time batreps! Good work guys. Gotta root for bone when he brings the labcoated poxwalker!

David Harkness
David Harkness

Defo Death Guard!

Some suggested characters-

Peter the plague surgeon
Dave and Danny the daemon prince twins
Bobby the biologus putrifier
Marvin the Malignant plague caster
Thomas the Tally man
Freddy the foul blightspawn

I could go on!

Also the deredeo dreadnoughts are insane!

Leoš Prokopec
Leoš Prokopec

Even though I play and love nids I do thing Death Guard suits Bone a lot more. He plays it really well.
That doesn’t mean I don’t want to see shows featuring nids!

BobbyG
BobbyG

How do you upgrade a Captain to Chapter Master if it is a non-named character ? I can’t find the option in the Codex/Index.

Andrés Cravioto
Andrés Cravioto

Hey Lawrence @tabletoptactics:disqus . You have mentioned several times the big Plague Marine phalanx. How would go about it? A big 20-man unit can still just take two Ranged Special Weapons, and while Bolter Discipline does improve the standard Bolter Marines I am not sure it would be worth it. The other option would be giving them melee weapons, double Flail, double Mace of contagion and then a mix of 2 Plague Knives of a Bubotic Axe. You shield them with poxwalkers and Could of Flies while they get close but they are still really slow. Anyways, just wanted to… Read more »

Rob Butcher
Rob Butcher

Death Guard are good – their T5 means SM are wounding on 5s – then they get 4+ to save, then 5++DR save. before you even start adding in all of the minus from buffing characters.
Good to see the pox-walkers used effectively.

Martin Lindby
Martin Lindby

Mr. Bone, I hope you will choose the Tyranids. I can understand the pull you must feel when your main army is Tau. I also really really like the Tyranids. Thank you both for yet another great bat rep. Cheers from Denmark 🙂

Mike Cooper
Mike Cooper

Fellas you knocked it out of the park with that batrep loved it!!. Bone Death guard all the way for you

Johann Cloarec
Johann Cloarec

I vote for Death Guard as new tournament army for Bone !!

Maybe add some Rhino packed with Plague Marines (3 or 4) and one biologius with the Fugaris’ helm and make it rain^^.

Sam
Sam

Pistols are the new death to the false emperor. I’m not sure how many rounds it was but you might have been able to kill the poxwalkers in the middle of the board earlier, allowing you to shoot with the hellblasters round 5.

Btw amazing batreps. I’m so looking forward to the new studio and all the fun you say it will bring. You guys are 40k royalty!

Alex Graham
Alex Graham

i cant wait for you guys to jump into playing 30k cause id fly over from Australia to play with you guys as it seem like an absolute blast as ive been following you guys for a few years now

Khyz0r
Khyz0r

Good game gentlemen, a lot of laughs and a good close game.

Regarding the poxwalkers though for 1 point more plaguebearers are just a much better/competitive choice of screen. They have innate S4 T4, 5++ Invul, and -1 to hit in units 20+. Nothing wrong with taking your big blob of 20 plaguemarines surrounded by plaguebearers and nurglings.

Arktus
Arktus

I am sure someone has asked already but where did you guys get those ruins from?

Modulus42B
Modulus42B

Is it correct that washing machines live longer with Ancalagon?

josh keeling
josh keeling

Is the B Bone a full time member of TTT? im losing track who is and who isnt!

Thunder Horse
Thunder Horse

Definitely Tyranids for the BONE! Id love to see what you come up with. Im slowly building a shooty list to take to some local tournaments

Andreas Rehn
Andreas Rehn

Awesome game guys! 😀

Michael Hager
Michael Hager

I say Bone should follow his heart. If he wants to run free with Terry in a field of flowers who are we to judge?

mark hearne
mark hearne

They need to move that banner action to the end of the phase. its a horribly distraction. like the old old soulburst

Matthew Filbert
Matthew Filbert

Awsome bat rep as always guys the dragons really starting to show some teeth. Just something a quick query what’s your guys opinion on the the old bloat drones I quite like them but almost never see them.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson

Yet again another belter, though I felt bone willing lawrences bad dice was a little unfair at Bones had some reaaaaal breaks & solid rolls this game 😛 Epic none the less and and down to the bitter end. I wanted the DG to win, so it all worked out in the end. Well played B-bone!

Marc Svensson
Marc Svensson

Regarding Salamanders, I feel like it would be very beneficial to fire the quality weapon first since you’ll then know if you needed the rerolls for it and if not just use it for something else.

And then obviously a question for you, how many grenades can you use per squad?^^ Hint, its 1, sadly the auxiliary grenade launcher doesn’t change this fact. Oh and Storm of Fire effects every kind of shooting weapon, including grenades.

Tim Smith
Tim Smith

Bevis and bonehead, am I right ? (^_^) Bones could do both armies ?

kyle brown
kyle brown

If we are voting for BBones new army, I would like him to start a new SLAANESH army. I think they suit him, they are all about having fun, they are the opposite to T’au and they are the new hotness. All you have to do is make the belly rubbing a bit more perverse haha

Dylan Kidwell
Dylan Kidwell

Bone 40 genesteelers 3 tyrants the swarm lord and use the rest of the points on gants to run a TRIPLE battalion!

Matt Battiston
Matt Battiston

BBone please do a deathguard army for your new tournament list! You have a very solid grasp of their army and they definitely suit you man

Matt Wright
Matt Wright

Bone, mate, Death Guard! Nurgle has so much love to share with you. So, so much. Just think – every time you get a sniffle that’s just Papa Nurgle looking out for you buddy. What can the tyranids offer? They would just eat you!

p.s. As the Spider said people vote their own army and yes, the Death Guard are my army 😀

Imperial Grunt
Imperial Grunt

Grear batrep, really looking forward to a Primaris tactica! Please cover Raven Guard chapter tactics too.

Bone, both DG and Nids is cool but man, I can see you at the LVO with a DG army rocking a TT Grotti T-shirt! Looking forward to seeing which army you choose.

Chris Frosin
Chris Frosin

“Salamander!” is going to become as icon a phrase in these battle reps as “Kabal of the Flayed Skullllll!” lol. SO many re-rolls. Such a strong Chapter Tact!

Great rep, oh my god so funny!!!

I also +1 for Bone to use Deathguard. So much more possible variety in them than ‘nids I fear 🙂 Enjoy whatever you chose though!

Caliban36
Caliban36

I like Tyranids for Bone. The TT crew in general seems to loving playing and playing against the Nids. Plus they’re the best looking army for purple (Zerg references will abound) to match the Toga dice to maximize the army’s luck potential. Great game as always.

Maeglin
Maeglin

Fantastic game guys!

I love Bone playing Death Guard but would like to throw another idea out there… Tyranids with Genestealer Cult allies? Terri can have her friend Maggie and maybe her Abominant buddie Larry?

TweakyLeRoy
TweakyLeRoy

Join Papa Nurgles’ legions Mr Bone. Spiders are always on the menu 😉

Evilution
Evilution

Bone, if you take forge world character ( Necrosius I think )his a plague caster that gives poxwalkers re-roll 1s on their DR, I don’t think his much more points then a normal plague caster as well would of been good for this list.

Jacobi
Jacobi

Great batrep, very funny! Hoping for Bone to stick with the bugs though…

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

Loved the game, really makes me want to get some more primaris too… Dark Angels Primaris though hmm I don’t think Azrael likes them too much.
EDIT: If I ever come up to the UK you guys better believe I’m challenging you to some games!

Mattie Dubbs
Mattie Dubbs

Bone my Boy! DO NOT let the heretical Chaos Lord Spider steer you from what your heart desires! Pursue the Hive Fleets as you desire and battle against Spiders suggestions of Chaos! Nothing but empty promises, lies, and the hellish abyss awaits you if you so follow his suggestions! Great report guys! Can’t wait to see the new studio! 🙂

Bounce
Bounce

Nids all day!

Mark Towns
Mark Towns

B-Bone is the hero the death guard need, he is Grotti personified. ?
10 man blightlord bomb is such a powerful and fun unit to use as are deredeo dreads.

Michael Lucas
Michael Lucas

As if Grotty would have it any other way.

Bowlzee
Bowlzee

Recently Signed up, loving every minute of the Batreps. Bbone should play Death Guard… I always enjoy watching him play them 🙂

mark hearne
mark hearne

What style Chapter master are you guys thinking? a smashy one, a shorty one, one that is a dreadnought……?