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

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Rabbit
Rabbit

Great Rep guys, good to see Bone win and DG win – been struggling with mt DG army, nice to see them in action 🙂

Unclefester89
Unclefester89

Great bat rep as always guys. Take cover was faqd so it only works on infantry!

SolarRaine
SolarRaine

It’s been about a week since I last watched a batrep due to travel for the summer. But my god i loved this intro! the black background with the Army names added some serious oomph to it!

LaMDoH123
LaMDoH123

See’s it’s Tallarn: Ooh, guard! I love guard. Sees it’s Beard: No! Well, that’s the game.

Don’t get me wrong, I love beard. He’s a great sport, but dear God, he struggles. And the rolling. Never play craps, Beard.

Michael Richter
Michael Richter

That wasnt a fair fight. Beards list couldnt stand against Bones and he doesnt seem to be an experienced guard player…

Aaron Funderburk
Aaron Funderburk

Sick!

Philip Leo
Philip Leo

Saw Deathguard and misread it as Deathwatch and got extra excited (they’re my favorite!). Great batrep though as always!

That got me thinking, though. I’ve never seen Deathwatch win a batrep–EDIT–I was wrong I had forgotten on this very channel the finest of the Emperor’s finest exterminated an infestation of vile genestealer cult!

Bellchump
Bellchump

Tank Commanders every time. The standard Lemon is naff. Sponsons are a huge waste of points once degraded, apart from maybe heavy flamers if you want to get a bit of close combat efficiency out of them. Probably better to run heavy weapons squads to spread the threats out a bit. Try AM in cloak and dagger, Lemons are soooooo bad, hitting on 5s from the get-go. Good game though. Love me a bit of Tallarn.

Wallisa2011
Wallisa2011

Have the roughriders ever killed a unit on a batrep?? 🙁

Creative Name
Creative Name

Great game and I like the 1500 point change.

Have you done GSC vs Tyranids yet? Is 1500 feasible for that if you can’t do a 2000 point game? GSC have their saviors come and start having second thoughts haha.

Uddhava
Uddhava

Great batrep guys, still felt like a ‘normal’ battle in terms of scale while at the same time being a lot quicker. Well done.

doKtor_kALT
doKtor_kALT

Well played, well watched, i’m happy! 😉

Lemquy
Lemquy

Bone you went full Lawrence this game, from your deployment, to your dice rolling ( not quite full Lawrence with the dice). How did it feel 😃

Yann
Yann

great game, i do like 1500pts it always seams so much more tactical… I wonder if a basalisk in this format would give the AM an extra edge…..

Andrew Davis
Andrew Davis

That was a good game, how was it playing a smaller game from a list building/tactical point?

confurioso
confurioso

Bone: “No ones in there either”
Beard: “Yeah!” as he picks up a one. XD XD XD XD

Never change guys, never change <3

Grey Buckleton

Those poor rough riders just don’t seem to be able to get the job done. Perhaps with enough scheming you could make DKoK Death riders work? Nice to see a game at a different point level.

Ginge_Gingerson
Ginge_Gingerson

Where are the buildings from guys, I really like them and would be interested in getting some.

The Driver
The Driver

Cheers boys

Francois Lalonde

I will throw so much money at GW if they ever release plastic Tallarn.

Karlosdjackle

Best content on the internet and I’ll fight any man says different!

Chris
Chris

I love the DG and we are a disgusting bunch but damn we’re not as disgusting as your rolls today B-bone my man, truly you are blessed by big ol Poppa Nurgs himself! I really only have a couple of gripes with the DG codex, firstly Chaos lords and sorcerers not having T5 or DR(obviously would be pts adjusted) and secondly Helbrutes being so vanilla. Not withstanding them not have DTTFE, DG hulbrutes are supposed to be quite divergent and soaked in Poppa Nurgles blessings(again pts adjusted because they need to be quite pricey). Apart from this they are pretty… Read more »

Joel Rutter
Joel Rutter

Great game guys, always love the dynamic duo of beard and bone. Beard was killing me with all his split fire though – that was one shaky shooting phase against those two princes!

David Hudson
David Hudson

Bone!!! Awesome mate made me smile when you got the whole list on the table. Legend buddy. I will never stop watching tabletop tactics…best in the biz.

Bulwyf
Bulwyf

For everyone in the comments whinging about Death Guard please remember the only reason Bone won was from very lucky rolls on his saves and DR. If he rolls average Beard has this game won by T3 easily. Given that is the case shouldn’t we be whinging about how OP the Guard are instead? Hmm…

André Ferl
André Ferl

You cant put the “take cover”-stratagem on vehicles. It has been FAQed. Only on infantry units and it only improves the armor save by +1

Maj. Boredom
Maj. Boredom

I think there is an argument that Death Guard disgustingly resilient is op, more often than not makes a mockery of the game and can render any tactics used against them totally pointless. I would struggle to find a game on this channel or any other where Deathguard are beaten without it being a nigh on Pyrrhic victory. Tallarn really should have won this.
Saying that, I am just feeling salty as hell as I hate seeing the Imperium lose.
FOR THE GOLDY BOI!

Tim Martin
Tim Martin

Cheers for the batrep! is there any chance that you guys can start putting the psychic and stratagem cards by the units that they are affecting as several times during the game, both of you had used abilities and hen forgot about them.

Nicolas Villaruz
Nicolas Villaruz

How did beard go the whole game without using vengeance for cadia???

Ryan Muza
Ryan Muza

Bone are those new plague marines models I see? Is this new or have I missed something?

Kbarnes2
Kbarnes2

My only problem with the drones is that that load out is 18 more points than a similar load out on the PBC, which has more toughness and an extra gun to boot ( though, admittedly, no fly). I’d like see them bring it in line a little, possibly by buffing the PBC and increasing it’s points (I. E make the mortar The Star of the show, rather than it being so secondary to the spotters). This would make the drones actually worth taking, and the models are so cool!

Comrade_Panda
Comrade_Panda

Thank you much for the report TTT. Enjoyable game. Keep the battles coming.

Brian Alan
Brian Alan

Disappointed to see it 1500 points.

Horst
Horst

Leman Russes are unfortunately not worth the points. Take Tank Commanders, or don’t take tanks… unless you’re Cadian and can use Overlapping Fields of Fire to boost your ballistics skill.

Kim Nielsen
Kim Nielsen

Great game 😀

GreaterChickenofTzeentch
GreaterChickenofTzeentch

When Bone was trying to narrate the roughriders failing vs the Plague Marines, I totally felt his enthusiasm and I’m sorry for him that he got tangled up. If it helps any, it was a really cool moment and I was thinking of them charging through the ruins, then turning a corner and POW!

A Plague Marine steps out of the rubble and punches out one of the horses like Mongo in Blazing Saddles. He goes down, everyone elses starts tripping over him and it’s all downhill from there! LOL.

Bobabear
Bobabear

Great battle report!
Hope to see The Death guard in a Tactica soon a em building my own at The moment.
Toxic dice, say no more!

Markofchaos
Markofchaos

Just to let you know, take cover was FAQd to only affect infantry.

Volkhov
Volkhov

Guard are clearly overpowered and NEED to go to 5 ppm on their infantry. Maybe BS 5+ as well! Orders should also only work on a 4+ on regular infantry and a 6+ on conscripts.

VikingTom
VikingTom

Beard, as a Tallarn player I just have to say…. I love to see the Desert Jackels on the tabletop – truly awesome. A few of ideas if you don’t mind me throwing in my ten pence. *The Ambush Strat is powerful. Run those Bane Wolves as a single unit (I know Bone loves Vehicle Squadrons) and bring them in as a reserve in turn two and melt some plague marines. *You can even bring on a full three squads of INF and a Coy commander if you take the dagger of Tu’sakh in combination with the ambush strat. That… Read more »

The Suave Lion
The Suave Lion

Where do you guys get your scenery from? The buildings and wire fences in particular

Lector27
Lector27

Ooh I really liked this little skirmish-scale batrep, was a nice new flavor, very fun! It’s funny how much of a difference 500 points is in terms of how the game feels, the game really zipped along and I think it helps to mitigate the skew of turn 1 – less of the “okay point all my army at that one very cool alpha unit to kill it before it can do anything” when you dont have that extra 500 to tip it over the edge, sort of the opposite of the recent Ravenwing v. Tau batrep. And my lord… Read more »

Max Rayner
Max Rayner

Bone, between this game and your one against Stig the other day your demon saves have been incredible!! The Inquisition has been notified…

Warp5p1d3r
Warp5p1d3r

deathguard is such a brain dead faction. 5+ feel no pain is just toxic.

Thomas GUIBERT
Thomas GUIBERT

Thanks guys! In France there is a very popular format for tournaments, the 169 format :
No doubles exept troupes
169 maximum per datasheet (so you can have a maximum of 169 pts of the same unit, so only 1 squad of necron immortals for example)
no flyers (planes) allowed

What would be your take on that kind of format?

Thanks again for the great content

Thom

Blswan
Blswan

I was thinking that beard can’t lose this. I’m 53 minutes in and I’m not so sure anymore…

Alexander Welk
Alexander Welk

Sry to tell you, Beard(ish), you had two aweful turns of tactical mistakes. Move the LR your first turn to get into range, cast the re-roll order on the Executioner. The CP to put your troops together was a waste, they would die either way.
The use of the Bane Wolves was good. Bone played well to screen them out almost completely. So it was the best you can get from them.

Though, a great Batrep as usual! looking forward to get even more of them. Keep it up!

Greetings from Germany

PS: pls don`t do Sigmar

bsbeatty
bsbeatty

Take Cover got FAQ’d and only works on infantry.

Jade

clearly its a genestealer cult army disguised as death guard 😛

BigGrim
BigGrim

Those Death Guard don’t look like Tyranids! 😀