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

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Cullen Wegman
Cullen Wegman

In my experience tesla immortals are the most overrated unit in the Necron codex. Don’t get me wrong, they are great anti-horde, but without AP their damage output reliably dwindles against 3+ armor saves even when they are pumping out the hits. If you are serious about going all out immortal spam at least two of those units need to be Gauss. I know that’s not the “sexy” choice as a rapid fire 1 weapon, but they give you some much needed resilience if/when your dedicated anti-armor fails. The reality though is that Necron’s greatest weakness is high volume –… Read more »

Dave’o Dinkum

Tough break B Bone. On the plus side at least you didn’t walk out of the building.

The Driver
The Driver

Cheers boys

Maeglin
Maeglin

Ooofff that was a but painful but still a good watch tactically.

What I’d love to see is a few games where all the TT guys use their tournament level armies. Could be interesting!

Peter Rohlandt
Peter Rohlandt

Hey Bone. I think the hemlocks do 2 dmg a wond ye.. well the triarch has Shielding so you could have saved on 1s dude.. correct me if I’m wrong

Peter Rohlandt
Peter Rohlandt

Excellent to see the crons out v their oldest nemesis

JaegarTheHyena
JaegarTheHyena

Spider, I refuse to acknowledge Eldrad’s psychic power until you put him against Magnus in a Battle Report.

Rob Willars
Rob Willars

it’s absolutely obscene how unlucky bone is in these reports, and then how lucky Laurence is. I think you’ve lost the last 10-15 games against him? I love the content but you need to do something about that…

Dragun
Dragun

A couple of different comments. Still need to finish up the report, but need to write this down before I forget. A way to get the Doomsycthes in : remove wraiths, stalker and a few scarabs, should net three of them. Strategy change : I think you should have saved the veil of darkness. Looking at the other list I would have noticed that the Reapers would have been the hardest to deal with. Their longer range and the dense terrain would mean you would never been able to close to them. I would have waited for the right moment… Read more »

ragingRaist
ragingRaist

The list you described in the postgame show worked really well for me in a game against orks the other day. The flyer stratagem is very powerful, especially if your opponent can’t shoot down your croissants. Something to consider though, a death ray is only d3 shots while the doomsday arc is d6. But I tend to roll 1s anyway (like Bone 😉 ) so it doesn’t matter much. And as you mentioned these flyers need to be sauthek to work! Another thing I am currently testing is 3 Heavy Destroyers. 150 points for 3 shots, 36inch range, hitting on… Read more »

Thomas Hedberg
Thomas Hedberg

Would have loved to watch this battle report. Sadly I don’t really see the point as the first thing I saw when I first clicked on this clip was someone in the top comment saying who won. The way the page loaded made the comment visible whether I wanted or not.

Gnomeo
Gnomeo

Small point of note the triach stalker has quantum shielding great battle report love you guys

Probably_Luke
Probably_Luke

I agree with Bone. The synergy with the Tesla, Lord and Triarch stalker is really good. Spreading the points, and the stalker itself can do some work, and between quantum shielding and the 2 stratagems for the vehicles, they can be pretty tough.
C’mon Bone!

Marcello Genovese
Marcello Genovese

Lawrence goaded me again so I have to take the bate 😉 I bring my wraiths for fun, but competitively I stopped using them because they have poor damage output and they just melt to mortal wounds. It does’t help that they are VERY expensive. I do like scarabs though. I actually like the triarch stalker lol I fully admit mine is just stupidly lucky though and on paper he is a big question mark. Mine just seems to soak silly amounts of fire and tar pits flankers often ha ha. I think everyone has their unit that bucks convention… Read more »

Marcello Genovese
Marcello Genovese

Ha ha, I love you too mate! I hope I wasn’t being too much of a brat big L. Your allowed to make mistakes 😀 I think your mistakes stand out more not only because you make less errors but because your rolling is always on fire and poor Bone is generally dropping ice cubes 😀

BTW I think you should play Flesh Tearers as your new army Lawrence. I think Blood Angels would be a good challenge for you.

JamGeo
JamGeo

I’d like to see a game where Lawrence is allowed to do everything but roll the dice for his army.

Better yet lets get a rematch with the same armies but Beard rolls all the dice for both. Special edition Beard cam with Beard hand.

TahitiJones
TahitiJones

Ah Bone it broke my heart to see all those smites hit your wraiths with the scarab screen an inch away. No reason to get greedy there. And a destroyers best defense against Dark Repears is Cover! Crystal those bad boys into the ruin and fire away with a 2+ save. Good work though mate!

Comrade_Panda
Comrade_Panda

Good game. That Aledari list is good… has 7 items that make me cry. Wraith fighters and wave serpents…

DakkaJoe07
DakkaJoe07

You guys keep mentioning increased quality of battle reports…..you’re already the best quality on the interwebs. Honestly I dont know how much better they can get! But I’m excited. Bone, Dude I cringe when you roll so bad. I can see all the hard thought you put into stuff and then your dice betray you. I know you guys try to color match the dice to the army, but you roll best with the toxic green dice. Maybe stick with them lol. As for the battle report, I can see the logic of trying to go after the wave serpents… Read more »

Jez Morris
Jez Morris

Ben – I thought at the listing section you said that the idea was that your scarabs were there to absorb the mortal would spam and then you moved your wraiths past them, was that just a mistake?

Ozio
Ozio

When you guys do get the Doomscythes done I saw a Sautekh list in the top 4 of a tournament that might be really interesting for a tactica!
Airwing – 3x Doomscythes
Battaltion – Imotekh, Overlord, 30x Tesla Immortals, 9x twin Tesla Tomb Blades
Spearhead – Cryptek + Chronometron, 3x Doomsday Arks

doKtor_kALT
doKtor_kALT

If Lawrence doesn’t go Genestealer Cult for the internal tournament i’ll unsub… only to resub right back, because i’d miss you amazing lot immediately! <3

Karlosdjackle

#outwiththeredgems

Mark Gregory
Mark Gregory

At this point i think we need a spider challenge game vs bbone. Spider plays with usual d6’s, bbone uses d10’s, everything else is as normal. Surely ben can get a fair go this way :p

David Garneau
David Garneau

B-Bone should run the Ulthwe, Lawrence his Drukari and see that game play out. Oh and take away the spiders lucky red dice……lol.

Franco Nova

GHOSTS ARE COMING BACK?!!?!? GHOSTS ARE COMING BACK!!!!!

Samuel Harding
Samuel Harding

I have this Ulthwe army minus the flyers so watching it ruin the ancient enermy makes me want to buy a few hemlocks. Or are the crimson hunter exarchs better?

Khyz0r
Khyz0r

Aeldari efficiency. You didn’t talk about it in the wrap up but I wonder if Mr Bone gave Lawrence first turn if the Necrons could have weathered the hemlocks, and countered much better as very little smites would of been in range?

kris carey
kris carey

whys it always raining my dudes is it because it reminds you of home 🙂

Worldspawn

Mr Bone, during the turn 1 smite spam, if you had removed the front Wraith first then the Scarabs would’ve been closest and become smite targets (as opposed to removing wraiths at the back, don’t get that choice). In addition, if you had moved a few inches less from the start, all smites would’ve gone into the scarabs.

Slamguinus27
Slamguinus27

Just subbed to you guys been free view for a while but can’t get enough of tabletop tactics. Hilarious Bat reps.

schallus
schallus

Hi- nice report – i think immortals are bad in killing T6 SV3+ stuff – 120 hits only convert into 13,3 unsaved wounds (120×0,33×0,33) – even not enough to kill a wave serpent (with 2 ulthwe saves)

SparklesTheDestroyer
SparklesTheDestroyer

Hey Guys! This is my list for tournaments and I play Necrons in the Chicagoland area and I have done quite well for myself. ++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Necrons) [53 PL, 949pts] ++ + No Force Org Slot + Dynasty Choice . Dynasty: Sautekh + HQ + Cryptek [5 PL, 95pts]: Artefact (Sautekh): The Abyssal Staff, Chronometron, Staff of Light Overlord [6 PL, 104pts]: Artefact: The Veil of Darkness, Voidscythe, Warlord + Troops + Immortals [8 PL, 150pts]: 10x Immortal, Tesla Carbine Immortals [8 PL, 150pts]: 10x Immortal, Tesla Carbine Immortals [8 PL, 150pts]: 10x Immortal, Tesla Carbine + Fast… Read more »

Stuart Davis
Stuart Davis

love the content guys keep up the good work.
I am curious as to why its always the B.Bone vs the Spider?
Is it because the other guys are so far behind in skill or is it because Bone is just a sucker for punishment? haha.

Lemquy
Lemquy

Well done gents, great game. Much better than the ultra verse black legion.

Samuel Foord
Samuel Foord

Great batrep guys!

John Barber
John Barber

Talking about you guys wanting to show off other units, I fully agree with you. To be honest, it’s one of the reasons why I don’t even click on your Ravenwing videos anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I think Ravenwing is pretty awesome, but I’ve seen that army about a bajillion times now (the flyers make it marginally more interesting I admit though). I do have a hankering to see Dark Angels on your channel though; but at this point it would be with the little green (or even white) toy soldiers. I know that seems pretty unfair though.

Thomas C
Thomas C

Really enjoyable video; great to see the more hardcore lists from time to time. A shame for the Necrons definitely, but I do think that had Bone had more luck in his turn 1 Andy if the Wraiths had been screened, it would have been a different game. Even though it was one sided after that, it was still great to watch. That might just be the Ulthwe fan in me enjoying seeing the Ancient Enemy removed though; loved your story for the game Bone!

Andy Tremewan
Andy Tremewan

Hit up Artel_w for some alternate aspect warriors with amazing casts… better resin as well

Joseph
Joseph

I play Necrons regularly, and here’s my two cents: – It’s almost impossible to build an “all comers” Necron list. Although the codex does, in my view, have all the tools overall, the cost per unit is too high to fit all the relevant tools into one list. – Therefore, I feel you have to skew one way and then build out from there. Wraiths, as you correctly identify, are not versatile enough and almost always are smitten or blasted off the board by concentrated fire. Plus they tend to get isolated as the army wants to shoot not get… Read more »

Navarios
Navarios

Hi guys, first time commenting but have been watching for a little while!
Just commenting as Lawrence was saying about not liking finecast, I have some unpainted metal Striking Scorpions that I wouldn’t mind donating to the cause if you would like! Let me know 🙂

Tanthius
Tanthius

Hi Chaps! Just wanted to say I’ve been a on demand subscriber for about six months now and I really enjoy the channel, best 40k related investment I’ve made! The quality of the shows is always high and very entertaining, and I really just wanted to I’m looking forward to the new studio move because the ideas for shows sound even better. The tale of four gamers one sounds very interesting. Thanks for the work you do and keep it up!

Paul Phillips
Paul Phillips

bbone i think you made a small mistake.
you wouldnt be able to shoot the stalker after advancing since it doesn’t gain the benefit of dynastic codes, i dont think it would benefit from methodical destruction either.

Tenryu22
Tenryu22

Bone you need custom dice with peanuts on the 1s the way you roll 😛 hehe still my favorite though:)

Chris Benzie
Chris Benzie

Don’t be so hard on yourself Bone you only made a couple of minor mistakes piloting your army, most other people you play would not be able to capitalise on those mistakes as well as Lawrence was able to. Add in some bad luck in your first turn, and that disgusting luck of the Spiders and it made for a very short game. But you can rest easy knowing that your soul hasn’t been sold to the dice gods, so that’s good for Ben.

Silent Lord
Silent Lord

Im a Collecter and loremaster when it comes to 40k, not a player. but i love this channel and group. its very entertaining and looks like i came at a good time when your about to expand and improved. hence why i subbed and joined the lodge.

you are very much the Grand tour/Top gear of the battle reports world.

keep up the good work!!!

P.S. The Spider needs his dice checked each game!?!?! suspected loaded dice. hahaha (excellent content)

Outbrake
Outbrake

Not sure if anyone else made this comment, but, the triarch stalker does NOT benefit from the Sautekh dynasty trait.

Brett Pettitt
Brett Pettitt

Buy lawrence the special D3 dice – bet you he will still roll 6’s on them…..

Oskar Ociepa
Oskar Ociepa

I’ll be excited to see the triple Doom Scythes. Their stratagem for mortal wounds is devastating. Granted it’s only a 3 inch bubble but against a tightly packed castle it has the potential to cause a ton of havoc, not to mention it’s only 1 CP I believe.

Tenryu22
Tenryu22

Would be cool to see an escalation league series starting low pts games and ending at 2k