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

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Joseph
Joseph

you two crack me up xD

Trogdor
Trogdor

Something kind of hilarious about a medic charging a chemical weapons tank with a giant hammer.

Love the Grey Knight games!

Isaac Herington
Isaac Herington

I am one of those people who enjoys building and playing over painting

John O'Connor
John O'Connor

Hey bone ref 45 mins, really good roll for the hit and then to wound you pick up the dice and basically turn them over without a good roll of the dice and turns into a load of 1’s and 2’s 😉 roll those dice man! 🙂

In saying that your rolling was alot better overall in this game 😉

Marcello Genovese
Marcello Genovese

Imagine if Bone had let the tank explode? Entire game swings his way the next turn. There is a reason death guard have a strat to auto explode, it’s really good for them since they shrug wounds lol. In fact a lot of death guard list jam drones and crawlers down the enemies throat so they kill them with plague spitters or mortal wounds.

In the future I would absolutely trade mortals with an elite army like grey knights. Something to consider.

Marcello Genovese
Marcello Genovese

You should have known from Frankenstein that lightning bolts only energizes zombies Lawrence 😀

Tom
Tom

Great bat rep guys, just a question for Lawrence why don’t you take one of your interceptor units with vortex of doom? Their was a few moments where a plague burst crawler was a massive template for dishing out mortal wounds.

Andrew Davis
Andrew Davis

I love a bit of grey knights. I have a small army of them myself and have been using your videos as guides on how to get the best out of them, slowly but surely i am started to get closer games in my local shop with them.

The Providia Campaign
The Providia Campaign

Grey Knights in the house!!! Still my favorite army to watch in action on Tabletop Tactics. Can’t wait to see the land raider.

Michael Hansen

Good that you’re getting some Blightspawns, I’ve been moaning about them for a while, their damage potential is nuts, but can also whiff terribly. I use two myself.
Also I hope you try to run the DG together with a nurgle detachment soon, it can be quite nasty, and it won’t anger the fluffbunnies (I should know, I am one) 😉

The Woodsman
The Woodsman

Always a pleasure to see the Grey Knights take to the field, and with a victory at that to boot! I personally seem to struggle against Death Guard, their Disgustingly Resilient saves always seem to nerf the potential of our Smites, even on 3-wound ones against their Daemonic units. I’m glad to see the Terminators perform well… I’m running Paladins as it is, with lots of Strikes, but they could perhaps be an option in the future. In a similar fashion to the Briscon list, perhaps the key to winning with the Sons of Titan on a higher level of… Read more »

Nicholas Lucas
Nicholas Lucas

Ah Grey Knights, I haven’t taken mine out since the Daemon codex dropped and found out about that Strategem that just let’s daemons bring back a unit destroyed by a Grey Knights unit.

Collecting dust I’m afraid… thanks for bringing yours out, great battle report, very close!

And Bone, just take the plunge into the abyss mate, quit muckin about and just do it, maybe paint a Plague caster in your image?? Haha

UnLachy
UnLachy

Read Lords of Silence if you haven’t already. Great Deathguard book =D

Enhanced Ignorance
Enhanced Ignorance

Great game as always. Bone should do Death guard or DA Orkses for his next army

Thoracis

Love seeing the Falcions of Titan do the business!

Samuel Harding
Samuel Harding

With strategic gamble you only double the points if you achieve it before the end of your player turn so défend objective cards are never doubled.

Judgethunder

Oh come on Bone your painting is just fine. 🙂

Your armies look great!

Ijdundas
Ijdundas

I thought it might be worth mentioning the Narthecium rules from the Grey Knights codex, as I think Lawrence was selling the Apothecary short in this game. You can heal a wounded model from a nearby unit without having to roll the dice. It’s only if you attempt to revive a slain model that you have to roll any dice and thus risk the Apothecary having to stop to recover geneseed.

ghostvalley
ghostvalley

Another gem. “as long as I don’t do anything obnoxious” should be a on your next shirt

Rob Willars
Rob Willars

I don’t think you can score the defend objectives as your tactical gamble? The rule says that ‘turn’ which usually means player turn right?

Toohat
Toohat

This has been said to death, so sorry for floggin the dead horse. But som sort of massage board where you can just swipe the armylists from would be AWESOME for us lazy gits.

Great batrep! Love seeing lawrence showing how i SHOULD use my sons of titan. 😀

Kim Nielsen
Kim Nielsen

Bbone, I definitely think you should pick up whatever army talks to you. You say you like Orks and Nids. Both are really fun armies to watch with tons of synergy 🙂 Go for it man 😀

Creative Name
Creative Name

That was terrific! Great game!

Dale Way
Dale Way

So a question, the rules state each time you cast smit you get a – 1 to the roll each time. Wouldn’t that mean past the first 2 smites it’s impossible to super smite and deny the witch becomes easier?

Aaron Rogers

Bone for Deathguard!!

Matt Mallinson

Lawrence, it must be heart breaking playing against your rolling sometimes 😂
Fantastic work as always 🤙
P. S. Should that secure of still been double points even though it doesn’t technically get scored in your turn?

Inquisitor Helsing
Inquisitor Helsing

Every single time Laurence says Sanctuary I hear Bruce Dickinson in my head screaming “FROM THE LAW!” 🙂

ScorpionP2C
ScorpionP2C

During that phase of Bbone making EVERY disgustingly resiliant roll for what 7 or 8 in a row?? I pictured the pox walkers just taking exploding shell after shell and trundling on. This slow barely moving but undying pile of zombie flesh taking the hits to protect the tank!
(which in an army that cared about its infantry its the tank that takes the hits and the infantry that hides behind, so thematic there too!!)

Altansar
Altansar

B-Bone, don’t let Spider pressure you into falling to the dark side, unless he gives up his dice rolling secret then I hear they have cookies which would be a nice bonus. I think that you would be a good follower of the WAAGH!

RadBunny
RadBunny

Great game! Question though – The mission says that when you gamble you score double if you achieve it that turn, not that round. Are you all house ruling the “Defend” objectives so that the gamble will work with them? If not, then Bone would have snatched that game!

Bhilleach
Bhilleach

Lawrence, what’s your thoughts on filling that storm raven full of purifiers and Crowe then dropping the Banner and Captain, disembarking the purifiers and have 4 d6 smites on the board plus all the bolted shots?

TechPriest Morgan
TechPriest Morgan

Great game guys! Also by the way Lord Draigo’s real name is Erik Lathouras. Decently well known player in Aus, got a few major Aussie tournament victories to his name. Important thing to note with the Land Raiders is that he was using them when Bolter Discipline still affected vehicles and that was a big drawcard for him. Otherwise he used them to camp objectives and fire using Astral Aim. Vanguard Detachment: HQ: Brother Captain (halberd + storm bolter) – warlord 112 (Loremaster, Gate of Infinity, Hammerhand, Fury of Deimos) Lord Kaldor Driago 180 (Gate of infinity, Astral Aim) Elite:… Read more »

Khyz0r
Khyz0r

Enjoyable game to watch. Well played from both players. On a tactical note, Mr Bone in round 3 when you charge the DP to get onto the objective you said you had to throw him away to achieve supremacy, I disagree. The move was correct but when you made the charge you should of also charged your other units in order to get more movement from the PBC, marines and any other units within range. This would of got more units into range to deal with the Paladins, as well as allowing you to screen the DP against smites using… Read more »

Flapdoddle
Flapdoddle

Love to see big daddy Necrosius on the channel – don’t forget he has a beefy pistol though – damage 2!

Dale Way
Dale Way

Did anyone else notice the nagash aos model on the shelf? They are finally coming 😊😊😊

Michael Richter
Michael Richter

Excellent game! Thanks für explaining the unit’s LOS when shooting!

Bone: You are an Ork – Player!!!

Flapdoddle
Flapdoddle

Great job B-Bone! You’re doing Papa Nurgle proud. Can’t wait to see what you can do with the plague sprayer guys. I’d paint some up for you lot if I had the time or the money, as it stands I’ve only managed to paint one for myself.

Anyway, nice to see you working in cloud of flies – it’s always tricky when you have two visible plague marine units though. You buff/cloud of flies one, and your opponent just shoots the other …

Yann
Yann

great game! so close…
Bone you could collect Orks and dedicate them to Nurgle… 🙂

BringOnTheCold
BringOnTheCold

I don’t think I have ever seen a blight launcher do any anything in any battle report. It may be worth to save the points on the launcher, and take one marine with a flail in every squad for some melee punch. Plague Marines are so resilient that they always seem to get into combat anyways. Has anyone had luck with the blight launchers? Are they worth the points?

Jason Zhao
Jason Zhao

Are you guys planning on doing anymore long campaigns are larger scale battles?

Tenryu22
Tenryu22

I thought deathguard ignored the -1 for moving and firing heavy weapons?

Jay Johnston

can you link the list that Mister Drego used to win the torment?

norrisch630
norrisch630

B-Bone for Death Guard!

Tomgar
Tomgar

Great video guys, good luck with the move!

Michael McLoughlin
Michael McLoughlin

Bone – Just a tip for when you shot that unit of plague marines into the 1 wound DKnight…it probably makes most sense to save the plasma for last since you overcharged. You may not need the shots and it could save you from a potential blow up. Of course it’s less epic so IGNORE ALL OF THAT!!!!

Zachary Boyden
Zachary Boyden

Great Batrep! I love seeing the Grey Knights out for a spin, always an excellent game when they are played with the Spider at the helm! I learn so much from watching these Batreps.

Justin Francis
Justin Francis

B-Bone don’t forget you can shoot the pistols on the plague marines into the unit they are in CC with. Would have allowed you to charge the Grandmaster in your second turn and maybe take off the last wound!

George Hutley
George Hutley

I think Grey Knight relic wise the Fury of Deimos and a thunder hammer is a better choice for the captain. That is effectively a rapid fire heavy bolter and gets beta bolter discipline all the time as a terminator (I believe it does at least)

I also stick vortex of doom on the captain to have a d6 smite drom ancient then vortex on the same target.

Bobabear
Bobabear

Thanks for a great battle report and a battle whit The Death Guard.

AquitaineUA
AquitaineUA

what camera do you use?