Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report: Grey Knights vs Black Legion 2000pts

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MasterWis
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I like how the Lawrence insist on Bone taking the Black Legion exactly when its time to test the batch of new units which happens to be the worst options in the Codex! So Evil

Rhys
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Rhys

Wasn’t relevant in the end but Abaddon takes half damage from all attacks!

MasterWis
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I Love the Name – Bone Team! Houray to Nigel Big Tooth

Cole Harris
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Cole Harris

Great battle report as always, gentlemen! I do feel for Mr. Bone; some days I feel like the dice gods have abandoned me! Chin up, mate! I think there was some list disparity here, but each army has its quirks to both strategy on the tabletop and building lists to fit. Playing a loyalist SM chapter doesn’t make you an expert with all SM chapters, nor does it make you a Chaos Space Marine expert. Bone will likely need to try his hand at list building for the Black Legion and get to know the nuances of building and playing… Read more »

NixxNikoli
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NixxNikoli

‘On Demand’ needs renaming to ‘Spider stomps Bone’

John Barber
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John Barber

Death Guard melee squad, properly set up, can seriously outperform berzerkers, and still don’t lose their weapon options like Blight Launchers or even Plasma guns.

John Barber
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John Barber

Your combat blob Bone didn’t do as well as it could have because you weren’t taking advantage of Abaddon’s DTTFE warlord trait that triggers them on 5’s. You rolled a fair few. I’m not sure if I would rank Khorne blobs though, as fighting for the second time is pretty expensive for 3cp (on the plus side though it’d work against non Imperial targets though). I think you’d just be better off stacking Slaanesh (against Imperium anyway), within Abaddon’s range. 5+ DTTFE goes to 4+ with the Icon of Excess, which could go to a 3+ with Prescience. Couple that… Read more »

John Barber
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John Barber

I think this game really highlights why Grey Knights shouldn’t have a full D3 smite per unit. Although I do agree that it’s characters should be able too.

Also; your Black Legion Daemon Prince was already named Bruise Payne.

The Driver
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The Driver

One suggestion. Maybe there’s a way to post the lists? It’d be nice to be able to reference / remind people. That said, as always, cheers boys

TinyGreenMen
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TinyGreenMen

Spider. I cannot agree with you more about orks. It’s like you’ve read my mind. There’s a fine line between grimdark and comedy and GW needs to tread it carefully. I don’t wont orks to be the comedy contribution all the time. Needs to be a brutal element just threatening from the background at all times.

Inquisitor Helsing
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Inquisitor Helsing

What Grey Knight psychic power is Lawrence’s favourite?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpMXbxP-8IY

Aaron Funderburk
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Aaron Funderburk

Lawrence is there a way you can post what you think the best, most competitive list for grey knights is. I’m interested in getting them but really only want them for a competition aspect.

threemars
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threemars

Slightly off topic, what colours did you use for the falchions?

The Driver
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The Driver

Cheers boys

Aaron Rogers
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CHAOS BONE!!!!

Johann Cloarec
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Johann Cloarec

Great Battlerep. But @Lawrence your dice roll are still obnoxious !!

I just saw 2 mistakes.

1- the obliterators are FAQ, you have to roll for the S, AP, D “each time this unit is chosen to attack…” so with endless cacophony you rechoose them and you have to reroll the 3 dice.

2- @B-Bone with your big blob of marines with chainsword. You activate DTTFE on 5+when they are within 6 of babadon. So much 5+^^

Keep up you are amazing !!

Endre84
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Endre84

Run a big blob as night lords, 1 cp midnight clad -1 to hit. good agaisnt some armies mabe 😀

kamilian
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kamilian

Would love to see some new Craftworlds units, maybe a wraith based army?

nab
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nab

You guys should try a game using the same dice 😉 Or would that be heresy, crossing the streams of luck available in the universe, leading to unforseen outcomes? 😀

Always fun to see the Grey Knights out and about, guess Abaddon had it coming 😀

Cheers

Martinb
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Martinb

I for one welcome Der’reyk the deamon prince…

Ian Tomlinson
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Ian Tomlinson

What an absolutely fantastic game, very cinematic! Top notch 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Martinek
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Martinek

puh, you can tell bone had a rough weekend

Creative Name
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Creative Name

Why does Tzeentch not favor Abaddon with any psychic abilities or Khorne not give something made of brass to deny enemy powers? I feel like the gods are holding back

Silent Lord
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Silent Lord

I also Support more unique Ork names! Carry on Bone!

Brandon Kieffer
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Brandon Kieffer

I for one, welcome more custom Orc names.

intimeforchristmas@gmail.com
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intimeforchristmas@gmail.com

I love the Bone, “Finger-wag of DOOM”.

Dean Brereton
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Dean Brereton

hate black legion! die traitors, Bone? no! 😕😕😕😕

Mortz82
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Mortz82

Clearly the 3 Obliterators should be named Huey, Dewey and Luey

patrick logan
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patrick logan

laurel and hardy
cagney and lacy
mr kidd and mr winnt
cannon and ball
trevor and simon
vic and bob
smith and wesson
bbone and spider

congrats guys youve enter the top ten greatest double acts !!!!!!!

Jonathan Brandt
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Jonathan Brandt

Brand new fan here, have you guys ever done a Black Templars BatRep? I wanna see what kind of shenanigans you guys could get up to with them XD

CronosAssassin
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CronosAssassin

I sometimes wonder if Lawrence is actually good or just unbelievably lucky. On that note though, I remember BBone who used to lose a lot. I think being forced to always play against the ludicrous luck of Lawrence has meant he has become quite a good player because he needs to focus on the game in order to have a chance. So cool to see that growth! These two are my favorite players though (and Stig, cause Custodes). I do wish they would do more joint Battle Reports as they did for Christmas… Please don’t make me wait for Christmas… Read more »

Zachary Boyden
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Zachary Boyden

Great game Bone! I think you did a great job against the Falchions!

Chris
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Chris

Great stuff once again. Whisky levels running low after that days work BBone, maybe add some water to stretch it out a little? lol Always entertaining! Also have you been given moving dates yet? How’s the packing going? Guess you’ll have less beard combs to transport now?

Piers Mundy
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Piers Mundy

Yeas bone Orks would be awesome! I look forward to the names

Marcello Genovese
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Marcello Genovese

On a scale from 1-10 in this game Bone took a list rated at most a 2 and Lawrence took an 8 and claimed his army was fluffy which made me laugh pretty hard lol. In theme maybe but that list was not even close to fluffy in power level.

A fun exorcise would be one in which you guys make an army for the other guy to play.

Marcello Genovese
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Marcello Genovese

Bone did 5 wounds to the dread knight turn 1 and Lawrence only marked down 4…. XD XD 😀 ;P Ha ha, you did it again mate! (No biggy, just teasing back for all that “Doom” shade you pegged me with lol) Fun game, I feel Bone pulled his punches a bit though. Should have endless cacophanied his chain guns on that baby carrier turn 1 and BTW, if you take Havocs on foot, consider a chaos lord over an apostle and using the devastation battery. Being able to fire turn 1 after the grey knights move is massive, could… Read more »

Tarantoga
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Tarantoga

very nice battle report guys! i love all the grey knights and black legion bat reps. would it be possible to see some catachan action soon aswell? 😀

Stephen Boxall
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At about 1 hour 30 in, during the combat with the Obliterators, you could’ve rerolled the failed wound with your Interceptor Sergeant, and your next roll was a 5 which would have wounded, and your next roll was a 6 which would have killed one if Bone failed his 4+ save haha

Amazing game as always, though I feel that much storm bolter fire against a primarily T4/3 horde was only going to end one way haha

Duncan Christie
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Duncan Christie

Awesome battle, nice to hear thousand sons are getting some love. Any plans for Tzeentch or Slaneshi daemon armies?

Mikhail Davis
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When you endless cacophony with Obliterators, don’t you have to re-roll for the strength, AP, and Damage?

EvenTheTurtle
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EvenTheTurtle

Guys…..I love all your armies’ paint jobs. However your black legion army gives me chills everytime i see it, makes me want to hire siege studios to paint my GSC lol

Acraviotot
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Acraviotot

Lawreeeeeeence. I was playing around with battle scribe and I got the idea of running The Purge with Lord Discordants and Dreadnoughts/Decimators. The rise of the plague machines. Even running them with a nurgle demon batallion could be really cool. I’ve heard you want to play some Purge lately, maybe you could try something like that.

ChrisHughes
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ChrisHughes

I would like to see a 10x Slaanesh Chaos Terminators with combi plasma \ power axe or fist….with some prescience support, veterans of the long war and then endless cacophony mega bomb. That is all 😛

AquitaineUA
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AquitaineUA

will you play age of sigmar?

Yann
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Yann

great game, thanks 🙂 I wonder if we should allow Bone to use CPs to make Spider re-role…?

Warp5p1d3r
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Warp5p1d3r

dttfe on 5+ with abbadon about

Jacob Whittaker
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Jacob Whittaker

did kaldor draigo ever spit that sun out? or is he saving it for vect? lol
great game guys!

Tomgar
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Tomgar

Wouldn’t Bone have got about 6 million extra hits from Abaddon’s warlord trait? He rolled a lot of 5s to hit!

Great game as ever though, nice to see what GK can do!

LaMDoH123
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LaMDoH123

How are pistols not assault weapons? They’re pistols! Surely they’d be easier to fire while moving than full-sized bolters?

Matt Large
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Matt Large

I’m for a-BAD-on cos he’s a badass