Thursday, July 17, 2008

Back to 40k for 5th edition

Aaand I'm back.

The 5th edition of Warhammer 40k is out, and MAN what a blast it is! I played my first game yesterday at GW Oslo, a 1000 point game with the following list:
  • Necron Lord with Chronometron and Time Shifter
  • 10 Necron Warriors
  • 10 Necron Warriors
  • 5 Necron Destroyers
  • 1 Tomb Spyder
  • 3 Necron Heavy Destroyers
I was up against Erik and his Eldar. His list was something like
  • Farseer with Spirit Stones, Singing Spear, Doom and Guide
  • 6 Fire Dragons with Exarch
  • 5 Pathfinders
  • 10 Guardians with Starcannon and Warlock with Conceal
  • 6 Warp Spiders with Exarch
  • Falcon with Scatter Laser, Holofield and Spirit Stones
  • Wraithlord with Bright Lance
We were playing the "Seize Ground" mission and rolled four Loot Counters. The deployment type was "Dawn of War", in which only two troops and a HQ unit deploys at the start of the battle. The rest enters the game from each player's table edges in turn 1.

Highlights of the game
  • Me making all my "We'll be back" rolls the first two turns of the game
  • The Wraithlord falling to mere Gauss Flayer damage (He's normally impervious to mere S4 shots)
  • The Necron Warriors sprinting up the field in one turn, and sprinting back the next as the small unit of Warp Spiders appeared. The Necron Warriors got slaughtered by the Warp Spider Exarch the turn after.
  • The revelation for both players, when we found out that Troops are scoring to the last man!
  • The Eldar attempt to kill the Necron Lord in the final stages of the game, almost succeeding, but the Lord lived thanks to his 4+ invulnerable save. No Orb no problem!
All in all, the 5th edition looks to be a keeper. I had a lot of fun in this first game, and it was very useful for learning some of the new stuff in the rulebook. It will doubtless be some rule changes we overlooked, but who cares as long as we both had a good time.