Game 2 I found myself facing off against a Tyranid army played by Jamie Tigges. I have not played alot of games vs tyranids, so I made alot of mistakes. I will keep this short as there is not alot to be learned from my game...
Codex Space Marines
Librarian- null, and force dome
3 Honor Guard- razorback
5 assault termie- 2 th/ss
10 sternguard- 2x melta, 3x combi melta, 2x combi plasma, lightning claw sarg, razorback
10 Tactical Marines- melta, missile, powerfist, razorback
5 Tactical Marines- power sword, razorback
3x Predators- ac/ las sponsons
3x hive guard
2x hive guard
2x hive guard
3x carnifex squad
So I know big bugs are bad, and I know tervigons poop out little bugs. I know he will try and poop out more than what I can kill and hold the objectives. I let the other big bugs scare me and I choose to castle up. Mistake number one.
I castled up my sternguard thinking he was fast and would be within assault range fast. He was not, and was really a pretty slow army. He pretty much popped my tanks, and I tripped over my tanks in my movement phase. I poured my heavy bolters into him and put some wounds on the tervigon, but never killed either one.
|Poop poop goes the tervigon....|
|Predator and razorback are craters. CF are still holding back. DOH!|
|Trygon came in over on my left and killed both predators, 5 sternguard and one razorback! Go me.|
So I assaulted him with my dread, some marines and eventually my honor guard and Pedro a turn later. It was pretty even in assault as we were both loosing stuff fast. I was winning assaults consistently and he was taking fearless saves too.
|Close to the end.|
Well I got my butt stomped, by myself. I screwed so much up that game, I got the result I deserved. My list had flaws in that it had a split personality. Jack of all, master of none. My army is ok at assault with some shooty. My army could have be awesome at assault if I would have focused. My deployment boxed my units in. My dread was stuck behind my razorwall and I sat and shot with my sternguard instead of utilizing their base 2 attacks in HtH. I deep struck my terminators and they did not come on till turn 5. They did nothing.
So I learned Tyranids are ok. They can be beat in HtH with good units (hammernators). I learned I should change my list. 3 preds was unneeded. I could have used a vindicator in place of number 3. Pedro bubble army is good but you have to dedicate to it.
So I'm 1-1 and got 0 points in that game. On to game 3.......