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AoS Seraphon V Death Rattle 1000 points

Discussion in 'Battle Reports' started by Crowsfoot, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Well-Known Member

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    Ok I thought I was facing Stormcast but he turned up with Death Rattle!

    Seraphon

    Eternity Warden, General, Legendary fighter with Relic blade
    Skink Starpriest
    10 Guards
    10 Skinks, boltspitter and shield
    10 Skinks, boltspitter and shield
    3 Rippers
    1 Stegadon with bow

    Death Rattle

    Wight king with standard, General, Ruler of the night with Black amulet
    Wight king with Black axe
    Wight king with Black axe
    20 Skeleton warriors with spears
    20 Skeleton warriors with spears
    5 Grave guard with shields
    5 Black knights
    5 Black knights

    I won the roll for deployment so from left to right I went,
    10 Skinks, Stegadon, starpriest behind Stegadon, 10 Guard, Eternity behind Guard, 3 Rippers, 10 Skinks.

    He went from left to right,

    5 Black knights, 20 Skeletons, 5 Grave guard, 20 Skeletons, 5 Black knights, Wight king with standard set middle and back, Wight kings with black axe set behind Skeletons.

    Turn 1

    I made him go first, he gives Lord of bones to the left warriors, he runs with everything apart from the King with standard which he plants.

    I put the bloat toad in range of his wight king, I move both skinks up into shooting range, I move Steggy into range on the left Black knights, I march 10 with my guards into cover and run the eternity warden 7, Priest moves up 5, rippers move behind cover.

    I shoot with my skinks killing 2 warriors to the left unit, Steggys bow kills a Black knight, he has a 6 death save and a 5 death save but fails both (not for long)

    Turn 2

    He puts Lord of bones on the same unit, he rolls a D3 and returns the Black Knight, he rolls a D6 and returns both warriors!
    He moves up everything apart from the king with standard, still nothing in charging distance for him.

    I cast shield on my Guard and fail! I move my Steggy and Guards into charge distance and move up my Eternity warden, I shoot with my skinks killing 1 warrior, i shoot with the steggy killing 1 warrior.
    I charge the steggy hopefully at the black knights, 11needed and get 7 so I charge the warriors (mistake) I score 16 hits and 15 wounds! he rolls his death saves and saves 14! the guard have charged the same unit, warden and rippers the other warrior unit.
    Guards are doing 3 attacks each so 24 attacks all hit and 20 wound, come on, he save 18! wtf
    Eternity warden is on 4 attacks (Legendary fighter) and 3 damage (Relic blade) I hit with all 4 and wound with 4, 12 wounds he saves 10 wtf! Rippers do 8 wounds he saves 6 wtf! he fights back taking 2 wounds of the steggy and killing 2 guard and does nothing to the warden but takes 2 wounds off a ripper.

    Turn 3

    I win, I shoot with the skinks and nothing hits, I shoot with the steggy killing 2 warriors, I continue with hits and wounds and he saves nearly everyone, this is unbelievable!.

    He rolls for bringing back his dead and is almost at full strength again he puts Lord of bones on the black knights, wtf is going on! he moves up his black knights on the left and charges the steggy, skeleton warriors attack the guards and do nothing, one ripper dies and wounds another, warden is safe, Black knights hit and wound the steggy 11 wounds caused he has 8 wounds left and guess what yep I fail 10 of the saves, Steggy wiped out!

    Turn 4

    He wins, he just continues his grind, he wipes out a unit of skinks kills 3 more guards, Kills the rippers, Warden has a King, Graveguard and Black knights whacking his head, King does 4 wounds all save failed!
    Now we all now what the Black axe does, "You don't" ok well if it inflicts wounds after combat you roll a dice and if the result is higher than the remaining wounds the model is slain and yep a roll of 4, Warden Killed!

    At this point I concede it is only going one way.

    Conclusion

    It was a wipe out but an enjoyable one and I learn't alot from it, always take alternative models with you, I could have put in 10 Chamo skinks and taking out that Standard king first turn, the dice gods were with him this game and nothing can change that.

    Don't over extend yourself, charge and kill one unit at a time, I could have wiped out a unit at a time easily Seraphon need Battalions, Saurus Guards are lethal and immortal only mortal wounds are a problem, I had them on a +2 save after the charge and everything bounced of them.

    Against Death, rend is king, I'm playing him again next week and will take enough models to counter what ever he brings.
     
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  2. Aginor
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    Nice report!
    I think with a bit more luck you could have won, but I was excited to read about a nice little Deathrattle army working, mine will be delivered today or tomorrow I guess and I am looking forward to it very much! :)
     
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  3. Crowsfoot
    Slann

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    I got home went straight into the loft and looked at what I had for Death rattle and I can make a 2000 point army so they are coming off the KOW bases next week!

    I made mistakes and underestimated how strong the Wight kings are, 1/2 wounds and mortal wounds, Black axe is lethal and looking at the Azyr app last night tomb kings are Death Rattle!
     
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  4. Ritual
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    That's a lot of Deathrattle you had kicking around!
     
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    Slann

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    Yeah I have around 2000 points of Gobbos as well and I'm around 1500 Aelf and 1000 Nurgle!
     
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  6. Aginor
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    The Tomb Kings being Deathrattle is something I like.
    Deathrattle lacks a bit of the variety I like in armies, and Tomb Kings warscrolls can fix that to a certain degree, with Skeleton Archers and interesting tanky units, and also interesting wizards.
    Only problem might be getting the models (or decent substitutes for them).
     
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    Slann

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    Mantic do Empire of the Dust
     
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    I ordered a box of Mantic's normal Skellies to see if they fit my army and how their size and details compare to GW ones. Since I am not planning to play at GW events I'll take those if they look good.
     
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  9. Bowser
    Slann

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    Great battle rep, too bad about the loss, but always a good learning opportunity! And gave you a new project of unmultibasing your death rattle, they looked so cool on their big base though!
     
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    Slann

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    I know but what can I do no one plays KOW so I have to go with the flow, I might sell them as a KOW army and start a fresh!
     
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    Slann

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    Tough call, the work is already half done, and mantic models are cheap. But at least this way we get more picture!
     
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    Slann

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    True, but I have plenty coming up.
     
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    Saurus

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    This has got me very nervous, most of my local are death players from my understanding
     
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    Kill their heroes and Death crumble reasonably quickly, they'll try and slow you down with chaff, and they have some very tough units... But they're killable.
     
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    Slann

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    Shadowstrike will easily take out the standard bearer if they use one.
     
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    Yep, also Necromancers. Their Danse Macabre spell can ruin your day.
    I think I'd try and play a Shadowstrike and snipe the heroes.

    Problem: If some of those Death players have a bit of money and know that Internet thing people keep talking about, they are going to play Nighthaunt instead of Deathrattle.
    And Nighthaunt basically means: Everyone is immune to rend, deals mortal wounds, and, well, Mournguls. Some players might bring two...
     
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    Slann

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    But you will only ever play against him once :D
     
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    They should rename the Mounrgul battlescroll "How to lose friends and alienate people"

    He says, secretly planning a list with 3 in...
     
  19. Shawry
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    This place is the reason I picked Seraphon, Im going to watch a few video's tonight
     
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    Good idea.
     
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