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Lizards vs. Bugs
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Lizards vs. BugsóPart 2
Battle report and commentary by Kenton Kilgore; commentary by Patrick Eibel 

As expected, the game had swiftly evolved (devolved?) into a mass melee in the center of the board. Time was running out: would Hive Fleet Ravana or the Kurindans prevail?

Turn 3
Patís final reserves came on the board. The winged Hive Tyrant and a brood of Shrikes bounded on from Patís board edge and challenged ďBig G.Ē Another unit of Shrikes came in to reinforce Patís right flank, which was looking a little shaky under the onslaught of my Finbacks, Spikers, Trogs, and !Klrt. 


Shrikes (those all-black figures) come in to reinforce the Stealers. To the left of the Shrikes are old-style Nid Warriors

In the Shooting Phase, Patís Hive Guard fired on the Trogs I had plopped down deep in my deployment zone to hold an objective; alas for Pat, the Guard were out of range. His Zoanthropes crested the large hill in the center of the board and fired on some different Trogs (Genestealers) of mine, who were on their way to back up !Klrt and grab an objective in Patís deployment zone. The Zoats were dead accurate, killing nine of my guys, and Patís Tyranid Warriors with deathspitters fired on the same group, killing the last three of them.

Back again to the sprawling mega-melee that one might expect from a battle of two such armies. Patís Broodlord and Stealers attacked my infantry- and cavalry Trogs (Genestealers and Shrikes). Pat lost six guys, I lost seven ersatz Stealers and a Shrike, and the fight continued. 


Stealers, Broodlords, Warriors, and Carnifexes in the Bug and Lizard varieties

Not far away, my Broodlord and his Stealers (confused yet?) duked it out with Patís Stealers and Carnifexes. Again, my Brooder hypnotized a Carnie, but my guys still wound up on the short end, losing a total of 9 Trogs while killing one of Patís Stealers and one Carnifex. 

The Hormagaunts nearby hacked down my Carnosaur (stand-in Carnifex) and wounded the Tyrannofex as I attempted saves under the ďNo RetreatĒ rule. Not cool.


Hormagaunts keep playing hack-n-slash with one of my Megasaurs (a proxied Tyrannofex) near the middle of the board

Patís newly-arrived Flying Tyrant and Shrikes coordinated with the Tyranid Prime, the Hierodule, and other nearby Bugs to jump my Titanosaur (Hierophant). Ordinarily, attacking a Gargantuan Creature in close combat is a Gargantuanly Bad Idea, but ďBig GĒ crapped the bed on most of his ďStompĒ attacks, killing only one Shrike, wounding the Prime, wounding the Hierodule, and killing the last Tyrant Guard. In return, Monty Patrickís Flying Circus slashed two more Wounds off ďBig G.Ē Whatta revoltiní development.


"Big G" under attack by winged ankle-biters, as the Hierodule (that larger Nid w/ the black carapace) comes to even the odds

Continuing on (yes, of COURSE there was more) on the other side of the very-crowded board, my Drac-mounted Trogs and Finbacks maintained their mambo with the Hormies and Raveners. I lost two Shrikes and two Wounds off a Ravener; Pat lost four Hormagaunts and 5 Wounds off Raveners. Got that?

The other brood of Patís Shrikes threw themselves at a rampage of my Trogs (Genestealers), and when the claws stopped slashing, I had lost four guys and Pat had lost one. Pat sicced a Stealer mob on a bunch of my Newts (Hormagaunts) and wiped them out. Rude.

!Klrt, my verison of a winged Hive Tyrant, clubbed six Termagants to death. and it was only then that I realized that I had been forgetting to use his Old Adversary ability, which would have helped just about every fight on this fusterclucked side of the board. I needed a moment alone after that, but alas, time was pressing, and I had to take my final turn.


Meanwhile, Trogs on Dracosaurs and on foot continue to fight Pat's Broodlord and Genestealers

I moved some of my Troglodytes onto an objective in no-manís land and one of my Megasaurs (Tyrannofexes) fired its breath weapon (rupture cannon) at Patís winged Tyrantóto no effect. The mass scrum of several broods of my Stealers and Shrikes vs. several broods of Patís Stealers and Carnifex resulted in me losing 7 dudes and Pat losing 2 dudes and another Wound off the Carnie. 


"Big G" notices that the pesty--and much smaller--Hierodule is still poking his leg

The Hormagaunts polished off the Megasaur they had been in combat with, then consolidated towards an objective. Though he had shrugged off most of the attacking Nids around him (in that way that Gargantuan Critters do) ďBig GĒ was still in combat with the Hierodule. He rewarded the 'dule with his undivided attention, easily killing him. 


My Megasaur, a moment before being eaten alive by heaps of stabby little Hormies

On the other side of the board, the Finbacks and Trogs on Dracs killed another Hormagaunt and knocked another Wound off a Ravener. My other unit of Trogs wiped out Patís brood of recently-arrived Shrikes, though the Trogs lost 4 members in doing so. !Klrt killed the last three Termagants he was facing. 

With that, our time had expired, with the Kurindans and Hive Fleet Ravana each claiming two objectives. One objective was contested, and one objective was held by no one. Whew! What a struggle!

Lizards vs. Bugs
Intro and Army Lists <> Part 1 <> Part 2 <> Post Game


Posted April 2010
 

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