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  1. paxmiles

    Tuesday 2/19 - Ordo Game Night at WOW

    I'm staying home today. Painting models and rewatching one piece.
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    New Assassin rules from WD

    Sure, seems reasonable that TAC list would keep in mind successful lists that they've heard of. But that's doesn't mean you prepare for everything. You prepare for common enemies (and I guess, famous ones too).
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    New Assassin rules from WD

    And additionally, I'm not using the local meta as a means of disproving you. This is a tangent, not a straw-man argument. Well, when designing your TAC list, do you really consider every single legal combination of 40k army, or do you just consider the ones you have heard of? Or just the ones you've played against? Or just the ones you consider viable? A good chunk of the legal army combinations you'll never encounter. It's foolish to design your lists to face opponents that will never show up. And the local meta is where you play. If you mean that you play in national tournaments, then national tournaments is your local meta.
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    New Assassin rules from WD

    TAC lists are inherently dependent on the local meta. TAC means building a list to face common enemies (and on common tables). What is common is determined by how often you encounter it. The rate of encounter is determined by the local meta.
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    New Assassin rules from WD

    If the places you play (which is what we call the "local meta") feature mostly non-infantry armies, then the assassins are definitely not auto-include. Your "wild card" isn't very wild. All the assassins are basically anti-infantry. Even the Culexus, is basically anti-psyker infantry, and will likely have trouble with non-INFANTRY psykers, like Hive Tyrants, Librarian Dreadnoughts, and Daemon Princes. And again, if 85pts can be used elsewhere...can you really not think of an army that would benefit from +85pts? 1 CP might not be a big deal, but 85pts in list creation is substancial, especially at lower point levels.
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    New Assassin rules from WD

    But it's not just 1 extra CP. Remember, you have to assign 85pts as reinforcement points in list creation. So even if you don't spend the CP on the "wild card" assassin, you are still out the 85pts unless you can spend it elsewhere *during* the game (unlikely for IMPERIUM armies). It's a wild card in the respect that you have the choice of assassin, but you are kinda locked in to selecting an assassin, even it it isn't the best use of your points. So depending on your army and the local meta, assassins might not be an "auto-include" unit, even as a wild card.
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    New Assassin rules from WD

    Depends how elite they are going. 1 CP is a lot if you can't fit the battlalion or brigade into your list. My Deathwing keeps running into challenges to this end. GK would likely face similar problems. Deathwatch isn't cheap either. Additionally, none of the assassins are very well equipped for anti-tank (and the like) combat. Regarding choice of assassin, the vindicare is nice unless your opponent also has one - then it's viability is reduced to who goes first. Additionally, the Vindicare can't fire into close combat (this edition), so if the opponent's list is able to engage in turn 1 charges, Vindicare might be a bad choice (Vindicare really sucks in melee). Vindicare's shooting now wounds based on the strength of the weapon vs non-infantry, and now requires additional CP for turbo penetrator rounds (which became dramatically worse), so against armies that don't feature a lot of INFANTRY, he's definitely lacking. For example of where the Vindicare isn't viable: Vindicare vs TAU Crisis Commander (at range). Vindicare hit's on 2s, wounds on 4s (crisis suits are not INFANTRY), and then the attack is transferred to a Drone on 2+ (which discounts the entire attack and instead deals a single mortal wound to the drone). Even without the drones, he only wounds 50% of the time. And with the drones, he's near worthless. Regarding the other assassins. Eversor remains a nice suicide unit, but suffers if he can't get to the enemy. He's also the least protected. Culexus got a pretty substantial change over the index version, as their psychic abomination rule is now friend or foe (index version only affects enemy psykers). So armies that don't have their own psykers will like the Culexus, but he's kinda a liability for Imperium armies that use psykers of their own. Callidus remains pretty impressive too. Though, like the vindicare, is really focused on opponents of a certain build (like infantry). Neural shredder took a pretty huge nerf. Reign of Confusion would be pretty annoying for CP heavy opponents.
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    Guardian Cup, oh Guardian Cup

    No, I mean I'm pretty sure you've run your nobs as T5 before in our games.
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    Forgotten Gargoyles Space Marines

    Won't be fully painted or fully assembled, but I'm thinking I may bring this (v) for escalation league this tuesday. ++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (Imperium - Dark Angels) [87 PL, 1500pts] ++ + HQ + Interrogator-Chaplain in Terminator Armor [6 PL, 110pts]: Storm shield + Elites + Deathwing Tartaros Terminator Squad [24 PL, 374pts] . Tartaros Sergeant: Combi-bolter, Power sword . Tartaros Terminator: Lightning Claw (Pair) . Tartaros Terminator: Lightning Claw (Pair) . Tartaros Terminator: Lightning Claw (Pair) . Tartaros Terminator: Lightning Claw (Pair) . Tartaros Terminator: Lightning Claw (Pair) . Tartaros Terminator: Chainfist, Reaper autocannon . Tartaros Terminator: Power fist, Reaper autocannon . Tartaros Terminator: Combi-bolter, Power fist . Tartaros Terminator: Combi-bolter, Power fist Deathwing Terminators [25 PL, 410pts]: Watcher in the Dark . Deathwing Sergeant: Storm Bolter & Power Sword . Deathwing Terminator . . Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield: Storm shield, Thunder hammer . Deathwing Terminator . . Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield: Storm shield, Thunder hammer . Deathwing Terminator . . Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield: Storm shield, Thunder hammer . Deathwing Terminator . . Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield: Storm shield, Thunder hammer . Deathwing Terminator . . Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield: Storm shield, Thunder hammer . Deathwing Terminator . . Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield: Storm shield, Thunder hammer . Deathwing Terminator: Plasma cannon, Power fist . Deathwing Terminator: Plasma cannon, Power fist . Deathwing Terminator: Power fist, Storm bolter Redemptor Dreadnought [10 PL, 156pts]: Macro Plasma Incinerator, Onslaught Gatling Cannon . Storm Bolters: 2x Storm bolter + Flyer + Caestus Assault Ram [16 PL, 370pts]: Twin magna-melta + Dedicated Transport + Lucius Pattern Dreadnought Drop Pod [6 PL, 80pts] ++ Total: [87 PL, 1500pts] ++ Created with BattleScribe
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    Deathskulls - 40k Escalation league progress

    Did you take the mega armor Big Meks to counter Snipers? I think it's a good choice for that reason. Still get 5+ armor against the Vindicare.
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    40k Escalation League Week 7 mission, Nexus Control

    I played with Dark Trainer last week. You'd think the guy that posted the scenario would know this, but I didn't either. So much fail. Thanks for clarifying.
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    Guardian Cup, oh Guardian Cup

    I'm pretty sure I've faced your T5 nobs before.
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    Guardian Cup, oh Guardian Cup

    That army was really nicely painted/converted, I thought. Scaly Rhinos and such. A proper Salamander's army.
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    New Assassin rules from WD

    It's funny to think about it, but the Vindicare is probably the best model to kill other Vindicares...
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