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My blog is primarily my own personal fluff in the Warhammer 40,000 universe regarding the Draconis system such as the Knight House Yato in Draconis III, the Imperial Guard...I mean, Astra Militarum regiment trained there, the Draconian Armored Defenders, and the Forge World of Draconis IV with its Adeptus Mechanicus priesthood, Cybernetica cohorts and Skitarii legions, and the Titan Legion, Legio Draconis, known as the Dark Dragons.

Oh, and I'll throw in the Thousand Sons from time to time because they're my favorite Space Marine Legion. I refuse to believe that they are Traitors! They're just...ahem...secretly loyal to the Imperium!

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Utter failure

I don't know if it's because I have a cold and was not thinking straight, but I got crushed today. I should go and rest early, but just to take note: not a good idea to put Kastelan Robots out in the open.

Basically I brought a Mars Adeptus Mechanicus list against my Tau friend, and I failed. It was Belisarius Cawl, a Tech-priest Dominus, a Tech-priest Enginseer, 2 Skitarii Vanguard squads with 2 plasma calivers and 5 men each, a squad of 3 Kataphron Destroyers with plasma calivers and cognis flamers, 4 Kastelan Robots, 2 Onager Dunecrawlers with Icarus array, and a Knight Errant with Stormspear rocket pod.

Long story short, I started second, lost all my Kastelan Robots to my opponent's Deep-Striking Crisis Suits and Crisis Commanders' barrage of ion cyclic blasters and fusion blasters, and a bunch of plasma rifle shots, lost a Kataphron Destroyer to more plasma rifle shots, a Skitarii Vanguard squad to the Stormsurge and Breachers, and then it went downhill for there. I took out a bunch of Drones and 2 Crisis Suits with my Onager Dunecrawlers and 2 Kataphron Destroyers, one who slew himself with overcharge despite Belisarius giving him re-rolls, and killed a Breacher squad with the rest. The Knight Errant killed a second Breacher squad in melee and put 5 wounds on the Stormsurge with his Stormspear rocket pod, while the thermal cannon, true to form, did absolutely nothing.

Next turn, I lost my Knight Errant, Belisarius took 7 wounds and had one left, my Kataphron Destroyers were wiped out, and I lost 1 Skitarii Vanguard. I retaliated by wiping out even more Drones and 3 Crisis suits with plasma rifles, and then engaged Belisarius and my 4 Skitarii Vanguard in combat. I lost 1 of the latter to overwatch, and another 2 in combat while doing absolutely nothing. Belisarius himself only killed one or two drones and did nothing to Farsight, who slew him back despite Belisarius regaining 4 wounds back to 5 during the repair phase.

Ouch. I lost my Tech-priest Enginseer, Tech-priest Dominus, the last surviving Skitarii Vanguard and one Onager Dunecrawler, and only had one Dunecrawler left. He was a hero, because I used Wrath of Mars Stratagem and put a bunch of mortal wounds on Farsight to kill him and slay my opponent's Warlord. It was a crushing defeat, but at least I had some form of moral justice. Heh.

I played poorly, either because I was sick and not thinking straight, or because I made stupid mistakes. For now I'm going to rest early and hope I recover from this terrible cold, and try this list again next week.

For the Omnissiah!

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