I fought this guy last week, and it was a narrow loss. I blame it on drawing the night fight card, lowering my range to 12" and then 18" for the first two turns. I lost through kill points only, thanks to the small drone squads splitting off of other units. I won't make that mistake again.
Can I enlist your help? Any tips for fighting this army? Suit weapon loadouts?
It was a small 50 PL engagement last time, and will likely be about 75 - 100 this time.
Last game, I ran:
6x stealth suits with burst cannons and ATS
10x pathfinders with marker lights
Ethereal on hover drone
2x commanders - 1 with 4x CIB & 1 with 4x FB
+ Associated drone attachments - recon, PAD, guns
On to the battle...
I don't know his units by name, but I know that my stealth suits tore up 2 squads of hounds (?) My PAD and Fireblade buffed firewarriors did good work against some melee only infantry (not sure what they were,) and he had some sort of chaos lord as well as many little wound soaking nurglings and a squad of rider-mounted flying sac creatures that could shoot quite effectively, albeit at short range.
What gave me terrible grief were his transports loaded with berzerkers. I destroyed one and wore down the occupants with vespids and my CIB commander. The other transport reached my lines and crushed me.
Now, a few things about the game made it tough. Many of his units, or all, had an ap resistant armor save. Is this true of all daemon units?
Also, when his transport was disabled, he didn't roll for the disembarking units to see if they survived. I only noticed in the rule book the day after that this rule exists. He said there was no such rule in game, and you only roll for wounded occupants of the vehicle if it blows up? Didn't make sense to me. Vehicle blows up = all occupants dead, correct?
I'm a new player, and he's very experienced. I tried to ask for clarification very often, but he was a bit standoffish and kind of rushed the game. Ultimately he stopped answering questions.
I'd like to have a better shot this time! For the next battle,
I'll have the aforementioned forces available, plus these units:
9x crisis suits ( I proxied them as commanders)
3x stealth suits
20x gun drones
The next purchase I'll be making will be longstrike and a second hammerhead. I feel I need some high wound armour.
Apologies for the long post. Any help would be greatly appreciated.