Battle Report: FootDar vs Tyranids

It’s my weekly battle report of the games I played again. Good to be able to write these reports. Today I went down to a newly opened store at Fusionpolis. Picked up a game against Nick who has brought footdar. I thought, “Yay! Footdar the sucks.

Mission: Annihilation
Deployment: Spearhead

“Great! Rolled the worst mission and deployment for my Tyranids. Still, game on!”

Footdar Roster
HQ
01 Avatar
01 Eldrad
ELITE
08 Harlequins (proxy striking scorpions)
TROOP
20 Guardian (Shuriken Cannon platform)
10 Dire Avengers
10 Dire Avengers
06 Pathfinders
FAST ATTACK
01 Viper (Brightlance)
HEAVY SUPPORT
01 Wraithlord (Brightlance, Wraithsword, 02 Flamer)
01 Wraithlord (Brightlance, Wraithsword, 02 Flamer)
01 Wraithlord (Brightlance, Wraithsword, 02 Flamer)

Tyranids Roster (play test)
HQ
01 Hive Tyrant (02 Scything Talon, Old Adversary, Leech Essence, Paroxysm)
01 Hive Tyrant (02 Scything Talon, Old Adversary, Leech Essence, Paroxysm)
03 Tyrant Guard (Scything Talon/Rending Claw)
03 Tyrant Guard (Scything Talon/Rending Claw)
TROOP
10 Termagant (Fleshborer)
10 Termagant (Fleshborer)
01 Tervigon (Cluster Spines, Toxin Sacs, Catalyst)
01 Tervigon (Cluster Spines, Toxin Sacs, Catalyst)
HEAVY SUPPORT
01 Tyrannofex (Rupture Cannon, Cluster Spines, Dessicator Larvae)
01 Tyrannofex (Rupture Cannon, Cluster Spines, Dessicator Larvae)

DEPLOYMENT

Tyranids deployed everything.

Everything deployed with Viper is normal reserves. Pathfinders infiltrated and deployed on the west flank of the Eldar forces.

GAME
TURN01

Everything moved forward. Tyrannofex puts a wound on Avatar. Casting Catalyst cost a Tervigon to suffers a wound from perils due to Eldrad’s runes of warding. This rune is going to give me problems.

Didn’t moved much overall. Shooting from Wraithlord puts 2 wounds on bottom Tyrannofex.

TURN02

Tyranids forces closes in. Tyrannofex shooting was ineffective.

Reserves didn’t come in. Eldrad fortuned Avatar, guided 2 Wraithlords. Concentrated fire kills bottom Tyrannofex with mighty good rolls from Pathfinders. Rest of the forces moves backwards.

TURN03

Hive Tyrants closes in with a good run move. Nothing much else happens.

Reserves didn’t come in. Doom on Hive Tyrant unit, guided Wraithlords. Shooting saw a Termagant unit wipes. Hive Tyrant takes 2 wounds and 02 Tyrant Guard dies.

TURN04

Despite hinderance from Runes of Warding, Tyranids still manages to leech essence Guardian squad and regain 1 wound. Assault on Guardians by 2 Tyrant units promptly wipe them on the charge.

Viper comes in from reserves. Eldrad does what he do best as usual. Kills off Tyrant squad. Screen the other Tyrant brood with Dire Avengers.

TURN05

Tervigon spawns a brood of 17 Termagants. Termagant shoots and assaults Pathfinders and wipes them off. Tyrant finishes Dire Avenger squad easily and consolidated closer.

Eldar counter assaults! Shooting saw Termagant greatly reduced in number due to flamers from Wraithlords. Wraithlords, Avatar and Harlequins charges into Tyrant and Termagant, kills off everything.

Game ends on turn05. Eldar earned 8KP while Tyranids earned 3KP. Victory to Eldar!

POSTGAME

  • Well played by Eldar player recognizing I am slow in reaching his lines. And when I do reach, I can’t multi assault.
  • Seems to be lacking on fast moving or outflanking units to force a pincer effect for my Tyranids force.
  • Runes of Warding is tough. Rolling 3D6 and anything 12+ suffers perils of the warp. Times like these I wish I had Deathleaper.

Footdar has prevailed! Sad me.

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