A few weeks ago, we had a game of 40K, my Grey Knights against Mr Steinbergs close combat Chaos Nurgle horde.
We played one of the missions, with the Grey Knights defending a settlement. This was not an ideal mission for a small elite force as they could not maneuver much and use their strengths, they were going to have to stand there and take it.
Putting units into cover seems like a good idea, but in the current rules, heavily armoured models don’t really need cover.
The Grey Knights would have to rely on a good few shooting rounds before they get assaulted, there were plenty of targets, but it was difficult to reduce their numbers as these Nurgle chaps sure are resilient!
Terminators in cover still get whittled down quickly with Smite, when there are only five models in a unit, Smite hurts.
And the Chaos horde keeps coming.
On foot or by wings.
Having to hold the center of the settlement was a real pain as my favourite tactic for the Grey Knights to to teleport around keeping out of trouble until it is time to strike.
The Autocannon armed Dreadnought sure can deal out some punishment, I reckon I should just field ten of these.
Most of my Grey Knight units usually make great use of the Gate Of Infinity psychic power, but in this game there was not much teleporting going on.
In the end, a couple of units did relocate, but the end was nigh. Having my nice newly painted Grand Master Voldus killed with one six wound Smite was the last straw.
The Grey Knights will have their revenge on another field of battle!