Monday, 16 January 2017
Facing a Tyranid Hierophant Bio-titan
Last Wednesday at Marquee Models Veterans Night, myself and Adam faced off against Ed. Two 1000pt armies (Wolves and Salamanders) vs 2000pts of Tyranids. I thought we would lose, as I have nothing high end in my army at all. Deciding to leave the heavy gunning and defence up to the Salamanders I went for light and fast... It was the wrong option.
We got dominated. The Aureus were pretty much tabled two turns in and my Culexus Assassin was one-shot in the first round... 140 points straight down the drain. Somehow my psykers managed to survive until turn three and one until the game was called to an end at the end of the third round.
Scoring 8-0 Ed won a mighty victory. I have never faced off against something so hideously powerful. We were swamped by the Bio-titan on our 6x4 board and there was no hiding or escape.
As per usual, I was unprepared for what faced me. A few weeks ago My Aureus managed to take down a Storm Surge with standard firepower and have also once felled the Primarch Vulkan, also with standard fire. Dumb luck is my friend, however, as with most of my battles, I tend not to go stat hunting to understand my enemy. In the words of Sun Tzu: "If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles."
Perhaps if I did more research I would win more battles.
Regardless it was a punishing experience as it is never nice to see your loved figures perish under the might of another so rapidly and pathetically. The game itself though was still a good game and certainly one for the history books of the Aureus. They sure do hate the Tyranids! The Salamanders tried their best to kick up a Storm but nothing could quell the overwhelming power of the Tyranid invasion force.
To check out Eds Bio Titan progress head on over to his blog by clicking here.