This weekend Games Workshop’s new 8th edition campaign kicked off; The Fate of Konor. While still New To 8th i managed to play a couple of games for The Imperium with my Adeptus Sororitas
a standard 50 Power list but with a few changes for 8th; i’ve always ran a flamer / heavy flamer in each squad but for this edition split them out; either two meltaguns or two storm bolters in each squad.
i’ve also added a Retributer squad with 4 heavy flamers and a combi-flamer and put my spare flamers into a Dominion squad!
While i won’t give the ins and outs of the games, some notes are:
i like the alternating deployment and the new Act Of Faith rules offer some interesting tactics with the Sisters.
Gaunts are still mediocre; their numbers are impressive but i’d rather take Warriors now Instand-Death is gone.
the Harpy is less than impressive as is the Toxicrine and Venomthropes (but they do allow with The Horror a nice -2 to hit!)
Hive Tyrants are as hard as a brick sandwich on toast! it was the last surviving Tyranid and took 3 meltaguns, 3 pairs of Heavy Bolters and a charge from a Repressor to kill!
thankfully i pulled an 8-0 for the Imperium 🙂
Secondly i faced a Space Wolves player, thankfully i rolled defender and stayed on the Imperiums side
The Deredeo dreadnought was tough to kill but even with his massive amount of dice struggled to put out alot of damage, especially for his points cost
Wulfen are still the bane of my life; their damage output has been nerfed but their ability to throw off wounds on a 5+ is a proper pain with 2 wound models with 3+ invulnerable saves!
i managed to pull an impressive move with a rhino; shooting a Cyberwolf and then charging to kill it off!
while i was down to a few sisters at the end of the game, i had all my tanks still and faces a wounded Wolf Priest and Rune Priest pulling off a 4-3 victory
All in all quite fun; there wasn’t alot of 7th frustrations and even facing a Hive Tyrant, my sisters stil lhad a chance of doing something while in 7th you’d often not bother with some units as they had no chance.
The next outing is in two weeks where we move to 75 Power.. i’m hoping to get Celestine on the table 🙂
As always, many thanks and Have Fun!