I got the chance to play a PL 50-ish game today. Since the 83rd Catachan is busy trying on new uniforms, I thought I'd bring my Raven Guard.
My army was
My army was
- Librarian with Jump Pack
- 10 man Assault Squad with Jump Packs
- 5 Scouts with close combat weapons
- Dreadnought with two twin autocannons
- Devastator Centurions
- Primaris Captain
- Primaris LT
- 2 X Intercessors
We were playing a mission with -1 to shoot over 18" and flares were a stratagem. We also used some of the Cities of Death rules.
I only had a patrol and used all three of my CP's to booby trap 3 terrain pieces. The booby traps worked well. In fact, I think I could spend less on booby traps and still make him hesitate to advance through buildings.
The game was pretty fun, but, what I learned was those Inceptors can be pretty good at character assassination. In their first round of shooting, they knocked shrike down to 1 wound and killed him with a mortal wound when they assaulted. Those Hellblasters and their -4 AP are pretty brutal, and with 30" of threat they become very dangerous. Even worse, they'd get +2 to armor saves for cover because they never moved an inch (Cities of Death Rule).
I think the Devastator Centurions are just too many PL for a game this small. I just didn't have enough guys to go grab objectives. Consider that 17PL could have got me a second scout squad and two Land Speeder Storms.
Have you had many small games? What have you learned?