|Interesting how my Nid style has subtly changed over the years (or maybe the paints have faded?). Left Hive Guard is newly painted. The one on the right is about 3 years old.|
I used him in a game (as part of a horde of Butchers) the other week against Pete Dunn. There was a battle report in the offing but Pete beat me to it (here) so I never got round to finishing. I lost the game before it started anyway. People keep telling me that deployment is key in war gaming but I was too busy admiring Pete's gorgeous Ratkin/Skaven army to pay much attention at the time. The one graphic I have produced (above), taken at the bottom of turn 1 illustrates the point clearly. A textbook example of how not to deploy and what happens when you do it badly.
|That squashed goblin on the Doomwheel is just genius. I forgot to ask whether it was a conversion or comes as standard.|
I, on the other hand have blocked most of my line of site to the loot counters by deploying behind impassable terrain. I was able to fly over it but my battle line is now ragged, full of holes and vulnerable as a chew toy in Cujo's kennel. I have to stick my neck out even further and attack those troops holding the loot counters or all is lost.
|The Reapers didn't disgrace themselves. Grossly outnumbered here though.|