Thursday, September 5, 2013

ITS @ NOVA Open 2013: Game 2 (Frontline) vs. Military Orders

I played the ringer in this game. He was playing Military Orders, which is a list I know well, since Morgrim Dark also plays this sectorial. I brought my Van Zant list this time and it made all the difference.

His list (going off of memory, since he only had one copy):

 GROUP 1 (Regular: 9/Irregular: 0):

 TEUTONIC KNIGHT Lieutenant Combi Rifle, Panzerfaust / Pistol, AP CCW. (1 | 42)
 TRAUMA-DOC Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (14)
 SPEC. SERGEANT (CH: TO Camouflage, Infiltration) MULTI Sniper Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 39)
 PALBOT Electric Pulse. (3)
 PALBOT Electric Pulse. (3)
 MAGISTER KNIGHT Panzerfaust / Pistol, EXP CCW. (29)
 MAGISTER KNIGHT Panzerfaust / Pistol, EXP CCW. (29)
 MAGISTER KNIGHT Panzerfaust / Pistol, EXP CCW. (29)
 MAGISTER KNIGHT Missile Launcher / Pistol, AP CCW. (1.5 | 49)
 MAGISTER KNIGHT Panzerfaust, Light Shotgun / Pistol, DA CCW. (31)
 MAGISTER KNIGHT Panzerfaust, Light Shotgun / Pistol, DA CCW. (31)

4 SWC | 299 Points


He won the initiative, and decided to go second (the only game in the tournament where I am going first). My Van Zant lands in first turn behind cover with one of my HMGs, shoots his Teutonic Knight in the back, and proceeds to travel down the back field, killing his Magister Knights and his Doctor. I also sent one of my Chasseurs to Forward Observe a Magister Knight before dying to a Panzerfaust round.
He emerged from my turn with one Magister Knight left, which my Cateran killed. He was left with a single guy in TO, so I cautiously moved the remainder of my guys around to claim the three sections of the board, per the scenario. His TO camo sniper emerged, and he and my Chasseur went at it, doing a whole fat nothing to each other.

In the end, I was able to claim all objectives and, with the secret objective (Telemetry), I won 10-0. Military Orders are an awesome army, but very hard to play to these ITS scenarios, especially considering their lack of specialist troops.

1 comment:

  1. Weird that he didn't link the magisters as that would have made more defensive in your first turn.