I played against the new BAs last night.
Straken, 2x GL, LC, Chimera
Inquistor Lord, hood, psycannon bolts
2x mystics, 3x warriors w/HB
PBS x9 Chimera
Harker,2x plasma, melta, demo, Chimera
pw/pp, 3x melta, demo, shotguns
2x flamers, melta, AC, Chimera
2x snipers, plasma, LC, forward sentries, Chimera
Demolisher, LC, PCs
7 x TH/SS Termies, LRC
2 x five man Assault Squads
2 x ten man Assault Squads
2x Baal Preds w/ Assault Cannons
We played Capture and Control, Spearhead Deployment.
I got first turn and castled up in the corner of my deployment zone. Darkwynn elected to stay in reserve except for his termies. I used my scout move on the Valk to get the melta vets 12.1 inches away. On my first move I moved another 10 inches or so, dropped the vets and busted his LRC open. He lost 2 termies in the explosion and I lost 3 shotgunners. The HYdras, Chimeras, Demolisher, and LCs lit up the rest killing one more termie.
His turn one he assaulted the Valk and Vet squad. He immobized and stunned the Valk. He also killed 2 vets. The vets killed one more termie and failed their morale and ran.
Turn two the termies and priest died. Marbo entered the fray.
His turn two he brought in 2 assault squads via deep strike, both out of the IL's range and 2 Vindicators. The assault squad killed 3 of the melta vets with shooting. The Vindicators killed Harker's Chimera and the Vets inside suffered 4 wounds and passed both pinning and moral checks.
Turn three, The melta vets threw their demo charge at one assault squad and fired a plasma pistol, killing 6 of 11 models, the PBS hit them with the big blast and killed 2 more. Harker's squad advanced toward the 5 man Assault Squad and rapid fired 2 plasma guns and 2 lasguns along with a melta and Harker's HB. They killed 2 BAs. The rest of the army then poured fire into the Squad that was in cover. I managed to kill the squad but the Librarian survived. I also knocked the gun off of one of the Vindicators. The Penal Legion entered the board edge near his objective.
His turn three, Mephiston, 2 Assault squads and, an outflanking Baal entered the game. Mephiston failed to get any powers off thanks to the IL's hood, the Vindicator killed the Demolisher. One Assault squad put a wound on Marbo. The Baal came in on my flank, tank shocking the vets with forward sentries, they failed moral and ran off the table. The Baal then whiffed while shooting at a Hydra. His Librarian charged Harker's squad killing 2 grunts, they managed to wound him but failed moral and died. Mephiston charged the PL killing 3 guys, the PL held their ground.
Turn 4, The priest was killed, the Baal blew up, Marbo hit an Assault Squad with Demo they passed their cover saves and Marbo assaulted killing one and failing his remaing save. and the BAs passed a ton of armor and Feel No Pain rolls. Mephiston killed 2 PL dudes and they again held their ground.
His turn 4, He moved the Both Assault squads near his objective. The final Baal came in on his side of the board and popped smoke. He killed the IL's Chimera taking 2 mystics with it with his last Vindicator. Killed the Valk, and the remaing 2 vets from the melta vet squad. Mephiston killed the PLs.
Turn five, I killed the last Vindicator, killed the four assault troops and put a wound on Mephiston.
We called it a draw there as it was almost midnight. He had Mephiston, a Baal, a priest and four Assault troops left but he was hilding his objective. The new BA codex is tough as nails and has some potentially OP units. I really lucked out in this game. The IL's hood had my opponent really frustrated , though. So, I won't complain. This post has been edited by crazyredpratorian on Mar 19 2010, 10:16 PM