So I got to test the Land Raider Crusader yesterday in a 1500 pt 'Alien Booty' game. I'm not going to do a full battle report as all it would be is a lesson on poor tactics (on my part). Basically:
- I forgot to field my Dreadnought, which was silly
- I forgot to assault with a squad of Grey Knights one turn, resulting in everyone but the Justicar dying painfully.
- I wasted a whole squad of Grey Knight Terminators - trying to surround the enemy and going around the board, I underestimated the distance. It took them 6 turns to get around the board, only to shoot once... what a waste
- I didn't realise position my Land Raider well, nor did I realise I could embark, and then move it.
So there you go. Squad of the match goes to the Grey Knight Terminators that I actually did utilise - they tore through the opponents Daemons like nobodies business, and I never failed a 2+ save all game.
Man of the match goes to the above mentioned Justicar (with Artificer armor, 2+ save wootage, see above ;) ) who single handedly tore 3 flamer daemons to shreds, put the smack down on some unknown multi-wound daemon, and then held his ground against a squad of nurgle daemons, 10 strong.
Anyways I found on a whole it was a really effective platform for mowing down large amounts of troops, and highly recommend it. The hurricane bolters did amazingly well, as you'd expect 6 twin linked rapid fire weapons to do - and the assault cannon only made it scarier - a twin linked heavy 4 weapon, with Rending. As it was a Grey Knights tank, it also had a Pintle mounted multimelta, however it didn't get used as I was moving around at cruising speed all day. I have a friend who plays a very troop heavy Chaos army - I'd be interested to see how much of an advantage it gives me against him.
As a final side note, as I now realise some people actually read this blog (you awesome people you :P) I was hoping on some input on my battle reports. I will be taking a camera to my next match for a bit of visual support - does anyone have any feedback or requests on future battle reports?
UPDATE: pictures added, as per popular request :P On a side note, I received another product from Forgeworld yesterday, ohhhh what could it be, suspenseful! :)