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Old 11 Aug 2009, 07:07   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, we all know that the dice can never be counted upon to roll averagely, but just how far does it go? What are some of the most unlikely things that have happened to you in a game?

I had one game with my tau against chaos, where his terminator lord wouldn't die. After I'd concentrated enough fire to take out the entire rest of the squad and two of his three wounds, he decided to go immortal on me. Next turn, I had two fire warrior squads within rapidfire range with full makerlight support (BS5 all around). That turn alone he made all 20-30 of his 2+ armor saves. This continued throughout the game, but I was never able to take the last wound (all my heavy weapons got obliterated, half by the lord himself, which also made his landraider indestructible to me). That single model alone killed half my army single-handedly that day.
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Old 11 Aug 2009, 07:35   #2 (permalink)
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As a necron player I get to enjoy a rare event...

In a 1500point battle my enemy opened fire on my necrons knocking down 23 of my men, but they all still were allowed WBB. In my turn I rolled their WBB dice and to my joy 22 of the little robots got up again.

It meant that an entire space marine army could only kill 1 necron warrior.
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Old 11 Aug 2009, 07:44   #3 (permalink)
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Last Thursday, big battle, Orks + Chaos Space Marines (plus me with 10 Plague Bearers ) versus Necrons + Space Marines. Devastators open up fire on a squad of Invinca-Nobs (cybork body, dok, something else maybe?) with Krak Missiles. Rolls all 5 1's for wounding, not a single Nob drops

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Old 11 Aug 2009, 09:48   #4 (permalink)
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Last Thursday, big battle, Orks + Chaos Space Marines (plus me with 10 Plague Bearers ) versus Necrons + Space Marines. Devastators open up fire on a squad of Invinca-Nobs (cybork body, dok, something else maybe?) with Krak Missiles. Rolls all 5 1's for wounding, not a single Nob drops
How did you get 5 Missile Launchers in a Devastator Squad? I thought only 4 models were allowed to have Heavy weapons?
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Old 11 Aug 2009, 09:55   #5 (permalink)
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In my last game at the UK GT heats in 2007 I charged a squad of guardsmen with a Broodlord, missed all of my attacks, got wounded three times and failed all three saves :'(

The shame :-[
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Old 11 Aug 2009, 09:59   #6 (permalink)
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In the last tournament i was in at a 1500 point game it was my chaos marines against necrons. Their phase out number was 15 and he had 60 total. I had 2 defilers and some nice assault squads in rhinos, and a land raider with 4 assault terminators and the despoiler, and a thousand sons squad. On turn 1 my transports made a nice distance but both of my defilers scattered, 1 went 12 minus bs 3 so 9" off the table and the other went 7" into nothing, while he bunched up his forces to try and avoid an assault. On turn 2 my defilers got in some nice shots with direct hits and the 2 defilers alone took out 18 warriors and my assault terminators took out 7 immortals, then my despoiler rolled a 6 for daemon weapon and with the 12 attacks took out a hand full and my thousand sons took out about 10 with their ap3 shots. He goes to do his WBB roll and all of them pass except for 3 since the squads were all within 6" of the lord....guess thts what he was trying, then he gunned me down, his monolith came in on his turn 2 and took out my defiler, and he wiped me out on turn 3.
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Old 11 Aug 2009, 13:22   #7 (permalink)
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Fired a Twin-Linked Bolter from a Rhino (Chaos Space Marines) at the Rear AV of a Falcon. I successfully hit it. I successfully rolled a 6 for Armor Penetration. I rolled a 2 6's for Vehicle Damage Result (due to Holofield). The guy never ever face his Rear AV at a Bolter ever since.
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Old 11 Aug 2009, 13:34   #8 (permalink)
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I had a squad of 14 Kroot. They assaulted three Necron wraiths and destroyed them. They then turned on a Necron Lord and a full squad of warriors and again destroyed all but the Lord who quickly (and wisely) teleported away. I took no casualties in either assault. (Yet I still lost the game.)
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Old 11 Aug 2009, 14:20   #9 (permalink)
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I'm playing as tau against a space marine player. I shoot a railgun at his land raider, it hits, penetrates and destroys the land raider (explodes). So I roll to wound the guys inside (11 men, commander and a tac squad) everybody but one guy is wounded (wow), he rolls his saves, ten ones and twos (ouch); and that's how a hammerhead can wipe out a land raider and a tac squad.
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Old 11 Aug 2009, 16:54   #10 (permalink)
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Khorne cultist squad manages to survive 100% intact and captured a table quarter despite taking a heretic's hail of bolter fire in a 1500 point game. Toughness 3! NO SAVES. My opponent was very proud of such a tie considering they took enough rounds to make them be under 50% and run away but instead decided to be invincible.
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