Sanctuary: 15pts of Sucks to Be You

Okay, think 2 weeks ago.  What were you doing?

I was getting introduced to a nifty little psychic power called Sanctuary.

Let's play the 'You Can't Do Squat' game - last introduced by GW in the form of trikes and beards.  Not be be confused with my fabulous cousin's female friends.

Here's the picture.

This is me, playing an interesting if not particularly tough Daemonhunters / Space Marines mixed arms force.  I wasn't terribly worried about anything except the Land Raider, but given it was an objectives game out of the new Battle Missions book, I figured I could safely kill everything and rack up objective counters.  See, every turn a troops choice is touching the objective, you get a nifty counter: whoever has the most counters wins.

No problem, right?  I mean, I've got a mean list, even including the two Khorne Chariots I saddled myself with.  By the way, they suck - but let's move on.

Birdsong is a crafty player.  He purchased an Inquisitor for the express purpose of playing me, and it just so happens this was the perfect game to use him. 

'Cause - wait for it - the Inquisitor is in the Land Raider, right between two units of Scouts.  Each unit of Scouts is touching an objective...

You see it coming?  The Inquisitor casts Sanctuary and places a 3-inch bubble of Piss Off around the Land Raider.  Meaning I can't touch the Land Raider or either unit of Scouts. 

Game over, man, game over.

I destroyed everything else, with Turns to spare, but it was too late.  I couldn't come close to matching the number of counters Birdsong put away, the whole time taking pot shots from his Bubble of Bullshit...  Wonder Twin powers: Activate!  Form of: Nonsense!

I loved it.  Good on you, Birdsong.  Until next time - Brent


jabberjabber said...

I feel your pain.

Gauthic said...

That was an epic move that will resound through the halls of time for many years at Galaxy Comics! :D :P :)

..and you know it ;)

Herr Fernseher said...

Yeah, the first time I read through that codex I thought: LR+Sanctuary+Brent's Deamon army=FUN!!! Glad someone got to go there! Hahaha...

Duncan said...

There may be an exception to that rule... I think the power in the codex says what specific kinds of demons cant hit it. I cant find my book, but i seem to remember it...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, sanctuary works against all demons. I took the power knowing that Brent was using them. I also took the 2 mystics to allow free shots at deepstrikers getting oo close. He paid me back in spades this month though.


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MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

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MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

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Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

Dethtron: “When calling someone an idiot, it's generally best to avoid making grammatical mistakes.”

Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

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Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

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...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

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