Last night I played my second round of the GamesHub 40K league. I was wrong last time when I said that my opponent for this round was playing Drukhari. He was in fact playing Craftworld Aeldari (custom Craftworld), and the grey models confused me. Even so that made my predicament worse. I have absolutely no idea how to deal with either of those armies in 40K. They both outfight, outshoot and outmanoeuvre me as space marines. The only saving grace I guess is that at 1000 points on the smaller board, they can't fly around all that much.
List building was a nightmare. I just could not work out a list that I was happy with. I knew that I would have to go heavy on the troop choices and as much as I hate it, combat squad them in order to hold objectives and prevent my units from being overrun all at once. I opted for a small squad of hellblasters as I figured they might be good for anti-infantry and possibly an option for the jetbikes and skimmers that I would be facing. A friend talked me into a redemptor dreadnought even though I feared it would be a fire magnet for all those eldritch heavy weapons I knew my opponent must be taking.
Table set up hurt me a little bit as it hindered my avenues of fire but it balanced out as the Aeldari suffered just as much, or so I thought. We rolled our mission and ended up with Divide and Conqour, a mission that I had not played before which was nice. My opponent got the first turn and I knew I was in trouble. I needed that first turn but it was not to be.
While I remember, my secondary objectives were Domination, Lines of Demarcation and Oaths of Moment. I don't normally bother with the mission specific ones but this time and on a small table Lines of Demarcation seemed like a reasonable one to try.