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Offline Arguleon-veq

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A different game type - Slayer
« on: November 03, 2013, 09:26:07 pm »
Just thought Id put this out there, me and my friends often play a comped version of 40K called the Slayer format, named after a series of 1 day tournaments that used this rules set. We've found it to be a great way to get in quick games, get people back into the game or to try out specific units for your bigger army as it gives the unit an environment where it can be used and not really risk getting blown away turn 1 without doing anything.

Here are the rules;

600 Points

1 HQ
2-6 Troops
0-1 HS OR FA
0-1 Elites


No special/named characters.
No flyers.
No fortifications.

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« Last Edit: November 04, 2013, 07:25:19 pm by Arguleon-veq »
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Re: A different game type - Slayer
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 10:00:20 pm »
I believe you (or someone else) has posted this before. The thread may have been eaten by server crashes though :P

I say this looks good. Kinda reminds me of the old rules for 40k 40mins.

Would be interesting to have a game under these contraints.
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Re: A different game type - Slayer
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 03:20:22 am »
Looks like a pretty straightforward game type.  I agree that it looks very similar to combat patrol / 40k in 40min.  I'll see about giving this one a go this weekend.

Personally, I've always preferred smaller point games as I like the feel of squad/fireteam level engagements.  Large battles are fun, but they're even better if you lead up to them with a series of patrols, ambushes, raids, and assassination attempts.  ;)

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Re: A different game type - Slayer
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 04:40:07 am »
Indeed, it looks similar to my LGS' 40K in 40 Minutes found here:  http://www.empiregamesaz.com/uploads/Main/Empire%20Games%2040k%20in%2040%20minutes.pdf, but a little larger in size and scope.

It's good for quick games as well as introducing people to the game and getting them used to the rules and environment.
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Re: A different game type - Slayer
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 02:53:01 pm »
It definitely favors armies with good troops, like the Eldar. 200 points on A farseer and a couple of warlocks and 400 points of Guardians/Jetbike Guardians. What else could you possibly need?
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Re: A different game type - Slayer
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2013, 07:48:49 pm »
Yeah its nice and simple which helps it i think. I dont like the limits on saves/wounds/armour you find in a lot of these smaller game types.

I dont think there are many armies with poor troops anymore really. For a long time I was doing very well in this game type with Space Wolves, 2 Grey Hunter units, Long Fangs, Lone Wolf and Rune Priest. Another friend of mine was doing well [usually second to my first at the tournaments] with Grey Knights; Land Raider, Termie Squad, Strike Squad, Inquisitor.

We havent played it much since the newer books though so we are just getting back into it, I tried this the other day;

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Farseer on Bike with Mantle,
3 Bikes; Cannon
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5 Scouts; Camo, Snipers
5 Scouts; Camo, Snipers
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Re: A different game type - Slayer
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2013, 04:48:54 am »
At my lgs we've done a few 500 point tournies iirc (for me that meant a unit of 7 chaos marines, a unit of 8, a warsmith, and a hellbrute) and they're really fun to me. I love being able to knock out a game so quickly.

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Re: A different game type - Slayer
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2013, 11:57:30 am »
May have to borrow this at my club like a mini tourni. Thanks
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