On to tonight's game against Neil, he learnt what Shasvastii
can do the hard way...
Neil claimed victory in the FtF for initiative, choosing to take first turn and letting me have choice for deployment. Setting up he had his pretas and oznat right next the worm, with a vanguard on the other side and Sogarat in reserve. I then set up a wide array of camo markers and my noctifier in hidden deployment, plus my speculo killer in reserve. Neil deploys his sogarat in the middle, I then take the risk of having my speculo killer in his deployment zone and fail the wip roll.
His first turn he moves his sogorat so it has LoF ro the speculo killer which turns to face, then when the Sogarat fires drops smoke successfully at her feet preventing further attacks. The Sogarat then wanders back up the field, followed by the vanguard for support against the speculo. The pretas then advance up the field to investigate some markers, come up to marker number 1 and foolishly three pretas run around the corner to discover that it was really a mine. BOOM!!! two pretas are taken out of combat, Neil then spends his lt order to reform the link team and procedes the pretas into a bit more cover.
My turn one with my speculo killer still alive I burn an order to re-impersonate the angry space apes, then waltz up to the Sogarat avoiding a lot of detection from the Sogarat and the vanguard. Then proceed to cut the sogarat in half with the monofilament sword, narrowly escaping bullet fire by using the dead body as a meat shield. Then the speculo moves towards the vanguard firing her combi as she does, two bullets hit her target but only one wounds which was enough to remove the troop from action ending the turn in the open.
Neil has to elect a new commander, and the sends his oznat for revenge which manages to take the speculo killer to unconscious and ending his turn. With the speculo killer out my turn I unleash the noctifier which happens to be near the the preatas and oznat makes a move towards them, surprising the two remaining pretas in a hail of fire wounding one. In trade is bombarded with a spray of chain rifle templates from the one remaining, both hits marginally hit the cover and his armour while the oznat turns to face. I rain majority of the fire on the remaining preta and a single shot into the oznat, the preta finally takes a wound and I win the FtF roll with the oznat. Though the spray from the preta also hits mark wounding the noctifier, bloody and determined I push the dogged warrior on to his last target the Worm. My final order with the noctifier before he dies is to bring the pain to the worm with his spitfire, in which he is successful ending the game.
The game ended in 10-0 (objective points) my favour due to shasvastii shenanigans and not giving points without the model and spawn entirely removed from the board.