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Did anyone actually play spearhead?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:56 am
by killmaimburn
As title, I'm moderately adventurous, but they didn't grab me by the throat.. I've played everything 40k official addon related that I can think of, apart from this, am I alone.. what were your experiences of it X years since release?
(I mean the tanks as formations no troops thingy not the scenario thingy)

Re: Did anyone actually play spearhead?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:35 am
by mattjgilbert
No we didn't play it either. Like you, it didn't really excite us.

Re: Did anyone actually play spearhead?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:11 pm
by skywalker
It didn't float our boat either. :evil:

Re: Did anyone actually play spearhead?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:20 pm
by Baragash
Didn't really have the vehicles to get anything out of it.

Re: Did anyone actually play spearhead?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:24 pm
by lostandthedamned
Had several games as part of one of the Tempus Fugatives campaign weekends.
Ends up playing like a mini-apocalypse game.
Playing longways down the table is interesting, though it does make outflank very powerful.
The Formations either dominate or do nothing.
A pleasant format to play for a change at 1000pts (mainly so anyone who's enough of a git to take a superheavy gets shafted by being unable to take objectives properly)

Re: Did anyone actually play spearhead?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:08 am
by DaBoss
I've played a number of Spearhead games with my Imperial Guard.
Works better when you do take lots of armoured vehicles, which favours Imperial Guard.
One game I had was my Guard vs Necrons, parking 3 Basilisks, 2 Manticores and a Deathstrike Launcher at my end of the table protected by 9 various Leman Russ was a bit nasty on my opponents - after 6 turns the Nightbringer and a group wraiths nearly made it to my lines.

This variation won't suit everyone or every collection but that's the same with Apocalypse - it does require time and Pre-work before you game.

Even then a 6 x 4 table is still a bit small, as Graham mentioned when I played Tyranids I had 6 units of Genestealers outflanking, opponent had nowhere to hide from me getting auto assaults!
Climax was my Scythed Heirodule outflanking his Warhound Titan and shredding it in 2 turns....

Re: Did anyone actually play spearhead?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:11 am
by Angelwing
Downloaded it, never played it. A mate bought planetstrike, but we've never played it. I couldn't honestly say why though.

Re: Did anyone actually play spearhead?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:20 am
by Red Devil
I have the rules and even recently read them again (there was a tournament based on Spearhead), but I don't really have the collection to get the most out of it. I think it really is a game for IG tread-heads!