So tonight, we encountered an internment camp of civilians on one of our planets overtaken cities that we'd lost, waiting to be ushered into the lovingly violent caress of Khorne via Daemon Pit. While delaying the summoning with Valkyrie runs and some artillery from local Guardsmen, the Dragon Warrior CSM's that are our main chaotic foe, finally decided to get it over with and herded the miserable civs into the pit, and lo and behold the Bloodthirster arose.
I'm a L4 Black Templar Tact. Champion, and was in solo mode while this occurred in order to take advantage of the effects of Righteous Zeal (Daemons/psykers gain no toughness bonus is an effect) Leaving the BLT (Bloodthirster) with only an armor save of 13 I believe.
It was fairly far away and I had enough time to take shots from the roof I'd climbed, so after getting a 3 hit full auto burst that did 52 damage after its save, it proceeded to utilize its impressive wingspan and leap onto my roof. Of course, it buckled in the roof, and I succeeded in a dodge roll to jump off the side of the building, taking 8 points of fall damage (It was only 1 floor). My other teammates, L4 Salamander Chaplain Apothecary and our L2 Ravenguard Assault were too far away at this point to do anything so initiation rolled around again and I was starting with a initiation of 16. Being the cheeky bastard I am, I hucked a couple of cryo grenades over the wall of the building, hoping they would fall in the gaping hole in the roof the BLT had made (which they did) and doing another 40 damage after armor save. that puts us at 192-52-40=100. Again at this point my fellow marines could not see our target and as such mopped up the few remaining CSM's that were in our area, leaving the field clear except for the BLT. The round ends and the BLT bursts through the wall of the building it'd crashed through, bits of frost and bolter scoring marring its abominal visage, it swung once each and myself and the Ravenguard, us both being on opposite sides of it after it barrelled through the wall. We successfully dodged it and our Salamanda Chaplains turn came up and he managed to miss his hits. Back to the top.
I purchased Leap Up as an elite advance and stood as a free action, flicked the fire mode onto full auto once more, got a 17, granting the needed 4 degrees of success (my BS is maxed at 60).I rolled 2 9's for my damage on a Skapulan Bolter (2d10+9) giving 27 damage per bolt. However I took Bolter Specialization when I made the character giving myself a +10 WS and +2 damage with bolt weapons, as well as having Mighty Shot, granting me an extra +4 points of damage, rounding out my shots at 31. 31x4=124.
Dead Bloodthirster in 3 rounds, and our GM was PISSED. This was our first encounter with a Bloodthirster and I don't know whether to be crazy proud of my character or concerned at being overpowered.
I ask you voice your thoughts about this situation, seeing as how the BLT is supposed to be one of the hardest bosses to fight yet it got dropped in 3 rounds, even though it was never able to engage someone in melee combat. Largely this is for benefit of our GM, the Salamnder, as he's unsure what to do now, after only one member of his kill-team single-handedly obliterated a Bloodthrister. On another point, now that that DID happen I'm worried about what he may try to throw at us next.
Just asking for your opinions about making the encounter last or if you're a GM and have a similar scenario of a what you hoped would be a challenging/difficult boss fight and it got shucked in the first few rounds, how you remedied the situation, or what you thought of for the next time it happens?