Epic battle music to set the mood:
Here we have a 2000 point Tournament! Hooray!
Capture and Control
Marked Man (a model is chosen to be the marked unit. The objective is to kill this model). Mine was my painted Tyrannofex. His was Sicarius
doom in a can
Iron Knights List:
Melta Bombs (LOL)
5 Combi melta guns
5 combi plasma guns
(with Kantor and Sicarius)
Twin-linked Heavy Flamer
Drop Pod with deathwind missile launcher
Storm shield (not sure how many people had these) can it only be one?
Terrain set-up... sorry, my opponents codex is covering up a hill. You will see plenty of pictures of it though, S0 DON'T PANIC!!!!!
North is towards his board edge. East is towards the right side of the table, west is towards the other board edge, south is towards my board edge.
Predator on the hill, razorback and land speeder behind the large fortified platform. I forgot about the razorback for awhile due to the fact that they were out of sight. Not sure where the rhino was...
I go first. I shoot his whirlwind and predator with the rupture cannons but I fail to Damage them. I end up casting Catalyst on my painted Tyrannofex. I do not spawn any gaunts because I do not have any other gaunt models. All 60 are in the mycetic spores!
He then proceeds to initiate Drop Pod Assault and this happens!:
This drop pod contains the combat squadded sternguard and Sicarius with Kantor.
At this point, he was taking his time with calculating everything, making sure everything was perfect. Lots of precautions. Quite a long turn in my opinion.
He Shot his lascannons at my tyrannofex but the Venomthropes spore cloud saves it. My armored shell makes a joke out of the autocannon. The whirlwind fires on the tyrannofex and knicks the venomthrope; shrapnel ripping off one of his tentacles (he takes a wound). The Assault squad moves south. the scout squad holding the objective remains static.
His sternguard plasma guns shoot my painted (marked man) Tyrannofex, but only scratch off a wound thanks to the venomthrope. The Melta guns try to melt my tervigon, but he also only loses a single wound, thanks to some shabby hitting, and, of course, thanks to the venomthrope.
He was expecting to kill one big bug in that scenario. I believe I saved 2 out of 3 wounds on the tyrqannofex with the spore cloud, so he would have been at 3 wounds. About 1 of 2 were saved for the tervigon.
I tried messing with his head by telling him the venomthrope was useless, harmless and a mere distraction unit at turn 1 before he started shooting. Now he wants it dead by all means necessary, since its purpose has been recognized to him.
The mighty tyrannofex laughs at the stormbolter from the drop pod! hahaha!
The land speeder turbo boosts over the hexagonal platform and lands south-southwest of it.
The Razorback sneaks forwards 12".
My Turn... Top of 2.
I cast Catalyst on the venomthrope.
I roll for reserves and all the shock gaunts come in, as I now call them, since the opponent quickly begins panicking when I unload handful after handful of gaunts on the table in front of his infantry.
No doom today...
Two of them hit their mark directly. One of them scatters east 8".
My Tervigon turns around and prepares to engage Pedro and his combat squad.
The marked painted tyrannofex moves north-northwest to get away from a potential charging from Sicarius and his combat squad.
The other unpainted tyrannofex and converted tyrannofex move east 6" to get a clear view of the predator and the whirlwind. There were trees in the way.
The panited marked tyrannofex fires upon the whirlwind, but fails to damage it.
The unpainted tyrannofex shoots the whirlwind and gets a technical wreckage. We preliminarily agreed that he had cover, but he fails both saves. I destroy the Whirlwind Missile Launcher and immobilize it.
The converted tyrannofex fires at the predator, but nothing happens...
The Mycetic spore fires Cluster spines at the assault squad, but it scatters onto my termagaunts and kills 3 of them. The Ripper tentacles were just barely out of range.
The termagaunts follow up by shooting the assault squad but something goes wrong and I only kill two marines.
The other termagaunt squad targets the scout squad and kills 60% of them. The other two fail morale and run. You can see them in the background.
The tervigon fires cluster spines at pedros unit, but The power armor defeats the above threat.
The final termagaunt squad that scattered 8" east had plans to fire upon catos unit, but I decided to take care of the land speeder. I smother it in glances. I get 8 sizes for glancing and he fails roughly half of them. I end up immobilizing him, causing the fast-moving speeder to crash onto the earth and become a twisted wreckage of metallic grey scrap metal.
The Land speeder used to be roughly 2-3" north of my large blob of red dice and south of the other five dice, further north.
for assault, the tervigon rampages into Pedros combat squad,
shrugs off the reacting hits and mutilates four of them. Kantor and a marine are all that remain..
His Turn... Bottom of 2.
the deathwind drop pod does not show up.
Sicarius branches off from his squad and moves towards the tyrannofex. My act of cowardess was not enough to escape. The Sternguard target my venomthrope.
The Assault squad turns around and prepares to engage the termagaunts.
The elusive transport moves up another 12". I can now see it and think to myself "where the fuck did that thing come from?" Oh well, I'm not worried.
The predator fires upon my converted tyrannofex, causing a wound this time, due to being out of range of the venomthrope.
The assault squad hits my termagaunts with bolt pistol fire, killing roughly 4 of them.
The sternguard fire at my venomthrope with their bolters and cause a wound. I fail my cover save and remove him from the table. My enemy is so thankful for its death, but wait... I roll for Feel no Pain and pass.
Venomthrops is placed back on the table. My opponent is not happy.
Exact words when I removed the venomthrope: "this changes things!"
Exact words when I put the venomthrope back on the table thanks to FnP: "this changes things!"
The stormbolter draws a bead on my venomthrope and fires at the ground (missing its shots).
sicarius charges my Tyrannofex...
Sicarius declares coup de grace!
rolls a 3...
The assault squad storms my gaunts.
after all casualties have been resolved, I hold tight with four gaunts and kill one assault marine.
My turn... Top of 3.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN? Wait and find out.