Friday August 1, 2008
So my 40k play time has been limited due to car issues. So when I make it to my gaming locale of choice I definitely want to get a game in. We had several people that wanted to play so we set up a team game.
1500 pts Aesir Knights (me) & 1500 pts Lions Rampant (SoH) vs 2000 pts of Tyranids and 1000 pts of Orcs
We end up with a standard mission and 5 objectives. They win the deployment roll. No love on the 'Seize the Initiative' either.
So they end up going first.
I don't recall them having a single thing to shoot at us yet. Just moving forward. Honestly this probably worked out well for us, then going first and all. SoH is more of an assault player granted, but I'm more of the shooty variaty and having my opponent walk right into range is always a good start.
Some of the big nids end up taking a few wounds and a few small bugs die. But not nearly as many as I was hoping for.
Once more the horde armies are just advancing towards us. Both my Tactical squads end up getting assaulted by 'gaunts. The left squad has a hive tyrant in the mix as well. The right squad wins the combat soundly, unfortunately the left squad is wiped out.
Lions end up in the fray against our hordie opponents. Some of the big bugs take a few more wounds but none enough to die just yet.
Nothing to special about this picture except a carnifex that has no head and it looks like the 'gaunt is feeling about in the empty spot. Maybe I'm easily humored, but I thought it was funny
Much less shooting now, but alot more close combat. The hour is getting late so we end up deciding to call it after this round.
The hive tyrant that helped to finish off the left tactical squad goes after my Deathwatch Command squad. The 'gaunts over there go for the objective. The tyrant kills several members of the command squad but lingers on with one wound.
Moving to secure as many objectives as we can we end up wiping out the gaunts holding the objective in my deployment zone. I only got a 2 on my tactical squads run roll, so they couldn't take it. But we denied it to the opposing team, so thats just as good. My Master barely finishes off the Tyrant and several other big bugs finally start falling across the table. A Lions chaplain opposes a fair objective.
So 2 objectives in the hands of the Space Marines. One contested. And 2 others completely unheld. Victory to the Space Marines
As a personal note.. this fight really has pushed me to want to put together a Helios all the more. I'm planning on converting an old style Land Raider and already have some of the bits I think I'll need. Templately goodness is definitely a sweet thing.