No new painting or modelling but the first game of the year. My Altansar Eldar clashed with Meldons Ultrmarines and Tau Allies among the ruins of an abandoned imperial city. Dawn of War, Big Guns Never Tire and 1600 points.
It started well for the Eldar when they wrecked both rhinos which left the Ultramarines to struggle on foot. Turn two continued in favor of the Eldar. Missfortune and the combined firepower from three grav-tanks and the Dark Reapers reduced ten Terminators to 6. The rest along with a Chaplain, the warlord, would hide out of sight for the remainder of the battle.
Turn three and four saw the Ultramarines allies wreck two Wave Serpents and the Predator cut down my seercouncil of three Warlocks. My warlord made use of his trait and split fire with his squad of Guardians. The bright lance wrecked the Predator and those who were in range shoot at some Fire Warriors. On turn three the Windriders came in from reserves.
At the end of turn four the Dire Avangers who had got out of their wrecked Serpents advanced forth under cover of Reaper fire.
On the left flank the Falcon joined to give cover and support to the Guardians who held an objective. The Jetbikes had zoomed around and headed towards the remaining Ultramarines.
The Guardians under Lorpan slew the last Fire Warrior that hug cover in the ruins but all in vain.
Turn five continued with losses on both sides. The Falcon where immobileized and the remainder of the Terminators charged the Windriders. The Chaplain and one Terminator fell to overwatch and one died in close combat leaving only one. Only three Windriders remaind out of seven.
The game continued to turn six where the Windriders regrouped and took an objective. The Tau commander along with his bodyguard finaly succumbed to starswarm missles and shurikens. The third objective where whiped clean from Ultramarines by the Dire Avangers but who where to far away to control it.
The game ended 9-0 to Altansar. Two objectives, Slay the Warlord, First Blood and one Heavy support destroyed.