Dark Angels

My Dark Angels army was lacking a display board so I'm working on a low-key action board.  Some of you may recall my snow basing theme - the display board will depict my Dark Angels establishing a beachhead on a bombarded frozen shoreline. I had some pieces left over from half started terrain...

A Dark Angels battle report. Defeat against Alpha Legion on the fields of Lansing MI on Oct 08, 2017.

Well this didn't go as well as I had hoped.  The new CSM strategems for Noise Marines are pretty good. He had a unit of 20 Alpha Legion Noise Marines that entered via deep strike on my left flank. They got whittled down but their ability to shoot when they fall is very powerful.  His 6 units of...

A Dark Angels battle report. Victory against Legion III: Emperor's Children on the fields of Lansing MI on Oct 08, 2017.

For Game 4 I was actually matched up with Iavor's Game 1 opponent. The terrain and mission setup favoured my Azrael parking lot. I ended up with Warlord and First Blood and he took out my Culexus in the back field on turn 5 to prevent Linebreaker. VP differential was 12, so 37 points to me. (...

A Dark Angels battle report. Defeat against Tyranids on the fields of Lansing MI on Oct 07, 2017.

Game 3 was definitely the losers bracket. At 0-2 I'm just here to enjoy myself and maybe win a game. I accomplished one of those goals!

As soon as turn 1 started I realized my major error. We were deployed in table quarters and I drunkenly deployed my parking lot in the forward edge...

A Dark Angels battle report. Defeat against Dark Angels on the fields of Lansing MI on Oct 07, 2017.

This was a fun little game, already being 0-1 I got into the vodka a bit and my opponent made multiple trips to the bar - so we were playing drunkhammer. He brought an all Deathwing army. Really it came down to me forgetting about my flyer on one end of the board and the mission forcing us to...

A Dark Angels battle report. Defeat against Adeptus Mechanicus on the fields of Lansing MI on Oct 07, 2017.

Game 1 was set objective placement and Dawn of War deployment. My opponent brought 3 detachments: AdMech with Cawl, 2 Onagers, 6 Kastellans and a Datasmith, Ultramarines with a Techmarine and 2 Scout squads, and Guard with 2 Commanders and 3 infantry squads.

Turn 1 started well for me,...

A Dark Angels battle report. Victory against Harlequins on the fields of Brimstone Games on Sep 10, 2017.

With time in mind, we set up rather quickly and got to the dice rolling.

My frist time facing the Harlies this edition, I was looking forward to seeing what they could do.  Unfortunately for Nick - they fall pretty hard to lascannons.

Nick got tied up with my 2 30 man conscript...

A Dark Angels battle report. Victory against Orks on the fields of Brimstone Games on Aug 12, 2017.

I have to share the funniest moment from this battle. The Ork Weirdboy, already wounded from his previous attempt to shunt the nobs through the warp, tries again. His brain explodes, with Ghazgull right behind him who takes his last mortal wound. Sorry Ben but that was just a perfect summation...