Eldar Attack (so do the Tau)!
Finally Dylan's Crimson Fists; HQ; Captain in Gravis Armor: Boltstorm gauntlet, Master-crafted power sword, The Fist of Vengeance. Primaris Lieutenant: Master-crafted stalker bolt rifle Primaris Lieutenant: Power sword, The Burning BladeTroops;Intercessor Squad: Auxiliary Grenade Launcher, Bolt rifle 4x Intercessor Intercessor Sergeant: Power swordIntercessor Squad Auxiliary Grenade Launcher, Bolt rifle 4x Intercessor Intercessor Sergeant: Power swordScout Squad : 6x Camo cloak. Scout Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Boltgun. 5x Scout w/Boltgun Elites;Contemptor Dreadnought : Combi-bolter, Dreadnought combat weapon, Kheres pattern assault cannon.Primaris Ancient.Sternguard Veteran Squad . Space Marine Veteran: Special issue boltgun. Space Marine Veteran: Special issue boltgun. Space Marine Veteran: Special issue boltgun. Space Marine Veteran w/Heavy Weapon: Missile launcher. Space Marine Veteran w/Heavy Weapon: Plasma gun. Veteran Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Power axeFast Attack;Inceptor Squad : Assault bolter, 2x Inceptor, Inceptor SergeantHeavy Support ;Hellblaster Squad: Plasma incinerator. 4x Hellblaster. Hellblaster Sergeant: Plasma pistolPredator : Twin lascannon, Two LascannonsTotal: [90 PL, 1501pts]
Due to the elongated nature of the table 9' x 4' dontchaknow, and Dylan's wacky deployment map choice there was a lot of commuting this game. Thank Osiris I had given both my Wave Serpents star engines, 2d6 advance move gets you places!
The two objectives in this picture remained firmly in the hands (webbed and otherwise) of the alien alliance all game. Just out of shot of this picture some Eldar Jetbikes are giving some scouts what for. In the centre of the board four walls intersect forming a cross. This is probably not of religious significance.In this picture Aaron's transformer mech thing having unloaded on the dreadnaught and failed to kill it will spend the rest of it's short existence wondering why Pur'La Sept keeps sending highly expensive pieces of equipment into very dangerous situations without the ability to rocket away in what would be the opposite of Manta deployment.
For me this was the most annoying event of the battle; 10 Terminator marines with Calgar sashayed onto my flank shooting up a man's good D-Cannon. As it happens the shots took the weapons platform down to one wound and then the Terminators made a long charge into combat with it, wrecking it totally. You can also see scale creep in all it's twisted magnificance! On the left are some current sized Terminators, next to them are some of last millenium's plastic Terminators on their 25mm round bases. Huddled in the middle is the cowardly Marneus Clagar. Or whatever his name is.See, I told you, one wound. Before it's demise the D-Cannon got first blood aided by a Hammerhead to kill an ancient Dread. This is probably why Billy targeted it for Terminator deletion shortly after. Note the 1995 paintjob when I was an indentured slave for GW south east.
The Predator gets to feel the might of Railguns. I may soon purchase more cotton wool for extra special effects. The tau tanks may be fairly slow but they do pack a decent punch. On the top of the building is another objective that the Crimson Fist Primaris sat on all game. Not very sporting is it?
My two stripped down Wave Serpents whizz about the table the nearest one dropped off the Howling Banshees and attempts to cause mayhem on the Terminators next, the second one is ferrying Dire Avengers into the fray.
As the Terminators (just out of shot) were threatening my Dark Reaper firebase I sent my Wave Serpent and Guardians to intercept them. This was probably unnecessary as two Tau tanks and some sort of heavy support battlesuit was there also. The Banshees are give some Primaris marines what for and over on the far end of the table space marine scouts are getting shot up by jetbikes and stealth suits.