Tally Ho For The Imperium!
Hello fellow Earthlings. A new battle report this way comes. A while back a new gamer joined the Cavan war-gaming fold and his name is Neil. This is my first opportunity to have a game of 40K with him so a 1750 point game was arranged, here are some pertinent facts;
Neil's Biel Tan Zombie Force
The partial set up picture with a heavy weapon squad, Leman Russ, infantry squad, Chimera with meltagun vets, another chimera (this time with Plasmagun vets) and a Hellhound. Also featured is my brand spanking new battlemat.To the west of the previous picture, two more infantry squads, two more Leman Russ, heavy bolter squad, Sergeant Harker, Primaris Psyker and Company Commander.Just across the battlefield are some of the previously mentioned Aeldari, for those with very short term memory; Guardians, and Wraithguard taxi - the Wave Serpent. Skulking within the ruined building are the soon-to-be-very-annoying support weapons and Farseer. Also the Dire Avengers are there too.My first tactical objectives; Psychological Warfare, big Game Hunter and Secure Objective 3.
The lamentation of the Scargill women can be heard as can the wailing of dozens of pie manufacturers on behalf of the deceased Ratlings.Despite losing some guardsmen the Imperium is not overly worried yet.The Meltagun vets have their own personal company commander with them, for motivational purposes mainly.A lone sergeant minds an objective that no one seems to want at the moment while choking on the fumes of several diesel engines (or worse - as it's rumoured that Scargill combustion engines use ground up Grox dung as an added ingredient to their fuels).
Winning the award for annoying back passage attack is the Wraithguard assisted by Spiritseer and Warwalkers. Note the now destroyed Leman Russ.Wraithblades are also very dangerous things! Losing two tanks in one turn is not what I signed up for. Some scant comfort was the three mortal wounds the autarch received from and exploding Hellhound!
After bundling out of two transports big things were expected of the veterans!This Wave Serpent is as crocked as any Wave Serpent ever gets. unfortunately the Wraithguard are unharmed in there! Some shooting later the Wraithguard bodyguard of the Spiritseer is gone!Some more Aeldari casualties later....
The Wraithguard attack my vets is hand to hand and the Wave Serpent uses the fly rule to annoying effect.The final unit of Wraithguard shamble out of the Wave Serpent and the crocked transports putters towards an objective. Out of picture is my final intact Russ and just in the picture is a pretty outtact one as well.
This is an ex-Wave Serpent!The scores at the end of Neil's turn three 5;4 to the Aeldari,Two meltagun vets pull the old switcheroo. The company cammander gives them the "get back in the fight!" order and then he piles in to finish off the lone wraithblade. He will probably bag another shiny medal for it too.
Two remaining guardsmen face a Wraithguard. Just out of the picture is a Leman Russ ready to do some xenos blowing apart.Another Leman Russ dies to Warwalkers. They are awful things!No, the Wave Serpent isn't about to mount the Russ, Neil scooted the vehicle round to nick the witchhunter VP that he drew,
Some safe as houses Guardians.Also safe are the Rangers, mainly because the only things I had the range to attack them with had much more pressing problems nearer to them.The Russ and lone Wraithguard fight over an objective.