We kept the assets and strategems fairly limited, picked some formations we liked, and otherwise brought everything we wanted to bring. It ended up being four of us defending, and three attacking. The attackers had close to a 2.5k point advantage, but at this level what's a few thousand points. The creator of the battle did an excellent set-up and build up for the event, with background and fluff for the theme. It can be found at http://www.gamers-hideout.com in the 40k forum, but I will be posting copies up here shortly as well.
Suffice it to say, I had a great weekend, and a lot of fun, I am officially hooked on the Apoc bug. I will be updating with more photos and information as I can, but for now here are some pics of the initial set-up.
The Invaders: IG, Space Wolves, Tau, Grey Knights, Sisters of Battle
The Defenders: IG, Space Wolves, Blood Angels, Grey Knights, Eldar, Space Marines(Iron Fists)
I was rocking my Blood Angels and was charged with defending the southern approach to the city, I deployed my support by fire positions in the trench lines outside the city wall. In strategic reserve I had left my deathknell orbital and death company formations. Facing up against me were seven assorted baneblades, space wolves and sisters poised to try to breach my trench line.
To the Wst the attackers set up an artillery and mortar battery to begin shelling the city once the initial shields were breached. A shadowsword, baneblade, and warhound titan also were placed to aid in the attack.
To the East a host of IG and Space Wolves set up to knock out the exposed shield generator (the mushroom looking thing), aided by two Warhound Titans and the stand-in Warlord titan, and a host of tanks, they set up against the brave and sacrificial defending IG tasked with holding out for the first turn.
Inside the city the shrine and orbital defense batteries were manned by the IG and Space Wolf PLayer on the defending side. Guard were spread, key positions were manned by anti-air weapons, Two Warhound Titans, A Reaver class Titan, and Thunder cav. To the south and center:
and the north :
In space, the confiscated Battle Barge from which the invasion had been launched was manned by the Tau and Grey Knights. The Imperial Fists sent their first company to take it back, and take control of the guns which were raining down orbital strikes on the defenders.
and ninety plus termies in reserve with their thunderhawk (hawk not shown) waiting to pounce:
Edited by nicolo, 05 December 2011 - 12:13 PM.