Thought I would share a couple of battle reports (sorry no piccies). I'll post the second one in the second post when I've got time over the weekend.
I'm in a league at the moment that is being used as a practice for a tournament at the start of Feb 2015 so all the mission are custom.
Tonights mission was a combo of objectives and kill points but with no secondary objectives. Played on a 6x4 table with Dawn of War deployment. The first objective was placed dead centre then the rest were placed in a line within 12" of each other long ways. Killing a full unit as per normal rules awards 1 VP, holding an objective at the end of the game gives you 2 VP. Old school FOC so no obj secured bonus minimum HQ and 2 troops but anything is scoring/denial. Deployment within 12" of board edge.
I just want to mention my list was not tailored. I ran this same list last week and again against my second opponenet who was Chaos
My 1000pt list for both games:
My first opponent was playing Dark Eldar. not too sure on all the upgrades however, his list:
I rolled and got first turn with no night fighting. I opted to DW assault all my termies and naturally the Drop Pod was also dropping first turn.
He was spread out along his board edge trying not to have anything bunched up so i could hit multiple units with my flamers. From left to right he had deployed:
Ravager (behind ruins) > Jet bikes (in the ruins) > Venom 1 > Talos > Venom 2 (Behind a building) > Raider (behind a building). He did not seize.
My drop pod landed in the building in front of Venom 2 and the Raider but managed to disembark the Dreadnought right in front of the Raider bringing Flamers to bear. Belial dropped in with DW1 in between the Raider and Venom 2 setting up the HF to burn Venom 2. DW2 Dropped in on an objective to try and get a bead on the Ravager. Scattered forward and to the left 4" but still had clear line of sight.
The dreadnought opened fire causing a glancing on the Raider and killing 2 Wracks and their champion inside. DW1 Split fired its HF into Venom 2 exploding it and with the combined damage from the explosion and No Escape killed 4 warriors however the lone warrior passed his pinning test. The rest of the squad fired its Storm Bolters into the Raider for no damage. The drop pod also fired at the Raider however it's glacing shot was evaded by a last minute jink. DW 2 split fired Krak missiles into the Ravager for no damage. The Storm Bolters managed to kill 1 Jetbike.
The jetbikees moved out of the ruins and parked right in front of DW2. The Ravager moved up into the ruins where the jetbikes were aiming at DW2. Venom 1 Moved up to draw bead onto DW2 while the Talos pair lumbered forward to prepare an assault onto DW1. The lone survivor from the destroyed Venom moved up within an inch of DW1, not faltered by the sight of 8 lumbering terminators. The wounded Raider moved up straight forward to outrun the Dreadnought.
The Raider surged forward and moved flat out whilst the Talos pair opened fire into DW1. They stood firm with no losses.DW2 lost half their number when a hail of fire opened up from the Ravager, Jetbikes and Venom 2.
The Jetbikes charged losing none to overwatch and cut down a terminator. The terminators responded felling all but two of the pointy eared pests. The lone warrior charged and was cut down by the heavy flamer in overwatch making way for the Talos. The Talos pair charged DW1. DW1 stood firm and leaned into to monstrous creatures. the clash of opposing forces dealing no damage. The first Talos hit with all his might however Robustior was there defending his unti with his trusty Stormshield. Whilst this was taking place, the sergeant fell to the second Talos and his sword could not pierce the pain engines thick hide. Charged Hammers and fists at the ready, DW1 and Belial managed 3 wounds to get through their high toughness and feel no pain.
DW = 2
DE = 0
The Dreadnought crashed back through the building and ran. Not having range or clear line of sight to charge anything, he set his eyes on the closest objective hidden in ruins.
DW2 Fended off the jetbikes futile attacks before pummiling the last two bikes into the ground. DW 2 consolidated but still looking down the barrels of a Ravager determined to wipe them out. Robustior now at the centre of the fighting fended off a further 5 attacks from the Talos pair! With the Talos distracted, DW1 and Belial tore apart both pain engines and lumbered forward with Robustior taking point.
The Raider continued forward to lend its Dark Lance fire to kill off DW2. The Ravager moved forward towards DW2 confident that all his shots would hit it's mark. Venom 1 remained still with its eyes set on DW2.
The embarked warriors from Venom 1 fired at DW1 however the shots bounced off the terminator armour with ease. Two Dark Lance shots from the Ravager failed to hit their mark however the third managed to kill the Cyclone Terminator. The Raider also missed with it's Dark Lance however mass firepower from Venom 1 assured DW2's destruction, felling the last defiant Terminator.
DW = 4
DE = 1
The Dreadnought lumbered towards his objective whilst Belial and DW1 moved up within Storm Bolter Range of the Venom.
The Dreadnought ran forward, crashing into the ruins securing the objective (where he remained for the rest of the game). DW1 opened fire onto the Venom however its flickerfield had stopped any damage from the hail of fire.
The Raider, Venom and Ravager moved towards the 3 objectives near them and turned. The Raider having no line of sight however the Venom and Ravager having a clear line of sight to DW1.
A courageous Robustior pounded his shield with his hammer in intimidation and motioning his enemy to "Bring It!" The Ravager and Venom fired all available weapons. After the dust settled, Robustior stood firm, scorch marks on his shield but otherwise unscathed.
DW = 6
DE = 1
DW1 and Belial now out of range of targets, moved and ran forward towards the Centre objective with most of the squad taking cover behind a building. Robustior taking point once more.
The DE Vehicles shuffled to get a better firing line to the terminators behind the building but also moved back to secure the furthest two objectives anticipating that the Deatwhing would be making a bee line fore the centre objective. The Raider covered the objective closest to the centre whilst the Venom took point on the furthest objective to the edge of the battlefield.
The Ravager was poised to the Raiders left closest to where the terminators would emerge.
All vehicles shot salvo after Salvo of Lance and Splinter weaponry. Robustior denying them of any satisfaction yet again.
DW = 8
DE = 5
The Deathwing squad moved forward to cover the Centre objective but also close the distance to the next objective being protected by the Raider. Robustior taking point but having another one of his DW brothers hold the line with him.
Storm Bolters opened fire but causing no damage to the Raider. A lone Terminator split fired into the Ravager in an attempt to keep the crews head down and affect their morale.
The Terminators prepared to assault the Ravager but failed not being able to close the distance (by 1"!!!!)
The Raider moved forward to get the Wracks liquefier template into range but still within range of the objective. The Ravager moved back into the ruins it once was safely out of reach. The Venom dropped its cargo of warriors on the furthest objective and then lunged forward to support the raider.
The Ravager now drew a bead on the chainfist wielding terminator behind Robustior, opened fire and pierced his mighty terminator armour. Robustior held off shots from the Raider and its crew however the Venom was able to take out the terminator holding the line with him.
DW = 8
DE = 5
DW1 moved forward to within arms length of the Raider to take its objective whilst Belial stayed behind covering the centre objective.
DW1 showered the raider with flames and Storm Bolter fire managed to do no damage to the nearby Venom. The Raider exploded leaving only the Haemonculous alive but wounded (and not pinned).
The dazed haemonculous moved up to get closer to DW1 in an attempt to hold them from taking the objective. The Venom shuffling closer to the objective currently held by DW1.
The DE Warriors on the furthest objective and Haemonculous and fired into DW1 but didn't find a weak spot in their armour. The mass Slinter Cannon fire from the Venom was overwhelming and finally brought down the mighty Robustior. Only one shot from the Ravager found it's mark on Belial however his mighty shield deflected the shot.
In a fit of rage the Haemonculous charged however his highly resilient mangled body was no match for DW1's overwatch firepower.
DW = 12
DE = 3
DW1 moved towards the DE Warriors, flamer at the ready, but remaining within range of their objective.
The split firing heavy flamer fried only one warrior and the storm bolters couldn't get past the Venoms flickerfield.
The terminators charged the Venom, the Chainfist, hammers and powerfist ripping it to shreds. They looked back to see they were still covering their objective.
The DE warriors failed to kill any terminators with their splinter rifles.
The Ravager took aim at Belial once more......
Two shots found their mark...
Belials mighty shield stood firm.
DW = 13
DE = 3
Hope it was easy to read, still learning how to properly right these as reader friendly as possible.
The Dreadnought didn't do as much damage as I'd hoped and up against such a mobile army was only really good at camping an objective. My opponent didn't want to waste shots at it or the drop pod. The Ravager had terrible shooting considering it's loadout.
I was really worried at the start aftger realising he was just going to kite my army for the rest of the game so made sure just to get to the objectives and fight him on top of them.
Man of the match was Robustior (we found him a cool latin name meaning Stalwart because of this battle). Definitely wouldn't have pulled off a win without him and my better than average rolling.
Edited by Solrac, Today, 01:47 PM.