At 8am we arrived at Warhammer World to feast upon Bacon Sandwiches and await our first games. As the time came along, we assembled at our assigned tables and prepared ourselves for what was to come…
GAME 1: 2,000pts vs World Eaters
Enemy Force: Praetor, 2x 9-man Cataphractii Units, 2x Spartan Assault Tank, Angron
Mission: Firetide (4)
Deployment: Vanguard Strike (2nd)
Oh…a Terminator army… I was seriously concerned about how this game would pan out, seeing as I had precious little in the way of AP2 and certainly not enough to kill a Primarch! Still, it promised to be an interesting game…
The World Eaters move forward in their Spartans, destroying one Land Speeder and killing the Assault Sergeant.
My mobile forces moved forward, in an attempt to bring the Spartans down. Sadly, I failed dismally and my Praetor and his friends were left in the open – having failed to charge by a fraction of an inch…
Angron and Co disembark from their Spartan and charge the Praetor and his squad. The Spartans fire upon the remaining Speeder, killing it stone dead. Angron alone butchers my Praetor and his squad, though the Apothecary somehow survived to flee the combat.
The Apothecary rallies and is joined by a Tactical Squad hiding in the ruins. One of the two Storm Eagles arrives and in a stunning display of luck, destroys one of the Spartans with a single Lascannon shot in the side armour.
Angron butchers the Assault Squad, though we used the term “blended” at the time. “Thresher-ed” would also be an acceptable term… The second Terminator Squad charges the Tactical Marines, killing six for the loss of two of their own. The squad break away, but do not flee from the board.
The Apothecary and his squad rally once again, and the second Eagle arrives but a rather pitiful shooting phase sees only a few casualties caused…
The Apothecary is finally slain, though the squad hold their ground.
Both Storm Eagles enter hover mode to try and gun Angron down, but succeed in only causing one wound…
One Squad of Terminators charge the hovering Eagle closest to their Objective, destroying it and losing one of their number.
In an attempt to get revenge for its brother’s destruction, the second Eagle unloads everything on the objective-holding Terminators, slaying two. The final one holds to ground as the game ends…
Raven Guard: 4VP
World Eaters: 5VP
GAME 2: 2,500pts vs Emperor’s Children
Enemy Force: Praetor, Cataphractii Terminators, 3x Veteran Squads, 4x Land Raiders, Fulgrim
Mission: Shatter Strike
Deployment Dawn of War (1st)
Fulgrim’s Land Raider attracts most of the fire, losing two Hull Points.
It then immobilises itself on the Dangerous Terrain effects caused by the Graviton Guns, before opening fire on the Javelins and destroying one. Fulgrim attempts to charge, but his distance falls short.
One Storm Eagle arrives. Fulgrim’s squad is whittled down by massed fire while his Land Raider is destroyed and the Achilles on the left flank is immobilised.
Fulgrim then charges my Praetor and Command Squad, butchering them in a way only he could manage…
The second Eagle fails to arrive, Fulgrim is reduced to two wounds by concentrated shooting. While the Legion Praetor cuts down three Assault Marines.
The Eagle finally arrives, but the shooting phase achieves absolutely nothing…
My last speeder is then killed, and Julius slices through the remains of the squad he was killing…
The Eagles and remaining Marines combine their fire to kill Fulgrim, and the game draws to a close.
Raven Guard: 1VP
Emperor’s Children: 4VP
So ended Day One… Two amazing games against fantastic opponents. Miles better than Day One of the last Throne of Skulls I attended. So much more relaxed, so much more fun…so many more painted models!!!
Return tomorrow for Day Two, including a massive Battle Report involving THREE Warhound Titans!!