We rolled for long table edge deployment and Big Guns Never Tire for the mission with 4 objectives in a line down the middle. One was by the bunker at the top of the picture, one in between the two buildings just above the midpoint of the board, one in the open area in the middle of the large building, and the last in the woods at the bottom of the picture. Neverness won the roll to deploy and go first, and took the right side of the board based on the picture.
|Board Set Up|
|Forces Deployed as Turn 1 Starts|
I responded by bringing in both Ironclads to start my turn. Both landed with no scatter between his two tanks. This let an Ironclad deploy behind his Vindicator and the other between the two with it's flanks covered by the two Drop Pods. My middle and right Tactical Squads and my Assault Squad all advanced. Between the left Dev Squad and the Tactical Squad's missile launchers, his Helbrute was killed for First Blood. The Vindicator was shaken and the Landraider was stunned. He also lost 3 Bikers to Missiles and the Scouts. Score at the end of Turn 1 was 5 to 0 (First Blood, Linebreaker, and 1 Objective for me, no score yet for Neverness).
|End of Turn 1|
My turn two started with the Sternguard arriving but not the Sky Talon. The Sternguard came down on the second from top Objective. I advanced all 3 Tactical Squads (Left one now on the top Objective) and the Assault Squad. The Scouts and Assault Squad combined to shoot down the two remaining Bikes. The Vindicator died to Devastator fire. The Sternguard, middle Tactical Squad, and the Drop Pods combined to kill 8 Berzerkers. Score was now 9 to 0 (2 Objectives, Heavy Killed, First Blood, and Linebreaker for me).
|End of Turn 2|
My Sky Talon shows up and heads for his Daemon Prince. My Captain leaves the middle squad and heads to help the Sternguard. Assault Squad heads for the Chaos Terminators while Ironclad heads for the Landraider. Shooting from Assault Squad, both Devastator Squads, most of a Tactical Squad and the Techmarine kills all but 2 Terminators. Sky Talon puts a wound on the Daemon Prince but it stays flying. Ironclad fails to hurt the Landraider. I charge the Terminators with the Assault Squad hoping all the attacks will cause some failed saves but I whiff with the majority of the chances and fail to kill anyone. I lose 2 Assault Marines but pass the test on double 1s. Captain joined the Sternguard to combine for 3 kills and 2 lost Sternguard but he passed leadership test. I lost a Scout in combat and broke but got away to rally. Score is now 7 to 4 (1 Objective, I Heavy Killed, Warlord, Linebreaker, and First Blood to his 1 Objective and Linebreaker).
|End of Turn 3|
My turn I managed to kill 1 Terminator and fail to hurt the Landraider. My Captain continues to chew through Black Legion while the last of the Sternguard fall. My last 3 Scouts lose combat by 1 and my last 3 Scouts fall back from his last 2 Black Legion marines in the small squad. The Daemon Prince combat was no wounds on both sides. Score at the end of the 4th Turn is still 7 to 4 (1 Objective, I Heavy Killed, Warlord, Linebreaker, and First Blood to his 1 Objective and Linebreaker).
|End of Turn 4|
My turn I finish off the Black Legion in the middle and my Captain consolidates onto the Objective. My Storm Talon tries to hurt the Daemon Prince but fails to wound it. I fail to hurt the last terminator with Krack Missile fire from Devastators on left flank. Right flank Devastators and Scouts combine fire to kill of a Black Legion leaving only one in the woods. I fail to hurt the Landraider once more with the Ironclad. Score is now 10 to 7 (2 Objectives, I Heavy Killed, Warlord, Linebreaker, and First Blood to his 2 Objectives and Linebreaker). Neverness rolls and we're playing a 6th Turn. This is where I apologize because there is no picture of the end of this turn.
|Distraction Pic of Scouts For Missing Turn Pic|
I killed the remaining Terminator with krak missile fire. The Ironclad finally rolled high on the 2D6 for penetration with the melta-gun and blew up the Landraider. And to avenge his Captain, the Storm Talon turned for a shot on the Daemon Prince and scored 3 wounds which Neverness promptly failed to save all of which killed off the Daemon Prince. At this point it was tabled for him and the final score was 14 Points to 1 (3 Objectives, 2 Heavies Killed, First Blood, Warlord, and Linebreaker for me and Warlord for him).
|End of Turn 6|
So that's all for now and I'll see you next time for more Ghost Bears and some actual new 40K models as well.