Wednesday, August 30, 2006

+ Into the House of Death! +

Been able to get a game in every Saturday since hitting PA, and a couple before The Move. The briefest of recaps:

Alpha Legion vs. Iron Warriors [1000] - Loss, and a nasty one at that. IW consolidated onto a short table edge after letting a couple squads get beaten on, opening up a disgusting 24" of firelane to cross to do anything to him.

Alpha Legion & Vostroyans vs. Iron Warriors & Tyranids [3000] - Win, and sweet hell it was nice to have some firepower on my side. In two turns we basically wiped the IW from the table, as the bulk of the 'nids deepstruck late in the game. Entertaining highlight for me was speed lord meltabombing one of the two IW land raiders for three turns, stripping off a lascannon pair, immobilizing and finally scragging it.

Alpha Legion & Death Guard vs. Dark Angels & Daemonhunters [3000] - Win, and pretty solid too. DG took some of the fire off my cultists, but once the Imperials realized that my 'nettes can only come in on cultists icons they focused a lot of attention vaporizing the lugs. Course, this was after one unit of girls - support by the Great Unclean One - butchered a unit of Grey Knight Terminators. But all in all a good game, with a lot of things coming together for Chaos.

Alpha Legion vs. Death Guard [1500] - Win! Was pretty concerned going into this game, but again things seemed to click for the Legion. By rolling was all over the place, but my luck held out. In the deciding combat of the game, his über-prince charged my dread, expecting an easy kill and then a free rampage through my firebase. Amazingly, his 3 S6+2D6 attacks all failed to penetrate, and my dread's S10 sent the rotten bastard back to the Warp. From here it was mostly mop-up - i.e. fisting/stomping some nurglings.

Alpha Legion vs. Death Guard II [1500] - Win, and a complete tabling after 12 turns. Same DG player, with a totally rebuilt list, this time with 2 14-strong infiltrating plague marine squads, 2 7-strong plague beareres, GUO, retooled über-prince & hulled defiler. He made it clear this was a grudge match and was completely happy when he killed the dread with his prince. I on the other hand was thrilled when I killed Big Papa with the havok launcher off my ultra-rhino, only after Papa diverted over to take care of my oblit, who had chainfisted an entire 'bearer unit to goo. At turn 6 the game was mine, but he insisted on playing til everything was dead on one side. He only had the hulled defiler vs. 13 melta-bombing cultists, 2 daemonettes, the powerfist champ, my havoks & the ultra-rhino (which hid). He stomped across the board toward the havoks, breaking and killing everything in combat while racking the havoks with fire. Finally, the last missile launcher havok killed the beast the turn before it would charge in.

This Saturday is a mega-battle, and I'll likely be taking my Khornate Daemon Legion in place of the Legion. Add to that the World Eaters & Death Guard (plus Titan!) on Chaos' side and whoever we hit are going to be a world of hurt ...

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