Had my first 40k game in a while and it was kinda fun. Somewhat frustrating rules for buildings and hard to get used to I go you go turns again. But as usual the game looked lovely.
Anyway I was up against some eldar at 1K points.
My 1k List was simple:
1 command squad
2 Platoons consisting of
Platoon Squad X 2
Leman Russ Executioner with plasma sponson
Vandetta with Heavy Bolter Sponsons,
The Eldar had
Death Spinner tank
I had clear advantage in numbers but he had the clear advantage in vehicles.
Anyway here is the report:
I deployed along a 12" line and held one command platoon in the Vandetta. Plan was to simply walk forward shooting targets and reaching the objectives. He deployed mostly at the furthest point and prepared to rush me early.
I got first turn. Only my Leman Russ was in range and he opened up on the Guardians. I killed 5 Guardians and the Wave Serpent (which couldnt junk because it was not the target) and secured my victory in the first shot. He was now stuck trying to lose by the least he could.
He opened fire with his Death Spinner tank and killed 3 men. His foot sloggers moved forward and his Fire Prism failed to damage me.
My Vandetta comes on and achieves nothing! My troops advance and my Hell hound wipes out the majority of the Banshees and all the Guardians. The Leman russ does one Hull Point of damage against the Death Spinner.
In a shocking shot he one hits my Leman Russ and destroys it. The rest of his fire is ineffective and he failed to bring on his Swooping hawks. His Banshees assault my Hell Hound for 1 Hull point.
I get closer to his Death Spinner and Assaulted it to death. The Melta bomb on my Sergeant killed it outright. The Vandetta dropped off a platoon comand squad on the Landing pad. I now own 2 objectives. The hell hound attempts to flame The Banshees to no avail. The Vandetta takes some shots and kills a Banshee.
He then misses with all his shooting. His banshees fail to harm my Hell hound this round. His Swooping Hawks land at the bastion blowing up most of one squad and gun down another. Blinding the one survivor in the unit.
The Vyper falls back only to be assaulted by the same unit that took out his other tank. They succeed and claim a 3rd objective. The vandetta misses and prepares to leave the board. My Hell Hound burns most of the living Hawks and the command squad moves up to the top of the Bastion to hold out against Janzar and the surviving Hawks.
His Fire Prism takes out on member of the command squad in the platform and hawks kill the blinded man from earlier. JanZar slaughters the survivors of the Hawks blast and that was all that could happen.
I wipe out the Hawks leaving him with Janzar and the Prism takes out all but one member of the Squad who claimed 2 vehicles earlier. Janzar due to weird building rules is locked in the building next the Command Squad leaving it a stalemate of the warlords.
The vandetta arrived and FINALLY kills a vehicle. All 3 hits. All 3 penetrations.
I won the game with 3/4 objectives and all the heavies killed. But it was costly leaving me with little over 20 men and 2 vehicles left.
This game was meant to be a fluff list game and as a result I wasnt having to fight wraith knights and wave Serpents. Which was a nice change. I still struggled to win that game though. Was a bit of fun.
Hopefully next year this army will be fully mechanized and ready for some true meat grinder warfare!