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This is my first battle report, and its mostly from memory of the game today. I just felt like letting my writing juices flow, let me know what you all think. I played as the tyranids, my friend was the Dark Angels. I can get the Army Lists to you later.
Grand Master Cain was very weary to act on information from a lowly town peasent, something about his bald head and slightly more defined spine worried him, nevertheless, it was his job to find the fallen angels. The information had led them to a small ruined town on the outskirts of a forest. Cain had the ruined town swept multiple times but no one could be found. Cain ordered his men to set up camp and rest for the night...unsuspecting that this night would be his last.
Cain awoke the next morning to a yell from the men on guard duty.
"Tyranids, sir. We've been set-up, the damn bugs tricked us. They're coming out of the forest."
"I want every man in a defensive position, put yourselves on the second floor of these buildings, don't let those damn bugs charge you or your as good as dead!"
Cain had his Vindicator tank position itself as far back from the Tyranids as possible, the ordnance would play a huge role in this battle. His tactical squad on the right flank, with a terminator squad in a house to their left. On the left side of that house was his new Dreadnought, praise the Emperor for Lascannons!, he put himself and his squad to the left of the dreadnought. On the left flank were 3 landspeeders, with terminators in a ruin to their right and with scouts to the right of them.
An iron wall had been formed, and he would be damned if any "bug" was going to break it.
The Tyranids had come out of the forest in a patten unsuspected by Cain. 2 broods of Genestealers deployed next to each other on the Tyranid left flank with support from the Tyrant and a Zoanthrope. 2 broods of Termagants and Hormagaunts were ready to charge straight up the middle with the support of 3 warriors. On the right flank was a lone Carnifex...with 3 Raveners close, but not too close.
The Tyranids had gotten the jump on the Angels, catching them when they were just waking up, whether this was another planned trick, or just an act of luck, Cain would never know, but what he did know was that his men wouldn't last long against a large attack of Tyranids. Cain had his radioman call back for a support in exterminating the bugs. The emperor only knew how long it would take for them to arrive.
The Tyranids charged every single thing they had towards the Space Marines. Unafraid of the Vindicator tank or the Dreadnought. They had one thing on their mind....eat. None of the gaunts bothered shooting and just kept charging towards their prey. The tyrant blasted off a shot with his Venom Cannon cannon at a squad of 6 terminators, but not one fell. His guards would have to wait a bit longer and get a bit closer before they could try and take down one of these tasty morsels. The warriors were unable to see anything from their position in the woods and just helped to keep the gaunts under control, the Raveners were another story and they blasted away at the squad of scouts, knocking out 6 of the 10. Fearless as ever, the scouts held their positions. They were proud and still brave untill the Lictor appeared on the floor lower than them. A scream from one scout alerted the rest of the squad to its presence but they didn't have time to shoot before the Lictor scaled the wall and was upon them. The huge talons of the Lictor swung down on the scouts hitting two but failing to wound. The scouts through themselves on it knowing that it was their only chance to survive. The scouts bashed away at the beast and wounded it severely. With a few bounding leaps a hormagaunt brood was upon the Tactical squad and two fell to the ferocious attacks and only one gaunt fell in return.
Things were looking grim for Cain. Two of his squads were already engaged with the Tyranids and he had warned them. Cain ignored the carnage to his right and left and began barking orders. The Vindicator began punching in coordinates and fired off a shot. A direct hit on a brood of Hormagaunts whiped out all but two that were just missed by the blast. The remaining two dissapeared. Just as the crew were celebrating, another brood of hormagaunts appeared to their right. Almost in range of the already suffering tactical squad. Everything available on Cains left flank opened fire on the Carnifex. Bolters, Heavy Bolters, Missile Launchers all let loose but the mighty beast just kept coming without even a scratch. A few quick shots from some Terminators made easy work of the Raveners and not one was left where they stood. Cain also let loose on the Carnifex but also failed to wound it. The Scout squad amazingly was able to beat down the Lictor with their rifles without losing a single man. The Angels weren't so lucky on the other side of the field where 3 more marines fell to the hormagaunts where only 1 was killed.
The Tyranids continued their advance. The Zoanthrope let loose a psychic blast at the Dreadnought but failed to do anything. The Tyrant shot his Venom Cannon at the incredibly annoying Vindicator tank and the cannon melted on itself. The Tyrant let out a houl of approval. Another brood of hormagaunts leaped onto the Tactical Squad killing 1 in the process. While the other gaunts felled another. On the other side of the field newly arrived termagants shot their fleshborers at an unsuspecting Land Speeder and managed to send it plummeting to the ground. Suddenly after the failure of the Lictor, The Red Terror appeared in the enemy line.
"SHOOT THE BIG ONES!!!" was the order screamed out by Cain as he shot again at the Carnifex to no avail. His tank was useless and one of his squads was already overwhelmed. His snipers managed to take down one Warrior and wound the other with amazingly precise shots. While his Terminators fired upon the Carnifex inflicting one wound. His dreadnought let loose a Lascannon blast at the newly arrived creature and inflicted one wound. It braced itself to charge but miscalculated the distance and remained stationary instead. The Landspeeders decided to drive back the Termagants rather than waste ammo on the pathetic bugs and managed to break 2 broods and send them running. Stupidly they charged right into charging range of the Carnifex.
The Carnifex swung out with its mighty claws and shook one speeder as the other flew away as quickly as possible. The termagants continued to run back to the safety of the forest even with the mighty Carnifex nearby. The Red Terror charged past the Dreadnought to get at Cain. As he ran by the Zoanthrope let loose a more powerful blast and sent the Dreadnought sky high. As the Tactical Squad began to chop down a few Hormagaunts a brood of Genestealers charged onto them and destroyed them without breaking the alien equivelant of a sweat. The broods began to move towards the rest of the Space Marines. The Red Terror managed to inflict one wound on Cain as he stabbed him in the back as he charged in, but Cain turned and thrust his Sword of Secrets into the beasts throat, and cutting off its head.
Cain knew that his right flank had begun to fall and only hoped his terminators could hold them off untill reinforcements arrived. Cain was running out of heavy weapons that could slow the huge tyranid beasts. They shot down five genestealers with their Stormbolters. His snipers managed to kill the last warrior and his Terminators cut down one of the fleeing squads of Termagants. The other landspeeder fired into the other brood killing more than half of them. The Termagants all dissapeared only to be replaced by more. The Carnifex destroyed the Landspeeder that was next to it with one fierce blow.
The Tyranids continued to press on. The remaining Genestealers began to cut into the rear armour of the useless Vindicator hoping to get at the crew inside and accidently hit a fuel line and sent it soaring. The Hormagaunts tried to get at the Terminators on the ruined building but everyone that leaped up was sent tumbling down in a bloody mess. The Zoanthrope fired another blast this time at Cain and managed to wound the Apothecary. The new Termagants fired and destroyed the last Landspeeder and were joined by a new brood of Hormagaunts. The Carnifex began to march toward Cain untill a few well aimed shots from the Terminators finally killed it. Cain began to feel better about things untill the Hive Tyrant charged into him and knocked him to the ground. The rest of his Command Squad were occupied with the Tyrants Guards and could not help him.
The mighty beast snarled and rammed one talon down into Cain's shoulder, pinning him to the ground. Cain reeled in pain and swung out with his Sword of Secrets, cutting off the talon that secured him to the floor as he staggered to the ground. As he stood up, the Hive Tyrant opened its mighty jaws and bit into his chest.
The last thing Cain remembered before he died was the sound of a Basilisk Cannon and the screams of the Tyranids as they ran back to the woods from which they came. His men were saved...but he was lost. Or so he thought...
ha ha tyranids lost
Its damn hard to win a meatgrinder mission. And outta approx. 15 views. Thats the first reply... <_<
Hope it wasn't too long for people to read.
All me and my friends play mostly are meatgrinders... big ones too
I think it was very good, and it wasn't to long. Looks like cain got scrwed over though
Back from a long adventure.