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As a contrast to Yossanrions 1st blood against the eldar I have just gone on to defeat the Imperium. Victory to the eldar! sorry about no pics.
Eldar Biel-Tann Swordwind 1500 points (mine)
PS: italics = upgrades not actual models
Witchblade, pistol, witnessing, ghosthelm, guide, fortune
5 howling banshees
6 fire dragons
exarch /w firepike, tank hunters
5 warp spiders
exarch /w withdraw, powerblades, dual-deathspinners
5 dire avengers
10 striking scorpions
exarch /w scorpions claw, stealth
5 swooping hawks
Pulse laser, starcannon, shuriken cannon, holo-field, spirit stones
Pulse laser, starcannon, shuriken cannon, holo-field, spirit stones
Ferrous Kinigits (Vanilla Space Marines) (Iron Knights, Kinigits originates from knights with no silent letters)
power weapon, BP, iron halo, bionics
Force weapon, storm bolter, terminator armour, bionics
4 terminator command squad
2 assault cannons
10 tactical marines (alpha)
heavy bolter, plasma gun
6 tactical marines (beta)
heavy bolter, plasma gun
5 assault marines
veteran sergeant /w power fist
6 devastator marines
3 missile launchers, 1 lascannon
No mission as my brother is still new to the game and needs to learn basic rules. Also the army lists are so bad (especially mine) since I wanted to go easy on him and show him as much of the eldar as possible.
Several patches of ruins scattered throughout the board. Only time they came in useful is when 1 slowed my scorpions. There was a huge column blocking LoS on the right hand side that my falcons squeezed behind. A large trench in my deployment zone and a wall in his covering the devastators.
Dire avengers, rangers and the avatar all set up in the trench. Both falcons and the warp spiders huddle up out of sight. The scorpions infiltrate forwards toward the right flank. Banshees and Raven the Farseer sit inside Echo Falcon and the fire dragons sit inside Charlie Falcon. Hawks deep-strike.
Devastators set up in cover, Alpha squad sets up a battle line with their Commander Segaul and beta is inside their razorback. Land Raider sits in corner of the board. Assault marines hold right flank whilst bikes hold left flank. Termies and Librarian deep strike.
I got 1st turn
Eldar turn 1
Raven guides the falcon he’s in and rolls double 1 but his ghosthelm saves him. Everything runs full speed ahead to attack except the rangers. Echo Falcon flies 12” so it can shoot but Charlie moves full pelt at the land raider. The Rangers kill 1 man from Alpha squad and Echo Falcon kills 4 more.
Raven took his first step onto the doomed planet of Medusa V and crushed the twigs beneath his boots. The mon-keigh had foolishly chosen to set up their camp on his planned base of operations he had seen in his vision and he was determined to kick them off. He cast his vision into the future and foresaw the mon-keigh setting up lines in preparation for the battle. He informed the echo driver of this and stepped into the falcon, watching through his view-screen as the gunner shot the mon-keigh to pieces. The eldar advanced and Raven felt his transport engines start beneath him. Their first battle was under way.
Space Marines turn 1
Bikes move at the dire avengers. Bikes and assault marines advance. Land Raider shoots Charlie Falcon knowing that the fire dragons are coming for it but only manages to shake it, negated by the spirit stones. Commanders are devastated by shooting from various squads and reduced to 1 man. Razorback manages a glancing hit and blows off Charlie’s pulse laser. Assault marines charge the warp spiders and kill 1. Spiders kill 2 marines in return w00t. Spiders then withdraw forwards 6”.
Segaul jumped as the alien firepower came out of nowhere and began burning holes into his men. The ruins were suddenly alive with xeno’s and the Ferrous Kinigits (The Iron Knights) were forced into battle. With a lack of immediate orders the faster elements of the marines charged forwards all guns blazing. The marines closest to him immediately began to set up an ordered counterattack and the Knights were ready. The fastest of the eldar had almost reached them by now but under Segaul’s direction these were gunned down by well aimed firepower.
Eldar turn 2
Lone avenger runs screaming and has no further use. Raven guides his Echo Falcon again, everything advances, dragon’s disembark. Rangers kill 1 bike with ap1 shots. Fire dragons fail to hurt the land raider but then charge it and blow off a lascannon + stun it. Warp spiders appear behind the razorback and stun it in the back. Echo Falcon kills the remaining bikes. Charlie Falcon kills 2 more from Alpha squad. Scorpions shoot all 3 assault marines to pieces meaning they can’t assault it. Damn.
Raven cursed as he saw the mon-keigh commander quickly organise his men and already the eldar were feeling casualties amongst the infantry. However the eldar speed was incredible and the fire dragons were already setting up on the mon-keigh flanks. Raven ordered his forces to destroy the human’s fast attack so that he could enjoy total domination over the field. Again the pilot of Echo Falcon displayed spectacular accuracy and destroyed the bikes. However the assault marines got through and were now engaging the eldar forces. Raven swore as he saw the humans launch themselves into his fragile troops. To his delight however skill triumphed over strength and his warp spiders teleported past the pathetic mon-keigh leaving them stunned.
Space Marines turn 2
Terminators drop onto the left flank and shoot the avatar to pieces. The remnants of Alpha Squad deal a finishing wound killing him. Commander Segaul loses faith in his tactical marines and moves off and joins the terminators. Beta squad disembarks but can’t see anyone due to an ugly big land raider stunned in their way and their own razorback. The devastators open fire on the warp spiders and kill everyone except the exarch.
Epistolary Marinus received the warning signal from his commander and immediately grabbed what terminators he could and teleported to the field. As he arrived he was instantly greeted by the angry face of the false god of the elder. The avatar prepared to charge but was met only with the assault cannons of the 1st company, tearing him to shreds and banishing him back to the heart of the Biel-Tann craftworld. Meanwhile Segaul has finished organising his marines and butchered yet more of the weak xeno’s with his guns.
Eldar turn 3
Warp spider exarch runs screaming from the far side of the board. He has no further effect n this game. Raven guides his falcon again then hops out with the banshee’s right in front of the terminators. Rangers manage to ap1 a terminator but he passes his invulnerable save. Raven has better luck though and kills a terminator with his shuriken pistol! Echo Falcon kills 2 terminators and puts a wound on the librarian. Charlie Falcon kills the last terminator and puts a wound on the commander. The fire dragons at last find the land raider’s weak point and it explodes 6” killing 4 fire dragons and almost getting the nearby Beta squad. The scorpions assault Beta squad and promptly maul it, consolidating towards the devastators.
Raven and his banshee escort assault Commander Segaul and wound him, 2 banshees die in return.
Raven frowned as his warriors began to lose heart and ran. These mon-keigh had more steel in them than he had expected. He would have to take a personal part in this battle, if anything just to inspire his army. At the devastation of the main human line Raven saw the mon-keigh commander run for the safety of his terminators. There was his target. Ordering all guns pointed at the terminators Raven ordered his banshees out of the falcon and they charge into battle. Carefully aiming his shuriken pistol Raven knew he had to perform some sort of heroics here to keep his army in the game. He breathed a sigh of relief as he watched a single shuriken from his pistol bury itself into the neck of the human’s heaviest warriors, killing him instantly. The banshees cheered and mobbed the mon-keigh commander in a frenzy of blows.
Space Marines turn 3
Razorback shoots at the fire dragons for some reason and kills 1 leaving the exarch alone, the way my last man standing tests have been going… maybe that was my brother’s plan. The devastators open fire on Echo Falcon and manage to glance off its pulse laser. The Librarian kills 2 scorpions with fury of the ancients. Commander Segaul at last gets into single combat with Raven and manages to wound him. However eldar don’t fight fair and the banshees kill Segaul in a brutal mob. The librarian takes his revenge and kills 2 banshees leaving only Raven and a banshee facing him.
Order was beginning to break down amongst the stray elements of the marines now. Without their commanders guidance nearby the marines began to panic and shoot at anyone that happened to scare them. Segaul cursed as he noticed his flank collapse and prayed for a miracle that his elite terminators would hold against the marauding eldar. He watched in horror though as his men were cut down ruthlessly by xeno fire, destroying his best with ease. With his bodyguards disappearing in an instant, all writhing on the ground from the various shuriken and plasma wounds Segaul hesitated as the warrior women with their gleaming weapons poured down upon him. If his men could not hold Segaul could still do it himself, the emperor had entrusted him with the power of a rare iron halo, worn only by the most devout and that would protect him this day. Only seconds later Segaul knelt bleeding from several cuts and a gaping wound in his left arm, now broken and useless. With one last attack he stabbed his power sword deep into the xeno commander’s chest. With a scream the commander dropped to the ground but with incredible energy and discipline brought up his witchblade and tore Segaul’s weapon from his hands. Now helpless against the howling banshee’s Segaul accepted his fate and lay dying as the power swords easily cut through his armour an into his vitals.
Eldar turn 4
The swooping hawks arrive at last and drop straight into the middle of the board with their grenades failing to kill anything. The fire dragon exarch shoots the razorback and in his pyromaniac frenzy that explodes too, he passes his armour save. The devastators pass all their saves from the rangers. The scorpions easily maul the lone heavy bolter guy from Alpha Squad 1 and get to consolidate even further toward the devastators. The falcons kill 3 devastators between them and no-one gets hurt/scared in the Raven/banshee/librarian fight.
Raven grimaced with pain at the wound, the commander was dead however and the swooping hawks had come to re-enforce them however so the eldar would continue to fight. He glanced over and saw that the remnants of the mon-keigh were dying to his aspect warriors. Raven felt pride in his warriors as he saw the enemy psyker standing over him weapons ready. His banshee’s were busy disembowelling the General and Raven was left alone at Marinus’ mercy.
Space Marines turn 4
Devastators manage to glance off Echo Falcon’s starcannon. Raven gets brought to an abrupt end as the librarian whacks him with a force weapon, frying his mind. The banshee can’t hurt the librarian and runs away screaming, taking Ravens body with her for medical attention.
Marinus coup des graced his opponent with one swift blow of his weapon. The banshees prematurely stopped killing Segaul and ran back to help their farseer. Picking up his body they ran to the safety of the eldar base, not stopping and always intent on bringing their general to safety. Farseer Nepenthe would be able to heal Ravens destroyed mind eventually. Meanwhile Marinus called in an emergency thunderhawk to carry away the dying body of Commander Segaul away for medical attention. The apothecaries should be able to cure him although he was going to have to get used to all the new bionics he was about to receive.
Eldar turn 5
The falcons combine firepower on the devastators and kill the remaining 3. Now the game is about over as everything closes in on the lone librarian. The hawks even manage to shoot a wound off him with their lasgun equivalents. W00T.
Marinus looked around and saw no-one, despite his victory over the eldar headquarters Segauls army had still failed him. He saw the last of the heavy support gunned down by the same plasma weaponry that had killed his own command squad. Every eldar troop was now focused purely on avenging their farseer and marinus collapsed as shot after shot struch his armour. Eventually burning holes through and dealing savage wounds to his body.
Space Marines turn 5
Fury of the ancients manages to kill precisely nothing. The Librarian then charges into the scorpions (including a powerfist!) and kills 4 of them. No wounds on return.
Marinus called all the he possessed at the destruction of his chapters army, focusing all the raw psychic energy into a construct of the emperor he sent it crashing into eldar troops, sending them flying in all directions. Unbelievably however each and every xeno picked themselves up onto their feet and continued advancing, looks of grim determination on each and every face. Marinus screamed his frustration to the sky and charged into the nearest Xeno squad slaying as many as he could reach, ignoring the wounds they dealt back to him.
Eldar turn 6
The fire dragon exarch and the hawks assault the librarian for the last turn. The librarian manages to kill the fire dragon exarch but gets swarmed under by sheer numbers of models. In the end it’s the Hawks that get the lucky hit and take out his final wound.
Despite his best efforts Marinus watched as the many xenos chipped away at his armour, searching for a weak point. Under such weight of numbers Marinus was dragged to the ground and knocked senseless by the eldar blows. The eldar had themselves a prisoner and this would never escape alive for the damage he had caused this day.
Solid Victory to the elder by 200 victory points. Next mission is probably going to be a kill-team to rescue Marinus from the eldar clutches.
Last edited by LordLink; July 6th, 2006 at 14:11.
Quite a nasty battle. Congrats on the victory. May more follow the Eldar in this campaign.
Kai Shin Craftworld (Biel Tan / Ulthwe) 5000 pts
Emperor's Children 2000 pts
Bah, against your learning brother?
I am ashamed. :sleep:
Kidding, nice work.
I'll smite you yet, Xenos.
lol your one to talk Yossanrion. Iyanden eldar rarely win, you had an easy fight too. Besides my brother played quite well in the battle, his only mistake was targetting dire avengers instead of the nastier troops.
I also got rep for my battle report so... nyeh :tongue: .
Regardless of how easy our wins were I can't wait until our showdown.