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Our final practice match before the tournament this weekend.
1500 points, Gamma level, Cleanse. DA vs IW
IRON WARRIORS LIST:
HQ- leuitenant: Bolt pistol & servo arm (Used this bcoz he had it modelled, since changed to power fist)
3x 8 man tactical sqauds with heavy bolter & champ.
2 squads of 2 Obliterators
5 bikes. 1 melta gun. 1 champ
2 Predator's with TL Lascannons and Heavy bolters
1 Havoc squad, 2 Missile launchers, 2 Autocannons
Dreadnaught, TL Autocannon, DCCW (since swapped this for basilisk)
DARK ANGELS LIST:
-Chaplain (reclusiarch), Terminator honours, bolt pistol, frags.
-Command squad: Company champion, melta gun, 4 marines with Close combat weapon & bolt pistol. Drop pod.
5 man tactical squad, lascannon.
8 man tactical squad, Plasma cannon, Plasma gun
9 man tactical squad, power fisted serg, melta gun, drop pod
5 Deathwing Terminators, 2 assault cannons
Landspeeder with Multi melta
Landspeeder Tornado, heavy bolter & assualt cannon.
Devastator squad (6 man), 4 Missile launchers.
Predator annihilator, Heavy bolters
Terrain was fairly even, he had some high ground aswell as some good hard cover. I had 2 large forests to maneuver around, plus a large building.
I rolled first turn.
TURN 1: dark angels.
-Landspeeders move to edges of forests, hiding and ready to pouce.
-Whirlwind scattered off target.
-Plasma cannon got hot.
-Lascannon in tac squad misses (at this point i was thinking my horrible luck was still continuing from last game:x )
-Devastator squad destroyed 1 Predator.
-My predator destroyed the second predator. (at this point i was feeling a little better!:yes: )
TURN 1: Iron Warriors.
-2 tac squads move into adjacent corners, 1 remains still to fire.
-Bikes turbo boost towards my predator, keeping themself hidden.
-Dreadnaught & havocs wipe out my 5 man tactical squad.
TURN 2: DA.
-Drop podding tactical squad arrives about 6" away from Havocs :shifty:
-Speeders move out into the open since the Predators are gone. Multi melta kills dreadnaught. Tornado kills 1 marine.
-Whirlwind kills 1 marine, Pinning test passed.
TURN 2: IW.
-Both Obliterator sqauds arrive behind my lines, 1 kills the whirlwind, the other fails to kill my predator. (this was the 2nd main turning point next to killing both preds, deep striking near plasma is a no no! :ninja: I learned that the hard way againt tau and lost all 5 terminators).
-Bikes turbo boost to 6" away from predator (trying to use that melta gun at all costs, since they pred's are gone and the havocs are about to be assaulted.
-Havocs blast tac squad at point blank, killing 2-3.
TURN 3: DA.
-HQ arrives via drop pod between chaos HQ & bikes.
-Terminators Deep strike in the centre, near enemy marine squad.
-Tactical squad assaults Havocs, killing 2.
-The plasma squad takes 3 wounds off of 1 obliterator squad (killing one, wounding 1).
-Predator manages to kill a biker despite inv save.
-Terminator shooting only kills 1 marine.
TURN 3: IW.
-Bikes Immobilse & stun predator with melta gun.
-Wounded Obliterator charges plasma squad, no casualties.
-Other Obliterators kill 1 Marine for devatstor squad
-Marines desperately charge Terminators, knowing what 2 assualt cannons will do. failed 2 out of 4 armour saves, losing 2 termies. kill 1-2 marines.
-Heavy bolter in tactical squad manages to immobilise speeder, but the ravenwing veterans pass their jink save. (hehe, first time ever!)
-Havocs are finished off by tactical squad, the last survivor flees
-WOunded Obliterator continues to chew through plasma squad
TURN 4: DA.
-Last havoc shot in the back by tactical squad, haha, cruel but fun! Mercy is for the weak :shifty:
-Speeder zooms towards my corner to support the devs against the 2nd Obliterator squad, comined they manage to instant kill both of them.
-HQ charges Bikers to save the predator, chaplain falls short of getting into the fray but his command squad manage to wipe out the bikers, now without their vital inv save.
--Obliterator wins combat causing plasma squad to flee, leaving him wipe open to some plasma fire when they auto-rally!
TURN 4: IW
-Tactical squad move into bunker to make a last stand. Firing their bolters at the lurking speeders.
-HQ doubles back away from terminators.
-Marines are finished off by terminators.
-Obliterator charges nearby devastators to avoid the inevitable hail of fire, killing 1-2.
TURN 5: DA
-plasma squad rallies and fires are marines in bunker, taking down 3-4.
-Terminators & powerfist tactical squad head towards the bunker..
-Predator blasts the HQ, instant killing him.
-Land speeders also head towards bunker, defended by the brave but doomed chaos marines.
-Devastators lose 1-2 more to obliterators powerfist, only the serg remains.
TURN 5: IW
-Marines fire at landspeeder, unable to hit the fast moving target
-Devastator sergeant heroically slays the last Obliterator!.. (yes i couldnt believe it either, GO SERG! :w00t: )
TURN 6: DA
-Everything closes in on the bunker and the only remaining enemies.. All but the heavy bolter are overcome by incoming fire.
TURN 6: IW
-With nothing else left to do, the lone heavy bolter holds fast & sprays off one last volley, causing no harm.. Assessing the incoming enemy units, he knows this is his final hour.. the battle is over.
RESULT: Massacre to DA's.
My thoughts on why: getting first turn & killing both pred's. HAving Oblits appear right next to plasma squad. Along with good use of the landspeeders & reserves.
Luck was reasonably even.
Dark Elves - Game #28 vs High Elves: Draw
W L D
21 5 5
Sent em packing back to the warp, good show!