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Witch Hunters vs Eldar
Cities of Death Firesweep Gamma
Sisters: Preliminary Bombardment and Power Generator
Eldar: Fortifications, Rappelling Lines
Transmission: Engagement Inside Sybilla Primus
Destination: Inquisitor Lord Eitan
From: Astropath Shol
Author: Canoness Ariel
Report: Deployed by order of Inquisitor Eitan, the Order of the Bloody Judgment commenced an engagement against a Biel-Tan contingent. The details are as follows:
A young Battle Sister presented a strip of parchment to Canoness Ariel, the words were short and to the point:
Clear zone A45 of Sybilla Primus of all Biel-Tan Eldar.
Secure the area for the passage of civilians heading towards evacuation zones.
Knowledge is power, guard it well. ~ Inquisitor Lord Eitan
Canoness Ariel instantly barked out her orders to her Sisters, all of them moving quickly to A45. The Retributors moved forward, taking position south of the center inside a Manufactorum. This proved lucky as the Retributor's found a still working Power Generator inside. While Battle Sister Squad Alef deployed behind an ancient shrine and Squad Bet deployed behind the Manufactorum. The Exorcist deployed behind a patch of rubble in the corner of the zone and Canoness Ariel along with her Seraphim backed up Squad Alef.
The Eldar had already put two Wraithlords inside a destroyed Sanctum Imperialis, on the top floor, with two Wave Serpents hiding behind the building. Canoness Ariel gave the order and a powerful bombardment came down on the Eldar, but through their deceptive witchery, the Eldar emerged from it unscathed.
Immediately following that bombardment, Retributor Squad Ayin and Exorcist Qof fired into the Wraithlord, and despite excellent shooting, the Wraithlord was still at full strength, the building taking most of the punishment. Meanwhile, Squad Alef moved up and took control of the shrine, preparing to hold their position as a flank guard and Squad Bet moved to the side of the Manufactorum.
With a powerful burst of speed, the two Wave Serpents jumped out of their hiding space. Moving to two sides of the zone, while the Wraithlords moved to the side of the building and both took shots at the Exorcist, one of the Wave Serpents added it's Bright Lance as well, but the blesseing of the Emperor was upon that Exorcist, and it survived the barrage of fire.
With a roar Canoness Ariel and her Seraphim came up on what appeared to be the leader of these Eldar, a female witch of heretical grace and power, who dodged ever bolter shot and even the two flamers that were fired at her. Squad Ayin fired again at the Wraithlords but they proved too resilient and suffered no damage. The Exorcist and Squad Alef fired on one of the Wave Serpents, failing to do anything to it and Squad Bet faced similar results with it's Meltagun. Canoness Ariel and her Seraphim charged into the lone Howling Banshee, killing her without losing a single member. They consolidated into the Basilica Administratum in the center of the zone. A great howling sound reverberated across the battlefield as two full squads of Howling Banshees jump out of the Wave Serpents. Instantly Canoness Ariel was set on, surrounded, but with a blessing from the Emperor, she survived. Squad Bet was not so lucky, nor was the Retributor squad afterwards. Both were destroyed completely. The Seraphim, however, moved in to save their Canoness, and together they were able to eventually kill the Howling Banshees, though they were greatly drained by the fight and had lost one of their number. Instantly jumping over to the slaughter on the other side of the field, they arrived too late to save anyone, but quickly took advantage of the generator and flamered the remaining Banshee squad, destroying them. No longer able to hold the zone, the Eldar retreated, and Canoness Ariel secured zone A45.
Nice report. How much trouble did the Wraithlords give you?
Why use science and education when ignorance and superstition will work just as well.
In truth not very much, after I lost the Exorcist and the Retributors I couldn't really kill either of them, but he couldn't kill what I had left with two Wave Serpents and two Wraithlords in two turns. Which is when he conseded the game, we both admit that I really should have lost a lot more Seraphim in that assault between my Canoness and 6 Seraphim against 10 Howling Banshees but thats how the dice rolled. It was some amazing luck and really won me the game. Of course, it was counter-balanced by the fact that one squad of 10 Howling Banshees killed two of my squads on the other side of the board. Anyway, this was a fun game and one of our groups first CoD games.