Saturday, September 15, 2012

Glimpse into the Golden Age: Battle 4

Back again with another recap of yesterday's battle.

This week's fighting was done against Dirk (Papa Papaja on the forum) and his nurgle chaos marines / daemon allies. Despite using lots of proxies and unpainted models (what kind of horrible, horrible person would do such a thing is beyond me), Dirk's army could have actually been pretty fun to play against. It had lots of big nasties, healthy heavy support and enough solid troops. If only it hadn't looked like a big, confusing pile of crap... *sigh*.

For clarification purposes: the upside-down spider is a wrecked soulgrinder, the unfinished hellbrute is a great unclean one, the dreadnought is a greater (summoned) daemon, the blue/orange rhino is a plague marine rhino and the green terminators are actually obliterators....

Hopefully having sufficiently illustrated my distaste for unpainted/proxied models, I'll explain a bit about the battle itself. The mission was "The Relic" and the mission said we could only use forests as terrain. The only time this really mattered was when Dirk's daemon prince landed in a piece of terrain that made him hit himself for 1 wound (that was pretty funny). The battle went back and forth a lot of the time and although Dirk had some bad luck with his daemon prince and greater daemon. Only the great unclean one seemed to be performing as it should and totally murdered one of my marine units, an obliterator and half of my termies. My terminators were pretty useful in taking out the greater daemon and a plague marine unit.

When the game ended at turn six I was extremely relieved, having only a single troop model left (that was holding the relic) while my termies were desperately holding off the great unclean one and a full plague marine unit.
Sometimes, dumping a unit of 10 terminators on a table is worth it for the psychological bonus alone.
If you're wondering whether I actually got any painting done after all those promises I made last week...




Death to the False Emperor!

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