Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Blood Angels vs Imperial Guard 1750 Battle Report

Thought I’d have a crack at writing a battle report of the 1750 point 40kGT practice game I had. Instead of a wall of text, I’ve decided to go with a ‘spotlights’ type affair – with only the interesting points. None of that “I rolled a 1, he rolled a 6” stuff. Let me know what you think of this first attempt.  Also, sorry for phone photos...

Codicier Armand and his retinue

Blood Angels Army:
  • Librarian Armand - Terminator Armour, Storm Shield, Fear of the Darkness, Unleash Rage
  • Terminator Squad Khayman (5) - Thunder Hammer and Storm Shields
  • Sanguinary Priests (2) - 2x Power Weapons, 2x Melta Bombs
  • Assault Squad Corvinus (9) - Thunder Hammer, Meltagun, Rhino
  • Assault Squad Tanis (9) - Power Fist, Meltagun, Rhino
  • Assault Squad Mael (5) - Razorback w/ TL Lascannon
  • Baal Predator - Assault Cannon, Heavy Bolters, Searchlight
  • Baal Predator - Flamestorm Cannon, Heavy Flamers, Dozer Blade
  • Dreadnought - TL Lascannon, Heavy Flamer
  • Stormraven - TL Lacannon, TL Multimelta
Blood Angels Strike Force Crimson Death
 Imperial Guard Army:
  • Company Command Squad (5) - 2x Meltagun, Lascannon, Officer of the Fleet, Chimera
  • Veteran Squad (10) - Autocannon, 2x Plasma Gun
  • Veteran Squad (10) - Autocannon, 2x Plasma Gun
  • Veteran Squad (10) - 3x Meltagun, Chimera
  • Veteran Squad (10) - 3x Meltagun, Missile Launcher, Chimera
  • Armoured Sentinel Squadron (2) - 2x Plasma Cannon
  • Bane Wolf
  • Vendetta
  • Hydra
  • Leman Russ Demolisher Squadron (2)
  • Leman Russ Battle Tank
Vardian 101st Imperial Guard Regiment
  • Capture and Control with Spearhead was rolled for mission and deployment.
  • Imperial Guard army deployed and took first turn.
  • Blood Angels forgot to scout Baals... Doh!

 Imperial Guard Turn 1
  • Leman Russ Demolishers, Bane Wolf and Sentinels move up to get better firing lines.
  • Vendetta causes 2 penetrating hits on the Stormraven and destroys it! Terminators bail out.
  • Demolisher squadron targets Terminator squad but causes no casualties, a Chimera takes a pot shot with it Multilaser and kills one.

Blood Angels Turn 1
  • Assault Squad Mael jumps out Razorback onto home objective, Razorback zooms off to find its target. Everything else flies forwards.
  • Terminator Squad charges Sentinel squadron and explodes both walkers, consolidating closer to the IG objective.

Terminators send the Sentinel squadron to the junk yard
Imperial Guard Turn 2
  • Most IG tanks shuffle backwards away from the Terminators.
  • Vendetta shoots at a Baal Predator, destroying its Assault Cannon and immobilising it.
  • The Leman Russ Battle Tank kills a single Terminator with a Plasma Cannon shot.
  • A Lascannon from the Command Squad kills another Terminator.
  • The Plasma wielding Veterans unleash death upon the remaining Terminators and wipe out the squad, leaving just the Librarian.

Blood Angels Turn 2
  • Flamer Baal rams 18” into a Demolisher, stunning it (which is converted to a shaken as its in a squadron).
  • Librarian uses Fear of the Darkness on the Veterans holding the objectives, they fail their Ld test and flee off the board.
  • Razorback shakes Hydra.

Good old fashioned Rhino rush
Imperial Guard Turn 3
  • No manoeuvring except for pivots.
  • Vendetta disintegrates Librarian.
  • Chimera shakes a Rhino.
  • Melta Veterans explode Flamer Baal.
  • Battle Tank immobilises a Rhino.

Blood Angels Turn 3
  • Assault Squad Tanis jumps out of their immobilised Rhino into cover, shoots their Meltagun at a Bane Wolf but only stuns it.
  • Rhino moves 12” towards enemy objective - Assault Squad Corvinus jumps out and destroys the Command Squad’s Chimera with melta.
  • Razorback and Dreadnought shoot at the Battle Tank, casing a shaken and immobilised results.
  • Assault Squad Corvinus charges Command Squad through their transports wreck, wiping them out.

End of Turn 3
Imperial Guard Turn 4
  • Hydra immobilises the Razorback and destroys its Lascannon.
  • Both the Demolishers and a Chimera target the Assault Squad Tanis, but only cause 3 kills. Enough for them to take a morale check and fail, fleeing back through the woods.
Blood Angels Turn 4
  • Assault Squad Corvinus explodes a Veteran’s Chimera, killing 4 Veterans in the blast.
  • Assault Squad Tanis regroups and explodes the Hydra.

End of Turn 4

Imperial Guard Turn 5
  • Moves remaining Veterans onto home objective.
  • Bane Wolf flames Assault Squad Corvinus, kills only 2 due to Feel no Pain.
  • Demolisher also kills only 2 (even though the squad has no cover).
  • Vendetta stuns Rhino.
  • Battle Tank overshots Assault Squad Tanis but shakes Rhino instead.

Blood Angels Turn 5
  • Assault Squad Tanis meltas the Battle Cannon off the Leman Russ, then assaults and a meltabomb destroys the tank.
  • Assault Squad Corvinus charges Veteran Squad on objective, kills 6, sweeping advances them and claims the objective for their own. Winning the game 2-0!
End of Game snapshot