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Friday, July 16, 2010

Sit Rep (40k); Conclave 2010

Round one Vs Colin Culliane's Space wolves
mission capture the flag deployment pitch battle
Colin's space wolves consisted of
Wolf lord
2 Rune priest
1 Wolf guard Terminator squad ( in a pod)
3 packs of Grey Hunters (with all the trimmings in pods)
1 Dreadnought (in a pod)
14 blood claws

Dublin has Space Wolf Ger, Cork has Space Wolf Colin (rumours that they both walk around their respective houses wearing nothing but a mullet wig and a wolf skin thong can not be confirmed). Colin was a a slightly disadvantage for the game in that he was still re-doing his wolves meaning some of his first choice units were not ready.

The Sister won the dice off and placed their flag in the centre of their deployment zone. The Wolves reciprocated by placing their flag on their left flank behind a low wall. The Sisters deployed their force in two lines on their right flank, threatening the wolves flag while covering their own. The first line consisted of the Cannoness and Celestians flank on either side by a Sister squads, all were mounted on transports. The second line consisted of the three Exorcists The Wolves deployed a Rune Priest and Bloodclaws opposite the Sisters flag. A "word in your ear" moved them six inches back towards their edge.

The Sisters started the attack, the Cannoness's strike force moved flat out towards the Wolves flag. The exorcists fired on the Bloodclaws who obligingly fled of the table. In reply the Wolf Lord, his terminators and two packs of Grey Hunters, one with a rune priest, podded into action. One Grey Hunter pack with the Rune Priest podded between the Exorcist squadron and the Sisters flag. The Wolf Lord and his retinue podded between the Cannoness and the wolves' flag. The second Grey Hunter pack podded between the Cannoness and the Exorcist squadron. The opening shots from the Wolves disarmed one Exorcist, immobilised another and destroyed a Rhino, killing several Sisters in the process.

Sister reinforcements started to arrived in the form on a Sister's squad and the Callidus. The newly arrived Sisters de-bussed close to the Grey Hunter pack nearest the Sister's flag. The Callidus deployed covering the two Grey Hunter packs. The Cannoness and her Celestians dismounted moved to support the Sister squad who had lost their Rhino as them moved against the Wolves threatening the Exorcist squadron. The third Sisters squad supported by an Immolator and a weaponless Exorcist pushed on towards the Wolves flag. Shooting saw Grey Hunters nearest the Sister's objective take heavy casualties before killed off by the Callidus in close combat forcing the Rune Priest to flee. The second Grey Hunter squad also took heavy casualties and also flee. The Space Wolf second wave consisted of a Dreadnought which podded close to the Exorcist squadron. While the Wolf Lord split from his retinue with both units moving to block the advancing Sisters squads. Shooting had no effect but the Terminators destroyed the Immolator in close combat while the Wolf Lord stunned the sister's rhino.

Sisters Garrsion their own objective

The Sisters third wave arrived and consisted of a celestian squad in an immolator which rolled on in close range of the dreadnought and promptly destroyed it. Elsewhere the sister unit remounted their rhino and moved to secure their own flag. The sisters in the stunned rhino de-bussed and moved on towards wolves flag. Other units moved to cover the fleeing Space Wolves. The exorcist targeted and destroyed the Wolf Lord while the cannoness and her celestian fired on the terminators killing two. The cannoness assaulted the terminators and pinned them in combat. The Space Wolf third wave consisted of the last grey hunter pack which podded between the Sisters and the Wolves flag. The Sister unit caught out in the open advancing on the wolves flag was destroyed but elsewhere the cannoness saw of the terminators forcing the sole survivor to break and flee. She then consolidated towards the newly arrived grey hunters.

Sisters storm the Space Wolf objective

With most of the Wolf units in retreat the sisters moved to destroy the drop pods and escort the fleeing units of the table. The cannoness moved towards the last active Wolf unit which fled after being hit by a volley from exorcist squadron. In reply the first of the space wolf units reached their table edge and left the table. The sole surviving wolfguard rallied but was on his own and on that the game ended.

The last Wolf Gaurd standing

result win sisters 20-0

Round two Vs Buckhardt's Eldar
mission annihilation deployment dawn of battle.
Buckhardt's Eldar consisted of
10 Dire Avengers in a wave serpent
10 Guardians a wave serpent
5 Fire Dragons in a Falcon
1 squadron of two warwalkers
10 Harlequins
1 bike squadron of three bikes

Buckhardt is sparing partners with some of the players on the German ETC team so it was interesting to play against German 40K player. Judging by his expletives in German when he saw his Eldar were matched against the Sisters indicated he knew how to play. The game started badly with the Eldar picking their table edge and claiming the area I did not want them to get. To make it worse they opted to roll on turn one thereby avoiding Callidus's "word in your ear". In response the Sisters opted to roll on turn one.

Eldar build a nest in their deployment zone.

Turn one saw the Eldar arrive and built a nest in their table half. The Sisters rolled on in castle formation with the transports opting to blow smoke. Turn two saw the Eldar close combat units work forward towards Sisters. Shooting was poor with only a rhino being immobilised. In response the Sisters started to work around the eldar flanks trying to enfilade their position. Shooting was equally poor with with one war walker destroyed and the other immobilised.

The Eldar started to break from cover to attack the sister in earnest with the big guys leading the charge. Shooting was terrible little to no damage being inflicted. The Eldar got some consolidation in destroying the cannoness's immolator in close combat. Pinning the Canoness and her celestians.

With the Canoness pinned the remaining sister started to counter attack. The exorcist fired on and badly wound the Avatar while a Sister squad flamed the harlequins killing all but one. The second celestian squad de-bussed and downed a Falcon. The remaining Sister's units work forward into better firing positions.

Taking heavy casualties the Eldar pushed forward. Their assault was reinforced by the arrival of a jet bike squadron. The Wraith lord flamed, assaulted and then destroyed the sisters unit that had attack the harlequins. The Avatar fired on a exorcist, missing it , then failing to hit it in combat. The Dire Avengers de-bussed and blade stormed the pinned canoness and celestians destroying the unit and wounding the canoness. Eldrad also de-bussed and stunned an exorcist in combat. The sister counter was led by the appearance of the Callidus who Neural Shredded the fire dragons and jet bikes The Dragons broke and ran while the bike were finished of in combat. The Stunned exorcist tank shocked the surviving Harlequin and the Dire Avengers and was reward with the Dire Avengers failing a morale test. The Cannoness shot the last harlequins while the exorcists destroyed the Avatar.

As the Sisters close the Avatar and Wraith Lord break from cover

With most of the eldar army either dead or fleeing, Buckhardt continued to push the attack. The surviving war walker obliterated the callidus who had gone to ground. The wraith lord destroyed an exorcist. While the rest of the army went to ground. To counter a sister squad got within range of the sulking guardians and flamers wiped out the squad bar the warlock who passed his morale test. The remaining exorcists reduced the Wraith lord to his last wound. On that the game ended.

The Wriath Lord set his sights on the Sister's squad that flamed the Harlequins
Result win Sisters 19-1

Round three Va Dan Aherne's Chaos Space Marines
Mission multiple (three) objectives deployment Spearhead

Dan's CSM consisted of
Daemon Prince
3 squads of three terminators (two with 3 combi-meltas and one with 3 combi-plasma)
3 squads of three obliterators
2 possessed Landraiders
2 squads of 5 chaos marines

Dan won the dice and picked the corner with two objective with the third objective near the centre of the battlefield. On a good day Dan is arguable one of the best players in Cork, today was not that day. The CSM deployed in cover but in position to move into good firing positions. In reply the Sisters all went into reserve.

Turns one and two saw the CSM making their biggest error with one squad of CSM mounting a landraider and move towards the Sisters table edge with an escort of obliterators. Two terminators squads with meltas also arrived but with no targets opted to deepstrike on the CSM table edge. The first wave of sisters consisted of the cannoness, one celestian squad, one squad of sisters, the Callidus and an exorcist. The celestian and their immolator quickly slagged the land raiders killing several of the valuable scoring marines. The Exorcist destroyed the escorting obliterators. The Sisters unit moved into coverd. The Callidus destroyed a terminators squad.

CSm landraider make a fatal error moving into close range of meltas

The CSM tried to extract the CSM squad trapped on the Sister table edge with the Daemon Prince and the obliterators moving to support them. The obliterators killed several on the celestians and destroyed the Immolator. The Terminators destroyed the Callidus. The Second wave of sisters arrived consisted on another Sisters unit and an Exorcists. The Sisters unit moved into cover while the exorcist killed a couple of obliterators. The Celestian finished of the CSM squad while the cannoness wounded the Daemon Prince.

The third squad of terminators arrived and plasma fired destroyed the second exorcist while the obilierators stunned another. The Daemon Prince assaulted the Cannoness who through and act of faith survived the combat. The Sisters third wave arrived consisted of another exorcist, the third Celestian squad and the third Sister squad. The Celestian moved forward to close the range to the second CSM landraider. All three Sisters squad broke cover and blew smoke. The third exorcist destroyed the plasma terminators. The Cannoness continued to duel with the Daemon Prince.

The remaining oblierators fired on the Sisters Rhinos trying and failing to immobilise or destroy the vechicles. The Daemon Prince killed the cannoness after sister failed an act of faith. In response the exorcists wounded the Daemon princes while the Sisters de-bussed on two of the objectives, flamer and bolter fire cleansed one of the objective on the last CSM terminator squad. The game ended with the Sisters holding two objectives with the last one unclaimed by either side.

Sisters re-claim a ruined chapel from the CSM

Result win Sisters 17-3

Overall the Sister claimed 56 of the 60 points available. Sylan playing Nurgle CSM on table two also sneaked in a score a of 56. So the winner went down to opponent performance. My opponents between them scored five wins while Sylan's only scored four result overall win to the Sisters. Their third win this year.

Sylan's Nurgle CSM in vaghino's came second

Whose Angels?

More pictures of the day can be seen here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

looks likes there was some nice terrain.

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