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Friday, June 3, 2011

Sitrep (40K); Dresden Clay Pigeon Shoot round four

Round 4 vs Eric

Mission; Ojective grab
One objective in the centre of each quadrant and a fifth objective in the centre of the table.

Orks get ready to rumble

Secret mission: Head Hunter
The Swarm lord must die to complete the mission. However, when he dies the gaunts can fire the artillery strike and it will autohit.

Deployment; Dawn of War

Special rules;
Artillery strike, each objective held by a scoring unit give the player a free artillery strike (R: unlimited STR: 8 AP:2 Massive blast). The artlillery strike always scatters 4D6. Each artillery strike is a one shot weapon.

The enemy; Tyranids
1 Warrior Prime
1 Swarm lord
2 broods of Hive guard
1 brood of bodyguards
1 brood of ten gaunts
1 Trvygon
2 Mysteoic spores
1 brood of Bivores
1 brood of 15 genestealers with lord
1 brood of 2 zyanotrophes

The city was infested with genestealers

The game;
Tyranids in a city fight, nuts, at least the wagons have deff rollas. An added complication was that the Swarm Lord  had to die after as many as possible artillery strikes could be fired.

The Orks won the roll off, Fraggit's and Maggit's mobs opted to deploy. By spreading thin the boyz covered their entire table half forcing any inflitrating genestealers to deploy at best 12” from their table edge. They also controlled three objectives from turn one. The rest of the mobs opted to roll on turn one, except De I's who opted to outflank. The Tyranids replied with all their broods moving in turn one.

Lungbusta immbolised itself rolling on crashing near one of the objectives. Maggit and Fraggits mob tried to form up into proper mobs while the rest of the army pushed forward. The tyranids arrived by night fighting deprived them of targets.

Turn two saw Skullhamma immobilised itself driving over a rock. The boyz retaliated by firing three artillery strikes and barely missing Fraggit's mob. The big mek fixed Skullhamma with a couple blows of the hammer. The De I's arrived and went after the gaunt squad approaching an objective. They shot them up a bit before assualting into cover to kill a few more.

The Tvrygon pumped out a squad of gaunts which move to capture an objective . They fired the artillery strike but missed the mobs. The genestealers advanced on to Maggits mob. The Tyrnids opened fire killing boyz and doing superfical damage to the dreads. Maggits mob whooped for joy went the genestealers failed their assault into cover roll. The swarm lord and his bodygaurd went after the deff koptas and turned them into raw meat.

The Orcs pushed forward. Maggits mob opened up on the genestealers killing a few, The killa kans added to the carnage killing a few more and a few boyz for good measure. Fraggits mob opened up on the gaunts taking them down. Else where the boyz pushed forward while the grots claimed an objective abandoned by Maggits mob. It was the tyranids turn to laugh when the killa kans failed their assault into cover roll. Meaning Maggits mob would have to go it alone aganist the genestealers. The results were not good with a lot of boyz falling for little return. The mob took more casualties due to being fearless.

The Tyrvgon made its last brood of gaunts who rushed to help the genestealers. The Tyrvgon and the other gaunt brood moved to capture a distance objective. The Swarm lord and the rest of the tryanids opted to push forward. The genestealers reinforced with the gaunts finished off Maggits mob and the genestealers push forward after the grots while the gaunts fell back to an objective.

The lose of Maggits mob was the effective collapse of one of the flanks. Naggogs mob decided to debuss from Lungbusta and moved to secure objective abandoned by Fraggits mob. Under pressure the rest of boyz opted to Waaagh. Lord Snips and Fraggits mob hit the swarm lord. Crushinator engaged a brood of zaonytorpes with an attached warrior prime. The nobz debussed and went after the gaunts that had assist in destroying Maggits mob. The Boss debussed and went after a brood of hive guard. The killa kans opened fire on the genestealers killing them all bar the brood lord. They also nearly scored a glancing hit on Skullhamma. The Nobz opted to burn rather than fight the gaunts destroying the squad. The fight between the swarmlords retinue and the orks did not go well for the Orks and a few more boyz fell to fearless wounds but between Fraggits and lord Snips claws the bodygaurds started to fall while the boyz killed of all the pigeons which had attached to the Swarmlord for protection. The rest of the combats were one sides affairs with Crushinator killing the prime, the warboss killed of the hive guard while the kill kans crushed the broodlord.

Speed and aggression are no match for some grots in Kans

The tyranids retaliated firing to msyetics spores the first hit Naggog's mob killing a few boyz but not much else. The second targeted my pigeon who had to go to ground to survive. The remaining free tyranids units went after objectives. The Trvygon attacked the nobz hoping to kill them to secure an objective. The Gaunts ran towards another objective. A last squad of brood guard destroyed the Skull Hamma with a rear shoot. In combat the Swarm lord turn its attention to Lord Snips ripping of its legs and one its claws. In reply the boyz finished of the body guard and got the swarm lord down to his last wound. Fraggits mob took the immobilisation of Lord Snips as its que to leave so it fled combat leaving the dread to face the Lord alone. The Crushinator finished of the Zaonythorpes. While the nobz survived their encounter with the tvrgyon.

Swarm Lord vents his rage on Fraggit's mob

The spore tried to get a taste of pigeon but could not hit him

With three objective safely secure the warboss went after the Trvygon between him and the nobz they killed it and claimed a fourth objective. Crushinator went after the gaunts but failed an assault into cover move. The Swarm lord vented his rage on Lord Snips riping off more arms. But Lord Snips fought back finished off the Lord.

Fraggit's mob opted for a tactical withdraw rather than continue fighting the Swarm Lord

The game ended with the Orks holding four objectives

The result; sold win 20-0
Secret mission: completed
Enemy pigeons killed: 4
Friendly pigeons alive; 1 

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