Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Battle Report - Iron Warriors versus Marines Errant Part 1

This battle took place a few weeks ago, so I apologize for the delay but I have been rather busy and have also had next to no motivation to post anything recently.

My friend had come into town for a day and we got 2 games in.  This first game pitted his Marines Errant versus my Iron Warriors. We played a 2,000 point game and we rolled up the mission randomly.  We got the Scouring Mission with the Dawn of War deployment.

I took a modified version of my 1371 point list with some added units and wargear.

Here is a shot of the battlefield in turn 2, I had forgotten to take a pic of the deployment:

At this point in the game I had blown up a rhino.  The squad that was in it is now sitting in its remains in the middle of the board.  We used crates and barrels to represent blown up vehicles.

In the middle of the battlefield I had destroyed another rhino.

At the bottom of the board my 10-man marine squad had shuffled a bit to get a bit closer to the objective.

The marines on the hill line up a few shots.

The Iron Warriors have maneuvered into position to get better shots the next turn.  One rhino has moved up behind the central building in preparation for disembarking into the building so they can get shots on the marine squad who got blown out of their transport.

This Iron Warrior squad opened up with its autocannon and blew up the Marines Errant Rhino which was advancing up the center.

The rhino with the Warpsmith stays behind cover for at least one more turn.

The small Marines Errant Combat Squad is protecting the 2 point exploding objective in the far corner of the board.  They are praying to the Emperor that they will remain safe.

A 5-man Marines Errant Combat Squad with a lascannon takes up position on a hill for better lanes of fire.

The combat squad has a good line of sight to half of the battlefield.

A Razorback had moved up to behind the central building.

The Iron warriors in the rhino that got blown up move into the central building and open up on the Marines Errant squad.  Other elements of the Iron Warriors army also open up on that squad and kill them all.

The Iron warriors Helbrute and marine squad move up closer to the objective.

After firing until they couldn't fire anymore the Iron Warriors eliminate all but one Marines Errant Marine.  He had somehow dodged all of the bullets flying in at him.

Another combat squad of the Marines Errant disembark into the central building and fire on the Iron Warriors marine squad hoping that they would do more damage.

The Iron Warrior Squad survived and with some help from the Warpsmith with the Burning Brand of Skalathrax burn the entire combat squad to ash.

Turn 4 is when our reserves began to arrive.  The Marines Errant Landraider makes an appearance.

And on the Iron Warriors right flank, a squad of Raptors fly onto the table to reinforce an Iron Warriors rhino.

In the center of the board a Predator open fire and blows off the turret of a Razorback.

A Librarian and combat squad move forward along with the land raider.

Coming up next post is the conclusion of this battle.

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