Thursday, October 10, 2013

9,000 Point Battle Report: Iron Warriors and Word Bearers Vs Deathwing, White Scars and Grey Knights

Here is a quick run down of this game reported by Chaos101 from the D-Company Forum:

(My comments are in Red)

Imperial Dataslate recieved No Date mark - 

System Divites: Imperial Space
Planet : Icelese
Mining Colony: Hydrogen: 
Population: 250,000
Game Objective { CSm must get as many troops off board as possible , 3 points per each vehicle and squad.}
{ Imperialist} destroy the landing platforms and stem the tide of Chaos forces arriving on planet.

The Divites System Is about to be pulled into War, this system thought to be far from the front lines has been targeted by Xenos and the Forces of Chaos. 

A large Battle Fleet of Chaos Space Marines have entered the system and plan on laying siege to the resource rich system , also home to 3 Forge planets. The first evidence of chaos has come to the planet Icelese, I small contingent of Word Bearers accompanied by Iron Warriors was seen to make this their first point of Assault in the system. 

The Forces of Chaos have found a Landing area on the far side of the planet , and have begun to land troops and supplies. Their objective on this planet is to make a beach Head in the system and and funnel more troops in system. Word Bearers were being lead by a Deamon prince of Krone- and the Iron Warriors and Warpsmith , keen on ravaging the secrets of the forge planets in the system.

In response The Imperial forces have sent a Company of White Scars to the Planet, They have also been Joined by a Detachment of Deathwing that had been in system re-suppling at one of the Forge Worlds. 

The forces of Chaos had corrupted many of the space port workers , turning them into Cultist , who had now began to barracade and secure the space port, Helbrutes and Forgfiends had taken up firing positions to overwatch the space port. 

The Iron Warriors had brought many Vindicators(4) to bring overwhelming fire power on to the imperials. 

White Scar Bikers and speeders wasted no time pushing forward from the North tearing into cultist and Chaos Marines. 

While Deathwing Terminators slowly pushed forward with blazing storm bolters. from the west more Bikers and speeders came across the plains.

In the East more Deathwing held the Flank guarding the main road leaving the space port.The Imperials made short work of a Vindicator on the Northern from with a group of Attack bikes and Multi-meltas.

The forces of Chaos bolstered their lines in the north to slow the White Scar and Death wing advance, throwing cultist into the imperial meat grinder ... 

... while a group of Rhinos began to make their way to the east along with a deamon prince soaring above.

To the west and Iron Warriors wall hammered at incoming bikes and speeders slowing them down.

The white Scars in the north Burst forward and charged the lines , hitting the Chaos Marines that had come to meet them, almost breaking the Chaos Marines. 

The Bikes in the west continued their push ...

 ... while the Deathing in the East held the road with the help of a Dreadnaught. 

More Reinforcements came through the Space port now , The Word Bearers had Brought HEldrakes and the Iron Warriors more Vindicators and Rhinos filled with troops. 

The HEldrakes took to the skys quick to roast some Space marines, while the Vindicators moved to help the Northern and Western Line. The Rhinos on the East Front continue to push to the Deathwing Guarding the road.

Turn :3
Land Speeders and Bikes begin to take back the North-west Landing Pad , coming into hand to hand with More and more forces of Chaos. 

The Northern Terminators Continue their gun-line, the White Scars to the West Begin to close on the South-west Landing pad, which at this time is being held by multiple groups of Chaos Marines . 

To the East The Rhinos and Vindicators and slowed by A drop Pods, all of them empty but one with a Dreanaught.

In the Midst of this Turn a Gery Knights Battle Barge enters the orbit of the Planet , having sensed the Deamon Prive on the planet below; They Dispatch Assassins .

After the Warpsmith Arrives with a squad of chosen they confront Khan and his squad of Bikers.  

With a flurry of Flamers, they punch through the bikers' armor.

More Forces of Chaos flood through the spaceport , This Time A LAnd Raider Filled with Nurgle Terminators and a Sorcerer. More Iron Warrior Rhinos also flood the Space Port , 

The bulk of the forces still push to the East into the Deathwing guarding the road.

The Sorceror Melkor exits his rhino and casts Warp Shriek on a Callidus assassin which appeared underneath the landing pad, the assassin's head explodes and Melkor is amused.

The Iron Warrior's Helbrute was shot at and it charged forward into a large squad of White Scar Bikers. It could taste their blood.  It swung its huge power claws around eviscerating one and detonating its bike's power unit sending smoke high into the sky.  The White Scars were not amused and decided to hit-and-run.  They then used this move to further close on the Iron Warrior's line, much to the Helbrute's chagrin.

Turn 4:
Now the Final reinforcements for the Imperials a stormTalon along with another and More Grey Knights fall to the Planet, the Grey Knights send a unit to the East to reinforce the Deathwing and fill in any gaps. While More Kights deep Strike into the space port its Self.

The White scars now close on Melkor and he knows his time on this planet is quickly coming to an end.

The fight between the Warpsmith and Khan continue.  

The Deamon prince watches from overhead as his forces begin to crawl to a halt at the devastating fire power from the combined Grey Knight and Deathwing wall, And Begins his Assault on the Deathwing . 

Khan has now wiped out the Warpsmith's Chosen and he knows an end to this fight is near.

The White Scars charge Melkor's chosen and a bloody hand to hand melee ensues.

Backing off and consolidating his forces for the final blow, Khan sizes up the Warpsmith.

Heldrakes have now circled around to confront the Storm Talon and more Bikes on the Western Front. Causing Critical Damage to the Storm Talon it flies away from combat.

Turn 5: 
Imperial forces are beginning to cut off and cripple the landing zones of the Chaos Fleets, while Chaos forces continue to hold out , it is becoming obvious that the forces of chaos will not be able to hold this port for much longer.

The overwhelming fire power of the Imperial forces soon Destroys the North East Landing pad, while capturing 2 more of the landing pads. the Chaos forces at this point have been ordered to take as many Imperialist with them as possible . 

The Warpsmith moves forward as the bikes move back but he won't last through the fight.

The White Scar bikers eliminate Melkor and his Chosen through brute strength.

They then move on to support the Grey knights who had deepstruck behind the Chaos lines.

The White Scars eliminate the Warpsmith and move to capture the landing pad.  Iron Warrior Terminators then teleport in to counter the Imperials.

More Iron Warrior terminators teleport in and charge into the Kaldor Draigo's squad of Grey Knight terminators, who are then joined by a power armored Strike Squad.

This is when the Deamon Prince falls to a rear charge from Grey Knights...

... While in furious combat with the Deathwing , Grey Knights stuck a mortal blow to the deamon prince , banishing him back to the warp. 

Turn: 6

The roles are now reversed and the Storm Talon flies back and shoots into the rear arc of the Heldrake.

The Imperial forces at this time had captured or destroyed all but 3 of the landing pads , and had all but crushed the chaos forces , steming the tide of Chaos to a small drip. 

The Chaos forces began to scatter into the wilds.

Although the set back of not being able to take control of the planet, they were still now enough chaos forces on the planet to start the corruption process of the planets entire population, 

Several squads of Chaos Marines were nearly away off the board to continue the harassment of the Imperials.
The Imperial forces had stopped the large scale invasion of Icelese, but had not completed the cleansing of the Chaos entirety. This would remain the Jobs of the White Scars, to hunt down the remaining Chaos on the planet before they could corrupt the population. 

The Grey Knight having completed their objective of slaying the Deamon prince gathered their forces and left the system in the hunt for more deamons. But they would keep a close eye on the Divites system with what they saw might be the start of a major Chaos incursion.

The Deathwing collected their troops from the planet surface and returned to their battle barge, But they would stay in system, Their librarians had felt that there may be a Fallen some where in system , but that was none of the other Imperial forces concern , all they would know is that the Deathwing was there for resupply.

The Chaos Forces Had drawn attention to the far side of the system , but this would not be Chaos's only entrance point into the system, while the Imperials enjoyed their victory A larger Fleet Combined Fleet of Chaos Loomed on the other side of the system , where they had found a gap in the Imperials sensor net.

It seems where there smell of Imperial blood lingers Xenos come to drink it up, With Chaos drawing much of the Imperial attention on on planet, a Waaagh sees it a perfect time to also enter the system and take what sparkly things they can while dem gitz are busy mucking about with each other .


While the Imperium took or destroyed the landing pads ensuring victory in this scenario, there were several Chaos units which survived and several which were able to break out.

The battle for Icelese continues.....

Until next time.....

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