Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Minotaurs Vs Marines Errant 2000pts Part 1

So this past weekend I travelled across the state to visit my friend Pen Dull.  We had all day Sunday to play 40k, so we got 3 games in.

I brought my Minotaur Space Marines along with my Imperial Knight and an Inquisitor.

He had his Marines Errant Space Marines.  The Marines Errant are an Ultramarines Successor Chapter so they use the Ultramarines Chapter Tactics.

We have had this battle before and lets just say there is some bad blood between these two chapters.

According to the fluff, in the past the Minotaurs have not been shy in their dislike of the Ultramarines and have come to blows with Successor Chapters of theirs.

They have also insulted Marneus Calgar, Chapter Master of the Ultramarines and have subsequently been banned from the Ultramar System.

And thus begins our story......

Several years ago a Dataslate was found with the following information:

++ A communique is sent to the Marines Errant informing them that the Minotaurs under the command of the Ordo Malleus request passage through the JYLN cluster. ++

++ The Marines Errant refuse to allow passage. ++

++ Leading a force of Minotaurs, Inquisitor Lord Robert Baratheon, descends to the planet in terminator armour ready to smash the Marines Errant for not allowing their fleet safe passage through the system. ++

Since Baratheon is an Ordo Malleus Inquisitor Lord, he will lead this force as the Warlord.

Here is my army (2000pts):

HQ -

Ordo Malleus Inquisitor in Terminator Armour, with three Servo Skulls

Librarian Lvl 2

Elites -

5 Assault Terminators

Dreadnought with Multimelta

6 Sternguard in Rhino

Troops -

10 marines missile launcher, melta, combi-melta
in rhino

10 marines missile launcher, melta, combi-melta
in rhino

10 marines missile launcher, flamer, power sword

10 marines missile launcher, flamer, power sword

Fast Attack -

Land Speeder multimelta, heavy flamer

Land Speeder multimelta, heavy flamer

Land Speeder multimelta, heavy flamer

Heavy Support  -

Predator Autocannon 2 heavy bolters

Predator Autocannon 2 heavy bolters

Here is his army:

We decide to do a straight up random dice roll to find out what mission we will be playing.

We roll up Hammer and Anvil deployment along with the Relic.

The Relic:

The Board setup:

The Servo Skulls are in No Man's Land and Robert Baratheon and his Terminator scout forward thanks to his Liber Heresius.

The Minotaurs Deployment:

The Marines Errant Deployment:

Inquisitor Baratheon leads his Terminator retinue forward, scouting towards the center building which houses the Relic.

The Marines Errant begin moving towards the Minotaurs.  This tactical squad will move into the ruins in front of them shortly.

The Marines Errant Dreadnought moves into the ruins but is too large to ascend to the second floor and grab the Relic.  Meanwhile the terminators led by the Inquisitor move around the outside of the ruins preparing for an assault.

The rest of the Minotaur forces move forward.  Some vehicles were damaged by the Marines Errant's shooting and were unable to move forward.

Two of the Minotaurs' vehicles pop their smoke launchers.

The Minotaurs' Terminators move in for the kill but choose to run instead of charge.

Sensing an opening, the Marines Errant move forward, disembark and fire at the terminators.

The Venerable Dreadnought that was in the central ruins leaves them and walks around the side.  After the Marines Errant are done shooting, Inquisitor Baratheon is left standing alone outside the ruins.

The Marine Errant continue to close on the Relic.

The Minotaurs, however also continue to close on the Relic.

Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion ....

Until Next Time.....

Part 2 is: Here

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