Thursday, September 22, 2011
Forces and Mission
The Blood Angels' force consisted of:
-Captain Sendini with a jump pack and thunderhammer
-Tactical Squad 6 with flamer and multi-melta
--Rhino 6 with extra armor
-Assault Squad 8 with thunderhammer, flamer, and meltagun
The Eldar force consisted of:
-Farseer Xi-Saryk with runes of warding, runes of witnessing, spirit stones, 'Guide', and 'Fortune'
-10 Dire Avengers with exarch, shimmershield, and 'Bladestorm'
--Avenger Wave Serpent with twin-bright lances and spirit stones
-5 Dark Reapers with exarch, missle launcher, and 'Fast Shot'
Each army comes out to nearly 1500 points, with the Blood Angels having three 'scoring units'. The mission was simple- Spearhead Deployment, with the objective being for the Blood Angels to have control of the bunker (a scoring unit within 3") by the end of turn 6. The Eldar would recieve the first turn unless the Blood Angels stole the initiative.
The Eldar set up first, choosing the southern table edge. The Dark Reapers and Farseer hid deep inside the woods, hoping to ambush the Space Marines as they closed with the bunker. The Fire Dragons deployed in their Wave Serpent behind the hill on the far left, while the Dire Avengers deployed in their Wave Serpent behind the woods to support the Dark Reapers. The Striking Scorpions and Rangers would infiltrate while the Swooping Hawks were held in reserve to deep strike later.
Turns 1 & 2