Wednesday, January 11, 2012

From the Tables... The Brindisi Betrayal

So this week I played a 2,000 point, Pitched Battle, Capture and Control mission against Dark Angels. I used a new double Stormraven list I liked quite a bit. This would be a tough objective mission, because the additions of Belial and Sammael, almost his entire army was Troops. My opponent got first turn and I put both Stormravens in reserve. Our objectives were both set up about in the middle of our deployment zones.

In 998.M41 the Lamenters of Strike Force Ostro encountered a Dark Angels expeditionary force on the edge of Imperial space. Not expecting to see Brothers so far abroad, the forces met on the war torn planet Brindisi. It soon became apparent that not only had the Dark Angels been seeking the Lamenters, but that they were being led by Belial, Master of the Deathwing. Belial demanded audience with the leader of the Strike Force, Chief Librarian Menoloth. Apparently Belial wished to question Menoloth about the time he spent on his pilgrimage to the Maelstrom, and about any individuals he may have met there. Menoloth, filled with rage and recklessness,took this as a threat. Menoloth refused Belial and claimed that he would sooner die than parlay with the Dark Angels. Following a bloody skirmish, the few remaining Dark Angels barely escaped the planet.

The Deathwing prepare to charge in and wreck a Rhino.

Menoloth (Mephiston) is broken from combat. My opponent could have just stayed within 6" of him and escorted him off the board, but he charged in with Sammael, who was obviously butchered.

One of my Stormravens comes in from reserve and up to midfield. It is filled with Death Company featuring Lemartes and a Blood Talon Dreadnought.

The Stormraven gets destroyed (see very top photo),
but its contents get to the Dark Angels objective.

My brave Razorback Assault squads claim my objective.

Lemartes uses his pumped up stats to clear off the Dark Angel objective.

Here are our army lists:

10*Tactical Marines w/ Meltagun, Lascannon
10*Tactical Marines w/ Meltagun, Lascannon
10*Tactical Marines w/ Flamer, Missle Launcher, Power Fist, Rhino
5*Deathwing Terminators w/ Heavy Flamer, Apothecary, Banner, Chainfist
6*Ravenwing Bikes w/ 2*Plasmaguns
Attack Bike w/ Multimelta
Land Speeder
5*Devastators w/ 2*Heavy Bolters, Plasma Cannon, Missle Launcher

Furioso w/ Blood Talons
Furioso w/ Frag Cannon, Heavy Flamer
Priest w/ Meltabombs
5*Assault Marines w/ Meltagun, Razorback w/ Heavy Bolter
5*Assault Marines w/ Meltagun, Razorback w/ Assault Cannon
5*Death Company w/ Thunder Hammer, Lemartes
10*Assault Marines w/ 2*Meltaguns, Power Fist, Rhino
Land Speeder Typhoon w/ Heavy Flamer
Land Speeder Typhoon w/ Heavy Flamer
Stormraven w/ Extra Armour
Stormraven w/ Extra Armour


Throatpunch said...

I love the background you have provided for the battle report. Nice job!

Hiso said...

Was a good battle, with nice minis and and good photo.

What is on your painting table now?

(sorry for mistakes, i'm french)