Well seems I have finally found tiem to get this blog rolling again. To start if off here is a Battle Report of a game played last week between Eldar and Dark Eldar..
Sir, it seems the Intelligence reports was wrong. These attacks have not been caused by mere raiders. A Dark Eldar Kabal has been raiding the nearby Imperial post and taking slaves as trophies. We will hold them off to allow the workers to fall back to the city. Sergeant Tithas, out.
++END TRANSMISSION++The Space Marines prepared hasty defences and prepared to sell their lives. The approaching Kabal could be seen over the horizon, their frenzied screams piercing the night air. The air grew still, as portals appeared in the Space Marine lines. Steeling themselves to their fate , a voice echoed in their heads causing them to pause.
An Eldar Farseer step out, his hands leaving a glowing trail. "Sergeant, you have not to fear us. We come to help. I am Pathwalker Arahman of Mul Gir-tab, we have come to help. My brother has pillaged this sector long enough and must be bought to heel. Do not worry, Archon Drago O'Preto of Rilyn Vuz-Stra has been expecting us."
Steeling his gaze, Sergeant Tithas saluted the Farseer as his forces flowed around the beleaguered marines.
Haemonculi w/WW, Dark Gate
Grotesques w/Liquifier gun
Raider, Night shields, Flickerfield, Grisly Trophies
Haemonculi w/shard pistol, Flesh Gauntlet
Wracks, Arco(something) w/Hexrifle
Raider, Night shields, Flickerfield, Grisly Trophies
Trueborn, Shard carbines w/Splinter Cannon
Wyches w/Hydra Gauntlets, razor flails; Hecatrix w/P.Weapon
Craftworld Mul-Girtab, Black Consul: Squad Typhion (Eldar/Space Marine)
Farseer w/Doom, Guide, Fortune, Spirit Stones
Avatar of Kaela Mensha Khaine
Striking Scorpions; Exarch w/Stalker, Shadowstrike
in Wave Serpent w/S.Cannon, S.Cannon
Dire Avengers; Exarch w/PW&SS, Bladestorm, Defend
Dire Avengers; Exarch w/Dual Cats, Bladestorm, Defend
in Wave Serpeant w/S.Cannon, Missile
Wraithlord w/Brightlanes, Sword, flamers
Wraithlord w/Starcannon, Sword, flamers
Tactical Squad, Missile, flamer
Mission and Deployment
Seize Ground; Spearhead
DE won the roll off, and elected to go second.
Eldar deploy all forces in their midfield. WLs flanking Avatar, with WS and Falcon on wither side. Scorpions decided to outflank. SMs combat squad and sat in swamp and Rhino.
Eldar: Farseer guides Flacona nd Fortunes Avatar. Eldar forces advance. Eldar opened fire on the Raiders, but weapons were out of range (grr, Nightshields). Ranger managed to take out one raider :) was some lucky rolling (5 to hit, 6 to rend, 6 on chart).
Dark Eldar: Haemonculi and wracks climb out of the crater and advance behind the trees. Remaining Raider zooms forward towards the Eldar line, a some trees obscuring its sight. Wracks shoot art rangers but the make their cove save.
Eldar: Scorpions arrive for reserves and zoom in front of the ranger (blocking their fire arc *duh*). Farseer 'Guides' his WS and nothing is in range to fortune. Passing Wraitsight the WLs advance with Avatar in rear. Eldar open up on the raider and manage to knock off its weapon. (6 cover saves made!!) SM missile fires and misses (it does this for the rest of the game).
Dark Eldar: Voidraven and Reavers arrive from reserve and strafe the rangers shredding one on their fins. Wracks secure the objective, whilst the Haemo throws a Dark Gate at the WS, he gets a direct hit the Energy field weakening the blow. Grotesque surge forward and Haemo throws down another WW. The raider attempts to tank shock the WL but gets caught on the rhino (shock prow)
Eldar: Farseer 'Guides' the falcon and curses the Grotesque *Doom*. Scorpions charge out the WS and slaughter the Wracks. Falcon, WL, and Avatar advance behind the rhino. SM bolters wreck the Raider making a vehicle wall. The Grotesque shake off a hail of fire and lose one. Farseer's WS zooms over the water and shoots at the Void, but only stuns the crew.
Dark Eldar: Wyches, Archon, and Trueborn arrive from reserve. Archon and Trueborn take the WW close tot he Eldar, with Wyches assault the Scorpions, pulling one down. Archon and Incubi charge the Falcon managing to shake the crew. The Trueborn fire on the Avatar, but he manages to shake off the few wounds that get through. Grotesque attempt to liquefy a WL but fail to do any substantive wounds. The Reavers shred another ranger forcing them to fall back into the open and zoom towards the Voidraven.
Eldar: Farseer 'Guides' the WS as it zooms towards the Void. Rangers recover and run for cover. WLs charge forward as the Falcon skirts to the side, along with the Avatar they crash into the Archon and Incubi (this does not go well) Red DAs fire on the exposed Grotesque, leaving the Haemonc all alone. Scorpions and Wyches trade blows, with the Wyches taking out 3 to 2. (6 Wyches, 3 Scorpions at this point) Archon watches his Incubi get crushed around him and makes a tactical retreat. Blue DAs stun the Voidraven with a hail of shooting (It need to be AV11)
Dark Eldar: Warriors refused to come on the board. True born brace to the pending assault and unload at the Avatar with shard carbines and splinter cannons, inflicting one wound (So many 1's were rolled to wound). The Wyches pull down the Scorpions loosing one of their number (this went on longer then we both though, two whole turns)
Eldar: Farseer guides his WS, but it only stuns the Voidraven. Blue DA shoot at the Reavers bringinthem down to their last bike. Red DAs hustle over the closest objective, whislt SM fall back onto thiers. WLs advance roasting Trueborn and Avatar charges down the Archon. The Archon and Avatar go blow for blow, neither causing any wounds.
Dark Eldar: Warriors finally arrive and secure the far objective with the Wyches. The Avatar Archon battle continued with the Archon loosing his Shadowfield save (rule confusion so the Archon lived). The last Reaver slices through the Blue DAs to reach the Red DAs on the objective. Fuelled by rage he kills 8 DAs (2 Blue, 4 Red; was so horrible armour saves) Last Haemonculi charges the SM but fails to wound, ang gets his head crushed by the Sgt's powerfist.
The games was called at this point BUT the Archon and Avatar had one more round. Neither doing anything to each other!!
|They both whiffe horribly, stupid shadow field!!!|
*whew* need to add more pictures but it is getting late so will provide a link to the album instead.