Sunday, August 14, 2011
4k Battle Report
The Knights of the Round gathered together with the Dark Angels. Across the ruined city the Grey Knights and an inducted chapter of Space Marines stood ready. The prize: a relic known as The Holy Grail. A vessel claimed to have been used by the Emperor himself. A holy chapter relic to both groups of knights they would stand at nothing to achieve their goal.
The game type was multiple objectives (5) which we placed one in each table quarter and one in the middle of the table and the setup was table quarters. We set up a ruined city on an 8' by 4' table. The Knights(Space Wolves) and Dark Angels have chosen to set up last. This was unfortunate for our long fang and devastator squads as we ended up with the least amount of terrain. We didn't chose to seize either and the game was afoot. The Space Marines and the Space Wolves moved up and the massed Terminators of the Dark Angel Deathwing and the Grey Knights marched forward and waited in deepstrike.
The enemy's tanks advanced down the streets. A speeder dropped to end Sir Lucan's (Dreadnought) involvement in the battle but missed. Two squads of Dark Angel terminators dropped down. One on the objective to our far left and one behind the enemy's Vindicator. Rockets fired and the Vindicator was no more. Plasma, rockets, las cannons and heavy bolter rounds were fired against rhinos and other heavy weapons squads. Sir Perceval's tank burst through the ruined walls of the central building which housed the Grail. Sir Plomyd's tank(Checkered) was not so lucky, immobilizing itself against the same ruins.
Lucan charges and destroys the upstart Land Speeder, the heavy weapon squads destroying each other in the meanwhile.
Belial stands firm in round after round of combat but eventually falls.
The squad in the ruins destroys Percival's tank and engages the squad in a combat that lasts the entire rest of the game.
Another squad of Dark Angel terminators drops and goads the Paladins to attack.
Unit after unit enters the center of the board to take the Grail but none succeed.
The pictures run out here but in the bottom of the 6th turn we each controlled two objectives and contested the Grail. Three Paladins remained after the combat against the Terminators on the far side of the table. After a round of firing from the Lascannon devastators they were down to 1. Arthur had moved to within view of the last, fired his twin-linked lascannon and killed the last. We rolled the dice and the game ended there. A Knights(Space Wolves) and Dark Angels victory.
The day was won. Many had lost their lives but the Dark Angels succeeded in supporting their brethren Knights in acquiring the Grail. The Grey knights were forced away with their Space Marine allies and would fight again another day.