|Blast markers abound in an Epic 30k confrontation at Byron's place last week!|
For rules we used the "Epic: Armageddon" version of Epic, and stats from this amazing Epic 30k wiki. The scenario was not at all complex - a meeting engagement of two opposing detachments. Byron brought his lovely Epic 30k Death Guard to the table, while I played the part of the "loyalist" fools, deployment a force of Imperial Fist Legion Space Marines. There were no Titans in the game, but each side had a couple of super-heavy Legion tanks backing up their forces. The objectives were brutally simple - break the other force! The first side to have five detachments broken would lose...
|Initial deployments taking shape...the Death Guard seem to be moving right into my trap *cough* (that's the official version I'll report to Malcador later...)|
|Here is an ominous sight...Death Guard Spartan troop carriers, backed by a deadly Glaive super heavy tank...|
|Fellblade, Flachion and Dreadnoughts advance on the Death Guard flank.|
|VII Legion armoured forces move out - Falchion providing cover at the top of the photo.|
|Falchion barely lumbering forward, thanks to failed command rolls on my part. Oh well. What could go wrong?|
|Stars of the show for me - Fellblades, oh yeah!!|
|Spartans move ahead, carrying a detachment of tactical marine aboard.|
And so...my Land Raiders broke, then my Spartans, then my Predators were blasted to pieces, then then one of my tactical detachments was broken in an assault carried out by the Death Guard assault marines who should have been misted by my Sicarans...the final blow came when my Falchion was blasted to particles...VII Legion suddenly remembered a meeting they needed to attend off world, and beat a hasty retreat, leaving the table to the victorious Death Guard.
|Battle is joined - Death Guard Sicaran tanks halt my advancing spearheads...although the Fellblades (top right of the photo) will soon make short work of them...|
|The mendacious assault marines of the Death Guard.|
|Old Skool Predator tanks of the Death Guard move on through a drop pod LZ.|
|Another view of Byron's fine Sicaran tank detachment.|
|Near final dispositions (the only thing yet to happen before my defeat is the obliteration of my Falchion super heavy tank, seen hiding out near the middle bottom of the photo).|