|The elite of the XIX Legion await the followers of Horus...|
We played a small game of 30k last week at Dallas' place. The scenario imagined the Herald of the Warmaster was out making the rounds in some Imperial system, trying to put the facts straight about just what really happened in the Isstvan system - "Ignore the liberal bias in the mainstream news and astro-telepath channels! What can you expect from a publicly-funded and taxpayer-subsidized broadcaster like the Astronomican? They should just call it the Astronomiscam!" He had just completed a public appearance and was en route to his next stop when his party was waylaid by a hodge-podge assortment of loyalist bandits and Horus Denialists. Battle ensued!!
|The table at turn one - the Rebel forces are deployed along the bottom of the photo, and would enter via that table edge. Their objective was to drop of the Herald of the Warmaster at the shuttle landing pad on the top left of the photo. Easy peasy, right? WRONG!|
|A Slurm machine waits at the base of the landing pad to refresh thirsty shuttle crews|
|Deadly Mor Deythan strike team prepares to take their shots|
|Blood Drinkers with Volkite Calivers prepare a warm welcome|
|Dallas did such a great job on this Land Raider - always great to see it on the table. Have to say, however, it is much more fun when I manage to kill it|
There were two small Mor Deythan squads from the Raven Guard, a tactical support squad, heavy support squad, a dreadnought, Land Raider, a laser destroyer on a tracked chassis from the Blood Drinkers company of the Ninth Legion, and a veteran squad of Space Wolves. An odd assortment of desperate and delusional warriors clinging to the existence of their so-called "Emperor".
|Seeker Squad moving out. In the end all they would "seek" out was how to be ground into powder...|
|Seeker squad on the move, covered by the twin Kheres cannons of a Contemptor Mortis dreadnought...man those things are deadly...|
|Loyalists move a Land Raider forward, and the cowardly pro-"Emperor" fools of course lurk in its shadow...|
|Legionnaire "Davey Crockett" and a dreadnought ready to blast away at the Sons of Horus...this little cannon would take out my Land Raider - F@##!!!!|
Sooo, anyway, it was not a smooth execution on the Rebels' part. No matter the efforts of our Kheres-pattern autocannons, plasma cannons, or Mike's hard-fighting breacher marines, our task force ended up as junk!
|Starts to look ugly in the middle - note the crater at the top of the photo, where the Sons of Horus Land Raider once stood...without it the Rhinos were kind of screwed...|
|A clash of Contemptor Dreadnoughts! Who would walk away the victor? Note the fallen breacher marine officer to the bottom left of the photo...|
|Not ones to wait around, the Space Wolf veterans charge straight at the Rhinos...a series of Krak grenades would sort the vehicles out before long...|
Alpha Legion on a rescue job. What could go wrong? I'm already looking forward to that!
Big thank you to Dallas for hosting, and to Mike and Indo for coming out to play. Thanks also to Dallas for providing most of these photos. Somehow I seem to take fewer photos when the Sons of Horus are getting creamed...