Warhammer 40,000
Warhammer 40,000 or simply Warhammer 40K is a miniature-based tabletop game. It involves building and painting your own miniature army and pit them against others' on a dioramic 6x4 or 4x4 feet table using a standardized set of game rules. Miniature armies come in various factions, from Imperial commandos to space-faring orks, each with its own background stories (what 40K players call "fluff") and combat units.

My army, a sub-faction of the Adeptus Astartes or the Space Marines, is of the so-called Dark Angels Chapter - one of thousands of regiments of bio-enhanced supersoldiers created by the Emperor of Man to impose his will throughout the grim universe of the 41st millennium.

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Dark Angels of the Adeptus Astartes
The Dark Angels Chapter is first among legions of Space Marines bred by the Emperor from his own genetic imprints. Enhanced physiologically for combat operations, they are literally Angels of Death in the battlefield, sowing fear to anyone who dared oppose their mandate. Their homeworld, Caliban - now reduced to a barren asteroid after an epic battle against their traitorous Brothers - holds the Chapter's mobile fortress-monastery called the Tower of Angels. Here, deep within the labyrinthine pathways to the underground caverns, lies the key to their monastic nature. The Dark Angels hides a millenia-long secret that compromised their honor. It is with this reason that they and their Successor Chapters are called the Unforgiven.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Weekend Warrior Session Thirteen

First Bang of the Year

Who's there: Obi (ObiXVI), Romy (BataIsip21), Kim (doh!), Gelo (Badbeef), Kuneho (Beefcake), Justin (O'Shavah), Lito (Oberon)

What happened:

Lito (Witch Hunters) vs Justin (Chaos Undivided)
2000pts - Recon Omega
Night Fight - last turn

*it was a show of force at the start of the battle when 2 full-strength Seraphim Squads decimated a Raptor Squad down to two models.
*the remaining Raptors however held for a turn and later disengaged from combat to create distractions on Justin's right flank.
*Exorcist Missile Tank destroyed early in the game by a lascannon shot.
*an unerring shot from one of Justin's Defilers withered down the numbers of one of the Seraphim Squads.
*Callidus Assasin entered the battle from Lito's left flank.
*As early as second turn, the full-complement Seraphim Squad have already rushed up to the enemy's deployment lines.
*the midgame was a blood bath as combat lines have met on both flanks.
*by the endgame, Justin was able to grab some VP's via objective.

Result: Justin won!!

Obi (Dark Angels) vs Gelo (Lost and the Damned)
1000pts - Rules of Engagement
Obi (Hold the Line)
Gelo (Assasinate)

*i was able to hold on to my line for the early turns, decimating a mutant mob on my left flank with a Chaplain-led Assault Squad.
*Gelo's other mob, gifted by Chaos with cavalry charge and fleet of mutated foot, quickly closed in from my right flank.
*my firebase toppled down one by one as the wave of mutants, reinforced by a crash of Chaos Spawns, reached my deployment zone.

Result: Gelo won!!

Kuneho (World Eaters) vs Obi (Dark Angels)
2000pts - Secure and Contrik Gamma
3 Loot Counters

*i deployed a semi refused flank formation on my left side of the table, only leaving a sniper scout squad and a squadron of landspeeder tornadoes on the right flank. i intend this unit to dwindle the numbers of Khorne Berzerkers on that side while the Tornadoes could form a barricade to further stop their approach from that side.
*ian deployed by his usual congo-line formation. Berzerkers from one short edge of the table to the other. 3 squads full... all of em.
*the berzerkers and Chaos Bikes on the left flank is of no contest. i was able to decimate both with focused firepower and 2 Assault Squads. the second berzerker squad though was able to hold my Assault Squads for quite some delaying turns.
*this gave the withered right flank to advance from that side, and with the aid of a very tough Daemon Prince, finally reached the pesky snipers.
*as planned, i retracted my landspeeders to a position that could cover my left flank firebase but alas, two lucky hits from the last berzerker squad sent em down (six to hit, six to glance, six to kaboom... pinatumba! ganyan sya kaswerte)
*well, that sent me to my doom. with nothing on the way, and i can't move my firebase anyway (his daemon prince is gifted with cavalry charge and fleet movement), i just chose to have a final focus firing.
*it was able to decimate the Zerkers to non-scoring numbers, but it din't stop the rampaging Daemon Prince to connect to my firebase and chow them all down piecemeal! awk! a prmosing victory turned to a massacre!

Result: Kuneho won!!

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Never forgive! Never forget!