28 Sep 2015
22 Sep 2015
Hello Readers, thanks for dropping by. Something a little different, after painting two Shrine of the Aquila and lots of Relictors recently, I thought I'd address the balance of good and evil, and paint up some minions of the dark gods, okay these will be put to good use by the forces of the Emperor via Relictor Librarian summoning, but don't tell the Chaos Gods...
That's all folks, thanks for dropping in, hope you like what you see. And another bit done during my 6 month mountain reducing painting challenge (6MMRPC). Cheers.
18 Sep 2015
+++ Proximity Alert. Enemy Cerastus Knight Lancer Assault. Critical Damage Imminent +++
Hello Readers, hopefully you enjoyed the last batrep with Legio Astorum triumphing over the Imperial Knights running the long gauntlet of big guns. So we tried another smaller battle, across the shorter table length and using one Reaver and Warhound Vs 5 Knights and a Vindicare Assassin to make up the points. This time it will be a Broadside Exchange, bloody, short ranged and brutal.
First Turn was won by the Legio which was great news, it will be a quick bloody encounter once the Knights close in on the Titans and kill them in close quarters combat! The Titans will need all the chances they can get to fire on the approaching Knights.
A great turn one for the Legio, really reducing the IK hunters to the hunted!
IK Turn 3 - The Cerastus Knight Lancer closes on the Warhound, The Vindicare hits the void shield but again fails to collapse the shield.
IK Turn 4 - sensing his imminent destruction, the Assassin fled the field, victory to the Legio!
Wow! The first turn was the decisive turn, and if we rolled for scatter for the second destroyed Knight, may have even caused more damage! It was a mortal blow for the Knights force, nullifying the threat on the right side and freeing up Canis Praetor to defend himself from the inevitable approach of at least one Cerastus Knight once they dealt with Honorum. The Reaver died as expected, but managed to take out the Acheron (and mortally wound himself 10HPs) which helped Canis Praetor in the next stage too. The Titan did more harm to itself than the Imperial Knight force did, such is the power of a triple shot 'D' Weapon to the face!
I thought the battle was going to be a one sided affair with the Knights ripping into the Titans, after the long 'charge the guns' scenario of the previous battle, this was going to be the Knights turn to earn some honour markings, but unfortunately for Lord Halfpenny, the Legio Astorum was in no mood to lay down quietly!
Great day of battling, showing that when Knights think they are the big fish of 40K, there is always a bigger fish in the pond to bring them down a peg or two ;)
Another great, if frustrating battle! I had hoped that the Knights could have got into combat with only the loss of 1 or 2 knights, however the smash up with turn 1 resulted in the lose of 2 knights, and really from there it was going to be tough to get into combat with HP's remaining. The moment of the match was seeing the Reaver getting hit with friendly fire- which ultimately lead to his destruction by the Lancer. Following the battle it is with sadness that the Vindicare Assassin is going to hang up his guns with retirement- following so many misses!
Hope you enjoyed this short and sweet battle report, it was great fun re-living the smash-up! In your face Imperial Knights! Cheers for reading, Siph and Lord Halfpenny.
14 Sep 2015
+++ Seven enemy constructs located approaching the Titan force on attack vectors. Second wave of five constructs detected. Reactor at maximum output. Powered up voids. Legio Astorum will walk +++
Hello Readers, thanks for dropping by, so Lord Halfpenny and myself fancied another smash up with the big boy toys, and a Reaver plus two Warhounds would be the points level, with which Lord Halfpenny could field 7 Imperial Knights and a Vindicare Assassin. Its a long post, but feel free to scroll through the pictures, everyone loves Titans and Knights and they are on my new Gamemat with recently completed terrain too. Enjoy.
Legio Astorum once again fielded the mighty Reaver Honorum, Warhound Canis Bellum and Warhound Canis Praetor, this was a long range 'charge the guns' for the Imperial Knights, so the Legio set up on the base line for maximum fire-effect.
IK Turn 2 - After a bruising first turn, the Knights closed on their prey. The Knight Warden and red Paladin closed on the left flank,
The Imperial Knights advance.
IK Turn 3 - No photo as it was getting just to darn exciting (!) but the Knights continued to close, running the guns, Knight Errant and green Paladin stripped Canis Bellum's void and another 2HPs leaving him on 6HPs. The red Paladin and Warden hit Canis Praetor stripping his remaining void and another HP, leaving him on 7HPs. The Warden failed another 12in charge.
The left arm of Canis Praetor and the Laser Blaster of Honorum combine fire onto the as yet untouched green Paladin leaving him on only 1HP! Canis Bellum sensing the enemy wavering concentrates his Plasma Blastgun on overload and wipes out the green Paladin, leaving just the approaching Errant on 2HPs.
A great game for the Legio Astorum, it was a challenging run the gauntlet of big guns for the Knights, but once in charge range, those CC D-weapons are devastating. Next up the surviving Legio will face up against the second wave of 5 Knights, but from across the short table length... who will win the Broadside exchange and close in for close quarters combat??... next post coming soon...
LH- Wow- what a game! as soon as I saw the deployment I knew it was going to be tough to get into combat- the hope was that 2 of the knights could have survived and got close to mount a charge- however my dice rolling was pretty poor for saves with the ion shield- shooty D weapons are a pain, especially with a large Blast- as unless you roll a miss, and very high, you are still going to clip them, and get a hit. I suppose it was the good think about 5th ed (I think) where the hole of the blast had to be over the model for a direct hit.. lets see what happens in the Broadside Battle..
Thanks for reading this far! Siph and Lord Halfpenny.