The UM force vanquished the upstart Tau on the fringes of the Ultramar Region, but the ensuing battle had disturbed the slumbering Tomb beneath the lush green fields. The UM unaware of the enemy beneath, set about stripping xenos tech with Guilliman's new approach of using xenos tech for the advantage of man and fortifying the Tau base with a Mechanicus Plasma Obliterator installation, fed from the xenos power grids, xenos in origin but nevertheless efficient, some would say techno-heresy, but Cawl and Guilliman would disagree. RG since his awakening has become a lot more open to utilising such energies to further the Indomitus Crusade.
Roboute marshals his forces from the main Tau complex.
Marneus Calgar holds the Power installation.
The Necron Warriors proved resilient, resisting 6500pts of fire for two turns.
After two turns of furious defence, the battlefield was again silent.
Each node provided an entry point to the battlefield, the UM forces were surrounded, but the Big Guns centred in the middle could respond to all angles.
The nearby Heavy Destroyers targeted and killed the Kheres Contemptor Dreadnought.
The Hunters from Hyerspace Deathmarks materialised and slayed two Assault Marines.
The Scarabs swarmed over the Landraider Terminus Ultra, eating the mighty vehicle and Vargard Obeyron cleaved the vehicle in two with his Warscythe for good measure - (it was already destroyed!).
The Tactical Squad charged the Immortals in the south but failed to strike and the Immortals hit back killing one.
The Southern Base with Roboute held firm but with the Northern Power Generator now overrun by Necrons, the power grid was down and Imotekh seized the chance to imprison Roboute once again in a Terreract Vault, using the opportunity to teleport himself, the two C'Tan and Roboute into the Tombs below!
Imotekh fought back withstanding six crushing blows and two D hits to no effect, but finally Imotekh succumbed to the superior God-Like powers of the warrrior Primarch! The Necron forces above started to withdraw from the battle at Imotekh's command, back into the shadows beneath - Roboute avoided imprisonment in the Tesseract Vaults to emerge amongst his embattled forces Victorious! Free now to continue the Indomitus Crusade... Huzzah!
Well, that was MEGA FUN. We both had an excellent time at Warhammer World and a fitting goodbye to 7th Edition. Narrative play can be excellent and as (mainly) luck had it, the battle was very cinematic in places, heroic in others with a liberal splattering of awesome and the ridiculous (Custodes failing a 3in Charge!). Marneus sallying out to crash into the Necron ranks was awesome, the firepower of Centurions and Plasma Sternguard obliterated the south, the hardy nature of mere Warriors and the Destroyers swarming over the defences to take the Northern Power Generator! Great stuff.
We hope you enjoyed the narrative and the pictures! If you are in the UK and haven't had a battle in WHW, get yourself along there, and the food and beer is good too. Thanks for dropping in, Lord Halfpenny and Siph.