Battle Report: Astra Militarum vs. Blood Angels [750 pts]

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Colonel Wishart took a long pull on the mug of Emperor’s Finest cafestim, hoping the warmth would take away some of the chill in the air, and the edge off of the voices he could hear nibbling at the back of his head.  His head cocked sideways, regarding the cup holding the ‘liquid’ in his mouth for a moment.

This was hardly Pvt. Baldwin’s finest cup.  Far from it, in fact.  It’s hard to be picky though when your only heating element is your Chimera’s engine block, and you left your supply lines about 150km behind you on the road to Hive Cluster Delphi. Continue reading “Battle Report: Astra Militarum vs. Blood Angels [750 pts]”

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Battle Report: Astra Militarum vs. Daemons (2,000pts)

What the crap?  Blink and a new Codex comes out these days!  This report is of my haphazardly assembled Cadian Combined Arms against a competitive Brimstone Horror List, using the new Astra Militarum Codex.  Dig in and smoke ’em if you got ’em.

No rest for the weary, Pask finds himself a new Hand of Steel; a Punisher fitted with heavy bolters.  While not the most… elegant… vehicle, Pask recognizes the need for versatility in a command vehicle. 

Summoned for an offensive against some entrenched Death Guard at the “Brimstone Bastion”, Pask leads a combined arms detachment including infantry assets, armour, artillery… and Super Heavy assets at regimental level.  The Emprah’s Mighty Flow’ry Meadow – a Baneblade of legend was at his disposal.  Surely this bastion would not stand a chance against this mobile fortress…

No sooner had this thought passed, but a smell of burning stone wafted through the cupula of the Leman Russ Punisher…  The fortress wasn’t called “Brimstone”.  It was a living wall of Brimstone Horrors!  Curse those dogs at the astropathic intelligence!

The air was filled with profanities as Pask wheeled the Hand of Steel amongst the infantry, shouting the men to ready themselves for the terrors of the warp… Continue reading “Battle Report: Astra Militarum vs. Daemons (2,000pts)”

Battle Report: Astra Militarum vs. Necrons (2,000pts)

So, the house is getting there, my hobby space is slowly getting unpacked, and I caught enough free time on a Monday to get a game in!  It was a bit of a learner, because I hadn’t played in 4 months, and this also represents only my third battle in 8th edition.

Regrouping following the 13th Crusade from Cadia, Knight Commander Pask sets up camp around some Imperial Ruins.  Within hours, some of the accompanying infantry are not reporting in their patrols.  Techpriests are encountering significant difficulty taming the machine spirits of the normally docile and dim Leman Russes of the armoured division.

Sensing these ruins were abandoned for a reason, the Knight Commander orders his troops to readiness just as the klaxons sound.  Metallic wraiths had phased in around the perimeter, ready to protect the tombs of their forebears, accompanied by two dreaded C’Tan.

Within moments battle was joined.

 

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Battle Report: Tyranids vs. Astra Militarum (1,000pts)

 

In my first game in ages, I opted to take out the Tyranids in their Mega-Monster configuration at 1,000 points, just to get the feeling once more.  At the shop, I featured a very very familiar Imperial Guard player featuring a list that looks as though I put it together.

I had a bit of fun putting this one together, thinking of a context for the battle.  This is what I came up with:

It is the early stages of the Tyranid consumption of Presidio Prime, and the Imperial Guard aren’t done fighting yet.  Launching a massive attack which is largely a distraction, the bulk of the swarm is swept aside, though at great cost.  The elite armoured fist, led by Knight Commander Pask lead the assault on the Tyranid back-line Synapse creatures, hoping to knock them out before the invasion really gets going.

Sensing the deception (and the implied danger), the Hive Mind responds by sending in a lurking terror.  But the Synapse creatures are not concerned.  Perhaps the Biomass has yet to learn the Perils of the Warp…?

Without further ado *drumroll*:

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Battle Report: Astra Militarum & Skitarii vs. Orkz & Khorne Daemonkin (2,000 pts)

Been a long time since I rocked a battle report.  …How does this work again?

This game was a pick-up match as I walked into the shop with a 2,000 point list ready to go.  Also happened to be one of the best (and closest) games I’ve played in a long time.  Hope you all enjoy! Continue reading “Battle Report: Astra Militarum & Skitarii vs. Orkz & Khorne Daemonkin (2,000 pts)”

SW Armada Batrep: Clash at The Meadow Nebula (pt 1)

I haven’t posted a full battle report for Star Wars Armada just yet.  Given how stoked I am for Wave 2, I realized I’ve never actually played a real mission (I had played nothing but “Last Man Standing” games thus far) using anything other than stock ships with some dudes.  So I set about building 2 lists that I thought might be a bit competitive, and pit them against each other. Continue reading “SW Armada Batrep: Clash at The Meadow Nebula (pt 1)”