Managed to get another game of 40k in. This time with Defeng who brought 1750 of Imperial Guard. When he was unpacking his army, I thought it looked very 5th Edition with the number of tanks he was bringing. So I chuckled since I brought enough anti-armour. Then we rolled for mission and deployment.
Mission: Emperor's Will
Deployment: The one where we deployed on the extreme ends of the board
Doh...now I have to trek at least 2 to 3 feet of board before I could start shooting his tanks. Ah well, 6th ed, I love you so.
We rolled for Warlord Traits and I got the same from the game with Sam. Looks like my force was fleeing the fight with Imperium. The vanguard were the Space Marines and now they have left the mop up to the Imperial Guard. I can't remember which trait IG got.
|Great view from up here|
|Let the Fexes lead|
|IG went for a refused flank deployment|
|Advance continues, lots of running|
|IG opened up and took one wound off my Flyrant. Not much otherwise|
|IG didn't really move that much.|
|Moved my Gants up the building, opened fire and...|
|Slaughter and First Blood goes to the Tyranids|
|Marbo pops out in Turn 2|
|Battle Canon opens fire|
|Bottom of Turn 2|
|Not much movement eh?|
|The rest of my army advances to close the gap|
|They're coming! I just love painted miniatures|
|IG managed to ground and kill my Flyrant. Ouch|
|Only one Fex remains now|
|Damn shouldn't have gone for heavy weapons duty today|
|Chomp chomp chomp|
|Another tank coming?|
|Bottom of 5th Turn|
|We called it at the end of 5th|
Imperial Guard: 1 (slay the warlord)
Tyranids: 3 (objective) +1 (first blood) +1 (linebreaker) = 5
Not a fan of the lengthwise deployment but I am glad my list can survive such heavy IG bombardment and still make it to his lines without the help of Gargoyles or flying Warriors. Game on people!