Thursday, May 29, 2014

Batrep: Skarsnik vs Morathi

Really glad that Defeng has joined the Blood in the Badlands Campaign held at Titan. He put a 2000 point force and off we went to Titan Games for our game. 

Added 3 Trolls, 2x5 Wolves to my list from the extra points

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Batrep Dwarves/Dark Elves vs Wood Elves

Saturday saw everyone gathered again at Daniel's place for a dose of Fantasy after a looooong break. We were playing Dwarf/DE vs new book Wood Elves at 2.5k per player. Pictures are already up, so without further ado, let's discuss the battle.
My 2.5k army. On the small side to squeeze in my Pegasus Lord. 

1 24x Witchelves block with Cauldron of Blood in its midst, 
2 RxB units of 10 each. 
2 units of Warlocks at the back. 
3 RBTs cos of points,
a lvl 4 Supreme and a lvl 2 Sorc both Life lore.
1 Hydra and 1 Khardibyss rounds up my small elite army.

Daniel's Dwarves. Big on infantry blocks with a few war machines.

2 blocks of 30 warriors, 
1 block of 20 hammerers
1 block of 25 ironbreakers
1 block of 20 miners
2 units of crossbows
1 cannon
2 bolt throwers
1 Gyrocopter
1 Gyrobomber.

Daniel and I decided to push heavily down the left flank and this flank has all our heavies. All 5 infantry blocks are lined up on the left with a Hydra, Warlocks, 1 RBT, Cannon, Crossbows and Bolt Thrower as support. Behind my Hydra was a RxB unit holding both my Sorceress.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Apocalypse Game

Organising the first ABO Apocalypse game

Date: 7th June 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 10am - 8pm
Location: Titan Games LGS
Points: 2500 minimum each player. (Players can bring more, points to finalized 1 week before game)
Format: 7th Edition Apocalypse (all 40k publications)

Confirmed Players (armies)
Ray (Eldar) - 4k pts
Sam (Space Marines - Flesh Tearers) - 3k pts
Stephen (Space Marines - DA)
Melvin (IG)
YC (Chaos space marines - Alpha Legion) - 2.5k pts
Marshall (IG/Space marines)

Unconfirmed Players (armies)
Daniel (Space Marines - BA)

Updated on 31st May 2014

9111014.M41 - First report of the hive world Quintus III erupting in planet wide rebellion. Local PDF sway by the speeches and propaganda of the rebel leader join up with the masses to overthrow Imperium rule. The Adeptus Arbites were quickly overwhelm in many locations, consolidating in the planetary governor hive spire. The only Imperium force capable of stopping the rebellion at that time were the Necro 8th Imperial Guard with their knight allies stationed on the planet on a rearm & refit operation. Current status of the Necro 8th Imperial guard is unknown. Planetary governor Hartitcus sent out an astropathic plea asking for help to crush the rebellion.

9132014.M41 - Craftworld Altansar Farseers divining into the future saw that doom would strike Altansar  and all paths point to the mon-keigh world of Quintus III. The Farseers & Autarchs assembled a war council  and decided that a strike force consisting of engines of Vaul and titan were needed to exterminate all mon-keigh presence on the planet.

9139014.M41 - Brother Corbulo on-board the Flesh Tearers battle barge - Victus divine that planet wide rebellion was happening on Quintus III. Chapter master Gabriel Seth responds immediately, changing course of the battle barge and heading straight for Quintus III system.

9140014.M41 - Last transmission received from the planet reported blue azure Space Marines with hydra iconography moving between the rebels. Directing the rebels attacks on key installations on the planet.

9144014.M41 -  Dark Angels for unknown reason was operating near the region. On-board their battle barge - Ultimate Vengeance they received the astropath last transmission. Translating the message concluded that the Alpha legion was on the hive world. The presence and chance to capture traitor marines cannot be allowed to slip. Wasting no time the Dark Angels plot course for Quintus III.

9156014.M41 - The Dark angels and Flesh tearers arrived in the system of Quintus III. No rebel fleet was detected in scanner range. Arriving in the orbit of the planet, resistance from surface was non-existence but the Adeptus Astartes battle barges detected large concentration of rebels dug in on the outskirts of the principle hive. Both Adeptus Astartes chapters prepare to launch ground invasion...

Sunday, May 18, 2014

X-Wing 100 Points Battle

After a short hiatus from X Wing, I finally got back into it with Roy at Titan. Flew the Aces and I am impressed with some of the moves those new ships can do. 

This was the list that I played (courtesy of Roy):
Kath Scarlet with Expert Handling, Autoblaster
Carnox Jax with Push the Limit
Turr Phennir with Veteran Instincts

Roy flew this: 
Wes Janson
Ibtisam with Opportunist and Heavy Laser Cannon
Jan Ors with Blaster Turret and Recon Specialist

Didn't manage to take a lot of photos except for the two below. Found Carnox Jax and Turr Phennir really powerful when it came to small skirmish because I could dart out of fields of fire and bring their guns to bear. I struggled with the use of Kath Scarlet as the ship has a large base so I kept clipping asteroids. 

Our ships ready to do battle

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Batrep: Altansar Eldar vs Hive Fleet Behemoth

Fresh off the game with Marshall yesterday, I challenged him again to another game of 40k. This time I looked into the moves I made in the previous game and found the mistakes. From deployment to actual game play, I noticed a few mistakes. Confirming these moves, I consulted BatrepPat and he slammed home a few pointers for me. With changes in mind, I started this game differently. Enjoy the following batrep.

Eldar army list is the same from the previous game against Marshall. 

Farseer: Jetbike, Witchblade, Runes of Witnessing
Farseer: Jetbike, Witchblade, Runes of Witnessing

Dire Avengers x5: Wave Serpent (TL Scatter Laser, Shuriken Cannon, Holo Fields)
Guardians x10: Wave Serpent (TL Scatter Laser, Shuriken Cannon, Holo Fields)
Guardians x10: Wave Serpent (TL Scatter Laser, Shuriken Cannon, Holo Fields)
Jetbikers x3
Jetbikers x3
Jetbikers x3

Fast Attack
Warp Spiders x8
Warp Spiders x8

War Walkers x3: Each armed with Bright Lances x2
Wraithknight: Heavy Wraithcannons x2
Marshall however changed out his list for something he preferred to use.

Tyranids (Marshall)
[Warlord] Hive Tyrant + Twin Linked Brainleech Devourer Worms + wings
Hive Tyrant + Twin Linked Brainleech Devourer Worms + wings

Hormagaunts x14
Hormagaunts x14
Termagants x30
Hive Crone
Hive Crone
Hive Crone
Biovore x3
Biovore x3
Trygon Prime

Psychic Powers:
Warlord - Horror, Paroxysm
Hive Tyrant - Dominion, Paroxysm
Tervigon - Dominion

Warlord Trait: Outflanking units have Acute Sense

Mission: Crusade
Deployment: Vanguard Strike

My Farseers rolled the following powers:
Warlord: Prescience, Eldritch Storm and Precognition; Inspiring Presence from Command Traits
Farseer 2: Prescience, Fortune and Forboding

Deployment: I learnt something - my Farseers kept dying too quickly. I needed them to be within units. Having 3 units of jetbikes meant I could use them for bodies. And that's what I changed this game.

We rolled for 1st Turn and I won the roll off. I chose to go first to get my jinx and powers up. Night Fight was on.

Eldar deployment with Seers in units of jetbikes

Friday, May 16, 2014

Batrep: Altansar Eldar vs Hive Fleet Behemoth: Skyblight

Played a 1850 game vs Marshall yesterday. He brought a good Tyranid Skyblight List. Enjoy!

Deployment: Hammer & Anvil
Mission: The Emperor's Will

Eldar rolled up the following:
Warlord: Guide, Prescience, Precognition
Command Trait: Re-roll all Difficult Terrain
2nd Farseer: Misfortune, Forewarning and Doom

Tyranids rolled up the following:
WL (D) Dominion, (1) Catalyst
Warlord trait: Stealth in ruins        
HT red (1) Catalyst, (4) Paroxysm
HT white (D) Dominion, (4) Paroxysm
Tervigon (D) Dominion 

We used the same lists we have been using thus far. You can find the Eldar list here and the Tyranid list here. Do check the batreps on there too and let me know if you enjoy them! 

On to the batrep proper! 

Turn 1

I actually won the roll-off to determine First Turn but gave it to Marshall as it Night Fight was in play and going 2nd would allow me to take some shots at his flying circus.

Tyranids deploy really aggressively to decrease the time it takes to get to the Eldar lines.  

The Necro-8th Guard Regiment is finally complete.

This lot began way back in 2008/9. And as always being much of a hobby butterfly I tend to stray between projects and never really got around to finishing up an army. With the recent Astra Militarum  book released and 7th edition on the horizon I picked up my brushes and put the final touches to these guardsmen.

I will probably be writing up an army list for them real soon. Definitely going to add in some air support from my already painted pool of Guard models. Till then enjoy the pics.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Craftworld Altansar Background Added

Read the Militarum Tempestus book the other day and caught the following regarding Craftworld Altansar. I have added the brief into the Craftworld Background Compilation

When the legendary Ordo Tempestus relics, the Barbed Gauntlets of Avitus, had been stolen by the Eldar from Craftworld Altansar, the Scions of the 55th Kappic Eagles were summoned to retrieve them. With vengeful purpose, the Eagles smashed through wave upon wave of Guardians in order to reclaim them.
Astra Militarum vs Altansar
Who knew the recent battle with Abby could have been the re-enactment of the retrieval of the Gauntlets! 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Batrep: Night Goblins vs High Elves

I played this battle last week and meant to put it up sooner but work took the better part of my time. Here it is. I played a 1800 points of Night Goblins led by Snarsnik against the High Elves of Alarielle played by Dennis Sng. This was part of the Blood in the Badlands Campaign by Titan Games. 

The mission was a little strange. Something that Rico of Titan Games cooked up. We rolled the following terrain. 

Everything ready

My level 4 Nigh Goblin Shaman rolled these up

Deployed most of my stuff on this Scree Slope. I repositioned my Rock Lobba once we found out that I needed LOS

Monday, May 12, 2014

Batrep: Altansar Eldar vs Astra Militarum 1850

Just finished a game with Abdullah over at PI Midpoint. 1850 of Eldar vs Astra Militarum. I brought my usual list comprising the following:

Farseer: Jetbike, Witchblade, Runes of Witnessing
Farseer: Jetbike, Witchblade, Runes of Witnessing

Dire Avengers x5: Wave Serpent (TL Scatter Laser, Shuriken Cannon, Holo Fields)
Guardians x10: Wave Serpent (TL Scatter Laser, Shuriken Cannon, Holo Fields)
Guardians x10: Wave Serpent (TL Scatter Laser, Shuriken Cannon, Holo Fields)
Jetbikers x3
Jetbikers x3
Jetbikers x3

Fast Attack
Warp Spiders x8
Warp Spiders x8

War Walkers x3: Each armed with Bright Lances x2
Wraithknight: Heavy Wraithcannons x2

The Altansar army gathers for war

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Skarsnik Marches to War

I kickstart my turn on the Titan Games Blood in the Badlands campaign this evening. I will play with my Night Goblin army and my first opponent will be Darren who is controlling the High Elves. Thought I show you guys the map. I will update after the game!

I am late to the party as most players have claimed areas. Uphill work for this Goblin

My first game against Darren's High Elves

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Batrep: 1850 Altansar Eldar vs Alpha Legion (30k Army)

Managed to get YouCai (aka CrazyRat) out to play a game of 40k with me. It has been quite awhile since I played with him. I brought my usual 1850 of Altansar, hoping to continue testing this army. I tweaked it a little by changing out the Scatter Lasers for Bright Lances.

Ray's Eldar Altansar, 1850 Points

Farseer: Jetbike, Witchblade, Runes of Witnessing
Farseer: Jetbike, Witchblade, Runes of Witnessing
Dire Avengers x5: Wave Serpent (TL Scatter Laser, Shuriken Cannon, Holo Fields)
Guardians x10: Wave Serpent (TL Scatter Laser, Shuriken Cannon, Holo Fields)
Guardians x10: Wave Serpent (TL Scatter Laser, Shuriken Cannon, Holo Fields)
Jetbikers x3
Jetbikers x3
Jetbikers x3
Fast Attack
Warp Spiders x8
Warp Spiders x8
War Walkers x3: Each armed with Bright Lances x2
Wraithknight: Heavy Wraithcannons x2

Only the Dire Avengers left that is not base coated! 

Work on the War Walkers is almost complete. Just the weapons left

The big guy with preshade and basecoat done. Now left with the panel lines

YC always had a soft spot for anything Horus Heresy. He even lent me his Book 1: Massacre. Thanks YC! It's no surprise that he brought a 30k army that he is working on. 

YC's Alpha Legion (30k Army)
-Armillus Dynat
Power dagger

-Mortis Contemptor Dreadnought multi melta *2, Ded Transport: Dreadnought Drop pod
-Legion Terminators *5 SGT power fist, Ded Transport: Anvillus pattern dread claw drop pod

-Legion tactical squad *10, Vexilla, Ded Transport: Rhino
-Legion Tactical Squad *20
-Legion support Squad *5, Melta Gun *4

Fast Attack
-Headhunter Kill team *5, SGT: Artificer Armour, Combi Melta *3

-Legion Vindicator
-Death Storm Drop pod

YC's Alpha Legion

Probably the most expensive collection around

YC is working hard to complete the models
My Farseer 2 managed to roll up Guide, Fortune and Foreboding

While my Warlord Farseer got Guide, Doom and Forewarning. He rolled Command Traits and received Coordinated Assault

We rolled for Big Guns Never Tire and Vanguard Strike. We rolled up 4 objectives so each of us took turns to put 2 in our own deployment zones.


YC kept most of his units in Reserve (Deepstriking and Flanking)

20 strong Legion unit with Apothecary in the building with 1 Obj

Remembering the hard hitting Deepstriking army with Meltas of Patrick, I kept my Serpents back to the corner and out of range of his 24" guns

Deployed my first unit of Jetbikes behind this LOS blocking wall

YC's units in Reserve

My units in Reserve or in the Serpents
Turn 1
The first few drops fly in. My Serpents were ripe for the picking without their cover save

YC advanced his Rhino and Demolisher up the middle ground

The Melta armed Dread does 1 HP on my Serpent with the Guardians

Eldar Turn 1: I cast Guide and Fortune on the Wraithknight. 

Focused all fire on the Dread as it was one of the few things in YC's list that had an answer to my Wraithknight

Managed to ping 2HP off the Dread, leaving it limping on 1HP
Turn 2 
More Chaotic reinforcements show up. This special character has the ability to cause Penetrating Hits when the moves in, taking out my Guardian Serpent. YC killed off another 4 in the ensuing blast

He dropped in a unit of Headhunters (ironically without heads) behind my Knight, hoping to take it out from behind

YC dropped a funny droppod with the missile pack in the heart of the table. Unfortunately the Rhino runs aground trying to go through the wall! Anything BUT ONES! 

Terminators deploy via Dreadclaw droppod. That thing is nasty when it falls! Does 1HP and stunned my Serpent


YC opens up and does 3 wounds on the Knight. Fortune is useless with that many AP2 weapons

The pod opens up and does 1 wound on the Knight

And fires off another onto my Jetbike unit at the back
Eldar Turn 2 sees the arrival of most of my stuff except for the Warlord and 1 unit of jetbikes
Warp Spiders, Jetbikes and War Walkers all arrive

YC moved his Dread back when he realised that a stunned Dread could not charge

With the Terminators in my backfield, I had no choice but to put pressure and try to Bladestorm him

After I moved everything

Guardians did me proud today and took out all 5 Terminators after a round of shooting

My Avenger Serpent backed up and took out one wound from the character

The War Walkers took out that pod

Totally fluffed my shooting so I charged the Knight into the Demolisher

While a combined charge by the Farseer and 3 jetbikes managed to kill off the two last Marines

Pulled back most of my force and shuffled them about

Pulled the Farseer into the safety of the ruins
Turn 3 
The Dreadclaw moves! It kills off 3 Guardians from the 2 units and does one HP on the Serpent

The Dread finishes off the Serpent by putting in one more shot, crippling it. Thankfully the Serpent didn't explode

YC charges in with this character but failed to hit

In my Turn 3, I moved my Knight behind his tanks and surrounded his Dread with my Guardians. Buffs all around

War Walkers took out the Rhino with 10 Marines

After shooting into this unit I charged my Knight into it

They fled and my Knight proceeded to wipe them out

Regrouped my army now to face his 21 strong unit

Destroyed the Dread with a few well placed shots and took out the Special Character with the Spiders

Removed 2 HP on the Droppod
Turn 4 and 5: YC didn't do much, he had only his unit of 20 left but he played on. Good sportsman!
Converged my entire army onto that building

Opened everything I had at that last ruin

Advanced while staying out of his 24" bolter range

Pushed into his deployment zone in Turn 5

In Turn 5 I went in to contest the last objective earning me Line Breaker as well. 

Captured for 3 - Big Guns allowed Heavies to capture

Captured for another 3

Another 3

Game ended at Turn 5
YC's list may need a little work. 20 strong unit is not doing much holding on to objectives. While hard to shift, they soaked up most of his 1850 points too. YC is going to tweak his list and come back harder I am sure!

The Wraithknight and Guardians really worked today, taking out a number of the major threats. My Walkers worked well too, ensuring that anything I targeted would be deleted. I am still figuring out how best to use my Farseers. Keep them in Reserve and they miss out at least 2 turns of casting. But against a Deepstrike army, putting them on the table would end up with a dead Seer in Turn 2. I will keep testing.

Hope you guys enjoyed the batrep! 


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