Have you guys ever wondered what would have happened if the Eldar never activated the Fireheart and destroyed Valedor? What if the two Hivefleets converged and met. Would they have fought or just allowed each others' fleets to assimilate? I wondered the same thing and Marshall was itching for a fight between the two.
The scene was set. 1850 aside, I brought my TAC list which included 2 Flyrants, Toxicrene, Carnifex, Hive Guard, Hormagants, Termangants, Tervigon, Malanthropes and the Living Artillery.
Marshall brought his Swarmlord who was leading two massive units of Termagants, Hormagants, Malanthropes, Carnifexes and of course the Living Artillery.
We initially wanted to play BeerHammer but Marshall was driving so we opted for a Maelstrom instead. Rolled and got Mission 1: Cleanse and Capture.
I got initiative and deployed first.
|I had to borrow a few models for this game. Just got my Exocrine today.
|Hiding behind some ruins
I sent forward my Flyrants and the rest of my army moved up to support.
|I was gunning for his Malanthrope (the ballsack)
|And managed to kill it off for First Blood
|And in return the Swarmlord swarmed forward
|Marshall scores this
|My Toxicrene arrives and I sent him into the ruins for cover
|What all 40k should look like. Painted!
|I jammed my Tervigon on the 2nd turn. 1 spawning!
|I moved forward to gun a few down and set up for the charge.
|What a mess!
|Surely like cockroaches swarming a pie
|Scored another objective for 4 points
|This combat just grounded on
|While Marshall scored another for 2. He had also managed to take down my Warlord for Slay the Warlord
|With the centre busy, we both circumnavigated the mass
|While Swarmy threw some curses on my Termagants last turn making it harder for me to kill those Hormagants
|Toxicrene made his charge
|And I lost massive amount of Gants
|And failed to score
|The Gargs moved up
|Finally Marshall managed to kill off my Termagants
|But managed to score none
|In my turn I moved my Hormagants closer to his Hormagants
|In shooting did quite a bit to take down the Gargs
|Toxicrene still could not kill off the Exocrine! My 4+'s just didn't come making it hard to hit
|I managed to squeeze in 1 Objective for 5 VPs
|I had also charged my Hormagants in my Turn 4 but would strike last
|The Carnifex eyeballs the Flyrant and shoots but managed to roll less like a God this turn. Unfortunately I lost my Flyrant to shooting my the Gants.
|Toxicrene finally killed off the Exocrine and moved mid field
|Marsahall scored 2VPs
My objective card draws were pretty unlucky forcing me to drop them each turn. I was required to kill his Warlord and had to kill the only Psychic creature in his list, also the Swarmlord. The objective that I had to capture was also sitting on his side of the table surrounded by Gants. So I had to focus on killing.
|My army pushed midground
|Shooting off most of the Gants, I tried to charge Swarmy with my Toxicrene but failed the long bomb charge. I also realised that I forgot to my Toxicrene.
|Failed to score anything
|My Hormagants killed off his Hormagants
|Marshall scored 2 more objectives
|I needed to focus down Swarmy
|My army was getting smaller and so was his!
|Failed to score
|Swarmy charges in
|I focussed everything I had at Swarmy
|Marshall scored another
|End game. Swarmy lived on 1 wound.
|Last 2 objectives by Marshall
I also made a number of critical errors. Moving my Flyrant and Warlord up like that was inviting disaster. Granted, Marshall did manage to roll Godlike on his Snap Fire, I still should not go out balls to the walls.
The Hiveminds now munch on each others remains!