Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Big Game - Treefort Games, Fayetteville, SC

Gerald Wincek (psypath on the Apocalypse40K forums) organized The Big Game at Treefort Games.  Here is his battle report.


We had a massive 94,000 point game at Treefort Games in Fayetteville, GA.

Eldar agents are searching for some ancient artifact in halls of Fayetteville.  These same agents trick Imperial forces in the City to unknowingly rebel against the Imperium.  In his dying breath the cities’ astropath reports to the provincial governor.   Imperial force passing through, at nearby space port including Taskforce 152nd from the 265th Highland Rifles Imperial Regiment and a company of Blood Angels, are tasked to return the city to Imperial control.

An Eldar taskforce reinforces the city to buy time as Imperial forces mobilize.  Imperial forces deploy to attack both main gates.  The Blood Angels attack the front gate and the rear gate is attacked by the Imperial Guard.  Ork and chaos forces move to relieve the city.







• The front gate flank table was a big fight between 6K Marine and IG holding 9K of orks/dark eldar
• The front gate was assaulted by 15K of blood angels and 3K Marine
• The middle city and gates were held by 10K of traitor IG/Marines and 12K Eldar
• The rear gate was assaulted by 18.5 IG and 2.5 Marine
• The rear gate flank was fighting 4K of Marine vs 6K of chaos reserves
• 2K Tyranids were drived by Eldar magic to surface and attacked the forces attacking the rear gate.

Psypath's SIX scratch-built Thunderbolts!
The battle was a slugfest, with Imperial Air saving the day in many areas.  At the end of turn two the Eldar Farseer abandons the cities defenders and flees, having found what he was looking for.

Xeno Turn 3 was the big turning point against the Imperials.  Four Apoc explosions happened from the death of a Warhound, 2xbaneblade and the Leviathan. The Imperial suffered heavy causalities in the explosions.  


But then swings back to Imperial favor on Turn 4, as a blessed lone Imperial hydra fired on the Phantom titan that could not move and therefore could not use its holofield. The Hydra rolled one 6, after 6 to destroy the beast.


At the end of the day three Baneblades, a Stormsword, Phantom titan, three warhounds, an Eldar Knight and a Reaver titan all went down.  Three Warhounds and an Eldar scout Titan survived.


Score: Xeno 29 - Imperial 26, could have gone either way all day.

Psypath

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