24 April 2012

Capture and Control

Trond vs Jørn - Eldar vs Chaos

So Jørn and I decided for a game monday afternoon at my place, and Jørn came down to my place. Army lists was written, the table was set lets roll for mission. Capture and Control. Deployment, Spearhead.

Jørn won the initiative, fine by me, and deployd pretty agressive with two rhinos with 10 marines in each with 2 meltaguns. And a vindicator. He kept 8! terminators and one terminator lord, 6 oblitirators and 2x8 demons in reserve deepstrike.
Eldar deployment - pathfinders infiltrate into highground and 2+ cover. The rest in reserve.

Jørn startet by moving forward, full throttle on target for my objective, deep in my quarter of the table.
My turn on was pathfinders trying to find a weak spot on one of the rhinos, and tension was on the rise when one of them came up with Ap1 and an oppertunity to roll an extra dice. But alas, no result.
Chaos turn 2: Deep striking: 2 sqds of oblitirators bang on target right at the center of the table with and excellent fiering arc. 8 demons also joined the party haning back towards the Chaos home objective.
The rhinos again moved forwards toward the Eldar objective and popped smoke. The vindicator followed up in the center. Three oblitirators targeted the pathfinders with their plasma cannons. A total of 3 wounds, and the first of 2 necromunda snake eyes came up. So three of the snipers was consumed in a ball of plasma.

Eldar turn 2: The Autarch orderd his force to fully engange the hostile chaos force advancing, but the warwalkers and one sqd of firedragons was kept wisefully in reserve;)
Since the attacking Chaos force allready was deep in eldar territory, the eldar general utililized the enitre table length, striking at the rear, and side of the chaos force. The result was 3 dead oblitirators, one rhino wrecked and the pathfinders found their mark, and put one in the eye of the oblitirators who had killed his comrades. The last wolly of scatterlasers promptly exploded the vindicator. The Chaos marines in the rhino passed their pinning test (no surprise there) and where ready to retaliate on the warpspiders who had wrecked their rhino.

Chaos turn 3. The chaos lord and his 8 terminators suddenly appeard in the middle of the woods?!:) brandishing their combimeltas (4) of them.The last sqd of demons also appeard, ready to support in the coming close combat at the left flank of the chaos force.
The last chaos rhino moved forward and turned towards the eldar attack ready to counter the advancing eldar.
The terminators went for the fast moving vypers with their meltaguns and combi bolters, exploded one, wrecked another and blew the scatterlaser of the third.
The warpspiders lost 3  spiders to bolter pistol and meltagun fire by the chaos marines who had climbed out of their wreck.
The surviving oblitirators targeted a waveserpent and another necromunda snake eyes came up.
Close combat. The Chaos marines charged the surviving autarch and 4 warpspiders, but before they could react, 2 of their numbers was cut down by the autarch and exarch. Undaunted the marines killed 3 spiders, and the eldar lost close combat by one. This was too much for the Eldar general and he failed his LD 9 breaktest. They disengaged from combat but their warp generators brought them dangerously close to their own table edge - effectively off table :(

Eldar turn 3. Still no warwalkers, but the last firedragonsqd came on. The lone damaged vyper decided that
this was no place to be, and zooomed out of reach and out of sight. The other sqd of 3 vypers moved away from harms way and behind cover, but with an excelente field of fire on the chaos marines.
One waveserpent with 5 direavengers moved at full speed towards the eldar objective, and the other towards the chaos objective. The now 2 firedragon sqds picked out their targets. The last rhino was blown to bits by 4 penetrating AP 1 hits, killing one marine. The Chaos marines who just finished off the Eldar general and his spiders, quickley realiized that 5 meltaguns, where pointing in their direcition. 3 Marines vanished before their comrades eyes. The vypers and a twinlinked starcannon finished of the sqd all together. Jørn was staring to loose troops fast!
The pathfinders put anotherone in the other eye and killed on oblitirator - 2 to go.

Chaos turn 4. Not much to do but try to stop the elusive eldar.  The last marine sqd moved 2 inch out of their wreck and pointed their meltaguns at the speeding waveserpent. The Oblitirators adjusted a bit and fired at the wavserpent which was threatening their objective but failed to damge it. The meltaguns managed a hit, but the blast was could not penetrate through the waveshield of the eldar tank. The demons, assaulted the last firedragonsqd and the waveserpent, as did the chaos marines. The firedragons tried to fend of their attackers, but was hoplessly outnumbered and was dragged down and killed outright. The demons managed to hit the speeding serpent, but failed to do anything but keep it from shooting the next turn. Now the powerfist. 3 attacks, 1 hit! and a penetrating hit. Shaken again:)

Eldar turn 4. At last the warwalkers! The assaulted wavserpent with my valuable troops sped of leaving the marines and the demons out in the open! So time to fire another volley. Twinlinked starcannon, twinlinked scatterlaser and 6 scatterlasers - no more marines. And the demons where too far away to be of any threat to the eldar objective.

Chaos turn 5. Jørn moved his terminators towards his own objective - trying to secure a draw. No surprise.
The oblitirators adjusted again and the demons tried to protect their objective as best they could.
The oblitirators fired their last salvo and wrecked the waveserpnt at their home objective, and the avengers inside was pinned!! No, no, no!!!!!
So what to do?

Eldar turn 5: The vypers moved in and targeted the demons around the chaos objective. The damaged vyper zoomed in and tried to get in range of the chaos objective. The oblitirators was oblitirated by a hail of scatterlaser fire, sniper fire and brightlance fire. The demons went to ground and saved everything that came their way.
No close combat - Jørn picked up a dice and....... 1.......... No turn six. And guess what, the lone damged vyper was within 3 inches of the Chaos objective and contested it!!!!!!!!!
Final result: Eldar 1 - Chaos 0

1 comment:

  1. Yes, yes... It turned out I had been just a little too sloppy when positioning the daemons to block the Vyper from contesting the objective, so Trond managed to cheese it into position barely(!) within three inches.

    Lesson learned - hopefully!


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