2 April 2013

Easter holiday gaming summary

As mentioned in a previous post, I have mostly spent the last couple of months building terrain and two new gaming tables. This work has been fun (but time consuming), so it felt good to have played a couple of games again. This is a quick summary and a couple of pictures from my last four games.

3000p Orks (Inger Helene) vs Ultramarines (two organisation charts)

A game initiating my new city gaming board, some time before Easter. We played “Crusade” with 5 objectives and used “Dawn of War” deployment. It is always fun to play with so many (finished) models. But it is time consuming. Especially since there where some time since both Inger Helene and I had played together. But we picked up the “slack” pretty quick. This game where particularly bloody. In example the Big Mek with Shock Attack Gun killed 8 marines in one shot turn one, and a pop shot from a Razorback blew up a Ork Battle Wagon turn one! Units where slaughtered all over the place by the end of turn two. We did not manage to finish the game. We have both have had a hard working period, resulting in us finishing mid way after agreeing on a draw. However, we decided on a rematch with the same army lists during April or early May.

2000p Dark Eldar (André) vs Ultramarines (one organisation chart)

We played “Purge The Alien” and used “Hammer and Anvil” deployment. André wanted to play on the desert table. I used an army list that I have tested a couple of times. It has more variety than I have used earlier (a take all comers list). Andre used his “standard take all comers” army. As usual André and myself “lurked” around the two first couple of turns, but suddenly there where bitter fire fighting all across the table.

After 5 turns the game ended:

Ultramarines 11 – Dark Eldar 6

2000p Chaos Space Marines (Linus) vs Dark Eldar (one organisation chart)

We played The Emperor’s Will and used “Vanguard Strike” deployment. Linus wanted to play on the city table. Having played Ultramarines two times in a row, I used my Dark Eldar army. The army is slightly altered from my “standard list”, using a flyer and kiting the warlord for close combat, having to reduce the number of squads. Linus played a “fun MSU list”, including Chosen, and lots of zombies. The Chaos Marines pushed real hard in turn one – three, with Typhus and he’s Terminator Squad deep striking behind/into the Dark Eldar line. Focusing all attention on first the Daemon Prince, then Typhus and his terminators, the Dark Eldar managed to turn the battle, grinding the Chaos army apart.

After 5 turns the game ended:

Dark Eldar 6 – Chaos Space Marines 0

2000p Eldar (Trond) vs Ultramarines (one organisation chart)
We played “Crusade” and used “Hammer And Anvil” deployment. Having played Dark Eldar the day before this game, I reverted to my Space Marines, eager to have ago with them against Tronds´  Eldar army. By turn two the Eldar army had two units of Warp Spiders in my deployment line, War Walkers on one of my flanks, a Jetfighter in front of me and a unit with Harlequins in assault range next turn…. And as if that was not bad enough he had multiple small units and two Fire Prisms guarding three (out of a total of five objectives) in his own deployment zone. But the blessings were upon the Ultramarines (and their dice) this battle, and the Ultramarines slowly regained momentum and got the upper hand. One thing that was fun was taking the risk and declaring using the psychic ability “Gate of Infinity” (rolling three dice) and deep striking/transporting 10 marines and the Librarian straight into the Eldar deployment zone. Great fun, must try that again some time. 

By turn four the Eldar general felt the end result was so definite, he decided to end the game:

Ultramarines 9 – Eldar 6

Looking forward to more gaming!



  1. You have really had a Team Stormbolter rally at your house in the second half of the easter holyday! I just want to say thanks! You must have Initiative 10 when it comes to both gaming, modelling and painting and taking care of our group! I'm looking forward to seeing most of you guys in less than three weeks!

    A big cheers to you, Ørnulv!

  2. Nicely done, and a hat trick too!

    I enjoyed the handful of 'bite sized' summaries above. Perhaps that is the way to go instead of those battle reports that take forever to write up.


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