Well what way besides a good ole battle is there then to bring back the AH into the scene. I have a real awesome battle to report on! This weekend on a whim my friend Dave asked to test out his all Khorne Chaos Daemon army at 2500 points. I was in the gaming mood and said why not! We agreed to a fully painted army game as he has a massive daemon army and I had been watching him finish this Khorne force this past summer, I was willing to throw my army out there for some fun and destruction!
The set up was easy enough......
Points: 2500 Points Per Player
Mission: Loot Counters (3)
Set Up: Pitched Battle
The Grey Death Legion
Chaos Daemons of Khorne
Background: After the game we came up with a funny story to the battle....Basically what happened, Khorne misplaced a few piles of Skulls, the GDL found them and was just hanging out there. Khorne chose at that time to send out Skarbrand and Skulltaker to assemble a force and hunt down those skulls....something about a rare marine captain skull being in the pile and that there was some sort of daemon recall on the skulls for further studies...anyways Whoops the GDL got caught in the middle of the hunt and the GDL step aside for no one...Green vs Red....FIGHT! ;)
Alright being a Daemon force of course my opponent doesn't set up, I also chose to go first since I won the roll off. I brought out every Plague Marine squad I have, including my latest and 6th squad into the party. I also had my new Greater Daemon of Stinky and my Nurgle Daemon Prince leading this crew, finally the party wasn't complete without my nurgle themed Oblits! Bingo nearly 2500 points of Grey Death fun! The set up was easy enough, and I went ahead and kept one squad of plasma loaded PMs in reserve along with Big Papa Stinky who is auto reserved.
He chose to ignore sizing initiative so I went ahead and began to move my forces to prepare for the coming Daemon assault. Forward to the piles of skulls the army went! GET THOSE SKULLS!
Then the Prince sensed something...a feeling he hadn't sensed since....
Khrone was in the house! With a mission to retake those skulls! An initial force of Bloodletters, Hounds, Khrone Daemon Prince and Blood Crushers landed in front of the advancing Nurgle forces. The forces of Khorne began to spread out and prepare for the coming battle....
Round 2 and I am looking down a sizable Khorne force, nicely painted but sizable that needs to DIE! The biggest threat was a Daemon Prince looking my Oblits down, he had to go down. So we called in some heavy hitter....Big Papa Stinky chose to join the party! He swapped spots with one of my champions, and it was off to the game. I continued to move forward aware that I had to lay down lots of firepower if I was going to survive the first round of combat with these Close Combat beast. After cutting down the numbers with lots of plasma and bolter fire, I turned onto that prince with my oblits for close combat. If they could hold out for one turn Big Stinky could join in and clean up that Prince easy enough.
Big Stinky needs to run faster! Meanwhile the marines lay down some fire on those Bloodletters!
FIRE! FIRE!!! Keep firing...My Prince was in full command on the front lines....
This is one of his converted Daemon Princes, the rider is just on the prince for the ride....ARGH! Already lost one Oblit! But I put a hurt to that Prince with my fist.....
Meanwhile on his second turn, more Blood Crushers join the party, along with Skulltaker and Skarbrand. Hold The Line, my Prince was ordering the marines......
Then it was assault time! It was on, the hounds led the charge and one of his Bloodletter units also charged my flank. The battle with the hounds ended in lock combat for me with my marines getting the better end of the deal. Meanwhile his Bloodletters swept my marines aside, with Skarbrand on the table the Hate was in high order for both sides. Combat was brutal and gory! Meanwhile the Khorne Prince continued to chomp away on the Oblits taking another one down, but the combat would end still locked as one oblit still remained alive.
The End of Part 1:
On that note....we come to the end of Part one of this intense battle....Will Big Stinky make it in time to save the Oblit and put that daemon in a hurt locker....will The Nurgle Prince lead his force to victory....will Skulltaker finally take a skull....and will Skarbrand finally love instead of hate for once...these and many other questions will be answered next time....Enjoy! :)