Was sitting at the local G-dub, finishing a squad of wracks, before the glue was even fully dry, I'm too excited not to try them out. One of the other folks there agrees to a mini game. I would feel bad for beating up on a kid, but he's had waaay more games than I have in the last 2 years.
Hekatrix w/ Agonizer
Raider w/ Night Shields
Venom w/ Night Shields
2x Purifier Squad (5 man)
2x Razoerback w/ Heavy bolter
Heavy Cityfight (His choice, my delight)
He wins first turn, and sets up his RBs as close to the center of the board as possible, Castellan between them.
My Flock of Doom set up behind a ruined building, out of sight.
First turn, he moves into a square, RB winding through streets towards my corner, Crown running to hide behind the corner of a building. In response, I moved my army, as a whole, 24 inches into the table quarter on my right, still behind cover. This placed me about 20 inches from his tanks.
Turn Two, RBs edge 6 inches closer, and Crowe moves into an open area near a large statue of a Space Marine. Sensing weakness, the ravager moves to a clear alley and targets Crowe with three streams of darklight. Saves: 6,5,3; we check, and the man does not have Eternaal Warrior, first VP to me. Raider moves to corner of building, and takes a pothot at the lead RB, Penetrating hit, Heavy Bolter Destroyed. That made me a bit overconfident.
Turn Three, the RB that was damaged barrels through a pile of rubble and disgorges a squad of Purifiers intent on avenging their fallen leader. The other heads into an open area. Ravager moves to fire on the undamaged RB and stuns it twice. Raider approaches the injured RB like a shark circling a wounded swimmer, opens fire and immobilizes it. The Venom has darted out and pours 12 Splinter cannon shots into the disembarked Purifiers. Power armor lets him down and 3 die.
Turn Four, the RB passes his fortitude test and trundles forward, opening up on the ravager and sending it crashing down in flames, KP to him. The purifiers try to return fire on the Venom, but the arcane Night Shields keep it safe.The Raider swoops behind another building, making sure it cannot be targetted by that HB, while the Venm mops up the Purifiers, KP to me.
Turn Five, I've got the enemy spooked, and he doesn't follow me, instead he taunts me via loudspeaker, calling me out to a "fair fight" Cackles of laughter in the darkness is the only reply. When I see he isn't going to fall into my trap, I go Flat Out and put a few buildings between us. Game doen't end.
Turn Six, I get called a coward again, and the Razorback slowly gives chase.The Venom and Raider rendezvous deep in his deployment zone, just in time to shake hands as the game ends.
Final Score, 2 KP to 1 KP, advantage Dark Eldar.We shake hands and chat for the rest of the evening as he doesn't have time for a rematch. All in all, good clean fun for me, though if I had been a little more conservative, I might not have lost my Ravager. My only regret? No one on my side had to disembark.
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Captured Victims: Castellan Crowe, Ultramarine Chapter Master