So I went to my local club last night expecting a 1750 pts game against sisters + imperial fists.. However the guy had dropped his sisters which were now in need of repair so he played thousand sons instead, which unfortunately involved a hel-turkey :/
I've got a few picture but sadly forgot to take them in the middle few turns... so will be bullet points and appropriate pictures for each turn if I have them!
Briefly the armies:
Baron + 13 hellions + helliarch
Archon with VB Aggie SF and PGL - 6 Hellions + Klaivex with demi-klaives (these are important!)
6 reavers + heat lance + cluster caltrops
10 warriors with splinter cannon with DL raider with flickerfield
5 haywyches in venom - two of these
2 lanceborn + 3rd member
3 blasterborn in venom
trip diss ravager
Talos with splinter C and TL liquifier
Sorcerer Lord person - murder sword centred on my Archon
Squad of 15 marines inc sorcerer and banner bearer
Squad of 10 marines inc sorcerer
Squad of 5 marines
Forgeworld desolation engine thing
We played Big Guns Never tire with 3 objectoves in centre and middle left and upper right as you look at it in the first picture - vanguard strike deployment, Night fighting on first turn and i wad going second failed to seize!
I had my Hellions and reavers in reserve and the 2 larger squads of his infiltrated...FIRST TURN:
In his first turn:
-Vindicators glanced a point from 1 venom
-Decimator took 1 lanceborn out
-Talos absorbs a huge amount of fire and lost only 1 wound!
In my first turn:
-Talos and ravager took a few causalties from large squad with Talos failing charge
-Venom took one wound off an obliterator with its blasterborn taking 1 hull point off a vindicator
-Incubi ran behind its raider as cover heading towards large blob of marines and behind cover
-Turbo'd one wych venom across table...
(1 lance gone...)
(Talos shoots itself out of charge range)
(Suicide wyches!)SECOND TURN
- sadly no pictures for this one!
His Second turn:
-Heldrake comes on and vector strikes a venom but FF saves all! Then baleflames my lanceborn to dust...
-Vindicators nukes my large warrior squad who then run off rest of match also destroys blasterborn venom taking one blasterborn out but squad aren't pinned. PHEW!
-5 marines and obliterators hug the turbo'd wych venom and destroy it but it explodes taking one obliterator out, a wound off the other and 3 marines! 125 points of suicide took 120 points out! Huzzah!!
-Talos saves all wound in shooting then takes 3 out in CC before succumbing
My Second turn:
-Reavers come on and turbo over warlord taking 3 out of his squad
-Hellions come on and take out another 4 with there shooting
-Ravager covers hellions from squad of ten marines and takes a couple out of it in shooting
-Wych venom moves up and they dismount ready to assault next turn
-Incubi raider hop behind them to pop a shot at vindicators but nothing going
-Incubi assault warlords squad - sorcerer with murder sword challenges as has too and Klaivex accepts for archon - takes one wound of sorcerer and only 2 of rest of squad remainTHIRD TURN
His third turn:
-Heldrake vector strikes incubi raider to pieces and baleflames a large chunk of hellions who pass Ld test
-Ravager survives shooting but wrecked in assault
-1 vindicator takes out 2 reavers and the other wrecks wych venom
-Decimator charges raider but does naff all with FF saving everything!
My third turn:
-Wychs assault decimator and lose all but one to overwatch :(with the thrown haywire and haywire attack taking 2 hull points off!
-Incubi Polish of warlord squad and consolidate as far part as possible with klaivex and archon in best cover
-Hellions assault second squad with baron accepting challenge lose combat by 1 but hold
-Reavers move up and snapshot at heldrake with heat lance,, I roll.... 5! Booooo
(not many hellions left...)
(SLAY THE WARLORD! woooo oh my god that bird is looking at us HIIIDDDE!)FOURTH TURN
His fourth turn:
-Heldrake hovers and blasts incubi but only 2 die!
-Decimator destroys raider and wych - consolidates with eyes on blasterborn + recovers a hull point
-2 marines from 5 man squad hug an objective
-Baron wins challenge but has lost shadowfield and only 2 marines left to fight in that squad
-Reavers hoot obliterator and do nowt - charge and lose all but one on overwatch, one wound done but he stays...
-NOW - the incubi and archon charge the hovering heldrake - klaivex takes + 2 strength on demiklaives - hits! Rolls a 6! PENETRATES! aaannnnddd rolls a motherfudging 6!!! Explosion! Takes out another incubi but Heldrake is gone!
(What bird? Did you see a bird anywhere
His fifth turn:
-Decimator kills blasterborn
-Vindicators kill Archon and incubi
-Reaver gets mulched
-Hellion combate is a draw
My Fifth Turn:
-Hellions win combat and consolidate on objective!
Roll for end and it does!
(now you see them)
(now you don't)
(just falling short of middle objective)
(hugging it like a hugging thing)
So this ended up with both of us having an objective and slay the warlord but he had first blood so:
Thousand Sons: 5
Dark Eldar: 4
A narrow defeat!
I could have played smarter and I rolled a 1 for the 2 Shadowfield saves I had to make with one being instant death for the archon
I didn't focus fire anywhere near enough forgot to shoot the odd squad and should have just hid with reavers to nick linebreakers
But having faced IG, Tau, Eldar and Thousands sons and this being my first defeat after a draw win win streak and a narrow one at that I am very happy!
Comments welcome (sorry the pictures aren't great!)