Hey guys, first batrep every on here- please excuse the ramshackle scenery and unpainted Tyranids (I'm repainting all of them!!!) My buddy Al came for a visit this weekend so we threw together a 500 point skirmish which was his first ever time playing 6th edition. We had a blast- the rules made it so easy to forge a narrative and we got a great story out of it. He forgot to bring his armies (what a dingus) so he captained a contingent of my Space Wolves, and I ran some Tyranids. Let the battle begin!
Terminator Armor, Saga of the Beastslayer
Grey Hunters x10 (2 squads, powerfist in each)
Terminator Armor, Thunder Hammer/ Storm Shield, Fenrisian Boars x2
Catalyst, Scything talons
1 Broodlord, 17 Poisoned
The battlefield was set on a Tyranid ravaged planet which was in the last stages of evacuation. A small company of Space Wolves, in charge of protecting the vanguard of the fleeing planetary defenses, came upon an abandoned refueling station. In desperate need of supplies, they arrived to regroup, not knowing the horror to come.
We rolled crusade, 3 objectives (the pink flamingos), vanguard deployment (the corner one).
Al rolled immovable object for his warlord trait, my tervigon got night attacker- so my tyranids attacked under the cover of darkness with night fighting in effect turn 1! Tyranids failed to seize, so the Space Wolves advanced unknowingly into the abandoned camp.
Top of Turn 1
The Rune Priest advances on the fuel hub, while a rhino of Grey Hunters cautiously advances.
The proud and aloof Lone Wolf Sven Swineherder hangs back, while his battle brothers seek to hold the open field behind a line of tank traps (or are those K-cups?)
Bottom of Turn 2
A ferocious Tervigon is sighted, and immediately begins spewing out a ton of termagants!
A fearsome sight- for any other.
Top of Turn 2
The Rune Priest stands his ground beneath the fuel tank- there is a comm relay underneath, left behind to signal retreating forces! The Rune priest benefits from re-rollable shooting, while the Grey Hunters disembark to unleash Hel upon the vile xenos
The other grey hunter pack approaches a secure but open position- it's booby trapped! Squad members start work immediately to disarm the explosive.
Bottom of Turn 2
Under cover of darkness, vile genestealers rush across the plain to attack the Imperium's finest.
The tervigon pushes out another brood, who are drawn to a pheromone soaked beacon- another booby trap, left by the planet's defenders! The termagants take no notice and swamp it
Hold steady, for the Allfather!
Top of Turn 3
The Rune priest boldly opens fire, managing to scatter the first off the incoming termagants, who feel no pain in the presence of their brood progenitor.
Grey Hunters open fire, slaying 3 genestealers instantly with holy bolter fire
Top of Turn 4
The rhino's driver boldly attempts to protect his battle brothers
Sven advances, his foe dead in his sights.
More genestealers slain!
Bottom of 4
Sven was assaulted by a horde of termagants, but the rune priest released a massive shock wave, slaying most of them! Genestealers tear into the grey hunters, and fighting continues ferociously. The mighty tervigon smashes the rhino, causing it to explode and drawing first blood for the tyranids.
The broodlord and his pack swarm over the grey hunters defenses, killing 3 marines- they manage the fall back, drawing the attackers away!
On the retreat
Top of turn 5
The detonator counts down, the pheromones driving the termagants into a frenzy
The grey hunters recover, and protected by their rhino return fire to thin the attackers out
Battles with the genestealers rages, the duelists face off
Bottom of turn 5
More termagants appear! The rune priest is surrounded, fighting beneath the refueling tower reaches its peak
Clash of titans! The tervigon charges in and causes a wound- Sven the fearless deals a crushing blow, halving the tervigon's wounds!
Genestealers fail to charge!
Bottom of turn 5
Battle brothers fall back, continue to fire
Nearly slain, the tervigon roars in victory- the mighty Sven has fallen, but his bravery and might shall go down in legend
Rune priest continues to fight, ignoring the dire odds against him
The detonator explodes! It manages to kill only to termagants, so they manage to hold their position
The brothers fall under hopeless odds. The tervigon pours out reinforcements, and the fate of the Space Wolves is sealed.
Genestealers finally manage to catch their prey, securing the victory.
Terrific game, we had a total blast. Took us a while because we are still learning the rules. I got lucky with my brood progenitor rolls- got a ton every turn, never rolled doubles! Definitely attribute my victory to that, I was able to keep the rune priest bogged down for half the battle and hold the rear objective. Al said he would have taken the tervigon out sooner, but besides that no regrets. Another battle report coming soon, next time possibly on a real table!