750pts Battle Report

First battle. First Battle report.

So finally the first battle you have all been waiting for.

So the armies!

I was playing with a Death Guard army consisting of:

HQ
Chaos Lord with Flail of Corruption and a Combi Plasma

Troops
10 Plague Marines (PM) with a plasma rifle and a plague sprayer
10 Plague Marines (PM) with a plasma rifle, a plague sprayer and a power fist
18 Chaos Cultists with a flamer, a champion with a shotgun and Brutal close combat weapon, and 16 with auto pistol and Brutal close combat weapon

Heavy Support
Defiler with reaper autocannon and havoc launcher

My brother was playing an Iron Warriors army consisting of:

HQ
Chaos Lord with Combi plasma and Power axe

Troops
20 cultists, 10 with brutal close combat weapons, 9 with auto guns and 1 with flamer
9 chaos Space Marines (CSM) with a meltagun, and a champion with a Plasma pistol and chainaxe. They also had their own rhino with havoc launcher.

Heavy Support
5 havocs with 4 missile launchers and a champion with a bolt pistol and chain sword
5 havocs with 4 autocannons and a champion with a bolt pistol and chain sword

So you may be able to see that my brother seems a little short on the points front. Well he is due to the fact he calculated his points on a piece of paper where as I did them all on an excel spreadsheet. Thus what he thought was 750 was, in fact, 722, which made his army that bit less capable. We also only calculated this after the battle.

 

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Mission

The mission was a simple with two ways to win:

  1. Who ever held the objective on the last turn.
  2. Wipe out your opponent (thus gaining the objective)

And so we had our terms of engagement.

 

Board

The board was 46×50 inches (115x125cm) with a hills to the north west, central east and south east corner. A destroyed chapel just off centre to the south west with a ships wing inside. The objective was just to the north east of the chapel.

My brother deployed to the north west and I deployed to the south east.

My brother hid his lord and a squad of CSM in his rhino and hid it behind a hill.

I placed my Defiler on the south eastern hill so it could look over the whole battlefield and give covering fire to my troops.

My brother put his two havoc squads on top of the north west hill to be able to fire over everything.

My cultists were placed infant of the hill while my brother put his cultists on the other side of the chapel.

I put my two squads of PMs between the two western hills.

 

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Moves

So as we didn’t really take notes during the game so this will be a small case of decisive moments.

You: This seems like a very concise set of moves…

Well I am sorry we were a little more interested in the game being played than the actual report afterwards.

The first important move came in the first few turns of the game, as with many thing this made a big impact later on, I moved a squad of PMs behind the central east hill so that they would be out of the line of fire.

Through out the game I removed my brothers cultists from play through a mix of killing them off and making them take moral checks. This lead to my opponent being a unit down very quickly.

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A mix of bad dice rolls and toughness 5 troops made for a lack of deaths from my army. During this my brother tried to flank me troops using a rhino but for got about my squad behind the hill. After disembarking his troops from it he then tried to rhino rush the PMs behind the hill but got destroyed by my plague sprayer which managed a 6 shots at strength 10*. This barrage of shots destroyed the rhino without it killing any of my troops.

Then a long close combat battle happened and ending in the death of nearly all his troops rendering him to do one of two things:

  1. Me killing all the rest of his troops and winning
  2. forfeiting the match

My brother chose the less honourable option and forfeited**.

 

Allowing the Death Guard to claim another victory!!

 

WOOOOOO!!!!

 

* The way that the plague sprayer works is that you determine the amount of shots and the strength of the shots through dice rolls. (This seems somehow wrong. has anyone seen an FAQ for this or something? – O)

**Dying with honour is for fools, like Imperial Fists or some other vanilla marine chapter. Idiots… – O

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HAHAHAHAHAAA……?

Ok, so I didn’t know how to start this other than….. well that because it has been long.

I know it has been ages but a lot has happened which can be summarised with:

Had a job

Lost that job

Started a company follow the link below

https://harrisongalgut.wixsite.com/harrisongalgut

Made money… but not enough to live off.

Now we are all caught up where is my army coming along. Well, I have no grand model buying plans like my brother but instead, I do have lots of models still needing painting. But a whole lot more need spraying and with a storm raging through London that will have to wait.

The picture for this post is the 4 models I painted today.

Wooooo!!!!

I honestly hate the painting and building of models. But you know what really grinds my gears!!! The silly little flimsy horns on models and the ridiculous amount of detail in the plastic. Like, I understand that its cool to be able to have extra detail but its getting near the point of needing an MA in Fine Art and Sculpture to paint models well.

Anyway, I feel this rant is now long enough.

Happy New Year and check the link out.

https://harrisongalgut.wixsite.com/harrisongalgut

Harry Out!

PS I also seem to have forgotten a good washing technique… Readers if you know one leave it in the comments cus honestly I have no idea other then drench it.

PPS Who knew having a photography company would mean better photos for the page….. psych it does when I can be bothered to get the kit out.

Basing models

Now that my brother has displayed how simple his army is to paint I’ll show both him and you how easy it can be to base models.

What’s basing?? I hear you cry

Well basing is when you apply some sort ground to the base of your model. It use to be this complicated faff involving PVA glue and sand or fake grass, and by the end your models looked worse then if you just left them standing on nothing.
Although this has changed for the better you can now buy base paint’s which look good on your models base’s. I personally use the mud coloured one.
So it’s super simple, don’t believe me? you just simply paint it on.


 

I tend to put a bit on the feet as I believe it adds a bit of authenticity to the mud.

Super easy right.
Harry out