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18Jul/140

Gothic Campaign Week 8: Marines vs. Tau Planetary Assault

Another action packed week!  Sadly our new players did not show, but veteran player Josh played as the defender in a Planetary Assault mission!  We had 1000 points, and Josh got 30 extra points for defences.

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Bozeman - Azure Flames Space Marines

-Battle Barge His Hammer II, Admiral Piers (Ld9, 3 re-rolls), Terminator Boarding Party, Honour Guard

-Strike Cruiser Duty, Extra Shield, Crew Skill: Automatically pass one Leadership test per game

-Strike Cruiser Courage, Extra Shield, Refit: +2D6 on All Ahead Full

-Strike Cruiser Honor, Extra Shield, Refit: No speed penalty for blast markers.

-Four Transports

Josh - Tau Shan'al Shi'ur (Kor'or'vesh)

-Or'es El'leath "Custodian" class Battleship, Admiral (Ld9, 2 re-rolls)

-Lar'shi'vre "Protector" class Cruiser, Vior'la configuration

-Il'porrui "Emissary" class light Cruiser, Sa'cea configuration

-Squadron of 3 Kir'la "Warden" and 2 Kir'shashvre "Castellan" escorts

-Kor Caste Orbital City

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Setup

Our planet was a Large planet (in this case the Planetary Edge is the edge of the cloud barrier, along which several antigrav mining platforms float.  Otherwise this mission would make no sense.)  It had gas and dust cloud rings, and one moon.  Josh set up all of his fleet on "standby" so they had to be set up within 30cm of the planet.

Radiation Burst causes -1 Ld!

Turn 1 - Azure Flames Space Marines

The Battle Barge went on All Ahead Full.  All ships with Launch Bays launched Thunderhawks.  1/2 of the Thunderhawks from the Strike Cruisers go on CAP with the Transports, while the others CAP their home vessel.  The Battlebarge's 3 Thunderhawks CAP with it.

Turn 1 - Tau Shan'al Shi'ur

Custodian goes on Burn Retros.  Launch bays for the entire fleet launch Fighters to mitigate the Thunderhawk CAP and also fire Tau Missiles.

Radiation Burst causes -1 Ld!

Turn 2 - Azure Flames Space Marines

Thanks to a re-roll, the Battlebarge and all 3 Strike Cruisers go on All Ahead Full.  The Strike Cruisers fire normal torpedoes at the gap between asteroids near the Tau escort squadron.  Bombardment cannon fire destroys the worst of the incoming Tau missiles.  Turn not pictured.

Turn 2 - Tau Shan'al Shi'ur

All of the Tau ships (not the station) go on Reload Ordnance.  More ordnance is fired, doing one damage to the Battlebarge.  Fire brings down the shields.  Tau fighters remove the CAP Thunderhawks.  Escorts must make a right turn as they come out of the asteroids to avoid the torpedoes.  Torpedoes self destruct due to running into asteroids and/or each other.

Turn 3 - Azure Flames Space Marines

Battlebarge and Strike Cruisers Reload Ordnance.  Boarding Torpedoes and Thunderhawks from the Battlebarge cripple the Port and Starboard weapons on the Custodian, and also start a fire.  Batteries and Bombardment Cannons take down the shields on the Protector and do one damage, starting a fire.  Torpedoes and Bombardment Cannons from the Strike Cruisers kill two Wardens in the escort squadron.  Escorts Brace for Impact.  Tau fighters remove the CAP on the Transports.

Turn 3 - Tau Shan'al Shi'ur

Battery fire against the Battlebarge is lackluster, but Tau Missiles do two more damage.  Emmisary goes after the Strike Cruisers, and the Escorts on Brace fire missiles, but to little effect.  Tau missiles close in on the Transports.

Radiation Burst causes -4 Ld!

Turn 4 - Azure Flames Space Marines

Battlebarge boards the Custodian.  Fire from the Strike Crusiers, as well as other factors cause the Custodian to lose by 5.  Brace saves two for a total of 3 damage, and a Fire critical.  Strike Cruisers wipe out the Tau escorts.  Transports bunch up for safety.

Turn 4 - Tau Shan'al Shi'ur

The Emmisary chases after the Strike Cruisers, but fails to damage.  Tau missiles kill three of the Transports because they fail to Brace several times.  Against all odds, the Battlebarge braces, saving it from damage!

Turn 5 - Azure Flames Space Marines

Battlebarge disengages.  Strike Cruisers make it to the Low Orbit table.  Game ceded.

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Space Marines are better than the internet led me to believe.  Other than my first game in which I had bad luck disengaging, I have been doing quite well.  Thunderhawk gunships are terrifyingly powerful, and the ability to fire critical-guaranteed Boarding Torpedoes or regular ones is a great boon.  Marines have to get up close and personal and really slug it out.

Next: the Gothic campaign continues!  Hopefully we will see more rookie players!

11Jul/140

Gothic Campaign Week 7: Marines vs. Necrons

This was a light week, with several regulars taking a week off.  However, Matt showed up, eager to learn more about the Necron fleet he commands.  We played a 1000 point Fleet Engagement.  We both chose the Sphere deployment, so we set up on opposite sides of the board, neither having an advantage.

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Bozeman - Azure Flames Space Marines

-Battle Barge His Hammer, Flagship (Commander Piers, Ld 9, 3 re-rolls), Honour Guard, Terminator Boarding Party

-Strike Cruiser Vigilance, Extra Shield, Weapon Refit: Auto Loaders (+1 Ld for Reload Ordnance)

-Strike Cruiser Duty, Extra Shield, Crew Skill: Elite Command Crew (auto pass one Leadership check per game)

-Hunter Destroyer x5, Wrath Squadron

Matt - Necron Tomb Fleet

-Necron Tombship, Sepulchre

-Scythe class Cruiser

-Shroud class Light Cruiser

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Setup:

Turn 1 - Necrons

Necron Tombship goes on All Ahead Full, but only moves 30cm.  Other ships move up.

Turn 1 - Azure Flames

Hunters take a right turn, fire 10 Torpedoes at the Shroud but do nothing.  The squadron of two Strike Cruisers fire 12 boarding torpedoes and 4 Thunderhawks.  Battlebarge moves up.

Turn 2 - Necrons

Tombship gets only 30cm on All Ahead Full again.  The Shroud takes a left turn, away from the Hunters.  The Boarding Torpedoes fired by the Strike Cruisers hit the Shroud, causing a Drive Damaged result, preventing the Shroud from turning.  The Scythe moves up.  Thunderhawks launched by the Strike Cruisers hit the Tombship, but a fantastic turrets roll kills all four!  Turn not pictured.

Turn 2 - Azure Flames

Battlebarge moves up.  Strike Cruisers Reload Ordnance, but the Hunters fail to Reload.  The surviving Boarding Torpedoes that hit the Shroud turn to the right, and continue.

Turn 3 - Necrons

Because the Shroud can't turn, its minimum movement takes it off the board, forcing it to disengage.  The Scythe goes on All Ahead Full.  The Tombship moves up.  Lance fire from the Tombship takes down one shield on the Battlebarge.

Turn 3 - Azure Flames

Strike Cruisers move up.  They launch Torpedoes and Thunderhawks at the Tombship, causing a Power Flow Disruption that prevents Necron lances and batteries from firing in any arc!  Both the Tombship and the Scythe Brace for Impact as the Strike Cruisers also fire on the Scythe, causing one damage. The Battlebarge adds its fire to little effect, and the Hunters fail to reload again.

Turn 4 - Necrons

A foolish decision on my part not to Brace for Impact, along with fantastic firing from both Necron ships causes three damage to the Vigilance, crippling it.

Turn 4 - Azure Flames

The Vigilance tries to disengage, but due to a Bridge Smashed result, it fails.  The Duty moves behind the Tombship, and fires.  The Hunters Reload, and fire Boarding Torpedoes at the Tombship, which cause a whole mess of critical effects.  The Battlebarge Locks On, and fires.  In total, 3 damage and 5 critical effects from torpedoes and Bombardment Cannons make the Tombship hurt.  Traveling for six player turns, the Boarding Torpedoes fired by the Hunters on turn 1 start to catch up behind the Necrons.

Turn 5 - Necrons

Plagued by effects, the Tombship disenages.  The Scythe locks on, and its weapons take down the Battlebarge's shields and do one damage.  The Battlebarge braces.

Turn 5 - Azure Flames

The Vigilance successfully disengages.  The Duty, Hunters, and Battlebarge open fire on the Scythe, which takes one damage despite a Brace.

Turn 6 - Necrons

Scythe disengages.

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Great game!  The campaign is going along nicely.  Next: more Tau painted ships and more batreps!

7Jul/140

Tau Protector Class: T’au Lar’shi’vre Aloh Sho’ka

Another Tau cruiser!  Next, light cruisers, and more games!

4Jul/140

Gothic Campaign Week 6: Double Feature!

We had two battles this week.  I faced off against Rob's Imperial Navy Bastion Fleet in an escalating engagement, and Josh's Tau tried to slip past newcomer Matt's Necrons in a Convoy.  Battle reports will be shorter, as these were shorter battles.

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Escalating Engagement - Azure Flames Space Marines vs. Imperial Navy Bastion Fleet

During my first turn, the Strike Cruiser Duty went on All Ahead Full to surprise Rob's Gothic cruiser.  Fire ineffective, but Thunderhawks caused a starboard weapons damage.

The Gothic cruiser, over the next several turns was pincered by Strike Cruisers.

Facing two Strike Cruisers, with a third on the way, the Gothic disengaged.

On subsequent turns, Strike Cruisers arrived, but no Imperial Navy ships did.

Rob, facing my entire fleet ready to pounce, disengaged each ship as they came on the board.

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Convoy - Tau Shan'al Shi'ur (defenders) vs. Necrons (attackers)

Necrons rolled D3 + 4 (6 total) results

1 torpedo/attack craft

3 results of 2 torpedoes/attack craft

1 squadron of escorts at 100pts

1 squadron of escorts at 150pts

The Tau split their transports into a group going left and one going right.  Necron escorts punched through the Tau line, and destroyed several escorts.  Then a Solar Flare hit.

Tau fire got lucky and destroyed all but one Necron Jackal.  That jackal pursued a transport, as an attack craft cluster destroyed one more.  The jackal chased the transport, but a lucky hit with missiles dispatched the Jackal.  With no Necron forces left, the Tau were victorious!

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Next week: hopefully another double feature!

 

29Jun/140

Week 5, Battle #2: Marines vs. New Imperial Navy player!

For the sector map, see the previous post.

Nathan has been interested in our campaign for some time.  Communications problems prevented him from joining until now.  However, he put together a fleet using my Imperial Navy.  He had guts to choose his home system right between the Space Marines and the Tau, the two most powerful fleets.

We played a Cruiser Clash with fleet restrictions removed.  500 points.

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Azure Flames

-Space Marine Strike Cruiser Duty (Extra Shield)

-Space Marine Strike Cruiser Honor (Extra Shield)

-Space Marine Strike Cruiser Sacrifice (Extra Shield)

Imperial Navy

-Dauntless class Light Cruiser Kestrel (lances)

-Dauntless class Light Cruiser Surprise (lances)

-Mars class Battlecruiser Saratoga, extra turret

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Azure Flames - Turn 1

The strike cruisers go right around the asteroids, and launch Thunderhawks.

Imperial Navy - Turn 1

Nova Cannon causes the Duty to Brace for Impact, but the cannon misses.  Lance fire from the Dauntlesses kills one of the Thunderhawk squadrons.

Azure Flames - Turn 2

Fire from the Sacrifice brings down one shield on the Kestrel.  Four Thunderhawks cause several effects on the Surprise including an engine room damaged result.

Imperial Navy - Turn 2

Nova Cannon does three damage to the Sacrifice despite Brace for Impact.  A critical hit causes the Sacrifice to have a bridge smashed result!  Bombers force a Brace on the Duty but do no damage.

Azure Flames - Turn 3

The Sacrifice fails to disengage and tries to run.  The Duty fires on the Dauntless as the Honor boards!  A poor boarding roll causes the Kestrel to take only one damage.  Critical roll against the Honor succeeds, and causes a Shields Collapsed result!

Imperial Navy - Turn 3

Concentrated fire on the stricken Sacrifice reduces it to one damage point remaining.  Other fire causes Brace rolls on the other two cruisers.

Azure Flames - Turn 4

Both cruisers zero in on the Saratoga.  The Honor boards again, and this time a spectacular boarding roll does 6 damage to the Saratoga.  Brace saves only one, crippling the battlecruiser.

Imperial Navy - Turn 4

The Kestrel fires on the Honor, forcing a brace.  The Saratoga chooses not to disengage, and fires on the Honor as well.  One damage, which hits the Port side guns.

Azure Flames - Turn 5

Bombardment Cannon fire brings down the Kestrel, and a critical hit causes a bulkhead collapse, which leads to a Warp Drive Implosion!  All three surviving ships Brace for Impact!

Imperial Navy - Turn 5

Saratoga tries to disengage and fails.  Fire against the Duty is ineffectual.

Azure Flames - Turn 6

Braced from the turn before, the two cruisers do only one damage to the Saratoga.

Imperial Navy - Turn 6

Saratoga disengages.

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Nathan had a fantastic first game, he just had some bad luck.  The Nova Cannon shot that crippled my cruiser was great, but the rolls I got on him for boarding the Mars and destroying the Dauntless were less lucky.  Here's to a great new player!

Next: more BFG campaign!

29Jun/140

Week 5 Battle #1, Marines vs. Tau

What a week!  Several players did not show including our new Necron player.  However, another player, Nathan, decided to join the campaign by borrowing my Imperial Navy fleet!  My battle with Nathan will be covered in the next post, as two batreps in one post is too much.  This post is all about my battle with Josh's Tau!

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Mission: The Bait

Azure Flames

-Pursued Ship: Space Marine Strike Cruiser Honor (Extra Shield, Navigational Shields)

-Space Marine Strike Cruiser Duty (Extra Shield)

-Space Marine Strike Cruiser Courage (Extra Shield)

-Space Marine Strike Cruiser Sacrifice (Extra Shield)

Tau Shan'al Shi'ur Pursuing Fleet

-Protector Cruiser, Vior'la Configuration

-Emissary Light Cruiser, Sa'cea configuration

-Nicassar Rig

-4 Nicassar Dhows

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Setup: The Honor was placed in the center of the board, and the Tau deployed 60cm behind it.

Azure Flames - Turn 1

The Honor moves ahead, and launches two Thunderhawks on CAP.

Tau Shan'al Shi'ur - Turn 1

The whole fleet moves up.  One fighter is launched, and two waves of missiles.

Azure Flames - Turn 2

The Honor Reloads Ordnance and begins to come about.

Tau Shan'al Shi'ur - Turn 2

Not allowing themselves to be caught out of position, the Tau fleet takes a turn to their Starboard.  Tau Missiles avoid the Honor, as the CAP would make them useful.

Azure Flames - Turn 3

Thunderhawks split off from CAP to deal with the Tau missiles.  The Honor seeks cover by the large planet.

Tau Shan'al Shi'ur - Turn 3

The Nicassar Dhows provide tempting bait along the far table edge.  The Protector Reloads Ordnance, and fires.  The Emissary sneaks through the asteroid field.

Azure Flames - Turn 4

The Honor gains cover behind the planet as it once again launches a CAP to deal with Tau missiles.

Tau Shan'al Shi'ur - Turn 4

The Protector goes on All Ahead Full to catch the Honor next turn.  The Emissary fails the leadership test to navigate the asteroids, fails to Brace for Impact, and suffers SIX DAMAGE, killing it and turning it into a Drifting Hulk!  Nicassar thread the needle between the asteroid belts.

Azure Flames - Turn 5

The Duty, Courage, and Sacrifice arrive from the board edge, and launch Torpedoes, forcing the Protector to Brace.  The Honor launches Thunderhawks at the Protector.  Brace saves prevent all hit-and-run attacks and all but one damage.

Tau Shan'al Shi'ur - Turn 5

The Tau disengage, abandoning the Nicassar Rig which is destroyed.  Game ends.

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The Bait is a gamble.  Does the pursuing force push it, or do they make a hasty retreat?  The Tau fleet was not slow, and speed matters.  The one big deciding factor was sending the low-leadership Emissary through the asteroids.  That instant death really hurt the Tau who might have been able to put the hurt on the Honor.

Next: another batrep from the same week, starring new player Nathan!

28Jun/140

New player day at Highland Library!

Finally got to go back to the Highland Library to see my old gaming group!  New players abound.  Me and Jacob, a Dark Angel player took on new players Franklin (Orks) and Andy (Necrons) in a 2v2.  Each list was independent, but was assumed to be "allied" with each other, so Franklin and Andy were subject to being Desperate Allies.

Bozeman - Azure Flames

-Leonidas, Captain of the 1st Company (counts as Vulkan He'Stan)

-Tactical Squad x9, Veteran Sergeant, Bolter-Flamer, Power Fist, Flamer in a Drop Pod

-Tactical Squad x10, Veteran Sergeant, Bolter-Melta, Meltagun, Multi-Melta in a Rhino with Extra Armor

-Stormtalon Gunship with Typhoon Missile Launcher

-Land Speeder x3 with Multi-Meltas

Jacob - Dark Angels

-Sammael, Grand Master of the Ravenwing on Jetbike

-Ravenwing Bike Squad, Power Sword, 2x Meltaguns, Attack Bike

-Ravenwing Bike Squad, Power Sword, 2x Meltaguns, Attack Bike

-Ravenwing Land Speeder, Heavy Bolter and Assault Cannon

-Ravenwing Land Speeder, Heavy Bolter and Assault Cannon

-Nephilim Jetfighter, Twin-linked Lascannon

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Franklin - Orks (Unbound)

-Ghazgkull Mag Uruk Thraka

-Slugga Boyz x10, Big Shoota in a Trukk with a Reinforced Ram

-Lootaz x8 (proxied)

-Warbikes x3, Nob, Power Klaw

-Flash Gitz x5

-Dakkajet, Air Ace upgrade (BS 3)

Andy - Necrons

-Destroyer Lord, Warscythe, Ressurection Orb, Mindshackle Scarabs

-Wraiths x4, Whip Coils

-Necron Warriors x7

-Necron Warriors x8

-Immortals x10

-Monolith

-Annhilation Barge

-Doomsday Ark

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Mission: Maelstrom of War 3: Tactical Escalation

Board Setup

Scout move by Dark Angels bikes.

INITIATIVE SEIZED!

Orks and Necrons - Turn 1

Lucky Ork shooting combined with awful armour saves kills a Ravenwing Combat Squad, giving First Blood to the Necrons and Orks!  Lootas put a glance and a Crew Shaken result on the Azure Flames Rhino.  Necron Lord and Wraiths hide under the central bridge.  Trukk containing Ghazgkull and some ladz moves up.

Azure Flames and Dark Angels - Turn 1

Leonidas and the Tactical Squad drop pod in and bake the Lootas.  Land Speeders only manage to give two Crew Stunned results to Ghazgkull's trukk, leaving it alive!  Sammael kills many Warriors with a Plasma Cannon shot and assaults the survivors, but does not kill any in close combat.

Orks and Necrons - Turn 2

Dakkajet arrives.  Combined fire from the Orks, and Ghazgkull's squad assaulting wipes out the Azure Flames Land Speeders.  Disordered Charge by the Lord and Wraiths kill the Dark Angels Land Speeder and Attack Bike close to Objective 6 (center right) which scores a point!  Leonidas and the Tactical Squad take some serious hits but don't break.

Azure Flames and Dark Angels - Turn 2

Two Ravenwing Bike combat squads outflank, and the Stormtalon and Nephilim arrive.  The Nephilim shoots down the Dakkajet, which falls on a Flash Git.  The lucky Flash Git gets a "1" to wound!  Ravenwing Bikes immobilize the Doomsday Ark and glance the Annhilation Barge twice.  They also secure Objective 1 (upper left) for a point!  Azure Flames Tactical Squad turns the Monolith into a crater.  Leonidas' squad charges a unit of warriors, killing them all in close combat and scoring another point!

Orks and Necrons - Turn 3

Destroyer Lord and Wraiths charge the melta Tactical Squad, causing them to lose 5 men, and flee.  Immortals kill all of the Tactical Squad except Leonidas.  Sammael finally finishes off the Warrior Squad in close combat.  Ghazgkull and the ladz advance.

Azure Flames and Dark Angels - Turn 3

Stormtalon goes to Hover mode, fires on Ghazgkull's boyz to little effect.  Sammael and Leonidas assault the Immortals after shooting them, and wipe them out.  Doomsday Ark and Annhilation Barge are destroyed by Ravenwing bikes.  Bikes secure Objective 3 (center left) for a point!  Shooting kills the remaining Wraiths.  Turn not pictured.

Orks and Necrons - Turn 4

Empty trukk performs a Tank Shock against Ravenwing Bikes hiding behind the statue to the far right. Orks advance.  Necron Destroyer Lord assaults the Tactical Squad again, kills most of them by himself in a challenge.  This scores a point!  Turn not pictured.

Azure Flames and Dark Angels - Turn 4

Nephilim, Bikes, and Sammael lay into the Flash Gits, killing them.  Necron Destoryer Lord kills only one Tactical Marine, leaving one alive who stays.  Bikes assault the Trukk, but fail to hit.

Orks and Necrons - Turn 5

Destroyer Lord kills last Tactical Marine, Orks advance.  Trukk is killed by Bike Grenades.

Azure Flames and Dark Angels - Turn 5

Bikes secure objective 1 again for another point!  Other bikes secure objective 2 (lower left) for another point!  Rhino drives onto objective 6 for a point!  Shooting kills the Destroyer Lord and some Boyz, leaving Ghazgkull alone on the board!

Orks and Necrons - Turn 6

Ghazgkull is the only model left.  He advances, three wounds remaining and out of WAAAAGH, having used it.

Azure Flames and Dark Angels - Turn 6

Shooting brings Ghazgkull down to one wound.  Objectives 2 and 4 secured for more points.

Orks and Necrons - Turn 7

Ghazghkull advances again.

Azure Flames and Dark Angels - Turn 7

Ghazghull killed by shooting.  Tabled.

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Final score

Azure Flames and Dark Angels: 14

Orks and Necrons: 4

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WOW.  This was my first game of 7th edition.  We won from equal luck and strategy, but the ridiculous amount of points we earned was from rolling objectives we happened to be near was amazing.  This mission rewards mobile, diverse armies because if you can secure an mission objective, you get MORE next turn.  We got lucky and scored some, and then got more which we scored and so on.  The Necrons and Orks were not so lucky, as they did not get easy to accomplish objectives.

Next: TWO battle reports from my Battlefleet Gothic league!

BONUS PICTURE!  Sisters vs. Space Marines!

22Jun/140

T’au Lar’shi’vre Shi Kais “Protector” class cruiser

Next: another Protector class!

20Jun/140

Battlefleet Gothic Campaign Week 4: A new player approaches!

Our gaming has attracted the interests of a fourth!  Matt showed interest in... the... Necrons... Oh dear... Well, he's a new player, giving him the most obscenely overpowered fleet is fair.  He didn't have time for a game but he DID claim a system for his base.  In the meantime, Rob and I fought a brutal battle.

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Mission: Exterminatus! (the only one with an exclamation point IN the title) 1025 points

-Azure Flames

Battle Barge His Hammer II

Battle Barge His Anvil

-Imperial Navy Segmentum Obscurus Bastion Fleet

Emperor Battleship

Lunar Cruiser

Tyrant Cruiser, range upgrade, Nova Cannon

Dauntless Light Cruiser, lance version

Squadron of 3 Firestorm frigates and 1 Cobra destroyer

Squadron of 6 Fire Ships

4 Ground Based  Lance  Defences

-Setup:

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Turn 1 - Azure Flames

Both Battle Barges go on All Ahead Full.

Turn 1 - Imperial Navy

Firestorm/Cobra squadron, Dauntless, and Fire Ship squadron arrives.  The Fire Ships detonate and cause 3 Fire critical results on His Anvil.  Emperor launches fighters and fighters with bombers in two waves.

Turn 2 - Azure Flames

Both ships advance.  In the End Phase, a lucky roll repairs all 3 Fire effects.

Turn 2 - Imperial Navy

The Lunar cruiser arrives.  Nova Cannon fire takes down a shield on His Hammer.

Turn 3 - Azure Flames

His Anvil goes on All Ahead Full.  Fire from His Hammer II takes down an escort shield.

Turn 3 - Imperial Navy

Fire from almost the whole fleet takes down 3 shields on His Hammer II.  Nova Cannon hit does 6 damage, including 4 criticals losing shields and smashing the bridge.  Ouch.  Split fire takes down one shield from His Anvil.

Turn 4 - Azure Flames

Crippled, but still in the fight, His Hammer II causes a Brace for Impact on the escorts, and good save rolls save them all.  His Anvil causes braces on the Emperor and Dauntless.  Only does one damage to the Dauntless.

Turn 4 - Imperial Navy

The fleet concentrates on His Hammer II, doing two more damage.  His Hammer II manages a lucky Brace to survive at all.

Turn 5 - Azure Flames

His Hammer II takes down two shields on the Emperor, while His Anvil makes it onto the Low Orbit table!

Turn 5 - Imperial Navy

The Lunar follows His Anvil onto the Low Orbit table.  Fire from the Lunar and the ground defences does one damage to His Anvil.  His Hammer II is unable to Brace this turn and is reduced to a drifting hulk.

Turn 6 - Azure Flames

His Anvil approaches to within 45cm of the planetary edge and attempts to exterminate the planet; the result: a 3!  The Planet is exterminated!  Random rolls turn the Agri-world into... an Agri-world.  I guess there must have been another one.

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The campaign is off and running!  I'm off to the fabric store to get another 4'x6' black felt cover, as we're about to have two games at once!

 

19Jun/141

T’au Or’es Mont’yr Shi’ur Custodian Class Battleship

Finally starting to paint my Tau Kor'or'vesh fleet.  This ship was named by Josh, who is borrowing my Tau fleet for our Battlefleet Gothic campaign.  Next up, a battle report from today's upcoming game, and some more Tau ships painted!