What I've designated as being 'Hive fleet Hillbillie' descended upon my beleaguered world of Podunk (yes, this IS Tennessee) and much blood was shed. 1500 pts., Imperial Guard vs. Nids, annihilation, Dawn of war, Nids had 1st turn.
Our intent was to record a proper battle report, but having never actually tried that before, the idea went out the window as soon as the dice started rolling, and for that I do apologize. I think it might be easier to observe a game & take notes for a battle report than to actually play in it myself. I took a bunch of photos, but the caffeine was flowing to the extent that the 'anti-hand shaking' feature on my digital camera was overwhelmed and as a result epically failed.
Turns 1-5 were more or less just point blank shooting & the grizzly deaths of guardsmen. The start of turn two saw close to 100 minis (if not more) on the table, by the end of turn 5 there were close to a dozen, if that. The only notable actions being my command squad wiping out the Warriors in HTH with only light casualties, the cyclops driving into a brood of gaunts & killing 5 of them (the cyclops is a FW mini that's basically a remote controlled bomb & is based on a weapon used by the Germans in WWII, in 40k it tends to get blown up well short of any targets) & the Tyrant staggering out of close combat with only a single wound left (which he promptly regained in the final turn with a psychic power of some sort, rather upsetting that bit was).
The game ended in a draw. Much fun was had, and any game in which both sides suffer approximately 90% casualties is a good one in my book! Over all there wasn't much in his Nid list that jumped out @ me in comparison to the last codex (it was his 1st game with them, so more of an experiment than anything). About the only one being that psychic power that allowed the tyrant to regenerate all of its wounds back, like Tyrant's aren't hard enough to kill in the first place!
Again , my apologies for my EPIC FAIL in trying to describe the battle, such is the work of amateurs I suppose. Below are the only two salvageable photos of the evening. The first being my game table prior to deployment (and my caffeine intake as well), and the second the Executioner & conscript platoon, watching the battle from a distance, and completely unaware that their doom lurks behind them.
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