As I mentioned in my prior post, I gave 8th ed another try this past Saturday. With four players, of which three of us (myself included) only had a cursory knowledge of the new rules, and one actual 8th ed veteran player, we opted for a 2 v. 2 team game. With 750ish points per side our opponents were the Tyranids and the Death Korps of Krieg-turned-Genestealer Cult (poor Courtland, his DKK usually gets lumped in with Chaos, but never loyalist marines it seems).
Against this veritable tide of little gribblies and Guardsmen were the Glorious Dark Angels featured in my previous post, and my Rainbow Warriors which, true to form, was the only not-fully painted army on the table. Yay.
We opted for kill points, and no command points to keep things simple, though even then it was a seemingly endless marathon game that we called at the bottom of turn 4 (11:30 pm). We all had fun and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! In the end the Nids won out with 3 Kps plus first blood, whereas we only earned 3 KPs despite having so, sooooo many models to grind thru....
What follows is my usual photo dump, captioned with random highlights. My thanks to Neverness who volunteered to be combat camerman for a goodly portion of the game.
|Can ya guess what deployment we used?|
|Turn 1 and the Dark Talon swoops in and starts strafing the hordes!|
|Massed autocannon fire along with my Primaris marines,|
all shooting at and failing to kill the Flyrant...
|Said Flyrant mocking us with its majesty!|
|Unfortunately the Dark Talon only has so many guns....|
|The Gribbly tide lurches forward...|
|With the demise of my Rhino (1st blood), my Captain and accompanying Combat Squad steel themselves for their approaching demise...|
|Accursed Zoe's, they can take an inordinate amount of punishment and yet they just keep on floating forward.|
|Instead of receiving one, the Rainbow warriors charge themselves and my Captain slaughters the cavalry! The few survivors would soon thereafter rout giving us one of our few kill points of the game.|
|The thin primered line follows up into more gribblies and guardsmen.|
|I hate it when a beastie like that pops up out of the ground! Unfortunately, my Predator's autocannon did little more to draw its attention than anything else...|
|The Flyrant & Dark Talon 'dogfight' for several rounds, badly damaging each though both remained airborne thru to the end.|
|Unlike my dreadfully performing Aurora Chapter scouts, the Rainbow Warrior scouts proved to be shockingly resilient (though per standard procedure they were wiped out). Here is my remaining Sgt., tying up some DKK for a turn or three.|
|Ugh, more Gribblies! So many gribblies...|
|The Primaris marines were slogging thru the other end of the hoard.|
|The dogfight continues overhead to little effect.|
|My other combat squad gets stuck in as well. It must be said that the DKK's ability to fire their lasguns as pistols in HTH has frightening potential!!|
|With his accompanying combat squad dead, my captain continues to hack away with his Prismatic Blade (Teeth of Terra), remaining unwounded by game's end.|