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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

So, it's been AGES since we posted a battle report, but we've both been quite busy attempting to get our new armies up to scratch while working (and drinking, in Panic's case) far too much and modelling far too little. Finally, we've managed to cobble together 1000pts of (almost) fully painted armies to have our first game. I'll be using my newly organised, repainted and based Arbites with the BOLS Arbites Mini-dex, all newly spruced up apart from the tanks. Panic will be using his all-girl Hellion DE Army, again mostly painted apart from the odd Hellion leader.

Here goes...

Panic's Dark Eldar All-Girl Hellion 1100pts - P&M Blog at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/336125.page



* Baron(ess) Sathonyx
* Haemonculus with Webway Portal
* Kabalite Trueborn (4) with 3 Blasters, in a Venom with Nightshield and additional Splinter Cannon
* Kabalite Trueborn (4) with 3 Blasters, in a Venom with Nightshield and additional Splinter Cannon
* Kabalite Trueborn (4) with 3 Blasters, in a Venom with Nightshield and additional Splinter Cannon
* Hellions (7) led by a Helliarch with Phantasm Grenade Launcher, Agoniser
* Hellions (7) led by a Helliarch with Phantasm Grenade Launcher, Agoniser

ArbitorIan's Adeptus Arbites 1100pts - P&M Blog at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/346076.page



* Arbites Marshall with Power Maul and Supression Shield
* Shock Team (10), including two Proctors with Power Mauls, in a Repressor
* Arbites Team (10), with Grenade Launcher & Flamer, in a Repressor
* Arbites Team (10), with Grenade Launcher & Heavy Stubber, in a Repressor
* Arbites Team (6), with Boltguns & Heavy Stubber.
* Pursuit Team (6), with Flamer, Grenade Launcher & Proctor with Power Maul
* Sentinel Squadron (3), with Multilasers
* Black Maria

DEPLOYMENT

We rolled Capture & Control and a normal, 12" deployment area. Arbites won the roll to go first and chose to do so. Following the Thin Black Line rules, only HQ, Troops and Scouts are allowed to set up at the start, so the two regular Arbites units deployed inside their Repressors, with the Marshall in cover and the Sentinels in the nearby ruins. The small squad of Arbites were in reserve inside the Black Maria. Dark Eldar deployed the three Venom transports and their units, ready to jump forwards and drop warp portals. The Hellions are in reserve, ready to come through the portals.





TURN ONE

After being...um...forewarned... of the dangers of Nightshields, the Sentinels use their Scout move to advance into range, and attempt to bring down the Venom with the Haemonculus inside it, but only succeed in shaking it. The Nightshields mean that the rest of the army are out of range, and stay inside their Repressors.




The Dark Eldar advance halfway along the board and deploy, dropping the Webway Gate and opening fire on the Sentinels, destroying two.



TURN TWO

None of the Arbites reinforcements show up this turn, so the current squads elect to stay in their tanks and open fire on the closes unit of Trueborn, killing most of them. The Trueborn make their panic test easily.



The first squad of Hellions arrives from reserve and exits the Warp Portal, making their way towards the two Repressors.


The rest of the DE army then moves into range, Blasters destroying both Repressors and forcing the Arbites inside to disembark, where Splinter fire takes out half of one squad. The halved squad of Arbites then panics and runs from the board. One of the Venoms is a bit overenthusastic in it's movement and is immobilised in a canal.



The Hellions then attempt to charge the other squad, but roll low and can't get through the difficult terrain.




TURN THREE

Again, no reinforcements at all arrive during the Arbites turn, so the Sentinel attempts to get closer to the Haemonculus, with a plan to tarpitting the unit in a combat they can't win. However, he fails to roll high enough to get the charge.



The full-strength Arbites Squad advances through the ruins and opens fire on the Hellions, killing four of the seven. Joined by the Arbites Marshall, they charge the remnants and wipe out the squad, consolidating into the nearby ruins.



At the top of the Dark Eldar turn, massed gunfire takes out the rest fo the Arbites squad, leaving only the Marshall standing



Though yet again, the Hellions are slightly out of range for the charge.



TURN FOUR

Finally, in turn four, some of the Arbites reserves turn up - the Pursuit Team and Black Maria using the Units Inbound rule to outflank and appear rather close to the DE objective. The Black Maria opens fire on the nearest Venom, exploding it.




Having finished off the Arbites on the other side of the board, and with the last Hellions holding the Arbites objective, the Trueborn attempt to wheel and open fire on the Pursuit Team, killing two bikers and stunning the Black Maria.




TURN FIVE

The final small squad of Arbites disembark from the Black Maria and run towards the DE objective, hoping for another turn



As the Pursuit Team move towards a Venom, shaking it with boltgun fire but losing one biker to a difficult terrain test.



And the final part of the Arbites army turns up - the Repressor containing the Shock Team, which moves to block the Haemonculus and Trueborn before being thoroughly destroyed in the DE turn.




At the end of turn five, Dark Eldar are winning, holding onto the Arbites objective while the Arbites have nothing, but we roll and get a sixth turn!



TURN SIX

In turn six, the Arbites move tor try and stop the fast DE vehicles from getting back to their own objective. The Black Maria takes out another Venom.



While the remnants of the Shock Team cross the canal and wipe out the closest Trueborn squad.



As the last squad of Arbites run into the ruins, taking hold of the DE objective...


the Pursuit Team shoot and charge the last operable Venom, shaking it but not stunning it.


And in the return DE turn, the Venom moves flat out onto the objective to contest.




We roll, and get a seventh turn, but massed fire from the Arbites army isn't enough to destroy the Venom and Arbites lose the chance to make it a draw. Victory to the Dark Eldar!

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Absolutely excellent.

Those green slime rivers are from the S6 engineering range? Work well? Nice product?

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USA

Excellent report as always guys. Both armies are looking awesome, and the board is very cool as well. I think the arbites will get them next time.

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Great rep
The board looks awesome and its really nice to see a report with two (almost) fully painted armies. Congrats to Panic on the win

   
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Great rep, and the board looks awesome. The basing of both armies is nice as well. Both the tiled bases and the transparant ones really add to the armies.

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Great battle report its nice to see near enough two painted armies and a lovely board setup.

   
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Wow these armies are very nicely done as well as the board. Looking forward to seeing more units and future battle reports.

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Great report I like the arbites army I have never seen someone make an arbites list before.

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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

Thanks everyone. It's been AGES since we did one of these - I quite enjoyed it...

Mr. S Baldrick wrote:Excellent report as always guys. Both armies are looking awesome, and the board is very cool as well. I think the arbites will get them next time.


EXACTLY. Because next time I'll have more tanks...

Ratius wrote:Absolutely excellent. Those green slime rivers are from the S6 engineering range? Work well? Nice product?


Yes, they are. They're Panics. He photoshopped the undersides. He has a blog of how he made them here - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/316894.page

   
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Good batrep. I enjoyed it, and the table looks fun.

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HATE Club, East London

Nice one guys.

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Great report. Love the rhinos. What are they converted out of?

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HATE Club, East London

theman99808 wrote:Great report. Love the rhinos. What are they converted out of?


They're mostly the Forge World Repressor kit - http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Witch_Hunters/REPRESSOR-COMPLETE-KIT.html

There's very few conversions other than that, though since this report, I've started doing much more to them - see the blog at - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/346076.page


   
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Twisted Trueborn with Blaster





Loved the rep/ Really like the clear base theme on the DE.


 
   
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Awesome batrep, the only improvement I could ask for is a post-game reflection from the generals.

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Off the shoulder of Orion

Great stuff as always guys - good looking armies and terrain always makes for excellent batreps

How do you get those overhead shots? A ladder? They always so well aligned and focused

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HATE Club, East London

Warboss Gutrip wrote:Awesome batrep, the only improvement I could ask for is a post-game reflection from the generals.


Thanks - we should really start including this. It usually happens in the following posts, but Panic hasn't weighed in yet...

Gordy2000 wrote:How do you get those overhead shots? A ladder? They always so well aligned and focused


Standing on a tall stool and holding the camera flat against the ceiling as far as I remember. However, we usually run the overhead ones through a Photoshop corner pin so they end up completely flat... (Looking at them again, I think we skipped that step this time!!)

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London UK

ArbitorIan wrote:
Warboss Gutrip wrote:Awesome batrep, the only improvement I could ask for is a post-game reflection from the generals.


Thanks - we should really start including this. It usually happens in the following posts, but Panic hasn't weighed in yet...
I was disappointed that I had an entire week to get 5 mini's ready but didn't get a single one done. I hate playing with unpainted troops...
regardless of this and despite having a hellish hangover I enjoyed the game!

I think the girls will preformed well and will do better once I start to work out how they are played.

This game was 1100pts so in a normal game I will have 400pt more to spend.
The trueborn did real good in this game at controlling the enemy armour, but the A/V of the Arbite vehicles is fairly light.
While I can see I didn't have enough anti-armour; I noted that I also need bigger squads of hellions to suck up damage better till they get pain tokens/and/or find combats to hide in.
so those 400pts arn't going to go very far.. maybe one squad of scourges with blasters and a few more hellions.


ArbitorIan wrote:
Gordy2000 wrote:How do you get those overhead shots? A ladder? They always so well aligned and focused


Standing on a tall stool and holding the camera flat against the ceiling as far as I remember. However, we usually run the overhead ones through a Photoshop corner pin so they end up completely flat... (Looking at them again, I think we skipped that step this time!!)
the camera I use for the batreps is a richo gx100, it's a great al-rounder as recommended by people of the internets. The over head photos are usually stretched and transformed into a prefect 3:2 ratio rectangle. But sometimes if I'm lazy (like this batrep) I'll just rotate till square and crop till it's mostly in frame.

Panic...



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nice arbitrator models

Like how the DE army is based

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Nice batrep guys! Also, like Gutrip said, postgame reflection would be good

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where am I? *looks around* Well i'm...errr...I...I...don't know!

Wonderfully close report, its games like that that are really enjoyable. Love your armie.
Panic, was your Pimp-sorcerer entry the haemoneculous?
Enjoyed this guys. cheers.




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London UK

yeah,
That she was, since my actual counts as is another incomplete thing on the to do list!

Panic...

   
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Madison, WI

Wonderful report ArbitorIan. Really good read. What a fun battle... and those armies look choice!!

   
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I was rooting for Arbites every step of the way. Great batrep. Great Pics!

 
   
 
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