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Longtime Dakkanaut

London UK

This is my first game in ArbitorIan's NOVA CRUX CAMPAIGN.
Eldar Raids are becoming more common in the Lewisainne Subsector.

Read the Campaign Story here -> ++NOVA CRUX CAMPAIGN ++ Part 1++

-+++------------------------------------- Titan Princeps -----------------------------------------+++-
-+++------------------------------------- UltraMarines --------------------------------------------+++-

Captain Power Sword

Venerable DreadNought

+Fast Attack+
JumpPack AssaultMarines

Tactical Marines with Rhino
Tactical Marines



-+++------------------------------------- Panic's --------------------------------------------------+++-
-+++--------------------------------------- Eldar ---------------------------------------------------+++-

Farseer (MindWar)

StrikingScorpions with StarCannon WaveSerpent




-+++------------------------------ Battle Mission: PreEmptive Strike ------------------------------+++-
Adjusted KillPoints mission : Eldar are trying to kill the Local Commander
UltraMarine units are worth ++ HQ: 3 KP ++ Troops 1KP ++ all other 2KP ++
Eldar units are worth 2KP ++

-+++---------------------------------------- Deployment --------------------------------------------+++-

-+++--------------------------------------- --- Turn 1 --- -------------------------------------------+++-
Eldar Pathfinders open fire scoring several AP1 hits on the UltraMarines Captain & CMD group but the UltraMarines are dug in and make their cover saves.
Marines return fire killing 1 JetBike forcing the remaining pair of bikes to flee.

-+++--------------------------------------- End of Turn 1 -------------------------------------------+++-
-+++-----------------KillPoints +++ UltraMarines - 0KP +++ Eldar - 0KP ---------------------+++-

-+++--------------------------------------- --- Turn 2 --- -------------------------------------------+++-
The Eldar JetBikes regroup and the Wave Serpent moves FlatOut sweeping deep into the UltraMarine side of the board.

SM rhino heads for the PathFinders, the Marines disembark and rapid fire killing 2.
The CMD squad fire at the JEtBikes wiping them out +2KP
Vindicator Hits the WAveSerpent and rips off the StarCannons.
DreadNought also stuns the WaveSerpent Crew.

-+++--------------------------------------- End of Turn 2-------------------------------------------+++-
-+++------------------KillPoints +++ UltraMarines - 2KP+ Eldar - 0KP ------------------------+++-

-+++---------------------------------- --- Turn 3 --- -------------------------------------------+++-
WarpSpiders Arrive. They open fire on the UM Captains Squad killing three basic Tactical Marines.
In the assault phase they warp jump back into a spread out formation
(QQ: Can WarpSpiders use their jump packs in the same turn as the DeepStrike??)
Pathfinders decide to move back through the woods and avoid the UltraMarines...

The remaining UM CMD group are enraged at the death of their brothers, they quickly close with the WarpSpiders and in combat and them all. +2KP
The Tactical Squad near the pathfinders give chase

-+++--------------------------------------- End of Turn 3 -------------------------------------------+++-
-+++---------------KillPoints +++ UltraMarines - 4KP +++ Eldar - 0KP -----------------------+++-

-+++-------------------------------- Turn 4 till end of game ----------------------------------------+++-
The TacticalMarines at the Woods kill two of the PathFinders, the remaining ranger flees the board. +2KP

The WaveSerpent sweeps across the board next to the UltraMarine Captain.
The Captains bodyGuard bundle him into the Rhino, while his support units bring down the AntiGravTank. +2KP
The Eldar pull themselves free from the WaveSerpent wreck and desperately assault the rhino but can't open it up.
The Venerable Dread and assault marine neutralise the remaining StrikingScorpion threat. +2KP

-+++--------------------------------------- End of Game -------------------------------------------+++-
-+++---------------KillPoints +++ UltraMarines - 10KP +++ Eldar - 0KP ----------------------+++-

Eldar were Tabled!
When ArbitorIan decided the Campaign would be Eldar vs Imperials, I groaned, my Eldar have always been poor in 5th Ed.
But I'm looking at this as a challenge, I plan to upgrade the army and get some new units, I hope I can turn them around during this Campaign.
This was my first game with TitanPrinceps, he was a great opponent and it was a good game.
I need more pts!!!


This message was edited 4 times. Last update was at 2010/05/24 15:38:02

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Agile Revenant Titan

Fayetteville NC

Great looking report. I've had similar difficulties with my Eldar in 5th, but it is fun challenge to get them to work.

Terrain looks top knotch. However, how did you all get all that flock onto the battle board?!!?!?!? Looks great, but that must have been a real challenge.

Have I really been playing 40K for nearly 30 years? 
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge

HATE Club, East London

Great game - first blood to Marines in the new campaign. Let's hope for lots more reports over the next couple of weeks...

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Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions

Ashburnham, Massachusetts

Nice mix of bird's eye & close-ups photos. Great terrain.

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Off the shoulder of Orion

Wonderful terrain and models with good photography.

I look forward to the rest of the campaign!

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Thanks to Thor 665 for putting together the article
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Longtime Dakkanaut

London UK

thanx guys, It felt good playing on this board again, it's been in storage for over a year.

Sarigar wrote:Great looking report. I've had similar difficulties with my Eldar in 5th, but it is fun challenge to get them to work...
I plan on spending this summer sorting out these guys, I think I need DireAvengers in the troops choices supported by some Harliquins.
Sarigar wrote:...How did you all get all that flock onto the battle board?!!?!?!? Looks great, but that must have been a real challenge.
I have a bunch of Terrain Articles one of them is how I flocked this board.


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Renegade Inquisitor de Marche

Elephant Graveyard

Where did the assault squad come from it's not in the list up top?

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Longtime Dakkanaut

London UK

purplefood wrote:Where did the assault squad come from it's not in the list up top?
Good Catch- I forgot about them as they didn't turn up till turn 4 - Fixed now.


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purplefood wrote:Where did the assault squad come from it's not in the list up top?

Exactly my thoughts! I was like "Bwhaaaat?" when the assault marines joined in.

Besides that, from the beginning (after reading the opposing lists) it was clearly an uphill battle for that valiant Eldar scouting party. A Vindie and a Dread? Ouch. Good luck in the rest of your campaign endeavours, Panic! And let us know how the whole campaign fairs.

Renegade Guardsmen 
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Longtime Dakkanaut

London UK

I've added a link to the ArbitorIans Campaign Story Part1 at the top of the BatRep...

I'm looking forward to playing lots of games in this campaign. A few more dakkites local to us are joining in!

I've just moved house and have a dedicated Warhammer room ... Plus ArbotorIan has been busy terrain building and Titanprinceps is putting his table together, so there will be no excuses for us not getting games in! I think the plan is to BatRep some games and do smaller reports on others...


This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2010/05/24 15:43:34

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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon

Anoka County, MN

Eldar vs. Ultramarines, don't know who to root for, so much blue...

Great terrain and wonderful pics.

"Marines return fire killing 1 JetBike forcing the remaining pair of bikes to flee" made me laugh.

Fighting crime in a future time! 
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Tyrant of Badab

HATE Club, East London

Hopefully I can get my Eldar into the fight on Thursday against Ian...

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
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Water-Caste Negotiator

Lafayette, IN, USA

I saw that your Jetbikes had to flee on the first turn... and somehow knew it was automatically going down the hole from there.

I actually have a full body tattoo, but it's of an invisibility cloak, so you can't see it.

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Deadly Tomb Guard

London, England

Wow, thats alot of blue!

Nice report. look forward to seeing more from this Campaign


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hehe can tell that is an older style Eldar list

Slap a different heavy on the serpent (If you don't have you can find the bits around sites)

Never never run 3 man jetbikes, they will never preform for you. At a min take 3 GJB and an Embolden lock with Spear.

Beautiful board and fantastic photography!

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Interesting little report, guys. Thanks for posting. I echo the sentiments of others; great board, great photography. It's so much more rewarding playing with fully-painted, fully prepped forces and terrain, eh?

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