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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

MOAR REPORTS! Sorry for the leave of absence - we've been right busy this year, and haven't done one of these for a while, but here we are, back with TWO battle reports. One with Panic's new Dark Eldar army, and one with my repainted Slaanesh CSM army. Our out-of-practice ways meant that we forgot a fair few of the rules (most significantly Power from Pain!!) but anyway....here goes!

(The rematch - SECOND OF TWO - can be found at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/433766.page#3982533)


PaniC's Hellion Skygirls (1500pts)



* Baroness Sathonyx
* Haemonculus (Agoniser, Webway Portal)
* 9 Hellions (Helliarch w/ Agoniser)
* 8 Hellions (Helliarch w/ Agoniser, Phantasm Grenade Launcher)
* 8 Hellions (Helliarch w/ Agoniser, Phantasm Grenade Launcher)
* 4 Kabalite Trueborn (3 Blasters, Dracon w/ Agoniser) in a Venom (Nightshield, 2 Splinter Cannon)
* 5 Kabalite Trueborn (3 Blasters, Dracon w/ Agoniser) in a Venom (Nightshield, 2 Splinter Cannon)
* 5 Kabalite Trueborn (3 Blasters, Dracon w/ Agoniser) in a Venom (Nightshield, 2 Splinter Cannon)
* 6 Scourges (2 Blasters, Solarite)


ArbitorIan's Slaaneshi CSM (1500pts)




* Daemon Prince (MoS, Lash of Submission)
* 6 Terminators (1 Champion, 5 Combi-Plasma, 1 Reaper, 1 Chainfist, 1 Powerfist, 4 Power Weapon)
* 6 Possessed
* Dreadnought (Plasma Cannon)
* Noise Marines (5 Sonic Blaster, Champion w/Doom Siren)
* Noise Marines (5 Sonic Blaster, Champion w/Doom Siren & Powerfist)
* Noise Marines (5 Sonic Blaster, Blastmaster)
* Predator (Lascannon Sponsons, TL Lascannon)
* Predator (Heavy Bolter Sponsons, Autocannon)


DEPLOYMENT

We were playing Annihilation with Table Quarters and Panic won the roll to pick. He chose to go first, and deployed all three Venoms on the board, in cover, ready to pop out in turn one and drop the Warp Gate. I deployed as far away as possible, holding two units of Noise Marines and the Terminators in reserve, since it was almost certain that the whole battle would be fought in my quarter of the board.






TURN 1

The Dark Eldar swoop forward, two of the Venoms going Flat Out, and the one with the Haemonculus disembarking it's squad and dropping the Warp Gate. Unfortunate placing meant that the Warp Gate was in the dangerous canal, but the Hellions are generally swoopy enough to get through it.



Slaanesh play it cautious, pivoting the Predators and moving out a Dreadnought. The line then opens fire, the DakkaPred wrecking the closest Venom and forcing the squad to disembark, and the LasPred stunning the other full Venom. The Haemonculus and two of her squad are killed by the Blastmaster and Dreadnought.





TURN 2

The Dark Eldar start using their webgate, a squad of Hellions and the Scourges turning up and swooping towards the Chaos Marines. In the meatime, the depleted squad of Trueborn get back in a Venom and move towards the front line, and the Trueborn squad in the stunned Venom disembark and move forward.



Fire from the Scourges and disembarked Trueborn shakes the LasPred.



And the squad of Hellions zooms around the corner into the Possessed. They don't do too well, however, only killing one Possessed and losing three Hellions. The combat continues.




In the Chaos turn, one squad of Noise Marines and the Terminators walk on from the board edge, the Terminators heading for the Possessed combat while the Noise Marines line up to shoot the scourges. The Daemon Prince jumps over and lashes the Trueborn towards him, killing them all in the charge, and the Noise Marines take out the entire Scourge squad with massed Sonic Blaster and Doom Siren fire.



The forward Venom is picked off by the DakkaPred and casualties inflicted on both remaining Trueborn squads by the Noise Marines and the Dreadnought.



Both Trueborn squads then fail their break test and run towards their closest board edge - which in this case is the Warp Gate!



Finally, the Terminators charge into the Possessed/Hellion combat. Two more Possessed are killed, but all the Hellions are lost and the Terminators and Possessed consolidate.



TURN 3

In Dark Eldar turn three, the last two squads turn up, both gunning stright for the now-exposed Noise Marines and Daemon Prince on the table edge. Cunning multi-assaults mean that the Baron gets to attack and kill the Daemon Prince (already softened up by splinter fire), losing his 2++ field and a wound in the process. All but one of the Noise Marines are wiped out and while the Baron's squad converge on the remaining guy, the other squad consolidate into cover.



In the Chaos turn, the Dreadnought round the corner and blow up the last remaining Venom.



While a new squad of Noise Marines arrive and, together with Blastmaster fire, wipe out the Hellion squad in the cover.




TURN 4

The Baron and her squad are all that remains of the Dark Eldar, so they assault the newly-arrived Noise Marines, wiping them out, and consolidate into cover.



The entire Chaos line advances and fires at the remaining squad, wiping out half of them.



While the charging terminators deal with the rest. At the end of the combat, only two Terminators and one Helliarch remain standing.



TURN 5

The Helliarch's crazy drug-fuelled relexes mean she gets to kill both Terminators before they have a chance to strike, and she consolidates into cover.



But she can't survive massed fire from everything left that is pink, and the game ends in a tabling for Slaanesh.


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that slaneesh army is beautifully painted nice to see someone else use noise marines lol
   
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Nice Batt Rep. Great use of pix, it was like watching a movie What great terrain you got to use. very jealous. I also like the paint scheme on the DE. Very Joker-esque. Thanks for posting!

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very nice rep, easy to follow, excellent pics and fully (and well-) painted armies.

me happy

(also +1 for noise marines)
   
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Marines of any type are difficult for Dark Eldar to deal with. Perhaps some Grotesques would have been good, to confront powered armor with sheer brutality. Very nicely painted armies by the way.

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I think the world has ended - 2 fully painted armies and painted terrain?!?!

   
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SilverMK2 wrote:I think the world has ended - 2 fully painted armies and painted terrain?!?!


And no partially assembled miniatures proxying anything! It's almost too good to be true.

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Really nice batrep. Always get excited when I see you put something new up

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Great battle report, great (and boodiful) armies and laavely terrain. Really great job all-round guys, thanks.
Love the armies and the pictures were great quality, particularly the top-down ones. The amount of information provided (text) was spot-on too.
My only criticism is that the game was too predictable IMHO; I'd never (OK, rarely) give that DE list a chance in hell at winning tbh, but maybe that's just me. I think there are simply too few viable threats, but maybe this was made worse by a lack of PTP.

Again though, great report. Looking forward to the other one.

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With the new codex on the horizon, I am hoping that the writers do a great job with the Emperor's Children. After reading Fulgrim, the dementia they all fell to in the name of Slanessh was pretty sweet.
   
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Dispassionate Imperial Judge






HATE Club, East London

Thanks for all the comments on the terrain and armies - I should have a report on the rematch up tonight...

SilverMK2 wrote:I think the world has ended - 2 fully painted armies and painted terrain?!?!


Well - almost - there were stll a few models that needed finishing, but hey.

Brother Ramses wrote:With the new codex on the horizon, I am hoping that the writers do a great job with the Emperor's Children. After reading Fulgrim, the dementia they all fell to in the name of Slaanesh was pretty sweet.


Yeah, I'm holding back on the basis that I think quite a lot will change with the Legions. I still haven't removed my Sonic Blasters from the Terminators in the hope that they get reinstated in 6ed, and the Dreadnought is now magnetised to accept a potential Blastmaster.

Just Dave wrote:Great battle report, great (and boodiful) armies and laavely terrain. Really great job all-round guys, thanks.
Love the armies and the pictures were great quality, particularly the top-down ones. The amount of information provided (text) was spot-on too.
My only criticism is that the game was too predictable IMHO; I'd never (OK, rarely) give that DE list a chance in hell at winning tbh, but maybe that's just me. I think there are simply too few viable threats, but maybe this was made worse by a lack of PTP. Again though, great report. Looking forward to the other one.


Thanks Dave - I was actually quite scared going into this, since Panic decimated my Arbites with the Hellion DE a few months ago. I was surprised that the tables turned so quickly. While the Agonisers are pretty scary, they're only ever one weapon in a squad that, otherwise, has a hard time against Marine toughness and armour. But then, I've been using the CSM for ages and this was only Panic's second game with the army, so who knows which direction he will take.

   
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Whorelando, FL

Awesome Batrep. Great looking armies and terrain. My suggestion for the DE army is to equip the Scourges with Heat lances or haywire blasters. A basic blaster is more expensive and less effective on them than the other weapons.


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I also think that forgetting Power from Pain made a difference. I don't think the DE army would have been gunned down as quickly.


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What was the combat drug roll for all the Hellions?

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warpcrafter wrote:Marines of any type are difficult for Dark Eldar to deal with.



CaptKaruthors wrote:I also think that forgetting Power from Pain made a difference. I don't think the DE army would have been gunned down as quickly.

Amen to this - half the point of a Hellion army is using Pain Tokens to maximize their functionality.

Very nice batrep - I loved the paintjob on both armies, it was very striking. The terrain was really nice too, and even complimented the look of the armies - very nice read.

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HATE Club, East London

Thanks for the compliments, guys. The rematch is up now - at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/433766.page#3982533


   
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You lads' reports always make me like 40k again Great armies (both comp and execution), great coverage, great terrain

Before I head over to the second report (!), what did your possessed roll up? Asks the guy who has nine of them (with MoS!) yet has never run them

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Thor665 wrote:
warpcrafter wrote:Marines of any type are difficult for Dark Eldar to deal with.



I can't agree more here. Maybe wolves with lots of longfangs can be difficult but normal marines, BA, BT, and some GK builds DE shouldn't have a problem with.

It was a really nice batrep and I just love the painjobs and the terrain you gus play on! It makes me jealous to be honest.

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HATE Club, East London

Boss Salvage wrote:You lads' reports always make me like 40k again Great armies (both comp and execution), great coverage, great terrain

Before I head over to the second report (!), what did your possessed roll up? Asks the guy who has nine of them (with MoS!) yet has never run them


Aww - thanks

The Possessed got Furious Charge, though they never got to use it!

CaptKaruthors wrote:
What was the combat drug roll for all the Hellions?


They rolled Hypex - extra fast run moves...

   
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London UK

yeah,
Thanx for all the comments guys. much appreciated.

Panic...

   
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Great terrain (felt like I was actually in the kind of factory complex that would be in the 40K universe). I loved the birds-eye pictures, did a great job giving a big picture update on the battle with much more detail than a VASSAL image could ever give.

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