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Made in nz
Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!






Auckland, New Zealand

Welcome to game 17 in our ongoing campaign. This battle, the Sisters of Battle enter the war.

Previous games in this campaign can be found here (photos now working!! well, for this campaign at least) http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Gordy2000%27s_Battle_Reports

Following the near-assassination of the High Ecclesiarch by Renegade forces, the Adeptus Ministorum has vowed to seek out the heretics responsible and purge them with extreme prejudice.

The Renegade Militia force, led by Captain Faruz, are returning to their lines following their attack on the abbey and the High Ecclesiarch. Little do they know, the forces of the faithful are already preparing their doom…

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Canoness Hespatia watched the grainy auspex signal resolve itself into a column of vehicles snaking their way down the rural trail. Here then, were those who had sought to lay low the most holy personage in all of the Triskelion system. Traitors and dogs, the lowest of the low.

Hespatia looked up from the sighting device, her face set in a scowl of the most ardent disapproval. The fact that these heretics still drew breath was an affront to the God Emperor – an affront she intended to address.

“All units stand by. Wait until the enemy column enters the kill box before engaging. Let none of these unclean curs escape our wrath”

A series on clinks on the com-link signalled the responses from her units positioned in ambush. The Canoness drew her sword and gave thanks to the Emperor for this opportunity to avenge the faithful who had fallen in the craven attack on the abbey. Now she would re-pay the perfidy of the renegade in blood…


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The Renegade Column heads for their lines




Cavalry act as outriders on the right flank


Sentinels guard the left


But hidden in the woods, the retribution of the faithful watches on…




Seraphim prepare to assault


Retributors target the enemy


The ambush is set


Attack! Storm Bolters slash out at the Sentinels



On the right, the Seraphim assault the Renegade Cavalry


A second Seraphim squad and a Penitent Engine head for the vehicles


The column reacts to the ambush


Enemy contact! Return fire!



The Retributors target the land Crawler transport


With devastating results


Bail out!


The Cavalry, who have proved so deadly in recent battles, feel the wrath of the Seraphim


Renegade Infantry deploy against the second seraphim Squad and penitent Engine




The second Renegade squad heads towards the beleaguered cavalry


While the Sentinels engage the Sister’s Rhinos


The Cavalry Commander finds himself surrounded and alone.


Renegades find themselves looking down the wrong end of a lot of bolters


Gun them down!


Things look sticky for the Renegades on the right



The Penitent engine lines up the Chimera


While the Sisters squad exterminates the Renegade infantry before them


The second renegade squad from the wrecked Land Crawler fare only marginally better against the Seraphim


Canoness Herpatia and her Command Squad deploy against renegade armour on the left flank


The Penitent engine makes short work of the Chimera


As the Seraphim finish the last renegades on the right



The Renegade Cavalry Officer finally falls to the Seraphim


Captain Faruz watches his force fall apart from his Salamander carrier


Two squads on renegade Infantry deploy from transports on the right, determined to wipe out the sister’s command and salvage the battle


The sentinels take out a Rhino


Now it’s the Sisters turn to get tipped out of their ride


The Renegade right flank has been completely destroyed as the Sisters push on


The state of play


The Seraphim who wiped out the Cavalry move in behind the newly deployed Renegades


As canoness Hespatia charges the second squad


For the Emperor!


The disembarked sister squad looks for targets


Hespatia and co. storm through the heretics


Vengeance!


The Seraphim fire bolt pistols and flamers into the backs of the second Renegade squad


The battle squad add their firepower


The result is a massacre. The Renegade infantry is wiped out


The Sister units turn their attention to the transports


And the last Land Crawler is knocked out


Captain Faruz realises his force has been comprehensively defeated and orders all remaining Renegade forces to retreat


Faruz and the Sentinels escape the rampaging sisters and withdraw into the woods



Imperial victory!

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Wow, those Sisters certainly pack a punch. Bolter fire just chops up basic infantry, whilst the penitent Engines, having under-performed this campaign, hit like a dump truck when they charge. The Retributors with Heavy Bolters had no trouble destroying light armour.

Meanwhile, Hespatia and co easily destroyed twice their number of renegade infantry without breaking a sweat. The Renegade side never really got going and some poor decision making (by me) saw them waste their firepower with little gain.

Good game though and nice to have the Sisters enter the fray.

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Captain Faruz held on grimly to the side of the bucking transport as it sped through the forest track. His force lay burning a few kilometres behind him, having fallen to the surprise attack from the accursed witches of the Imperium.

His escape was another sign of favour from his dark Gods. Surely, he must be marked for greatness – what other explanation could there be?

A cruel smile spread under his rebreather mask. The worshippers of the Corpse-Emperor might celebrate their victory today, but great powers were already at work and soon their dark designs would bear bitter fruit…


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Next game – The Ritual. The Inquisition investigate disturbing reports from the hinterlands. But what they discover is far worse than even they would have believed…

My Collected Narrative Photo Battle Reports

http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Gordy2000%27s_Battle_Reports

Thanks to Thor 665 for putting together the article
 
   
Made in au
Sister Vastly Superior





Superb. Love the photoshop flamey stuff, really brings life to the scenes.
Ever considered doing a stop-animation of a battle?
   
Made in fr
Regular Dakkanaut






Oh yes, some of the best reports on this site. Always a pleasure to read

Also, brutal. Those Sisters really mopped the place up.

Heavily converted tall scaled 30k / 40k loyalist Death Guard blog here, C&C welcome https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/717557.page 
   
Made in gb
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





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

I always get overly excited now when I see another of your reports go up. Such cool scenarios and well produced reports




MAY YER BOLTER NAE FALTER!!!! 
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






UK

Brilliant work as always, and lots of inspirational P&M ideas. Love the Photoshop effects too!

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

www.skinflintgames.co.uk 
   
Made in no
Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Another fantastic report. It really played out like a proper ambush, those renegades were left stumbling around, not able to form a proper defense before they were eviscerated (some literally).

The boss making it away makes for a nice story arc as well.

Are you playing 8th edition rules now?

   
Made in nz
Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!






Auckland, New Zealand

Thanks for the comments guys.

Illumini, still on 7th with these older battles - but we are catching up! 8th Ed reports aren’t too far away.

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My Collected Narrative Photo Battle Reports

http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Gordy2000%27s_Battle_Reports

Thanks to Thor 665 for putting together the article
 
   
 
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