Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Megabattle IG vs Tyranids
The Imperial Guards against Tyranids.
The game was played on three separate gaming table. One table represented the major battle, one table representing under grown and one table representing a moon above the table.
If the Tyranids could pass through the defending Death Korps defending the under grown system they would be free to enter the major gaming table.
The forest moon (of Endor...) had a large radio mast relaying communications and coordinates to an imperial battleship that was thus able to rain orbital bombardment on the main battlefield.
The moonbase would be held by my Imperial force of Death Korps troopers and I was ordered to hold the building for atleast three turns as this was the amount of turns the ammunition for the bombardment would last.
If the imperial forces on the moon was wiped out the Tyranids would then be able to transport their remaining forces via drop pods to the main battle fields.
We had in advance sent in our maximum army list to the organiser and the troops where then given out to different commanders. This would mean that some of your troops where given to another commander but you could be given another instead.
This meant that all the digging monsters would be attacking the under grown complex and all the sneaky Tyranids would be attacking my forest installation and so forth.
So keep an eye out for anything Death Korps in brown and black to get a spot of some of my models.
Johan commanding the Aircav was also given command of all our joint aircrafts.
This does not look good for me.
With twelve hits resulting in 3 dead Genestealers Im still not to optimistic at my chances.
Genestealers are some nasty brutes, even with my one use lances on the charge they are hitting me first.
No matter, I wiped two of his units.
When you are shooting at that sneaky bastard your are only allowed to shot snapfire and that means only hitting on 6s, then he got a cover save of 2+.
I just couldn't kill it.
I just gangbanged that foul creature with everything I had at that quarter of the battlefield. He did kill of some guardsmen but I can always get new ones.
What my opponent didn´t know was that my secondary objective was to kill that monster.
It was a blast and we even managed to finish the whole game in one day.
Thanks to everyone involved.
Now you all know why its been relatively quiet on this blog, as I have been gearing up for this Megabattle. But with this out of the way the plan was to switch over to historical again.