This is the After Action Report of Chapter 2, Game 2 in our The Reconquest of the Sertoria Comitius campaign.
My friend Johan and I decided that it was really about time to get another game in on our 40k campaign.
For this story we decided on something special.
I was to start the game with a immobilised Chimera at half wounds (we had decided that the chimera would be immobilised for the entire game) but for an reduced price, of just 40% of a fully working Chimera.
We would play a 300pts game with thematic armies and the objective for the game was to take out or save the Death Korps Marshal.
The idea was that the Aeldari forces located a stranded Marshal and would try to take him out to dent the command structure of the Imperials.
For a overview of the story so far look here:
For all the blogpost from this campaign click here:
Chapter 2 Game 2, Salvage opperation at Hippo Diarrhytus
Marshal .813 was travelling the ruined suburbs of Hippo Diarrhytus just at the edges of the city of Portus Lemanis when his Storm Chimera was hit by some kind of explosion.
If this was some kind of booby-trap, some other kind of road mine or up until now undetonated bomb was to early to tell without and more precise examination.
Nothing Marshal .813 had time to at the moment.
No enemy movement or further activity was spotted and a small unit of combat engineers conducting anti mine operations as a small unit of grenadiers patrolled the parameters.
All this so Marshal .813 could surveil the salvage operation of his Storm Chimera by an Atlas recovery vehicle.
Aeldari forces arrives at the perimeters.
We decided that they would have to randomise entry and was not allowed to charge on the first turn.
Marshal .813 had survived totally unharmed... Seen riding out of the combat zone on his new ride... The mighty long armed force of the Imperium...
His grenadiers had paid the price with their lives to keep the Marshal unscratched.
All in the cold blooded quick calculations made by Marshal .813 at the start of this enemy contact.
A really big thanks to my friend Johan for yet again excellent and really really fun game in our campaign.
More pictures of the Atlas can be found here: