Sunday, 17 November 2019

Battle under the city of Paimanah, Parvana Mahrukh System. Horus Heresy campaing game 6


This will be the sixth episode of our campaign of Parvana Mahrukh, set in the world of Horus Heresy, 30k
http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.com/search/label/Campaign%20-%20Parvana%20Mahrukh


In our previous battle (http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.com/2019/04/khurshid-area-of-city-of-paimanah.html) we followed the actions of the East Fringe Trading Company's actions of attacking the Expeditional Protection Force and its roadblock and tollbooths in city of Paimanah located in the Khurshid area.

What we will see here is the action taken place at roughly the same time but under the ground.

As the Eastern Fringe Trading Company planed the attack on certain areas in the city an underground attack aimed at capturing the wares, supplies and valuables collected by the Expeditional Protecting Force in their main job of keeping the local warlords separated and balanced.
This stacks of supplies is worth a lot of wealth and the owners of the Eastern Fringe Trading Company, the House of Naryshkin wants to get a hold of this...


So Håkan and I decided to play a game of Zone Mortalis. We decided on a 800pts strong force and gave the militia an ´half cost on provenances´on the Force Commander handicap (but not on upgrades on regular units) to compensate the way provenances are costed in lower point games.
And we allowed the militia to instead of maximum 15 to get to a maximum of 20, because lets face it... 15 Astartes is not the same as 15 militia...


The Militia Gredadiers in power armour and bolt guns have deployed and the East Fringe Trading company have deployed a large Castelax to flank them...



Close up picture of the Castelax in the bad lightning of the Zone Mortalis.

The Grenadiers storms forth and blast away at the Castelax with bolters and plasma.

In its turn the Castelax opened up with its guns and charged in, the combined effort of the defensive fire and later the combat knives of the grenadiers took wounds of the robotic beast. And it was in the end taken out by the power fist of Force Commander Stein. 

My Legate Commander had rushed in as an attempt to save my Castelax but he was stopped in his track by the grenadiers and Force Commander Stein...

With my force spread out my Legate Commander have no units to support him in this fight...

Force Commander Stein totally crushes my Legate Commander with his power fist...

Solar Auxilia reinforcements starts to arrive.

Half lassrifle squad ranks up and gets ready to shoot....

Force Commander Stein and his grenadiers are now surrounded from three sides...

Shot at from all sides the moral of Force Commander Stein and his grenadiers fail and they flee away.


They continue in their flight... (another failed moral save)


The axe Veletaris prepare to chase after the enemy commander...

A half squad of lassriflemen set up a small firing line in the corridors to catch some militias.

The target of the lassriflemen.




The axemen charges in as my unit of servo-automatas lead by engineseers arrives...



Lassfire in the halfblocket corridor.

The Reinforcements of the Expeditional Protection Force starts to arrive... More grenadiers with bolters that climbs an container to get a nice field of fire and some kind of battle droids (ogryns with heavy bolters) moves in...

My servo-automatas
Enemy battle droids...


All of the enemies bodyguards are cut down...

And in the end even the mighty Force Commander Stein fell to the might of power axes...

In my turn the Veletaris threw their shroudbombs grenade but it scattered onto the grenadiers and in a flash of light they are blinded. I had tried to use the walls of the Zone Mortalis to my advantage and protection from any incoming defensive fire. The combat droids failed the initiative check and the defensive fire was less then successfully..

My servo-automatas engage the blinded grenadiers in a firefight.



The combat droids morale fail and they tries to fall back from being hacked in the forehead with large axes...

They are not quick enough and get hacked in the back with my power axes instead...

Enemy sentinels blocks the hallway...
Its time to charge in with krak grenades...

But it is not enough to break through the enemy lines and my opponents holds more objectives and a roll to see if the game continues for more turns fails me and the game ended.
This means that my opponent came out on top.

What this means is that most of the supplies gathered up by the Expeditional Protection Force are kept by them.
The Eastern Fringe Trading company had fail in their goal to capture the valuables.


For this battle I had painted a new Legate Commander and a Castelax... Both of the suffered horrific by the "new model syndrome" and was the first two models to die in this game... Better picture of them can be found here: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.com/2019/11/solar-auxilia-legate-commander-and.html



Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Crusade, Lion Rampant AAR


My friend Håkan and I dusted of our Crusader project for another game of Lion Rampant... Man Have I missed this game.

We rolled a scenario and it was decided that the Westerners from the County of Tripoli would defend a sacred tomb from a saint.
The forces from the Ayyubid Egyptians was our for an raid and why not topple an old statue when in the neighborhood...


My Ayyubids led by Kareem Sabbagh compromised of mounted Sergeants with bows representing the regular Ayyubid cavalry, some Turkoman horse archers, a small unit of Turkic archers (bidowers) and a unit of Azerbajani swordsmen (Fierce foot).

The troops under the command of Theophile Beacall was compromised a couple of units of "lighter cavalry", Mounted Sergeants, Foot Seargeants and some Crossbowmen.


The defenders of the saints grave.

Troops from the County of Tripoli ready to engage the enemy.

The raiding force from the Ayyubid Egyptians...






The Turkoman horse archers moves through the mountain pass.



Mounten Sergeants in all their glory...

Arrows starts to fly as the mountain sergeants closes in...

After a intense fight, he last mounted sergeant from his unit dueling a lone Turkoman....

And both combatants have had enough and redrews from combat...

The Azerbajjani goes crazy and charges out of the forest...

Theophile Beacall are seen here closest on the picture.

Theophile Beacall pulls back, ready for counter assault...

And charges the Turkomans...

Meanwhile after the initial loosening of arrows the Ayyubids charges in...


Theophile Beacall cleans house...


My lone Turkoman tries to outflank the Tripolitanians and engage the statue from behind...

The Ayyubid cavalry under the command of Kareem Sabbagh loosen a hail of arrows against the crossbowmen.

And the crossbowmen shatters completely...


And a hole in the crusaders line has been opened... Enough for Kareem Sabbagh and his men to ride through...

And the statue of the saint is toppled...


Inshalla... The Ayyubids raiding force under the command of Kareem Sabbagh are victorious...

Theophile Beacall are occupied slaughtering saracens on the flank at the moment...



That was a really really fun and simple game. I had forgotten how good and easy this game really is.