|The Space Wolves and Lions of Harlech prep for battle. This is a combined 3k in points.|
|The Grey Knights, right after their Psychic Friends Hot line call-center shift ended... "Time for real work boys..."|
|The Imperial Guard, unwrapping their flyer spam to add to the Grey Knight cheese! ;)|
|The battle field. Note the dilapidated bastion at the edge of the shelled city.|
|Space Wolves and Lions deploy. Note my Lone Wolf way over by himself in the Lion's side of the table.|
|Close up and field view of Space Wolf deployment. The RT era Land Speeder hamming for the camera|
Turn one- The Wolves and Lions Drop Pod into the Grey Knight's DZ and start messing things up. The Lions deploy a dreadnought and it takes out a basilisk (First Blood!). Sven and his four Wolf Guard quickly discover that they showed up a bit under equipped to charge the GK terminators, so they focus on the chimera but fail to destroy it.
|Drop pod assault! Turn 1: Lion and Wolf pods line-break the GK & IG deployment zone!|
|Sven and Wolf Guard attack that Chimera, and fail....heads down, incoming!!!!|
|Combined wolf and lion attacks bring down the bastion!|
Lots of retaliatory shooting from the Grey Knights and Imperial Guard! The wipe out my Fenrisian Wolves (surprise!) and wound my Rune Priest.
|Well, that hurt!|
Also, the Grey Knights brought the pain the my Wolf Guard! One single Wolf Guard survived (sounds impressive but there were on four to start with, so...) and Sven, who break, and knowing no fear would advance on the surviving command squad in the crater.
|Fight for the crater! Sven and his Wolf Guard attempt to get a Slay the Warlord VP!|
|...my favorite pic from this game, right before the Dreadknight dove into the fray!|
The Dreadnought said as this picture was being shot "Watch me make this Grey Hunter squad disappear..."
|Bird's eye view of mid game carnage.|
In fairness, those damned purifiers or whatever they are called just would NOT DIE!!! I shot so many things at that unit, and by game's end I think half the squad was left. Anyway, that last GH squad and that unit would be trading bullets for the rest of the game. By this point you can also see that the IG flyers had arrived, one went over to harass my Long Fangs (probably their worst performance in many games I think) and unload a Vet. Squad into the ruins where the Lions where holding onto the relic. On Kushial's flank he as storming the field pretty hard, but he did lose a Landraider (I want to say it was to a basilisk hit?).
|Lions and Wolves hunt down the rest of the Grey Knights...|
The Relic is lost....
|The last stand of the relic holder...looks like a firing squad doesn't it?|
|The Lone Wolf finally sees some action in this game!|
|Die tank, die!!|
|Another squad get The Relic, and is shot to death!|
The purifiers or whatever those guys were shoot the Lions to death, along with a barrage of fire from the two IG flyers. My surviving Long Fangs failed to bring either of those damned things down! But they refused to leave their post either.
Game ends, and no one has The Relic!
|End game, no one has the Relic!|
|GH & IG Deployment zone at game's end.|
Awesome game... oddly enough, I don't recall the VP score. I believe Kushial and I won by a point. I think we killed both Warlords, I had mine still alive (though with a wound), I think Kushial's might have lived, and we both had Line Breaker and my Lone Wolf awarded them a point by not dying. We got first blood as well. Truth me known, it doesn't matter, we all wanted that Relic and we had a lot of fun failing to get it! LOL
Fun game, we all had a total blast! It was challenging for all of us, but that made it fun for all too.