Next we selected a mission, and we decided to keep playing these in the order that the missions are presented in the Kill Team book. Being our third Kill Team mission against each other, we logically chose #3: Head Hunt. Both sides are tasked to eliminate the other side's leader. Back in December I played this scenario against Screech's nids but that proved to be a total debacle due to their Instinctive Behavior rolls. But he did manage to snuff out my leader! This game would be a bit more of a typical encounter without so much confusion and mass routes.
|Dark Eldar deployment, left flank.|
|Dark Eldar deployment, total quadrant.|
|Dark Angels deployment.|
He failed to Seize the Initiative so I went first. With exception to a few strategic moves, the Dark Eldar mostly stood their ground and fired their weapons. They killed 2 Marines in the first round of firing which I thought was a pretty good start.
|1st round shooting|
|Dark Angels 1st Round advance|
|Xenos meet The Unforgiven on Turn 2..|
|Kill Spree! Note that we decided to leave the dead for dramtic effect.|
As expected, on their Turn 2 the Dark Angels gunned down the Sybarite. The rest leaving their companion to continue to wrestle with the DE woman while they proceeded back to their task of headhunting.
Elsewhere the Dark Eldar and Dark Angels traded more fire with each other.
|The Hunt Continues|
Turn 3, I moved the leader to higher ground and deeper cover while I had moved 3 DE Warriors down to the lower level to intercept the Dark Angels. However their efforts were laughable as the vengeful Dark Angels stormed the cathedral. One Kabalite-warrior was melted in plasma fire while another was cut down by the fierce aggression of the Dark Angel Vet. Sgt. Leader himself!
|Turn 3, Dark Angels storm the ruins!|
|Attack from above.|
|A close quarters duel!|
|The Dark Angel leader is defeated, the DE leader consolidates.|
By this point, after much back and forth only one Dark Angel remained in the opposite ruins while the other half of the team had cleared the lower levels of the ruined cathedral of xenos scum.
|A duel that started on Turn 2 finally ends on Turn 5!|
With the Dark Eldar Lesder hiding on the top of the cathedral out of LOS of the Dark Angels on the ground, they turned their attention to the Kabalite-warriors who had left their positions in the other ruins and were now sneaking outside of the ruined cathedral. They opened up on the silhouettes and shadows of the xenos killing one of them.
|Reaping through the windows!|
It didn't matter though, as another Dark Angel had made his way up there and shot her, fullfilling his mission objective and getting revenge for his Veteran Sergeant.
In the pic below, you can see way down below in the opposite ruins a lone Dark Eldar Warrior breaking through the enemy lines.
|The Dark Eldar leader falls!|
It was a very good game! But we didn't realize just how tight things actually were until we tallied our VPs.
Dark Eldar VPs
First Blood 1
Missile Launcher (Specialist) 1
Break Enemy 1
= 7 VPs
Sybarite (Specialist) 1
Shredder (Specialist) 1
Break Enemy 1
= 7 VPs
-A true tie!
Thanks again Bob, looking forward to more Kill Team games soon!