The Bob and I have been trying to arrange a game all summer and finally the stars aligned to make it happen. We are both easing into Warhammer 40K 8th Ed but not at a place where either of us feel like giving it a go yet. So, we chose Kill Team. This pleased me as it finally gave me the opportunity to play with my Celestial Lions Kill Team that I had spent so much time on.
We rolled up the mission, but disliked what we rolled and we instead decided to try out Supply Drop. Our wonderful game store, HobbyTown in Johnson City , recently expanded out their play area and we now have 4 tables permanently (-ish) set up there and awaiting use. We decided to give the lava board a try. We set it up to look a bit like a recently abandoned military installation.
|How much do lava vents bring down property by?|
|Another secret meeting.|
|"Don't eat the yellow snow guys..."|
|Celestial Lions Deployment.|
My Specialists were the Missile Launcher with Sharpshooter (which ignores cover), Grav Gun guy with Relentless, and Scope Bolter guy with Move Through Cover.
|Dark Angels deployment.|
|"This is the brew we are looking for!"|
Turn 2, all but one of my outflankers arrive. This would turn out to be an exciting round of the game.
|"Hey, THAT is our brew!"|
|"No one will take this bunker from me!"|
On the other side of the battlefield the Dark Angels would manage to kill the Lion on top of the big bunker, while the last Ravenwing would move in for an attack run on my leader.
|Ravenwing spots his next target...|
|Lion Sgt vapes the biker!|
|Locked in combat!|
Now Broken, the Dark Angels had to make break tests. The lone Dark Angel holding the bunker must have been upset that the Celestial Lions passed him by because he just up and left!
Meanwhile the other Dark Angel dove into the frey to assist the Missile Launcher guy.
|Two on one!|
|If only they were 3's...|
|Starr of Turn 6.|
|Bottom of Turn 6.|
|"It's not an execution, more like a merciful release."|
And with that fatal shot, the Dark Angels claim the Objective and Break my Kill Team!
Our VPs tallied out as follows;
Celestial Lions: First Blood, Slay the Leader, Linebreaker and Break Enemy for a total of 4 VPs.
Dark Angels: Slay the Leader, Break Enemy and The Objective for a total of 5 VPs.
|End of Turn 7.|
My MVP was probably my leader, the Sergeant, for his amazing Overwatch kills on those Ravenwing bikers.
I think Bob's MVP was his Missile Launcher guy. That guy absorbed a lot of firepower! Most of my (albeit stray or dud) missle shots were directed at him, and other marines also shot at him. Then of course my Sgt failed to kill him in two close combat phases. He was definitely a survivor in this fun any-way-it-could-go, game. Thanks again Bob!