|"Oy, take me to ya leada!"|
Welcome to another tale of woe and carnage from the 40k warzone. This time we played another 4-way Kill Team game set upon the same table as our previous Kill Team game but with the scenery rearranged. However I opted this time to bring my Dark Eldar Kabalite Warriors for some poison elf fun.
|Dark Eldar class photo.|
|Da Ork gatha.|
In this game we are fighting for three objectives in the middle of the field, and it is dark the whole game. The darkness rule is a great benefit for me right off the bat as Dark Eldar have Nightvision and ignore the effects of it. After all the set up dice and been rolled, and initiatives stolen, etc. it would be Bob going first, then Space Marines, Orks and finally Dark Eldar.
|The Eldar advance.|
|Beastmaster and Ambull take the Macrocannon.|
|Advancing thru the trenches.|
|Note the Dire Avenger in the crater.|
|When dice say "die!".|
A turn highlight was Jim's flamer immolating a Dire Avenger in the crater. This allowed us the excuse to use one of Jim's new fireball markers to add some... um... flare to the moment!
On my turn I had the Beastmaster and Ambull redirect towards the middle objective as the Orks proved surprisingly resilient in the previous turn and the Eldar and Marines were killing each other just fine without my help. Meanwhile the the Dark Eldar Warriors moved in to target the orks.
|Closing in on their prey...|
|...the Orks are cleared from the trenchline.|
The Craftworlders strike back hard, all but eliminating Jim's marines.
Jim's last guy was a duel-pistol wielding chap that was being stymied by the Swooping Hawk with a wrist shield who kept making every save the Marines forced him to take. It was amusing how much firepower that guy deflected!
An Ork came in from Reserves and got right up on my line. His failed attack justified my ignoring of him on my turn. The Beastmaster was shot off her skyboard and was out of her inaugural game. Meanwhile the axe weilding Nob charged at one of the Dark Eldar goons, chopping him to death.
|"Oy, 'o wants to taste me axe?"|
|Poisoning the Orks.|
|Craftworlders take the objective.|
|Astartes clease the Objective from xenos filth.|
|"Time ta go ov'ah da top boyz!"|
The Dark Eldar think they got it made, but the last Ork left in the trenchline snuffs out the their Team Leader before he himself is turned into a poison porcupine! (Or maybe the Ambull ate him too? I forget...). The Kabalite Warriors move in to take the Objective.
|Dark Eldar claim an Objective.|
The Space Marines move in to secure the objective, bracing themselves for the rush of oncoming Orks being led by Schultz!
|Space Marines hold an Objective!|
The Dark Eldar, pretty much holding their side of the table, secure both Objectives while sending the Ambull towards the final Objective being held by a gutsy Space Marine.
And at the bottom of Turn 5 the die was rolled and the game ended. This is how the Victory Points tallied up:
Space Marines: First Blood, Kill Leader (Craftworld Eldar), Objective (x1)
= 3 VPs.
Craftworld Eldar: Break Enemy (Space Marines) = 1 VP.
Orks: Break Enemy (Craftworld Eldar), Kill Leader (Dark Eldar & Space Marines)
= 3 VPs
Dark Eldar: Break Enemy (Orks), Kill Leader (Orks), Objective (x2)
= 4 VPs.
So through guile, cunning, and fairly average dice rolls, Dark Eldar pull off a win!
It was a crazy fun game, and it would have fun to have another rounds as the Ambull could have reached it and probably would have dined on some enriched Astartes meat, but it was just not to be. But, the Orks also might have made it there too. And assuming that no one bottles out, it would have been a battle royale for that final Objective!
|Imperial meat: denied.|