|Ultramarine heroes stand against the horde of filth.|
I was able to arrange my affairs in such a way that I was able to join the guys for a game night at one of the local game stores. This time we chose a new venue, The Outpost, for our place of battle. Nothing against the old place, but the appeal of a slightly quieter place to play (with air conditioning!) made it worth trying out.
This time we had four armies in attendance, and with a time limit set against us we decided to team up and do two vs. two. My Deathwatch aligned up with Da Masta Cheef's Ultramarines, and RT Vorel (aka Mike) had his Wraithguard themed Eldar alien with Murl's (aka Rob) Death Guard army. We used the Open War deck to select a Twist for our ad-hoc game. There would be an objective in the center of the table and the army in control of if at the end of each round would get a VP.
|1k of Wraithguard.|
|1k of Death Guard (blurry pic due to nervousness)|
|1k of Deathwatch|
|1k of Ultramarines.|
|Wraithbone, the original bullet sponge.|
Once again circumstances occurred that caused my Librarian to be stuck out in the open, and despite his best efforts he was soundly (as in the sound his body and armor made when it was torn apart by the warp) defeated.
|Two squads of Wraithguard vs. a guy.|
The battle Royale between the Ultramarines and Death Guard was a grueling back and forth that lasted for the remainder of the game.
|"I like your purity seals," "I like your maggots,"|
|The Wraithlord falls!|
The Terminators charged the Spiritseer (represented here by a marine proxy) and beat him to death with thunderhammers. That was honestly quite satisfying.
|The Eldar leadership falls.|
|So glad these guys couldn't turn around and fire...|
|The Eldar casualty pile.|
Back to the Ultramarines side, and the fight against the Deathshroud Terminators was a heroic stand indeed despite the futility of it all.
|Heroes on both sides that deserve paint.|
One melee that didn't want to end was a massive dice rolling fest on that resulted in only a single casualty on both sides. And that was even with the +1 Attack from Rage. Not quite the balance the design team was looking for with 'Armor of Contempt' was it?
|How the battle ended.|
We called the game at the end of Turn 3. It was a time thing, but honestly, we had 3 vps and they had 0 vps. Even with two more rounds they couldn't win this. But, there was a lot of models left and quite a few more fights to have or resolve. I was hoping the Terminators would have better luck in melee against the damned Wraithguard but we were never able to make that match-up happen.