Is there a better way to celebrate your birthday than a birthday bash? Or bashing? Probably. But this is the fun we decided to have.
|980 points of Tyranids.|
|Not really Old One Eye.|
The Space Marines were ...a whole lot of marines! They actually out-numbered the nids! This is Cheef's newest army, the Black Dragons. So forgive him if they appear in some pics to be the Primed Dragons or Bare Plastic Dragons as they are very much a work in progress. Led by a Chaplain and a Primaris Lieutenant, the mustered force was comprised of Assault Intercessors (5 troops) two squads of Intercessors, one with 5 troops the other with 10, a Hellblaster squad, an Infernus Squad, a unit of 5 Reivers, a Balistus Dreadnought and an Imperial Agents unit of Voidsmen-at-arms.
|995 points of Primaris Space Marines.|
I had my Genestealers, along with their accompanying Broodlords, take advantage of their Scout moves and scuttle 8" forward.
|Tyranid deployment (after Scout moves)|
Cheef's Reivers moved up in the board edge, with the quip of "I'm not sure I need to get closer to the Tyranids."
|End of Turn 1.|
|Pappa Claws about to let it rip.|
|Come on, it's only 5"!|
It wasn't all laughs though, as the Screamer Killer closed on a unit of Primaris fiends and reduced them to admantite coated beef jerky chunks.
|"Once you were bigger, now I am the giant!"|
Yikes! On my Turn 4, I was left with a shattered army, with no synapse available for any additional support, While the Black Dragons held on to their cleansing advance.
|The Black Dragons press on.|
|Objecrive secured -with fire!|
The Balistus Dreadnought turned it's sights onto the Screamer Killer, who was still above half strength, and lanced it like a boil.
|Long distance lancing.|
Finally the Reivers proved their worth by tearing up the last of the Rippers. "What's the point of these again?" The Reiver Sgt asked fasciously after spitting out a ripper tail.
|The Ripper's last stand.|
And here we are at the bottom of Turn 5, and Tyranids have no assets left. The VPs proved to not matter in the end as the xenos threat has been utterly eliminated the Black Dragons win the day!
|He fought for his life, Chapter, and a paint job.|