All Scars Vordrast Incursion Stage 1

This weekend saw the beginning of the end for Vordrast. The planet has been the site of numerous campaigns, mini-tournaments and spin-off mini-campaigns for the Leicester All Scars, but this is the final countdown (cue 80’s rock tune and turn it up loud).

We’re seeing the planet off with my favourite type of event, a narrative campaign, and this time we’ve introduced several additional aspects – environmental effects, bonuses for winning, injuries for characters.

For the opening round I was to be facing one of our newer members, Matt, with his Space Wolves.  The banter had been building as I often see Matt at our local FLGS Tabletop Tyrants, sitting building or painting his figures. On the eve of battle I posted an army list to the Facebook page that we use.

This is what Matt will be facing tomorrow.1500pt Chaos Space Marines: Supplement – Black Legion (2013) v1, Imperial Knights: Codex (2014) v2 Roster (Unbound Army (Faction), Imperial Knight Detachment)) +++

+ No Battle Role (HQ) + (105pts)

* Dark Apostle (105pts)
(Beseech of the Dark Gods, Champion of Chaos, Demagogue, Independent Character, Zealot)
Bolt Pistol, Power Maul, Sigil of Corruption, Veterans of the Long War

+ No Battle Role (Troops) + (64pts)

* Chaos Cultists (64pts)
(Champion of Chaos)
9x Autogun (9pts), Champion’s upgrade (10pts), Heavy stubber (5pts), 10x Squad models (champion included) (40pts)

+ No Battle Role (Fast Attack) + (645pts)

* Chaos Bikers (185pts)
4x Chaos Biker (80pts), Mark of Nurgle (30pts), 2x Meltagun (20pts), Veteran of the Long War (5pts)
* Jaxxon – Chaos Biker Champion (50pts)
(Champion of Chaos)
Bolt Pistol, Melta Bombs (5pts), Power Weapon (15pts)

* Chaos Storm Eagle Assault Gunship (FW) (290pts)
(Access Points, Assault Vehicle, Deep Strike, Transport (20 models capacity))
2x Twin-linked Lascannon (60pts), Dirge Caster (5pts), Hull-mounted Vengeance Launcher, Twin-linked Multi-Melta (15pts), Warpflame Gargoyles (5pts)

* Heldrake (170pts)
(Daemon, Daemonforge, It Will Not Die, Meteroric Descent)
Baleflamer

+ No Battle Role (Heavy Support) + (315pts)

* Chaos Spartan Assault Tank (IA12) (315pts)
(Assault Vehicle, Transport 25 models)
Armoured Ceramite (20pts) (*), Dirge caster (5pts), Quad lascannon, Twin-linked Heavy Bolter, Warpflame gargoyles (5pts)

Imperial Knights: Codex (2014) v2 (Imperial Knight Detachment) Selections:

+ Knights + (370pts)

* Knight Errant (370pts)
(Fear, Hammer of Wrath, Invincible Behemoth, Move Through Cover, Relentless, Smash, Strikedown)

 

However, this was total dis-information and not what I intended to take. It also caused several “WTF?” comments, especially the single troop choice when taking 2 assault vehicles. What can I say, the forces of Chaos have never been the most trustworthy and honest.

What I actually took was:-

Chaos Space Marines: Supplement – Black Legion (2013) v1 (Combined Arms Detachment) Selections:

+ HQ + (175pts)

    * Unsa – Sorcerer (175pts)
        (Champion of Chaos, Independent Character, Psyker)
        2x Additional Mastery Level (50pts), Bike (20pts), Mark of Tzeentch (15pts), Sigil of corruption (25pts), Veterans of the Long War (5pts)
        * Power Armour
            Bolt Pistol, Force Weapon

+ Troops + (495pts)

    * Chaos Space Marines (100pts)
        4x Chaos Space Marine (52pts), Flamer (5pts), Mark of Nurgle (15pts), Veteran of the long war (5pts)
        * Alvarez – Aspiring Champion (23pts)
            (Champion of Chaos)
            Bolt Pistol, Bolter, Close Combat Weapon

    * Chaos Space Marines (100pts)
        4x Chaos Space Marine (52pts), Flamer (5pts), Mark of Nurgle (15pts), Veteran of the long war (5pts)
        * Salazar – Aspiring Champion (23pts)
            (Champion of Chaos)
            Bolt Pistol, Bolter, Close Combat Weapon

    * Chaos Space Marines (100pts)
        4x Chaos Space Marine (52pts), Flamer (5pts), Mark of Nurgle (15pts), Veteran of the long war (5pts)
        * Kozik – Aspiring Champion (23pts)
            (Champion of Chaos)
            Bolt Pistol, Bolter, Close Combat Weapon

    * Chaos Space Marines (195pts)
        9x Chaos Space Marine (117pts), Heavy Bolter (10pts), Icon of flame (15pts), Mark of Tzeentch (20pts), Veteran of the long war (10pts)
        * Lodi – Aspiring Champion (23pts)
            (Champion of Chaos)
            Bolt Pistol, Bolter, Close Combat Weapon

+ Fast Attack + (535pts)

    * Chaos Bikers (180pts)
        4x Chaos Biker (80pts), Icon of Flame (15pts), Mark of Tzeentch (15pts), 2x Meltagun (20pts), Veteran of the Long War (5pts)
        * Tiggs – Chaos Biker Champion (45pts)
            (Champion of Chaos)
            Bolt Pistol, Power Weapon (15pts)

    * Chaos Bikers (185pts)
        4x Chaos Biker (80pts), Mark of Nurgle (30pts), 2x Meltagun (20pts), Veteran of the Long War (5pts)
        * Jaxxon – Chaos Biker Champion (50pts)
            (Champion of Chaos)
            Bolt Pistol, Melta Bombs (5pts), Power Weapon (15pts)

    * Gemma – fiery old bird – Heldrake (170pts)
        (Daemon, Daemonforge, It Will Not Die, Meteroric Descent)
        Baleflamer

+ Heavy Support + (295pts)

    * The Meat Wagon – Chaos Spartan Assault Tank (IA12) (295pts)
        (Assault Vehicle, Transport 25 models)
        Dirge caster (5pts), Quad lascannon, Twin-linked Heavy Bolter, Warpflame gargoyles (5pts)

As usual following my Sons of Anarchy theme for unit and character names.

The battle didn’t go well unfortunately, Unsa and his biker buddies failed to tackle the enemy dreadnought and then lost in assault to it and fled – well they tried too. A handful of bikes failed to outrun a clunking mech – the indignity (rolling for the injury after the game resulting in ARM INJURY – reducing his Attacks and Ballistic Skill by 1 until recovered). This scored Matt a handful of points off the bat, first blood, slay the warlord, psychological warfare (in play all game due to the campaign rules).

My other biker unit didn’t fare much better, their meltas doing nothing to the landraider and then forgetting to assault it, when it disgorged its terminator cargo I was almost relieved to see them torn apart.

My saving grace was the heldrake, arriving on turn 2 and spewing its flaming bile over the grey hunters. Matt had several failed rolls to put the soulblaze out throughout the game much to my amusement. I was particularly pleased when it turned its attentions to the Long Fangs and took out the flakk armed missile launchers too.

The spartan traded lascannon blasts with the landraider, eventually coming off the worse, taking the last weapons that could harm it off the board. The objective cards continued to come out on the side of the Wolves and Matt soon built up an unassailable lead in VP’s, but my forces refused to give up.

We got to the end of the 6th round and the dice gods decreed that I had taken enough punishment, I hadn’t been tabled (for a change) still having Lodi’s squad relatively unharmed in their ruins and the heldrake circling the board in ongoing reserves.

Final score was 13-4 to the Space Wolves. After tidying away, I watched a few of the other games in play, thankful that my fellow darklords were generally faring better. overall result currently standing at 3-2 to the darkside with VP’s at 40-36 – there is one game outstanding, Ash’s Thousand Son’s are yet to face Edd’s Cromhaven Space Wolves – Edd needs to win by 4 or more VP’s to swing an overall victory for the light. Come on Ash! we’re rooting for you!

Stage 2 will be next month and I shall be facing more of the Emperors lackeys, this time in the form of John Salisbury’s Blood Angels. We’ve agreed to go large with a 3,000 point battle. We wont know the mission until Ash and Edd have fought but it will either be Tactical Escalation (lightside win) or Contact Lost (darkside win).

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