SAMCRO v Ultramarines, my friends birthday battle

So my friend Daniel and myself had arranged this game earlier in the year but various circumstances caused it to be delayed but today saw us fight it out and as it would have it, on Daniel’s birthday to boot.

We agreed to 3500 points, no Lords of War but Forge World could be allowed. We were both happy for a couple of proxy models too as we wanted to try a few options out that we don’t currently have.

Daniel brough the might of his Primaris led by Marneus Prime himself with a load of the newer models he’d gotten since our last battle before Christmas. Repulsor, predator, ironclad dread, storm raven etc.

My list was as follows:

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – Chaos Space Marines) [105 PL, 2CP, 2018pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

Legion: Black Legion

+ HQ +

Abaddon the Despoiler [12 PL, 2CP, 240pts]: Warlord

Daemon Prince with Wings [9 PL, 183pts]: Eye of Tzeentch, Hellforged sword, Warp bolter
. Tzeentch: Diabolic Strength

+ Troops +

Chaos Cultists [6 PL, 62pts]: Mark of Tzeentch
. 10x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun
. Chaos Cultist w/ special weapon: Heavy stubber
. Cultist Champion: Autogun

Chaos Space Marines [9 PL, 162pts]: Icon of Flame, Mark of Tzeentch
. Aspiring Champion: Combi-bolter, Power sword
. 7x Marine w/ Boltgun
. Marine w/ heavy weapon: Autocannon
. Marine w/ special weapon: Plasma gun

Chaos Space Marines [9 PL, 162pts]: Icon of Flame, Mark of Tzeentch
. Aspiring Champion: Combi-bolter, Power sword
. 7x Marine w/ Boltgun
. Marine w/ heavy weapon: Autocannon
. Marine w/ special weapon: Plasma gun

+ Elites +

Chaos Terminators [14 PL, 242pts]: Icon of Flame, Mark of Tzeentch
. Chaos Terminator Champion: Combi-plasma, Lightning Claw
. Terminator: Combi-plasma, Lightning Claw
. Terminator: Combi-plasma, Lightning Claw
. Terminator: Combi-plasma, Lightning Claw
. Terminator w/ Heavy Weapon: Chainfist, Reaper autocannon

+ Heavy Support +

Havocs [7 PL, 157pts]: Icon of Flame, Mark of Tzeentch
. Aspiring Champion: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Lascannon

Obliterators [10 PL, 195pts]: Mark of Slaanesh, 3x Obliterator

Obliterators [10 PL, 195pts]: Mark of Slaanesh, 3x Obliterator

+ Flyer +

Chaos Fire Raptor Assault Gunship [19 PL, 420pts]: Tzeentch
. Reaper batteries: 2x Reaper battery
. Twin lascannons: 2x Twin lascannon

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – Thousand Sons) [76 PL, 1257pts] ++

+ HQ +

Ahriman [7 PL, 131pts]: Doombolt, Tzeentch’s Firestorm, Weaver of Fates

Sorcerer [6 PL, 98pts]: Force stave, Glamour of Tzeentch, Inferno Bolt Pistol, Prescience

+ Troops +

Rubric Marines [14 PL, 199pts]: Icon of Flame
. Aspiring Sorcerer: Force sword, Glamour of Tzeentch, Inferno Bolt Pistol
. 8x Rubric Marine w/ Inferno Boltgun: 8x Inferno boltgun
. Rubric Marine w/ Soulreaper cannon: Soulreaper cannon

Rubric Marines [14 PL, 201pts]: Icon of Flame
. Aspiring Sorcerer: Force axe, Inferno Bolt Pistol, Weaver of Fates
. 8x Rubric Marine w/ Inferno Boltgun: 8x Inferno boltgun
. Rubric Marine w/ Soulreaper cannon: Soulreaper cannon

Tzaangors [4 PL, 75pts]: Icon of Flame, 9x Tzaangor w/ Tzaangor Blades
. Twistbray: Tzaangor blades

+ Elites +

Scarab Occult Terminators [11 PL, 211pts]: Hellfyre Missile Rack
. Scarab Occult Sorcerer: Force stave, Inferno Combi-bolter, Weaver of Fates
. 3x Terminator: 3x Inferno Combi-bolter, 3x Powersword
. Terminator w/ Heavy Weapon: Power sword, Soulreaper cannon

+ Heavy Support +

Hellforged Scorpius [12 PL, 217pts]: Combi-bolter, Scorpius multi-launcher, Tzeentch

Mutalith Vortex Beast [8 PL, 125pts]

++ Fortification Network (Chaos – Chaos Space Marines) [10 PL, 222pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

Legion: Black Legion

+ Fortification +

Chaos Bastion [10 PL, 222pts]: 4x Heavy bolter, Quad-gun

++ Total: [191 PL, 2CP, 3497pts] ++

 

We decided to try one of the new missions from Chapter Approved 29018, the Eternal War mission Vital Intelligence. The board was set up, the 5 objectives placed and we got Jack on his lunch break to roll for the first round to see which was the prime objective, getting a 1 smack dab in the centre of the battlefield.

Chaos was to go first and despite Daniel saying he never manages to seize the initiative, lo and behold the dice comes up as a 6! Smurfs steal the thunder and go first.

 

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We played for 5 hours but weren’t particularly rushing, at the end of round 1 it was 4-3 to the Smurfs. After round 2 it was 6-6, but with round 3 being our last the prime objective came up once again as a 1 and the final score was 10-8 to the Smurfs.

I think at the end of the game Daniel also had more points left on the table also but my forces tried to delete as many of his units at they could on that final round, with even the helforged scorpius defeating the ironclad in combat and nomming his remains to heal back a hull point.

All in all it was a great afternoons battling with a fun opponent. Revenge will be mine!

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