GC Turn 1:
There was some slight jockeying of position to try to gain better lines of sight to acquire targets. Shooting was ineffectual as they were only able to stun the crew of Squad Jehannum’s
Rhino.LW Turn 1:
The Emperor’s Children Drop Pod landed amongst the Confederacy troops. Emerging from their transport, they gun down a hapless infantry squad to a man. The Luna Wolves fire support Whirlwind “Retribution”
opens fire hitting another squad of infantry, who thought they were safe behind cover, killing 8, however the remaining two squad members dig in for the long stay, inspired by the close presence of their commander. Honoured Brother-Dreadnought “Hapheastian”
detects what appears to be a Platoon command squad and fires his Plasma Cannon, killing two of the enemy. Mournival Captain Syrakul’s Land Raider, “Swift Strike”
, detects what appears to be a fire suppression squad and guns down one of them with its Heavy Bolters.
Arrival of the Emperor's Children
strikes.GC Turn 2:
The Confederacy Sentinel’s ignores the Emperor’s Children to their rear and continued to advance, firing on the deadly Whirlwind, stunning the crew. The Emperor’s Children are targeted by 3 whole squads of infantry and four of them go down under a hail of Lasfire. Commander Tan
obviously worried by the threat posed by the Emperor’s Children on his right flank orders the Leman Russ to target them as well. The Main Battle Tanks battle cannon fires and engulfs the area in a dust cloud as the shell strike true. As the dust settles two more of the feared Astartes are down, along with two Confederacy Storm Troopers in the nearby ruins.
The Basilisk’s big gun fires, hitting Squad “Lupus”
killing 3 marines and forcing them to take cover.
Sentinels Advance with the pinned Squad "Lupus"
in the background
Emperor's Children fight onLW Turn 2:
targets the 2nd Platoon Command squad once more and his plasma Cannon slays the last 3 members of the squad. The Scouts of Squad “Insidiae”
in the tower take down a Confederacy Storm Trooper, with Squad Jehannum’s
Rhino gunning down another.
One of the Anti-Armour equipped Land Speeders screamed in from the sky, firing its Multi-melta at the Confederacy Leman Russ, but the shot fails to penetrate the tanks thick armour.
The Emperor’s Children use their two combi-flamers to great effect, five of the Confederacy troops go down wreathed in burning promethium, the rest of the squad calmly gun down four more and the lone survivor flees in terror. “Swift Strike”
manoeuvres into position to assault the Confederacy infantry squad holding the building on the Left Flank next turn.
The lone survivor flees.GC Turn 3:
A squad of Ogryns moves up to support the infantry on the left in anticipation of an assault next turn.
The Confederacy Sentinel’s advance and target the stunned Whirlwind and their autocannons chew through the vehicles armour and detonate the ammunition inside. The whirlwind explodes in a ball of flame, destroying the partially ruined wall it was using for cover.
The Confederacy Storm Troopers, fire on the deadly Emperor’s Children once more, gunning down three more. The last two marines are in turn shot down by a squad of hardened veterans, disembarking from their Chimera, who had moved to reinforce the beleaguered right flank.
The Confederacy Basilisk fires upon Squad “Constantia”
holding the Luna Wolf objective, but the shot is off target exploding ineffectually in the open, short and to the left. The rest of the Confederacy troop’s fire is ineffectual once again. LW Turn 3:
The forgotten Drop Pod exacts some revenge on the Confederacy Veterans, killing two.
opened fire with their Plasma Cannon destroying one of the nearby sentinels.
While Squad “Constantia’s”
Lascannon fires at the Confederacy Chimera, shaking the crew into a stupor.
The second Anti-armour Land Speeder screamed down hot on the heels of the first one, firing at the Leman Russ and immobilising it. “Swift Strike”
moved to the edge of the ruined building and Mournival Captain Syrakul, led his men down the assault ramp, “Swift Strike’s” Twin-linked Heavy Bolters fires to suppress the enemy, gunning down one of the Ogryns and wounding another.
Captain Syrakul quickly assaults the disorganised Ogryn squad, which he and his squad, “The Bloodguard”
, dispatch efficiently.