Further Battles for Ilkestan 4

Last night we convened in the Ilko Gaming Hut for some quality 40K action back on Ilkestan 4. If you look it is a binary star leading to dual shadows of the desert plains (happy GB?). Those of you following the blog will note the ever changing Mats as GB buys up the EU surplus of battle mats.

Tom starts deploying his Orks top left, GB top right with the Genestealers and I take bottom left with Crimson Fist Space Marines.

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GB vowing to play a canny skulking game, charges straight at Tom!

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The thin blue line lead by Pedro Kantor!

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Tom bunkers down ready for the purple onslaught

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First strike Tom wellies his kans into the stealers.

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More genestealers wash around the shores of Tom’s defenses.

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This is supposed to be an arty shot showing a lictor hiding in a ruined corridor

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GB throws more bodies at the orks

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The Kans cannot stand against such overwhelming odds

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Tom is almost done as all but forgotten I start to trudge up the table!

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Poor old Burna Boyz are surrounded on all sides. Can they burn their way out.

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My Dread, largely unopposed wanders onto the objective and wins an undeserved and hollow victory.

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We all had fun but the rule of whoever GB throws his Genestealers at means the other player wins holds true. I was a spectator for it and felt bad for shooting up Tom as without me destroying his large ork unit from afar he might have weathered the GS storm better. I think we might need to think harder on this or (heaven fore fend) get a fourth member of the group *cough Andy!

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40K Three Way – Salamanders, Orks and Genestealers

The members of the Sherwood, Hucknall Ilkeston Team gathered once more for wargamming and drinking. I suggested going to the pub but 40K won out.

First time in a while I have beaten Tom to the punch and got my report up first.

This is a 50 power game (the power thing is working really well for us as it is quick and easy – I can see it being open to abuse but we aren’t that clever) I warned Tom before we started that General Ballroom’s Genestealers are lethal.

With that is mind he lined up next to me and made for a fight!

I am on the left and Tom is on the right

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Did I see something moving in those buildings?

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Oh, they are all full of Genestealers, sad face. You get 10 Genestealers for 8 power making them slightly cheaper than a Tactical Squad. I think with the GS’s moving at 8″, advancing D6″ and then being able to charge 2D6″ you have potentially the one turn charge! Once in combat the Marines can’t win so it is all on the shooting!

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Tom is lined up ready to smash me with his main unit

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Which he duly does, my Captain’s heroic intervention is the only thing denting those Orks, the Dread eats a couple of Nobs, I am trying for the morale check

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While Tom and I tear lumps out of each other GB is free to roam the board

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What remains of my force as my Captain cuts down the last of the boys. I have lost two dreadnoughts and a Tactical squad!

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At this point: GB has lost one model, Tom has a Trukk with some boyz in and a couple of Deff Koptas, I have a Captain badly injured, a Tactical Squad and an Assault squad in reserve.

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The inevitable happens and the Genestealers pounce. Tom and I take a fair few with us but in the end the blue and purple tide carry the day!

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I am really enjoying 40K and it is an absolute joy to get each of my armies out to see how they fair (TBH a lot are Space Marines and so it is different windows into the same house) I am going to look at getting the Chaos and Elves book so that I can give those a blast too. Anyway I think I am just rambling so will sign off for now!