Battle Report – First 1000 Point battle!
Now that I’ve gotten a bit further through assembling the second Dark Vengeance box, I thought it was time to increase the complexity of the games a bit as well. It also meant that the kids could each control one ‘detachment’ of the Angels of Wrath (Dark Angels).
The lists were:
Chaos – Lord, Chosen, Helbrute, CC Cultists, Cultists (original box) reinforced by Terminators (converted), 2 Obliterators (red Terminators at this stage) as well as the two squads of cultists from the second box.
Dark Angels – Master, Librarian, Tactical Squad, Ravenwing Squad, Deathwing (original box) reinforced by a second Tactical Squad and a second Ravenwing Squad. My Daughter took command of the painted tact squad and ravenwing, along with the Master. My Son took charge of the Librarian and the unpainted tac and ravenwing squads. The assumed dual command of the terminators.
Angels of Wrath Deployment:
Chaos Deployment (with the Terminators in reserve):
First turn was mostly movement. My daughter’s bikes sped up the left flank towards the hill, while my son’s headed for the centre of the table and through the door of the ruins. The Chaos side advanced for cover mostly. My daughter then got in trouble for not brushing her hair…
Angels second turn: More infantry advance with the Ravenwing bolting for their targets. The (part) painted bikes on the left shot, then charged, then ran over the autogun cultist Sect. The unpainted Ravenwing in the centre of the ruins advanced again and took out one of the obliterators. Plasma cannon fire aimed at the Helbrute scattered instead to pick off a trio of CC cultists hiding behind the hill.
Chaos second turn: The Chosen and Chaos Lord charged the previously victorious bikes, shooting one biker off before the Lord challenged the Sergeant and killed him, gaining a Boon – originally spawnhood, but with the Warlord Trait of a re-roll saved himself with a boost to Deny the Witch. The next chosen finished off the third biker. The heavy weapons in the middle picked off the second Ravenwing sergeant.
Third turn: The lone remaining Ravenwing charged the cultists in the crater, making some headway in his turn. The rest of the Angels advanced towards the centre. In the Chaos turn, the chosen and Lord printed towards the ruin, the obliterator took out a Deathwing terminator and the cultists swarm finally outdid the last Ravenwing biker. Then the Terminators deep struck into the rear left of the Angels line (grey models), spattering fire into the back of the tactical squad.
Final Angels turn saw the Librarian detach himself to Smite the Chaos Terminators, killing one, the Plasma Cannon from the unpainted squad killed a second, the Deathwing killed a third and the painted Tactical Squad charged in and killed the fourth (with bolter butt after the Mark of Tzeentch saved them from the Master and Sergeants Power Swords).
This was when we had to call it a night, because dinner was ready and the battlefield needed to return to it’s normal purpose. Counting units destroyed (2 Angel vs 1 Chaos), both Warlords alive and first blood to the Angels we drew at 2-2. Here are the (almost) victorious commanders of the Angels: