30K Battle Report: Imperial Fists vs World Eaters

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Ladies, Gentlemen, Loyalists and Traitors….. After what seems like a lifetime in the planning here is our first ever 30k battle report.

 

Happy New Year!

Castellan Zargo eased the grip on his half drawn bolt pistol, his gauntleted fist shaking with furious indignation barely held in check by his trans-human discipline. He was shocked to discover that he had reached for his side arm. The object of his ire cowered before him, her waxen skin taking on an even more unhealthy hue through the terror she felt towards the avatar of humanities manifest destiny to claim the galaxy through blood and fire which stood before her. Though physically blind, her aether-sight betrayed his anger and disbelief.

Truth be told, she felt the same. The entire galaxy had been turned on its head. “Repeat that for me mistress Xing’nou.” hissed Zargo through clenched teeth. His oversized pistol reholstered yet still gripped. The astropath licked her dry lips, trying hard not to choke on the bitter content of the message she bore. “My Lord Castellan, the message bore the correct cypher rituals and the unmistakable mind print of Lord Dorn himself. It is authentic.” Zargo took a step forward, dwarfing her trembling form in his towering Imperial Maximus plate. For the first time in his two hundred years of service to the VIIth Legion he was uncertain.”

Points: 1400pts

Deployment: Vanguard Strike

Mission: Mission:(Age of Darkness) Onslaught

 

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+ HQ +

Legion Praetor [Artificer Armour, Digital Lasers, Iron Halo, Master of the Legion, Melta Bombs, Paragon Blade, Plasma Pistol]

+ Elites +

Legion Destroyer Squad [Jump Packs, 4x Legion Destroyer Space Marine, Missile Launcher with Suspensor Web and Rad Missiles Only]
Legion Destroyer Sergeant [Phosphex Bombs]

Legion Quad Launcher Support Battery [Legion Rapier, Shatter Shell]

Legion Terminator Squad [Legion Terminator Sergeant, Legion Terminator Squad, 4x Legion Terminators, 4x Power Fist, Cataphracti Terminator Armour with Combi-bolter and Power Weapon, Teleportation Transponder]

+ Troops +

Legion Tactical Squad [9x Legion Tactical Space Marines]
Additional Wargear [Bolters, Legion Vexilla]
Legion Tactical Sergeant
Power Weapon [Power Sword]
Standard Wargear [Bolt Pistols, Frag and Krak Grenades, Power Armour]

Legion Tactical Squad [14x Legion Tactical Space Marines]
Additional Wargear [Bolters, Legion Vexilla]
Legion Tactical Sergeant [Power Fist]
Standard Wargear [Bolt Pistols, Frag and Krak Grenades, Power Armour]

+ Heavy Support +

Leviathan Siege Dreadnought Talon
Leviathan Siege Dreadnought [Grav-flux Bombard, Leviathan Storm Cannon, Phosphex Discharger, Twin-linked Volkite Caliver]

+ Legion +

Legiones Astartes [ VII: Imperial Fists, Loyalist]

+ Force Organization +

Force Organization [Legiones Astartes: Crusade Army List]
Battles in the Age of Darkness [ Age of Darkness Primary Detachment]

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+ HQ +

Legion Praetor [Artificer Armour, Digital Lasers, Iron Halo, Master of the Legion, Mastercraft PF, Plasma Pistol, Power Fist]
Warlord – Paladin of Glory

Legion Centurion [Artificer Armour, Conversion Beamer, Refractor Field] Consul Forge Lord

+ Elites +

Apothecarion Detachment
Legion Apothecary x 2 [Artificer Armour]

Legion Quad Launcher Support Battery [2x Legion Rapier, Shatter Shell]

+ Troops +

Legion Tactical Squad [10x Legion Tactical Space Marines]
Additional Wargear [Additional Chainswords/Combat Blades, Legion Vexilla]
Legion Tactical Sergeant [Artificer Armour]
Combi-weapon [Combi-weapon: Plasma]

Legion Tactical Squad [9x Legion Tactical Space Marines]
Additional Wargear [Additional Chainswords/Combat Blades, Legion Vexilla]
Legion Tactical Sergeant [Artificer Armour, Plasma Pistol, Power Sword]

Legion Tactical Support Squad [Legion Rhino Armoured Carrier, 6x Legion Space Marines, Plasma Guns, Support Squad, Additional Chainsword or Combat Blade]
Legion Sergeant [Artificer Armour]

+ Heavy Support +

Legion Vindicator Siege Tank Squadron
Legion Vindicator Tank [Extra Armour, Laser Destroyer Array, Twin-Linked Bolter]

+ Legion +

Legiones Astartes [World Eaters]

+ Force Organization +

Force Organization [Legiones Astartes: Crusade Army List]
Battles in the Age of Darkness [ Age of Darkness Primary Detachment]

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Firstly Merry Christmas to all of you and all the best for the new year! Hope you got all the Warhammer you asked for! So, here it is, after years of anticipation our first Horus Heresy batt-….YUP you read it right…our very own Horus Heresy battle report. There is no better reason to warrant us to bring out our favourite battle board for such an momentous occasion with not one, but TWO brand new Horus Heresy armies! Ladies and gentlemen, loyalist and heretics, buckle up and prepare yourselves for one hell of a ride!

 

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For those of you who are just like us, we can’t get enough of seeing this board. Within the photo you can see the trail of dice marking out the Vanguard deployment zones. Before we start off just acouple of special mentions. Firstly to Kevin for painting his last few units during Christmas period solely for this game. Spartan Miniatures for their amazing commission painting of our Imperial Fists; make sure to check them out. Last, but not least, to the whole SN Team for their commitment to starting out our new series of Horus Heresy battle reports. We’d also like to take a moment to explain our thought process in regard to the points limit. We are starting small, yes, we know it’s Horus Heresy, but we wanted to ease you, and ourselves into it and try to build it up over time. Oh and before I forget, we have an amazing competition at the end of the report for a chance to win your very own Burning of Prospero box set signed by the SN Team.

 

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Steven wins the roll off and opts to deploy first; he chooses the side with the imperial statue being the loyalist that he is. They then roll for night fighting resulting in a four and thus begin the game in darkness….

 

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Using the onslaught mission’s special staged deployment, Steven places his only heavy support first making sure that he is well covered by terrain, giving him some extra survivability from being shot at. He wouldn’t like to be taking any unnecessary risks at this point. Steven would be receiving a 3+ cover save if obscured due to the addition of night fighting. On a side note, what a fantastic paint job by Spartan Miniatures!

 

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Steven deploys his largest tactical squad in the centre of the table, attaching his Praetor for extra durability and a dash of awesomeness! “There is no enemy. The foe on the battlefield is merely the manifestation of that which we must overcome. He is doubt, and fear, and despair. Every battle is fought within. Conquer the battlefield that lies inside you, and the enemy disappears like the illusion he is.”

 

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A sight to behold, Stevens final deployment. A line of power armour and bolters. Just can’t wait for this battle to begin. For Dorn! …and for Andy you know who you are

 

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Another imposing view, more destruction, this time a lot more up close and personal in style. Bring on the chain axe galore! Again, we just must mention the paint job that leaves you in awe. Kevin you beauty!

 

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Taking full advantage of their range, Kevin’s Vindicator and Quad Launcher Support Batteries take the backline ready to rain down fire on Stevens forces.

 

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A tactical squad making use of the battlements as they look down over the battlefield. What a sight! Lets get this started!

 

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The objective markers are placed by each player in their opponents deployment zones. Great pre-painted terrain pieces by one of our sponsors gamemat.eu. Make sure you check out their new range of pre-painted terrain.

 

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Turn 1 (Imperial Fists) The Legion Destroyer squad makes its way towards the opposing forces a full 12 inches, readying their weapons and rad technology to fire upon the oncoming enemy.

 

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Turn 1 (Imperial Fists) The larger squad move forth firing at the same unit but failing to cause any casualties. Power armour proves to be too durable and withstands the torrent of bolter fire.

 

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Turn 1 (Imperial Fists) The Leviathan moves forward, respecting the destructive capabilities of the Vindicator Laser Destroyer Array, but only allowing itself to draw line of sight to just two marines.

 

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Turn 1 (Imperial Fists) Steven catches sight of Kevin’s objective, which was not being protected. He weighs out the risks and rewards and in the end decides he rather make a run for the point than to use the squad for more shooting. The squad makes its way along the flank in an attempt to sneakily take the objective.

 

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Turn 1 (Imperial Fists) The Destroyer squad unleash some bolt pistol shots and fire their rad missile on Kevin’s tactical squad before them, instantly removing two marines after the blast scatters three inches off.

 

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Turn 1 (Imperial Fists) The Leviathan makes use of his Storm Cannon to fire upon the two marines that he manages to see and dispatches them with ease thanks to Kevin’s failed Feel No Pain rolls.

 

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Turn 1 (Imperial Fists) The Quad Launcher fires it strength 8 shatter shells upon the Leviathans biggest threat, the Vindicator. It manages to hit three times, but scores just a single glance on the tank. Kevin sports a cheeky smirk as the fear dissipates.

 

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Turn 1 (World Eaters) Kevin begins his movement phase in true World Eater fashion by moving everything forward towards his enemy. Sights like this make all the hard work worthwhile; just look at the armies on this board. On the right we can clearly see the sneaky tactical squad making its way towards Kevin’s objective on the left.

 

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Turn 1 (World Eaters) Moving his Rhino six inches forwards, Kevin then disembarks his Tactical Support squad and attached Apothecary. In the distance Kevin’s other Tactical squad and Praetor moves towards the arched entrance with what seems to be the Leviathan in sight, sounds a little crazy to me! “This death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.”

 

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Turn 1 (World Eaters) Moving into a more tactical position, Kevin’s unit opens fire on Steven’s Destroyer squad causing seven wounds in total. Much to Kevin’s dismay, Steven makes all of his saves resulting in a sad, yet shocked Kevin, who was hoping for some casualties in the attempts of a failed leadership.

 

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Turn 1 (World Eaters) This is going to hurt, a squad full of plasma! Kevin’s support squad practically unleashes hell on the poor marines before them. PEW PEW PEW!

 

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Turn 1 (World Eaters) Total overkill! The brutal squad lives up to its name as they slaughter the Imperial Fists. The unit suffers nine casualties causing a leadership test to be taken that Steven easily passes thanks to the Preators Leadership of 10.

 

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Turn 1 (World Eaters) With so many plasma shots, there is a price to pay Kevin! Three of the marines feel the heat and for one of them it proves to be just too much.

 

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Turn 1 (World Eaters) The squad that seemed to be heading towards the Leviathan turns towards the same squad adhering to the Preators commands. They open fire managing to take out two more marines.

 

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Turn 1 (World Eaters) Kevin’s Centurion, who was very quietly sitting towards the back, fires up his conversion beamer aiming at the Leviathan. He manages to hit and penetrate the Leviathans heavy armour. Steven fails his invulnerable and….(please don’t)…

 

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Turn 1 (World Eaters) …..IMMOBOLISED! Kevin rolls a four with his AP 1 beam stopping the mechanical monstrosity in its tracks, luckily, just in front of the objective, still in a position to defend it.

 

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Tea break! Hope you’re enjoying the report as much we did playing it. Now that I have your attention, just a reminder for those of you keen on Horus Heresy events, make sure you visit www.snbattlereports.com for more information on the event and overnight package deals for the best even on the planet. Now….join us on the link below for the rest of the report!

 

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  • euansmith

    “Hey, you! Leave that world alone, and prepare to eat fist; IMPERIAL FIIIIIIIIST!!!”

  • Jon Alexander

    Holy Throne! An actual battle report! And no video! Awesome!

  • Dave

    Great article, its nice to see a well written and photographed batrep. The models and scenery are fantastic as well. It really gets me inspired to paint my 30k alpha legion army

  • DaveTycho

    These army lists makes me think of the good old days where armies weren’t bloated messes that either consisted of deathstars, formations, super friends, superheavies/ gargantuan creatures, oversized single models, or increasing in point sizes to accommodate unbalanced units to combat other unbalanced units. We need to go back to the days where average list sizes were 1500- 1750pts.