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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Battle Report! Logan's Wolf Guard vs. Blood Angel Lamenters - 2000 points


To culminate our series of 'Work in Progress' posts, we present the inaugural battle of Logan's Drop Pod Space Wolves. They are facing off against my Blood Angel Lamenters for their final battle (the army was sold shortly hereafter). The game was fast and furious with lots of mutual carnage and destruction. Many interesting tactics were employed throughout the match, making for a nail biter of a game that was still in contention till the last turn. Click below for Pics and a brief summary.


We used the same scenario as was used at Tacticon and similar to the format of the ATC, with all three objectives (KP = Kill Points; C+C = Capture and Control; SG = Seize Ground) and a random Die roll to determine deployment.

We rolled and got Spearhead for deployment. Kenny had some good beginner's Luck with his brand new army and won the roll and had me deploy first. It took a while to decide what was the best way to prepare for the onslaught of Logan and his pods. I decided against a castle formation as I didn't have any Land Raiders to protect. The Storm Raven, Baal Predators, and Jump Pack squad were placed in reserve. The Lascannon/Plasmagun Razorbacks did their best to spread out and try to divide the Space Wolves' forces.




Space Wolves 2000 points

HQ:

Logan Grimnar:
275

Rune Priest:
Jaws
Living Lightning
Wolf Tail Talisman
105

TROOPS:
Wolf Guard:
Arjac Rock Fist
Terminator armor/wolf claw/storm shield
Terminator armor/wolf claw/Assault cannon
Power armor/Combi-Melta/power fist
Power armor/Combi-Melta/Combi-Plasma
380
Drop Pod:
35

Wolf Guard:
Terminator armor/wolf claw/storm shield
Terminator armor/wolf claw/storm shield
Terminator armor/chain fist/storm shield/cyclone
Power armor/Combi-Melta
Power armor/Combi-Melta
245
Drop Pod:
35

Wolf Guard:
Terminator armor/wolf claw/storm shield
Terminator armor/wolf claw/storm shield
Terminator armor/chain fist/storm shield/cyclone
Power armor/Combi-Melta
Power armor/Combi-Melta
245
Drop Pod:
35

Wolf Guard:
Terminator armor/wolf claw/storm shield
Terminator armor/wolf claw/storm shield
Terminator armor/chain fist/storm shield/cyclone
Power armor/Combi-Plasma
Power armor/Combi-Plasma
245
Drop Pod:
35

Wolf Guard:
Terminator armor/wolf claw/storm shield
Terminator armor/wolf claw/storm shield
Terminator armor/chain fist/storm shield/cyclone
Power armor/Combi-Plasma
Power armor/Combi-Plasma
245
Drop Pod:
35

ELITE:
5 Wolf Scouts:
MeltaGun
85



2000 Points Blood Angel Lamenters
HQ:
130 – Reclusiarch

100 – Librarian
Psychic Powers: Shield of Sanguinius and The Blood Lance

ELITE:
215 – Terminator Assault Squad (5)
3 Thunder Hammer and Storm Shield / 2 twin Lightning Claws

165 – Sanguinary Priests (3) [50 each; 1 with power weapon: 165 total]

TROOPS:
120 – Assault Squad (5)
Flamer and Sergeant with Power Weapon and Bolt Pistol; No Jump Packs
60 – Razorback [35 point Assault Squad discount]
Lascannon and twin-linked Plasma Gun; Dozer Blade

120 – Assault Squad (5)
Flamer and Sergeant with Power Weapon and Bolt Pistol; No Jump Packs
60 – Razorback [35 point Assault Squad discount]
Lascannon and twin-linked Plasma Gun; Dozer Blade

120 – Assault Squad (5)
Flamer and Sergeant with Power Weapon and Bolt Pistol; No Jump Packs
60 – Razorback [35 point Assault Squad discount]
Lascannon and twin-linked Plasma Gun; Dozer Blade

125 – Assault Squad (5)
Melta gun and Sergeant with Power Weapon and Bolt Pistol; No Jump Packs
35 – Rhino [35 point Assault Squad discount]
Rhino; Extra Armour, Dozer Blade

235 – Assault Squad (10)
2 Meltaguns and Sergeant with Power Fist and Bolt Pistol

FAST:
120 – Baal Predator
Flamestorm Cannon and Dozer Blade

120 – Baal Predator
Flamestorm Cannon and Dozer Blade

HEAVY SUPPORT:
215 – Stormraven Gunship
Twin-linked Lascannons and Multi-Melta; Extra Armor




Pre-Battle

Top of Turn 1: Razorbacks Scatter


I pop Smoke Launchers on the Razorbacks.


Bottom turn 1: Logan and Arjac drop right in the middle of the board.


Backfield pods drop to shoot meltas at a Razorback and go after a Seize Ground Objective.



Believe it or not, this lucky Razorback survived 5 penetrating melta hits thanks to the cover granted by smoke launchers.

However, Logan and his crew were able to destroy the Razorback in front of them.

Top of turn 2: Storm Raven with Terminators, Priest, and Reclusiarch come in along with a Baal Predator. Kenny wisely made sure nothing was in charge range, so I had to be content with blowing up a Drop Pod with the Storm Raven's Multi-Melta.

This Razorback rolled away and opened fire on Logan's squad with twin-linked Rapid firing Plasma guns, but didn't do any casualties.

Bottom Turn 2: Wolf Scouts and a Drop Pod come down in my back corner to challenge the Librarian and squad holding my Capture and Control Objective

The Tank Hunting Assault Cannon in Logan's Squad gets through my Flat Out Cover save and Destroys the Storm Raven!

The Lamenters disembark looking for Revenge.

The Wolf Scouts blow up the Rhino, but fail their difficult terrain roll to charge.

The furthest Razorback gets charged and destroyed by Wolf Guard.


Top of turn 3: Terminators advance to charge Logan and Company. Baal Predators and Assault Squads come in to counter-attack.

My Jump Pack Assault Squad gets ready to charge the Wolf Guard threatening my back field.  The Librarian fires his Blood Lance Psychic Power and destroys the Drop Pod.

My table side, preparing to shoot and charge.

Melee Ensues!

We get stuck in the thick of it, but nobody runs.

bottom of turn 3: the final Drop Pod descends on a Seize Ground Objective near the Storm Raven.


Aftermath: the Blood Angel Lamenters kill Logan, Arjac, and his Wolf Guard Squad! But they are counter charged in turn by the Wolf Guard reinforcements. One plucky Terminator makes his Storm Shield saves and sticks around with the Reclusiarch.


The Scouts are dead, but their Wolf Guard Sergeant avoids the Power weapon attacks and splatters the Lamenters sergeant with his Power Fist. The Librarian will exact his revenge in the following turn.


The Recusiarch kills the Wolf Priest for another Kill Point, and then goes down in a blaze of glory with his Terminator brethren.

The Librarian is successful, but the Wolf Guard Terminator holds out another turn against the Assault Squad.

Space Wolves Bottom of Turn 4: The Baal Predator set to tank shock onto the Seize Ground Objective is immobilized by a Cyclone Missile Launcher.

Top of Turn 5: The second Baal Predator tank shocks the Wolf Guard to contest the Seize ground Objective and tie it up.

Kenny tactically keeps the Chain Fist Terminator in front of the objective and stops the Baal Predator in its tracks.

We roll, and the Game ends at the end of turn 5. Final Tally: Space Wolves 25; Lamenters 5

Wolf Guard claim Seize Ground

Wolf Guard claim Seize Ground

Lamenters claim Seize Ground

Post Battle

In retrospect, I probably should have kept more to the board edge to make things more difficult for Kenny's deployment.  I had planned on racking up some easy kill points by destroying his pods, but I rarely got the shots or rolled immobilized.  I take some satisfaction in killing Logan Grimnar and his super squad, but the resiliency of the Wolf Guard won out in the end.  It was a great game with lots of fun maneuvers and great drama.  Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed it. Happy gaming!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to write up the report.

    These are my favorite types of armies. Beautiful on the table and hard-hitting. True representations of renaissance men of the hobby.

    Any plans for squad markings or symbols on the shoulder pads?

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  2. Nice Battle Report, well written. Just enough detail to get a feel for the game and keep the interest flowing. I love the look of these two armies!

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  3. @hyv3mynd
    thanx, as for the markings....not really...as an airbrush artist i prefer the clean blend of the shoulders to a decal. also decals never look right to me over a blended surface.

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  4. Great report, great game!

    Thanks for taking the time to take all the pics and put it all together.

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  5. Great report, next time start the Razors in reserves as well. Starting them on the board turns almost every drop podding unit into another Wolf Scouts for free. What I mean is Wolf Scouts are generally generate a free kill of their controllers choice. Now all the pods do the same when you start on the board.

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