Jeff - moderator/games master
Khairul - imperial comander
Subhan - chaos comander
Redeye - cameo appearance :)
The night rightly started with campaign briefing by forgemaster Jeff who was also the campaign moderator seeing as the chaos were confident with just having Iqbal and Subhan defending the planet.
We used the flames of war Firestorm campaign setting which has been modified to 40k universe setting. Next campaign night, the official Gehemehaal map should be ready and i'll update on that.
Another thing i need to get for myself is a photo enhancing software so i can make some funny captions on the photos :) For example....
Jokes aside, it was nice going over the briefing process and placing all the assets available on the map. One thing evident from this was that chaos has significantly more assets available to them :(
Which suits the campaign narrative perfectly seeing as this will be the final push by the imperial on this chaos controlled planet.
After rolls were made, Week 1 action saw :
Subhan's demons vs Dann's golden angels
Iqbal's renegade inquisitor vs my glorious and honorable angels sanguine
Redeye's ...forces vs Arzmi's grey knights
(since we were short on chaos campaigners and Red came to hobby night, why not let everyone in on the fun times :)!!! good on you red ;)
Game 1: Subhan vs Dann ; Killpoint
I didn't actually manage to get the full details of their game ....bad on me :( .... but i heard (this has to be confirmed) that Subhan managed to almost totally wipe out Dann's angels. Almost or totally is the part that needs confirmation by them. Needless to say, first blood went to the chaos forces.
Game 2 : Iqbal vs me; capture and control
I was really lucky we rolled for this mission and managed to go second. Iqbal had 2 assets (a defiler and orbital strike) which put me at the back foot from the start.
Getting to go second was really vital. I made full use of it by putting all my forces in reserve which basically denied Iqbal 2 rounds of shooting. This is another topic i'd like to discuss sometime in the future. What do u guys think of playing against an opponent who chooses to go second and reserving all his units?
My raven came in bottom of two, moved in 12'...used 4 missiles to down one enemy raven and stunned the other.
The angels were truly insipred last nite when deepstriking with all units making perfect landings with not even one scatter outcome.
And so Lord Sentikan and honor guards landed and melted a salamander full of renegade inquisition henchmen and assassins and paladins and whatever else that could fit in.
The van vets then assaulted them when their vehicle blew up. Perfection in execution :)
In all fairness i must admit that my hit and penetration rolls were immaculately good last nite and my opponent a bit the reserve. So with even numerical advantage the honorable angels managed to pull a win by end of turn 5.
And true to storyline, the last squad made a millimeter perfect landing on our objective on end of 5, moved in and captured it. The honor guards didn't managed to kill the last servitor guarding theirs but still contested it.
Game 3 : Red vs Arzmi; killpoint
Unfortunately no pics were taken of this game...again my fault. In defense i was busy ensuring the angels were coordinated and in control of the bigger picture :)
Arzmi won this.
So recap of Week 1 Ghemehaal:Annihilation >>> Imperials 2 - Chaos 1.
It was a really fun nite which ended around 11.30.
The best part was that we played to a storyline. Seeing all those assets available to the chaos forces and being outnumbered from the get go really got the strategic part of the brain thinking in over-drive.
I'm sure as the weeks goes by and the campaigners/we get to learn the system we'll be able to make better calls but in the meantime.....
IT WAS AWESOME FUN ROLLING DICES WITH GOOD FRIENDS!!!
See you guys next week...
Dann...divert from that.................and sneak attack their........
Arzmi.....swing ......and secure that ..........
Jeff.....should Lord Azlan appear hehehe.....recon those ......and wipe him out till nothing is left standing.
Good hunting gentlemen. The emperor protects!!