Saturday, February 6, 2010

40K in 40 Minutes: Deathguard vs Blood Angels

The set-up for this battle will be: Seize Ground/Pitched Battle. 

This is a battle being fought and recorded for the online Warhammer 40K Aftermath campaign.

The forces taking place in this battle are:

Blood Angels:
Tactical Squad: Vet. Sergeant and Rhino Troop Transport (255pts)
Scout Squad (145 pts)

Total: 400pts

Plague Marines: Squad Putridus with Brother Poxspreader
Rhino (dedicated transport) (266pts)
Lesser Daemons (65 pts)
Lesser Daemons (65 pts)

Total: 396 pts

*Special Rules:
Minimum of one troop choice.
Maximum of one HQ.
No models may have more than 2 wounds.
No special characters.
No 2+ save.
No vehicle may have a total armor value greater than 33 (front, side, rear)

The Blood Angel player wins the dice roll and will set-up first.

Turns 1 and 2:

The Blood Angel scouts slide into position to claim the second objective and end up getting "flamed" by squad Pestis. Their lascannon misses the Deathguard Rhino and the Blood Angel Rhino rushes forward to try to get to the third objective. The Deathguard try and summon their deamonic allies and fail miserably.

Turn 3:

The Blood Angel Rhino reaches the third objective and it's passengers disembark, claiming the third and final objective, while the Deathguard are finally able to summon their Daemonic Allies.

Turn 4:

Although the Deathguard Rhino fired smoke in it's previous turn the combined fire of the lascannon and the melta gun from the Blood Angels is just too much for the rhino and it gets immobilized. The Death Guard are forced to exit the smouldering vehicle and slogg it towards the third objective. The two squads of Daemons charge into the two remaining squads of Blood Angels.

Turn 5:

Turn 5 becomes a bloody mess with all three objectives having assaults being fought on top of them.

Turn 6:

Although the lesser, "lesser" Daemons are able to defeat the remaining scouts on the second objective, the Blood Angel Rhino rushes forward and attempt to tank-shock the victorious daemons.

Turn 7:

The Deathguard assault into the remains of the Blood Angel tactical is finally concluded with the Deathguard now in sole posession of the second objective.

Game ends with a slim, and I do mean slim Deathguard Victory: 1-0 with 2 objectives contested.


  1. As often as possible Mr. Esty! I have several battle reports just about ready for posting, as well as some pictures of my Deathguard. Stay tuned......