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Battle Report: Hunter or Hunted Part I

1500pts Blood Ravens vs Deathwatch (Blood Angels rules) Space Marines

This is actually two battles I fought today, the first was against a rather odd Space Marine army. Painted (and some modeled) like Deathwatch and using the Blood Angels rules. The second battle was versus a rather standard guard army (at least I think its standard Ive not fought many). So first off the army lists were as follows:

Xenos Hunters
HQ
Chaplain- Bolt Pistol, Jump Pack
Death Company (ended up being 8 strong)
Elites
Furioso Dreadnaught, drop pod
Hellfire Dreadnaught, drop pod
Troops
Tactical Squad (10), sergeant with powerfist, melta gun, drop pod
Tactical Squad (10), sergeant with powerfist, melta gun, drop pod
Tactical Squad (10), sergeant with powerfist, melta gun, drop pod
Tactical Squad (10), sergeant with powerfist, melta gun, drop pod

Imperial Guard
HQ
Command Squad (5)-Senior Officer (I think, might be wrong), plasma gun, medic
Elites
Grey Knight Terminator Squad (5), incinerator
Storm Troopers (10), sergeant with power weapon, melta gun, Chimera Transport
Troops
First Platoon
Command section (5), sergeant with power fist
-Guardsmen Squad (10), grenade launcher, missil launcher
-Guardsmen Squad (10), grenade launcher, lascannon
Second Platoon
Command Section (5), sergeant with power weapon
-Guardsmen Squad (10), grenade launcher, heavy bolter
-Guardsmen Squad (10), grenade launcher, autocannon
Fast Attack
Sentinel, autocannon
Heavy Support
Bassilisk, indirect fire
Leman Russ
Mortar Squads (3)

This is sad, I really need to read the Guard codex.

Blood Ravens 5th Company
HQ
Master Captain Icarus, Master Crafted Lightning Claws, Artificer Armor, Terminator Honors, Jump Pack, Frags, Iron Halo
Epistolary, Familiar, Bolt Pistol, Jump Pack, Combat Shield, Melta Bombs
Troops
Tactical Squad (10), counter attack, true grit, infiltrate, melta gun, power weapon
Tactical Squad (10), counter attack, true grit, infiltrate, melta gun, power weapon
Scout Squad (6), heavy bolter, bolters x5
Scout Squad (5), sniper rifles x5
Fast Attack
Assault Squad (6), Sergeant with Terminator Honors and Power Fist
Land Speeder Tornado
Bike Squadron (6), melta guns x2, assault bike with multi melta, sergeant with power weapon
Heavy Support
Devastator Squad (6), missil launcher x4

Hunter or Hunted Part I

Fist some fluff:

Captain Icarus watched the Inquisitorial Strke Cruiser move into low orbit, preparing to fire its payload of Drop Pods. Already a Thunderhawk had made planetfall bearing the most zealous of the Deathwatch marines. According to the intel gathered the Inquisition had not taken kindly to the Blood Raven's actions on Kronus. However this was an entirely seperate group, apparently some more zealous sects of the Inquisition took Captain Gabriel Angelos' recent actions as a sign of heresy amongst the Blood Ravens. The fact that their little strike force had latched onto the trail of the 5th Company and not the 3rd seemed to have gone unnoticed. Icarus did not care what they were doing, or that it was Captain Angelos who had gotten the chapter into this mess. All he needed to know was that these fools were seeking his death, that was fine, he would just have to repay them in kind.

"Are the men in position Faustus?" Icarus asked his second, the young but brilliant Epistolary Librarian Faustus Dorar.

"They are Captain, Squads Illiam and Philantes are in position at the outpost, the rest of the men are in the loose formation you specified." Faustus replied.

"Good, the enemy will be arriving shortly, expect the first drop pods to hit soon after we engage the enemy. Rough estimates put the enemy at roughly 50 Marines and two Dreadnaughts. There also appears to be a regiment of Guard, we have not yet been able to ascertain who they are and what personal reason they have for being here." Icarus said as he watched the distant forms of the enemy as they leapt from the tops of ruined buildings towards the Blood Ravens position.

"They appear to be far too impatient to wait for the rest of their forces to deploy." Faustus commented as his familiar flitted around above them.

"They do indeed, likely we will face the first wave that have already landed, then their reinforcements as the drop pods land." Icarus noted his gaze still skyward.

"What about the guard?" Asked Faustus.

"They will come latter, though the pict steals did show a shuttle bearing the seal of the Ordo Malleus and more worryingly of the Grey Knights, if the information in the Librarium is any indication we may be facing a force of fellow astartes that are far more dangerous than the rabble we face now." Icarus said.

"Nevertheless we shall destroy them." Faustus said, gripping his Force Staff tighter than usual, the only indication the reserved man would show of his eagerness to face the enemies of the Emperor.

With their preparations finished Icarus and Faustus moved to their positions in the defences, preparing to meet the deluded fools chasing them.


Terrain: The board had a large building in the lower left and upper right corners with a smaller building in the lower right and a bunch of small bits of terrain scattered around the rest of the board. Which really did not come into play during this battle since all but one squad of the enemy was entering play via drop pod.

Deployment: Death company went behind the building in the upper right, Devs and both scout squads went on the top two floors of the lower left building, one tac squad went into the small building on the lower right and another took up positions in the middle of my line on a wrecked shuttle piece. Assault squad with Librarian attatched and master behind went behind the second tac squad, land speeder went behind the small building on the right. Bikes went behind the building on the left.

Turn 1:
Blood Ravens
So I went first, bikes moved right, Land speeder took some pot shots at some death company in view but failed to wound any of them.

Xenos Hunters
Moved out of sight of the Land Speeder, otherwise absolutely nothing.

Turn 2:
Blood Ravens
Nada, zipo, absolutely nothing. I think I bumped an assault marine by accident... maybe.

Xenos Hunters
Only the Hellfire Dread came in. Dropped next to the building in the upper right and shot at the Land Speeder blowing off its assault cannon.

Turn 3:
Blood Ravens
Blew up the Dreadnaught and Drop Pod

Xenos Hunters
3 of the Tac squads and the Furioso arrived. Dread and two tacs landed in a tight cresent right infront of the bikes, tac squad and assault marines. Third tac squad went farther back and to the right. All in all 3 Tac marines, 1 bike and 1 assault marine died.

Turn 4:
Blood Ravens
Finally I get to do something. The bikes blew up the Furioso, Master, Libby and Assault Marines charged the second tac squad, killing all but the sergeant. Shooting killed 9 of the 10 marines in the first tac squad and 2 of the marines in the third.

Xenos Hunters
First and Third tactical squads charged me. Fist and Second were finished off but master fell to a power fist. Assault squad killed 5 of Tac squad 3.

Xenos hunters conceded the game!

Cassualties:
Xenos Hunters
27 Xenos Hunters Tac Marines
Furioso Dread
Hellfire Dread
Drop Pod

Blood Ravens
2 Assault Marines
3 Tactical Marines
Master Captain

Another Victory to the Blood Ravens, but now onto the Guard.

"Power Fists hurt, a lot."
-Captain Icarus