This was my first battle at the new "local" hobby shop for me. Called Hobbies. Well there was a tournament going so I
played the one opponent not involved, a thousand sons player. 1000pts on a city board with four large buildings, one dominating
each corner. The center was a broad strip with some entrenchments and little islands of crater impacts. The lists were as
Ultramarines 7th Company
Master, jump pack, pair of lightning claws, terminator honors, melta bombs, iron
halo, frag grenades
Chaplain, jump pack, bolt pistol, terminator honors, melta bombs, frag grenades
Tactical Squad Tyriel
-Sergeant with power fist and bolt pistol, melta gun, frags
Tactical Squad Oscelo (10)
-Sergeant with power
weapon and bolt pistol, plasma gun, missil launcher
Assault Squad Herrion (10)
-Sergeant with power fist, plasma pistol,
melta bombs, plasma pistols x2
Devastator Squad Romus (5)
-lascannon, missil launcher
Pre-Heresy Thousand Sons
Lord, 2 Thralls, bolt of change
Rubric Marines (10)
-Sorcerer with power fist, 2 thralls, bolt of change
combi bolter thingy
Rubric Marines (10)
-Sorcerer with cc weapon, bolt of change
--Rhino, combi bolter thingy
Tzeentch Greater Daemon
Devs went in a crater to the left of a small trench
in the center area. Tac squad Oscelo went in the trench. Assault Marines deployed in the building on the left with the chappy
and commander. Tac squad Tyriel went in a crater to the right of squad Oscelo.
Both rubric squads went into
their rhinos and were sat in the open right across from my lines.
Before the fight a little fluff first:
klaxons sounded throughout the strike cruiser of the Ultramarine's 7th Company. All over the ship crewman and Space Marines
rushed to their battle stations. Captain Vash Thalion raced to the launch bays. They had recieved a distress message from
the 9th Company en route to Macragge. An incursion of Chaos Space Marines suspected to be of the Thousand Sons legion had
attacked an outpost in the realm of the Ultramarines and the 9th needed help. The 7th would give it.
"Captain we are
prepared for the drop, what are your orders?" Chaplain Claudius asked as Vash raced into the launch deck.
"I need a
jump pack, deploy the squads save Herrion's via drop pod. The assault marines and we will deploy from high altitude via thunderhawk
and meet up with the rest on the ground." Captain Thalion said as he and Claudius ran up the ramp of the Thunderhawk and strapped
themselves in. "Lets go!"
Battle would be met, but the enemy would doubtless be ready.
marines jumped towards the rhinos and devs and squad oscelo fired. Despite 3 heavy weapons and the plasma neither rhino was
destroyed just shaken.
Assault marines were killed to a man as both rubric squads rhinos moved forward
and they came out. Chaplain took a wound from bolters.
Several rubrics dropped from each
squad and squad Tyriel charged the rhight rubric squad without a power fist. Commander and chaplain charged the other squad
and killed 3 rubric marines but commander got a power fist to the face.
Horrors were summoned and
joined the assault with squad Tyriel. Several more rubrics dropped to sergeant Tyriel's power fist but the squad would not
last. Chaplain bit the dust after taking down another rubric marine.
Neither rhino went
down to either squad Oscelo or the Devs fire. Squad Tyriel kept fighting downing the rubrics to just two left but now it was
just Tyriel and one other marine.
Greater Daemon finally arrived and killed squad Tyriel.
Squad Oscelo dropped 2 wounds from the greater daemon with bolter fire. Squad Romus immobolized one
Greater Daemon charged the remaining tac squad and lost a wound but killed 2 marines and another
2 had fallen to shooting.
Squad Oscelo kept fighting but did no wounds. More dropped.
Greater Daemon dropped Squad Oscelo to to just the sergeant but Oscelo ran from combat and escaped and the Devs blew
the greater Daemon away.
Oscelo kept his resolve and charged the horrors alone taking down
one but falling in battle. The Devs took down 2 more rubric marines
The Devs went down to scores of
Thousand Sons victory...
So I lost, but it was a glorious one the fight was good and I mauled my opponent
before going down fighting to the last. Sergeant Oscelo's charge was very fun. I learned a lot about fighting thousand sons
with marines. I have fougth them with Tau but not Marines and it was a harsh lesson but a good one. I had a rematch following
this battle at 2000pts with another Ultramarine player as my ally and Ill post that report soon.
So mistakes of mine
are as follows:
Charged a power fist with the commanders, bad idea.
Moved the Assault Marines out too soon.
not take full advantage of Sergeant Tyriel's power fist.
Horrible luck as usual.
Lets see if I can correct all of
those in my next battle and kick some chaos rear. As always questions and comments are welcome.
That said this is
a bland report so some fluff:
The fight had been fierce and the Thousand Sons had been relentless. Realing from their
ill fated drop the Ultramarines fell back by squads through the streets losing men as they went. Suddenly a storm of heavy
weapons opened up from the windows across the street. The Rubric marines chasing them melted under the plasma fire. Three
squads of Devastators were dug in nearby. They had found the 9th Company.
"Captain it is good to see you," Announced
the 9th Company's captain as me marched from the building. The marines fists were encased in massive gauntlets, the right
shimmered in an energy field, a mighty power fist, the left showed itself as a lightning claw as its claws unsheathed.
enemy is right behind us, we must ready ourselves to meet them," Captain Thalion replied saluting his fellow. Now they would
make the traitors pay.