Beware The Daemon
Today I got in
a quick game against the Thousand Sons again. 1000pts on an ice table. The lists were as follows:
Master Captain Vash Thalion, power weapon, storm bolter, frags, iron halo, terminator honors
bolt pistol, terminator honors, jump pack
Assault Squad Herrion (5), terminator honors, power fist, x2 plasma pistols,
Tactical Squad Tyriel (10), terminator honors, power fist, melta gun
Tactical Squad Oscelo (10), terminator
honors, power weapon, plasma gun, missil launcher
Devastator Squad Voltaris (6), missil launchers x4
Daemon of Tzeentch
Flamers (6), 2 upgraded with something
Flamers (6) 2 upgraded again
Marines (10), sorcerer with bolt of change (I think), 1 thrall
-Rhino, pintle mounted storm bolter, smokes
(10), sorcerer with bolt of change, 1 thrall
-Rhino, pintle mounted storm bolter, smokes
Dreadnaught, TL Las, Missil
lots of Daemons, I dont have much experience fighting them, this will be... interesting. But first some fluff:Captain
Thalion stared out over the frozen tundra, dunes of ice and snow stretching out as far as the eye could see until... there
on the horizon was a column of dark red and black approaching fast.
"The enemy approaches." Sergeant Tyriel stated
stomping through the ice drift to stand beside his captain.
"They do indeed, I have recieved word that the warp is
acting strangely, we will likely see a number of the Daemonkind in battle today." Captain Thalion replied still staring at
the distant enemy.
"We are prepared sir, the enemy may outnumber us but we will stand and fight all the same." The
sergeant replied stoicly.
"Then gather your men. They will be here soon."
The Thousand Sons were coming once
more, they had to be held from the vulnerable city beyond until the evacuation was complete. Until then the Space Marines
of the Ultramarines 7th Company would fight to hold the enemies of the Imperium at bay. No matter the cost.
rhino went on either side of this small snowy hill and that was it for chaos. Devs went in a long line on another ice hill
in my deployment zone with Squad Oscelo infront of them, squad Tyriel below the bank beside them with Vash attatched to squad
Tyriel and Squad Herrion with Claudius attatched went behind the devs.
Rhinos ran up, one
dropped out the thousand sons in it and they fired on the devs killing one, I took the sergeant to maintain coherency. Dread
fired and killed one member of Squad Oscelo.
Squad Herrion jumped out and fired on the rubric marines,
squad Tyriel moved forward as did squad Oscelo, the Devs fired and destroyed the Dreadnaught. Everyone else fired on the Rubric
marines killing 5 of the squad of 10 although 2 of the plasma pistols in the assault squad overheated but neither killed its
None of the minor daemons appeared but the Greater Daemon did, wind of change
dropped two of the assault squad, bolter fire from the undamaged rubric squad dropped the rest of the squad and the Greater
Daemon annihilated the chaplain in close combat then consolidated into combat with the tactical squads, the battered rubric
squad also charged. A couple tacticals dropped to the sons and daemon but all the remaining thousand sons were smashed down
by sergeants Oscelo and Tyriel. Squad Tyriel then consolidated into combat with the Greater Daemon along with Squad Oscelo.
in the combat anymore Captain Thalion fired at the thousand sons with the remaining Devs killing two and wounding another.
All 4 squads of Daemons appeared, both flamer squads appeared right next to the summoner,
one squad of screamers appeared more to the right behind the combat and the last squad of screamers scattered right in between
captain Thalion, squads Oscelo and Tyriel and the Devs. Without anywhere to deploy that would not be within 1" the whole squad
was lost. Flamers and rubric squad not in cc fired on the devs killing 3 more, screamers charged captain thalion and lost
two of their number, falling back 18" with hit and run. CC with the greater daemon saw several more marines lose their lives
and the whole group not managing to wound the daemon except for sergeant Tyriel who bashes away one of the Daemons wounds.
Thalion fired on the thousand sons finishing off the wounded one and the devs capped another two leaving 4 left. In
close combat sergeant Tyriel takes another wound off the daemon leaving 2 and more marines die leaving both squads at about
half strength by this point.
Rubric squad and both flamer squads fire on the last two
Devs annihilating them. Greater Daemon loses another wound to the valiant sergeant Tyriel and kills several more marines.
Thalion charges desperately into a flamer squad and slices down two of their number and wounds a third and is not hurt in
return. Daemons fail their distabilization test by 3 and lose another model and the wounded one.
Rubric squad and screamers charge into combat with Squad Oscelo and Tyriel, 2 screamers die as a concequence and the
Greater Daemon and screamers kill 3 marines, flamers also charge, without any marines left in btb with the rubrics they dont
get to fight. Sergeant Tyriel finally crushes the giant chicken's head with his power fist and the remaining marines consolidate,
the remaining screamer runs away. Captain Thalion butchers the last few flamers.
Captain Thalion charges
into combat with the rubric marines and cuts down two of them. Sergeant Tyriel crunches the remaining 2 and sergeant Oscelo
and the remaining marines attack the Flamers who kill one more marine. Now its just Captain Thalion, Sergeant Oscelo, Sergeant
Tyriel and an un-named plasma gunner marine.
Daemons fail to cause any wounds. Ultramarines
kill all but 2 of the daemons. Even with the screamer charging back and getting killed.
The boys in
blue finish killing the Daemons and stand atop the pile of dead triumphantly.
At the time we thought the game had
ended several turns back technically but now I guess it actually did end on turn 6 now that Ive gone through turn by turn.
With half points remaining for the master and both tactical squads and all enemies annihilated save the Rhinos. That means
the Ultramarines actually pull a minor victory with more than 101 vps over the Thousand Sons. Woot Victory to the Ultramarines!!!
Thats a come back.
So a good battle for the Ultramarines.
And some more fluff:Captain Vash Thalion
flicked the blood from his blade and dug it into the ice at his feet to support his weight. Around him the marines still standing
were far too few for comfort. Sergeant's Tyriel and Oscelo still stood. Oscelo's power axe was drenched in the matter of daemons
and Tyriel was litterally covered in the stuff from head to foot having gone toe to toe with a mighty Greater Daemon of Tzeentch.
The Thousand Sons had been few in number but their Daemon allies were far more numerous. The bodies of Thousand Sons, Daemons
and Ultramarines lay littered all around the hill of ice.
"The Daemon has been defeated this day." Captain Thalion
"Indeed they have, but at a steep cost." Oscelo replied, moving over to check the wounds of his last standing
marine. Then together the two went to check on the fallen to see if any would yet live.
"We will recover, the citizens
of the Imperium are safe, our duty is done and the enemies of the Emperor have been slain. Our victory has come at a steep
cost this day, but we are nevertheless victorious." Vash replied.