For these first few games, the battles are set up more like a 1st edition Rogue Trader game than a modern game. I let Alex choose the units he wanted, roughly tallied the cost (a little over 1000 pts) and I selected an IG force that was also roughly 1000pts. I bet he had a few points on me, but I'm sure the forces will practically equal. Easily saved a half-hour of math just guessing the points.
This is not meant to be a battle report. It's just photos I took of the battle, with captions explaining generally what the photo is displaying.
|Ogryn, Chimera Transports (filled with troopers), Leman Russ tanks leading the charge.|
|Land Speeder, Assault Squad, and Tac Squads hiding in the woods.|
|The Brothers Grimm, twin dreadnaughts.|
|Following a feeble attempt at Tank Shock, the dreadnaught turned around and blasted my tank with its lascannon. The terminators didn't get to assault, as there was nothing left of my tank.|
|Neither Chimera had any practical way to deal with a dreadnaught.|
|After wasting the Russ, the terminators and one of the brothers Grimm set their sights on a full Chimera.|
|At the Imperial Guard objective (an old Robot) the last Marine in his squad fights the Platoon commander. Eventually the commander would win.|
|The other Chimera releases its troops (they were safer inside, it turns out.)|
|The Company Command Squad direct the Ogryn and the remaining troopers.|
|After routing the Guardsmen, the Chimera (Stunned) is next.|
|A Tac squad gets read to storm the hill, and eliminate that pesky Platoon Commander now alone guarding the objective.|