This battle report comes two weeks too late, as I went to AFK games, played this battle, and came home to find my computer completely useless. Now, after an extended repair and getting the setup not quite right, I'm ready to give the highlights of the battle!
Editors note: halfway through this report, I will digress to a point where I will shout angrily. You'll see why when I get there...
Anyway, longtime Fourstrands opponent Chris brought his Blood Angels alongside new player Tyler who brought some Cadian Imperial Guard. I had another newbie on my side, Mike, who brought Dark Angels. Because this batrep is two weeks old in my mind, below are some highlights.
Our opponents went first, giving us a bit of a bloody nose. However amazing saves by the last Scout in the ruins, combined with me spending 2CP prevented the enemy from getting First Blood!
My Captain on Bike retaliated, smashing a Razorback with the help of the surviving bike squad.
The Tactical Squad fell back to allow Tempestus Scions to shoot then charge! This devolved into a bloody scrum.
My new double-heavy-flamers break cover to incinerate some Scions
Next, Chaplain Lemartes and the Death Company deep strike! The Death Company charges my Captain, but he smashes four of them and takes no wounds in return! Lemartes can't charge.
OK, so next, my tactical squad moves up toward Lemartes. They hose him down with flamers, doing four wounds. Chris rolls 1, 1, 2, 2, and fails all FNP rolls so Lemartes takes four wounds. That's fine, right? Chaplains have five wounds.
LEMARTES, ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS CHAPLAINS IN THE IMPERIUM, HAS ONLY FOUR WOUNDS.
OTHER CHAPLAINS THAT ARE NOT NAMED CHARACTERS HAVE FIVE. APOTHECARIES HAVE FIVE.
Seriously, from a game design perspective, how do you make one of your cool, named, one-of-a-kind characters have FEWER wounds than some random other chaplain?
Ok, rant over.
Anyway, we traded casualties, ending with a slaughter on both sides.
In the end, Matt and I prevailed. It still felt weird that Lemartes died like a punk.
Oh well, next, Lexington and I play some Battlefleet Gothic!