Monday, September 13, 2010

BattleReport: Chaos Nurgle Space Marines vs Wolfbrothers 2k

Nurgle Host:

2x Demon Prince w/Wings, Warptime, Mark of Nurgle
3x3 Obliterators
4x6 Nurgle Marines with Champ & pfist, two melta, rhinos


Wolflord on Thunderwolf mount, many fixins, two wolves
1x Thunderwolf Cav w/Stormshield, Frost Axe
1x RunePriest w/Necklace
2x5 Wolf Scouts w/Power weapon, Melta, Mark of Wulfen
5x5 Grey Hunter w/Power Weapon, Melta, Mark of Wulfen, Las/Plas Razerback (1 Rhino)
2x6 Long Fangs w/Five Missle launchers
7 Wolf Guards with Power Fists into Wolf Scouts and Grey Hunters. Scoutie pack leaders have combi melta also.
Pitched Battle, Command and Control, Wolves go first!

Long Fangs deploy on two levels in the right hand corner. One group cant see the right flank very much because of blocking terrain. Top group can see mostly everything on table, except for behind terrain in center of table (bottom level.) They are all out of range of back left Chaos corner where green fortress dominates. Enemy objective was in terrain in center of deployment, just in range of long fang units.

Rune priest goes in Rhino on left near Wolf objective with backup Razorback Kill Team. Thunderwolves in the middle, three Razorbacks on right near long fangs with one ready to scoot over to help objective battle (claim objective after everyone dies in fight.) Using cover and "t-formations" to get cover saves to everyone from almost everywhere. One unit of scouts infiltrate and a second stay in reserve.

Chaos deploys in tight castle on wolfbrother left, two units of oblits and one demon prince on extreme left, a line of rhinos, then 3rd unit of oblits and 2nd demon prince on right. The formation tapered from Wolf left to right to frustrate highly annoying and destructive Wolf scouts that would be forced to infiltrate in less than optimal manner. They hide out of sight on the bottom level of center building terrain.

Wolfbrothers go to work. Scouties in center shuffle around so they are still hidden but can take long melta shot at right-center nurgle Rhino. They could have charged out and taken two melta shots and then assaulted or multi-assaulted the Rhinos in the open, but the Wolf strategy required patience. The Wolfbrothers wanted and needed the Chaos army to spread out a bit. RP Rhino speeds up the center-left and pops smoke. Thunderwolves move into cover in center. Long fangs and Razerbacks concentrate fire on 3rd right hand group of obliterators and kill all three.

Chaos army unfolds a little. Demon prince and One Rhino on left move all out towards Wolf objective. Rhino on far right camps on Chaos Objectives. Rhinos in middle move up a little and take melta and bolter shots at Wolf Scouties in center, killing three. Demon Prince on right takes cover behind Rhinos and supports objective, threatening Wolf Lord in center. Obliterators wreck RP Rhino and blast plasma at the Thunderwolves, who are unscathed due to cover saves on the buffaloes (fenrisian wolves attached to wolf lord.)

Space wolf turn two is uneventful. RP and Grey Hunters retreat into cover and camp on Wolf Objective (bait #2.) Razorbacks push forward and shoot. Thunderwolves zig zag to the right behind center building terrain heading towards chaos objective (now out of sight from remaining obilts on left.) Long fangs and Razorback shooting destroys a bolter and immobilizes Nurgle Rhino on Objective. Scouties shot that Rhino with Melta and then assaulted it spilling out Nurgle Marines.

Chaos army surges in face of horrible wolf shooting. Demon prince and two Rhinos on Left charge deeper into wolf territory and prepare to assault wolf objective. Demon Prince and two units of nurgles smile at two remaining wolf scouties standing right in front of them. The scouts make a bunch of saves and then die to the demon prince in close combat. He consolidates towards the center. Obliterator shooting stuns two razorbacks.

Wolves start to circle for the kill, Chaos turn 3 will be the start of the end for someone. Kill team on left get out of Razorback and get into position with RP and his squad to receive chaos charge from two sides. Third razorback from right speeds over and pops smoke, his passengers are the counter assault or the cleanup crew, or both! Free razorback on right does the same, popping smoke and providing cover for stunned razorback on right just in case some nurgles get brave and try to scoot over and melta them. Wolf lord zags some more to the cover terrain near chaos objective terrain, just asking demon price on right to come fight him. Long fangs take shots at rhinos on left, wrecking one.

2nd unit of Wolfscouties arrive from reserve and shoot/charge unit of oblits on ground level on extreme left flank. Kill two and lock combat.

Chaos, bottom of three, charges demon prince and one unit of nurgles into the defending wolf units on the left. Of course after blasting away with Two units of Nurgles! Good for wolfs and bad for Chaos, that third nurgle unit was not able to assault! Demon Prince on right jumps into the middle, on opposite side of building from Wolf Lord, now threatening... everything in the Wolf army, including the wolf lord if he wants to eat the nurgles on chaos objective.

Last unit of oblits gets down from perch and charges into the wolf scouties. Powerfists all over, and 1 obliterators lives to 0 scouts. Mission accomplished anyways. On the left the Nurgles locked up combat and the demon prince died to rune priest and mark of the wulfen party.

Wolf Lord and Thunderwolfs get into the Nurgles, killing the camped out unit outright. Razorbacks on right race towards Chaos objective. Long Fangs pop other Nurgle rhino near chaos objective (but wolf lord didn't have enough to multi-assault.) Wolves on left try to kill empty Rhino, Rune priest takes shot at 2nd demon prince (who took a wound from the scout powerfist earlier.) Wolves in combat wiff vs Nurgles and nurgles kill some. 3rd sneaky killteam on left gets in position to hold objective and try to kill remaining chaos forces there.

2nd Demon prince and last set of nurgles on right charge Wolf Lord after single Obliterator shoots plasma at undamaged killteam on left (killing three! wow!) Empty Rhino and little bits of Nurgle climb onto Wolf Objective to Contest. Demon prince sucks ass vs Wolf Lord and dies. Nurgles there die too. Bottom of 5 and No one holds any objectives: Nurgles contest wolf obj and Razorbacks are a turn away from Chaos' - but the game continues.

Wolves on right destroy rhino and clean up last bits of Nurgle. Razorbacks full of guys camp out on Chaos objective. Rune priest kills single-wound Obliterator with Lightning. Wolfbrother Victory!

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