Well, this is my very first blog post, and I would like to begin by thanking everyone here who is reading it. A little background on me, I play Warhammer 40k in my spare time and I am still a bit of a beginner. Anyway, this is my latest battle report. To see my list of forces, check out my other post.
I'm not sure what my opponent had, but he was packing a lot of firepower. He had an Obliterator squad, TWO chaos defilers, one terminator squad, three tactical squads about 10 strong in rhinos with at least two sonic blasters and a special chaos flamer in each, and finally, one huge tactical squad that I have no clue what it had. Finally, he had a really cool looking demon prince with wings. It was 1850 points.
I went first, and he failed to capture the initiative, and I busted out with a vengeance. I moved up with the land raider crusader, and opened up on his terminators with everything I had, and killed two. Half my tac squad with my captain, sarge, and flamer guy ran up and hid in some woods, and started creeping forward. My other half of the tac squad camped out on the objective, firing the missile launcher at the defiler on the left flank. I penetrated, and got a crew stunned result, but who cares, I have a razorback with a twin linked lascannon. Crew stunned again??? Seriously? Still not too worried, I open up with the land speeder, and guess what? Crew stunned. Really? Finally, I assault his terminator squad out of my land raider, and my termy libby pulls three extra attacks out of the air with might of heroes. I take one wound on my libby, and kill four of his terminators. Hah.
My opponent opens up with the lascannons from the defiler on the land speeder, and blows it up. Great. The Obliterator squad stuns one of my dreds. This happens EVERY game... But thats why I have two. His rhinos blitz, and come flying up as far as possible, two heading through terrain to hit my objective, the other one heading down the middle of the board, but staying well clear of my land raider. Then, his demon prince pops out of cover and assaults my libby and terminators, because if they kill off the remaining chaos terminator, I would flatten his obliterators and assault the tac squad on his objective. Anyway, the cool thing was, my libby stopped his warp time, conferred a +1 attack to a grunt with might of heroes, and then got flattened by the demon prince. He killed two other guys too. But I struck back, my sarge killing the remaining terminator, and my other terminators putting two wounds on the prince. We TIED COMBAT with a demon prince. Yeah!
The next few turns got kinda confusing, but I'll give ya the highlights: I continued to stun the defilers with all kinds of multi meltas, missile launchers, and lascannons. GRRR. Death Company, in the razorback, got in position to either assault the demon prince or the obliterators. My dred got stunned again. Of course. The center rhino unloaded, and fired its evil flamer into my tac squad, killing 3 guys. One other guy died from gunshot wounds, so, my cover didn't do squat. I flamed em back, killing two, and assaulted the 8 of em left with my captain and my flamer dude. I made three kills, and suffered no wounds, despite having a lower initiative. The next turn, he managed to put a wound on my captain, but I killed another guy. The other two rhinos blitzed towards my objective with two tac squads, but, only one deployed and evil flamed my honor guard, and shot it to bits. I made ZERO armor saves, rolling ones for each of the flamed guys. After failing to save my chaplain and the guy with the chapter banner too, I saved their skins with feel no pain. After rapid firing four bolters, and a krak (NOT frag, too close for scatter) missile with my tac squad, then firing off an infernus pistol and a bolt pistol with my honor guard, I assaulted the remaining marines with my two honor guards, and with a nice furious charge and feel no pain from the blood chalice, a +1 attack for assaulting, another +1 attack for chapter banner, I killed half the tac squad without suffering a wound.
And then, I ran out of time. :-( This game took much longer than I thought it would, but it was still by far the most fun I had playing 40k yet.
Sorry for the REALLY long post.