Friday, December 10, 2010
Battle Report - Daemons vs Eldar
Mission was Annihilation, Setup was Dawn of War. 2000 points. Da Machine brought lots (3 or 4 groups) of Plague bearers, a group of harpies, nurglings for days, 3 spawn, a Great Unclean one, Daemon Prince, nurgle's accountant and some little robed thing that spits huge vomit. I deployed my scouts and waited for the rain of pestilence.
He got the 'do not want' half of the army which was the little things plus spawn. They all landed and ran for cover. Most of which was towards my scouts. My tanks came in and started blazing, hoping to catch them before they went into cover. Sadly though, they brought invulnerable saves with them and the knowledge on how to use them. Before I knew it, the wraithguard tank was down, two of them dead in the explosion, the banshees' ride had no weapons and there were still far too many daemons on the table. Nothing to ram, and tank shocking was useless, so the banshees unloaded to try and save the Rangers (who had managed to wound one of the big monstrosities) from the chaos spawn, but too late. They did manage to finish off the spawn, but not before the nurglings charged in. In a fight that lasted far too long, The Exarch and one lone banshee stood remaining, but they were hit by a small unit of plague bearers. The last banshee went down and the Exarch stood alone, and would have kept fighting had I not stuck a camera in her face. Immediately after, she went down, obviously too worried about her hair after all that fighting.
Despite losing the Harlequins, the wraithguard's serpent (the wraithguard were knocked out, but the spiritseer with them headed for the hills, or rather, between my other Wraithlord's legs), my sworded Wraithlord, my dire avengers (to a huge plaguebearer charge then failed morale) and my rangers, I still managed to eek a victory! 7 KP to 5!