Kris – Well ? what can I say? The Emperor’s finest weren?t so fine in this scenario. It was pretty much a massacre, the scenario told me to split my 5-man groups into 2-man groups and deploy around the table edges, my mistake was fatal from the beginning. I tried to spread them out to divide the Eldars? fire, but ended up spreading myself so thin that Steve cleared the table of Deathwatch Space Marines easily and quickly.
I had already lost a few Marines by the end of turn 1 as Steve’s Harlequin special rules kicked in. He was wielding a whole load of re-rolls, some incredible agility and a host of dirty wargear, meaning it was a slaughterfest. Artemis being on the battlefield was the only thing keeping the troops going. We can do anything with Artemis at our fore!
Turn 2, Artemis dies! Whoops. All downhill from here. By now I had one Skyweaver, a handful of Harlequins and a Death Jester under my belt. The end of turn 2 saw me lose the only objective I had captured, meaning turn 3 was already won by the Eldar… We didn’t make it to turn 4 as Steve had cleared the table of all the Emperor’s finest. He then proceeded to reenact his victory via an interpretive dance that would make the Shadowseers weep.
A handshake later and it was all over, scenario 2 looks interesting with a cool twist in its tail so I?m looking forward to playing that one. Lessons learned, Marines shoot stuff with rapid fire, combat is better left to close combat wielding models, boltguns point the way to victory in the next scenario 🙂
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