Friday, December 14, 2012

40k Battle Report - Space Marines vs Chaos Daemons

Space Marines VS Chaos Daemons - 2250 Points - (December 3rd, 2012)

I went to a friends house to play another game against his Space Marines, we used the same point values but changed up armies a bit.  I decided to go super troop heavy and field almost 90 models, which I found out might not be the best idea, but you can find out for yourself.

Here are the lists:

Space Marines
3x Rhino
Land Raider
Storm Talon
Aegis Defense Line /w Qaud Gun
7 Assault Terminators /w Storm Shield and Thunder Hammers
5 Terminators
10 Tactical Marines
7 Scouts
Librarian in Terminator armour
10 Assault Marines
5 Veterans
10 Tactical Marines /w Lasgun

Chaos Daemons:
Lord of Change
Herald of Tzeentch on Disk /w Bolt of Tzeentch
3 Screamers
3 Screamers
4 Bloodcrushers /w Icon, Fury Of Khorne
15 Bloodletters /w Fury Of Khorne
15 Bloodletters /w Fury Of Khorne
11 Pink Horrors /w Changeling, Bolt of Tzeentch, Icon
10 Pink Horrors /w Bolt of Tzeentch
10 Pink Horrors /w Bolt of Tzeentch
10 Pink Horrors /w Bolt of Tzeentch
Soul Grinder /w Phlegm
5 Flesh Hounds /w Karanak, Fury of Khorne

Space Marine Army

Part of the Daemon Army

Part 2 of the Daemon Army

Space Marine Deployment Left side

Space Marine Deployment Right side, The scouts infiltrated onto the tower.

We rolled off and got the scouring, and pitched battle, he won the roll and let me go first.

Daemons preferred wave was the lord of Change, 11 Pink Horrors, 10 Pink Horrors, 3 Screamers, 4 Bloodcrushers.

Follow the break for rest of the battle report!

Turn 1


Reserves: I rolled and got my preferred wave, The Lord of Changed landed on the far left side, with a unit of Screamers and Pink horrors and Bloodcrushers, the 11 Pink Horrors landed on the right side of the board.
Movement: NA
Shooting: I show my pink horrors at his scouts and only managed to kill one.
Assault: NA

Space Marines

Reserves: NA
Movement: He moved up his Land Raider and his terminators got out, he also moved up his tactical marines in the rhinos a bit and left most of his units behind the Aegis Defense line.
Shooting: He shot at and killed a few pink horrors with his Marines and Scouts, and also did 2 wounds to my lord of change with his Quad gun.
Assault: He assaulted my Bloodletters with his terminators and managed to kill all but 1.

Daemons Moving up the Board

One Bloodletter Remained

Turn 2


Reserves: I made my reserve rolls for my Herald, 10 more pink horrors and the Flesh Hounds.  I placed them all around the Icon that was in the Bloodcrusher group.
Movement: I flew the Lord of Change up behind the group of assault marines and his Aegis Defense line.  The pink horrors on the right side moved up a bit and and so did the Bloodcrushers.
Shooting: I shot some more at the Scouts and killed 2 more.
Assault: The terminators finished off the last Bloodletter.

Space Marines

Reserves: He failed his roll for the storm talon
Movement: He moved his terminators back towards the land raider and also moved Rhinos up the right side.
Shooting: He shot with his tactical marines that got out of the rhino at the Pink horrors and killed several, he also shot with his land raider and killed the Screamers.  His Quad gun and assault Marines at the flying lord of change and took him down to one wound.
Assault: NA

More Daemons Landing in

Space Marines Owning this side of the board

Turn 3


Reserves: I made my reserve rolls for the Soul Grinder and 15 Bloodletters and 3 Screamers.  The Soul Grinder landed on the right side behind the Icon and the Bloodletters landed in a crater while the Screamers landed just next to them.
Movement: The Bloodcrushers moved up along with both units of Pink horrors and Flesh hounds.  The lord of change came down.
Shooting:  The lord of change shot at and killed a couple marines, and the Pink horrors shot at but did nothing to the terminators, while the soul grinders Phlegm scattered off the mark.
Assault: The Flesh Hounds assaulted the Assault Marines first and made it into combat and the lord of change assaulted from the back.  The lord of change killed a couple marines, only 3 got to attack back but they did one wound and I failed my save, killing him.  The flesh hounds also killed a few marines but lost 3 in the process.

Space Marines

Reserves: He made his roll for the Stormtalon to come in, it flew in facing the Soul Grinder.
Movement: He moved up terminators up to try to assault a unit of Pink Horrors and he also moved his tactical marines up to shoot at my unit of pink horrors on the right side of the board.
Shooting: He shot at and killed one Bloodcrusher with his terminators and his Land Raider shot at and killed the other 3 screamers.  The Tactical Marines killed all but one Pink Horror on the right side.
Assault: the Assault continued with the assault marines, the Flesh Hounds killed one more and the assault marines killed one more, leaving just 2 left for each.

Bloodletters landing and Daemons Moving up. (sorry for the blurry photo)

Soul Grinder lands and the last pink horror making his stand!

Turn 4



Reserves: My last reserves came in, the unit of 15 Bloodletters landed on the left side next to an objective, and the remaining 10 Pink Horrors landed near the veterans in terrain.
Movement: The Bloodcrushers and pink horrors moved up and the soul grinder and lone pink horror moved towards the objective on the left.
Shooting: The Soul Grinder shot at and killed all but one Scout in the bastion, and the Pink horrors on the left side shot at and killed one terminator.  The Pink Horrors in cover shot at and killed 2 veterans.
Assault: The Bloodcrushers failed their assault against the terminators, and the combat with the Flesh Hound/Assault Marines continued, leaving one Assault Marine left and both Flesh Hounds.

Space Marines

Reserves: NA
Movement: He moved his remaining scout out of the bastion and moved up his tactical marines instead, he also moved his assault terminators over to try to reach the Soul Grinder.  His veterans and
Shooting: His shot at the pink horrors in cover and killed a couple with his veterans  and his terminators shot at the Bloodcrushers killing 2.  He tried to shoot the Soul Grinder but failed to do anything to him.
Assault: He assaulted the Bloodcrushers and finished them off and also finished off the Flesh Hounds after losing his last Assault Marine.

Soul Grinder going after some space Marines

Daemons trying to claim objectives.

Turn 5


Reserves: NA
Movement: The 15 Bloodletters moved towards the objective and the pink horrors moved towards the middle objective.  The Soul Grinder positioned himself to assault the Marines.
Shooting: The Pink horrors shot at the terminators but failed to kill any and the Soul Grinder killed 2 Marines.
Assault: The Soul Grinder assaulted the Marines which could not hurt him and managed to kill 3.

Space Marines

Reserves: NA
Movement: The Veterans and Terminators moved up along with his Rhino closer to the Pink Horrors. He moved his terminators and librarian closer to try to assault the Soul Grinder.
Shooting: The Veterans and Terminators shot at the pink horrors in cover, long with his Rhino and Quad gun and killed the rest of them. He also shot at the Pink Horrors in the middle holding the objective with his Land Raider and killed several.
Assault: The Combat with the Soul Grinder continued and he killed two more Marines, leave 3 left.

Turn 6 - Rolled and the game continued


Reserves: NA
Movement: It was looking pretty bleak at this point only holding two objectives and just barely.  The Bloodletters congo lined their way to his deployment zone getting line breaker while holding the other objective.
Shooting: The remaining few pink horrors shot at and the veterans and did nothing.
Assault: The Soul Grinder killed 2 more marines leaving one left.

Space Marines

Reserves: NA
Movement: He moved up terminators up to assault the Soul Grinder, and also moved his terminators and Rhino over to shoot at the Bloodletters.
Shooting: The Veterans and Terminators finished off the pink horrors in terrain and the Rhino killed two Bloodletters which was enough to lose line breaker.  The Land Raider also finished off the Pink Horrors holding the objective in the middle.
Assault: The Terminators failed their charge roll, but the Soul Grinder finally finished off the Space Marines.

The Congo line also worked

Soul Grinder about to destroyed by Thunder Hammers

Game over - Final Score: Space Marines - 7 Daemons - 3 

This was definitely a good learning experience for me, I left my Flamers at home and wanted to try a more troop heavy list, but by doing so I really left the good parts of my army out, the Flamers and the flying monstrous creatures.  But it was a lesson learned and my friend took a good space marine list with a ton of fire power and armour, and I had very little anti armour.

The Three Stars:

Daemon Three Stars:
*     Soul Grinder
**   Bloodletters
*** Lord of Change?

Space Marines Stars:
*     Land Raider (ran rampant over all my troops)
**   5 Terminators
*** 7 Assault Terminators

Thanks for reading this battle report, I hope to have more available to you soon, please leave comments and opinions below!

- Brendan

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