8th Battle Report: Imperial Guard vs Necrons

By |2017-11-01T12:30:55+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: 8th Edition 40k, astra militarum, Battle Reports, Imperial Guard, Necrons, The Long War, Videos, Warhammer 40k|

Necron Wal HorThe Astra Militarum has faced many challenges, but none so tricky as a foe who comes back to life after death. Will they be able to overcome such a foe?

Austin and Talon go head to head on the table with Index Astra Militarum vs Necrons in a Secure and Control mission, deploying with the Front-line Assault zone. Talon chooses to go first with his guard. To see the entire battle, scroll down and press play on the video below!

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Talon leads the guard with three detachments. two Manticores, Hydras, Vulture with Punisher Cannon, Vendettas, and a Valkyrie with double rocket pods round out the vehicles in the list. Infantry, two lascannon teams, two Company Commanders, two Company Command Squads, two Officers of the Fleet, two inquisitors, two Primaris Psykers, and a Callidus Assassin.

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Austin is bringing Necrons with scarabs, a unit of 20 warriors, Stormlord Imotekh, Illuminor Szeras, a unit of Immortals,a Night Scythe, converted Canoptek Spyders, Canoptek Wraiths, and 3 Annihilation Barges.

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Turn one, Talon disembarks several characters very close to the wraiths and ends up killing a wraith with smite. Talon also is able to Dominate Szeras, but does not make it. Shooting, the Callidus does a single wound on another wraith. The Vultures aim at the wraiths as well, taking out another wraith. The Callidus ends up in close combat with the wraiths, wounding them but not being able to take out the last two wraiths.

Austin retaliates in his turn one, giving the Stormlord and warriors +1 to ballistic skill. The Lord of the Storm ability, which is available once per battle and, on a 2+, deals that many mortal wounds to a model plus D3 mortal wounds to models within 6″ of the target on an extra roll of 6 (rolled per unit within that range), targets the Vulture with 4 mortal wounds. The additional dice cause the death of one Officer of the Fleet and wound several other characters. Close combat, the scarabs surround the assassin, taking her down.

In turn two, Talon puts his flyers into hover to continue after the main group of Necrons while Austin continues to defend the objective, aiming to take down the troops and get the wraiths into combat.

Will Austin be able to survive the onslaught of Manticore missiles and the Vendetta? Will Talon be able to take control of the objective and kill the pesky constructs? Find out what happens and who wins by pressing play on the video below!

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