page id: 187 Battle Report VI (Strongpoint Assault): Can Wilson's Slaneesh Marines defend their fortress against Jim's Dark Eldar raiding party? By Jim K.
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Clash of Darkness

Jim K. & Wilson (ie "The Master of Melee")


Mistress Xandra licked her perfect lips as she eyed the chaos fortress ahead. The unsuspectng fools were not even aware of her presence. Who did these Slaneesh-worshiping apes think they were, capturing her slaves and using them for their own pleasure? That was her right and hers alone!

Slaneesh worshipers were said to have an amazing tolerance for pain. A chill ran through the mistress' lithe form as she contemplated the hours, days, maybe even weeks of enjoyment a single Slaneeshi marine could bring her. She nodded to the gaunt haemonculus at her side, and the dark eldar warriors moved forward toward the sentries.


Mission:

Strongpoint assault with chaos defending against a dark eldar raiding party.

Slaneesh Intro

For most any battle I follow a straightforward philosophy. I try to design my army as flexible as possible and with as many flamers as possible. This along with the best assault troopers point for point (Daemons) makes Chaos a very formidable foe. In the case of Dark eldar, my chaos army is well suited for their scandalous tactics. Going into the battle, my biggest concern was to reach his firing line. The first turn is the most important turn. This in mind, I made sure to leave all my units in cover or hull down to minimize damage.

HQ

Exalted Champion 60 with Terminator Armour 25,Twin Bolter 3 Mark of Slaneesh 5, Power Weapon 15

108

5 Terminators 180, 2 Champions 30, Doom Siren 15, 2 Combi Meltas 6, 1 Combi Flamer 2, 3 Power fists 15, 2 Marks of Slaneesh 10.

258

HQ

Keeper of Secrets

105

ELITE

5 Chaos Vets = 90 + 2 Missle Launchers 40

130

TROOP 1

6 Daemonettes of Slanneesh

90

TROOP 2

6 Daemonettes of Slanneesh

90

TROOP 3

9 Chaos Marines135, Flamer 3, 1 Champion 15, Doom Siren 15, Power Fist 25, Mark of Slaneesh 5 = 198
Rhino 50 w/Warp Amp 20, Extra Armour 5, Smoke 3 = 78

276

TROOP 4

9 Chaos Marines 135, Flamer 3, 1 Champion 15, Doom Siren 15, Power Fist 25, Mark of Slaneesh 5 =198
Rhino 50 w/Warp Amp 20, Extra Armour 5, Smoke 3 = 78

276

TROOP 5

5 Noise Marines 150 w 2 Blastmasters 40 = 190

190

FAST 1

5 Fiends of Slaneesh

75

FAST 2

5 Daemonettes on steeds

 

100

Total:
1698

 

Dark Eldar Intro

When designing my dark eldar force I wanted to do something different than the "tons of raiders in your face" army. I concentrated on the strengths of the simple DE warrior. Only 8 points each, 5+ save, initiative of 5, weapon and ballistic skill of 4, with two heavy and two assault weapons in every squad. My theory; warriors can provide a staggering amount of marine-accurate heavy-weapons fire. With the option of dark lances or splinter cannons they are flexible enough face marines and orks alike. Then, when they get rushed, they have numbers on their side and get to hit first.

Not that I am deluding myself by thinking that warriors alone could hold their ground against other army's assault troops. That's why I deliver mobile, close-combat death in the form of a pumped-up archon on skyboard , wych unit on raider, and a haemonculus on a skyboard who keeps my trump card, three talos, in a webway portal.

For this game we would be playing 1700 points as opposed to 1500. Ideally, I probably would have preferred another wych squad on a raider for those 200 points, but instead I used the models I have painted and beefed up the number of warriors in my squads.

HQ

Mistress Xandra (Archon), shadowfield, agoniser, hell mask, tormentor helm, combat drugs, hellion skyboard, poison blad

160

HQ

Haemonculus, scissorhands, webway portal, destructor, combat drugs, hellion skyboard

135

ELITE

10 Wyches, 2 blasters, succubus , agoniser, trophy rack,
R
aider, disintegrator, shadow shield

218

TROOP 1

20 warriors, 2 splinter cannons, 2 blasters, sabarite, agoniser

216

TROOP 2

12 warriors, 2 splinter cannons, 2 shredders

136

TROOP 3

12 warriors, 2 dark lances, 2 shredders

136

TROOP 4

12 warriors, 2 dark lances, 2 blasters

126

TROOP 5

12 warriors, 2 dark lances, 2 blasters

126

TROOP 6

14 warriors, 2 dark lances, 2 blasters

142

HEAVY 1

Talos

100

HEAVY 2

Talos

100

HEAVY 3

Talos

100

Total
1695



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