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Imperial Fists 1.3 vs Steel Legion

 Post subject: Imperial Fists 1.3 vs Steel Legion
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:30 am 
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This game was a mother 4000 points game between me and Chris C at Rogue Traders Wargaming Club in Birmingham (Rubery)
- I have never beaten Chris in any game of epic...

Incompertus, 4000 POINTS
Imperial Fists (NetEA V1.3 - Developmental)
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TACTICAL [575]
6 Tactical units, Supreme Commander, 3 Land Raiders

TACTICAL [475]
6 Tactical units, 3 Land Raiders

TACTICAL [325]
6 Tactical units, 2 Rapier, 2 Bunkers + Trenches

TACTICAL [325]
6 Tactical units, 2 Rapier, 2 Bunkers + Trenches

SCOUTS [200]
4 Scout units, Snipers, 2 Bunkers + Trenches

SCOUTS [200]
4 Scout units, Snipers, 2 Bunkers + Trenches

DEVASTATOR [250]
4 Devastator units, Rhino

CENTURION [550]
4 Devastator Centurion, 4 Land Raiders

CENTURION [550]
4 Devastator Centurion, 4 Land Raiders

THUNDERFIRE BATTERY [250]
4 Thunderfire Cannons

VINDICATOR [300]
2 Vindicators

Incompertus, 3925 POINTS
Steel Legion (NetEA Army Compendium v2014)
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INFANTRY COMPANY [450]
Commander, 12 Infantry, Hydra, Fire Support Platoon (4 Fire Support), 2 Ogryns

INFANTRY COMPANY [450]
Commander, 12 Infantry, Hydra, Fire Support Platoon (4 Fire Support), 2 Ogryns

ARTILLERY COMPANY [650]
9 Basilisk, Hydra

SUPER-HEAVY TANK COMPANY [550]
3 Shadowsword, Hydra

SENTINEL SQUADRON [100]
4 Sentinels

VULTURE SQUADRON [300]
4 Vultures

VULTURE SQUADRON [300]
4 Vultures

THUNDERBOLT FIGHTERS [150]
2 Thunderbolts

THUNDERBOLT FIGHTERS [150]
2 Thunderbolts

WARLORD CLASS TITAN [825]


Looking at the lists you might wonder what I was thinking, I wanted to try lots of trenches and have lots of tactical marines. I also wanted to continue to play testdevastator centurions in land raiders. I realised I could do a fully painted force if I left out my AA choices and put some Tacticals in land raiders. - "I'll probably be fighting necrons with no aircraft anyway" - I thought, the dangers of list tailoring!

We decided to use corner deployment, as we had never tried it.

Imperial guard deployment: mostly in the corner, the two infantry formations garrisoned the objectives in the very tall buildings. (Two of the hydras should have been attached to the inf formations, but they were actually attached as extra AA to the shadowsword and basilisks- don't worry about it - I had no aircraft and it didn't make a difference ;) )
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Imperial fist deployment, thunderfires and Tacticals garrisoned by one T&H objective
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Imperial fist corner:
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One problem with the lovely DZC scenery is the building block my camera! Here is the centre of the board...I was trying to be clever and use the scouts garrisoning to daisy chain from one T&H objective so I could deploy a long trench in the middle.
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Turn 1:
IF: thunderfires sustain on Inf co.2 kill 4.
IF: retain to vindicators: hold
IG: basilisks sustain vs vindicators and devastators. Kill 2 vindicators and 1 rhino.
IF: devastators double and shoot at Inf co.2 kill 1.
IG: Warlord advance vs Tacticals in trenches2 kill 2 rapiers.
IF: Tacticals in land raiders march
IG: sentinels hold ( and move)
IF: Tacticals with supreme commander march.
IG: shadowswords advance shoot at thunderfires kill two.
IF: Devastator centurions1 double. (Get over watched by Inf co.1 (1BM)) kill 1 guard stand.
IG: vultures1 advance shoot at Devastator centurions1 kill 1 landraider.
IF: Devastator centurions2 march.
IG: thunderbolt1 Hold.
IF: Tacticals in trenches1 march.
IG: thunderbolt2 ground attack vs Devastator centurions1 (1BM)
IF: scouts2 (on blitz) Overwatch.
IG: Inf co.2 marshall
IF: Tacticals in trenches2 marshall
IG: vultures2 advance shoot at Devastator centurions1 kill 2 landraiders
IF: scout2 March (backwards to secure T&H obj in corner)

After a lot of marching by the fists here is how things looked at the end of turn 1 /start of turn 2.:
From the IF short board edge:
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From the IF long board edge:
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View from the IG short board edge:
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Turn 2:
IF: Devastator centurions1 hold- supreme- hold!
IG: Inf co.1 sustain versus Devastator centurions1 (1BM)
IG: shadowswords advance shoot at Devastator centurions1 kill 2 centurions (broken)
IF: Devastator centurions2 double vs. Vulture1 kill3 (broken)
IF: retain to Tacticals in landraiders engage vs Inf. Co1. 1 land raider dies ten guardsmen die. (7 due to supporting fire from Devastator centurions2!) Inf. Co1 broken.
IG: warlord advance shoots at Devastator centurions2 kill 3 landraider and 1 centurion.
IF: thunderfire advance shoot at sentinels (1BM)
IG: Inf co.2 sustains versus Devastator centurions2 kill 1 (broken)
IF: vindicators Marshall -2BM
IG: sentinels advance, shoot at thunderfires (1BM)
IF: Tacticals in trenches2 advance, shoot at sentinels kill 2 (broken)
IG: thunderbolts ground attack vs Devastator centurions2 (no effect)
IF: Devastators advance shoot at Inf co.2 (1BM)
IG: basilisks sustain Devastator centurions1 kill 1. Also supreme commander formation is hit losing 1 stand of Tacticals.
IF: Tactical1 (on foot and for some reason refusing to abandon their rapiers) march.
IG: vultures2 advance shoot at Devastator centurions2 (no effect)
IF: Tacticals with supreme double shoot at Inf.co.2 (1BM)
IG: thunderbolt2: ground attack versus Devastator centurions2.(no effect)

Turn 2 was bloody, here is the field at the end of turn two:

The attempts to destroy the Devastator centurions2 ( with little effect)
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From the IF long board edge:
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Turn 3 was exciting! I knew that my best chance was to go for DtF and TSNP. But I had to hide this from my opponent and try and give him other things to think about.
IF: Devastator centurions2 advance versus vulture2 kill 2 (broken)
IF: retain to vindicators double shoot at Inf co.2 kill 1
IG: Warlord advance shoots at Tacticals with supreme commander kills 2 landraiders(inc. SC. ) and 2 Inf.
IG: retain to shadowswords advance shoot at Tacticals (who used to have SC) 2 Inf dead (broken)
IF: devastators double shoot at sentinels (broken)
IG: basilisks sustain versus Devastator centurions2 (broken) and Tacticals in land raider (lose three stands, now on 7 BM)
IF: Tacticals with landraider marshall-6BM
IG: advance vulture1 shoots at vindicator (should have moved into IF half)
IF: tactical1 March
IG: Inf.co.2 engage vs vindicators (with warlord support) 4 guard dead. vindicators wiped out.
IF:tactical2 sustain on warlord (1shield)
IG: Thunderbolt versus Devastator centurions2 (wiped out)
IG: Thunderbolt versus last stand in BTS formation killed.

End of turn 3:
IF: TSNP DtF.
IG: BTS
IF win 2-1


Here's the board at the end...hardly any land raiders left of the 16 I put on the table, but the thin yellow line just hung on.

Looking down the halfway line (corner to corner):
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From the IF corner (not visible the scouts still on Overwatch on the blitz)
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From the IF short board edge. Scouts in the foreground on the T&H objective are asking "where is everybody?"
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The thin yellow line face 4 imperial war engines- thank the emperor this battle didn't go to turn 4!
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The imperial guard corner- the IG force hadn't lost a single formation.
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Imperial fists had very heavy casualties, the Devastator centurions had a great game, although none survived!
I was really looking forward to using my trenches this game, but all they did was kill one of my landraiders!

The IG player did have a couple of chances in the last turn to deny me TSNP but he was thinking that the game would probably go into turn 4 (most of our games do) and he was focused on that. I was desperately trying to make it look like I was setting up for a fourth turn while trying to take out any of his units that could move into my half.
A very exciting game.


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 Post subject: Re: Imperial Fists 1.3 vs Steel Legion
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:11 am 
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Thanks for the report

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