Game 1: Horus Heresy - Escalation Campaing, Lacum Itineribus
Here are the first AAR from our campaign day we had. My Alpha Legion would be pitted against Raven Guards.
We have played some games before but this would be my first game on the campaign day.
For more detailed background see here: http://kampgruppe-engel.blogspot.se/2017/04/horus-heresy-escalation-campaing-lacum.html
The area had a couple of objectives that would be gathered and could be carried out of the table at your table edge to secure it, the unit that left the table would be placed in reserve and would be able to enter again with an reserve roll.
The objectives was information or data on a highly representative of the large hive city under siege. The hive lord has turned traitor and any information on him is important. Should such information fall in the wrong hands these could lead to embarrassment or in worst case his voluntarily or forced recognition and a new lord appointed. Maybe one more leaning to another side or someone easier to control...
We would be playing 500pts and units could be broken up into lesser units with a minimum of 3men. This was decided to get a greater tactical option with these smaller forces.
As an Alpha Legion player I get to choice one special rule from a list for all my men with the Astartes Alpha Legion special rule. I went with infiltration as I felt the option to get a better deployment would be great in a scenario like this.
I was facing Raven Guards and they also got Infiltration on their troops as one of their rules and a dice roll was rolled to see who would deploy their infiltrators first, a dice roll I won.
A sign was given by my Centurion and I managed to make a combined charge of terminators, tacticals and the Centurion him self onto the Raven Guards.
Excellent paintjob by Fredrik Svensson, but it could not save it.
The enemy Jump infantry was confronted by my Terminators as they escorted two tactical marines carrying two or three objectives. Lightning claws and power fist made short work of those Ravens.
I had secured all but one of the objectives, taken minimum cassualties and the underhive belonged to the Alpha Legion, a great success for the Unbroken chain...
The information about the hive lords was in the Alpha Legions hands.