We played a revised version of The Raid. There was some discussion on the Facebook page about the attacker potentially having a HUGE advantage in this scenario. My opponent wasn't feeling too confident so I offered to play as the defender instead of rolling for it. I didn't see the mission to be as skewed as some of the other fellows, and besides I was up for a challenge!
My opponent who was hilarious, and a ton of fun to play with, raised the alarm on turn one! Shooting one of my heavies with a scatter laser turned out to be a huge mistake: all of my brain dead sentries activate, and turn into ravenous jump pack infantry.
After a group of Elf Rangers were torn a new Elf-hole by a space pooch, after a Raptor tripped over a ledge and broke his ankle, after a jetbike riding Guardian slaughtered an enraged raptor in close-combat, and after 6 whimsical game turns the scenario ended with my opponent failing a bottle check.
The Eldar player managed to bring my av 10 objective down to 2 hull-points, but missed his last chance to destroy it by failing to roll a six on two dice in a clutch moment of the game. After being subsequently shredded by a lightning-clawed terminator the space elves lost their nerve, and headed for the hills.
Good game to my opponent! It was fun; feeding your souls to the dark prince was a highly rewarding experience. I'm looking forward to next week's game as it is the last in a series of four. I will be facing off against a Blood Angels player in the top spot for all of the marbles. If I manage to squeak out a win against him the Hairy Tarantula sector will fall to the dark gods, and all will be right in the universe.
In other news I spent the entirety of last Thursday trying to finish 4 more Marienburgers from start to end. I put the finishing touches on them around 1 A.M. after starting roughly 13 hours earliers. They would be required for a few games to be recorded the next day so the pressure was on! I think that they came out just lovely.
|Two extra Crossbowmen and Swordsmen|
One last piece of agenda. while I was at Hairy Tarantula I also picked up these two bad mamajamas for myself:
|These confrontation models are truly unbeatable. I only paid a small fraction of the prices shown.|