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So, our first 40k game in years was planned and set up.

With an easy, simple paint job completed on the few units I needed to finish off. I was ready to go in no time.

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Our table was set up with a simple set of generic scenery.

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My forces were ready for deployment and my opponent was again ready to try to stop me.  Veganman was on form as usual bringing Devastator squads, Terminators and a Land Raider.

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Short edge deployment was rolled for along with objectives placed along the length of the table. First contact was made and battle commenced.

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Although we played along the length of the table it soon split into a game of two sides. Both forces trying to stop the other outflanking their men.  Not a difficult task when the battlefield is only 4 feet across.

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One tactic I remembered from years ago is the use of cheap transports as mobile terrain to cover other troops advances.  This worked well to a point but the side of a Rhino will never give much cover from 2 twin linked lascannons and a multimelta…

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Razorbacks are also great for providing cover and some heavy fire but don’t stand up to close assault from something like a squad of Terminators.

This game turned out to be some good fun and a nice change from GWs previous trend.  I suspect it will get played again very soon but with so many other games vying for our attention who knows what will happen.

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