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.
Our table was set up with a simple set of generic scenery.
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.
Short edge deployment was rolled for along with objectives placed along the length of the table. First contact was made and battle commenced.
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.
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…
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.