This time myself and Tom's Space Marine crusade lists got a run out, making for a proper heresy-fest!
The teams were Daves Dark Angels, paired with my Emperors Children, against Petes Grey Knights and Toms Iron Warriors.
We rolled up the draw game (1 objective each) with the diagonal set-up. Myself and Dave chose to set up second.
My tactical squad set up shop on our objective in a ruin to our left flank, the deathwing, predator, dark angels tactical squad and my rhino set up in somewhat of a blob in the centre of our lines facing across from Tom and Petes whole army practically in a line pushed as far forward as they could along the edge of their deployment zone. The ravenwing and my assault squad with eidolon started in reserve.
The game started and we managed to seize. Nice!
Our central units shuffled around some what to obtain firing lines, my predator failed to make a dent on toms predator, the deathwing started well, felling one of the Iron Warrior Cataphractii to mere stormbolter fire.
My screening rhino was wrecked by incoming fire and not much else happened.
Toms assault marines advanced towards Eidolon and his unit, opening fire along with the tactical squad, downing eidolon despite his invulnerable save along with another assault marine. The predator downed 2 ravenwing, this flank push was starting to crumble!
Meanwhile Petes grey knights were steadily advancing towards our objective, causing us to pull back the Dark Angels tactical squad to back them up.
Much carnage occurred over the next few turns, the catapractii were wiped out by the Deathwing who had only suffered a single casualty so far, clearly there was a reason cataphract armour was decommissioned!
The assault squad were ground down by the tactical squads lone-survivor, an axe-wielding sergeant, he won out in a challenge against the assault sergeant and cut down the remaining fleeing marines!
The tactical squad were taken out by petes combined forces, the Dark Angel backup couldnt save them, allowing the terminators to advance onto the objective unscathed, they would prove to be too difficult to shift, the game was called during turn 6, despite the iron warriors being wiped out completely, there simply were not enough of the Dark Angels and Emperors Children forces left standing to affect the outcome against the still standing dreadknight and terminators.
Victory to the Grey Knights and Iron Warriors!
A good day was had by all and its got me itching to get the rest of my units finished.