Its going to a great night, finally have work schedule worked out, have authorization from the family. Jim's on board, ready and willing.
First game with 6th edition rules, actually first game in in about a year..oiy!
1500 points My Catachans vs Jim's Steel Legion. We just thru lists together and went for it.
Deployment: Vanguard Strike
Mission: Emperor's Will
Can my grunt list fend off a more mechanized list.....
Well Jim got to go first after deployment. He was going to attempt a two pronged rush up both flanks. He was going to have to skirt some hills to avoid my waiting autocannons. Sgt. Harker and his boys were in position on the left to intercept Jim's plasma cannon armed sentinel squadron tasked with escorting his chimera mounted stormtroopers.
Harker's squad came under fire from the sentinel squadron. Luck being a fickle witch that she is... Harker was the only casualty thanks to a couple of lucky plasma blasts and cursed dice.
Now it was my turn... I was determined to avenge the fallen Gunny....
After moving to secure the right flank (hopefully) I unleashed a torrent of fire upon my enemy...
3rd platoon's 4th squad managed a luck hit on a chimera, destroying its turret multilaser.
The hell was unleashed as 9 mortar teams opened up, lobbing their high explosive shells into the middle of Jim's small infantry formation. The Steel Legion's 1st platoon command was decimated
Well, Fate being an even more fickle witch than luck and having a warped sense of humor, stepped in.....
Had to pack up and take wife to ER....
Fortunately she's going to be just fine:).
...but I'll be responsible for cleaning the house for awhile. Thanks Fate;)