Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Massacre at Bellerophon's Fall- Battle report.

Last night myself, David , Chris and Dan played the Massacre at Bellerophon's Fall mission
You can find the details of the mission on a older post.
Our lists were:

Firehawks (Dimitris)

Elam Courbray
10 marines Fist combi melta Melta drop pod
9 Assault marines flammer Hammer
10 marines razor back extra armor flammer pw combi flammer lascannon
2 attack bikes  multi melta

Exorsists (David)                                                         (pic did not upload)
Chief Librarian Merrin
5 marines pod5 marines rhino
5 assault marines
(we realised 5 marines in a pod 
was a mistake in the army list but let it go anyway)

Chris (Lamenters)
2 x5 assault squads
sanguinary guard.

Dan   (Executioners)    
Executioners special char.                                                 
2x10 marines rhinos fist melta gun combi melta
10 devastators
5 assault terminators

It was a 4 player game so I dont remember all the details please forgive my mistakes and spelling errors.

our 3 hq's Elam Courbray, Chief Librarian Merrin and a Chaplain.

This was our setup

the Lamenters rhino, razorback, dread, and the 2 executioners tactical /rhino are in reserve.

Turn 1.

The seccestionist win the dice roll and go first.
The Terminators move in and one terminator smashes the vindicator in turn1.
Devastator don't do much.
The baal scouts and burns 4 of the fire hawk assault marines and Elam suffers a wound, then they fail their leadership and in their panic they run through the rusty ruins and 2 marines fall through the floor and die.

On our turn we decide to bring in the librarian and the 5 exorsists via pod.
no scater all ok.
Elam regroups his men, directs them to the baal and they smash it.

Merrin forces the terminators to reroll their inv saves and razor back, firehawks and exorsists open fire. leaving 1 terminator which will fail its ld and run away.

The exorsist assault marines and chaplain shoot and charge the 5 devastators, too excited they are though and 2 (or 3) die  impaling themselfs on industrial rusty spikes before getting in combat. they kill 3 devastators and the devastators hold.
Firehawks with lascanon kill 1 devastator or the other side of the table.

Assault marines ready to assault the baal/destroyed vindicator from termies

Turn 2.
Nightfight begins

Chris brings in his sanguinary guard and assault the chaplain/assault marines still in combat with the devastators. The saguinary guard kill the unit and the chaplain and tries to consolidate into cover.
The terminator regroups and tries to assault the razor back but fails.

On our turn Elam fly's with his unit to the center of the table.
The fire hawk drop pod enters and the marines open fire on the sanguanary.
The sangunary take heavy fire power from razor back and exorsist, leaving one model which dies in the assault, Merrins consolidation is not enough to put him in cover. Previously he tried null zone on the lone terminator but suffers a wound and fails to cast(6,6). He is now literally with his back to the wall.

Exorsists in rhino and lascanon on roof finish off the devastaror squad on the other side of the table.
Shooting from fire hawks is just enough to take the terminator down.

Fire hawks have just shoot the last terminator.

End of turn 2 /Beggining of turn 3. Dan prepares to bring in 2 tactical units in rhino, Merrin nervously looks around.

Turn 3.

Lamenters rhino and dreadnaught enter so do the executioner's 2 rhinos.
Crazy dreadnaugh is able to see, shoot and blast the predator which explodes which wound all 4 marines next to it, which kills 1 marine and the sergeant.

There was a predator seconds ago where the template is, that dreadnaught must be carring a fallen sniper.
Dan places nicely his 2 rhinos obcuring the firehawks path.

Exorsists disembark  and Merrin shouts: "The emperor protects". But will he?... cource not!

On our turn,
Victory is lost we can fight for a draw.
Fire hawks move to attack, razor Back fires the rhino trying to open a path for the other marines but fails.
Elam approches.
In combat things dont go well for the fire hawks, executioner chaplain slays 3 marines while my power fist kills 2 and 3 more die from marines. Exorsist lose by 1 or 2 but hold their ground.

Attack bikes do one melta wound which is save by cover, twin linkes bolters fail, the bikes assault do no damage while the exorsist sergeant "fists" an attack bike to a violent death. the other attack bike escapes.

Turn 4
The other tactical comes in and the finish the fire Hawks unit. Librarian and assault marines are still not showed up.

our turn Elam Courbray bravely with one marine on his side charges into a unit of executioners
Elam slays 3-4   fellow marine suffers a wound as so does he and then the power fist wounds him once but the emperor protects! (iron halo). Having won combat Elam does a hit and run move into the crater.
On the other side attack bike blows up  Rhino.

Turn 5
Librarian and assault marines show up.
melta guns psycic power bolters pistols all fail to wound Elam as he strugles for his life.
The exorsist charge sergeant and marine but are cut down before they get a chance.
Elam consolidates into cover.

On our turn marines on top shoot with lasscannon the rhino but fail to hit.

Target practice agaist Elam.

We roll to see if there is a turn 6 and there is..
Turn 6

Librarian power finaly gets the best of Elam as he falls to his wounds.

on our turn a drop pod kills the special character of the exorsists.

Outcome: Playing  accurate to the fluff like it or not IT WAS a Massacre at Bellerophon's Fall. Secessionist's won fair and  square with 4 points to our zero.Chris and Dan claim their first 4 campaign points for the secessionists and the first points of the campaign, well done! It was an awesome really enjoyable game, replaying a part of the 40k myth.
I would like to thank my fellow players Chris, Dan and David for they good spirits (heavy bolter does not do rending? :-)  )
Also I would like to thank Ben from GW Cambridge for painting the nice board we played on.

We are hopping to a reamatch at the end of the month with more paint on our armies and hopefully Ben will have painted the other 2 pieces of the board.
The battle was lost but not the war. I already have a game against Dan next Tuesday. You can arrange a game in store or on the facebook group. Score some points for your side or try dying!

p.s. When special characters die we roll a dice at the end of the game. Dan's exorsist and Davids Librarian have -1 ld for the rest of the phase. While Elam gets dragged out of the ruble without a scratch, lucky bugger!


  1. Really cool battle. I love seeing Badab action on the table. Hope some of you are planning on entering the Badab Veteran Group model contest and that you are excited about the new revision to the old BoLS Badab Book, since I know you use it.

  2. Great report Go Fire Hawks! Live to fight again another day.

  3. Thanks, I won a game of 1000p vs Dan's Executioners. Next tuesday I am playing the same scenario diffrent opponents.