Warhammer Horus Heresy V.2
My 5th game in our local escalation league game was 2500 points. This has been my first escalation league and I have enjoyed this format immensely. It has motivated me to build and paint all my piles of plastics! Over two months I have built and painted this entire Imperial Fists army, something I wouldn't have done if I had not been playing this much.
This was the last game in our league, and I was matched up against the Iron Warriors! My opponent had Perturabo, three Leviathan Dreadnoughts, two Predator Tanks, a full Melta Support Squad in a Rhino, a Terminator Command Squad and two Tactical Squads.
I was running a pretty brutal list for the Imperial Fists. I had a Delegatus Centurion, a Armistos Centurion, two Apothecaries, two squads of Phalanx Warders, a Recon Squad, a Scout Squad and a six-man Autocannon Heavy Support Squad. But the main pain in the list were four Castraferrum Dreadnoughts and a Leviathan Dreadnought! Three of the Castraferrum had Lascannons and fists and one had two fists and two assault cannons. I was also running the Iron Gauntlet Rite of War.
|I was using two of my new Furibundus dreadnoughts in place of Castraferrums.|
|We played Blood Feud with the Clash of the Line deployment.|
|Some really heavy armor on the the way.|
|Dreads in the center with Warders on the wings and snipers holding the flanks.|
|A almost mirrored deployment for me.|
|Besides the Predators, everything was short range for the Iron Warriors.|
|You do not want to come down mainstreet.|
|I chose to fight at night, since I had lots of Augery Scanners and Searchlights.|
|The Imperial Fist wedge advanced slowly and steadily.|
|The loyalist fire is too much and the Leviathans are losing wounds and an alarming rate.|
|My own Leviathan moved into range with its Storm Cannon and twin Assault Cannons.|
|Snipers, as always, doing incredible work.|
|The last view of the Iron Warriors line before it evaporated.|
The next turn saw all the tanks go down and the Leviathans as well.
|The game ended with just Perturabo and the two tactical squads hiding at the far end of the table.|
I did feel pretty guilty in this game. I killed his entire army except for Perturabo and the two Tactical Squads for the loss of a single Phalanx Warder... The shear amount of firepower this army is able to put down is brutal. Several things really helped me out. It being nightime, which I was prepared for, and his army being short range and slow, meant I dealt critical damage before any of his troops could return fire. The other big benefit was the deployment being short edge to short edge, meaning he had a long way to run.