Truescale 30k Death Guardia, Delictor Profectuum 15.10.

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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, Falchion WIP 18.7.

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Termiksistä palautteluna jotain kevyttä ja nopeaa tulille.

...kuten superraskas tankki!

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Tästä lähtee!
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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, Falchion WIP 18.7.

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Sotkuista edistystä. Muodoton mötikkä alkaa jossain vaiheessa kasautumaan, kunhan päästään reunakorostuksien kimppuun.

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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, Falchion valmis 3.8.

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Sit jysähtää!

Falchion IV, Neljäs ratsumies, ryskyy telakalta kolmannen mekanisoidun riveihin! Klikkaa isommaksi ettet jää paitsi!

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Tämä oli hauska tiiliskivi työstettäväksi, pääsi kunnolla läträämään mudan kanssa ja päätykin NMM:kin onnistui mainiosti.

Risuja ja ruusuja on aina mukava lukea :)
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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, termuja 9.8.

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Vähän vanhojen termujen lämppäilyä, korjailin tasoa kohti nykyistä. Perkule kun aiemmin töpöteltyjen kaikkiin reunoihin tarttuneiden likojen päälle on tympeää maalailla reunakorostuksia, ei pitäisi vaihtaa maalausfilosofiaa vuosien mittaan :D

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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, taktisia 17.8.

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Ympyrä palaa lähtöpisteeseensä, kun armeijan ensimmäiset ukkelit saavat viiden vuoden jälkeen vähän korjailua maalipintaansa. Kahdeskymmenes soturi sai myös vihdoin, kaikkien vuosien jälkeen, itselleen jopa alustan :D

Klikkaa isommaksi, erottuukin jotain.

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Parempia yksilökuvia seuraa kun saan toisetkin kymmenen loppuun ja peli-ilta ei puske niskaan.
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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, megaeeppiset armeijat 22.8.

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Perhepotrettia eeppisistä legioonista, niin titaani- kuin astarteskin!

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Siihen mahtui jopa melkein kaikki maalatut, sitten olisikin suunnilleen yhtä iso lössi odottamassa prosessointiaan... :D
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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, megaeeppiset armeijat 22.8.

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Vietin mukavan vartin kelaillen tämän säikeen uudempia juttuja parilta vikalta sivulta. Tosi hienoa maalausta, johon sopii noin yleensä lausahdus: "Kurasta, mutta maukasta". Oot todella, todella hyvin miettinyt sen, mitä figuista nostat esille. Korostukset toimivat ja muu tukee niitä.

Lemppareita:
- Space Hulk nostalgiamähinä
- vanhaan sukeltajankypärään sonnustautunut terminaattori
- Epic armeijat

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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, megaeeppiset armeijat 22.8.

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ile kirjoitti: Ti 24.08.2021 13:27 Vietin mukavan vartin kelaillen tämän säikeen uudempia juttuja parilta vikalta sivulta. Tosi hienoa maalausta, johon sopii noin yleensä lausahdus: "Kurasta, mutta maukasta". Oot todella, todella hyvin miettinyt sen, mitä figuista nostat esille. Korostukset toimivat ja muu tukee niitä.

Lemppareita:
- Space Hulk nostalgiamähinä
- vanhaan sukeltajankypärään sonnustautunut terminaattori
- Epic armeijat

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Tattista!

Hyväähän se kuravesi on, kun tarpeeksi fatalistisella otteella elää eiku... :D

Ajatus on tosiaan ollut vähän kokeilla, millaisella otteella noista saa silmää miellyttäviä pelipöytäetäisyyksilläkin, mutta niin, että niissä riittää tutkiskeltavaa jos ottaa napin käteen ja käy tarkemminkin läpi. Etenkin hieman murretun valkoisen käyttö puhtaan värin sijaan reunakorostuksissa tuntuu sopivan aivojen huijaamiseen skaalassa ja taisteluvaurion kanssa läträäminen taas tarjoaa hyvin tilaa yksityiskohdille, joista muodostuu haluttu yleisilme.
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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, megaeeppiset armeijat 22.8.

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Yleisilmeeseen liittyen, voisi arkistointikeskityksen mielessä lyödä tänne tämän raportinkin niin pääsee vähän leikkimään armeijoiden ja maaston yhteispelillä:

Battle reports, ahoy!

Last weekend saw some titanic action as the green line of Krytos and Solaria thundered forwards against the Ashen Gods of Favilla. On this wartorn industrial world, lightning and artillery bombarded the area incessantly as the comms lit up: the Very Important Ultramarines (in their Land Raiders, objective markers) must be extracted from the clutches of Death Guard before it is too late.

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We had a bit of fun in a four player setup, giving control of the main flow of command to the players who had full maniples on the field while one lad wanted to test his Warmaster out as support and I played my Psi-Titan and some knights in support of the new player trying out a Corsair trio of my Reavers. We used a smaller hand of custom stratagems for expediency.

Both sides quickly sped forwards to claim one of the Land Raiders, before everything went to hell for the alliance.

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Before the second Krytos Hound got a chance to vaporize the knights who came to claim the Raider, they executed a daring dash backwards and sped into safety, though one of their number was soon blown apart by a Basilisk battery.
The Hound in question, though, was utterly atomised by the arcane contraption in Aetheris-Anathema's hand as if its shields were not even there. A dark blast of unreality shot forwards and in an unnervingly silent moment, the inner parts of the Warhound ceased to exist this side of the Veil as the charred outer remains crumbled into wreckage on the ground.

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At the green corner, the Ultramarines were being escorted into relative safety while the titans turned their guns against the incoming sneaky Cerastoi.

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One did make it through the rain of plasma undeterred, though, and charged in. Slamming its lance through the heart of the other Warhound, they tangled together in death as the Hound exploded like a miniature sun.

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In the other direction, the two big chonkers had been firing away at the incoming Reavers, of which Flagellum Dei got blasted apart in a radiation cloud as its tortured shields could take no more and huge balls of roaring plasma ripped through its structure. This, however, did nothing to prevent the horror that was the Psi-Titan from ravaging the Warmaster from afar. First shot tore through its sides, coolant leaking in torrents from the wound as it backed behind the large office building in vain hope of gaining cover. This was not to be, however, as the second beam of nightmares vaporized said office block in contempt and smashed into the god-machine behind. There was a screech of dying metal, followed by a blinding explosion as the remains blew sky high, unleashing the caged power of the plasma reactors within.

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Alarmed and struck in the legs by the debris cloud, the Krytos Warlord Deus Invictrix blinked for a moment too long and allowed one of the Reavers, Ruina Superborum, to close in and grip it by the cojones with its fists. The wounded giant was soon toppled, smashed into the ground and screaming its last as it was sawn apart.

They day belonged to the Ashen Gods.
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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, megaeeppiset armeijat 22.8.

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Sekä narratiivinelkkaria kuivemmassa biomissa:

Hello!

Had a game with a friend who doesn't enjoy the basic matched system of 9th, so we whipped up a little narrative blast instead. Glacer's Creek, aka Rorke's Drift from the19th century Zulu wars, is a delightful classic and seemed a good fit for the amount of miniatures we had at hand.

The core of the scenario is simple: 1000 points of defenders sit in a hastily fortified location, in this case a remote bio-research facility, trying to survive 3-5 waves of varying enemies coming to get them. If half of the attacking models die, a wave ends. Defender's casualties are rolled for between the rounds, they can either die, return to the ranks with a band-aid or get put in a makeshift hospital to see if they can be patched up later. Should there be any defenders left at the end of the final wave, they win.

With that in mind, let us set the scene!

The Battle for the Bio-Labs


At the distant backwaters of the galaxy, there exists a diminutive, discreet shadow empire ruled by their post-human Astartes overlords. Calling themselves the Echoes of Eisenstein, these marines consider themselves the true heirs of the XIV Legiones Astartes, the Unbroken Blades who never fell to the fell embrace of the Plaguefather. Though loyal to the cause of humanity, the millenia have not been kind and by the 41st millenium, their lot is that of open secession in all but name as far as the Imperium is concerned. Dour and stoic as ever before, the Death Guard however take this in stride and carry on with their clandestine wars. Bitter is the hate festering in them, seeing how the rotting Imperium they were made to protect slowly crumbles into further insanity and self-destruction as it ever pushes them further away, but for which they must still take up their arms and die if there should ever be a better tomorrow. Their bloated, fallen kin in the darkness of the Eye stand as an unforgivable example of what awaits, should they ever again become so lofty as to think nothing of the little people sheltering behind their might. Even if there is no hope, only slow decay and eventual collapse of it all, there is no despair and struggle, no such humiliation by the words of their erstwhile allies, that they won't endure to keep the unthinkable dream alive. The futility of it all is grimly amusing for their warriors, almost a point of pride even.

In one of their many secret holdings, Captain-Commander Erasmus and his terminator guard have come to meet the apothecary doctor running an important gene-engineering project. Situation around the planet has become increasingly dire with alien lifeforms making planetfall, requiring immediate bolstering of existing facilities. Abruptly, the radars start screaming. There is no time, the xenos are already here.


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Barrels and crates are thrown to makeshift barricades as men scramble to firing positions.

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"Prepare the labs! I will stop them here!" Erasmus growls.

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Meanwhile, in the falling dusk, the alien monsters creep closer...

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The first, exploratory wave is quickly cut down in a storm of bolter fire. Though the xenos are pushed back, a rampaging carnifex manages to down one of the terminators and couple of lesser men.

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The second wave takes a suicidal charge from one of the terminator teams sallying out of the facility to break, but is likewise thrown back in tatters in short order.

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While the Doc manages to patch some of the terminator brethren back on their feet, the approaching third wave thunders closer with much more force. Hulking monsters and massed smaller nightmares scitter on the dunes and charge forwards from the darkness.

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As fighting heats up on the trash heap side, at the other side the second terminator squad sallies forwards under covering fire from the rooftops to take the fight to the enemy, crushing raveners, rippers, gants and the heavier fire support beasts as they charge over.

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While that side gets taken care of, the central square is overran. The few terminators there cannot hold against the psionic might of the leader beasts and get mopped up by 'stealers in rapid succession. The auxiliaries don't fare much better and are unceremoniously cut down.

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The situation looks bad for a moment, but Erasmus strikes the scene like a thunderbolt. His scythe blazing and sizzling with burning alien ichor, the captain of the Death Guard reaps a terrible tally through the assailants.

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Seeing how blunted their attack is, the more intelligent among the xenos decide to scurry off, shielded by the remaining swarm of unimportant monsters. Though their back is broken and no further attacks will come, there is a momentary shock as Doc gets trampled into the dust by another carnifex before being blasted in the face by the captain's meltagun. By a whim of the fates, he does however survive the encounter with mere broken bones, cushioned as he was by the soft sand and thus no knowledge is lost.

****

Victory for the defending Death Guard, with plenty of marines still left standing at the end! Three auxiliaries managed to make it out alive as well, beyond anyone's expectations :D

The scenario is a blast to play and I encourage everyone to give it a shot, though this matchup might not have been the best if mounting casualties and desperation is sought. The Death Guard are hard as nails and an absolute nightmare to remove from entrenched positions, while Tyranids have plenty of weak bodies and their shooting is somewhat lackluster, meaning they have a hard time closing in for the kill before the waves end. The final wave had 88 'nid bodies on the field! Broodlords are quite devastating in this setup, though.

Thanks for reading, happy wargaming.
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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, Alahanin leijona?! 27.8.

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Vaihteluna jotain aivan muuta, Alahanin leijonain kuninkaankaartilainen. Muutaman tunnin nopea NMM-testi, jos vaikka jossain vaiheessa oppisi tekemään miekkoja.

Piru kun on tottunut maalaamaan tukevia marsuja ja laatikkomaisia tankkeja, tämä äijä tuntuu hennommalta kuin Epicin koneiden maalaaminen :D

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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, OG taktiset 27.8.

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No vihdoin, 20 OG taktista gangsteria saa vihdoin pärstänsä kunnollisiin kuviin!

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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, megaeeppiset armeijat 22.8.

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Tosi hienoja! Maalaus on nappiin onnistunut, tykkään eritosin linssejen maalauksista, ruosteesta ja NMM bolttereissa! Semmonen mikä tulee mieleen kritiikkinä että baset, vaikkakin teemaan sopivia, on vähän yksitoikkoisia ja 'tylsiä'- ehkä jos sinne viljelis vaikka hylsyjä, piikkilankaa tai muuta 'röhnää' mikä tekis baseille pikkasen mielenkiintoa? Muuten onnistuneet tosi hyvin!
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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, megaeeppiset armeijat 22.8.

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Meganiikko kirjoitti: Su 29.08.2021 01:03 Tosi hienoja! Maalaus on nappiin onnistunut, tykkään eritosin linssejen maalauksista, ruosteesta ja NMM bolttereissa! Semmonen mikä tulee mieleen kritiikkinä että baset, vaikkakin teemaan sopivia, on vähän yksitoikkoisia ja 'tylsiä'- ehkä jos sinne viljelis vaikka hylsyjä, piikkilankaa tai muuta 'röhnää' mikä tekis baseille pikkasen mielenkiintoa? Muuten onnistuneet tosi hyvin!
Kiitoksia :)

Juu, näiden kaverien alustat ovat tosiaan hyvin paljaat. Sain ne joskus 2015 huudeilla käsiini valmiiksi hiekoitettuina enkä jaksanut korjata tilannetta, toisin kuin kaikilla myöhemmillä joukoilla joilla on sitten romua ja roipetta jaloissaan. Omaa laiskuutta sikäli, mea culpa.
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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, pelikuvia 2.9.

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Lesot rähinät aavikon poitsuja vastaan raunioiden varjoissa.

Ohut keramiittilinja taipui muttei murtunut bensanhuurujen ja luotien täyttämässä ilmassa, kun XIV:n pojat repivät viikatteillaan julmaa satoa jengiläisten keskellä.

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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, pelikuvia 2.9.

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Rupesin nyt näemmä laittamaan kuvia Instagramiinkin, päivittyy hiljaksiin.

https://www.instagram.com/sherrypiexiv/
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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, tykistöupseeri 16.9.

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Virittelinpä tykistöupseerin etulinjoihin, kun Lord of Virulence on ysiedikassa optiona. Pitkä piippu on toki täysin tarpeellinen eikä suinkaan kompensoi mitään :P

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Epäonnistuneiden kirjastotätien joukko sai kymmenennen seuralaisen:

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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, koneita ja komentajia 5.10.

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Vanhempien päivittelyä ja yksi uusikin nappi, hui!

Hyökkäys-Halveksuja:

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Ensimmäinen Contti vuodelta 2016, jolta tuli revittyä hartialeventimet pois. Parempi se on kuitenkin näin.

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Samaa ikäryhmää edustava alkuperäinen johtolääkäri, vihdoin reunakorostuksinkin. Urgh!

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Ja uusi noita.

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Semmoista tällä kertaa :D
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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, Delictor Profectuum 15.10.

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*BWAAAAAAAAP*

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Saavutusten hävittäjä, Delictor Profectuum liittyy kööriin!
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Re: Truescale 30k Death Guardia, Delictor Profectuum 15.10.

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Battle of the Sundered Dreams, 16.10.2021

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Once, we shared a dream. Of unity, of purpose and kinship. With the fury of a thousand suns such notions are shattered in bitter struggle as camaraderie turns into hate and poisons the hands that once clasped as one. Words turn to anger, posturing into ground-shaking tread of titans and blame into action.

The first trigger was pulled and a world forever thus doomed.

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Nine players, 47 God-Machines and 12 Knights, let's goooooo!
(could have had more engines, but we settled for one maniple + support per player to get this played in one day)

I wrote a custom mission, seen in previous posts, emphasizing both sides' needs to advance towards the six points of interest (3 progressive Victory Point areas, three others for in-game advantages). Players could roll for reserves every round, bringing dead engines once more unto the field.

On the allegedly loyalist side, we had two Astorum maniples (Regia and Corsair), Ignatum (Precept supported by a psi-titan), Gryphonicus (Axiom) and Solaria (Mandatum supported by a Warmaster).

Facing this wall of steel was the wrongly accused Peoples' Heroes line consisting of Fureans (Venator), Krytos (Regia) and Favilla (Ferrox and Extermigus supported by a psi-titan), supported by four Banners of indentured Knights (8 Cerastoi and 4 Acastoi). Given the loyalists were up one player and five titans, I gave one of my knight Banners for each of the traitor commanders to even things a bit.

Given how I usually run extremely mobile danger close attacks with Ferroxes, it was a nice change of pace to lead a no holds barred super-heavy detachment as our anchor in the middle objective. The city center and the Fellblade depot were solidly in Favilla's hands.

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The enemy left the middle rather uncontested, with only one Astorum maniple setting up against it.

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The loyalists concentrated on their left flank, with three maniples and their psi-titan lording it over that side. Against them, the Ferrox and Venator groups were somewhat outweight'd even with their Cerastus allies.

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At the traitors' left, Krytos faced the War Griffons who were boldly claiming targets left and right from the moment it all started, but soon had their plans trashed as over-eager Astorum engines jumped on their turf to escape the line of Favilla's Warlords in the middle.

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While the first shots rang through the cool evening air, at the right flank traitors surged forwards and claimed the Death Guard's artillery battery for their aid and took positions along the road.

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In the middle, Favilla marches through an anomalous gravity field to force the Astorum forces turn back and fight them while the first ENGINE KILL is sounded after Aetheris-Anathema, the psionic monster, has ravaged the lonely Ignatum warhounds looking for opportunities there. A beam of howling blackness rakes their hulls, bursting shield bubbles and opening targets for the other Warlords to kill. Another Hound and Reaver soon join the burning pile.

The Warbringer Contemptus Mundi has a rowdy spirit, which accidentally pushes it to step on one of the Fellblades, crushing it heedlessly.

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The other tanks are swiftly shouted into action, led by Aurora Terribilis against the Astorum.

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On the right, the loyalists are taking positions to swamp their protectorate with so much metal it's pretty much un-assailable for the rest of the battle. Sorcerous beams and massed fire start to take their toll on the light traitor forces, who lose multiple Warhounds and Knights in short order.

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On the left side, after Krytos had spent inordinate effort in bringing down the shields of Astorum's Warlord Apparator and its supporting Hounds, for the time it seemed like the Gryphons had stormed the objective area long enough that the arrival of Solaria's Warmaster would all but seal its control for the loyalists. However, this was not to be due to the Peoples' Heroes enthusiastic allies. While the continuous rain of fire from the artillery had done its part, a dramatic air charge took place at the target as two Thunderhawks of the XIV screamed down by the ground.

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Where there were loyalists, there soon lay three dead or burning Warhounds in the fliers' wake.

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If only the Krytos' forces weren't currently wrestling with Gryphonicus Reavers nearby, they way would be open right this instant. As an amusing sidenote, the Apparator, Astorum Warlord that had resisted death for too long, died in glorius ignomity: a Krytos Warbringer shot it in the face with a Quake cannon, failing to cause any significant damage, but pushing it backwards against the Warhound Eclipsor who had been hiding behind it as a void shield battery. In the resulting series of collisions, the Warlord lost any remaining integrity it had in its bombed-out legs and fell on top of Eclipsor, burying it alive and silenced under the body of its giant sibling to the cheers of the artillerymen.

In the middle city, Favilla's uncontested reign was momentarily disturbed by a single Warhound, Dagon, who had been hiding behind one of the megastructures until this moment.

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It sprinted behind Contemptus Mundi's shields and nearly melted its feet off before Iudex Ultionis stepped in from behind to kick it to the curb, but the plucky hound wasn't done yet. As the Warlord's foot crushed the brave little machine, its princeps smashed the red button to disengage all safeties. Raging against the dying of the light, its Lucius-forged reactor heart exploded like a miniature sun (automatic Meltdown with +5 to Scale). Their player then managed to consistently roll like 5 Str 12 hits bypassing shields all over the place, which managed to kill and further explode the injured Warbringer nearby while savaging both Iudex and Aetheris-Anathema near death's door.

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The psionic monstrosity started regenerating immediately, twisted steel warping back to shape, but the position was suddenly a lot more precarious as Astorum's reserve Warlords started pouring in.

At right flank, while the loyalists held the numerical advantage, they had been effectively stopped in their tracks by the furious light maniples controlling some of the choke points in the area. While the incoming fire was heavy, Favilla's speartip managed to push through and Flagellum Dei charged like a thunderbolt. Unfazed by the storm of gatling fire peppering its armour, it crashed against the Astorum Reaver blocking its way. Disruption fields flickered and burst to life as its power fist tore through adamantium and punched out the heart of its victim, sending its silenced body flying headlong against the other Reaver behind it.

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The rest was a blur. At left, Krytos held the ground against the Warmaster best as they could while their engines vaporized. At right, the loyalist advance was kept in check and no further gains could be had. In the middle, while Delictor Profectuum was lost to psi-fire and Ignatum's long range bombing, the renewed Astorum offensive could not finish off the wounded engines as much as they tried, the Ashen Gods seemingly watched over by some darker forces this day as the center burned around them.

By the battle's end, no clear victor had risen from the struggle while bleeding and burning engines of all colours littered the field here and there. VP's stood somewhere between 370-390, with the Peoples' Heroes edging a 25 point lead. With less than 10 % difference in the scores, a bitter tie would be a fine description for this grave of men and machines.


I was there and saw with eyes then young, how the Dream was torn asunder.


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