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"The sudden order shook the entire Ultramarines command deck.

***PRIORITY ORDERS RECEIVED***
***PREPARE STRIKE FORCE GAMMA FOR IMMEDIATE DEPLOYMENT***
***NEW TARGETS IDENTIFIED FOR EXTERMINATION***
***CRIMSON FIST STRIKE FORCE THETA***

From the bridge of the Battle Barge Unifying Might, Brother Captain Orellus had been conducting a Cleanse and Capture campaign that raged across the planet Embus. Though it was little more than a blasted desert, a roasting rock of little importance to the Imperium, the Ultramarines had pledged an oath to the Emperor to hunt purge the alien, the mutant, and the heretic, wherever it breeds. To abandon even the most Emperor-forsaken place was to forfeit the right to call yourself a son of Ultramar.

On the planet below, blasphemous whispers moved swiftly across its sandy plains, spreading madness among the population. The Ultramarines surgical strikes had sealed many pockets of chaos activity, each drop helping to make the planet that little bit safer. They had not asked the Crimson Fists for assistance, but their arrival had coincided with increased Chaos activity on the surface, and so their aid was not unwelcomed… or questioned.

When the order to engage the Crimson Fists came through, questions arose, but they went unanswered. The order was unequivocal, urgent, and final. Deploy. Engage. Exterminate. The Crimson Fists position was well fortified, Orellus knew. These weren’t bloodthirsty humans armed with whatever they could find, nor were they minor Daemons fresh from the warp. On the planet below was a contingent of Primaris Space Marines. Crimson Fists. Sons of Dorn. There would be casualties, there would be bloodshed.

But the order was final.

Emperor, protect us all."

Deployment: Frontline Assault

Mission: Four Pillars

Points: 1750

Pardo's List

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium - Space Marines) ++

**Chapter Selection**: Crimson Fists, Imperial Fists Successor

+ HQ +

Captain: Jump Pack, Power fist, Storm shield, Stratagem: Hero of the Chapter, The Imperium's Sword

Pedro Kantor

+ Troops +

Intercessor Squad: Stalker Bolt Rifle
. 9x Intercessor
. Intercessor Sergeant

Intercessor Squad: Stalker Bolt Rifle
. 4x Intercessor
. Intercessor Sergeant

Scout Squad: 5x Camo cloak
. Scout Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Sniper rifle
. 4x Scout w/Sniper Rifle: 4x Sniper rifle

+ Elites +

Primaris Ancient

+ Heavy Support +

Contemptor Mortis Dreadnought
. Two twin lascannons: 2x Twin lascannon

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium - Space Marines) ++

+ HQ +

Chaplain: 2. Catechism of Fire, 4. Mantra of Strength, Fist of Terra, Hand of Dorn, Jump Pack, Litany of Hate, Power fist, Refuse to Die, Stratagem: Hero of the Chapter, Stratagem: Sentinel of Terra, Strategem: Master of Sanctity, Warlord

Primaris Lieutenants
. Primaris Lieutenant: Master-crafted stalker bolt rifle

+ Troops +

Intercessor Squad: Stalker Bolt Rifle
. 4x Intercessor
. Intercessor Sergeant

Intercessor Squad: Stalker Bolt Rifle
. 4x Intercessor
. Intercessor Sergeant

Intercessor Squad: Stalker Bolt Rifle
. 4x Intercessor
. Intercessor Sergeant

+ Heavy Support +

Contemptor Mortis Dreadnought
. Two twin lascannons: 2x Twin lascannon

Relic Leviathan Dreadnought: 2x Heavy flamer, 3x Hunter-killer missile, Storm cannon array, Storm cannon array

Shaggy's list

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium - Space Marines) ++

**Chapter Selection**: Ultramarines

+ HQ +

Chaplain: 2. Catechism of Fire, Combi-flamer, Jump Pack, Litany of Hate

Chief Librarian Tigurius: 1) Precognition, 2) Scryer's Gaze, 3) Telepathic Assault

+ Troops +

Infiltrator Squad: 4x Infiltrator, Infiltrator Sergeant

Intercessor Squad: Stalker Bolt Rifle
. 9x Intercessor
. Intercessor Sergeant

Intercessor Squad: Stalker Bolt Rifle
. 9x Intercessor
. Intercessor Sergeant

+ Elites +

Primaris Ancient: Seal of Oath

Victrix Honour Guard: Victrix Honour Guard, Victrix Honour Guard

++ Super-Heavy Auxiliary Detachment (Imperium - Space Marines) ++

**Chapter Selection**: Ultramarines

+ Lord of War +

Roboute Guilliman: Warlord

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (Imperium - Space Marines) ++

+ HQ +

Captain in Phobos Armour: Camo cloak, Master-crafted instigator bolt carbine, The Sanctic Halo

+ Heavy Support +

Contemptor Mortis Dreadnought
. Two twin lascannons: 2x Twin lascannon

Contemptor Mortis Dreadnought
. Two twin lascannons: 2x Twin lascannon

Eliminator Squad
. Eliminator Sergeant: Bolt sniper rifle, Camo cloak
. 2x Eliminator with Bolt Sniper: 2x Bolt sniper rifle, 2x Camo cloak

Eliminator Squad
. Eliminator Sergeant: Bolt sniper rifle, Camo cloak
. 2x Eliminator with Bolt Sniper: 2x Bolt sniper rifle, 2x Camo cloak

Greetings once more to the SN Community and welcome back to one of our classic battle reports! After two long months, we have come back to getting our classic reports which you all know and love done, as the SN Team have been slaving away preparing video content for the SN+ Members. We will now be returning to our usual schedule, featuring atleast one classic battle report a month. In today's return to the battlefield we have two veterans of the game squaring off against each other. Pardo will be bringing his famed Crimson Fists with him, which will be squaring off against Shaggy's Ultramarines, after having received new reinforcements straight out of Standfast Studio, as local commissioner Benji has been slaving over Shaggy's army to make it look beyond incredible. Topping it all off, they will be battling on one of SN's stunning battlefields, allowing for tactical play as both players look to take advantage of the copious amounts of terrain to protect themselves, whilst using the open spaces to engage each other.

The second instalment of our first SN Narrative Campaign is here! Featuring the epic clash between the Blood Angels and the Chaos Warband - The Children of the Neverborn! Follow Chaplain Azeos and Captain Carmillus with their Brothers as they race to conceal the chapters dark secret, but when they finally catch up with their prize, will the hunters…. become the hunted.

Find out what happens in this climatic episode of another saga in the history of the Blood Angels Chapter!

Welcome to SN Battle Reports 2nd episode of The Children of the Neverborn narrative campaign! Special thanks again to Steve Joll from New Zealand for the incredible voice over narration at the start of this bloody tale of bitter conflict and wild gambits as we enter mission two - The Hunt on this abandoned ruined city! Will the Blood Angels locate their secret before the Children of the Neverborn?

The Warp. A blasted, hellish thing if ever there was one. We rely on it in order to reach distant stars upon which we may shine the Emperor’s light. And yet, dwelling within it, the foulest of creatures writhe and breed and spread their filth. They infect all they touch, turning good souls into tattered abominations hell-bent on the annihilation of everything that doesn’t stink like they do.

I can smell their stink now. Treading as I do upon this Emperor-forsaken world, my bolt rifle gripped tightly in my hands, I anticipate my encounter with my foe. My brothers stand with me, able warriors to the last. We are warriors. We are Raptors. Like predators in a vast and starry jungle, we have hunted down our prey across entire sectors, closing in on the watering hole at which they feel most complacent.

They call themselves the Red Corsairs. They are renegades, despoilers, moving from planet to planet, raiding and pillaging as they go. They fight like the Drukhari, using speed and misdirection to their advantage. And yet, they are a legion of Adeptus Astartes, and so they think as we do. They wear their power armour as if it were a second skin. They fill their ranks with blasphemous machines and daemon engines. With their enhanced senses and transhuman physiologies, they are formidable foes.

The most challenging game… but game nonetheless.

My brothers take their positions. We are the vanguard, scouting ahead of the rest of the force, scouting the enemy position and identifying their strongest and weakest points. Above us, drop pods are ready to fall like meteors. I give the order to the battle barge in orbit. Commence drop sequence.

It is the last order I give. I feel the lightning claws rip through my armour, my skin, my bones and organs like I was naked. The pain is sudden and hot, then deathly cold. Staring down, I see the tips of the blades protruding from my chest. They’re soaked in blood and crackling with energy. Around me, the rest of my squad has fallen. We were not as well hidden as we had thought, or had been led to believe.

First blood has been spilled, and now the game can begin.

Points: 1750

Mission: Four Pillars

Deployment: Search & Destroy

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (Chaos - Chaos Space Marines) ++

Legion: Red Corsairs

Specialist Detachment: Soulforged Pack

+ HQ +

Daemon Prince with Wings: Hellforged sword, Intoxicating Elixir, Reaver Lord Artefact, Warp bolter, Wings
Slaanesh

Lord Discordant on Helstalker: Baleflamer, Mark of Slaanesh, Master of the Soulforges, Mecha-serpents
Helstalker: Techno-virus injector

+ Troops +

Chaos Cultists: Mark of Slaanesh
10x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun
16x Chaos Cultist w/ autopistol and brutal assault weapon
Chaos Cultist w/ special weapon: Heavy stubber
Cultist Champion: Shotgun

+ Heavy Support +

Hellforged Leviathan Dreadnought: 2x Butcher cannon array, 2x Hellflamer, No Chaos Mark

Maulerfiend: Lasher tendrils, Mark of Slaanesh

Maulerfiend: Lasher tendrils, Mark of Slaanesh

Venomcrawler: Mark of Slaanesh

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos - Chaos Space Marines) ++

+ HQ +

Dark Apostle: Benediction of Darkness, Mark of Tzeentch, Mutating Invocation,Dark Disciples: 2x Dark Disciple

Huron Blackheart: Prescience, Reaver Lord, Warlord

+ Troops +

Chaos Space Marines: Icon of Wrath, Mark of Khorne
Aspiring Champion: Bolt pistol, Chainaxe
11x Marine w/ Chainsword

Chaos Space Marines: Mark of Slaanesh
Aspiring Champion: Bolt pistol, Boltgun
3x Marine w/ Boltgun
Marine w/ heavy weapon: Lascannon

Chaos Space Marines: Mark of Slaanesh
Aspiring Champion: Bolt pistol, Boltgun
3x Marine w/ Boltgun
Marine w/ heavy weapon: Lascannon

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (Imperium - Space Marines) ++

**Chapter Selection**: Master Artisans, Raptors, Raven Guard, Stealthy

+ HQ +

Librarian: 2) Enveloping Darkness, 3) Null Zone, Force stave

+ Heavy Support +

Centurion Devastator Squad
Centurion: Grav-cannon and grav-amp, Hurricane bolter
Centurion: Centurion missile launcher, Grav-cannon and grav-amp
Centurion Sergeant: Centurion missile launcher, Grav-cannon and grav-amp

Devastator Squad
Space Marine Sergeant
x4 Space Marine w/Heavy Weapon: Grav-cannon and grav-amp

Devastator Squad
Space Marine Sergeant
x4 Space Marine w/Heavy Weapon: Grav-cannon and grav-amp

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium - Space Marines) ++

+ HQ +

Captain: Chainsword, Jump Pack, Shadowmaster, Storm bolter, Teeth of Terra

Lias Issodon: Master of Ambush, Warlord

+ Troops +

Infiltrator Squad: 4x Infilltrator, Infiltrator Sergeant

Intercessor Squad: Bolt rifle
. 4x Intercessor
. Intercessor Sergeant

Intercessor Squad: Bolt rifle
4x Intercessor
Intercessor Sergeant

Scout Squad: 8x Camo cloak
Scout Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Sniper rifle
7x Scout w/Sniper Rifle: 8x Sniper rifle

+ Elites +

Aggressor Squad: 2x Aggressor, Aggressor Sergeant
Auto Boltstorm Gauntlets/Fragstorm Grenade Launcher

Centurion Assault Squad
Centurion: Hurricane bolter
Meltaguns: 2x Meltagun
Centurion: Hurricane bolter
Meltaguns: 2x Meltagun
Centurion Sergeant: Hurricane bolter
Meltaguns: 2x Meltagun

+ Dedicated Transport +

Drop Pod: Storm bolter

Drop Pod: Storm bolter

Welcome back to the SN Studio, the home of the best quality written Warhammer battle reports! Today we bring you a special treat, as we have Chris and his Red Corsairs list which he took to Heat 1 and qualified, battling it out against Pardo and his Ravenguard. This will be the first time Pardo brings these out since the release of the Raven Guard supplement, so it will be interesting to see how it fares in today's game. Pardo's Raptors list is notoriously powerful, with him fine-tuning it after many painstaking games. Today however, he decides to switch things up slightly, as he looks to try out new units that he thinks work well with the supplement. Meanwhile, Chris is running his Red Corsairs, an army that, whilst not the most powerful on paper, runs quite a few ways to disrupt enemy forces. It is shaping up to be a great game between these two tabletop veterans. Once again, the SN Team prepare the battlefield up, using the famed ruined city terrain. We will also be featuring something new at the end of the battle report; a video conclusion, where both Chris and Pardo will run us through how the game went, as well as their thoughts on what they could have done differently. With all of that out of the way, let us get right into it!

The battlefield was a forest of flames. Spires of thick, black smoke rose into the air in hellish columns from the broken hulks of destroyed tanks. Through the haze and the noxious fumes at ground level, sporadic pockets of light erupted. Bolter fire. Someone was alive in there, still fighting, still breathing—somehow.

There, deep in the heart of all that smoke, where the air was thickest and darkest, where a single breath could kill a man four times over, stood Brother Sergeant Crassos. His armour had been battered and broken. Red lights flashed all across his HUD, indicating not only that his re-breather was on the verge of imminent and catastrophic failure, but that he was dangerously low on ammunition.

His squad had perished, his battalion, too. He was all that was left of Strike Force Gamma; the last Ultramarine left, but he was not alone. There were shapes in the shadows. Twisting, writhing shapes, watching him, taunting him. Whenever one appeared, Crassos would level his bolt rifle and hesitate before firing. His bullets were precious, his armour was failing, but he had his faith in the Emperor, and faith in himself.

“As long as I draw breath,” he yelled, “You will not lay claim to this place, treacherous scum.”

“That, brother, can be arranged,” came a gurgling voice from within the smoke.

Perhaps his ocular displays had started failing, but Crassos thought the flames licking at the edges of his power armour were starting to turn a noxious, vile green. He leveled his bolt rifle, checking the readout one more time. Six bullets were all that remained. Five more than he would need to kill the speaker.

A shape emerged from the smoke. Not a shadow, this time, but a hulking figure clad in white. As the smoke rolled off this newcomer’s body, Crassos could see not only the markings on his power armour, but also the writhing tendrils and baubles bursting from it. All Chaos was abominable, but the Death Guard were the foulest of all. Though his rebreather had not failed yet, he could already smell the traitor despite the fire and the smoke.

“In the Emperor’s holy name,” Crassos roared, “Die by my hands!”

His bolt rifle roared with him, and a bullet exploded against the Death Guard’s chest, shattering the ceramite and forcing the traitor to stop his slow advance. The hit was true, the bolt had tasted flesh, but the traitor had not perished. Worse, more shapes had started to emerge from the smoke behind him—a legion of Death Guard seemingly unhurt despite the bloody conflict. One of them levelled a plasma gun, the weapon glowing ominously within the haze.

A garbled voice message suddenly touched his ears, though he could barely hear it over the sound of his own thundering heart. Perhaps this was Chaos trickery at work, perhaps he was hearing what they wanted him to hear, or perhaps the message was true.

"Strike Force Gamma, do you read? This is Battle Barge Octavius. Brothers, stand your ground and prepare to receive the Lord of Macragge. Help is on the way."

Mission: Narrow the Search

Points: 900

Deployment: Dawn of War

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos - Death Guard) ++

+ HQ +

Daemon Prince of Nurgle: 1. Miasma of Pestilence, 1. Revoltingly Resilient, Hellforged sword, Plague spewer, The Suppurating Plate, Warlord

Lord of Contagion: Plaguereaper

+ Troops +

Plague Marines
. Plague Champion
. Codex: Plague knife, Plasma pistol, Power fist
. 4x Plague Marine w/ boltgun

Plague Marines
. Plague Champion
. Codex: Plague knife, Plasma pistol, Power fist
. 4x Plague Marine w/ boltgun

Plague Marines
. Plague Champion
. Codex: Bolt pistol, Plague knife, Power fist
. 4x Plague Marine w/ boltgun

+ Fast Attack +

Myphitic Blight-haulers
. Myphitic Blight-hauler: Missile launcher, Multi-melta
. Myphitic Blight-hauler: Missile launcher, Multi-melta
. Myphitic Blight-hauler: Missile launcher, Multi-melta

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium - Space Marines) ++

**Chapter Selection**: Ultramarines

Victrix Honour Guard: Victrix Honour Guard, Victrix Honour Guard

+ HQ +

Captain in Phobos Armour: Camo cloak, Master-crafted instigator bolt carbine, The Vox Espiritum

Librarian in Phobos Armour: 2) Soul Sight, 3) Mind Raid, Camo cloak, Force sword

Marneus Calgar: Warlord

+ Troops +

Infiltrator Squad: 4x Infilltrator, Infiltrator Sergeant

Infiltrator Squad: 4x Infilltrator, Infiltrator Sergeant

Intercessor Squad: Bolt rifle
8x Intercessor
Intercessor Sergeant

+ Heavy Support +

Eliminator Squad
Eliminator Sergeant: Bolt sniper rifle, Camo cloak
2x Eliminator with Bolt Sniper: 2x Bolt sniper rifle, 2x Camo cloak

With cold stormy weather looming over the rock, the SN Team seek the refuge of the Studio, where they prepare themselves for yet another action-packed battle report. With SN member Shaggy present, he decides to test out a new army of his, a Primaris Ultramarines army! This is an ongoing project taken on by Benji of Standfast Studios, a local painter who's arrived on the rock. With Shaggy issuing the challenge, Pardo swiftly accepts it, choosing the Death Guard, as some newly painted units had arrived for them. Due to the size of Shaggy's current force, the players choose to make this a 900 point game, allowing Shaggy to get to grips with his forces. They choose the Dawn of War deployment, as well as the Narrow the Search mission, one which sees both factions fighting for a lone objective within the centre of the battlefield, with the control zone starting out at 18" from the centre of the battlefield, which shrinks by 3" each turn as the battle progresses. The army with more models within range of the objective secures a Victory Point at the end of the battle round, with the usual secondary conditions; Slay the Warlord, First Strike and Linebreaker also being in effect. Shaggy loses the first roll off of the game, with Pardo Deploying second. This in turn means that Shaggy will get go first!

It was to be the trophy of a generation. Four Imperial Knights had been detected lumbering through a ruined city, likely moving from one battle zone to another. It was in that very same ruined city that a Drukhari Archon and her raiding force had not hours before claimed slaves for the dark city, and treasures for her personal collection. Oh, how the fates had aligned this day to present her with an opportunity for incredible gains.

Quickly, she set up an ambush. The Imperial Knights were slow, and would be forced to move down a centre street lest they risk damaging their metal boxes by charging through crumbling buildings. Her scourges took to the sky, as did some of the heavier units in her force. Eager Kabalite Warriors took to their Venoms and hid amongst the ruins as the Knights approached, their engines running silently, their blasters primed.

She was gambling not only with her own life but with the lives of the pirates and miscreants under her command. Still, none objected to the plan, for they would be bathed with renown if even one of the Mon’keigh sitting inside of those metal monsters could be pulled out and brought back to the Arena alive.

Perhaps she was being greedy, perhaps she should’ve taken to the webway as soon as the Knights’ impressive shadows were spotted lurking in the distance. She knew her splinter weapons would be useless against them. Her planning would have to be precise, her strikes deathly accurate. But what was life without a little risk?

Mission: Beachead

Points: 1750

Deployment: Hammer & Anvil

++ Super-Heavy Detachment +6CP (Imperium - Imperial Knights) ++

Household Choice: Questor Imperialis
. House Hawkshroud

+ Lord of War +

Knight Crusader: Character (Heirloom of the House), Heavy Stubber, Heirloom: Skyshield, Twin Icarus Autocannon
. Avenger Gatling Cannon w/ Heavy Flamer: Avenger Gatling Cannon, Heavy Flamer
. Rapid-Fire Battle Cannon w/ Heavy Stubber: Heavy Stubber, Rapid-Fire Battle Cannon

Knight Gallant: Character (Exalted Court), Heavy Stubber, Ironstorm Missile Pod, Reaper Chainsword, Thunderstrike gauntlet, Warlord Trait: Landstrider

Knight Paladin: Character (Knight Lance), Heavy Stubber, Heirloom: Sanctuary, Reaper Chainsword, Warlord, Warlord Trait: Ion Bulwark
. Rapid-Fire Battle Cannon w/ Heavy Stubber: Heavy Stubber, Rapid-Fire Battle Cannon

Knight Warden: Character (Heirloom of the House), Heavy Stubber, Heirloom: Endless Fury, Stormspear Rocket Pod, Thunderstrike gauntlet
. Avenger Gatling Cannon w/ Heavy Flamer: Avenger Gatling Cannon, Heavy Flamer

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Aeldari - Drukhari) ++

Detachment Attribute
. Kabal of the Black Heart+ HQ +Archon: Blast Pistol, Huskblade, Labyrinthine Cunning, Phantasm Grenade Launcher, Warlord (Archon)
. Writ of the Living MuseArchon: Blast Pistol, Huskblade, Phantasm Grenade Launcher
. The Helm of Spite + Troops + Kabalite Warriors
. 3x Kabalite Warrior
. Kabalite Warrior with special weapon: Blaster
. Sybarite: Agoniser, Phantasm Grenade Launcher, Splinter RifleKabalite Warriors
. 3x Kabalite Warrior
. Kabalite Warrior with special weapon: Blaster
. Sybarite: Phantasm Grenade Launcher, Splinter RifleKabalite Warriors
. 3x Kabalite Warrior
. Kabalite Warrior with special weapon: Blaster
. Sybarite: Phantasm Grenade Launcher, Splinter RifleKabalite Warriors
. 3x Kabalite Warrior
. Kabalite Warrior with special weapon: Blaster
. Sybarite: Phantasm Grenade Launcher, Splinter RifleKabalite Warriors
. 3x Kabalite Warrior
. Kabalite Warrior with special weapon: Blaster
. Sybarite: Agoniser, Phantasm Grenade Launcher, Splinter Rifle

+ Heavy Support +

Ravager: Disintegrator cannon, Disintegrator cannon, Disintegrator cannon

Ravager: Disintegrator cannon, Disintegrator cannon, Disintegrator cannon

Reaper

+ Flyer +

Voidraven: Two void lances, Voidraven Missiles

+ Dedicated Transport +

Venom: Splinter Cannon, Splinter Cannon

Venom: Splinter Cannon, Splinter Cannon

Venom: Splinter Cannon, Splinter Cannon

Venom: Splinter Cannon, Splinter Cannon

Venom: Splinter Cannon, Splinter Cannon

++ Outrider Detachment +1CP (Aeldari - Drukhari) ++

Detachment Attribute
. Cult of the Red Grief

+ HQ +

Succubus: Archite Glaive, Blast Pistol, Hyper-swift Reflexes, Painbringer (Combat Drug)
. The Blood Glaive

+ Fast Attack +

Scourges
. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Haywire blaster
. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Haywire blaster
. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Haywire blaster
. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Haywire blaster
. Solarite: Shardcarbine

Scourges
. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Haywire blaster
. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Haywire blaster
. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Haywire blaster
. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Haywire blaster
. Solarite: Shardcarbine

Scourges
. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Blaster
. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Blaster
. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Blaster
. Scourge with Special / Heavy weapon: Blaster
. Solarite: Shardcarbine

The Farseer turned her eyes up to watch drop pods burn holes in the atmosphere like falling stars. The humans had come in force, likely responding to the same threat, even if she and her forces would likely become their first target. They were fools. Fools that had doomed themselves just as much as they had the rest of this planet, but they had no way of knowing that. Their minds, though altered, were mere children’s minds in comparison to that of the Aeldari.

Engaging them on the field was a risk, but it was one they would have to take if their mission was to succeed. The planet, the sector, perhaps even their very Craftworld depended on it.

She hurried, scurrying across the barren waste as fast as she could, relaying orders to her forces and preparing them for battle. Waves of Aeldari clad in yellow and purple, Iyanden colours, rallied at her call; Rangers taking their positions, Guardians preparing their shuriken catapults, Hemlock Wraithfighters taking to the skies and maintaining a tight formation overhead.

As the Astartes drop pods and Storm Ravens began to smash and land into the earth, shaking the ground and sending cracks rippling along the surface, the Farseer reached her webway portal. She stood before it, stretching her mind through the portal itself and sending her consciousness to the other side. There, sitting dormant on the other side, waiting for her call, the great monster stirred. She hadn’t wanted to wake it, had hoped she would not need to, but the hour was growing short, and they would not be able to defeat the Astartes without help.

Slowly, guided by the Farseer’s ethereal touch, the Wraith Knight ambled through the webway, arriving with a flash of light at the mouth of the portal. The towering construct turned its head low to regard its Farseer, bowed, and then gave its attention to the advancing humans. They were moving quickly, spots of blue amidst the red, barren landscape.

They would break themselves against the Aeldari here. Otherwise many more lives would be lost.

Mission: Custom Mission

Points: 2000

Deployment: Hammer & Anvil

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Aeldari - Craftworlds) ++

Craftworld Attribute: Iyanden: Stoic Endurance

+ HQ +

Farseer: 2. Doom, 3. Fortune, Shuriken Pistol, Witchblade

Spiritseer: 4. Protect/Jinx, Shuriken Pistol
. Psytronome of Iyanden

Wraithseer: 5: Mark of the Incomparable Hunter, Craftworlds Warlord, D-cannon

+ Troops +

Guardian Defenders: 20x Guardian Defender
. Guardian Heavy Weapons Platform: Shuriken Cannon
. Guardian Heavy Weapons Platform: Shuriken Cannon

Rangers: 5x Ranger

Rangers: 5x Ranger

+ Elites +

Wraithguard: D-scythe, 5x Wraithguard

Wraithguard: D-scythe, 5x Wraithguard

+ Heavy Support +

War Walkers
. War Walker: Starcannon, Starcannon

War Walkers
. War Walker: Starcannon, Starcannon

Wraithlord: Flamer, Flamer, Ghostglaive

+ Dedicated Transport +

Wave Serpent: Shuriken Cannon, Twin Shuriken Cannon

Wave Serpent: Shuriken Cannon, Twin Shuriken Cannon

++ Super-Heavy Auxiliary Detachment (Aeldari - Craftworlds) ++

+ Lord of War +

Wraithknight: Starcannon, Starcannon, Titanic Ghostglaive and Scattershield

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium - Space Marines) ++

**Chapter Selection**: Crimson Fists

+ HQ +

Captain: Jump Pack, Power fist, Storm shield, The Fist of Vengeance, The Imperium's Sword, Warlord

Primaris Lieutenants
. Primaris Lieutenant: Master-crafted auto bolt rifle

+ Troops +

Intercessor Squad: Bolt rifle
. 4x Intercessor
. Intercessor Sergeant

Intercessor Squad: Bolt rifle
. 4x Intercessor
. Intercessor Sergeant

Scout Squad: Camo cloak
. Scout Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Boltgun
. 3x Scout w/Boltgun
. Scout w/Heavy Weapon: Heavy bolter
. Scout w/Sniper Rifle: Sniper rifle

Scout Squad: Camo cloak
. Scout Sergeant: Bolt pistol, Boltgun
. 3x Scout w/Boltgun
. Scout w/Heavy Weapon: Heavy bolter
. Scout w/Sniper Rifle: Sniper rifle

+ Elites +

Terminator Assault Squad
. Terminator Sergeant
. . Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield: Storm shield, Thunder hammer
. 4x Terminator w/THSS: 4x Storm shield, 4x Thunder hammer

+ Heavy Support +

Hellblaster Squad: Plasma incinerator
. 7x Hellblaster
. Hellblaster Sergeant: Bolt pistol

Hellblaster Squad: Plasma incinerator
. 7x Hellblaster
. Hellblaster Sergeant: Bolt pistol

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (Imperium - Space Marines) ++

+ HQ +

Primaris Lieutenants
. Primaris Lieutenant: Master-crafted auto bolt rifle

+ Elites +

Aggressor Squad: 2x Aggressor, Aggressor Sergeant
. Auto Boltstorm Gauntlets/Fragstorm Grenade Launcher

Aggressor Squad: 2x Aggressor, Aggressor Sergeant
. Auto Boltstorm Gauntlets/Fragstorm Grenade Launcher

Primaris Ancient

Relic Contemptor Dreadnought: 2x Twin lascannon

Relic Contemptor Dreadnought: 2x Twin lascannon

Carac Ty-Balt stared up at the central mosaic, it depicted those of his own kind, fellow Deathwing Terminators of the Dark Angels Chapter, striking down a colossal, heretical daemon. The colours within the panes washed his bone-white armour in hues of crimson and green.

The vast chamber of cold steel was dark, save for the illumination of the mosaic, that shone into the central dias of the room. Carac watched the procession of Ecclesiarchy, their censer bearers filling the air with an aroma of warm spices, as they gave prayers to the Emperor and spoke aloud the Rites of Banishment around the gathered towering knights. The Terminators stood silently, paying heed to the importance of the moment, the rites being performed, each knew what they faced on the planet's surface below.

‘Brothers!’ Carac yelled out to his fellow elite of the Dark Angels, he pointed his power sword up at the floor-to-ceiling mosaic, highlighting his ancient brothers, imortalised in past deeds of heroism.

‘For the Emperor, for the Lion and for the Chapter, we purge the heretic in their name!’

The gathered Deathwing raised their weapons in unison, arcs of light sprang out above them, as the teleportarium from below came to life. Carac’s thoughts stayed with the mosaic, hoping to replicate it’s honour.

They were coming for the heretics, to deliver the Emperor’s justice.

Mission: Cut off the Head

Points: 1500

Deployment: Search & Destroy

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (Imperium - Dark Angels) ++

+ HQ +

Belial
. Sword of Silence & Storm Bolter

+ Elites +

Deathwing Ancient: 5. Master of Maneuver, Warlord
. Shroud of Heroes
. Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield: Storm shield, Thunder hammer

Deathwing Champion

Deathwing Knights
. 4x Deathwing Knight: 4x Storm shield
. Knight Master: Storm shield

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (Imperium - Dark Angels) ++

+ HQ +

Librarian in Terminator Armor: 1) Mind Worm, 2) Aversion, Force stave

+ Elites +

Deathwing Terminator Squad
. Deathwing Sergeant: Storm Bolter & Power Sword
. Deathwing Terminator: Chainfist, Plasma cannon
. Deathwing Terminator: Power fist, Storm bolter
. Deathwing Terminator: Power fist, Storm bolter
. Deathwing Terminator: Power fist, Storm bolter

Deathwing Terminator Squad
. Deathwing Sergeant: Storm Bolter & Power Sword
. Deathwing Terminator: Cyclone missile launcher, Power fist, Storm bolter
. Deathwing Terminator: Power fist, Storm bolter
. Deathwing Terminator: Power fist, Storm bolter
. Deathwing Terminator: Power fist, Storm bolter

Deathwing Terminator Squad
. Deathwing Sergeant: Storm Bolter & Power Sword
. Deathwing Terminator: Heavy flamer, Power fist
. Deathwing Terminator: Power fist, Storm bolter
. Deathwing Terminator: Power fist, Storm bolter
. Deathwing Terminator: Power fist, Storm bolter

Dreadnought: Missile launcher, Twin lascannon

Dreadnought: Missile launcher, Twin lascannon

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos - Death Guard) ++

+ HQ +

Daemon Prince of Nurgle: 1. Miasma of Pestilence, 6. Arch-Contaminator, Hellforged sword, Plague spewer, The Suppurating Plate, Warlord

Lord of Contagion: Plaguereaper

+ Troops +

Plague Marines
. Plague Champion
. . Codex: Bolt pistol, Plague knife, Power fist
. 14x Plague Marine w/ boltgun

Poxwalkers: 10x Poxwalker

Poxwalkers: 10x Poxwalker

+ Elites +

Deathshroud Terminators
. Deathshroud Champion: Manreaper, 2x Plaguespurt gauntlets
. 2x Deathshroud Terminator: 2x Manreaper

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (Chaos - Death Guard) ++

+ HQ +

Malignant Plaguecaster: 4. Blades of Putrefaction, 6. Curse of the Leper

+ Elites +

Blightlord Terminators
. Blightlord Champion: Bubotic Axe, Combi-bolter
. Blightlord Terminator: Blight launcher, Bubotic Axe
. Blightlord Terminator: Bubotic Axe, Combi-bolter
. Blightlord Terminator: Bubotic Axe, Combi-bolter
. Blightlord Terminator: Flail of Corruption

Blightlord Terminators
. Blightlord Champion: Balesword, Combi-bolter
. Blightlord Terminator: Balesword, Blight launcher
. Blightlord Terminator: Balesword, Combi-bolter
. Blightlord Terminator: Balesword, Combi-bolter
. Blightlord Terminator: Flail of Corruption

Helbrute: Twin lascannon
. Helbrute fist: Heavy flamer

A haphazard industrial sprawl towered over the bleak landscape spewing copious amounts of thick, oily smoke into the sky where it blotted out the sun in an ever-present polluted gloaming. The ramshackle nature of the complex gave the impression that a cyclopean fist had scooped up several mighty Adeptus Mechanicus manufactora only to hurl them with great force into the ground leaving a twisted mass of metal beyond all practical use. Yet the smoke and clamurous sound of industry betrayed the facilities operational status. The brave men of the Cadian 421st Shock Regiment advanced in open order towards their objective, heavy armour rumbling amidst their ranks, bayonets fixed and fingers tapping on trigger guards. It was the 38th day of the grand offensive that command had launched to drive the Orks into the acid sea and all signs pointed towards an Imperial victory. Casualties amongst the Astra Militarum were a mere 600,000 men lost, well within the Adeptus Munitorums projections and the 421st was advancing an incredible 12 miles a day, the mood amongst the Guardsmen was almost jovial, many joked they would be embarking on the next crusade within weeks though faced with the mountain of scrap that stood in their way many fell into grim silence. Despite the gains the Orks challenged the Imperium’s dominance of the sky, hundreds of fighta bombaz strafed and bombed the advancing regiments whilst dakka jets fought huge dog fights with Imperial thunderbolts and lightning interceptors. Such was the scale of the threat posed by the xenos airforces that the whole 421st had been retasked to capture or neutralise the main Ork airbase though in reality it had more in common with a forge fane of the Adeptus Mechanicus. Within the metal mountains twisted bowels hundreds of Meks fashioned warmachines of every conceivable type from the aforementioned aircraft to walkers, tanks, buggies and, most alarming of all, the initial assembly stages of several stompas. A sudden peal of thunder heralded the commencement of the Cadian preparatory bombardment. 200 earthshakers and medusas roared as one sending tons of ordnance arcing overhead to crash into the Mek fortress' flanks which was soon covered with dozens of fiery explosions. Huge sections of the complexes exterior began to collapse under the furious onslaught of the Astra Militarum’s artillery leaving gaping rents in its structure that spewed flames and smoke. The steady advance continued even as the Cadian armour lent its weight to the firestorm. The whine of overtaxed jet engines could be discerned as the Orks took to the skies to defend their base, dozens of crude yet effective flying machines rising quickly from the flames and making straight for the Cadian ranks. From the bowels of the factory sprawl came a wave of brutish walkers that clanked along almost comically on short pistoned legs and above it all a sound that drowned out even the volume of war, a cry given voice by thousands of alien throats;

"WAAAAGH!!"

Deployment: Dawn of War

Mission: No Mercy

Points: 1500

The Watchmaster stamped his feet on the wooden slats across the trench floor, as he walked the line. It kept his blood moving, halting the cold bite of winter from sinking into his bones.

He silently observed his squad, as they prepared themselves for battle.  Soldiers of the Death Korps of Krieg didn’t need encouragement, or last minute reassurances. To die for the God-Emperor was a solemn duty, to atone for transgressions of the past.

The Watchmaster gazed skyward, gentle snowfall resting on the lenses of his rebreather-mask. The grey cloud covered sky began to mix with hues of dark green and black, as erratic arcs of green lightning traced across the sky. The enemy was here.

Peering over the trench, he could see the relentless march of the Necrons, they moved across the snow laden ground in unison. He could hear no battlecries, no chants of war, the Watchmaster observed his foe with the same readiness as the cold machines that he now faced. It mattered not who he fought.

War was death.

Death was atonement

Deployment: Front Line Assault

Mission: Vital Intelligence

Points: 1500

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Necrons) ++

Dynasty Choice
. Dynasty: Sautekh

+ HQ +

Orikan the Diviner

Overlord: Resurrection Orb, Voidscythe, Warlord

+ Troops +

Immortals: 5x Immortal, Tesla Carbine

Immortals: 5x Immortal, Tesla Carbine

Necron Warriors: 18x Necron Warrior

++ Outrider Detachment +1CP (Necrons) ++

Dynasty Choice
. Dynasty: Sautekh

+ HQ +

Destroyer Lord: Resurrection Orb, Warscythe, Hyperlogical Strategist, The Orb of Eternity, Warlord

+ Fast Attack +

Canoptek Wraiths
. 6x Canoptek Wraith (Whip Coils): 6x Whip Coils

Destroyers
. 4x Destroyer: 4x Gauss Cannon

Destroyers
. 4x Destroyer: 4x Gauss Cannon

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium - FW Death Korps of Krieg) ++

Regimental Doctrine: Death Korps of Krieg

+ HQ +

Death Korps Death Rider Squadron Commander: Death Korps Hunting Lance, Laspistol, Old Grudges, Warlord

Death Korps Marshal Karis Venner: Death Korps Orders, Momento Mori, Power sword

+ Troops +

Death Korps Infantry Squad
. 8x Death Korps Guardsman
. Death Korps Watch Master: Lasgun, Power sword
. DK Guardsman w/Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher

Death Korps Infantry Squad
. 8x Death Korps Guardsman
. Death Korps Watch Master: Lasgun
. DK Guardsman w/Special Weapon: Flamer

Death Korps Infantry Squad
. 8x Death Korps Guardsman
. Death Korps Watch Master: Lasgun
. DK Guardsman w/Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher

+ Elites +

Death Korps Combat Engineer Squad
. Combat Engineer Watch Master: Chainsword, Krieg Combat Shotgun
. 9x Combat Engineers: 9x Krieg Combat Shotgun

Death Korps Combat Engineer Squad
. Combat Engineer Watch Master: Chainsword, Krieg Combat Shotgun
. 9x Combat Engineers: 9x Krieg Combat Shotgun

Death Korps Commissar: Laspistol

+ Fast Attack +

Hellhounds
. Hellhound: Heavy Bolter, Turret-mounted Inferno Cannon

Hellhounds
. Hellhound: Heavy Bolter, Turret-mounted Inferno Cannon

+ Heavy Support +

Collossus Bombard
. Collossus Bombard: Heavy Bolter

Collossus Bombard
. Collossus Bombard: Heavy Bolter

++ Supreme Command Detachment +1CP (Imperium - FW Death Korps of Krieg) ++

Detachment CP

Regimental Doctrine: Death Korps of Krieg

Vigilus Defiant: Emperor's Fist Tank Company

+ HQ +

Tank Commander: Emperor's Fist, Heavy Bolter
. Command Battle Tank: Battle Cannon

Tank Commander: Emperor's Fist, Heavy Bolter
. Command Battle Tank: Battle Cannon

Tank Commander: Emperor's Fist, Heavy Bolter
. Command Battle Tank: Battle Cannon

With another busy day marked in the Studio's calendar, the SN Team set up a brand new snow-covered battlefield, a stark contrast to the current weather in Gibraltar. This new battle mat comes from StudioLevel, a wonderful company that specialise in creating scenic terrain and battlemats, made of the utmost best quality available to wargamers. If you feel like taking your battlefield decor to the next level, check out StudioLevel! Today's battle pits Pardo with the Studio Necrons, an army that he has had some success with in the past, against SN's Shaggy and the Death Korps of Krieg. Being an experienced Guard player, Shaggy looks to take the Death Korps to a solid victory in today's battle, whereas Pardo looks to honour the Sautekh Dynasty. Who will come out on top?

The Mechanicum proceeded to launch more of their landing ships, ready to drain the planet of it’s raw materials. From a nearby moon, nestled among a cluster of asteroids, Huron Blackheart, the Tyrant of Badab, watched from his ship, laying in wait with his Red Corsairs raiding fleet, like a pack of hungry predators.

Huron’s lighting claw flexed at the prospect of such rich plunder, he had no need for the raw materials yet to be mined from the planets surface, he wanted the Mechanicus themselves, whether as slaves, or spare parts, it mattered little…

The rooms electrical systems and servitors, infused with daemonic possession, began to writhe in fury, sparking and reaching out to find non-existent prey, Huron merely smirked. His Lord Discordant, Kuol Tevish had entered, his aura the cause of the mechanical upheaval within the room.

A loud distortion rang out as Kuol began to speak, the rooms apparatus fell silent.

“My daemonic engines hunger my lord” Huron didn’t reply, he remained fixated on the planet ahead.

Koul continued “Our supplies are low, we must…..”

“You will get your pickings from the iron bones of the mechanicum Kuol, pray to the Gods you use them wisely, or MY engines will hunger for more than parts…”

Koul bowed, knowing when not to push his masters temper.

As one, the Red Corsairs fleet came to life, as the pack began it’s hunt.

Deployment: Beachhead

Points: 1800

Deployment: Search & Destroy

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium - Adeptus Mechanicus) ++

Forge World Choice
. Forge World: Mars

Specialist Detachment: Servitor Maniple

+ HQ +

Belisarius Cawl
Warlord: Warlord Trait (Mars): Static Psalm-Code

Tech-Priest Dominus: Macrostubber, Volkite Blaster

+ Troops +

Kataphron Destroyers
. Kataphron Destroyer: Phosphor Blaster, Plasma Culverin
. Kataphron Destroyer: Phosphor Blaster, Plasma Culverin
. Kataphron Destroyer: Phosphor Blaster, Plasma Culverin
. Kataphron Destroyer: Phosphor Blaster, Plasma Culverin
. Kataphron Destroyer: Phosphor Blaster, Plasma Culverin
. Kataphron Destroyer: Phosphor Blaster, Plasma Culverin

Skitarii Rangers: Enhanced Data-Tether
. Ranger Alpha: Phosphor Blast Pistol, Taser Goad
. 6x Skitarii Ranger
. Skitarii Ranger (Arc Rifle): Arc Rifle
. Skitarii Ranger (Transuranic Arquebus): Transuranic Arquebus

Skitarii Vanguards
. 3x Skitarii Vanguard
. Skitarii Vanguard (Plasma Caliver): Plasma Caliver
. Vanguard Alpha: Radium Carbine

Skitarii Vanguards
. 3x Skitarii Vanguard
. Skitarii Vanguard (Plasma Caliver): Plasma Caliver
. Vanguard Alpha: Arc Pistol, Power sword

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (Imperium - Adeptus Mechanicus) ++

Forge World Choice
. Forge World: Mars

Specialist Detachment: Cybernetica Cohort

+ HQ +

Tech-Priest Manipulus: Magnarail lance, Relic (Cybernetica Cohort): Doctrina Foreas Servo Skull

+ Elites +

Cybernetica Datasmith: Gamma Pistol, Power fist

+ Heavy Support +

Kastelan Robots
. Kastelan Robot: Heavy Phosphor Blaster
. . Two Heavy Phosphor Blasters: 2x Heavy Phosphor Blaster
. Kastelan Robot: Heavy Phosphor Blaster
. . Two Heavy Phosphor Blasters: 2x Heavy Phosphor Blaster
. Kastelan Robot: Heavy Phosphor Blaster
. . Two Heavy Phosphor Blasters: 2x Heavy Phosphor Blaster

Kastelan Robots
. Kastelan Robot: Heavy Phosphor Blaster
. . Two Heavy Phosphor Blasters: 2x Heavy Phosphor Blaster
. Kastelan Robot: Heavy Phosphor Blaster
. . Two Heavy Phosphor Blasters: 2x Heavy Phosphor Blaster
. Kastelan Robot: Heavy Phosphor Blaster
. . Two Heavy Phosphor Blasters: 2x Heavy Phosphor Blaster

Onager Dunecrawler
. Neutron Laser and Cognis Heavy Stubber: Cognis Heavy Stubber, Neutron Laser

Onager Dunecrawler
. Neutron Laser and Cognis Heavy Stubber: Cognis Heavy Stubber, Neutron Laser

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos - Chaos Space Marines) ++

Dark Disciples: 2x Dark Disciple

Legion: Red Corsairs +3CP

+ HQ +

Dark Apostle: Benediction of Darkness, Mark of Tzeentch, Mutating Invocation

Huron Blackheart: Prescience, Reaver Lord, Warlord +1CP

+ Troops +

Chaos Space Marines: Icon of Wrath, Mark of Khorne
. Aspiring Champion: Bolt pistol, Chainaxe
. 11x Marine w/ Bolt Pistol, Chainsword
. Marine w/ heavy weapon: Autocannon
. Marine w/ heavy weapon: Autocannon

Chaos Space Marines: Mark of Slaanesh
. Aspiring Champion: Bolt pistol, Boltgun
. 3x Marine w/ Boltgun
. Marine w/ heavy weapon: Lascannon

Chaos Space Marines: Mark of Slaanesh
. Aspiring Champion: Bolt pistol, Boltgun
. 3x Marine w/ Boltgun
. Marine w/ heavy weapon: Lascannon

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (Chaos - Chaos Space Marines) ++

Field Commander

Legion: Red Corsairs +1CP

Specialist Detachment: Soulforged Pack

+ HQ +

Daemon Prince with Wings: Hellforged sword, Intoxicating Elixir, Reaver Lord Artefact, Warp bolter, Wings, Warptime
. Slaanesh

Lord Discordant on Helstalker: Baleflamer, Mark of Slaanesh, Master of the Soulforges, Mecha-serpents
. Helstalker: Techno-virus injector

+ Troops +

Chaos Cultists: Mark of Slaanesh
. 10x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun
. 16x Chaos Cultist w/ autopistol and brutal assault weapon
. Chaos Cultist w/ special weapon: Heavy stubber
. Cultist Champion: Shotgun

+ Heavy Support +

Hellforged Leviathan Dreadnought: 2x Butcher cannon array, 2x Hellflamer, Slaanesh

Maulerfiend: Lasher tendrils, Mark of Slaanesh

Maulerfiend: Lasher tendrils, Mark of Slaanesh

Venomcrawler: Mark of Slaanesh