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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

Never in a hundred battles had Brother Captain Montague come across a viler place than this. Plumes of sickly green smoke issued from craters in the ground, fumes so thick even his re-breathers had trouble filtering out the smell. Heaps of writhing, rotting flesh wriggled across the ground, finding other smaller pieces of rotting flesh and merging with them. The sound alone would be enough to drive a man to madness, let alone the sight of it.

This was an unholy, blasted place. A festering ground for Nurgle. The heartland of its country. And that was why he was here. With his retinue to support him him, Captain Montague had accepted the challenge of bringing the Emperor’s holy flame to cleanse this world. The Hammers of Titan would burn the rot all the way to its roots, not because they could not destroy it from orbit, but because to do so would risk spreading the infection to other systems.

And so, they had worked tirelessly, the Grey Knights spreading promethium flame on all they could find. Until they had gotten here. To this place. To the dark fortress at the heart of the heartland. They had expected Nurgle’s presence on this planet, but they had not expected to find a contingent of Death Guard here.

Not long after spotting the fortress did Montague’s company begin taking fire. Huge balls of molten rot flew through the air and struck the ground around him, blasting holes in his force. He sounded the charge, Strike Marines zipping out of reality and reappearing atop the fortress’ walls to hack at the Death Guard manning the ramparts.

This would be the last battle of his ongoing mission, the last push before the world could be cleansed in the God Emperor’s name. He would see it done, or he would perish in this place. For such was the way of the servants of Mankind.

Mission: Cut off the Head

Points: 1750

Deployment: Frontline Assault

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

Lord of Contagion: 1. Revoltingly Resilient, Plaguereaper, The Suppurating Plate, Warlord

Malignant Plaguecaster: 1. Miasma of Pestilence, 6. Curse of the Leper

+ Troops +

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

Poxwalkers: 10x Poxwalker

Poxwalkers: 10x Poxwalker

+ Heavy Support +

Plagueburst Crawler: 2x Plaguespitter, Heavy slugger

Plagueburst Crawler: 2x Plaguespitter, Rothail volley gun

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

+ HQ +

Daemon Prince of Nurgle: 1. Miasma of Pestilence, Hellforged sword, Plague spewer

+ Elites +

Blightlord Terminators
. Blightlord Champion: Bubotic Axe, Combi-flamer
. Blightlord Terminator: Bubotic Axe, Combi-bolter
. Blightlord Terminator: Bubotic Axe, Combi-bolter
. Blightlord Terminator: Bubotic Axe, Combi-bolter
. Blightlord Terminator: Blight launcher, Bubotic Axe
. Blightlord Terminator: Bubotic Axe, Combi-bolter

Helbrute: Twin lascannon
. Helbrute fist: Heavy flamer

Helbrute: Twin lascannon
. Helbrute fist: Heavy flamer

Helbrute: Twin lascannon
. Helbrute fist: Heavy flamer

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium - Grey Knights) ++

+ HQ +

Grand Master: 4: First to the Fray, Nemesis Daemon Hammer, Sanctuary, Storm Bolter, Warlord

Librarian: Nemesis Warding Stave, Purge Soul, Sanctuary, Storm Bolter

Lord Kaldor Draigo: Purge Soul, Vortex of Doom

+ Troops +

Strike Squad: Gate of Infinity
. 4x Grey Knight (Sword): 4x Storm Bolter
. Grey Knight Justicar: Nemesis Force Sword, Storm bolter

Strike Squad: Gate of Infinity
. 4x Grey Knight (Halberd): 4x Storm Bolter
. Grey Knight Justicar: Nemesis Force Halberd, Storm bolter

Strike Squad: Gate of Infinity
. 4x Grey Knight (Falchions): 4x Storm Bolter
. Grey Knight Justicar: Storm bolter, Two Nemesis Falchions

+ Elites +

Paladin Ancient: Banner of Refining Flame, Gate of Infinity, Storm Bolter and Falchion

Paladin Squad: Hammerhand
. 3x Paladin (Falchions): 3x Storm Bolter
. 2x Paladin (Halberd): 2x Storm Bolter
. Paragon: Nemesis Force Halberd, Storm Bolter

+ Heavy Support +

Land Raider Crusader: 2x Hurricane Bolter, Storm Bolter, Twin Assault Cannon

+ Dedicated Transport +

Razorback: Twin Lascannon

Razorback: Twin Lascannon

Razorback: Twin Lascannon

"The World Eaters rampage had gone unchecked for weeks. Behind them, they left a planet ravaged, scoured, and lashed. Wounded, and bleeding, the world itself cried out in pain with every inch the Khorne’s devout followers claimed for themselves. Villages, cities, fortresses had all fallen, their defences overrun as much by the traitor legion’s infernal machines as by their chainaxes and bolters.

Relentless, brutal, vicious, the forces of Chaos led by Kharn the Betrayer had found no opposition they couldn’t overcome. No wall they couldn’t tear down. No enemy they hadn’t been able to cut to pieces and plant on spikes for the rest of the planet to see. Until they entered Site X7K.

At first, the mining colony looked like any other had. Huge, hulking, metal monstrosities punched giant holes into the earth. Black smoke billowed from their engines as their drills pushed deeper and deeper into the planet’s mantle. The entire site seemed automated when the World Eaters’ boots began moving across the complex’s steel gantries. There wasn’t a soul in sight, not a single body to rip open and deliver to Khorne.

The site was useless, for the World Eaters had no use for the minerals being drawn up from deep within the planet’s surface. They would burn it all, and perhaps in doing so placate their number, who were growing weary for lack of slaughter. When the first shot came and ripped clean through one of the World Eaters’ near-impenetrable power armour, chaos itself erupted.

No one had seen the shooter. Demons of Khorne howled, infernal engines roared, and chain-axes revved, but the World Eaters didn’t know where to strike.

Another traitor marine fell, then another, and another. It wasn’t until the first infernal machine exploded, sending pieces of itself in all directions and crumpling into a pile of twisted metal that the forces of Chaos spotted their foe. The Genestealer Cult’s ambush had been perfect. From the shadows these mutated creatures watched the enemy flail in all directions, desperate to find something to strike down. They chittered at each other, relaying target priorities, strategic opportunities, and vulnerable assets to exploit, but in the end, there was a single unified force driving them all.

The Hive Mind itself guided these misshapen monsters, and she would not let her lair be burned."Deployment: Dawn of WarMission: Vital IntelligencePoints: 1000   

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (Tyranids - Genestealer Cults) ++

Cult Creed: The Bladed Cog

+ HQ +

Patriarch: Power: Mass Hypnosis, Power: Might From Beyond, Warlord, Warlord Trait: Biomorph Adaptation

+ Elites +

Purestrain Genestealers: 13x Purestrain Genestealer

Purestrain Genestealers: 12x Purestrain Genestealer

Purestrain Genestealers: 12x Purestrain Genestealer

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Tyranids - Genestealer Cults) ++

Cult Creed: The Bladed Cog

+ HQ +

Magus: Broodcoven Magus, Power: Mass Hypnosis, Power: Mind Control, Warlord Trait: Single-minded Obsession

Primus: Bonesword, Broodcoven Primus, Mark of the Clawed Omnissiah, Warlord Trait: Alien Majesty

+ Troops +

Acolyte Hybrids
. 4x Acolyte Hybrid
. Acolyte Leader: Autopistol, Cultist Knife

Acolyte Hybrids
. 4x Acolyte Hybrid
. Acolyte Leader: Autopistol, Cultist Knife

Neophyte Hybrids
. 11x Neophyte Hybrid
. 2x Neophyte Hybrid (Mining): 2x Mining Laser
. Neophyte Leader: Autogun, Autopistol

++ Auxiliary Support Detachment -1CP (Chaos - Daemons) ++

+ Fast Attack +

Flesh Hounds: 12x Flesh Hound

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

Legion: World Eaters

+ HQ +

Chaos Lord on Juggernaut of Khorne: Bladed horn on Juggernaut of Khorne, Bolt pistol, Power axe, Slaughterborn, Talisman of Burning Blood, Warlord

Kharn the Betrayer

+ Troops +

Chaos Cultists: Mark of Khorne
. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun
. Chaos Cultist w/ special weapon: Heavy stubber
. Cultist Champion: Shotgun

Chaos Cultists: Mark of Khorne
. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ autopistol and brutal assault weapon
. Cultist Champion: Brutal assault weapon and Autopistol

Chaos Cultists: Mark of Khorne
. 9x Chaos Cultist w/ autopistol and brutal assault weapon
. Cultist Champion: Brutal assault weapon and Autopistol

+ Heavy Support +

Maulerfiend: Lasher tendrils, Mark of Khorne

Maulerfiend: Lasher tendrils, Mark of Khorne

Venomcrawler: Mark of Khorne

The last tank ruptured and exploded, sending a shockwave of sound throughout the battlefield powerful enough to silence it. The guardsman crawled on his stomach, clawing his way across the gantry not to escape the enemy, but to pick up his Lasrifle. Only a few more feet and he could start shooting again, start fighting again, not in the Emperor’s name, but in the name of the people who died around him today. Good people. Good soldiers who, when the dark unknown grew glowing green eyes and gnashing teeth, took up arms against it.

Another sound reached his ears. This time it wasn’t the thundering roar of cannon fire, but the howl of Bolter rounds as they flew over his head. Howling bolter rounds. Bullets possessed of Warpfire spat from the mouth of Bolters twisted by the warp itself. The thought was enough to make any man go insane, but not he. Not today.

Fingers stretching, he grabbed the back of his rifle, spun around, and searched for a target through the smoke and the haze. The air itself seemed to shimmer, to bend, to tremble. He swallowed hard, his mind anchored to the task at hand. There would be time to grieve later, when he joined his friends wherever they had gone. Right now, if he could only…

The sun reflected on armor made of blue and gold. It emerged through the smoke like a daemon, despite that which stood before him being a Space Marine. At least, it was once, many thousands of years ago. Already the guardsman could hear the whispers of daemons at his ears, clawing at the back of his mind, trying to get in. They were perhaps worse than the sight of the monster with the Boltgun, for at least it was a physical thing that could be shot at.

Steeling himself, the guardsman leveled his rifle. Roaring, he unloaded round after round of Lasrifle energy into the Space Marine, but his weapon wouldn’t bite into the beast’s armor. What was worse, when it did find a softer spot, it wasn’t blood that spilled from the gap—but dust.

So, it was true. They aren’t really men, only suits.

The Space Marine pulled his bolter up, and the guardsman found himself staring at the mouth of a dragon with Warpfire in its throat. The reaper was here, it was now his turn to enter the greatest unknown. He shut his eyes and breathed deeply. When the Boltgun spoke, his insides tensed like they’d been dipped in ice, but he was not dead.

He opened his eyes again, and watched the Space Marine fall to his knees, then slam to the ground with a hard thud. Behind the hulk stood not a man, but a woman clad in black armor. Her hair was as white as snow, her skin was fair, but her expression was hard; she had a soldier’s eyes. In one hand she held a bolt pistol, the muzzle still smoking. In the other, a power sword crackling with light.

“Get up, soldier,” she said, “The Saint is here. You are not dying today.”

Deployment: Hammer & Anvil

Mission: Four Pillars

Points: 1750

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Imperium - Adepta Sororitas) ++

Geminae Superia
. 2x Geminae Superia: 2x Power sword

Order Convictions: Order: Our Martyred Lady

+ HQ +

Canoness: Bolt pistol, Power sword, Relic: Braizer of Eternal Flame, Warlord, Warlord Trait: 5. Indomitable Belief

Celestine

+ Troops +

Battle Sister Squad
. 3x Battle Sister
. Battle Sister w/ Special or Heavy Weapon: Flamer
. Battle Sister w/ Special Weapon: Flamer
. Sister Superior: Boltgun, Chainsword, Plasma pistol

Battle Sister Squad
. 3x Battle Sister
. Battle Sister w/ Special or Heavy Weapon: Flamer
. Battle Sister w/ Special Weapon: Flamer
. Sister Superior: Boltgun, Chainsword, Plasma pistol

Battle Sister Squad
. 3x Battle Sister
. Battle Sister w/ Special or Heavy Weapon: Flamer
. Battle Sister w/ Special Weapon: Flamer
. Sister Superior: Boltgun, Chainsword, Plasma pistol

Battle Sister Squad
. 3x Battle Sister
. Battle Sister w/ Special or Heavy Weapon: Flamer
. Battle Sister w/ Special Weapon: Flamer
. Sister Superior: Boltgun, Chainsword, Plasma pistol

Battle Sister Squad
. 3x Battle Sister
. Battle Sister w/ Special or Heavy Weapon: Storm bolter
. Battle Sister w/ Special Weapon: Storm bolter
. Sister Superior: Boltgun, Chainsword, Plasma pistol

Battle Sister Squad
. 4x Battle Sister
. Battle Sister w/ Special or Heavy Weapon: Heavy bolter
. Sister Superior: Bolt pistol, Storm bolter

+ Fast Attack +

Dominion Squad
. 5x Dominion
. Dominion Superior: Chainsword, Plasma pistol
. Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun

Dominion Squad
. 5x Dominion
. Dominion Superior: Chainsword, Plasma pistol
. Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun
. Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Meltagun

Dominion Squad
. 5x Dominion
. Dominion Superior: Bolt pistol, Storm bolter
. Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Storm bolter
. Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Storm bolter
. Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Storm bolter
. Dominion w/ Special Weapon: Storm bolter

+ Heavy Support +

Exorcist: Hunter-killer missile

+ Dedicated Transport +

Immolator: Immolation Flamer

Immolator: Immolation Flamer

Sororitas Rhino: Hunter-killer missile, Storm bolter

Sororitas Rhino: Hunter-killer missile, Storm bolter

Sororitas Rhino: Storm bolter

Sororitas Rhino: Storm bolter

++ Super-Heavy Auxiliary Detachment (Chaos - Thousand Sons) ++

+ Lord of War +

Magnus the Red: Glamour of Tzeentch, Warptime, Weaver of Fates

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos - Thousand Sons) ++

+ HQ +

Ahriman: Doombolt, Infernal Gaze, Temporal Manipulation, Warlord

Exalted Sorcerer on Disc of Tzeentch: Dark Matter Crystal, Death Hex, Diabolic Strength, Force stave, Inferno Bolt Pistol

+ Troops +

Rubric Marines
. Aspiring Sorcerer: Force stave, Tzeentch's Firestorm, Warpflame Pistol
. 8x Rubric Marine w/ Warpflamer: 8x Warpflamer

Rubric Marines
. Aspiring Sorcerer: Force stave, Inferno Bolt Pistol, Tzeentch's Firestorm
. 4x Rubric Marine w/ Inferno Boltgun: 4x Inferno boltgun

Tzaangors: Brayhorn, Icon of Flame
. Twistbray: Tzaangor blades
. 29x Tzaangor w/ Tzaangor Blades

+ Elites +

Scarab Occult Terminators: Hellfyre Missile Rack
. Scarab Occult Sorcerer: Force stave, Inferno Combi-bolter, Weaver of Fates
. 8x Terminator: 8x Inferno Combi-bolter, 8x Powersword

+ Dedicated Transport +

Chaos Rhino: Combi-bolter52 Summoning Points 

With the studio poised for yet another battle report, the SN Team set up the battlefield appropriately, with Pardo taking the lead at preparing what is his favourite set of terrain at the Studio. Today's game will see SN Nick with the fresh Studio Thousand Sons facing up against a long time friend and rival, Mark, who will be using his Adepta Sororitas, coming back with a bigger and better list than the one he sported in previous reports. This is sure to be an interesting game, as we have yet to see the new Sisters in action!