In a series of games, 6 in all to meet the challenge criteria, I am following the trials of Alpha company of the space marine chapter sons of the sword. They have been sent to an outer rim mining planet to investigate some odd going ons on the world of Dranus. Upon their arrival the world authorities are trying to contact the mining colony of X-374 which has worryingly ceased all communication. All attempts to contact them have been unsuccessful.
Sergeant Rostoc has been entrusted with an armed reconnaissance mission to push though along the road to colony X-374 while the remaining units of Alpha company disembark. Unbeknown to the good Sergeant a force of Necrons is waiting ready to launch a flank attack on any trying to move down the road.
The scenario is based upon Flank Attack (1) from One-Hour Wargames and fought out on a 6 inch gridded tabletop.
The forces involved...
Sergeant Rostoc and his command squad (move = 1, range = 2, armour = 8, troop unit, leader, power weapon). Behind is his transport a Razorback (move = 2, range = 3, armour = 11, non-troop unit, power weapon).
The reconnaissance force has the support of Corporal Lutek on his jet bike (move = 3, range = 2, armour = 10, non-troop unit, veteran, power weapon, skimmer). He is supported by two companions (move = 3, range = 3, armour = 10, non-troop unit, skimmer).
The final part of this little force is Sergeant Floric and his section riding in a Rhino APC. Sergeant Floric is commanding the flamer squad. As a veteran he will get a free action and can move the squad up quickly into the enemy (move = 1, range = 2, armour = 8, troops, veteran, flamer). The other squad will provide fire support with the heavy bolder (move = 1, range = 3, armour = 8, troops). Both squads are transported in the Rhino (move = 2, range = 2, armour = 11, troops).
They face a small, yet powerful, Necron force with two warlords...
The first warlord above with a unit of pariahs (move = 1, range = 2, armour = 9, troops, leader, power weapon) and three warrior squads (move = 1, range = 2, armour = 8, troops).
The second warlord (move = 3, range = 2, armour = 10, non-troop unit, leader, power weapon, skimmer) leads a couple of destroyers (move = 3, range = 3, armour = 10, non-troop unit, skimmer) and heavy destroyer (move = 3, range = 3, armour = 10, non-troop unit, power weapon, skimmer).
In support is a unit of scarabs, you can ignore the old style wraith he is making up the numbers and I like the model because it looks so sinister (move = 2, range = 1, armour = 7, troop unit, horde).
Finally, starting off-table in reserves, is a unit of Necron flyers (move = unlimited, range = 2, armour = 9, troops).
The game is set up and ready to play - more on my next post.
|Stand and deliver?|
|A flank attack lays in wait|