In the depth of the ruined world of Wira lies an Ancient Relic of Power, known as the Shard of Unikrux. The Omega Angels Scouts Company were dispatched to the ruined wasteland to recover the item before the Necrons lead by Bil-Ta-Seth arrive to use its power for unknown cause. Captain Rick Maximilan of the 3rd Company was send to Scout ahead and prepare themselves against the dreaded walking metal, thinking he had the initiative, it was the Omega Angels that was taken by surprise. Will the Captain be able to hold off against an enemy that refuse to die?
SCENARIO AND SET-UP
The table was setup prior before the game started, 70% of the table was filled with terrains from hills with ruins and a connected building in the middle of the table, for a 1000-points game there was almost no possible way big tanks can go through but for a small point game there was no need for big tanks and big flyers. We rolled for deployment and mission, Dawn of War and Relic Mission was chosen, Bill won first and deployed his army with less denser terrains and mine was the with more ruins and craters. Bill chose to save his Deathmark for Deep-Striking and my StormTalon was in Reserve. He deployed 15 Warriors attached together with his Lord, while his Ghost Ark was carrying 5 Warriors, Canoptek Wraiths and Annihalator Barge on his right side of the table, facing my Scouts of Squad Artemis and Devastator Squad.
It was now my turn to deploy, i know in order to win i would need to be close with the Objective and with the new 6th Edition Rule, only Troops are able to carry The Relic 6inch at a time. My Sniper Scouts of Squad Lancelot used Infiltration to start off on the hill with the small ruin near my deployment zone, Bolter Scouts Pendragon on his deployment zone 24″ away from his gun line hidden inside an old abandoned bunker, and ten more Bolter Scouts Artemis in my own deployment zone inside a ruined building on the hill together with my 5-men Devastator Squad to avoid any Assault that might happen or counter-attack any unit that come in to close. My 5-Men Tactical Squad is attached together with Captain Maximilan while their Razorback hidden away behind the ruined hill, away from Bill’s Ghost Ark and his firing line, i was mostly concerned about the Canoptek Wraiths and his Annihilator.
Bil-Ta-Seth Necron Lord and Warriors, Ghost Ark move towards the nearby ruin to gain cover from any shooting attack i will make during my turn. He then direct his Canoptek Wraith as fast as he can to my Bolter Scouts Artemis hidden inside the ruin. The Annihilator Barge zoomed to the flank next to his Wraiths to shot down my Devastators killing one unfortunate Space Marine even in the cover of night, while 20 of his Warriors took turns to shot my Bolter Scouts on his deployment zone killing two, their Camo Cloaks saving many from death. The Ghost Ark pivoted using its right side Gauss Blasters that killed one Scout inside the ruin building.
The Omega Angels Pendragon Bolter Scouts in the Bunker and Lancelot Snipers inside the Ruined hill stayed where they are taking aim, shooting at the Warriors with their Bolters, Sniper Rifle, Rocket Launcher and Heavy Bolter downing only four, two re-animated. While Squad Artemis inside the ruined building moved closer to take aim at the Canoptek moving as fast as it can towards their lines, trying to shot it down but due to their speed only managed to wound it. Captain Maximilan and his small unit of Tactical Squad hurried towards the building at the center of the map, gunning down the Canoptek and took one down, the Razorback move at combat speed and turned to face the Ghost Ark, aiming at it with its Lascannon and Twin-Linked Plasma, glancing with the Lascannon and penetrating it with Plasma Shots, destroying it outright off the table only to be replaced by a crater and one dead Necron Warrior.
Bil-Ta-Seth commanded his Necron Warrior from the destroyed Ghost Ark to join his existing Warrior together with their Lord to tackle the annoyance on his flank, targeting the Scout Pendragon and shooting them with as many Rapid-Fire Gauss as possible. Cover and Stealth saved them but sadly two young Initiates died in the barrage of firepower, their Sergeant screamed out “Stand Firm For The Emperor!!” and passed Leadership. Bill then zoomed his Annihilator Barge into my Deployment Zone taking down another Space Marine and Plasma Cannon Marine, twin-link Tesla Destructor was used against them, the Sergeant together with two other Lascannon Marine survived the onslaught, cover once again protecting them from the Necrons deadly weapons. The Bolter Scouts of Squad Artemis were not so lucky, the Canoptek Wraith ROLLED A 10 and charged the Initiates, despite the Rapid Fire Overwatch, the Bolters could not strike at the fast moving Wraiths and the young eager Space Marines Initiative were drop to 1 due to the Necron’s Whip Coil and five brave Initiates perished in the assault, impaled and slashed to death, the Scouts fought back injuring none and the Wraiths even survived a Hit from two of the Sergeant’s Power Fist. They stood their ground and refused to budge at the sight of their Captain in the distance.
Finally my Reserved arrive, the StormTalon jet it’s way and faced the Annihilator Barge rear blasting it with the combined effort from the Devastator Squad, the Assault Cannon and Lascannon’s inflicted so much glancing and penetrating hits the machine was left with nothing, hull points taken down from multiple shots leaving nothing but a wreck. The Bolter Scout Pendragon and Sniper Scout Lancelot took aim to take down as many Warriors possible, Frag and Hellfire Rounds followed by Bolter Shells took down eight Warriors, re-animation protocol repaired only two Warrior. Captain Maximilan moved in to join the Initiates in melee combat, the Wraiths turned their attention to the charging Space Marines and impaled two, in a fit of rage and skillful sword-skill the Captain took down one Wraiths using his Chainsword.
It was not looking so well for Bil-Ta-Seth Necron units, the Warlord took a chance to DeepStrike his Deathmark close to the Bolter Scouts inside the bunker near the table edge, the Deathmarks were teleported to far and were destroyed when Bill Rolled a 1 on the Mishap Table, destroying ten of them completely.
Seeing that he needed to kill off the Scouts for points, Bill moved his Necrons closer to maximize his Gauss firepower, rolling insane amount of dices to hit, missing many, and wounding only a few. Again, The Emperor look upon the Initiates and all of them passed their Cover Saves roll.
The Canoptek Wraiths focused its attention towards the lone scouts of four and their Sergeant, with all the attacks it made, the Scout Initiates Carapace Armor was able to withstand the creatures heavy hits, seeing the opportunity the Sergeant and his young Brothers swung their Blades and with two Power Fist hit, the Wraith was struck down. With the Relic so close to them, the Captain and the Scouts move ever closer towards the Crystal of Unikrux.
Carrying the Crystal with them as fast they could, Scout Squad Artemis retreated back into their lines while the Captain moved closer towards the Necron Lord, to end his Dark Crusade in order for the Sector to be secured. Even with the combine firepower from the Scouts, only the Warriors were taken down but few more re-animated to safeguard their Lord from death.
Even with heavy loses, the Warlord Bil-Ta-Seth refuse to back down and continue fighting, shooting at the lone scouts still hunkering inside the ruined bunker but to no avail, the cover they used proved to much for the Necrons.
Remaining inside the crater, Bil-Ta-Seth knew that this battle is as good as lost, yet he refused to give ground and admit defeat at the Adeptus Astartes calling themselves the Omega Angels. Shooting at the Scouts of Squad Pendragon, the Warriors managed to hit them killing one Scout sticking his head out to watch for enemy movement, despite the loses Squad Pendragon charged out from cover and assaulted the Necron after noticing their Captain in the distance, shooting at the Necrons aided by the StormTalon’s Assault Cannon and Lascannons, the only reason the Lord survived was due to his Phase Shifter, giving him a +3 Invulnerable Save.
The Necrons were routed and all that remained was the seriously injured Lord with only one wound left which in turn retreated off the table refusing to be destroyed by the accursed Omega Angels, cursing at the Space Marines for a defeat on this Sector and losing a valuable relic. Captain Maximilan know that Bil-Ta-Seth will return, with an even bigger army this time.
Herbert Said: My Sniper Scouts did nothing much to the Warriors, but it was the Bolter Scouts that did most of the hurting. I was lucky due to the fact that Bill’s Deathmark scattered off the table, it would be a whole lot different if they did not. Those Necron’s can hit you once you’re mark and the only thing that can kill them is to assault them, provided you have the capability to do it. At first i thought Bill was bringing his Monolith and Nightscythe as my units were kitted out with melta-bombs and Flakk Missiles. 1000-points won’t bring much to the table but it was a fun short battle, despite the setbacks.
Bill Said: I honestly didn’t expect my opponent to have a StormTalon in his list for this 1000 points game. That unit alone placed me at a disadvantage due to the fact my army lacks skyfire capability. In addition, the scout deployment was rather unpredictable and he did a splendid job placing his scouts at the right place at the right time giving him an upperhand on flanking my marching army. I finally understand why he loves to play scout and deploys them as much as he can. Me underestimating the scouts literally spelled my downfall. But overall it was a very good game and I learned a lot of things despite me lost the game with near total wipeout.