This past Monday, Nick and I had our first game of 2011. It is also the first time that we have both fielded fully-painted armies against each other! It must have been a sign because Chicago was promptly destroyed in a blizzard the next day (Sorry for that everyone).
Anyway, I had been bragging for weeks that I had finally completed 1500 painted points. However, on the day of the game, I wrote a list that only came to 1350. Oops. I guess I better paint more daemons.
We were both itching to try something out of the battle missions book, so we did a random roll and ended up with the daemon mission "Invasion". In that mission, a warp rift is placed in the center of the table and four objectives are placed equidistant from it.
For the warp rift, Nick broke out this bad boy:
Yeah! Virgin vortex grenade marker!
It was an interesting game. Nick kept everything in reserve which meant that I had two turn to get most of my units in place over the objectives. Unfortunately, that took away the element of surprise that is usually inherent with Daemonic assault. Nick did a very good job of isolating my units and tearing them apart.
I did a fair amount of tearing myself, but the game ended in a draw.
I have to apologize, I didn't get many pictures of Nick's army in action. They looked great, trust me.
Here are some horrors holding down an objective. I usually call these things Space Marine Roombas, but for this game, they were portable Geller field projectors.
The Angels of absolution making a spearhead.
These daemonettes did nothing but hold down this far-flung objective the whole game.
Khorne daemons and Slaanesh daemons working together. Truly a thing of beauty.
Chaplain Vitus banishing the daemon prince. Don't worry, he'll be back...