Grand Master Valius (Warlord)
5 Terminators with Psycannon
Razorback with Lascannon
5 man Grey knight Strike Squad
Razorback with Lascannon
5 man Interceptor Squad Psycannon
Nemesis Dread Knight, Incinerator, Greatsword, Personal Teleporter
Al won the roll off and chose to go Second. I Deployed the Dreadknight on the left flank in the hope of teleporting into the heart of the enemy and positioned the other units to take the other objectives. I figured the Imperial Guard might attempt a gun line giving the Grey knight more manoeuvrability. Facing a Valkyrie, Vendetta and Quad-gun, I decided not to embark anyone in the Stormraven as I figured it may go down quite quick. Al set up a gun line as I thought but placed two Chimeras with I think Veterans inside to his left flank and deployed a unit in the woods just in front of the Defence line.
Grey Knights: Al attempted to seize the initiative but failed.
As per my initial battle plan, I jumped the scoring Interceptor unit over to the far left objective by the bunker (Mystery Objective +1 to cover saves).
Due to night fighting the razorbacks failed to destroy any vehicles.
The Grand Master and Terminators moved towards the centre objective, figuring they would take the brunt of Al's fire they would last a little longer.
Strike Squad II claimed my home objective while Strike Squad I headed out to the objective on my right flank.
The Dreadknight shunted towards the enemy deployment zone incinerating a unit and they proceeded to run 12".
Imperial Guard: Al's Guardsmen failed to rally and ran a further 7" in front of the Manticore.
Orders were sent to bring down the Dreadknight but the Dreadknight stood firm.
The Manticore started to lay down it's barrage of fire.
The Plasma gun Veterans let loose a few shots from their Chimera transports at the Grand Master and Terminators, who then proceeded to (cough) Tactically withdraw a few inches before the Grand Master decided to stop running.
Grey Knights: Rolled for reserves and the Stormraven did not arrive (thank the throne).
I forgot to move the Dreadknight (will never make that mistake again) but he did flame two units so not a total waste.
Cleared the unit in the woods out (1st Blood).
Multilaser was taken off the far right Chimera.
All in all a very disappointing turn (must be due to the Daemon taint lol)
Imperial Guard: Morbo is still in reserve but the Vendetta and Valkyrie are on.
Manticore placed a barrage down on the Grand Master and Terminators taking out another Terminator.
Razorback II was wrecked by Lascannon and Multilaser Fire.
Fire was directed at the Dreadknight again but was ineffective only taking one wound.
Razorback I was immobilised.
Grey Knights: Stormraven arrived from reserve and took out the Vendetta and remove a hull point from the Valkyrie.
Dreadknight moved this time and incinerated nearly an entire unit behind the Aegis Defence line, then proceeded to obliterate the Leman Russ.
Not much else happened for the 4th Brotherhood.
Imperial Guard: The entire Terminator unit was killed off by Marbo arriving and throwing a demolition charge putting the Grand Master down to 1 wound.
Dreadknight finally died through Meltagun fire from the disembarked Veteran unit.
The advancing Interceptor Squad is down to only two Grey Knights and regrouped on the Razorback Wreck.
Grey Knights: Grand Master ripped off Marbo's arm and beat him with the soggy end finishing him off.
Meltagun Veterans have run due to incoming fire.
Some manoeuvring was also achieved for better positioning.
Strike Squad I claimed the far right objective.
Grey Knight Victory: 5 Victory points to 2
Grey Knights: (Dale) "If the game had gone for another turn, I think Al would have been able to take everything out and tabled me (maybe). A great game and my first against a Guard army. I think I underestimated the Veterans and I should have had a different game plan for the Terminators. Oh, and I will never forget to move the Dreadknight again, that was a game changer!"
Imperial Guard: (Al) "We both pretty much ended up with one objective each that neither of us could touch at the end of the day and the orders worked very well. The Terminators were cut down nicely buy the plasma guns. Good game."
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