It was another 40K night, with 1500 points of Imperial Guard this time fighting 1500 points of Sisters of Battle. Andy joined Adrian and I for the game. He deployed the Guard, and I played the right wing. Adrian of course played his Sisters of Battle army.
|On the Sisters' right wing three Penitent engines were ready to roar forward|
The Guard took first turn, and brought down a hail of fire. No effect on the Guard right.
|An initial Guard success as fire from the Leman Russ tank took out the Sisters' Immolator.|
|The girls weren't prepared to sit and dally about. They surged forward across the battlefield.|
|The Guard forces occupied the ruins of the old cathedral, supported by a squad of autocannon.|
|Fire fell on the Guard.|
|Occupying the Cathedral.|
In turn 2 the Guard forces put out a lot of fire.
|One Penitent engine was destroyed and one immobilised.. this might look promising for the Guard|
|One complete squad was wiped out by Bolter and Heavy Flamer fire|
|The Canoness swept forward and fearlessly attacked the Leman Russ from the rear, her power weapon scything through the adamantium armour.|
|A unit of Seraphim smashed into the other Guard right flank squad, wiping the squad out.|
|Another unit of Seraphim assaulted the Heavy Bolter squad, destroying two of the three crews before pulling back.|
|The Sisters Repentia were biding their time awaiting the right opportunity to send the heretics to hell.|
|Seraphim and Sisters push forward on the Guard left|
|A Vendetta Gunship arrives from reserve and with three twin linked lascannon ... scores no hits.. second game in a row|
|The remaining mobile Penitent engine survives fire.|
The Sisters centre takes a lot of fire too, and .. you guessed it, takes almost no casualties
|Battle is joined on the Guard left. The Canoness is involved. this may not end well|
|The Sisters battle squad takes heavy casualties in the assault but stays firm. The Canoness dishes out a fair bit of punishment too.|
Finally the Sisters Repentia see their opportunity and charge in to assist the Canoness and Seraphim.
The Penitent engine charges the remaining Sentinel which .. rolls two ones
|Gah .. snake eyes ..|
|This was the centre Guard squad, now its right wing in the absence of anything looking more like a right wing. It takes fire.|
|The Canoness, Seraphim and Repentia destroy the target Guard squad|
|And the sentinel on the Guard right is destroyed.|
|The Guard Company and Platoon command squads charged forward to try to reclaim the initiative in the centre|
|And the Vendetta repositions itself to provide more supporting fire.|
|However the Guard left is disintegrating|
|The right has gone ...|
|And the two command squads take such a volume of fire that they are all but eliminated.|
Thanks Adrian and Andy.