|Defense in Depth|
The occasion for this battle was for the recreation of the Battle for Helsreach Hive during the third battle of Armageddon. There were three tables. The largest, which was three tables put together that represented the outskirts of the hive. A wooded table (Ork Deployment area), a "no man's land" of trenchworks, and a city board. The trench board and city board were the Space Marine deployment areas. Additionally, there was a board representing a space hulk and another board that was a defense laser. Loyalists controlled the laser, which was able to fire on either the Hulk, or the main board. Orks controlled the Hulk, which was able to fire upon the defense laser board or the main board.
|Main Board, Marine Side|
|Main Board, Ork Side|
|Defense Laser Board ("laser" command is on the far end of the board)|
|Space Hulk Board. Bombardment Cannon control is the 4 rooms in the middle|
|Two Ironclads & Bray'arth Ashmantle drop in to say "hello"|
|Want to learn the rules for the new Ork Planes? Play with a dozen of them.|
|Bray'arth fell to this Mega-Dread, but he took out a Super Heavy Rocket Launcher|
& survived the resulting explosion prior to it.
Which takes me to the after game party. The group of guys that I play with try to celebrate each other's birthdays when we can. We try to pool together and buy the guy something that he may not have bought on his own, typically something from forgeworld. This time around, it was my birthday that was celebrated. And I am truly humbled and blessed to report that this was the gift I was given:
|As if that's not more than enough, they got me Salamander chapter doors as well|
I don't have the means to express my thanks. I play with a fantastic group of guys, and I hope I can show them the gratitude that they deserve. So to Brandon, and the rest of you, thank you so much.