Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Death Dealing Angels

Dusting out the model cabinet and thought I'd start posting up images of the ol 40k troops.

First up, my beloved Fallen (Count As Blood Angels in this case)

Death Company Chaplain - Guy who stirs up stuff so that the Death Company gets pissed off right and proper

Thunder Hammer DC, doubles as the Sarge for one of my non-jump pack assault squads.

Death Dealing Angels flanked by the DC Dred/ Furioso

My preferred can opener/ Marine killer

Sanguinary Guard Champion.. Alas, rarely play the Guard in my list so this guy sometimes doubles as an Assault Squad Sarge with Power Fist. 

It's been a LONG while since I took these boys out for a spin, or touched 40k for that matter but the new Dark Angel marines in Dark Vengeance look mighty fine. Gonna have to be a lot more responsible with the finances these days though so hoping to avoid a massive plastic crack addiction, but will definitely be dusting these boys off for a twirl, once I make the effort to go through the new rules that is :S.

Death and ruin to the enemies of Terra!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Case Yellow:- Training Exercise

Some images from the pre-invasion training the Wehrmacht's been going through. A Mittlere Panzerkompanie attack against Mechanised French attempting a Hold Out mission.

The 88's set up for over watch fire on the objective.

The 2 Panzer III Platoons line up ready to charge on to the objective

A Panzer II platoon deploys on the left flank with the 10.5 guns covering them.

Turn I:- Panzer III's roll out towards the objective. Left side platoon swings through the village to scan for ambushes and secure cover. Right side platoon drives straight towards the objective albeit cautiously.

French dummy tanks sit in place covering primary objective on the right flank.

As per pre-war doctrine, Luftwaffe support is called in to handle heavy French armour. Luftwaffe however fails to deliver ordnance on target and are driven off by simulated French anti-aircraft fire.

Turn 2:- Panzer III's blast away at suspected French observer team position, knocking them out. Left flank Panzer III Platoon also secures objective.

Training marshals enforce collateral casualties as predicted for "advancing under fire" situations.

 Luftwaffe support once again brought in to deal with French heavy armour, succeeding in destroying one dummy Char Bi-1.

Smoke bombardment forces remaining Char Bi-1's to advance from their static positions, minimal fire of Panzer III platoon completely ineffective. Return fire from over watch 88s annihilate surviving tanks. With no French forces contesting objective at the end of Turn 2, training marshals declare exercise complete.

Panzerkompanie now ready for Operational Deployment in Case Yellow.

Long live sacred Germany!