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Hello Reader.

 

We have another battle report today that continues the narrative from the battle reports posted recently here on the blog. The first of them featuring Black Templars Vs Blood Angels started this narrative being a “prequel” of sorts and the second one featuring the Black Templars Vs Imperial Guard continued that story.

 

This time around I played against Valter’s Black Templars using a unit from my Salamanders army and the Legion of the Damned a friend painted for me a while ago. We didn’t play an specific game mission, the idea being just having a bit of fun seeing toy soldiers killing each other and rolling some dice. Objectives were pretty straightforward, the Templars had to kill the Salamanders and the Salamanders only had to be alive at the end of the game.

 

So without further ado here it is.

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Hello there Reader!

 

Today’s update it the Portuguese  version of the battle report published here yesterday, so if you missed that post please check it out.

 

Over and out.

 

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Hello there Reader!

 

Today’s Battle report is a sequel of sorts to the battle report showcasing the armies of two of my friends (Valter’s Black Templars against Ton’s Blood Angels) I posted here on the blog a while ago. If you missed that report, please check it out.

 

This time around Valter’s Black Templars fight Hugo’s Imperial Guard in a no holds barred game. Without further ado, let’s get on with the report.

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Hello there Reader.

 

I went home to spend the weekend a couple of weeks ago and invited a few friends over to share a few beers and roll some dice. I still haven’t gotten around to understanding how the new Eldar Codex works (and to be honest I don’t know where it is), so I just sat down to watch two Space Marine armies blowing each other to smithereens as Valter’s Black Templars tackled Ton’s Blood Angels.

 

I should say that watching their game unfold was a very good reminder of how Wargames are meant to be played: On a table with beautiful terrain and painted armies!

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Dear Reader,

 

Today’s update is the Portuguese version of the Battle Report published here on the blog yesterday. In case you missed it you can click this link to read it, not only finding out how the Orks got beaten but also finding yourself a 10% discount code to be used on any purchases on Warmill’s website.

 

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Salve Leitor

 

Hoje temos mais um Relatório de Batalha (Battle Report) aqui no blog. Desta vez acompanhamos um embate entre Eldars (capitaneados por mim) e Orks (comandados pelo Marcelo – cujos artigos do “Tale of X Gamers” você pode acompanhar aqui).

 

 

“Com os olhos da mente o Farseer observava as fortificações abandonadas. Sua visão aqui era como a de um pássaro perscrutando do alto as construções deixadas para trás quando os humanos recuaram. Não havia mais o que proteger, e agora, sem função, os postos avançados de guarda e monitoramento aguardavam em silêncio por novos ocupantes.

 

O planeta havia mudado muito. Os humanos não hesitaram em destruir toda a rica cobertura vegetal nativa com agentes químicos para negar aos Tyranids a biomassa de que necessitariam para ampliar as forças do enxame. Foi mais ou menos na mesma época em que as plantas morreram que as pedras em formato de crânio surgiram, brotando do solo como sementes malignas brotando após a primeira. E então vieram também os Orks.

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Hello Reader.

It’s time for another battle report here on the blog. This time we’ll follow the latest conflict between my Eldar and Marcelo’s Orks (which you can read about on his ToXG articles here on the blog).

“With his mind’s eye the Eldar Farseer could observe the abandoned fortifications. Floating high in the air he shared the birds’ view of the buildings left behind when the humans retreated. There was nothing left here to protect now, and without that, the outposts which once guarded and monitored the planet’s riches were left behind and now waited for new masters to defend.

 

The planet had changed drastically. The humans, true to their kind and abusive methods of war didn’t hesitate to employ chemical agents in order to destroy the once abundant plant life that covered the entire planet trying to deny the Tyranids the vital biomass they needed to engorge their swarms. It was about the same time that the plants died that the skull shaped rocks started sprouting like evil seeds after the first rain. And then the Orks came.

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Hey there Reader.

 

This is the Portuguese version of the battle report originally published in English here. Please check it out if you missed it.

 

See you soon. Over and out.

 

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Salve Leitor.

 

Não, ainda não tenho acesso regular à internet. Estou usando uma conexão 3G bem ruinzinha na tentativa de tentar manter as coisas funcionando aqui no blog. Na verdade eu já tinha editado e upado para o Photobucket (site que recomendo para hospedagem de fotos e posterior publicação na internet) as fotos que ilustram o artigo de hoje então foi só questão de sentar um pouco e escrever.

 

Já faz um tempinho desde que publiquei um Battle Report (relatório de batalha) aqui no blog. O último foi publicado somente em inglês já que uma versão em português foi postada no fórum Warhammer Brasil (ainda assim vou tentar remediar essa situação e postar aqui no blog também a versão em português). Sendo assim estava mais do que na hora de trazer para os leitores aqui do blog um novo relato de batalha no futuro sombrio do Warhammer 40.000

 

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Planeta Nimbus – Tamit IV.

Strata – Os Jardins de Ébano.

 

A brisa matinal soprava mansamente sobre os restos do que fora outrora uma movimentada cidade Imperial. O bombardeio orbital constante em um conflito prévio havia reduzido os arranha-céus habitacionais e os prédios do Administratum a pouco mais que entulho.

 

Os Jardins de Ébano haviam sido um dia, de acordo com o governador planetário Lord Hertz, a tricentésima vigésima Terceira maravilha Imperial, mas se resumiam agora ao palco de um massacre. As forças Imperiais sob o comando do Lorde Inquisidor Xerxerius haviam sido emboscadas e sistematicamente abatidas por uma facção renegada da Guarda Imperial. Alguns poucos bravos, liderados pelo 1º. Sargento Hermovitus da 1a. Falange Austral, conseguiram alcançar o prêmio pelo qual estavam lutando, um crio-tubo de contenção marcado com a inscrição “=][= Traitoris Extremis – Malek =][=”, apenas para serem reduzidos a cinzas e brasas quando as proteções hexagramicas colocadas sobre o crio-tubo entraram em ação prevenindo que os lacres que o selavam fossem rompidos.

 

Agora o precioso crio-tubo jazia em meio aos corpos e destroços daqueles que lutaram para reclamá-lo. A enorme forma humana dentro dele continuava inerte, aguardando enquanto sua malévola influência compelia outros a procurá-lo. Ele seria livre novamente. Tinha certeza disso.

 

Entrementes, saqueadores se moviam cuidadosamente pelas ruínas coletando qualquer coisa útil dos corpos daqueles que haviam morrido ali. Haviam também predadores mais perigosos vagando pelo campo de batalha, mas estes eram muito mais furtivos que os humanos maltrapilhos coletando restos e assim passavam desapercebidos até então. Vestidos com armaduras pintadas em vermelho vivo e ostentando o símbolo da gota de sangue alada dos Blood Angels estes soldados super humanos observavam a área usando seus magnóculos.

 

+++ Localizamos o pacote Capitão+++ Estamos marcando a localização na grade do mapa com designadores laser para o time de extração+++ Aguardamos novas ordens senhor+++

 

+++ Positivo+++ Time de Scouts Alfa proceda para seu ponto de extração+++ Assumiremos a partir daqui+++ Bom trabalho+++

 

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O Rhino avançando à frente da coluna diminuiu a velocidade estacionando na frente de um antigo armazém. Um segundo Rhino estacionou atrás do mesmo armazém oferecendo algum suporte aos Space Marines que formavam a ponta de lança da missão de extração.

 

As ordens haviam sido dadas pelo comandante geral das forças dos Blood Angels em ação no sistema Tamit Zaa, Capitão Manus, para verificar o sinal de socorro emitido por uma nave de transporte derrubada e recuperar qualquer coisa de valia dos destroços.

 

 

 

Próximo dali duas unidades de Black Templars, uma mistura de Iniciados e Neófitos, ocupavam posições no campo de batalha intentando conquistar o que julgavam ser um trunfo valioso para salvar o sistema Tamit de sua destruição iminente. A primeira unidade, comandada por um Marshal, decidiu ocupar a parte de trás de um bunker de plascreto enquanto a segunda unidade ocupava o que antes foi uma instalação de distribuição de água.

 

 

 

 

Reconhecendo a ameaça que os Black Templars representavam às ordens que havia recebido o capitão dos Blood Angels empregou suas forces em um assalto frontal às linhas inimigas.

A salvaguarda de informações vitais coletadas durante a missão prévia conduzida pelos scouts foi confiada a um par de veteranos, ocupando os sarcófagos de dois Dreadnoughts, e a uma pequena unidade de Space Marines de assalto. Uma unidade de Devastators que acompanhava a missão avançou rapidamente pelo campo da batalha ocupando um bunker ainda intacto adjacente ao armazém. Ao mesmo tempo um Baal Predator e um Predator Annihilator avançavam em direção aos Black Templars tentando usar as ruínas de outro bunker como proteção. Pelo centro um Land Raider, confiando em suas várias camadas de armadura de ceramita, avançava abertamente em direção ao esquadrão de Black Templars ocupando as ruínas da instalação de distribuição de água.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Não tendo recebido qualquer resposta às suas tentativas de comunicação com as forças dos Blood Angels e percebendo que a situação rapidamente fugia ao seu controle o Marshal dos Black Templars ordenou aos seus comandados que engajassem o inimigo que avançava sobre suas posições ordenando que um de seus Land Raiders e um Predator Annihilator contra atacassem os Rhinos dos Blood Angels que avançavam velozmente contra a posição ocupada por seu centro de comando. No flanco ocidental um segundo Predator Annihilator adentrou o campo de batalha tendo em suas alças de mira o Baal Predator inimigo contra o qual abriu fogo, imobilizando-o e conseqüentemente anulando a ameaça apresentada pelas armas de curto alcance daquele tanque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oe Predator utilizado para evitar o avanço dos Rhinos dos Blood Angels abriu fogo e conseguiu imobilizar o transporte que avançava mais à frente. O segundo Rhino foi assaltado e destruído por um esquadrão de assalto dos Black Templars que empregou suas bombas de melta com resultado devastador. O Rhino imobilizado pelo disparo do Predator foi então assaltado por uma unidade de Terminators de Assalto que havia desembarcado do Land Raider. Embora empregassem armas poderosas de combate os Terminators não conseguiram penetrar a armadura do veículo avariado.

 

 

 

 

 

Percebendo que seus irmãos de batalha estavam perigosamente ameaçados agora que seu transporte fora destruído os Space Marines embarcados no Rhino Imobilizado desembarcaram e prepararam-se para uma contra carga. Duas unidades de Space Marines de Assalto e um Capitão dos Blood Angels engajaram-se em combate corpo a corpo contra um esquadrão de Terminators liderado pelo Emperor’s Champion e um esquadrão de assalto dos templários. No ferrenho embate que se seguiu os Black Templars abateram mais inimigos, incluído ai o malogrado Capitão , e assim a unidade que o acompanhava recuou do combate deixando o esquadrão de Assalto para enfrentar sua sina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Os Templários ainda possuíam forças para comprometer em batalha e assim um de seus Dreadnoughts despencou dos céus abordo de um Drop Pod, emergindo da cápsula de inserção ainda fumegante e abrindo fogo cerrado contra os Blood Angels que recuavam. Os Terminators de Assalto abateram os últimos remanescentes da unidade de Assalto e avançaram em direção às ruínas ocupadas pelo inimigo.

 

 

 

 

Em outro lugar do campo de batalha reforços dos Blood Angels se fizeram presentes na forma da legendária Sanguinary Guard que entrou na batalha com o claro intento de remover os Templários Negros da posição que ocupavam e tomar os dados recuperados no local da queda da espaçonave. O Land Raider dos Blood Angels finalmente alcançou seu objetivo despejando seus passageiros, uma unidade de Terminators, sobre os Black Templars que desde o inicio do combate ocupavam as ruínas da instalação de distribuição de água.

 

 

 

 

 

A Sanguinary Guard começou a disparar contra a unidade do Marshal que até então havia permanecido incólume atrás do grande bunker. Enquanto isso os Terminator dos Blood Angels lutavam contra os Black Templars em meio às ruínas sem no entanto obter muito sucesso.

 

 

 

Após perder o restante dos seus Terminators de Assalto para o fogo concentrado dos Devastator entocados no pequeno bunker o comandante Templário transmitiu ordens para que o Land Raider avançasse sobre a posição do inimigo no armazém destruído.

 

 

Mais reforços dos Blood Angels chegam na forma de um Land Speeder.

 

 

 

 

Apesar das imensas baixas infligidas pelos Black Templars os Blood Angels continuavam lançando-se contra o inimigo com fúria redobrada. Tendo sido deslocado do objetivo que guardava desde o inicio do combate o Comandante dos Templários Negros percebeu a completa inutilidade daquele combate. Não havia glória, honra, ou causa maior a ser defendida ali, somente o desperdício ignóbil das vidas preciosas de soldados dos Adeptus Astartes.

 

+++ Atenção forças dos Templários Negros+++ Aqui fala seu comandante, Marshal Adon+++ Desengajem-se das unidades dos Blood Angels e reagrupem no ponto de encontro combinado +++

 

+++E o objetivo senhor?+++ Estamos próximos de deslocar os Blood Angels de sua posição e dominar o campo de batalha +++

 

+++Eu dei uma ordem piloto+++ Desengajar de imediato +++ Eles lutaram duro para manter seu prêmio, deixem que façam bom uso dele +++

 

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Bom, é isso. Acabei não tirando fotos dos momentos finais da batalha, mas como dá pra perceber os Blood Angels conseguiram arrancar uma vitória nos últimos turnos da partida ao puxar a unidade dos Black Templars que conquistava o objetivo deles e manter o controle do seu próprio objetivo.

 

Talvez isso tenha algo a ver com o fato de no final do jogo eu ter assumido o controle dos Templários já que o Valter teve de ir embora antes do final da partida. Pessoalmente culpo os próprios Black Templars que possuem uma regra especial chamada, salvo engano, “Righteous Zeal” que os obriga a , sempre que sofrem uma baixa em virtude de disparos do inimigo e passam meu teste de liderança, avançar em direção à unidade inimiga mais próxima.

 

Isso os torna muito vulneráveis a serem “fisgados” e puxados pelo inimigo de posições vantajosas ou objetivos que estejam ocupando no jogo.

 

Ainda assim uma boa partida e uma merecida vitória do Ton e seus Blood Angels que não desistiu e permaneceu aguerrido até o final da partida.

 

Até a próxima.

 

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Hello Reader.

 

It might sound strange to you seeing me posting stuff here on the blog after having just complained I had no internet access right? Well, I have had today’s post in the pipes for a while, just hadn’t had the time to sit down and write it before the move. Even the pictures had already been uploaded to Photobucket so it was only a matter of sitting down and writing the article. Yes, the internet is still down here but I’m using a horrible 3G connection to try and keep things running. Let’s see how long that’ll work.

 

Wee, it’s been a while since I last published a Battle Report here on the blog, and since the one featuring my Eldar against Ton’s Blood Angels seems to be one of the favourite posts here on the blog it’s only fair enough I give you more epic combat in the grim, dark future of Warhammer 40.000.

 

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Planet Nimbus – Tamit IV.

Strata – The Ebony Gardens.

 

The early morning breeze blew over the leftovers of what was once a thriving imperial city. Constant orbital bombardment on an earlier engagement had reduced the sky high hab-buildings and Administratum palaces into little more than rubble.

 

The Ebony Gardens which were once, according to the planetary governor Lord Hertz, the three hundredth twenty third marvel of the Imperium were now the stage of a massacre. The Imperial forces led by the Lord Inquisitor Xerxerius had been ambushed and systematically butchered by imperial renegades. A brave few, led by First Sergeant Hermovitus of the first Austral Phalanx, managed to reach the prize they were fighting over, a crio tube marked as “=][= Traitoris Extremis – Malek =][=”,  only to be reduced to cinder and ash as the powerful hexagramic protections put in place over the crio tube worked to prevent it from being opened.

 

Now the prized crio tube lay amidst the corpses and wreckage of those who fought to reclaim it. The huge human form within stood still, biding his time as his nefarious influence compelled others to him. He’d be free again. He was sure of it.

 

Meanwhile hidden amongst the ruins scavengers moved cautiously picking up anything salvageable from the corpses of those who had died here. There were more deadly predators stalking the battlefield, but these were a lot stealthier than the human dregs and went unnoticed thus far. Dressed in bright red armour and donning the winged blood drop symbol of the Blood Angels chapter these super human soldiers scanned the area using their magnoculars.

 

+++ We’ve located the package Captain+++ We’re marking its location on the grid with laser designators for the extraction team+++ Awaiting further orders sir+++

 

+++ Acknowledged+++ Scout team Alfa proceed towards your extraction site+++ We’ll take it from here+++ Good Job+++

 

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The marine pilot of the foremost Rhino let the engine of the vehicle power down to an idle humming as it stopped in front of an old warehouse. A second Rhino stopped advancing behind the same warehouse offering some measure of support to the brother spearheading the extraction mission.

 

 

 

Orders had been issued by the Blood Angels’ Taskforce Commander on Tamitzaa, Captain Manus himself, to verify the distress signal from a crashed transport ship and recover anything of value. Apparently there were other parties interested in recovering what they were after

 

Close by two units of Black Templars, a mix of Initiates and Neophytes occupied positions on the battlefield intent on securing what they believed was a valuable asset on the fight to save the Tamit system from impending doom. The first of them, led by a Marshal, chose to occupy the rear of a miraculously intact plascrete bunker while the second unit occupied the ruins of what was once a water distribution facility.

 

 

 

 

Recognizing the threat posed by the Black Templars to the completion of his assigned mission the Blood Angels’ captain committed his forces to a head on assault on the Templar forces.

The safeguard of vital information gathered by the early deployment of scouts was entrusted to a pair of veterans entombed in Dreadnoughts and a small squad of Assault Marines. A squad of Devastators which accompanied the extraction mission deployed quickly into the battlefield occupying a bunker adjacent to the warehouse. At the same time a Baal Predator and a Predator Annihilator advanced towards the Black Templars trying to use the ruins of another bunker to gain cover. A Land Raider, trusting its layers of ceramite armour advanced openly towards the Black Templar squad occupying the ruins of the water distribution facility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having received no answers to his attempts to communicate with the Blood Angel force a d realizing the situation was quickly spiralling out of control the Black Templar’s Marshal also committed his accompanying forces to battle deploying a Land Raider of his own, an Assault Squad and a Predator Annihilator to counter the advancing Blood Angels’ Rhinos which threatened his position. On the western flank another Predator Annihilator advanced onto the battlefield taking aim on the Baal Predator, shooting, and finally immobilizing the enemy tank thus nullifying the threat posed by its short ranged weaponry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Predator deployed to counter the Blood Angels’ advance opened fire and managed to immobilize one of the Rhinos. The Second Rhino was assaulted and destroyed by the Black Templars’ Assault Squad which employed its melta bombs to deadly effect. The immobilized Rhino was assaulted by a squad of Assault Terminators which disembarked from the Land Raider. Despite their powerfull weaponry the Terminators were unable to dispose of the damaged Rhino.

 

 

 

 

 

Seeing their brethren were perilously threatened the Space Marines aboard the remaining Rhino disembarked and prepared a counter charge against the Black Templars. Two squads of Assault Marines and a Captain of the Blood Angels engaged in close quarters against a squad of Terminators led by The Emperor’s Champion and an Assault Squad. In the vicious fight which ensued the tally reaped by the Templars was higher, including the ill-fated Blood Angels’ Captain, and the squad that acted as his retinue fell back leaving the Assault Squad from the destroyed Rhino behind to face their destiny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Black Templars still had forces to commit to battle and a Dreadnought dropped from the skies aboard a Drop Pod peppering the retreating Blood Angels with a fusillade of shells. The Terminators finished off the Blood Angel Assault Squad and advanced towards the enemy occupied ruins.

 

 

 

 

Elsewhere on the battlefield Blood Angels’ reinforcements arrived in the form of the legendary Sanguinary Guard which arrived with firm intend of removing the Black Templars from their cache of retrieved data from the crash site. The Blood Angels’ Land Raider also disgorged its terminator upon the Black Templar Squad occupying the ruins of the water distribution facility.

 

 

 

 

 

The Sanguinary Guard started firing upon the Marshal’s squad behind the bunker while the terminators from the Blood Angels fought the Black Templars amidst the ruins.

 

 

 

After losing the remaining Terminators to the Devastators fire the Black Templar Marshal voxed an order to the Land Raider that advanced towards the Blood Angels entrenched on the warehouse ruins.

 

 

More Blood Angels reinforcements show up in the form of a Land Speeder which aims to arrive in a position to threaten the Black Templars objective but scatters away.

 

 

 

Despite the immense punishment inflicted upon them by the Black Templars the Blood Angels still kept coming. After being displaced of the objective it had been protecting the Marshal realized the folly of fighting a fellow astartes chapter. There was no glory here, no greater cause being pursued, only the wasting of precious soldiers lives.

 

+++ To all Black Templar forces+++ This is Marshal Adon+++ Disengage from the Blood Angels’ forces and regroup at our set rally point+++

 

+++What about our objective sir?+++ We’re close to dislodging the Blood Angels and securing the battlefield+++

 

+++That was an order pilot+++ Disengage immediately+++ They fought hard to keep their prize, let them have it+++

 

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And I guess that’s it. As you can tell the Blood Angels won this game pulling a victory on the last few turns after being pummelled by the Black Templars during most of the game. Perhaps me assuming captaincy over the Black Templars had something to do with this. The fact remains that due to their special rule which demands they advance towards the enemy after suffering a wound (and after passing a Ld test) Black Templar squads make for very poor objective holders.

 

Over and out.

 

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Hello there!

One thing I consider of utmost importance to the hobby is writing Battle Reports as follow ups to the games I play. I give them such importance because I believe they’re a great way of showcasing the wargames we play to potential new players who are interested in the games but haven’t delved into them yet. Not only that but writing Battle Reports is also a great way to share tactics and approaches to the game with other like minded people who can not only lear from you accomplishments but also offer insights into improving the way you play or field your armies.

Even though I give such importance to them, battle reporting is one of those things I hadn’t done much in this blog. It’s not that I don’t game that often (I get to play games around once a month when I’m back at my hometown), but my reports end up, more often than not, on the Brazilian gaming forum of which I’m a member: Warhammer Brasil (yep, Brazil is spelled with an “s” in Portuguese).

Well I’ll remedy that today and promise a lot more yet to come.

The battle I’ll be reporting on today was a Warhammer 40.000 one in which I played my Eldar against a friend’s Blood Angels. There’s a bit of fluff involved as we’re both enrolled on the national campaign being run in the aforementioned forum.  The game wasn’t worth any campaign points as we’re both enrolled on the “ORDER” side but it was such a nice game, with such a nice background to it, that I decided to include it as fluff on the campaign.

So there we go:

Planet Mirella – Tamit II.

Abandoned settlement to the south of the “Las Estrelas” spaceport.

Standing amidst the destroyed building and the Tyranid digesting pods which dotted the landscape the Eldar Farseers awaited the arrival of the Mon-Keigh leader. From where they stood they could see the devastation from the combat between the Mon-Keigh and the emissaries of the TAU empire.

The seers stood a good ways apart from their scorting soldiers. Their intent was to present no threat to the Mon-Keigh. They had come in peace and it was imperative that was unmistakable from the start.

“They’re coming” said the oldest of the pair. Mon-Keigh were quite obvious creatures, their transports resounding loudly even in the distance. Even after a thousand, thousand years they still lacked… finesse. Perhaps in a few millennia of evolution that despicable trait would be erased from their race.  Perhaps not.

The column of vehicles stopped as soon as the Farseers came into view. The enormous Land Raider and accompanying assortment of Rhinos and Predators were certainly evaluating their offensive potential. So predictable thought Ma’a-Lik.

“Permission to engage Farseer?” sounded Ma’a-Lik’s auricular communicator.

“Permission denied” answered the Farseer “We came to parley with the Mon-Keigh”.

El”Drak Ulthrum’s visions had been very clear. In order to stand a chance against the coming onslaught, saving the entire system, and foiling the plans of the great enemy it was imperative that they cooperated. Not only Eldar and Mon-Keigh, but all forces involved in the defense of the so called Tamit System had to work in unison. That was why they had come. The Mon-Keigh had to understand, had to overcome their own failings, their bellicose nature, and work with the sons of Eldanesh.

“They wil understand” uttered Ma’a-Lik, unconsciously voicing his thoughts.

A few more minutes went by before the Land Raider started moving again. The vehicle left the company of its escort and advanced towards the Farseers stopping it’s course a few meters away from the Eldar.

The vehicle’s front doors opened with the characteristic hiss of a pressurized environment. In a split second fouf Mon-Keigh, Space Marines, disembarked their weapons aimed at the pair of Farseers.

For the Eldar Mon-Keigh were all the same, an inferior breed of ignorant primates. The Space Marines, however, earned themselves some degree of respect as they were somewhat different. Even though they shared the same genetic code with the lesser specimens of their race, Space Marines had been engineered to be mentally and physically superior in all aspects, but no less stupid or violence bound. They were perfect war machines, but no more than that.

It was with these breed of Mon-Keigh that they had come to establish a truce.

The Mon-Keigh commander was the last to leave his vehicle. He exuded arrogance with his every step and made clear with his body language the profound loathing to be in the presence of what he deemed his inferiors. “Filthy Xenos” as their breed referred to the Eldar. His golden armour was opulently ornamented as were the weapons he ostensively displayed, two massive combat gauntlets, as it was commonplace amongst Mon-Keigh leaders, specially the group to which this one belonged: The Blood Angels.

++State you purpose filthy psykers++ Sounded the rasp, metallic voice of the Mon-Keigh leader through the Vox magnifiers in his helmet ++this truce ends as soon as I convey your message to Lord Dante++

“We came to deliver no messages Mon-Keigh” answered Ma’a-Lik in the poor, inelegant, language of the so called Imperium “Our purpose is to warn you about the impending doom of this system and of the terrible consequences of not facing the true enemy which even now acts to destroy this entire system”.

++Madness! Do you truly expect the Imperium and its most faithfull servants to bow to witchcraft and psyker tricks of one of our most devious enemies? I waste valuable time here, time best spent hunting down the TAU or even Eldar sorcerers like the lot of you++ barked the Space Marine ++ I am Brother Captain Manus of the Blood Angels and I take it as a personal stain to my honour subjecting myself to your presence, it disgusts me to hear the Imperial language being desecrated by your filthy xeno lips++

“Listen to my words you damned Mon-Keigh and let your betters judge how to act upon them as it is clear now your restricted intellect prevents you from undertanding what’s at stake here” retorted an angry Ma’a-Lik “An ancient power acts in this system, forces loyal to those you call chaos gods strive to sacrifice all life in this system for the glory of their masters and it is only united behind a common purpose that we stand a chance of hampering their plans and…”.

++I’ve heard enough++ barged in the Space Marine as he turned his back to the Farseers while touching his helmet with his right hand ++Broadcast to Lord Dante a vox register of our encounter with the xeno++ While he boarded the Land Raider the Space Marine turned towards the elder one more time pointing at them with his right index finger ++You have a minute to leave this place unscathed++

“NO…” was Ma’a-Liks furious response as He advanced towards the Space Marine Captain reaching out for him with a stretched hand. He was held back by the firm hands of El’Drak Ulthrum on his shoulder, seconds before the four Space Marines which accompanied the Mon-Keigh leader opened fire.

++Mount up++ sounded the captains voice through the vehicles vox casters. His orders were promptly followed by the four Space Marines.

“We must go” Said El’Drak not hiding the sorrow in his voice as the Land Raid pulled back in reverse gear, weapons still aimed at the pair of them “The Mon-Keigh will attack soon… we have little time” sentenced the ancient seer.

Knowing the Blood Angels would attack soon El’Drak Ulthrum summoned images of their accompanying Eldar Guardians and Rangers which had remained hidden thus far. He also projected an image of Ma’a-Lik on a nearby building. It was a simple trick, designed to work on inferior minds, but it would allow the Farseers to reach safety and the remaining Eldar units to position themselves before battle was joined.

The Blood Angels were surprised by the sudden appearance of so many enemy soldiers so close to their lines and thus opted to enter the battlefield in a more defensive position taking cover behind a ruined Imperial temple at the northeast corner of the battlefield.

As soon as his illusions had fulfilled their purpose El’Drak Ulthrum dispelled them revealing the real positioning of the Eldar units on the battlefield.

As soon as they noticed the Eldar trick the Blood Angels wasted no time and advanced towards the enemy. The Land Raider advanced towards the closest objective while the Assault Squad advanced at the eastern border of the battlefield trying to hide behind the huge Tyranid organisms which occupied a huge portion of the eastern flank.

As no targets had presented themselves yet the unit of Eldar Guardians deployed in the Center consolidated its position in an attempt to dominate the central objective which lay near the wreckage of a civilian Mon-Keigh vehicle.

The Blood Angels kept advancing and so did the reinforcements which had just arrived on the battlefield. A newly arrived Tactical Squad advanced behind the protection of the Land Raider while a unit of Devastators entered the battlefield taking shelter behind the Imperial temple ruins. A Land Speeder advanced moving flat out on the eastern flank leaving the Assault Squad behind but also hiding behind the Tyranid organism.

The first Eldar reinforcements arrived in the form of a Falcon transporting a unit of Fire Dragons and two Wraithlords. The Falcon advanced towards the centre of the battlefield while the Wraithlords advanced flanking the building occupied by the Pathfinders and Ma’a-Lik striving to protect the Eldar lines of the thread posed by the Assault Squad and the Land Speeder. Some shots were fired in the direction of the enemy and the first casualties came from the Blood Angels Assault Squad.

Once more reinforcements joined the battle on the Blood Angel side. This time a pair of Chaplains and a Predator tank adavanced towards the Eldar lines. The Assault Squad, intimidated by the enemy fire backed away from the Eldar looking for shelter behind the Tyranid organism. The Predator and the Land Raider opened fire on the Falcon but failed to cause any serious damage. The Blood Angel fusillade would prevent the Falcon from firing on the next turn.

In the centre of the battlefield the first unit of Eldar Guardians still occupied the wreckage of the civilian vehicle.

Soon more Eldar reinforcements joined the fray. In the eastern flank El’Drak and his retinue of Dire Avengers advanced and disembarked from their Wave Serpent transport while a second unit of Eldar Guardians advanced in support of them. Taking the offensive the Falcon advanced towards the enemy Land Raider disembarking the unit of Fire Dragons transported within.

Without wasting any time the Eldar lines opened fire against the enemy. In the eastern flank the Dire Avengers, guided by El’Drak, poured fire into the Assault Squad wiping the entire unit and removing the threat they posed, while the Fire Dragons removed the ancient Land Raider from existence leaving in its place a fuming crater filled with molten slag and occupied by the survivors of the Death Company. The Pathfinders didn’t waste the chance and fire against the exposed Death Company iling them all. The Guardians in the centre of the battlefield opened fire against the Predator tank immobilizing it with an unerring shot of their brightlance

A new Land Speeder, this time crewed by Death Company Marines advanced to support its twin on the eastern flank. The immobilized Predator opened fire against the Falcon which hovered in front of it destroying one of its weapons. The Space Marines were furious by the destruction of the Land Raider a revered chapter relic, and so opened fire against the Fire Dragons killing all but the brave Exarch who refused to flee from the enemy fusillade.

The Eldar, sensing the Blood Angel’s cowering moved in in an attempt to bring down as many enemies ass possible. The Falcon relocated in order to flee from the Predator’s line of sight positioning itself so that it could fire on the more vulnerable armour on the Predator’s side.

The Fire Dragon’s Exarch, last survivor of his unit, realized He had na unique opportunity. The enemy leader which thus far had advanced on foot behind the protection of the enormous bulk of the Land Raider was left exposed in the open by the sudden destruction of the vehicle. Without a second thought the Exarch advanced toward the enemy which greatly outnumbered him trying to close the distance between him and his prey potting the enemy commander in range of his lethal weapon.

The Wraithlords advanced to give support to the Eldar daring attack. One moved towards the centre while the second moved in direction of the eastern flank where it would take down the first Land Speeder.

Left alone the Death Company Land Speeder would soon be targeted by the combined firepower of the Wave Serpent and the Dire Avengers. The Avengers would bring the second Speeder down in a hail of shuriken fire.

At the combat’s most dramatic moment the Fire Dragon Exarch took aim at the enemy commander…

… taking him down with an unerring shot from his firepike. Neither his armour, force field, nor his super-human physique was enough to save the Space Marine Captain. In the end all that was left of him was a smoking pool of melted ceramite.

Demoralized by the loss of their general all that was left to the grieving Blood Angels was to avenge his death, unmercifully bringing down his assassin with a storm of bolter fire, under the view of the advancing Wraithlord which was too far away to save the brave Exarch.

With their spirit undone, and despite having survived the engagement nearly unscathed, the Blood Angels withdrew from the battlefield they had won from the TAU with great effort  a couple days ago leaving for the Eldar the spoils of war.

Sitting on the stairs of the very building he had occupied since the beginning of the battle Ma’a-Lik observed the withdrawal of the Blood Angels. The Eldar had won. But at which price?

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Salve Leitor.

Uma coisa que fiz poucas vezes aqui no blog foi postar “Battle Reports”, em bom português “Relatórios de Batalha” ilustrando minhas partidas.

“Battle Reports “são a meu ver importantíssimos para os jogos de estratégia (Wargames), não só para apresentá-los para possíveis novos jogadores, e também mostrar as miniaturas do jogo, mas também para que outros jogadores possam aprender com suas experiências e, ou, sugerir novas táticas e estratégias para melhorar seu exército.

Você pode se perguntar então o porquê de eu não postá-los por aqui costumeiramente dada essa importância que atribuo à eles certo? Bom o motivo pelo qual eu não o fazia, até agora, era por que acabo postando a maioria dos meus “Battle Reports” no fórum da comunidade brasileira de adeptos desses jogos: O Warhammer Brasil.

É justamente o caso do “Battle Report” apresentado hoje na língua inglesa. Eu o empreguei como background narrativo na campanha nacional que estamos desenvolvendo no fórum mencionado. Assim, se você se interessou em lê-lo em português, não deixe de conferir o seguinte link.

Muito em breve trarei novos “Battle Reports” por aqui.

Até a próxima.

Salve Leitor!

 

Quebrando o marasmo por aqui trago noticias sobre o que anda rolando nas arenas brasileiras.

 

Rolou no fim de semana passado (7 de junho de 2009) a primeira megabattle de fantasy organizada pelo clube “Bomb of Slaanesh” em São Paulo.

 

Conseguimos acesso exclusivo a evidências fotográficas do evento (graças a ardilosos espiões Skaven que acompanharam a batalha de eprto)que compartilhamos agora, em primeira mão, com vocês

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realmente fantástico ver uma mesa repleta de miniaturas pintadas. Relatos apontam que a aliança do bem venceu a megabatalha, afinal de contas já dizia o Gorpo que “… o bem vence o mal, espanta o temporal…”. Também é legal ver a farofada que é possivel quando tantos generais trazem seus armies para a mesa… segundo nosso espião tinha de dragão à lenda viva do chaos passando por gigantes e altar de sigmar.

 

Quase, quase nosso pequenoe spião rato não volta vivo com as fotos! MUITO mais fotos em breve no fórum do clube e possivelmente no Warhammer Brasil!

 

Mais novidades em breve!

 

Abraços.