Space Wolves vs. Dark Angels – Rematch

200th post!

Ryan and I played another 2200 point game on Wednesday between our Space Wolves and Dark Angels.  The lists were the same as last time.

We rolled for mission and deployment as usual and ended up with Annihilation with Pitched Battle deployment.  Ryan won the roll and decided to go first.  His Land Raiders deployed to the right and his Speeders on the left.  The Dreadnoughts were deployed on either side of the Raiders.  For my deployment, I placed the two Long Fangs squads in the cover of trees on the left and right sides.  My Wolf Lords sat in the middle, and were flanked on either side by my Wolf Guard squads.  The two Lone Wolves were in front to the right to get them as close as possible to the Land Raiders.  The tiny Carniflex in the center of the table was my Chooser of the Slain.

Deployment

Turn 1:

I failed to steal the initiative, so Ryan moved first.  His Speeders made a beeline for the nearest Long Fangs, and the Raiders and Dreads just ambled forward.  In shooting, the Raiders and Dreads were able to kill off one of the power armored Wolf Guard and put a wound on Njal.

My empty drop pod dropped in behind the Speeders as a distraction, and everything besides the Long Fangs moved forward.  I  failed to do anything other than stun one of the Speeders with shooting, and my Lords didn’t get much out of their running.  I was able to get just close enough with the Thunderhammer Lord to assault Land Raider #1 and managed to immobilize it.

End of Turn 1

Turn 2:

The Terminators in Raider #1 jumped out and assaulted the Wolf Lord.  They managed to kill him, but not before he took out two of them himself.  The two mobile Speeders hit the Long Fangs with their flamers, and while they shrugged off the first bout of flames, the second one roasted all three of the marines that it hit.  They made their leadership test, though, and would stick around.  The Raiders also managed to kill off 2 more power armored Wolf Guard.

Thunderhammer Lord gets assaulted from behind

On my turn, the Lone Wolves moved up to attack Raider #3, and my remaining Wolf Lord moved up to avenge his brother.  The Grey Hunter drop pod landed behind Raider #2 and they jumped out to give it some melta-loving.  The Long Fangs and Wolf Guard destroyed one Speeder, stunned another and shook one of the Dreads.  The Grey Hunters were successful in destroying Raider #2, and the Lone Wolves made short work of Raider #3.  The Wolf Lord charged in and killed off one of the Terminators, shrugging off all return attacks.

Land Raider Punch!

End of turn 2

Turn 3:

Ryan’s Dread and remaining Land Raider shot up Logan’s squad and managed to kill the last of the Power Armor guys and the Terminator.  Arjac and Logan were both wounded in the barrage as well.  The Terminators from Raider #2, shot up the Grey Hunters, killing 2.  In assault, the Wolf Lord finished off the two Terminators he was fighting; Belial charged Logan’s group and killed Njal, but lost 2 of his Terminators in the scrum; and the Grey Hunters were charged by the last group of Terminators, lost a few and made a tactical retreat (ie. failed leadership test and ran).

On my turn, I finished off one of the Land Speeders and the Lascannon Dread.  The Grey Hunter’s Drop Pod made an epic shot and actually killed a Terminator with it’s Storm Bolter (definitely a highlight).  The Wolf Lord joined Logan’s fight, killing a couple Terminators.  The Lone Wolves managed to kill the Dreadnought and the last Land Raider.

End of Turn 3

Turn 4:

Turn 4 was pretty much just cleanup.  Ryan’s Terminators tried to finish off the Grey Hunters, but couldn’t do it.  The Wolf Lord and Logan ganged up on Belial and made short work of him.

Logan and Wolf Lord vs. Belial

As a last desperate attempt by the Lone Wolves to receive a glorious death, they both assaulted the last of the Dark Angels.

Lone Wolves battle as Logan and the Wolf Lord look on

The Dark Angel was not a worthy opponent, though and did not even do a single wound before perishing.

End of the Game

The Space Wolves had made short work of the Dark Angels this day.

Talking with Ryan afterwards, he was intentionally ignoring the Lone Wolves in order to get the kill points from them, but since they managed to account for 4 of the points I gained, I think he would have been better off killing them.  The Speeders did alright, but they probably could have been used better as road blocks to slow down my ability to get into assault.

In the end it was a fun game, and was rather close until the end.


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