Be'lakor learned about a powerful Daemon Weapon unearthed at the planet XXX, and that a Raven Guard force was sent to retrieve or destroy it if they had to. So he sent out a small band of Chaos Space Marines to open a Portalglyph on the planet, connecting straight to the Realm of Khorne. Across the portal, was Be'lakor and a mighty Daemonic Legion of Khorne, ready to step foot on the material plane and claim the artifact before the Raven Guard's arrival.
Be'lakor's Daemonic Legion
Bloodthrister (S8 Lance, Grimoire)
15 Flesh Hounds
DPrince (Axe of Khorne, Warp Tether)
CSM Prince (Blindfury)
However, Be'lakor wasn't the only one who learned about the event. Danntoh, Ancient Haemonculus of the Silent Scorn Coven also had his eye on it and had began extracting it when the Daemonic Legion step through the portal.
The Silent Scorn Coven
Ancient Haemonculus (Huskblade, Shard)
Haemonculus (Venom Blade)
3 Splinterborn in Venom
5 Wyches in Venom
10 Warriors in Raider
2x5 Wracks in Raider
10 Scourges (4 Splinter Cannons)
10 Guardians (Star Cannon)
.. and so the war began.
Mission : Emperor's Will, Vanguard Strike Deployment, DE went first.
|Deployment and Scouts Redeployment|
Bloodthirster Grimoired Be'lakor (now with 2++) and all the FMC flew towards the objective, followed by the Flesh Hounds. The CSM on my home ground embarked into the Bastion. Be'lakor did some magic but nothing really worked well. Bloodthirster used the lance attack to destroy a Raider (First Blood!), killing 4 DE Warriors inside and 2 Eldar Guardians nearby.
2nd Turn. DE focused on taking down Be'lakor and the Bloodthirster. They killed the Bloodthirster, while the Dark Prince wounded twice and was grounded. Then the large Grotesques unit assaulted, but Be'lakor was invincible with his 2++. He instead instakilled 3 Grotesques with 3 Smash attacks.
|Be'lakor holding up against the Grotesques|
Close combat was awesome. Flesh Hounds destroyed the DE Warriors, DPrince destroyed the Eldar Guardians while Be'lakor and CSM Prince slaughtered the Grotesques (but still stuck in combat)
|Blood for the Blood God! Skull for the Skullthrone!|
Be'lakor again attempted to Terrify the Scourges to run off table. But this time they held their ground. Hadesdrake destroyed the Razorwing with Vector Strike, then shoot the Autocannon at a Raider, but was saved by jink. The dead DPrince returned to battle from my left. In close combat, 3 Flesh Hounds destroyed the Scourge unit while CSM hack apart a Venom, killing 2 of 5 Wyches inside.
|The Bloodletters taking hold of the artifact (enemy objective) while the carnage continued|
Hadesdrake destroyed a Raider with Vector Strike. DPrince destroyed a Wrack unit, also with Vector Strike. Be'lakor attempted to assault the last Raider but failed charge.
5th Turn. Venom killed Be'lakor. It's passengers, the Splinterborn took out the DPrince in the air. Hadesdrake came over and destroyed the last Raider with Hades Autocannon. 1 Wracks survived the explosion. The 5 CSMs disembarked from the Bastion and went for my home objective.
|The final hour|
Dark Eldar - Slay The Warlord
Daemons - 2 Objectives + First Blood + Slay The Warlord + Line Breaker (WINNER!)
In this game, I have to say the Flesh Hounds performed greatly, soaking wounds early on and destroyed 2 units while being at below 1/3rd of their strength.
Hadesdrake were also good, just as how it performed in my several play tests back home.
Alright. That's all for today. Thanks for reading.
Have a nice day guys.