2009 Fall Apocalypse
October 25th PAGE CC hosted an epic Warhammer 40,000 Apocalypse showdown, first in hopefully a series of events.
Chaos: Colin commanding; 2.5k points per player, plus 500 for commander
- Imperial Guard (Steve)
- Chaos Marines (Joe F)
- Chaos Demons (Brett)
- Chaos Marines (Kevin)
- Super Heavies: Banehammer, Baneblade, 2x Brass Scorpions
- Assets: Recon, Reinforcement (?), Flank March (?), ?, ?
Imperials: Lovell commanding; 2k points each, plus 500 for commander
- Ultramarines (Jon)
- Kingbreakers Marines (Joe K)
- White Scars (Akil)
- Space Wolves (Justin)
- Dark Angels (Jason)
- Super Heavies: Baneblade
- Assets: Vortex Grenade, Orbital Bombardment, Precision Strike, General Staff (?), ?
Setup and Goals
Several tables were put together to make a 15'x6' board. Slightly less than half the board along the long edge was reasonably filled with city ruins, tapering off to somewhat more open terrain on one short edge.
Imperials began in control of five bunkers within the city, and the battle was fought for those objectives, each side respectively looking to establish or breach a perimeter around the city...
Both sides took a long table edge. Chaos deployed up to two feet from their edge. Imperials placed units, barricades, barbed wire, and tank traps, anywhere within a three foot deployment zone along their edge. The five bunkers were placed by the Imperials within the middle foot of their deployment zone at roughly 30" intervals.
Imperials, as the defender, deployed first but, as the attacker, Chaos went first, with nightfighting rules in effect the first turn.
The game played through 5 complete turns in 9 and a half hours, including setup, deployment, teardown, and a break for dinner. Final result was a draw! Imperials and Chaos both held one each of the original five objectives, with the others all contested. In addition, Bjorn the Fell-Handed made an appearance but was cut down in the battle, creating another objective in the Chaos deployment zone that was also hotly contested in the end.