Battle Report: Storm Giants vs Imperial Guards

Been playing a lot of 1k points game for the past weeks because of the local 1k noobie tournament. Finally get to play at 1750pts game today against a seasoned player, Nigel.

Mission: Annihilation
Deployment: Dawn of War

Imperial Guards Roster
HQ
05 Command Squad (04 Melta Gun, Chimera: Multi Laser, Heavy Bolter)
ELITE
06 Ratlings
TROOP
10 Veterans (03 Melta Gun, Chimera: Multi Laser, Heavy Bolter)
10 Veterans (03 Melta Gun, Chimera: Multi Laser, Heavy Bolter)
10 Veterans (03 Melta Gun, Chimera: Multi Laser, Heavy Bolter)
10 Veterans (03 Plasma Gun, Chimera: Multi Laser, Heavy Flamer)
FAST ATTACK
01 Vendetta (03 TL Lascannon)
01 Vendetta (03 TL Lascannon)
01 Vendetta (03 TL Lascannon)
HEAVY SUPPORT
01 Leman Russ (Demolisher, Heavy Bolter)
01 Leman Russ (Demolisher, Heavy Bolter)
01 Manticore (Heavy Flamer)

Storm Giants Roster
HQ
01 Forgefather Kai’on (aka Vulkan)
ELITE
01 Dreadnought (Multi Melta, DCCW/Heavy Flamer)
01 Dreadnought (Multi Melta, DCCW/Heavy Flamer)
01 Dreadnought (Multi Melta, DCCW/Heavy Flamer)
TROOP
05 Tactical (Sgt Chainsword/Bolt Pistol, Razorback: TL Lascannon)
10 Tactical (Sgt Bolter/Bolt Pistol, Multi Melta, Flamer, Rhino: Storm Bolter, HKM, Dozerblade)
10 Tactical (Sgt Bolter/Bolt Pistol, Multi Melta, Flamer, Rhino: Storm Bolter, HKM, Dozerblade)
10 Tactical (Sgt Bolter/Bolt Pistol, Multi Melta, Flamer, Rhino: Storm Bolter, HKM, Dozerblade)
FAST ATTACK
01 Landspeeder (Multi Melta, Heavy Flamer)
01 Landspeeder (Multi Melta, Heavy Flamer)
01 Landspeeder (Multi Melta, Heavy Flamer)

HEAVY SUPPORT
01 Predator (Autocannon, Heavy Bolter Sponsons)
01 Predator (Autocannon, Heavy Bolter Sponsons)

Deploying Kai’on inside Razorback at the middle of the board. 03 Landspeeders deepstriking reserves.

IG deploys nothing.

TURN01

Marines in Rhino comes in on my middle right, Dreadnought on my middle left, Predator on both flanks. No shooting.

IG mostly moves in on his left, Manticore on the extreme left corner and Vendettas on the right. Manticore hits a Rhino despite the darkness and destroys it.

TURN02

Two Landspeeders came in from reserves and destroys a Chimera and Vendetta. Rhino moves 6″, fires HKM but fails to do anything. Razorback destroys 2nd Vendetta. Predator stuns 3rd Vendetta.

Shooting was quite ineffective and wrecks a Rhino, destroys storm bolter from 3rd Rhino. One Landspeeders is wrecked by melta guns, while 2nd Landspeeder is stunned and multi melta destroyed.

TURN03

3rd Landspeeder deep strikes in, shoots Manticore and destroys it. Dreadnought shot at rear Chimera and destroys it. Right Predator shots at extreme right Chimera and destroys it, forcing the veterans to flee. Left Predator shot the side of Leman Russ and took out the demolisher cannon.

Vendetta shot and stuns Razorback. Multi lasers, heavy bolters concentrated on the Marines killing only a few. Command squad shot and 3rd Landspeeder with melta guns and easily destroys it. Ratlings shot at Landspeeder took out heavy flamers.

TURN04

Landspeeder now weaponless, flew flat out and hid behind a building.  Dreadnoughts moved closer and shot at another Chimera, destroys it killing 7 veterans. 2 Dreadnoughts turned and marches forward towards the Ratlings in cover.

Vendetta shot at Dreadnought, taking out its multi melta arm and stunning it. Surviving Veterans moved up and stuns the closest Dreadnought.

TURN05

Razorback shot at last Vendetta and destroys it. Dreadnought closes in to the Dreadnought. Predator shot at 3 Veterans on foot and clears them. Last surviving Rhino moved 12″ closer and pop smoke.

Rhino got wrecked by Command squad and the Marines are pinned. Demolisher cannon scatters wide.

Rolling for turn06 and game carrys on. Looking at now the Guards only have 2 Leman Russ and 1 Chimera vs so many multi melta in range, the game is basically set.

POSTGAME

  • Twin linking is terrific! I believe I only missed 1 shot whole game.
  • I believe we have both played well and deployed well.
  • Once the Marines got within 24″ of IG, they start to tear the Guards vehicle apart with their str8 AP1 guns despite not needing 2D6 to pen.
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2 thoughts on “Battle Report: Storm Giants vs Imperial Guards

  1. Cool report man, I have a friend who is playing Storm Giants but using the Blood Angel rules. I’m happy to see a Vulkan list without a Land Raider/Terminators, for sure. Keep up the reports!

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