Saturday, 5 April 2014

426 - Cool Things My Penal Legionnaires Did in 5th Edition

Well now, on the advent of the new Guard Codex - and in anticipation of revamping my blog in the near-ish future - I thought I'd just cast a brief look back at my beloved Penal Legion squads. Here's the second squad (green squad):
I've used them far less since the introduction of Sixth Ed rules lost them their ability to arrive from reserve and attack straight away, but I do love them still.

Here, from my soon-to-disappear sidebar of the same name as this post, is exactly what it says - cool things the Legion did in 5th Ed (in more-or-less chronologicla order, most recent first...and yes, they're in sidebar-shorthand):
  • Fought through the remnants of three D'Eldar squads to seize their objective and win
  • Assaulted and destroyed a lurking Vyper, then held an objective unmolested
  • Assaulted and destroyed a unit of Dire Avengers, thereby stealing their objective
  • Assaulted and blew up an otherwise untouchable whirlwind in deep cover...on turn 2.
  • Assaulted and killed THREE Blood Angel assault terminators, destroying the unit.
  • Saved a flank by assaulting and destroying some IG Hardened Veterans
  • Suicide-charged an Guardian squad + Farseer...then locked them in combat for two turns!
  • Killed a Blood Angel then strolled unharmed to secure an objective 20+" away.
  • Killed a Necron Destroyer Lord in counter-attack...sadly he resurrected himself - git.
  • held a flank by standing in the open and gunning down an entire tactical squad in cold blood
  • arrived in the enemy's rear to wipe out a combat squad and a rune priest
  • secured an entire flank by eliminating two Tau broadsides and the last of the Kroot.
Glory days, eh?
 
- Drax.

8 comments:

  1. Quite a list of achievements. Well done those convicts.

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  2. I kill myself laughing every time I read this list!
    Cripes Admiral, what do these guys have to do to earn their freedom?

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Chaps!

      And yes, the God-Emperor is indeed an unforgiving God-Emperor.

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  3. Echoing the good Col. Ackland - any survivors from the original squad should surely have been transferred out after those achievements.

    That Necron Lord hey - such a git! - Getting looks from the missus for lol'ing at the screen again.

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  4. Holy God-Emperor - Mike! You exist!

    Hooray!

    For the record, everyone, Mike was on the receiving end of "held a flank by standing in the open and gunning down an entire tactical squad in cold blood"...and maybe another one.

    It's been too long, Mike!

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  5. By the way, the match in which my Legionnaires polished off those three BA assault terminators (NOT against Mike) went comically badly for my opponent: in the same turn his other (full) squad of assault terminators led by his commander flew out of their landraider to attack a squad of three infiltrating snipers (Cadian models; ratling stats) and FAILED TO REACH THEM ON THE CHARGE! [5th Ed rules].

    Next turn my gunline made pitifully short work of them, I'm afraid...

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  6. rumour is that the penal legion is NOT in the new codex. >_<

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