Beg leave to report, Colonel, that the God-Emperor in his wisdom has led us to within half-a-click of the sought artefact, and scanners indicate that it lies directly on our axis...as do the foe. First Platoon will advance to contact. Will advise. The Emperor Protects. Out.
Last night, Col. Gravis and I got to play our game...and it was quite a feast for the eyes - at least for me, as I got to gaze upon Gravis's gorgeous minis! There's not much chance that Gravis and I will be able to coordinate our posts, so I'll just present you - by incremements - with what I can remember, punctuated by the poorly-lit photos I snatched. I suspect Gravis's pics will be better. And don't worry - it'll motly be pics, not prose!
|My Beautiful Foemen.|
Rather inexplicably, I failed to take a picture of the table, but believe me when I say it was 12'x4' and seemed absolutely bloody huge!
Right then. the Lists were published in the previous posts, but here are the forces, whose high, upreared and abutting fronts a perilous narrow 24" gap parts asunder:
|B Coy, 2/24th Cadian Light Infantry; plus.|
|Hello Sunray? This is Pawn Sacrifice. Sitrep, over?|
|My Vets, above and below. My 'G/Sgt Harker' is on the left.|
|Veteran heavy weapons team. Such a weird configuration for me to run with, but more of that later...|
|The Cadian main infantry force. |
NB: The HQ and three rifle sections from 1 (Red) Platoon, on the left, acted as my scouting element.
|My cavalry reserve. They looked pitifully few on so huge a table.|
|Two rough rider sqauds and two special weapon squads|
|Gravis brought along some of his beeee-eautiful tanks. Check out Mr Malcador there!|
|A wird angle, but this is just left of my central line - my near-left flank. The PBI were deployed in reasonable cover from Gravis's deployed weapons, but I clean forgot half hs army would arrive Turn 1. stupid.|
|This 3-level ruin, just right of my central line, was my castle and Coy HQ for the duration. Here, the [horrbly shiny] 1Pl command section edge forward to see what they can see...|
|...and this is what greets them: the Praetorians had rolled out a platoon HQ with two sections and a heavy bolter section (annoying and top-left)|