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Thursday 27 September 2012

The Doom of Coteaz

So it was that by the time Inquisitor Coteaz & his men reach where the sound of the battle was coming from. It was all ready to late for the Flesh Tearers & with the Tyranids swarm getting bigger with every pasting minute Coateaz new they would have to act fast.

Ordering the razorbacks to cut a path through the spore mines with their twin-linked psycannons he sent the dreadknight forward with an incinerator to unleash its full fury on a large brood of  hormagaunts that had started to make a charge towards his small force.

If there was one thing Coteaz new from experience it was that nids didn't like flamers of any kind.
With the small squad of paladin lead by a junior Inquisitor & Coteaz own squad also opening up on them the hormagaunts where taken terrible loses but Coteaz new well that the hive mind cared not of such things.

Next thing was a a biosack went flying over their heads smashing into the ground a small distance behind them releasing more spore mines in an attempt to cut off  any escape route should they need out.
Then from behind a large hill from which brood up on brood of termagants where coming to enter the fight there came the sound of shots & smoke started to rise into the air this could only mean one thing that the Callidus assassin had infiltrated in among the swarm.

This was indeed the case & finding a tervigon spouting out brood after brood of termagants the assassin had gone for the tervigon at once putting multiple wounds on the thing & killing many termagant that had rushed to it aid, but such was the mass of the beast thet the assassin could not bring it down & was finally over come himself by volley after volley of fire from the termagants.

At the same time the hive mind had reacted by bring the fight right to the hart of the Imperial forces with three mycetic spore hitting the ground all most as one, two for them landing to Coteaz left with the other coming down right in between Coteaz's squad & the paladins.
From this spore was to emerge a creature that while similar to a zoanthrope in build was some form of tyranid that the Inquisitor or any of his man had never seen before, while to the left a brood of termagant with devourors cane forth from the near spore supported by some tyranid warriors that had landed in the other spore.

The Imperial force with the exception of the dreadknight who had moved into place to intercept brood of rippers who were trying to flank Coteaz squad fired salvo after salvo at the zoanthrope type thing & the spore it had arrived in killing the spore & while en flicking wound after wound on the tyranid it refused to die.

This was to single the turning point in the battle as the squad with Coteaz came under fire from the devilgants getting reduced to just the Inquisitor himself & one marine, while the paladins came under a barrage of fire from some unsighted biovores.
A razorback that had become  immobilised in terrain earlier was to be damaged beyond repair from the warriors who had targeted the vehicle forcing the small band of guard inside to disembark.

Two more razorbacks arrived in support one driving into the cloud of spore mines that had started to drift across the back of the imperial lines exploding many of them but luckily taken no damage in return, while the other arrived to the right to cut off the hormagaunts who had decided to change the direction of their attack after come under such heavy fire.

Coteaz at this time left the single marine with the psycannon that was all that was left of the squad  to try to suppress the brood of devilgants while he rush towards the strange nid intent on smashing it in to the ground with his daemonhammer but as he neared the creature it seem that the very life was drained from him & much to the horror of his man Coteaz fell to the ground as still as a stone.

The marine with the psycannon after laying waste to many of the devilgants finely fell while the dreadknight first burning uncountless numbers of rippers was now surround by them so that all he could do was to smash them from side to side.
All of guard in the razorbacks had now disembarked & had added their fire-power from their stormbolters to that of the razorbacks finally reducing the brood of devilgants & hormagaunts to just one each but by now it was starting to seem as if the nids where without number for no matter how many they killed the nids just kept coming.

Seen what had befalling Coteaz the junior Inquisitor although badly wound himself rushed for the tyranid who had now it seemed recovered from it wounds & was now bearing down on the hapless inquisitor but in their hast one of the paladins got to close to a spore mine which explored badly injuring him.
Just as they got into assault the junior Inquisitor gave the order for a fighting retreat before they where over run.

So it was that the Inquisitor found himself locked in combat with this strange nid & although he was with a squad of paladins it was as if  he was in the assault by himself as the squad   seemed to be suffering the same  faith as Coteaz with the very life been drained out of the them while his enemy just seemed to grow stronger & stronger.

With two of the squad down to what ever power this creature had & the last of his own strength draining away he gave his final order to the remaining three of the squad to pick up the fallen Coteaz & retreat.


Thursday 20 September 2012

Corona Secundus - planet fall

Librarian Vialli sat uneasy in the T-hawk it was always the same when he faced the Tyranids he put it down to the fact of the affect that the nids had over the warp which psykers where able to feel.  
The moment that he had received word from Captain Maximus on board the battlebarge  Undying Hope that the nid invasion had begun he'd order the scout squads to find the main landing site & now all he could do was wait until one of them reported in.

After just under an hour STT he hared the voice of scout sergeant Di  Raun in his ear piece we have found what would seem to be a major landing site Brother Librarian & are setting up the location beacon  for the pilot to home in on over.
Good work sergeant  when you've the beacon  operational withdraw from the area over & out.

Next came the pilots voice were're picking up the signal from the beacon sir ETA 17.25 minutes.
All the passengers on board the gun ship sat in silent prayer until the the pilots voice came over the coms come up on jump zone in 2 minutes.

Vialli looked  out from the open rear assault ramp & could see the spore mines starting to drift across the ground below this would make the jump even more difficult   as to land to near to any of those mines would lead to injury or death.
 The Flesh Tearers  all got on to the ground safely but not in formation with the vanguard squad been separated from the main group but close to a big brood of Hormagunts who they launched an assault up on butchering countless numbers of them but all so taking casualties themselves.

Seen that the vanguard squad were starting to get over run Vialli order one of the assault squads   to go to reinforce them while he would take the other squad around to the left flank of the nids  to try to split the forces.
No sooner had he given the order when as if the hive mind could read his mind mycetic spore crashed in to the ground over over to his left with 5 warrior emerging from it & open up fire on them killing a brother marine while at the same time the vanguard squad was down to just one marine as squad Romirus tried to come to his aid.       

Then in a blinding flash of light the Flesh Tearers where reinforced  by 5 assualt terminators but the number of the enemy growning by the second as more & more mycetic spores smashed down on the surface .
The last of the vanguard squad finally went down undeed to his rightr the what seem to be quickly become an unlimited number of of Hormagaunt  just as squad Romirus hit their lines.
A small thin-ling at the back of his neck was all the warning Vialli was to get as his squad came under  a psychic attack from Zoanthropes who had just land  to their right but that thanks be to the Emperor he had been able to thwart.

NO sooner had he done this when they where assaulted by the warrior who with the help of some barrage fire from a near by Biovore  combined with their own shooting had already down 4 marines in the squad while the terminators while running through the clouds of spore mines to get at the nids on the left flank had taken their first casualty  when a long sharpe fragment from an exploding mine had smashed through one of his eye lenses embedding its self deep in the marines brain & killing him out right.

Meanwhile A Warrior Prime had joined in on the assault that was going on between squad Romirus & the Hormagaunts making for Romirus himself & rain down blow after blow on him but Romirus was an experienced fighter who while dodging the worst of the attacks had managed to land a couple of blows on the thing with his powerfist but it just didn't seem to feel any pain & keep on coming.
His squad wasn't faring out any better starting to now faulter under the Hormagaunts & a brood of Termagants whjoined the assault.    

The terminators easily brushed a side a brood of Termagants but with path starting to open up in front of them a  large brood or Termagant armed with Devourers landed just behind them & started pumping round after round into them dropping the priest with them & one of the terminators.
The Hormagaunts haven finished off squad Romirus with the exception of the priest that had accompanied them & was now surrounded by Termagant with Romirus himself after falling to the Prime now dashed to intercept the terminators .

Vialli with a single marine finished off the last of the Warriors but were now the main point of interest to the Devilgants who unloaded into them killing them both while there was now just one remaining terminator with a thunder hammer & stormshild standing with the priest haven falling to the Termagants.

At this point activated the recall device in his suit & was beamed back on board the battlebarge .
 Captain  Maximus on hearing the report offer up a prayer to the Emperor to receive the souls of his falling battle brothers.
He could now only hope that the time his men had gained for the Mechanicus teams below on the planet carrying out their searches would yield something worthwhile.           

Monday 17 September 2012

How to Brood Nest

I'm going to take a look at how to make a Brood Nest for anyone who doesn't know what a brood nest is they can be found in IA 4 from forge world who use to make brood nest models but sadly doesn't any more
You could also use these as mycetic spore's as there is no model for them. 

First off you might need to buy the misses some flowers to get these but as flowers can always be good for brownie points that's not so bad.
You'll need the gold thing in the picture I don't know what there called

A side shot of it.

something to base it on

Now cut the bottom off it with a sharpe  blade 
cut your base to be a bit bigger & bevel the edges

Now put a good blob of painters mate on the base this can be got in any hardware 

Now just push the golden thing down onto the base

Next fill a couple of the holes with the painters mate & stick some heads or an arm in it to make look like the model is coming out of it.

Before painting be sure to give the gold thingy a good coat of  watered down  pva  glue then paint it the colour you want.

Thursday 13 September 2012

Corona Secundus the vanguard assault.

As the twilight start to fade into morning the advanced squad of the Blue Legion looked out over the surrounding area it was at that point they seen the three pronged charge or the genestealers.
Taking up a defend-able point behind some barricades they opened up on the nearest brood in a manner perfected over many such engagements with the Tyranids.

As stealer after stealer fell under bolter it seemed that two more jumped into the space left by the one that died; so switching to snap fire there bolters with one hand the marines readied their chainswords for the assault that must surely come.

Just as the nearest brood cover the last few feet a broodlord rushed to front baying for blood the marines knowing that should this thing get into the lines it could single handily take out a whole squad pumped round after round of explosive shell into him to make sure his did not happen bring him down just as the brood hit there lines.

Even though then had thinned down the numbers in the brood there was still enough stealers to wipe out half the squad including  Aspiring Champion before they had killed the last of them & as they regrouped with two more broods bearing down on then, they were relived to see two rhino rush into the breech with a squad of marines disembarking from one & a squad of berserker from the other.

With two & a half squads of marines now pumping round after round into the two forward broods backed up by the havoc launcher on the rhinos the genestealers numbers soon started to dwindle, yet still a broodlord & a smell number of stealers seemed to have gotten around them & was treating their flank.

Also as if out of thin air two lictors appeared at the edge of a ruin opening up a new front for the by now hard put to  marines to deal with while at the same time they could out of the corner of their eyes  they could see columns of stealers pushing onward at the flanks of the battle.

It was at this time with the main force of stealers lead by a massive broodlord closing in on them  & the smaller squad lead by the other broodlord closing in on the flank that a mighty daemon prince rushed the flanking bloodlord & stealers  while a vindicator chugged forward firing a shell into the hart of the large brood.

For what seemed liked an age the broodlord & the daemon prince stood toe to toe with the stealers taken an odd swipe when the chance permitted before the daemon prince emerged victorious but with blood poring from several wounds.

Meanwhile  the near full strength  squad of marines opened up with everything they had into the lictors with the rest of the marine force main brood with every thing they had but still it wasn't enough with the last remaining broodlord with what was left of his squad making an for the daemon prince up on sighting him.

In the swirling close combat that followed the daemon finally fell taken with him the broodlord leaving it for the marines to mop up the last few genestealers.
Then just as suddenly as it had begun it was over what ever objective the hivemind had been  after the marines would never know but there was one thing for certain the marine would have to carry out the rest of their search of this planet a lot more carefully & as they looked from the dead Tyranids on the ground they saw the first mycetic spores fall from the sky.

My thanks to Alan for a very enjoyable game & some picture below.