Monday, June 20, 2011
The league battle vs Iqbal's Eldar xenos was epic!
The city terrain is always a challenge, and my troopers were obviously not quite urban as time and again they struggled to negotiate the rough rubble terrain. At the outset, the sheer numbers of Brandenburg infantry was intimidating for the Eldar, who were heavily outnumbered (though way more mobile). The IG troopers' anti-tank lascannon platoon deployed in the tallest building in town, with excellent field of fire. They did well, though they quickly drew the attention of the xenos' massive 6 War Walker (with a total of 12 scatter lasers) firepower, amongst others (the platoon survived though, with 6 men making it out of the battle).
On the right flank, the xenos Fire Prism quickly lost its main weapon to melta fire, but managed to survive the battle. In fact, the tank managed to contest one of the objectives. In general, the Brandenburger anti-tank shooting was less than impressive - destroying only 1 Wave Serpent, immobilizing another 2, and damaging the Fire Prism. Leman Russ concentrated battle cannon fire was quite effective in cutting down enemy War Walkers (although a couple survived).