Thursday, 25 April 2013

Praetorian Civil War! The Battle for Spyral Prime

The eagle eyed among you might have spotted who my guardsmen were facing in the pictures from my previous post. None other than Col. Gravis' Praetorians!

Last weekend Col Gravis and I attended Warhammer World Vidar's Fate campaign weekend, and to kick the weekend off on the Friday we played a 2.5k a-side Praetorian v Praetorian 40k game on the beautiful new 6x8 40k board at WW, Spyral Prime. We each used 1 super heavy with the Macharius and Malcador taking to the field, played a simple objective based mission with 5 objectives (one in each deployment zone, though no more than 12" from no mans land to keep it central, and 3 in no mans land), diagonal deployment and common sense rules for the terrain and buildings with a few counts as elevators and no need to roll for difficult terrain unless it was clearly very difficult (no rolling for buildings to encourage mobility). I won the roll to deploy first and off we went!

Here is my list (more or less, I've forgotten what else was in it and can't find the original!)

HQ - 
Command tank exterminator (bs4) with hb sponsons 180
Troops -
leman russ 150
Armoured fist squad 105
Armoured fist squad 105
Armoured fist squad 105
Armoured fist squad 105
Armoured fist squad 105
Commans Section, chimera 80
Fast -
Hellhound 130
8 rough riders, melta bombs 90
Elite -
salamander command 60
Stormtroopers, flamer 90
medusa with bastion breacher 140
Thunderbolt 180
3 thudd guns 150
Colossus 140
Death strike 160
Macharius with heavy bolters 335

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The tanks of the IV mechanised wait in the behind the cover of the buildings for the order to advance to be given.

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The brand new Thudd guns on their first outing.

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The chimera in advanced positions, ready to advance on the objectives.

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The fortified line of the Red coats.

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The imposing form of the Macharius is spotted in the distance.

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The Malcador and the Command HQ ready to engage the enemy.

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The rough riders ready to counter attack the enemy.

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A medusa waits in the shadows

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Praetorian guardsmen take shelter in the buildings.

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The storm troopers infiltrate into an advanced position.

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The thin red line readies itself for the incoming armour.

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Stay tuned for the next post and what happens in the game!

Thanks for reading


  1. Awesome pics - looks like it was a great game!

  2. Wow, what a table to play on.

    Eager for the next update.