|Deamons and Chaos Marines fighting together- as nature intended!|
|The Dead Will Walk The Earth|
My brother then surprised me by suggesting that we play one of the missions that I posted here- the Dawn of The Dead mission, since I already was taking zombies. I was thrilled to try out one of my crafted missions, so I agreed (see the Dawn of the Dead mission in my post New Battle Missions). We set up the table, as per the deployment I described in that mission. He had the bottom quarter, and I had the other 3. We had to be at least 6" away from the boundary. My mission was to wipe out his troop choices in 6 turns (his 10 Marines and 2 squads of 5 Terminators apiece- 20 men I had to eat or kill). His mission was to keep them alive until dawn (or turn 6).
|I had a serious placement problem...|
|My Brother always plays great defensive campaigns...|
|I bet that was expensive!|
|What possessed me to HIDE the zombies!?!|
|My Great Unclean One- affectionately known as "Jimmy"...|
|The Great Unclean One is to open for business- and business is good!|
|The Death Guard are about to unleash strong fire discipline on the Grey Knights|
|It's going to be tough to get them out of their positions...|
|The Death Guard advance through the ruins to get at the other Terminators.|
|The zombies were just too far away to make a difference.|
|I just couldn't get to him...|
In a way, it was fitting. In the tradition of the zombie movie- the heroes faced quiet moments until all hell broke lose. When it did, many of them died; but, at the very end, there are a handful of survivors, which was was the case here. Despite my last full effort, he had 1 Terminator from one squad and 4 from the other still alive. Out of 20, 5 were left. That meant that he won. Once again, I must give kudos to my brother for fighting a great defensive campaign. He made my forces die for every inch, and ultimately I just didn't have enough time. Again, my big mistake was to put the zombies too far back- I was too conservative with them.
|"I choose not to run"|
Until next time...