It’s been a while since we last did a GW inspired cosplay post (just shy of two years to be exact) but with the Eldar taking centre stage in Gathering Storm II: Fracture of Biel-Tan, it was time to follow our past posts on Kosataya (Valhallan Guardswoman) and Khelga Khromaya (Russian style Space Marine) and do a post dedicated to Narga and her Dawn of War III inspired Howling Banshee.
“The Eldar struck just before dawn, appearing as if from nowhere in vast numbers. Before the local PDF could respond they had seized the Fortress of Redemption and the local mining complex. As fate would have it, the local garrison had just received shipment of a new complement of anti-aircraft guns from the nearby Squat refugee settlement.
A handful of Squats were still just outside the city gates preparing for departure, as the alarms went off, slowly they turned their ponderous vehicles about and prepared to engage the Eldar Raiders alongside the humans.
For hours the war raged. Casualties were horrendous on both sides. A graceful Eldar knight was brought to its knees, its spiritstone shattered by precision bombardment. A massive mushroom cloud heralded the launch of Squat rad bombs, and gave the orbiting defence platforms a target to fire at.
The mighty Avatar of Khaine himself was seen stalking the battlefield, wrecking tanks and troops alike until he was banished by the stalwart defenders. Two more Wraithknight stalked towards the Imperial lines, the Guard massed their fire, but could not fell the mighty spirit walkers. Defeat seemed inevitable…
Then, as suddenly as the attack started, the Eldar were gone. Whatever their purpose had been in attacking the city, no one can say, certainly they had taken nothing, and left carnage, but it is not the Eldar way to waste lives. No one had reported sightings of the Dark Eldar leaders, and several Squat mining teams had not appeared for their assigned duties. Were the two events connected?
What was the Eldar’s mysterious objective?
Was this all part of some larger plan as yet unclear to the Imperium?
It’s not often that a new Codex has such a polarising effect as the new Eldar one has had. There has been a large part of the Wargaming Community (dubbed Whinegamers – Matt) who have stated that this is the most broken book known to man and will win all games…
With the new Eldar book in hand Gaz had thrown down the gauntlet to Matt’s Imperial Guard, this could be the makings of the unstoppable force vs the immovable object…
Before we look at that game let’s look at the other two games of the evening.
First up was Sam’s Dark Eldar vs Dave’s Raven Guard, 2,000pts a piece. Dave had gone for as many bodies as possible mainly mounted in Rhino’s and Drop Pods, which Sam was not prepared for. The result was massed ‘flamey death’ as Dreadnaughts toasted the Eldar in their transports and Tactical and Assault Marines cut down the survivors… Continue reading Club Meet 2/5/15→