The Second Battle of the Shrine

The Second Battle of the Shrine.

Will be a Planetstrike ‘Planetfall’ Mission with approx 2100pts per side.

Background.

 

Some time ago the Dark Eldar Cult of the Red Moon attacked The Shrine of St Aspira during a commemoration service and caught the visiting force of Battle Sisters by surprise. It was a fierce battle with the Sisters prevailing.

 

The result of the battle was two results that would only put the DE and the Battle Sisters on a collision course once more:-

 

The Ecclesiarchy decides that such an important Shrine should not be undefended and established a ‘Shrine Defence Force’. The SDF was to be made up of units rotated into the Shrine from the entire Sisterhood, while stationed at the Shrine the force would be know as The Sisters of St. Aspira. The infrastructure of the garrison was also upgraded to include a bastion and other essentials.

 

Meanwhile back in Commorragh the Cult of the Red Moon were received with less than enthusiasm and Asdrubael Vect decided that nothing would wipe the stain of defeat by a ‘bunch of nuns,’ and ordered the name of the Cult to be removed ‘as if it had never existed’ Thus the cult and all of its members became ‘the nameless ones’ and thus fed the malice of their Archon, Xran-Kal far beyond the initial defeat.

Such malice formulated a plan to use all of the dwindling resources of the Cult to strike back at the Sisters and hopefully regain his power base.

 

The Armies are:-

 

2100 Pts – Sisters of Battle Roster – Sisters of St. Aspira

Total Roster Cost: 2099

: Bastion (1#, 0 pts)

: Defence Lines (1#, 0 pts)

HQ: Arch-Confessor (1#, 90 pts)
1 Arch-Confessor Ellenor, 90 pts

: Battle Conclave (6#, 90 pts)
1 Battle Conclave, 0 pts
6 Arco-Flagellant, 90 pts = 6 * 15

HQ: Canoness (1#, 125 pts)
1 Canoness, 125 pts = (base cost 65 + Combi-Flamer x1 10 + Eviscerator x1 25) + Rosarius 25

: Sororitas Command Squad (5#, 150 pts)
3 Sororitas Command Squad, 140 pts = 3 * 30 (base cost 15 + Sister Hospitaler 15) + Simulacrum Imperialis 20 + Heavy Bolter x3 15 + Sister Dialogus 15

Troops: Battle Sister Squad (10#, 158 pts)
9 Battle Sister Squad, 150 pts = 9 * 12 (base cost 12) + Simulacrum Imperialis 20 + Flamer x2 10 + Sister Superior 15
1 Sister Superior, 3 pts = (base cost 0 + Storm Bolter x1 3)

Troops: Battle Sister Squad (10#, 158 pts)
9 Battle Sister Squad, 150 pts = 9 * 12 (base cost 12) + Simulacrum Imperialis 20 + Flamer x2 10 + Sister Superior 15
1 Sister Superior, 3 pts = (base cost 0 + Storm Bolter x1 3)

Troops: Battle Sister Squad (10#, 138 pts)
9 Battle Sister Squad, 130 pts = 9 * 12 (base cost 12) + Flamer x2 10 + Sister Superior 15
1 Sister Superior, 3 pts = (base cost 0 + Storm Bolter x1 3)

Troops: Battle Sister Squad (10#, 138 pts)
9 Battle Sister Squad, 130 pts = 9 * 12 (base cost 12) + Flamer x2 10 + Sister Superior 15
1 Sister Superior, 3 pts = (base cost 0 + Storm Bolter x1 3)

Heavy Support: Retributor Squad (5#, 145 pts)
4 Retributor Squad, 140 pts = 4 * 12 (base cost 12) + Heavy Flamer x4 80 + Retributor Superior 12

Heavy Support: Retributor Squad (5#, 105 pts)
4 Retributor Squad, 100 pts = 4 * 12 (base cost 12) + Multi-melta x4 40 + Retributor Superior 12

Fast Attack: Seraphim Squad (5#, 160 pts)
4 Seraphim Squad, 120 pts = 4 * 15 (base cost 15) + Two Hand Flamers x2 40 + Seraphim Superior 60
1 Seraphim Superior, 40 pts = (base cost 0 + Eviscerator 25 + Plasma Pistol 15)

Fast Attack: Seraphim Squad (5#, 160 pts)
4 Seraphim Squad, 120 pts = 4 * 15 (base cost 15) + Two Hand Flamers x2 40 + Seraphim Superior 60
1 Seraphim Superior, 40 pts = (base cost 0 + Eviscerator 25 + Plasma Pistol 15)

: Defence Strategems (0#, 0 pts)

Heavy Support: Penitent Engine (1#, 85 pts)
1 Penitent Engine, 85 pts

Heavy Support: Exorcist (1#, 145 pts)
1 Exorcist, 145 pts = (base cost 135 + Hunter-killer Missile 10)

Heavy Support: Exorcist (1#, 145 pts)
1 Exorcist, 145 pts = (base cost 135 + Hunter-killer Missile 10)

Elite: Repentia Squad (6#, 107 pts)
5 Repentia Squad, 107 pts = 5 * 17 (base cost 17) + Mistress of Repentence 22

Validation Report:
c-1. File Version: 1.34 For Bug Reports/www.ab40k.org; b-1. Roster Options: Planetstrike, Special Characters; a-1. Scenario: Planetstrike – Defender
Roster satisfies all enforced validation rules

Composition Report:
HQ: 2 (1 – 3)
Elite: 1 (0 – 3)
Troops: 4 (2 – 8)
Fast: 2 (0 – 3)
Heavy: 5 (0 – 6)

2110 Pts – Dark Eldar Roster – Cult with no Name

Total Roster Cost: 2108

HQ: Lelith Hesperax (1#, 175 pts)
1 Lelith Hesperax, 175 pts

Xran-Kal  (1#, 150 pts)
1 Duke Sliscus, 150 pts

Troops: Wyches (10#, 185 pts)
8 Wyches, 90 pts = 8 * 10 (base cost 10) + Razorflails x1 10
1 Hekatrix, 20 pts
1 Raider, 75 pts = (base cost 60) + Shock Prow 5 + Chain-snares 5 + Envenomed Blades 5

Troops: Wyches (10#, 185 pts)
8 Wyches, 90 pts = 8 * 10 (base cost 10) + Razorflails x1 10
1 Hekatrix, 20 pts
1 Raider, 75 pts = (base cost 60) + Shock Prow 5 + Chain-snares 5 + Envenomed Blades 5

Troops: Kabalite Warriors (11#, 200 pts)
9 Kabalite Warriors, 96 pts = 9 * 9 (base cost 9) + Shredder x1 5 + Splinter Cannon x1 10
1 Sybarite, 19 pts
1 Raider, 85 pts = (base cost 60) + Chain-snares 5 + Splinter Racks 10 + Flickerfield 10

Troops: Kabalite Warriors (11#, 200 pts)
9 Kabalite Warriors, 96 pts = 9 * 9 (base cost 9) + Shredder x1 5 + Splinter Cannon x1 10
1 Sybarite, 19 pts
1 Raider, 85 pts = (base cost 60) + Chain-snares 5 + Splinter Racks 10 + Flickerfield 10

Fast Attack: Scourges (5#, 120 pts)
4 Scourges, 88 pts = 4 * 22
1 Solarite, 32 pts

Fast Attack: Reavers (3#, 118 pts)
2 Reavers, 76 pts = 2 * 22 (base cost 22) + Heat Lance x1 12 + Cluster Caltrops x1 20
1 Arena Champion, 42 pts = (base cost 32 + Power Weapon 10)

Heavy Support: Razorwing Jetfighter (1#, 175 pts)
1 Razorwing Jetfighter, 175 pts = (base cost 145) + Splinter Cannon x1 10 + Shatterfield Missile x2 10 + Flickerfield 10

Heavy Support: Ravager (1#, 105 pts)
1 Ravager, 105 pts

Heavy Support: Ravager (1#, 115 pts)
1 Ravager, 115 pts = (base cost 105) + Flickerfield 10

: Attack Strategems (0#, 0 pts)

Elite: Hekatrix Bloodbrides (6#, 185 pts)
4 Hekatrix Bloodbrides, 70 pts = 4 * 15 (base cost 13 + Haywire Grenades 2) + Shardnet & Impaler x1 10
1 Syren, 60 pts = (base cost 23 + Haywire Grenades 2 + Agoniser 20) + Blast Pistol 15
1 Venom, 55 pts

Elite: Kabalite Trueborn (6#, 195 pts)
4 Kabalite Trueborn, 76 pts = 4 * 14 (base cost 12 + Haywire Grenades 2) + Shardcarbine x4 20
1 Dracon, 64 pts = (base cost 17 + Haywire Grenades 2 + Agoniser 20) + Ghostplate Armour 10 + Blast Pistol 15
1 Venom, 55 pts

Validation Report:
1. Dark Eldar Army: Kabal; c-1. File Version: 1.34 For Bug Reports/www.ab40k.org; b-1. Roster Options: Planetstrike, Special Characters; a-1. Scenario: Planetstrike – Attacker
Roster satisfies all enforced validation rules

Composition Report:
HQ: 2 (1 – 3)
Elite: 2 (0 – 3)
Troops: 4 (0 – 6)
Fast: 2 (0 – 6)
Heavy: 3 (0 – 3)

 

I plan to run the game on Friday / Saturday, I’ll post the terrain set up as soon as I’ve done it.

 

A.

One Reply to “The Second Battle of the Shrine”

  1. I like the lists, and particularly like the fluff!

    Only one thing with the sisters list from a gaming perspective – I reckon the multi-meltas would be better in the command squad, where the act of faith can make them relentless, giving you mobile tank hunters. The Retributors get rending, which is a bit pointless for multi-meltas. Mind you, with so many units and a maximum of 6 faith points a turn, having units that are effective without them isn’t a bad thing either! Rending on the heavy bolter retributors is so effective that it might be worth giving them simulcrum imperialis upgrades too, rather than your battle sisters.

    On the DE front, its rubbish from a fluff perspective (not the list, my suggestion!), but what about Duke Sliscus? You automatically get the ability to deepstrike all the raiders, ravagers and venoms, saving all the points on the retrofire jets.

    Not sure how the sisters will stop Lilith! It’ll be a fun one!

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