The Fall of Cawandir Prime – Mini campaign

+++ Coded transmission, Epsilon Clearance, Code Vermillion Recognition.  Ave Imperius! +++

Is anyone there?  We need assistance.  We need it now!  Corrupt Astartes battle barges have moved into orbit and are assaulting the Telemundi, the main librarius complex for this sub-sector.  Local forces are unable to hold, and the Imperial Fists contingent has ceased responding to communications.  We need ..

Wait … what was

+++ Transmission ends +++

This is a short, escalating two part campaign, featuring Chaos Space Marines, Imperial Marines, and Eldar.

A proud lord of a Thousand Sons cabal has been tracking cyphered texts containing a summoning ritual for a powerful daemon of Tzeentch, Lord Machtwechsel the Allseeing, Master of the Thousand Horrors. The daemon’s legions, and his bound allies from the other powers, notably Slaanesh, will engulf a planet and provide the summoning sorcerer with tremendous power – perhaps even enough to unbind some of the Rubricae from their chains of dust.

The books have been taken to Cawandir Prime, the Administratum headquarters for the Nebulos Subsector, and filed in the depths of the local librarius.  Gathering his cabal, and calling on the warp for allies, the sorcerer lord assaults the planets, hoping for a quick and successful raid.  Unfortunately, the fickle whims of fate, or the Emperor’s will has intervened.  A force of Imperial Fists are garrisoned on the planet, and though outnumbered, they will never yield, and will fight against the Excommunicate Traitoris until victory or defeat. Joining them are a small force of Eldar, who are checking the possible skeins of the future their farseer predicted.

Gathering the Ritual

This is a 1850 point scenario – details TBD

+++ Coded transmission, Epsilon Clearance, Code Vermillion Recognition.  Excommunicate Traitoris – Exterminatus Xenos+++

The Astartes … they are using witchcraft!  And xenos are coming from the mountains!  Please, if you don’t help soon, we’ll all ….

+++ Transmission ends +++

In the aftermath of the battle, the Imperial Fists are a spent force, win or lose.  They cannot hope to face the gathering Thousand Sons, as more battle barges arrive in orbit. However, with the Eldar scouting force confirming the worst fears of their farseer, a long sealed webway gate is opened, and the forces of the Eldar arrive to face the gilded azure legionnaires.  Knowing the ritual will summon not only Tzeentchian hell, but also slaaneshi daemons, dooming the souls of countless nearby exodites, their craftworld commits a tremendous force. An ancient power and corrupt super humans will battle for the sake of their army’s souls.

Facing the Fury

This is a 3000 point scenario – details TBD

 

Iyanden Army List

Apologies for the reams and reams of plain lists – trying to sort out a (very) large amount of eldar into distinct lists is a bit tricky without actually recording the lists somewhere!

Here’s an Iyanden force – I’m starting to struggle a bit with my troops for this army now, and the 1500pts force is starting to get a bit of a stretch using upgrades.  Again though, this has a 1000pt force, an expanded 1500pt force, and a separate 500pts of Iyanden Allies, allowing up a a pure 2000pts of Iyanden Eldar to be fielded in a single force org.

With the Alaitoc and Aspect Warrior forces, thats up to 6000pts of Eldar in 3 force orgs that can be fielded so far – plus another 500pts of harlequin allies too.  Just Saim-hann to go!

1000pts Iyanden Force (998pts)

HQ

Spirit Seer – wraithforge stone, guardian helm – 115pts

ELITES

FIre Dragons – 4 Dragons, Exarch with Fire Pike and fast shot – 145pts

Fire Dragons

TROOPS

Storm Guardians – 14 guardians, fusion gun, fusion gun – 146pts

Wraithguard – 6 Wraithguard with Wraithcannons, Wave Serpent with missile launchers and shuriken cannon – 332pts

WraithGuard  Wave Serpent

Dire Avengers – 4 x dire avengers, exarch with power lance and shimmer shield, shield of grace, battle fortune – 120pts

HEAVY SUPPORT

Wraithlord – Shuriken Catapult, Flamer, Brightlance – 140pts

Wraithlord - Blue and Yellow

 

 

 

1500pts Iyanden Force (1498pts)

HQ

Spirit Seer – wraithforge stone, guardian helm – 115pts

warlocks – 3x singing spear, 1x witchblade – 155pts

ELITES

FIre Dragons – 4 Dragons, Exarch with Fire Pike and fast shot, iron resolve – 150pts

Fire Dragons

Fire Dragons – 4 Dragons, Exarch with Fire Pike and fast shot, iron resolve – 150pts

TROOPS

Storm Guardians – 14 guardians, fusion gun, fusion gun – 146pts

Wraithguard – 6 Wraithguard with Wraithcannons, Wave Serpent with missile launchers and shuriken cannon, holofields, spirit stones, targeting matrix – 382pts

WraithGuard  Wave Serpent

Dire Avengers – 4 x dire avengers, exarch with power lance and shimmer shield, shield of grace, battle fortune – 120pts

HEAVY SUPPORT

Wraithlord – Shuriken Catapult, Flamer, Brightlance – 140pts

Wraithlord - Blue and Yellow

Wraithlord – Shuriken Catapult, Flamer, Brightlance – 140pts

 

Wraithlord - Yellow and Blue

500pts (500) Iyanden Allies

HQ

Farseer – runes of warding, runes of witnessing – 125pts

Elites

Fire Dragons – 4 x dragons, exarch with dragons breath flamer – 120pts

Troops

Dire Avengers – 4 x dire avengers, exarch with power lance and shimmer shield, shield of grace, disarming strike 115pts

Heavy Support

Wraithlord – 2 x Flamer, Brightlance, Ghostglaive – 140pts

Wraithlord - Yellow

The Eldar craftworlds awaken!

Well, this weekend I hope to find the time to sort out my Eldar forces in line with the new Codex (and/or Iyanden supplement). According to the old codex, I have around 5000pts of painted Eldar – I honestly have no idea how many more unpainted Eldar I have, but I’d suspect at least that again! (especially as I have all the phoenix lords except Karandras unpainted!)

I intend to sort out several ready to go forces in line with my current strategy (and take into account the various colours my forces are painted in, which do somewhat vary! Most are painted in blue and yellow – matching Iyanden and Alaitoc colours.  That actually includes the aspect warriors too!  However, I do have a fair few in the red and white of saim-hann, and some more traditional aspect warriors.

My thinking is currently to try to put together a predominantly wraith-based force for Iyanden, using the supplement, a mainly aspect warrior based force for Alaitoc, and a mixed force for Saim-hann, but I’ll need to see which models I have available.  They really won’t be optimised forces, but should look very pretty! 🙂