For two years Captain Ventis had been plotting revenge on the Eldar Titan less affectionately known as Bone Walker; within the Fourth Company. New intelligence had suggested the Eldar Titan was involved in a cleansing mission with another unknown allied force. Not willing to let week intelligence get in the way of his honour Vetris made request to Malgias Calgar forassistance with removing the xzeno war machine.
The forces of Ultramar oblitorated the Phantom Titan during the 1st turn. This was largely down to a single squad of Sternguard equiped with combi meltas, which arrived via drop pod. Although the Second and Ninth Companies also played a large roll in the demise of the Titan.
The terminators of the 1st company suffered heavy loses. In true Christmas Apocalyse style this resulted in the Eldar and Grey Knights winnig the game on Victory points, a convincingly 9-3 with a turn in hand. The morrle victory was clearly with the Ultramarines though, having oblitorated both the Phamton Titan and a Baneblade.
The Ultramarine chapter has now been declared trators to the Imperium due to firing upon Grey Knights. A small price to pay for redeeming their honour.
What to do when faced with a close combat, army equipped with power armour, bring a devastator company.
Ben Jackson has built this Devastator Company by using a mix of Space Marines from the Ultramarines 3rd, 4th Companies and old rogue trader Space Marines. Currently the majority of squads have only 3 heavy weapons. Ben is intending to add more Devastator Squads to his Ultramarine army so he can field a full strength Devastator Company.
January’s White Dwarf promised some pictures of the Forge World Battle of Isstvan display in February’s issue.
Here are some more close up pictures of the amazing Battle of Isstvan III Horus Heresy display board, at Warhammer World. Including a mass of MkII, MkIII, MKIV power armoured space marines and heresy style jet bikes.
January’s White Dwarf promised some pictures of the Forge World Battle of Isstvan display in the February’s 2013 issue. This board is currently on display at Warhammer World. Although it was through glass, I was glad to be able to take some pictures of it without being jostled by the hoards trying to get a good look at Games Day.
I’m sure the White Dwarf pictures will be of much better quality and have some more interesting angles on this epic board.
and here is Forge Worlds own video of this display which shows it’s truly incredible arrangement from a very different angle.