After six months of preparations, having painted 60000 points by 20 players from 4 countries the outcome of the biggest grudge game between Imperial Fists and Iron Warriors is decided! Victory for Imperial Fists!
Primarch-Progenitor, to your glory and the glory of him on earth!
At the beginning massive thanks for everyone involved! Iron Warriors side: Andrew for the whole idea and keeping disorganised traitors together bringing them to Nottingham! Loyalists for hard work with painting minis, sharing tips, pictures and keeping us entertained during hard work hobby evenings! During this 6 months we have seen players committing to the event and leaving us (sometimes without a word, your names are remembered, your presence for the next edition banned) and Iron Warriors had major crisis few weeks before game players disappearing. At the end we had few people short and played around 25k per side. And we had The Titan!
I have started my army from the scratch basically. Having few hundred points in FW legionarries, 2 Medusas and Predator plus 3 heavy bolter rapiers. First time that we posted our advert about the event was around November. Easy to count that having 5 months to paint whole 3000 pts army will not be easy. This place I must say big thank you to my girlfriend, without you I wouldn’t be able to finish this project at all! ❤
Time for pictures!
You should see Iron Warriors faces when they saw this Titan! Priceless! After all…we wouldn`t be Imperial Fists if we hadn`t asked for some help!
Our right flank.
Quad Mortars with phosphex shells in the middle, Land Raider with Polux, Apothecarion and 8 Templar Brethren
Centre of our line with all Land Raiders packed with Templars, terminators and Dorn himself! Oh, and my small tiny Vindicator in the between!
Medusas and missile launchers
More Medusas, more Vindicators, some Sicaran, Land Raider and other tankish stuff!
Right flank with more Imperial Fists
View of the battle line from the right flank
Keep calm and fortify this position! Lascannons in action!
Terminators ready to advance!
Commanding lords of Imperial Fists from the left to the right: Librarian, 2 Praetors, Siege Master, Polux, Dorn, Sigismund and 2 Praetors
Central line with all Land Raiders with Templars, Dorn, Terminators and lone Vindicator.
View on the left flank.
Iron Warriors right flank with Armoured spearhead Predators.
Centre line of Iron Warriors, assault part of their army with Perturabo in first Spartan on the left side.
Iron Warriors left flank view
Iron Warriors left flank view
Iron Circe bastards
Iron Warriors command
Iron Warriors Contemptors spam
Air view of the battle field, click for the bigger picture
The first combat of the game, Imperial Fists termies minutes before exterminating IW scum!
Second turn view, click for bigger picture
Justin`s Veterans popping out some enemy artillery!
Imperial Fists Land Raiders advance
Holding the line against Predators fire
Imperial Fists outflanking and killing Master of Signal along with Basillisks
Meltas short job of Basillisks
In the shadow of the Knight
More successful deep strikes
Perturabo advances towards Imperial Fists trap
Siege Master and his Veterans deep strike and…having a mishap, going back to reserves.
Centre view with Perturabo in the middle, click for the bigger picture
Other perspective, click for the bigger picture
Perturabo recieving a combined charge from Polux with 8 Templars and Apothecarion plus Praetor and 9 more Templars.
Full scale of the trap but…due to my unexpected success with Vindicator bombardment, Siege Master phosphex bomb and melta Vet squad shots we couldn`t push enough models into the attack zone. Dead terminators from the Perturabo Retinue left big gap.
Dorn joins the fight!
Game ended with Imperial Fists victory, Perturabo left only with 2 wounds left. Unfortunately for us, we had to finish turn 4 due to lack of time!
We will fight this game again next year, this time with some good experience, few changes and better planing. I must say it was the best hobby experience I had since WFB tournament 15 years ago 😉 Again massive thanks to all guys that came and played with us, hope to see you soon!
If you wish to join us next year please make sure you follow my fanpage! Details soon!