We played the first scenario in the book Colonization - Recce Phase. In our game, a group of Marines has found a suitable planet for colonization. However, that planet is already inhabited by a people group know as the Eldrich. The Marines must go down and learn a little about these inhabitants and reconnoiter the area around their deployment area.
|Randy's Marine Corps - 2000 points|
|Sean's Eldrich Caste - 1800 points|
|Our playground for the day.|
The infantry on the western flank continue to pound away at the previously suppressed units there. Since they were suppressed, they couldn't pull back. The marines manage to destroy all of the units on western flank except for the command team.
The Eldrich try to get a few more kills in, but are unable to do enough damage to break the Marines.
The Marines pull all their forces back into their deployment zone which ends the game.
Final score: Marines 11 points - Eldrich 0 points.
I think the Eldrich should have taken more infantry and made use of ambushes (I did not include them on purpose as this was only my second game). I still really like this game even though I am getting my butt handed to me when playing it. Maybe I will try one of the other armies I have available instead of Eldrich. The Eldrich are the most painted though, so until I get more paint on someone else...
Maybe next time the Eldrich will hold the line a little better. What would you have done differently?
I have been working on painting Marines instead of using the painted models I got in the box. Here are a few examples of what I have done so far.
|Epic 40K Land Raiders|
|Epic 40K Rhinos|