So I played my first full sized game (1250 points) on Saturday, against my friend's Dark Angels. I took this list
, while my opponent took two squads of scouts, two bike units, a special bike unit, and terminator knights blob; each of the last two with a Librarian attached. It turned into a close game, which I lost seven to eight. The turning point when my opponent managed an eleven inch charge into my Commander with his terminators. I hung in afterwards and made the game closer than I thought possible. Many casualties were had by all, with each side having less than ten models on the table at the end. It was a fun game in which I learn a lot. I have included some pictures below, in the future I plan on setting up a full Battle Report thread to document the games with my army.
I was able to dominate this portion of the battlefield with my Broadsides and FireWarriors (and my Crisis suits when they came in late). Scoring six points worth of objectives (Crisis suits also managed Line Breaker), in addition to killing both scout squads, one normal bike squad, and the special bikers (knights?) with their attached Librarian.
The plan had been to use my superior firepower to force my opponent to split his force and destroy him piecemeal. Unfortunately the late arrive of my crisis team put these guys in a sticky position.
The terminators made an 11 inch charge over the hill (positions are fudged to protect model stability). I had elected not to over-watch the terminators, expecting them to fail, so that the commander could have supported the Riptide in over-watching the bikers, who definitely had the charge. It was not to be. The Commander was killed outright and the Riptide was sweeping advanced into ruin.