The Battle of Cygnus IV - Page 1
This was the first in a two or three part battle in which the Orks forces of Warlord Grazzarg Furback invade Cygnus IV, an Imperial agriword in sector 467.
The first game consisted of a meeting engagement, each side was allowed 2000points and one detachment on the table, other detachments would use the reserves rules from the Battles Book.
The terrain consisted of a large village, lots of fields with hedges, some trees and an industrial complex.
The battlefield from the Ork position, with a small village in the background and industrial units in the forground.
The Ork deployment Zone
This is the map of the battlefield, the grey building on the bottom left is a bunker which in the end played no part in the battle.
Ork Morale: 43
Imperial Morale: 45
On turn one, the Orks placed the Great Gargant on the table and the Imperials, an infiltrator Imperial reconnaissance patrol detachment of Salamanders and Sentinels.
We were playing the reserves rule, so only one detachment was allowed on the table at the beginning of the game, the Orks chose the Great Gargant, Bigguz, as it was slow and therefore as a reserve would take ages to get on the battlefield.
The Great Gargant using the Industrial Complex as a form of cover.
The Imperial reconnaissance patrol was able to add 30cm to its first move and quickly moved into the village. Consisting of Salamanders and Sentinels it was designed for speed and not hitting power.
The Salamander models utilise the Griffon Mortar hull and gunners from Ork Buggies!
The Imperial Sentinels quietly stroll though the village.
The Great Gargant faces down the Imperial reconnaissance patrol.
At the end of turn one, not too much had happened... but all that was to change in the next turn. The Orks gained one morale point as they had held onto their cleanse objective.
End of Turn One
Ork Morale: 44
Imperial Morale: 45
The other detachments started to appear on the table including an Imperial Flyer detachment of Maurauder Bombers who took an instant dislike to the Great Gargant.
The other detachments started to appear on the table including an Imperial Flyer detachment of Maurauder Bombers who took an instant dislike to the Great Gargant and launched a Ground Attack against it.
An Imperial BaneBlade starts to move
Ork Heavy Bommerz close in on the Imperial BaneBlade detachment hoping to take them out, they caused quite a bit of damage.