Mission: Pitched Battle Annihilation
Guard gets first turn, Dark Eldar seize the initiative.
Company Command Section with Creed, Medic, Mortar team, Master of Ordnance, Company Standard
2 5-man Stormtrooper squads
Platoon Command Section with Chenkov, Sniper Rifle
20-man combined squad with Heavy Bolters, grenade launcher, plasma gun
20-man combined squad with Autocannons, grenade launcher, meltagun
50-man Conscript Platoon with Send in the Next Wave
Veteran Squad with Bastonne
Armored Sentinel with lascannon
Leman Russ with hull lascannon, sponson Heavy Bolters
Vanquisher with Pask, hull lascannon, sponson Heavy Bolters
Dark Eldar: The Pack and one Portal squad advanced, covered by a pair of Ravagers. Deployed the first Webway Portal, 7 Guardsmen and 2 Conscripts were killed by Disintegrator fire, Ravager Horrorfexes pinned Conscripts and Autocannon combined squad. 4 Dark Lances failed to kill the Leman Russ.
Guard: Conscripts advance, nothing else moves. Combined fire from Veterans and Heavy Bolter combined squad takes out the Pack, but the Black Jackal survives. Sentinel killed a Ravager, Archon goes down from heavy fire from the Autocannon combined squad.
Score: Dark Eldar 0, Guard 2
Dark Eldar: White Scars come on, advance towards Conscripts. 12 Guardsmen from Autocannon combined squad are wiped out from Disintegrator fire. Leman Russ immobilized by Dark Lance fire, Pasquisher is stunned. Second Webway Portal is deployed.
Guard: Conscripts and Autocannon combined squad advance, Autocannon squad claims a Ravager, Heavy Bolter combined squad claims another with a lucky plasma gun shot. Leman Russ claims six Warriors, Autocannon section claims a White Scar, Conscripts claim 6 more White Scars.
Score: Dark Eldar 0, Guard 4
Dark Eldar: Widowmakers arrive, advance towards Conscripts. Widowmakers pin Conscripts with the Succubus' Terrorfex, Portal squad claims Autocannon combined squad. Widowmakers assault Conscripts, who fail their Morale check (even with the re-roll) and are immediately wiped out (according to my opponent, a Commissar witnessing the event ordered an artillery strike on the fleeing Conscripts as a mass field execution).
Guard: First Stormtrooper squad outflanks. Heavy Bolter combined squad claims 9 Warriors from a Portal squad, massed shooting killed 8 Wyches, wiping out the Widowmakers.
Score: Dark Eldar 2, Guard 5
Dark Eldar: Dark Lances finally cause the Russ to explode, the White Scars assault the Veterans, defeating them without suffering a wound and taking four prisoners.
Guard: Massed fire finally wipes out the White Scars
Score: Dark Eldar 4, Guard 6
Dark Eldar: Dark Lances finally claim the Sentinel
Guard: Next Stormtrooper squad comes on same side as the first, Pasquisher finally wipes out the forward Portal squad
Score: Dark Eldar 5, Guard 7
Dark Eldar: Dark Lances claim weapon team from Autocannon section and Pasquisher
Guard: 1 Warrior from last Portal squad lost
Score: Dark Eldar 6, Guard 7
Dark Eldar: Dark Lances claim Autocannon section
Guard: Firebase attempts to maneuver to hit my flank
Score: Dark Eldar 7, Guard 7