As is almost customary of my Hobby Nites of late, the evening started quietly enough. I assembled yet another bastion, as well as additional bits from the last one. I was about to start on the next one when the Doc descended ... and it was dice-time from then on!
My Ravenwing was utterly crushed by Doc's Dark Eldar, who proceeded to smash every single elite 2nd Company warrior on the table - in the graceful style that only the Eldar xenos could pull off. Picking up the pieces, the Ravenwing proceeded to take revenge on Iqbal's Alpha Legion, and scored the first win for the Dark Angels in this campaign and league.
I know Jeff had 2 games too - I heard he forced a draw against Jin's Grey Knights in a pure league game, but was crushed by Faizal's IG - go Imperium!!! Arzmi was having a tough nite, as his Inquisitorial army was routed by the rampaging Orks of the Clan Iz (will someone stop this guy already?), before facing yet another defeat by Joe's World Eaters of DOOOOM! Hmmm, we need to do something to bring the Emperor's light back to this Inquisitor. Khairul's Saim Hann avenged my Ravenwing and defeated Doc's marauding Dark Eldar, while the other xenos Eldar led by Dann struck deep into enemy territory and defeated Paxter's Red Corsairs.
The Imperium was ascendant last nite, and while they only won 4 of the 7 campaign battles fought, all 4 territories captured from Minthras' horde were valuable - 2 spaceports, a manufactorum, and a power generator. The Imperium lost only 2 tiles themselves.
There were other non-campaign league action as well, and I saw Shaz's Ultramarines give Ivan's Chaos a lesson in 40k. Redeye was on hand as well (thanks for the Cokes dude). And while all this was going on, Kai sat quietly hobbying away at the main hobby table (thanks for the chicken breasts dude).
After the last battles were fought, the campaigners (and non-campaigners too) gathered around the map to see how they had influenced the fate of Arenxis Minoris. The eldar xenos took some big risks by deciding to attempt territory captures deep into enemy territory. And as the last conquest dice were rolled, Faizal's team rejoiced as key positions were wrested from Chaos! Hail the Emperor!
I lurv Hobby Nite! Can't wait for next Friday, as I know the campaigners are gearing up for all-out war!