Renegades had mostly been sitting in pieces in a Plano box after I'd bought them from Forgeworld oh, about five years ago. I'd assembled and painted one squad of ten, assembled and painted two Leman Russ tanks, then done up some Beagle-Boys-style penal legion troops, but there they sat, mocking me in their bare plastic and resin sadness...
Anyway, the new terrain got me cracking again and in the last two weeks I finished the Company command squad, a Commissar/Enforcer, two squads of ten Renegade troopers, and two heavy stubber teams! Cool! I reinforced the Renegade list with some Nurgle stiffening: two Blight Drones (one a recent pickup and repaint off local kijiji) and a squad of Plague Marines. The list was constructed based on the "Renegades and Heretics" list in Imperial Armour Vol. 6 - Siege of Vraks Part 2. We set up "the Big Push" - the Renegades got VPs for getting into the Guard's support trenches or exiting the table behind the Guard lines. The Guard scored for preventing this and for destroying Renegade units.
Anyhow, we called the battle shortly after this as the Renegades had penetrated the front line trenches and despite taking heavy losses, looked able to seal the victory.
Conscripts Keegan, Frederick and Kevin came over to participate in the mayhem that ensued. Here are pictures!
|Vostroyan squad with heavy bolter mans the frontline trench|
|Ogryns backed up by Leman Russ tank|
|The gorgeous new Tempestus Militarum Scions|
|Vostroyan command squad|
|Crimson Fist Marines stiffen the Imperial resistance|
|Initial dispositions - Renegades attack from the top right|
|Renegade Blight Drones|
|Renegade squad with heavy stubber|
|Renegade Death Riders!!|
|Renegade Leman Russ. Rabble advancing|
|Plague Marines vs Sentinels!|
|"When I get older I will be stronger|
They'll call me freedom, just like a wavin' flag"
|Renegades press on past knocked out Leman Russ|
|"On Vostroya, lasgun shoot YOU!!"|
Another fun game with great figures and terrain, but quite a different result. Keegan hot-rolled his way into the Astra Militarum Hall of Fame with that one, and I got a taste of what it's like to face two AV14 tanks with no lascannons. The Big Push was definitely halted.