Now my phone does not take the greatest pictures, but it does do a good job performing actual phone-like tasks. When I am on the go and without a fancy digital camera it does take blurry images where I can make out shapes that can help me remember what exactly happened turn to turn. Hopefully the pictures I created later on the computer can be a good stand in for actually being there, and give you all an idea of what happened despite not being perfect.
This particular game was played against Grey Knights, with no actual knights to speak of. My opponent instead used a bunch of Inquisitorial Retinue squads with Coteaz to make them troops. I'm a man of tradition, so I used my standard list that hasn't changed much since its creation pre-Phil Kelly rework aside from the addition of Wracks instead of Jetbikes. At 1500 points I run nothing but Raiders and Ravagers to create a theme that fits my fast and furious slave-taking playstyle. My opponent asked me what particular army I would be playing, and then proceeded to take the next half hour writing up a list. You always know that it is going to be "fun" when that happens.
I had: Archon + Incubi + Haemoculus in a Raider, Wracks + Heamonculus in a Raider, Warriors in a Raider, Warriors in a Raider, Wyches in a Raider, Ravager 3 Disintigrator, Ravager 3 Disintigrator, and a Ravager 3 Dark Lance
He had: Coteaz + Plasma Acolytes + Deamonhosts in a Chimera, Vindicare Assassin, Techmarine + Death cult Assassins + Crusaders in a Stormraven, Psykers in a Rhino, Psykers in a Rhino, Acolytes + Gun Servitors + Damn Dirty Apes, and a Dreadknight
We rolled up a random mission and deployment and got Dawn of War with Capture and Control. He asked how I felt about dawn of war and I responded with "Well if the dice gods say--" and he cut me off with a "fine." Many people are anti-DoW, so I didn't think much of it at the time, but it is in the book for a reason so why not plan for it happening a third of the time?
He won the roll to go first but chose to defer. Right away he complained that a Raider counted as a troops choice, oh boy you are a few years late for that debate. After conferring with everyone else around, and not believing until everyone told him he was wrong, he finally let me set up. I deployed a Raider of warriors on the left and a Raider with Wracks and a Haemonculus on the right behind a big circular dome/hill. He placed his Coteaz and Chimera behind a rectangular formation and his his big shooting unit of anti-tank monkeys in a ruin that he chose to fortify. Both of our objectives were in the ruins across from each other in the middle (they will appear in the pictures in later rounds when I remembered about them).
On his turn all of his stuff moved on the board, including the shunt moving Dreadknight. His shooting was ineffective due to night fight and rolling poorly, but he managed to assault my Wracks with his Techmarine and Power weapon mega squad killing them easily.
At the end of Turn 5 the Stormraven manages to kill all but 3 Wyches and my Ravager, that thing is truly a beast. We roll to see if the game continues and it does. So far so good with contesting.
On my turn 6 I boost my last Raider onto the objective. My 3 Dark Lance Ravager finally kills the stormraven, and the 3 Disintigrator Ravager kills the majority of his squad inside it.
Time to plan out what to do with all my slaves from that raid, see you next time.