29 March 2014

Operation Condor (2000 pts vs Chaos)

++++++PRIORITY:  Low
 ++TRANSMITTED: 313th Rgt. Signals
++++++RECEIVED: Trooper Holweg
 +++DESTINATION: Col. Pallidar
+++++++++++REF:  DJS-5548-201
  +++++++SUBJECT: Operation Condor AAR

Col. Pallidar,

I respectfully submit my after action review of the recently completed operation "Condor".  The mission was a success and was pushed the forces of chaos out of 70% of the area's we had intended.  Only in one zone were we not able to reach our objectives, this was due in part to cowardice in the face of battle, and the Daemon Prince that decapitated Delta Company commander and his command team.

Daemon Prince on the Charge

As I mentioned after deploying for battle the Deamon Prince flew into our line, and Cornet Pulaski apparently froze in combat. Instead of leading his men into a flanking action, he had them dress to the right and stand to.  In the following minutes he and his troopers waited until the Deamon Prince charged into his line, and cut them down to a man.  What exactly he was thinking we shall never know.  Afterwards the Daemon Prince charged into the company command team, and well sir. We won't be burying much of them Sir. Sir, if I may speak freely, I do hope that the rest of the Cavalry has a stronger fighting spirit than they did. 
Cavalry's last stand
 The Daemon was stopped at that point by the men of 2nd Squad 1st Platoon.  If Reports are true, after seeing the company commander fall, Sgt Anderson rallied his men and they poured down fire on the Daemon Prince.  The Daemon was slain moments later, and Senior Lt. Netzlin took over command.  Sir I respectfully request that Sgt Anderson be awarded the "Steal Aquila", and his troopers the "Bronze Halo" and given a 7 day pass after they have been examined for traces of taint.

Once again the Artillery of the 73rd has proved it's worth.  Basilisks were able to provide not only direct and in-direct fire, but they accurately dropped shells to within meters of friendly forces engaged with Chaos Cultists. Although a few guardsman were injured by shrapnel, the arty fire was effective in saving the squads life.
The Forces of Chaos
 Currently Delta company 313th DTR is being led by Senior Lieutenant Netzlin, 1st Platoon Commander.  He's proved his worth in holding the company together after Anderson was killed, and I recommend that he remain in place.  Whether or not he should be promoted I leave to you.

As an aside.  The detachment from the 7th Scansin performed surprisingly well for such a fresh Regiment.  Holding the right flank was not easy, and the troopers their performed admirably. Please pass my regards to their commander.

Major Thomas
1st 313th Regimental Combat Team


So last night I got my last game in prior to the release of the new "Astra Militarum" Codex.  I'll miss my IG codex, but they will always be Imperial Guard for me.  We played the following:  2000Pts,  Mission: Crusade /   Deployment: Hammer and Anvil.  The game was fun, but a bit long.  I prolly should have stuck to a 1750pt game, but I wanted to get one last "big" game in before our 'dex goes away.

As you saw above, I ended up loosing the game.  The Daemon Prince really hurt me, and so did the 3 Dreadnoughts that marched up the center of the table.  I poured as much fire as I could into them and 2 of them lived through all 5 rounds... In the end I just couldn't get my forces around the table edges fast enough to contest the objective in the middle.  That is in part my fault as I concentrated my assaulting forces in the middle, in front of 3 Dreadnoughts. 


  1. Marshal Argos, would you be so kind as to send me an email ? There's a link on my blogger profile.