The store I play at is having a campaign called Chrysos. In it we have and ante up territory cards and battle using 1000pt armies. Here is a brief account of how I did today.
Taibhsear Eldar vs Sisters of Battle.
The mission rolled for was meat grinder, The Sisters actually beat me for choosing sides (Devin's one die to my three!). He chose to defend. I knew I was going to have a hard time, Devin is a seasoned gamer and his Sisters have been racking up quite a few victories.
As I can't correctly remember the sequence of the battle, I'll just hit high points.
The council being the aggressive unit they are were charging gladly towards the sister's line, halting only to mindwar select units (mainly redemptor priests and veteran sisters), they also destroyed the Sister's command squad. An early missle hit from the Wraithlord immobilized their immolator (much to my relief, a highly mobile heavy flamer platform would have greatly hampered my army as they tried to keep away from it).
The Rangers were happy sniping away, whittling down Redemptionist squads, even though poor judgement caused me to place one unit outside of rifle range for the first turn.
The storm squad was charging heedlessly towards the sisters line and reached it unscathe. They aqquited themselves, cleaning up one redemptionist squad, a squad of Retributors, and that (thankfully) immobile Immolator.
It was, a heavy slaughter, but sadly the game ended on turn five, and Devin still had a squad of sisters that had hidden themselves behind a hill (always remember the mission objective).
I lost because I couldn't slaughter all those Mon-Keigh fast enough, but I was happy because I took on a very strong army that was played by an experienced player.
Devin lost all but that battle sister squad, and a lone Redemptionist priest (the little bastard actually held up my Wraithlord for two turns!). I lost my gaurdian defenders (who failed morale and were run off the board), and my vyper which was shot down by redemptionist autocannons as it darted after the hiding squad, that was it. What made me happiest was all those flamers in that army, and the sisters didn't get one chance to fire them the whole game, my guys were tricky, and hit them faster than expected. Not fast enough though, the lack of speed was what ultimately defeated me, making me unable to hunt down that last squad of sisters.
We shall prevail next time.
Mad Edric of the Taibhsear Eldar