Ash and Josh have been working hard to finish the latest edition of the Heralds of Ruin system for skirmish battles in Warhammer 40,000. In the latest round of test games, Ash’s tournament-terrorising jetbike warband Khaine’s Arrows took on an Imperial Fist contingent of Phobos- armoured Primaris marines.
Sheer speed and aggression has carried the Arrows to victory before, but with points changes leaving them a Windrider and a Ranger down, would they have the numbers? This mission features 6 objectives, which score more points the closer to your opponent’s territory they are – whereas holding your own objective scores no points at all!
The Aeldari are converted too: The Shining Spears started life as Windriders, adding spears taken from the Eternal Guard kit from Age of Sigmar, and heads from Drukhari Reavers. The Warlock Skyrunner and Exarch pilot the older mark of jetbike that Shining Spears usually ride, and it surges into battle amid a cloud of ethereal dragonflies from Malign Sorcery to represent his Distortion Field ability. The stealthy Ranger – out of place in her desert camo – is made from an Eternal Guard and a Skitarii Ranger.
The Imperial Fists were able to take a number of objectives early on, pushing closer to Eldar territory with every move. Leaving their home objective in the care of a single Ranger, the Skyrunner and Shining Spears took the fight to the marines, and things got bloody.
Swift and deadly as they are, the Craftworlders couldn’t be everywhere at once, and for every objective cleared of Imperial meddling, another was scoring big points for the Fists! Splitting up, each Aspect Warrior needed to find their mark to turn the day around. They delivered in their time of need. Wounded and battered from expert bolter drills, at the last moment the Eldar swept the biggest-scoring objectives in the centre ground and enemy territory for the win!
The finishing touches are being put on the Heralds of Ruin rules now, and we’ll be back next week with more Skirmish action!