Battle Report 3 - Tyranids vs. Shitake Craftworld Eldar
The Starcannon crew atop the bunker tensed as the rustling and
thundering sounds of motion began to escape the thick fog over
the marshy treeline. The grav platform hummed to life and the
unit of Guardians sealed their helmets, bringing an end to the
warm fog of their breath in the icy air.
They were left to hold the line against an advancing unit of
Tyranids from the Hive Fleet that the mon keigh had dubbed "Phage".
The beasts had lived up to their name. Within weeks all but the
icecaps had been subdued by swarms of Mortigaunts, Genestealers,
Carnifices, and the dreaded warlords know as Hive Tyrants with
their mutant guards.
Reports form an Alaitoc Rangers force had failed to mention the
presence of any flying beasts among them, but the forward units
reported beasts on great leathery wings that carried living guns
and vomited forth bouts of plasma that cut through flesh and armor
alike. They had come to know these as Gargoyles.
Another unit with a Starcannon had set up east of the bunker
and two Falcons flanked it, one to either side, each containing
a Farseer and a Guardian Storm Squad. Other noble Eldar warriors
waited behind the lines to counterstrike. A group of Howling Banshees
and one of Striking Scorpions waited in wave serpents, ready to
strike down the beasts with their swift fury. A squad of Warp
Spiders had been attached to them as well and they too waited
for the riposte.
The beasts had learned of a secret Eldar base established on
the polar cap. The Tyranids turned towards the base in great numbers,
but only a small army had managed to threaten the escape of the
Psyker and technicians there. The Eldar needed to slow down the
beasts to give their brothers time to escape.
On to turn 1.