Sunday, October 9, 2016

Operation Order: Death from the Skies

Often, the first warning of an attack that troops receive is the scream of jet engines as hostile aircraft pounce on them. Cowering from aerial onslaught, the defending force will be hard-pressed to stop the ground troops that follow in the flyer's wake.


Vior'la Pathfinders scout the jungles of Tulagik Major in search for Imperial Dragoons.
While the opening blows of Tulagik Major were a success for the T'au Expeditionary Force, the failure on Tulagik Minor airfield had now given Imperial forces the Air Support they would need to defend Tulagik Major.

Tulagik Major was the biggest island in the regional ocean; providing a stable launching point for any invading force landing on Yaisdra's main continents. Stakes where now high for both the Imperial Dragoons and the T'au forces on Yaisdra.


The Armies:

Imperial Forces 1250pts - Defender
T'au Empire 1250pts - Attacker

Objectives: 

D3+2 Primary Objectives. No objective may be set-up in the Attacker's deployment zone.

Deployment:

The Defender deploys first and the Attacker deploys second using the rules from the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook and the map below.

During deployment, the Attacker may only deploy units composed entirely of Infantry models, their Dedicated Transports and Flyers. The Flyers do not have to be placed in reserves abd may be deployed in the Attacker's Deployment Zone. All of the Attacker's other units must be placed in reserves.




First Turn:

The Attacker has the first turn; the Defender may seize the Initiative.

Victory Conditions:

Standard Victory Points

Primary Objective:

At the end of the game, each Primary Objective is worth 1 Victory Points to the player that controls it.

Secondary Objective:

Slay the Warlord, First Blood, Linebreaker.

Mission Special Rules:

Reserves.

Planned Asssault: All of the Attacker's units that were held in reserve must arrive at the start of the Attacker's second turn.